Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) 2016-2018 Elections Results – Congratulations!

Congratulations to the new members of the Executive Council for the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH, www.fldh.org), for 2016-2018!
From the news item on the FLDH site on the election results:
FLDH is pleased to announce the election of 16 members to its 2016-18 Executive Council in its first elections held in February 2016!

Representatives Elected by the General FLDH Membership:
With over 70% confirmation votes per candidate
Allen Romano, Florida State University
Scott French, University of Central Florida
Hélène Huet, University of Florida
Paige Morgan, University of Miami
Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida
Anne Pfister, University of North Florida
David Thomas, University of South Florida
Permanent Institutional Representatives (Chosen by FLDH members from the Institution)
Florida Humanities Council – Jennifer Snyder
Florida International University – Michael Patrick Gillespie
Florida State University – Abby Scheel
New College of Florida – Theresa Burress
Rollins College – Julian Chambliss
University of Central Florida – Mark Kamrath
University of Florida – Sophia Acord
University of Miami – Lillian Manzor
University of South Florida – Barbara Lewis

I am incredibly excited to see FLDH–begun at THATCamp-Florida as a discussion, then the convening of a group as the founding FLDH executive council and steering committee, now successfully move to this next stage of development with its first election!

As the FLDH About page explains:

Digital technologies have transformed how we seek and share information, build relationships and communities, and think about ourselves and our identities.
These interactions between human beings and the world we live in is a core interest in humanities disciplines such as history, literature and writing, philosophy, religion, art, music, and others.
The Florida Digital Humanities Consortium is a collective of institutions in the State of Florida that seeks to promote an understanding of the humanities in light of digital technologies and research.
Its mission is to provide a platform for studying and discussing digital tools, methods, and pedagogies as well as for educating teachers, faculty, and the public about the multiple, interdisciplinary ways humanities research and computing impact our world. It meets annually to identify issues of interest and to set goals for future collaboration and digital humanities research.

FLDH is progressing and growing with an ever-growing FLDH General Membership, the first official election, and new representatives elected to the executive council. This all shows the strength and growth of FLDH, and shows the potential being realized for statewide collaboration in Florida on DH!
Congratulations and thanks to all FLDH Executive Council Members for their service!
I’m excited to see what comes next, and hope to see so many new faces (and friendly known faces!) through participation in FLDH!


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