The rubric "Digital Humanities" has broadened and grown substantially in recent years to encompass an ever-widening range of practices including software for textual analysis, visualization, analysis of new media, multimedia publications, and collaborative research conducted via the internet. This CHCI Network, launched in 2012, is intended for member organizations that are either engaged with digital humanities or interested in developing an approach to the area.
Among other projects, CHCI is developing a program-focused relationship with our affiliate consortium, centerNet, which began at our 2011 Annual Meeting at the University of Toronto's Jackman Humanities Institute. CHCI, centerNet, and the University of Western Sydney have collaborated to create a pre-conference called the New Scholars Seminar (NSS) at the DH2015 conference at the University of Western Sydney. Following an application process and evaluation of proposals by a joint CHCI-centerNet-UWS committee, 13 early-career digital scholars were chosen to participate in the NSS and share their digital work in an "unconference"-style workshop, 29-30 June 2015. The collaboration continued in 2016 with a second New Scholars Seminar at DH 2016 in Kraków, Poland, on July 10.
Meetings of the Digital Humanities Network have been a feature of CHCI's Annual Meetings since our 2011 program at the University of Toronto's Jackman Humanities Institute. A meeting of the Initiative took place on 25 April 2013 at our Annual Meeting at the University of Kansas, Humanities, Publics, and the State, on 7 June 2014 at our Annual Meeting at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Performative Humanities, and on 6 June 2015 at our Annual Meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Humanities by the Numbers.