We have the pleasure of announcing the results from the DM elections 2016.
The tally for Digital Medievalist Executive Board Elections (term 2016-2018) has been computed and released:
Digital Medievalist Executive Board Elections 2016 – Tally
As two candidates collected the same number of votes, the outgoing Board unanimously decided to co-opt a ninth member for the nearest term.
In alphabetical order the elected members of the community to the Board are:
- Alberto Campagnolo
- Franz Fischer
- Mike Kestemont
- Lynn Ransom
- Georg Vogeler
We would like to thank the other candidates for standing and providing us with an outstandingly rich choice. Thank you for your participation!
Best wishes to the new DM board, and the DM community as a whole,
Alexei and Emiliano
Election URL (accessible to the voters):
Who would you like to elect as members of the Executive Board of Digital Medievalist for the 2016-2018 term? (Candidates are listed in alphabtical order of their surnames)
Voting for the DM board 2016-2018 OPENS NOW until TUE 12 July 2016, 23:59 GMT.
To vote in the election you must be one of the subscribers to the Digital Medievalist mailing list, <dm-l at uleth.ca> (Follow <https://digitalmedievalist.wordpress.com/mailing-list/> to join). To vote, use the link and the voting token that have been sent to the email address that you have used to register to DM.
Board positions are for two year terms and incumbents may be re-elected. Members of the board are responsible for the overall direction of the organisation and leading the Digital Medievalist’s many projects and programmes. This is a working board and candidates should be willing and able to commit time to helping Digital Medievalist undertake some of its activities (such as hands on copy-editing of its journal).
Information about Digital Medievalist is available at its website. See especially:
If you have not received your voting link and token, please, email the returning officers directly at alexei.lavrentev [at] ens-lyon.fr or emiliano.degli.innocenti [at] gmail.com.
2016-2018 CANDIDATES (in alphabetical order by surname):
I’m a trained medievalist with a specialisation in historical auxiliary sciences. I did my PhD on late medieval tax administration records and my habilitation on the use of the charters of Emperor Frederic II in Italy.
Meanwhile I got intreagued with digital methods, started the Charters Encoding Initiative (http://www.cei.lmu.de), contributed to the technical development of largest charter portal monasterium.net (http://www.monasterium.net, http://github.com/icaruseu/mom-ca), became member of the Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik (http://www.i-d-e.de) and engaged in other fields of digital methods in medieval studies. Finally I ended up as chair for Digital Humanities at the Centre for Information Modelling at Graz University and member of the board of the digital medievalist. In the DM board I try to support those in the front line from the background. If reelected this would not change. But I would hope and try to put effort into, that the DM community can broaden its self perception from people being subscribed to a mailing list to enthusiasts of digital tools applied to medieval studies who are engaged in lots of activities: social media, scholarly publications, conferences, research projects.
Lynn Ransom is the Curator of Programs at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscripts Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Since 2008, she has directed the Schoenberg Database for Manuscripts, which is currently being redeveloped into an online, user-driven, community-maintained tool for the study of the movement of manuscripts across time and geography. She has also been the primary organizer for the Annual Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age since 2008. Prior to coming to Penn, Dr. Ransom has held curatorial and research positions at the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore and at the Index of Christian Art at Princeton University. She received her PhD in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in 13th-century French manuscript illumination in 2001. She has published on the role of imagery in devotional practice from the 13th to the 16th century.