Board Roles

Digital Medievalist has a working Board, meaning that members are expected to contribute actively to the day-to-day running of DM and its infrastructure. This is in part through active participation in regular (usually monthly) Board meetings, but also through a number of roles that require small but continual contributions throughout the year. The key posts are summarised below:

Responsible for guiding overall direction and strategic vision, in close collaboration with the rest of the Board. In practice the Director does most of the administrative work such as arranging Board meetings, setting the agenda, keeping minutes, and so on.

Deputy Director
Assists the Director particularly in the more administrative roles but also should have some strategic vision. Deputises for the Director as necessary, e.g. arranging and running Board meetings if the Director is unavailable.

Journal Editor-In-Chief
Responsible for running the journal, including overall strategy, driving the acquisition of new articles, and ensuring that the journal runs smoothly. Normally assisted by at least two Associate Editors.

Journal Associate Editors
Responsible for helping the Editor-In-Chief, particularly by taking responsibility for particular articles, ensuring their timely review, assessing their suitability for publication and other editorial decisions.

Conference Representatives
Responsible for arranging and maintaining DM’s presence at conferences through activities such as organising sponsored sessions or ‘meet and greets’. In theory there should normally be a ‘North American’ and a ‘European’ person, on the purely pragmatic basis that this means we can cover the main conferences more easily. The Representatives do not need to attend all conferences, but they should ideally be people who are often at the main conferences pretty regularly (e.g. either Leeds or Kalamazoo, at a minimum).

News Feed Admin
Responsible for the regular moderation of the News Feed. That is, checking for any posts to the news feed, and approving or rejecting them as appropriate.

DM-L Admin
As for News Feed. The list is unmoderated, but new members need to be approved, and occasionally e-mails must be approved if they have certain spam-like characteristics.

Facebook Admin
Responsible for approving new member requests, ensuring contributions are reasonable and promoting the group’s use.

Website Admin
Responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the website, including emptying out any spam and keeping static information up-to-date.

Early Stage Researchers Subcommittee liaison
Responsible for guiding the sub-committee long-term plans and activities and in keeping a direct communication channel between the two boards.

Returning officers (election committee)
Responsible for the election to the Board. See Election Procedures for more details.

The current holders of these posts are the following:

Role Current Holder (2020/21)
Director Lynn Ransom
Deputy Directors Claudia Sojer
Journal Editor-in-Chief Franz Fischer (not part of the DM-board)
Journal Associate Editors

Lisa Fagin Davis, Gustavo Riva, and Kivilcim Yavuz, joining Greta Franzini, Mike Kestemont, Daniel O’Donnell, Peter Robinson, and Virgil Granfield (Managing Editor)

Conference Co-ordinators Lisa Fagin Davis, Rose Faunce, Laura Morreale, Kivilcim Yavuz
Social Media Subcommittee Tobias Hodel (chair)
DM-L Administrators Gustavo Riva
Website Admin Tobias Hodel, Rose Faunce
Early Stage Researchers Subcommittee liaison Luise Borek
Returning Officers TBD