aaDH 2021 Code of Conduct

The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH) organises its bi-annual conference for the benefit of its members and for the advancement of research and scholarship in the variety of disciplines and professions they represent. As a member of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO) it has a commitment to the creation of a more diverse, welcoming, and inclusive global community of digital humanities scholars and practitioners. In this spirit, DHA2021 is dedicated to the creation of a safe, respectful, and collegial conference experience for all attendees. We hope this year’s conference will focus on how digital technologies can not only create connections but support diversity, creativity, community building, wellbeing and resilience in a world of rapidly evolving challenges.

Open, critically-engaged, and often challenging discourse is expected to flourish at our conference. Participants are encouraged to respect and celebrate cultural and linguistic differences, and to be mindful of the international nature of our community in preparing presentations and engaging in conversation. There is no place at DHA2021 for harassment or intimidation based on race, religion, ethnicity, language, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or cognitive ability, age, appearance, or other group status. Unsolicited physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and bullying behaviour are likewise unacceptable.

If you have been made to feel unsafe or unwelcome, please contact one of the representatives listed below for assistance. Be assured that your concerns will be heard confidentially and they will support you to determine the best course of action.

Sydney Shep sydney.shep@vuw.ac.nz
Tully Barnett tully.barnett@flinders.edu.au
Rachel Hendery r.hendery@westernsydney.edu.au
Donald Matheson donald.matheson@canterbury.ac.nz
Chris Thomson christopher.thomson@canterbury.ac.nz

(Based on the ADHO Conference code of conduct)