Working Groups

     In 2016 SIG membership was surveyed on five activities that the SIG might pursue. These included (1) a committee to study and further peer review mechanisms; (2) developing a list of experts; and (3) curating a collection of GeoHumanities-related syllabi. The membership is also welcome to propose new working groups and some ideas that were proposed from the 2016 survey included: creating an online forum, facilitate networking and collaboration, data curation, webinars and training opportunities, website development, and promoting involvement of membership.
     If any of the working groups below resonate with you please contact the SIG conveners.  If you have an interest in proposing a new working group. You can post to SIG members via the email listserv, at (note that you must be a list subscriber to post, but it’s easy to subscribe here.
Peer Review Working Group

This group focuses on how the SIG might support a peer review process. This may be envisioned to include: developing peer review criteria, writing a values statement, and/or creating a process by which GeoHumanities SIG members serve on a peer review panel.

Syllabi and Tutorials Working Group

Activities involve gathering existing DH or Geo-DH syllabi that support formal curricula and self-study. Including in part or in full, descriptions of coursework related to the GeoHumanities. Work also includes building a database, website or related platform to share out these works. Gathering tutorials, lectures to support the syllabi may also be included.


Develop method to create new tutorials and/or gather links to existing ones.

Experts List Working Group

Developing a list of SIG members willing to serve as consultants or mentors, or similar capacities. Which may include developing a submission form to capture individuals contact information and areas of specialization, a communication venue to gather the information.

Projects and Resources Working Group

Researching and editing new resources, projects, and tools listings, as well as enhancing the existing tagging and searching mechanism.