I’ve been the ACH representative to ADHO since summer 2021, and one of the major initiatives that ADHO has undertaken has been to rework the review criteria for the conference. … The goal of the new review criteria was to elicit constructive feedback and not just negative comments, and functionally make reviewers justify their numeric choices through their text comments.
Dombrowski breaks down the structure of a submission based on the revised criteria into four categories: disciplinary context, DH context, detailed description, and stakes. Very useful advice for anyone planning to submit a proposal for DH2024 in Arlington, VA (deadline for proposals is December 5th!).