Association for Computers and the Humanities

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The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) is the primary international professional society for digital humanities. ACH was founded in 1978.[1] According to the official website, the organization "support[s] and disseminate[s] research and cultivate[s] a vibrant professional community through conferences, publications, and outreach activities." ACH is based in the United States, and has an international membership. ACH is a founding member of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), a co-originator of the Text Encoding Initiative,[2] and a co-sponsor of an annual conference.


ACH has been a co-sponsor of the annual Digital Humanities conference (formerly ACH/ALLC, before that International Conference on Computing in the Humanities or ICCH) since 1989. From 2006, when ADHO was founded, the larger umbrella organization is the conference's official sponsor.


  • Until 2004, Computers and the Humanities was the official journal of ACH.[3] (In 2005 it was renamed to Language Resources and Evaluation.[4])
  • The print journal most closely associated with ACH is Literary and Linguistic Computing (Oxford University Press).
  • The open-access, peer-reviewed journal of ACH is Digital Humanities Quarterly (ADHO).

Associated Organizations[edit]

ACH is joined in ADHO by:

Other related Organizations:


  1. ^ Hockey, Susan. "The History of Humanities Computing." In: A Companion to Digital Humanities, ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. [1]
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