Bylaws of the Postgrad Committee

Organization and responsibilities

  • The members of the Postgraduate Committee will participate in outreach and scholarly research (e.g., podcasting, social media, conference presentations and panels) independent from the DM Board’s activities, with a particular focus on engaging other postgraduate and early-career digital medievalists.
  • Members will meet regularly as a group (quarterly at a minimum). These meetings may take place remotely via video calls or text-only chats.
  • At least one committee member will attend every DM Board meeting. If scheduling issues make this impossible, a member of the Committee will follow up with the Board member responsible for interfacing with the Committee to discuss the outcome of the meeting. 
  • Active participation in Committee meetings and activities is required throughout the member’s term. Sustained lack of participation may result in the termination of the member’s position, as determined by the Committee. 

Term and Structure

  • The Postgraduate Committee must consist of no fewer than 6 and no more than 9 members at any time. Should the membership fall below the minimum requirement, a grace period of 6 months is granted in order to reinstate the Postgraduate Committee in accordance with the requirements for its operation. 
  • Members will serve on the Committee for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 years.
  • Committee members may resign at any time but are to give notice of at least three months. If they are able to do so, they should name a successor to their position in their resignation. 


  • The Postgraduate Committee maintains the ability to constitute itself; current members may discuss, internally vote, and accept new members without running a formal election process.
  • Postgraduate Committee members must be members of DM.
  • Postgraduate Committee members must be currently enrolled in or recent graduates of a postgraduate program, including Master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as professional programs such as library and information science. Prospective members may also apply if they intend to begin graduate studies within two years.
  • Vacant positions/openings are publicly announced via the DM mailing list.
  • Parties interested in joining the Postgraduate Committee should write to the current Committee members with a short paragraph expressing their interest in joining the committee and, if relevant, their previous experiences with digital medieval studies. They may do so by first contacting an individual committee member who will forward the application to the committee or by addressing the committee directly via its shared email address (
  • Applications will be reviewed by the current Postgraduate Committee with the assistance of the Executive Board.
  • Applicants will be informed within two months. Once confirmed, new members will be publicly announced through the DM mailing list.
  • If there are not enough seats on the Committee to accept (a) new member(s), the Committee will maintain a waiting list.