State Library of New South Wales (Partner)
The State Library of NSW is the premier library for the people of NSW. Its peers are the world’s great libraries, those that tell of the development of our societies and the unfolding stories of humanity. The Library’s extraordinary collections document the heritage of Australia and Oceania and are one of the State’s most valuable assets. By building, preserving and delivering its collections, including today’s born digital materials, the Library enables Australians to interrogate our past and imagine our future.
As a developing centre of digital excellence, the Library engages online across NSW, Australia and globally. Its collections are increasingly delivered digitally for all to use and repurpose, providing depth for the researcher and stimulus to the creative industries. Free access to online journals, databases and learning materials is provided throughout the state.
At its heritage home on Macquarie Street at the heart of Sydney, the Library is a knowledge landmark, a pre-eminent cultural destination which attracts scholars, students and visitors who can read, converse, learn, visit exhibitions or enjoy events. Mirrored online, the services and spaces for study, learning, exhibitions, events and encounter are friendly and stimulating.
Gale Cengage Learning (Gold Sponsor)
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its authoritative reference content, its intelligent organisation of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, and its global programme in digitising historical primary sources, the company creates and maintains more than 600 databases that are published online, in print, as e-Books and in microform. Major online products include digital collections such as Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Nineteenth Century Collections Online, The Making of the Modern World, and theNational Geographic Virtual Library. New releases for 2014 include: Chatham House Online, State Papers Online, 1714 – 1782, Part 1, and four exciting additions to Nineteenth Century Collections Online ‒ Children’s Literature & Childhood; Mapping the World: Maps &Travel Literature; Religion, Spirituality, Reform & Society; and Science, Technology & Medicine, 1785 – 1925, Part 2.
In an exciting development for Humanities scholarship Gale has recently announced that it will make the content of its historical primary source digital collections available to researchers for text and data mining. Under this new programme content from Gale’s digital collections will be made available to Libraries which have acquired the digital collection concerned. The content will be provided to the Library on a separate hard drive consisting of the XML-encoded metadata for that Collection, which is a format that is compatible with interoperable harvesting of the content by Digital Humanities researchers.
ProQuest (Bronze Sponsor & Conference Dinner)
ProQuest® connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections, and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create, and manage information. The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students, and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, EBL® ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, RefWorks Flow™, Pivot™, and Intota®, a new library services platform.
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
ADHO is an umbrella organisation whose goals are to promote and support digital research and teaching across arts and humanities disciplines, drawing together humanists engaged in digital and computer-assisted research, teaching, creation, dissemination, and beyond, in all areas reflected by its diverse membership. ADHO supports initiatives for publication, presentation, collaboration, and training; recognises and supports excellence in these endeavours; and acts as an community-based consultative and advisory force.
ADHO embraces and coordinates activity across its constituent organisations: the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH, founded in 1978 as the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing), the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH, founded in 1973), the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH / SCHN, founded in 1986 as the Consortium for Computers in the Humanities / Consortium pour ordinateurs en sciences humaines),centerNet, the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH), and the Japanese Association for Digital Humanites (JADH).
Anthem Press is an independent academic, professional and trade publishing house based in London, with a strong international focus. Anthem’s publications focus on new scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, encompassing academic research, professional and educational resources, and serious non-fiction. The Anthem Scholarship in the Digital Age book series investigates the global impact of technology and computing on knowledge and society. Tracing transformations in communication, learning and research, the groundbreaking titles in this series demonstrate the far-reaching effects of the digital revolution across disciplines, cultures and languages.
The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities
The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities Inc (aaDH) was formed in March 2011, with the support of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, to strengthen the digital humanities research community in Australia and New Zealand. aaDH is a Constituent Organisation of the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO). The professional association acts to support and extend links between digital humanities researchers, improve professional development opportunities and provide international leverage for local projects and initiatives. aaDH organises the Digital Humanities Australasia conference every two years and provides a range of other opportunities for fostering understanding of digital technologies in the humanities.
Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres
The Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC) is a network for groups engaged in Humanities-based research. It aims to connect Humanities researchers and centres, both within the Australasian region and internationally, and to promote relationships with cultural institutions and sector representative bodies in the wider community. It provides a virtual and physical hub for information about research opportunities and events, and seeks to strengthen the public profile of research in the Humanities.
The Australian Academy of the Humanities
The Australian Academy of the Humanities advances knowledge of, and the pursuit of excellence in, the humanities in Australia for the benefit of the nation.
Established by Royal Charter in 1969, the Academy is constituted by a body of more than 500 elected Fellows who are leaders and experts in the broad disciplinary groups which share a common and central concern with human behaviour and culture including: Archaeology; Asian Studies; Classical Studies; Cultural and Communication Studies; English; European Languages and Cultures; History; Linguistics; Philosophy and the History of Ideas; Religion; and The Arts.
The Academy embraces new and emerging fields in the humanities. It also promotes the crucial role of the humanities in interdisciplinary collaboration, for the key challenges and opportunities facing Australia in the twenty-first century are not merely technical or economic in nature, but are deeply embedded in our society and culture. The Academy acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land and recognises the significance of research that furthers the understanding of their cultures, past and present.
CAA Australia is a National Chapter of the Computer Applications and Qualitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) international organisation. CAA brings together archaeologists, mathematicians and computer scientists. Its aims are to encourage communication between these disciplines, to provide a survey of present work in the field and to stimulate discussion and future progress.
centerNet is an international network of digital humanities centres formed for cooperative and collaborative action to benefit digital humanities and allied fields in general, and centres as humanities cyberinfrastructure in particular. Anchored by its new publication DHCommons, centerNet enables individual DH centres to network internationally — sharing and building on projects, tools, staff, and expertise. Through initiatives such as Day(s) of DH and Resources for Starting and Sustaining DH Centres, centerNet provides a virtual DH centre for isolated DH projects and platform for educating the broader scholarly community about Digital Humanities.
The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Established in 2004, the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) promotes and provides advocacy services for the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) in Australia. CHASS serves as a coordinating forum for teachers, researchers, professionals and practitioners in the HASS sector. Supporting more than 85 member organisations in their relationships with policy makers and the broader community, CHASS is an important network for knowledge and skills. CHASS provides a strong voice to the sector and helps members to contribute to public debate through programs for knowledge exchange and media awareness. CHASS organises the National Forum every year, providing an opportunity for academics, artists, practitioners and policy makers to meet, share ideas and promote HASS understanding and knowledge. Awarded at the CHASS National Forum Dinner, the CHASS Australia Prizes are designed to honour distinguished achievements by Australians working, studying or training in the HASS areas and are intended to draw international attention to Australia’s achievements in HASS.