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Bylaws

Table of Contents
Article I – Name, Mission, Office, and Membership
Article II: Purposes
Article III: Membership and Dues
Article IV: Meetings of the Members
Article V: Directors
Article VI: Officers and Duties
Article VII: Meetings of Directors
Article VIII: Amendments
Article IX: Parliamentary Authority


Article I – Name, Mission, Office, and Membership

    1. The name of the Corporation shall be the Digital Art History Society Inc., (hereinafter “DAHS”), and it shall be established in 2018.

It is the mission of the Digital Art History Society to foster and support the practice and publication of art historical scholarship incorporating and benefiting from digital and computational strategies and technologies, and, to this end, connects scholars interested in digital and computational methods across disciplines and institutional settings.

The office of the DAHS shall be maintained at such place or places as the Board of Directors shall from time to time determine.

All members of the DAHS and all members of the Board of Directors shall be active in the digital humanities, the field of art history, or related professional areas.

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Article II: Purposes

    1. Foster and support the practice and publication of art historical scholarship incorporating and benefitting from digital strategies and technologies.
    2. Provide a forum for presenting and advancing new approaches to digital art history; for examining problems that confront the field; and for identifying scholarly needs and opportunities to its members.
    3. Connect scholars interested in digital and computational methods across disciplines, including, but not limited to, art history, computer science, and engineering.

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Article III: Membership and Dues

    1. The Corporation shall invite individual membership with such rights and privileges as the Board of Directors may designate. The Board of Directors shall set the budget for the organization, and oversee fiscal affairs.
    2. The Board of Directors shall consist of the following offices, the responsibilities of which are given in Article VI. Together they constitute the Executive Committee.:
      1. President
      2. Vice-President for Programming
      3. Vice-President for Publications
      4. Vice-President for Membership
      5. Vice President for Interdisciplinary Outreach
      6. Treasurer
    3. All persons interested in the mission and purposes of the Corporation are eligible for Individual Membership.
    4. Any person shall, upon application and payment of dues, become a member of the Corporation. Active members shall have the right to vote and hold office in the Corporation.
    5. All Individual Members shall be provided with notice of any meetings of the Corporation, as described below in Article IV, items D and G.
    6. Dues are due annually on July 1, which shall constitute the beginning of the Fiscal Year of the DAHS, which shall run until the following June 30.
    7. Upon its dissolution, the assets of DAHS shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Article IV: Meetings of the Members

    1. The Corporation shall meet at least annually at the national conference of the College Art Association to present a scholarly session, a business meeting (or other CAA-accepted format that promotes useful exchange of ideas among the members), and a meeting of the Board of Directors.
    2. The purpose of the Annual Business Meeting is to transact such business as may come before the Meeting and to elect new Directors to the Board.
    3. Active Members may propose resolutions for consideration by the Board or DAHS at the Annual Business Meeting. Any such proposals must: (i) be received by the President of the Board no later than eighty (80) days prior to the Annual Business Meeting; (ii) be in proper parliamentary form; (iii) be signed by at least five (5) Active Members of the Corporation in good standing; (iv) be no more than three hundred (300) words in length; and (v) deal with matters relating to the purposes of the DAHS. The Board may also propose matters for consideration at the Annual Business Meeting.
    4. The Notice of the Annual Business Meeting shall be sent by electronic mail, to all members at least sixty (60) days prior to the date designated for the Annual Business Meeting. The Notice will include the date, time, and place of the Annual Meeting, the names of and other information regarding candidates for the Board of Directors, and of any resolutions or other matters to be considered at the Annual Meeting.
    5. At the Annual Business Meeting, the President shall determine the order in which resolutions or other matters may be considered. As the President may deem appropriate, resolutions from the floor may, but are not required, be considered at the Annual Business Meeting.
    6. At the Annual Business Meeting, Active Members, whether present in person or by proxy, may, by majority vote, adopt such resolutions or act on such other business of the Corporation as may properly come before the Meeting.
    7. Special Meetings of DAHS may be called for any purpose and for any reason by: (i) resolution of the Board of Directors; (ii) majority vote of the Executive Committee; or (iii) written request of ten (10) percent of the Active Members. In the event of such request, it shall be the duty of the President to call such a Special Meeting at such time and place as the President may fix, not less than two (2) months nor more than three (3) months after the receipt of said request. If the President neglects or refuses to issue such call within ten (10) business days of such receipt, any member making the request may issue the call, specifying therein the time and place of the meeting. The President shall send out a Notice of Special Meeting, in any format as selected by the Board, with the date, time, and place of the meeting and of the resolution or other matters to be considered at the Special Meeting. No business shall be transacted at a Special Meeting except such as shall be specified in the Notice thereof, or matters germane thereto.
    8. Each member entitled to vote shall be entitled at every meeting of the DAHS to cast one vote on any resolution, in any election or on any subject that is before the meeting. Such vote may be cast in person.
    9. A quorum for the annual business meeting shall consist of at least ten percent of the general membership, present in person or by proxy, and at least 60 percent of the Board of Directors, present in person or by proxy, and for special meetings of DAHS of at least 60 percent of the executive committee and 60 percent of the Board of Directors in person or by proxy.

Article V: Directors

    1. The property and offices of the DAHS shall be managed by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may delegate their power and authority, at their discretion, at any time or from time to time, to such committees as may be appointed by the Board of Directors at any one or more of their meetings.
    2. An initial Board of Directors will form the DAHS, following which, approximately a year after its first official meeting, a Board of up to nine members will be elected by the membership. In subsequent years, up to three new directors will be elected at each annual meeting.
    3. The Board shall consist of between nine and fifteen directors, inclusive of the officers of the Executive Committee, and the Past President (for one year following the completion of their term).
    4. The Directors shall be empowered to fill any and all vacancies as may occur on the Board of Directors.
    5. Unless elected as an officer by other Directors, each Director shall serve a three-year term.
    6. Directors shall be elected at the Annual Meeting of the Corporation or at a special meeting called by the Board of Directors and shall serve until their successors are duly elected and assume office.
    7. Directors begin their term on July 1 following their election.
    8. Directors may be removed by a two-thirds majority of a quorum of participants in the annual meeting or a special meeting of DAHS.

Article VI: Officers and Duties

    1. The officers of the Corporation are the President, the Vice President for Programming, Vice-President for Publications, Vice President for Membership, Vice-President for Inerdisciplinary Outreach, the Treasurer, and the President-Elect, who may be an Elected Officer other than the President. Together they constitute the Executive Committee. Officers shall be elected by the Board of Directors from among the pool of sitting Directors. Officers shall be eligible for reelection to one successive term at the conclusion of their two-year position.
    2. The President, who shall serve a two-year term, and who shall be eligible for reelection to one successive term, by vote of the Board of Directors, shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors. The President shall appoint all committees. The President shall have the power to appoint on a temporary, limited basis any director of the Corporation to perform the duties of the President.
    3. The Vice Presidents, who shall serve a two-year term, and who shall be eligible for reelection to one successive term, by vote of the Board of Directors, shall perform such duties as may be determined by the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee. The President-Elect shall perform such duties as the President or the Board of Directors may assign to him or her.
    4. The Treasurer, who shall serve a two-year term, and who shall be eligible for reelection to one successive term, by vote of the Board of Directors, shall collect and have custody of the funds and securities of the Corporation and shall hold in a custodial or fiduciary capacity any other funds as directed by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall keep or cause to be kept complete and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements of the Corporation, and shall deposit all moneys and other valuable effects of the Corporation in the name and to the credit of the Corporation in such banks or depositories as the Board may designate. Whenever required by the Board, the Treasurer shall render a statement of the accounts. He or she shall at all reasonable times exhibit the books and accounts to any officer or Director of the Corporation, and shall perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as shall from time to time be assigned to him or her by the Board. Annually, at a meeting of the Board, the Treasurer shall present a report showing in appropriate detail: (i) the assets and liabilities of the DAHS as of a twelve (12)-month fiscal period terminating not more than six (6) months prior to the meeting; (ii) the principal changes in assets and liabilities during that fiscal period; (iii) the revenues or receipts of the DAHS, both unrestricted and restricted to particular purposes, for that fiscal period; and (iv) the expenses or disbursements of the Corporation, for both general and restricted purposes, during said fiscal period. The report shall be filed with the minutes of the meeting of the Board. The report to the Board may consist of a verified or certified copy of any report by the Corporation to the Internal Revenue Service that includes the information herein above specified.
    5. The Vice President for Membership the Corporation, who shall serve a two-year term, and who shall be eligible for reelection to one successive term, by vote of the Board of Directors, will work in close consultation with the Treasurer to coordinate active membership lists. Members will update their information on the website, supervised by the Membership Coordinator.
    6. The Vice President for Programming for the Corporation, who shall serve a two-year term, and who shall be eligible for reelection to one successive term, by vote of the Board of Directors, will work in close consultation with the President to determine, coordinate, and administer the Corporation’s conference sessions at the College Art Association annual conference.
    7. The Vice President for Publications, who shall serve a two-year term, and who shall be eligible for reelection to one successive term, by vote of the Board of Directors, will work in close consultation with the President to coordinate the management of the Corporation’s website.
    8. Vice President for Interdisciplinary Outreach, who shall serve a two-year term, and who shall be eligible for reelection to one successive term, by vote of the Board of Directors, will work in close consultation with the President to ensure active engagement by members with different disciplinary backgrounds in the Corporation.
    9. In the absence of the President, his or her duties shall devolve upon (i) the President-Elect, if there is a President-Elect at such time; (ii) the Vice President for Programming, (iii) the Vice President for Membership, (iv) the Vie President for Publications, (v) Vice President for Interdisciplinary Outreach or, (vi) the Treasurer, and, should circumstances demand, next upon the longest-serving officer. In the event of the President’s resignation or death, the order of succession shall be as provided in the preceding sentence.

Article VII: Meetings of Directors

    1. An annual meeting of the directors shall be held during the annual meeting of the CAA.
    2. Notice of the annual meeting of the directors shall be given to each director at least five days prior to the meeting.
    3. Special meetings of the directors for any purpose or purposes may be called by the President and shall be called by the President at the request, in writing, of any six directors.
    4. Notice of any special meeting of the directors, stating the time, place and object thereof, shall be given to each of the directors at least three days before such meeting.
    5. Annual meetings of the directors shall be held at such place as may be designated by the President, or failing such designation by the President, at such other place as may be designated by a majority of the directors. Special meetings of the directors may be held at such time and place as shall be stated in the notice of the meeting or in the duly executed waiver of notice hereof.
    6. Whenever notice is required to be given to a director, such notice may be given either personally, by mail, telephone, email or fax.
    7. Whenever any notice is required to be given to a director, a waiver thereof given by the director who is entitled to such notice, whether given before or after the time at which the meeting is held or to be held, shall be deemed the equivalent of such notice. Any such waiver may be written or oral.
    8. In all matters pertaining to the affairs of the Corporation, the directors shall act by resolution of a majority of those directors present at a meeting of the Board of Directors. The presence of 60 percent or more of the directors shall be deemed to constitute a quorum at any such meeting. A meeting of the directors may be duly held by the attendance thereat in person of the directors or by telephone or electronic means, and any director who shall participate in such meeting either personally or by telephone, or electronic means shall be deemed to have been present thereat and shall be counted in the determination of the quorum.

Article VIII: Amendments

  1. These bylaws may be amended from time to time or at any time at a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors or the Annual Meeting of the membership by a majority of vote of the established quorum of participants.

Article IX: Parliamentary Authority

  1. All matters not covered by these bylaws shall be governed by Roberts Rules of Order.

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Welcome to the homepage for the Digital Art History Society or DAHS. We’re 
delighted you’re here, and we hope that this space will be a hub for 
you in discovering new digital projects, brainstorming ideas of your 
own, and sharing in a community of like-minded art historians and 
conservators.

The DAHS fosters and supports the practice and publication of art
historical scholarship incorporating and benefitting from digital
strategies and technologies by providing a forum for presenting and
advancing digital art history, examining problems confronting the
field, and identifying scholarly needs and opportunities to its
members.

Officers

Anne Collins Goodyear, Bowdoin College Museum of Art (President)

Deena Engel, New York University (VP for Outreach)

Pamela Fletcher, Bowdoin College (VP for Programming)

Meredith Gill, University of Maryland (VP for Membership)

Anne Helmreich, Getty Research Institute (Treasurer)

Jennifer Henel, Independent Developer (VP for Communications)

Paul Jaskot, WIRED! Lab, Duke University (VP for Membership & Programming)