¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 This report is the result of a workshop on professionalization in digital humanities centers called, “Off the Tracks—Laying New Lines for Digital Humanities Scholars” held on January 20th and 21st, 2011. This workshop addressed the rapidly emerging phenomenon of alternative academic careers among the hybrid scholar-programmers now staffing many DH centers. Such staff members are not well accounted for by the normative division between the “research” usually associated with faculty positions and the “service” usually associated with staff. As a result, career trajectories and methods for their professional development are unclear. Supported by a Digital Humanities Level 1 Start Up grant granted by the National Endowment for the Humanities and hosted by The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), Tanya Clement and Doug Reside led the workshop with the below participants to create these recommendations for establishing career paths within digital humanities centers.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 We are pleased to host an open discussion of “Off the Tracks: Laying New Lines for Digital Humanities Scholars.” Much thanks goes to the participants for sharing their time and experience with this project.
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Associate Director, Digital Cultures and Creativity, University of Maryland, College Park
CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow and Emerging Technologies Librarian at Emory University
Director, Women Writers Project within the Center for Digital Scholarship, Brown University Libraries.
Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, University of Maryland, College Park and the Co-chair of centerNet, an international network of digital humanities centers.
Co-Director, Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, Loyola University Chicago
Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and Director, Digital Cultures and Creativity, University of Maryland, College Park
Director, Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities, Indiana University, Bloomington
Associate Director, Nineteenth Century Scholarship Online (NINES); Co-
Director, CHATlab, Miami University
Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, College of
Communication and Information, Florida State University
Director, Digital Humanities Initiative, University of South Carolina
Director of Digital Research and Scholarship (Scholar’s Lab), UVa Library
and Associate Director, Scholarly Communication Institute
Associate Director of Research and Manager of Digital Services, Modern
Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities,
University of Maryland, College Park
Managing Director of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University
Associate Librarian for Information Management, Dartmouth College Library
Co-Director, Center for Public History and Digital Humanities, Cleveland State University
Dean, Graduate School of Library and Information Science;
Director, Illinois Informatics Institute; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Co-Director, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of