Call for submission to the Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize

DHd feels very honoured that the ADHO Awards Committee has judged its proposal for awarding the Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize at DHd 2016 to be the single best proposal. Given the large and varied community which will be present at DHd 2016, DHd is also very happy that it has been granted the possibility to award not only one but two Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prizes.

Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen, the late EADH chair (2009-2012), attended a good number of conferences, not only in the digital humanities per se, but also in other disciplines. She was invariably interested in and encouraging of young scholars in particular, and she also spent a great deal of time in informal conversation with a wide range of colleagues. The prize has been created by ADHO to honour Lisa Lena's enormous contribution to the digital humanities both as a researcher and as a leader after she had passed away in Helsinki on Feb. 2, 2013 after a long illness.

A winner of a Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize must be a student, graduate student, or a postdoctoral researcher who has contributed in a significant way to scholarship at a humanities conference using digital technology essentially. She or he cannot be a scholar with an academic position, whether tenured or untenured. Further, previous winners of the Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize are not eligible.

Each prize is worth € 500. The winners are selected within the contributors to the DHd 2016 conference. Papers, poster, software demonstrations, and other scholarly contributions will be considered.

Any scholar who (a) is eligible according to the formal criteria set out for the prize by ADHO, and who (b) has a paper, poster or panel contribution accepted at the DHd 2016 conference and has handed in their final paper proposal for publication on the conference website, is herewith invited to submit the final version of their accepted proposal for consideration for the Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize via ConfTool not later than the 17th of February 2016.

The two price winners will be selected by a committee composed of two members of the ADHO awards committee, two members of the steering board of DHd and two members of this year's programme comittee. All nominated contributions will, in a first step, be assessed based on the scores and remarks from the single-blind peer-review process, with a special view to their innovative use of digital technology for research in the humanities. A shortlist of six contributions will be established, with gender balance and diversity carefully taken into account. The authors of shortlisted contributions will, in a second step, be asked to provide a curriculum vitae and their contributions will be assessed a second time by the members of the selection committee.

The two winners of the Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize will be notified the 2nd of March 2016 at the latest. Both prizes will be awarded during a prize allocation ceremony on Wednesday 9th of March 2016 which is followed by a reception, partly sponsored by ADHO.