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.


Associated Organizations

ACH is joined in ADHO by:

Other related Organizations:


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  2. ^ "TEI: History". Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Computers and the Humanities". JSTOR. Retrieved October 23, 2019.