The annual DHAwards are a community-driven event meant to celebrate the diversity of work that happens every year under the banner of ‘digital humanities’. There is a wide variety of work falling under several different categories. This year, we had four MA students and 1 BA student nominated, our best showing ever. Well done everyone! Being nominated for an award is a recognition of the innovative work that we do around here.
Yesterday evening, the winners were announced. We are extremely pleased and proud to say that Chantal Brousseau’s course blog from HIST3000 Introduction to Digital Archaeology was nominated in the category of ‘Best Exploration of DH Failure/Limitations’ and… it won!
Critically examining what works (or not) and why, along with the implications for what we can know, is a key aspect of what makes digital work in history and the humanities more broadly what it is; extremely strong pieces from faculty in the US and from various journals were also up for consideration in this category this year. Chantal’s thoughtful examination of her own work in the context of the broader historiography was powerful and persuasive. Congratulations Chantal!