People

Governance
Membership

The Digital Humanities Initiative at Buffalo (DHIB) aims to be
an integral part of the wider University at Buffalo community. As such,
it expects that the products of research sponsored by DHIB will be made
accessible to this community and that the majority of the events it
hosts will be open both to the university community and to the
communities the university serves. At the same time, DHIB recognizes
that in order to function effectively, its resources must be carefully
directed to digital humanities projects closely aligned with its
mission. It, therefore, recognizes four categories of membership, full,
student, visiting, and affiliate, and accords those holding memberships
important privileges, in particular with respect to access to DHIB
funds and use of DHIB resources to gain external funding.

Only University at Buffalo regular tenure-line faculty in the
humanities and related areas (including those holding tenure lines in
the libraries) are eligible for full membership. Eligible faculty may
become full members by actively participating in DHIB activities and in
the management of DHIB in appropriate ways, including serving on DHIB
committees and assisting in the organization of DHIB events. Only full
members are eligible to be funded directly by DHIB. It is expected that
full members applying for outside funding for digital humanities
projects will allocate a portion of any funding they receive to DHIB to
assist in its operations.

Graduate students at the University at Buffalo working in the
humanities and related areas are eligible to become student members.
Eligible students may attain membership by actively participating in
DHIB activities. While students members cannot be directly funded by
DHIB, they may participate in its governance.

Scholars not affiliated with the University at Buffalo with
research interests in the digital humanities may apply to become
visiting members for a limited term. Under normal circumstances, it
will be expected that visiting members will either collaborate with
full members or will be making use of digital humanities resources
available at the University at Buffalo. Visiting members will be given
appropriate access to DHIB resources, including computing facilities
and office space, if available.

Scholars not affiliated at the University at Buffalo working
with full members on digital humanities projects may apply for
affiliate membership. Affiliate membership is intended to facilitate
collaborative efforts between University at Buffalo researchers and
researchers at other institutions, in particular with respect to
gaining external funding. The presence of an affiliate member in DHIB
from a given institution will normally be seen as a prerequisite to
establishing a formal affiliation between DHIB and that institution.