This past week, Global Outlook::Digital Humanities held the election for its first elected executive (the founding executive was self-appointed).
Interest in the election was very strong. There were twenty candidates for eight positions and, with well over 100 ballots cast, approximately 1/3 of the membership voted.
Under GO::DH's new bylaws, the Executive will has eight elected members. Beginning in 2015, half these positions will come up for election each year. For this first year, all positions were up for election, which half the successful candidates being appointed to a one year term and half to a two year term. Whether candidates were elected to a one or two year term depended on the preference they stated in confirming their nomination and their score in the election.
- Maria Clara Paixão de Sousa
- Øyvind Eide
- Elena González-Blanco García
- Elika Ortega
- Barbara Bordalejo
- Domenico Fiormonte
- Alex Gil
- Daniel O'Donnell
Great thanks is due to the nominating/returning committee (Mia Angelica Alcatara Santiago, Ernesto Priego, and Roopika Risam), and the candidates who allowed their names to stand, and the outgoing GO::DH executive, who both wrote the bylaws that now take effect and helped smooth out the inevitable roughness that accompanies a first election.
The new executive will take office as soon as we can get the mailing list changed.