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CFParticipation: DH Awards 2016 Voting

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 14:00

From the post:

Please vote for the following resources from 2016 in the DH Awards 2016. Have a look over the resources in each category and then fill out the form linked to at the bottom of the page in order to vote. For frequently asked questions please see http://dhawards.org/dhawards2016/faqs2016/ for more information. We are sorry if your nominated resource wasn’t passed by the committee, all decisions are final once voting opens. If there are errors in your link or title please email james at dhawards.org and we will correct these.

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CFP: Women’s History in the Digital World

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:30

From the CFP:

The Women’s History in the Digital World conference brings together historians, archivists, curators, digital humanists and more to present on their work, network and collaborate on current and future projects at the intersection of women’s history and digital scholarship. If you would like to propose a paper reflecting on your current research, teaching, curation or technical development of women’s history please follow the guidelines below. All time periods and global regions are considered. This is a chance to gain feedback on your work at various stages of development and students, academics, information and library professionals and independent scholars are all welcome to apply.

Read full CFP here.

CFParticipation: First 3 Chapters of Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation for Comment

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:00

From the post:

As I mentioned in December, I’m working on a book called The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation for Johns Hopkins University Press. For an overview of the book go read that post. At this point I have a full working rough draft of the book together and I’m getting to a point where it could really benefit from readers input and insights. To that end, I’m posting drafts of the first three chapters up as Google Docs which you should be able to comment on and suggest edits to. When I’ve posted drafts of essays like this in the past I’ve received fantastic comments that has helped me refine both my writing and my thinking. So now we will see if the same kind of thing works for a book.

Read full CFP here.

Editors’ Choice: What We Talk About When We Talk About Digital Humanities

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:00

The first day of Alan Liu’s Introduction to the Digital Humanities seminar opens with a provocation. At one end of the projection screen is the word DIGITAL and at the other HUMAN. Within the space they circumscribe, we organize and re-organize familiar terms from media studies: media, communication, information, and technology. What happens to these terms when they are modified by DIGITAL or HUMAN? What happens when they modify one another in the presence of those master terms? There are endless iterations of these questions but one effect is clear: the spaces of overlap, contradiction, and possibility that are encoded in the term Digital Humanities.

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CFP: Japanese Language Text Mining

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 14:30

Emory University is accepting applications for an interdisciplinary workshop–Japanese Language Text Mining: Digital Methods for Japanese Studies.

From the CFP:

The workshop will bring together researchers working across the fields of computational text analysis and Japanese Studies. We welcome applicants from both fields. Applications from research pairs or teams (combining different specialties) are encouraged. Faculty, professionals, and Ph.D. students at all levels are welcome. The workshop sessions will focus on the unique challenges of digital analyses of Japanese texts.

Read full CFP here.

Job: Taxonomist, Career Opportunities at APA

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 14:00

From the ad:

The Taxonomist is responsible for the ongoing development, revision, and maintenance of APA’s controlled vocabulary/taxonomy (Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms), which is used primarily to index APA’s electronic research databases…The Taxonomist is responsible for initiating and executing plans for semantic content enrichment processes to support continuous improvement of existing products, product line extensions, and new product development to create new streams of revenue to support the mission of APA and its Directorates. The Taxonomist sets the direction for taxonomy content as well as all metrics to measure its value. The Taxonomist collaborates with the OPD management group and the Machine Aided Indexing Specialist to develop indexing tools to promote effective application of index terms that result in more precise retrieval for end-users.

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Opportunity: ILiADS 2017

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 13:30

From the ad:

The ILiADS Planning Committees welcome proposals from project teams who would like to join us for ILiADS 2017! At ILiADS, ideas grow through collaborative, iterative processes. During this week of digital immersion, teams composed of some mix of researchers, librarians, technologists, and students are invited to build upon established digital pedagogy or scholarship projects and/or launch new ones. Whether you’re learning how to clear significant hurdles or you’re just getting off of the ground, ILiADS’ expert Liaisons will consult with teams to advance their goals. Over the course of the week, team members will learn more about their own collaboration and how to sustain their project into the future. Projects of all types, and at any juncture, are welcomed.

Read full ad here.

Job: Associate/Full Professor, Michigan State University

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 13:00

From the ad:

The Department of History at Michigan State University seeks a historian at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with research and teaching expertise at the intersection of digital history and critical diversity.

Read full ad here.

Editors’ Choice: Using History to Preserve and Rebuild Cleveland Neighborhoods

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 12:30

When you look at the larger picture, it’s obvious that the work that Cleveland Housing Court Judge Ray Pianka did here at the Center for Public History and Digital Humanities – funding, mentoring, and shaping policy – was just a small part of his life’s work.  If I didn’t know that already, it would have been made abundantly clear to me following his sudden and unexpected death on January 21.  As news of his death spread, tributes poured in on social media from people and organizations all over the city of Cleveland, and from all walks of life.  Councilmen.  Housing court officials.  African-American religious leaders.  Polish-American and Irish-American cultural organizations.  Police officers.  Community development officials.  Elected county office holders.  And maybe what he himself would have considered most important of all, from friends and neighbors in his beloved Detroit Shoreway neighborhood.  All of them, and all of their organizations, had a story to tell of how his work and his support had helped them and furthered their organization’s mission, and all of them knew that their church, community, neighborhood, government department, city or county had lost someone very special when he died, someone who one county official lamented was “almost irreplaceable” and who another official called “the most loved judge in Cleveland.”  And yet, while what he did here was just a small part of his life’s work, it was clearly an important part and his work here furthered his mission of using local history to help preserve and rebuild Cleveland neighborhoods.

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Resource: Teaching materials for visualization

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 15:00

From the post:

Enrico Bertini, who has taught information visualization at New York University for the past few years, put up his class materials for open use. There are lecture slides, exercises, and a course diary of his own teaching experiences. Should be useful if you want to teach or learn on your own.

Read full post here.

Job: CDH, Princeton Postdoctoral Fellowships

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 15:00

From the ad:

Every two years the Center for Digital Humanities seeks a two-year postdoctoral research associate. The successful candidate will collaborate with current Center staff, Princeton faculty, library staff, and graduate students while working on their own project, to be completed within the term of the fellowship. We seek innovative scholars who will bring theoretical, methodological, and technical expertise and research questions to the Center. Scholars in all disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be required to teach one introduction to digital humanities course each year, subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, and will carry the title of lecturer when teaching.

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Announcment: Introducing Open Access at The Met

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 14:30
From the announcement:

As of today, all images of public-domain works in The Met collection are available under Creative Commons Zero (CC0). So whether you’re an artist or a designer, an educator or a student, a professional or a hobbyist, you now have more than 375,000 images of artworks from our collection to use, share, and remix—without restriction. This policy change to Open Access is an exciting milestone in The Met’s digital evolution, and a strong statement about increasing access to the collection and how to best fulfill the Museum’s mission in a digital age.

Explore here.

 

Announcement: Creative Commons Releases CC Search Beta

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 14:00

The Creative Commons has released CC Search Beta.

From the announcement:

The prototype of this tool focuses on photos as its first media and uses open APIs in order to index the available works. The search filters allow users to search by license type, title, creator, tags, collection, and type of institution. CC Search Beta also provides social features, allowing users to create and share lists as well as add tags and favorites to the objects in the commons, and save their searches. Finally, it incorporates one-click attribution, giving users pre-formatted copy for easy attribution.

Read full announcement here.

Resource: New Digital Resource to Reveal the Hidden Possibilities for Library Collections

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 12:30

From the post:

Researchers and librarians face a common concern: how can we ensure sustainable access to special collections to deliver better research? Access to information is a 21st-century currency, and with a digital world at our fingertips it’s an exchange of data that we often take for granted. Academic researchers on the other hand, may not be feeling that we’ve quite landed in the golden age of information…In creating sustainable digital content, there is a solution that can help bring specialist research to life, one collection at a time; and this is how Reveal Digital have approached the challenge.

Learn more here.

Opportunity: Early Modern Digital Agendas: Network Analysis

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 12:00

From the post:

We invite applications to attend Early Modern Digital Agendas: Network Analysis, a two-week institute to be be hosted at the Folger Institute, Washington DC, from 17-28 July 2017. This will be the third iteration of Early Modern Digital Agendas, each of which has been generously supported by the NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities. Under the direction of Ruth Ahnert (Queen Mary University of London) and Jonathan Hope (University of Strathclyde), and with an expert visiting faculty, our focus will be on the best practices for building and curating network analysis projects while ensuring that each participant comes away with their own understanding of how such work fits into broader developments within the disciplinary fields of early modern studies and Digital Humanities. The ultimate aim is to give participants the practical skills to use these methods in their own work.

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Editors’ Choice: A confirmation of Andrew Goldstone on “Teaching Quantitative Methods”

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 11:03

At his blog, Andrew Goldstone has posted a pre-print of his essay on “Teaching Quantitative Methods: What Makes It Hard (in Literary Studies)” for the forthcoming Debates in DH 2018. It’s a “lessons learned” essay from one of his courses that is well worth reading if you’re teaching or taking that kind of a course in a humanities discipline. This semester I’m teaching my fourth course that fits into that category (fifth, if you count DHSI), and I can co-sign nearly everything that Goldstone writes, having committed many of the same mistakes and learned some of the same lessons. (Except over time I’ve relaxed my *nix-based fundamentalism and repealed my ban on Windows.) Here is a response to Goldstone’s main points.

Read full post here.

CFP: Call for Subject Specialist Editor

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 14:00

From the CFP:

The Programming Historian is looking for a new team member. The Programming Historian (http://programminghistorian.org) is seeking an editor to work actively to solicit and edit lessons in a specific area or areas within the digital humanities. These lessons will focus on the analysis and interpretation phase of the research process, helping readers to move from digital data to publishable research.

Read full CFP here.

Funding: Digital Humanities Fellows

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 13:00

From the post:

The Scholars’ Lab is proud to announce that applications for our prestigious Graduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities are being accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications are due February 28, 2017. The fellowship supports ABD graduate students doing innovative work in the digital humanities at the University of Virginia. The Scholars’ Lab offers Grad Fellows advice and assistance with the creation and analysis of digital content, as well as consultation on intellectual property issues and best practices in digital scholarship and DH software development.

Read more here.

CFP: HASTAC 2017 – The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 12:30

From the CFP:

In 2017, we invite you to join us at the University of Central Florida to explore “The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities.” Orlando is known to tourists worldwide for theme parks that bring to life many imagined worlds and narratives, most of which reflect back to us dominant discourses and ideologies. Likewise, digital humanities struggles with building towards a future that is more inclusive and interdisciplinary. This year, we hope to address the unsolved hard problems and explore the new opportunities of the digital humanities.

Read full CFP here.

Announcement: Digital Humanities 2017 – Montreal, Canada

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 12:00

From the announcement:

Co-organised by McGill University and the Université de Montréal, DH2017 will take place August 8-11, 2017 in downtown Montréal, Canada on the campus of McGill University. This is the premiere annual conference of the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO). The theme of DH2017 is “Access/Accès”. Find out more below.

Read full announcement here.

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