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CFParticipation: Torn Apart / Separados invites Contributors and Reviewers

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:00

From the CFParticipation:

Torn Apart / Separados ( is inviting contributors and reviewers to help us in the following:

1. Peer review of certain sections of the project, offer feedback on how effectively we articulated the purpose of the project, the experience of undertaking research, the decisions we made while designing data visualizations, site navigation, and the difficult political and ethical choices we made in the process.

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CFParticipation: Working with Gothic script? Join a new Transkribus working group!

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:30

From the CFParticipation:

Gothic scripts from the Middle Ages can be found in archives and libraries all over Europe.  The script was widely used for hundreds of years, and not only in expensive decorated books.  First experiments with documents from Switzerland and Germany have demonstrated that Gothic script can be recognised by Automated Text Recognition models with good levels of accuracy (see an example from the cartulary of the Königsfelden abbey).

The next step is to combine different examples of Gothic scripts in order to build and improve generic models for the recognition of this kind of document.  Dr Tobias Hodel (State Archives of Zurich, University of Zurich) has set up the ‘Gothic Hands’ working group – where all Transkribus users can work together towards the aim of the improved recognition of Gothic material.  Scroll down to find out more about joining the working group and its aims.

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CFP: Digital Cartography – New Maps, Ancient History

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:00

From the CFP:

Duke’s Departments of Classical Studies and of Art and Art History and Visual Studies, in partnership with the Ancient World Mapping Center at UNC Chapel Hill, seek paper proposals for Digital Cartography, a conference on digital mapping and its multiple potential applications for a richer understanding of ancient history. We invite papers on individual or collaborative projects involving such approaches as mapping, photogrammetry, G.I.S. and remote sensing, virtual reality systems, the documentation of archaeological data, and communication both in the classroom and to a wider public. Preference will be given to proposals from graduate students and junior faculty.

Interested speakers (20 minutes maximum) should submit an abstract of no more than 500 words together with a brief C.V. to by September 15, 2018 (please enter “DigCart Abstract” in the message subject line). Those whose papers are selected will be notified by October 1st.

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Job: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Art and Digital Humanities, U of T Mississauga

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 13:00

From the ad:

The Department of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in medieval art, with a focus on Digital Humanities and web-based technologies. The Fellow will have an established track record in his/her/their own discipline and/or Digital Humanities. Qualifications for the position include excellent writing and communication skills, expertise in an area of medieval visual culture (broadly defined as European, Byzantine, Islamic art and architecture or related fields), and experience working with Drupal and information architecture.

Read the full ad here.

CFP: Digitorium 2018

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 12:00

From the CFP:

We are delighted to invite proposals for Digitorium 2018, a large-scale, international Digital Humanities conference to be held for the fourth time at The University of Alabama, October 4 – 6, 2018.

We seek proposals on Digital Humanities work from researchers, practitioners, and graduate students which showcase innovative ways in which digital methods have brought scholarship and scholarly communities to life, whether locally or globally. We especially welcome proposals which discuss the use of digital methods and their novel results for research, pedagogy, and public scholarship. The conference will host research presentations, roundtables, and workshops throughout the event for participants to gain new digital skills, and to share their expertise in using particular tools.

Read the full CFP here.

Job: Digital Humanities Developer, Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 11:30

From the ad:

The Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art is the recipient of a Kress Digital Resources Grant for 2019-2020. Supported by this grant, we are seeking a part-time Digital Humanities Developer (beginning fall 2019) to join the editors of the JHNA in publishing a scholarly article by Dr. Melanie Gifford, Research Conservator for Painting Technology at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The article, entitled, “The Fall of Phaeton in the Evolution of Peter Paul Rubens,” will be accompanied by high-resolution zoomable images and interactive painting sample analysis to illustrate her discovery of a second campaign of revision by the artist in The Fall of the Phaeton.

Read the full ad here.

Job: Project Manager, UVA Landscape Studies Initiative

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 11:00

From the ad:

The position, housed within the School of Architecture’s Center for Cultural Landscapes, works closely with faculty and staff across the School of Architecture, UVA Libraries, and the College of Arts & Sciences to establish a research and implementation agenda for an innovative digital resource in landscape design history. This position directs the interdisciplinary Landscape Studies Initiative research group creating a database of landscape places, terms, and types that are geo-spatially referenced on a global scale. The digital resource makes use of a suite of visualization tools to support new creative interpretations and critical cartographies of historic landscapes, functioning as a research platform and a pedagogic tool.

Read the full ad here.

Job: Associate College Librarian for Research Services, Bates College

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 12:30

From the ad:

This position is responsible for leading a team of professional research librarians and managing research and instruction services and operations… In addition to working with close ILS partners, such as the Curricular and Research Computing group, the Associate College Librarian will help envision and implement library support for exciting new initiatives in the digital humanities, open educational resources, and Bates’ new Digital and Computational Studies program. We are looking for a collaborative colleague who is dynamic, innovative, and willing to think creatively about the future of the academic library.

Read the full ad here.

Job: Visual Resources Specialist, Southern Methodist University

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 12:00

From the ad:

  • Work directly with arts and humanities faculty to realize college and departmental learning goals.
  • Consult with faculty in the arts and humanities to develop and deliver a suite of services that support the integration of information resources and technology in their teaching and research, with special emphasis on visual resources and the digital humanities.
  • Curate, quality control, and troubleshoot relevant digital content.

Read the full ad here.

Conference: Research Software Engineers Conference 2018

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:30

About the conference:

Join us in Birmingham, UK at the RSE Conference 2018 on 3rd & 4th September. Register at:  Before the end of July.

We have a great programme of talks, workshops and keynotes planned around the following themes:

* Good practice for software development
* Researcher-developer partnerships
* Community and careers
* Novel technologies and methods
* Software engineering toys, tips and tricks

Read more here.

Editors’ Choice: Praxis and Scale – On the Virtue of Small

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:00

The following is a version of my talk for DH2018 that will be given as a part of a roundtable on Digital Humanities Pedagogy and Praxis. Participants on the panel responded to a CFP marking five years since we launched the Praxis Network.

I am Brandon Walsh, the Head of Graduate Programs at the Scholars’ Lab in the University of Virginia Library in the United States. Today I want to talk about a tension I see in DH pedagogy between the hands-on, student-driven instruction that we’re discussing here as part of the Praxis Network and the scale at which we can offer it. Can we take what started small and scale it up in an ethical and informed way? In particular, I want to suggest that “small” investments in pedagogy driven by students are worth it, that we should resist uncritical calls to scale up the reach of our praxis, and that we can best measure the growth of our programs by the degree to which our students are empowered to become engaged, generous teachers in their own right.

My own local context for this talk is the Scholars’ Lab’s Praxis Program, which offers a targeted digital humanities injection during the early years of a student’s graduate work. In the Praxis Program each year, staff and faculty work alongside a student cohort to theorize a new digital intervention and to train the students to implement it themselves. We shift from a series of workshops and discussions in the fall semester to a lab model in the spring, from the staff in front of the room to all of us working together to get a thing done. Funding for the program comes from the library in the form of teaching releases for the students, and I’m happy to talk more about these practical details in the Q&A. The program aims to equip graduate students with the skills and ethos necessary to thrive when carrying out collaborative, open work that might happen on or off the tenure track, and, drawing upon the pedagogical theories of Cathy Davidson, Paolo Freire, Bethany Nowviskie, and others, we do this by putting the students in charge, allowing them as much as possible to decide what they work on and how they’ll work on it.


Read the full post here.

Job: Electronic Resources and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Denison University

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 12:30

From the ad:

Provide proactive management and support of the Denison Libraries’ online collections, with a focus on access. Take lead in maintaining Denison University’s extensive online resources, including the continued development of our institutional repository. Support access to electronic resources and library collections through multiple platforms. Establish routine processes and support structures for the college’s institutional repository, collaborating with library staff, faculty, and consortial partners to oversee access to our digital collections.

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Funding: Mellon-Schlesinger Summer Research Grants

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 12:00

About the funding:

A major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has allowed the Schlesinger Library to launch the Long 19th Amendment Project interrogating the centennial of American women’s suffrage. The grant will fund up to three eight-week residencies each June–July in 2019, 2020, and 2021 for researchers doing advanced work on the gender and suffrage, voting rights, citizenship, or other related topics. Successful projects will draw in meaningful ways on Schlesinger Library collections. The stipend for each award is $15,000.
We will consider applications from clusters of two or three researchers as well as from individuals. Such collaborations could produce a range of materials, from co-authored books and articles, to course syllabi, to datasets or interview transcripts, to podcasts and video modules.

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Resource: Explore the Digital Humanities Course Registry

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 11:30

About the resource:

The Digital Humanities Course Registry is an open online inventory of DH modules, courses and programmes in Europe which aims to help students, researchers, lecturers and institutions (from DARIAH and beyond) to find, promote and connect to teaching and training activities related to Digital Humanities.

Read more here.

Editors’ Choice: Torn Apart / Separados

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 11:00

Torn Apart aggregates and cross-references publicly available data to visualize the geography of Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy in 2018 and immigration incarceration in the USA in general. We also draw attention to the landscapes, families, and communities riven by the massive web of immigrant detention in the United States.

Working nimbly and remotely from four sites in the United States over a six-day period, our small team of researchers set about identifying sources of data on immigrant detention, from ports of entry run by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers, to shelters subcontracted by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to care for children in their custody, to the financial trails left by a network of public, private, and non-profit organizations complicit with the complex infrastructure of immigrant detention in the United States.

Our sources for obtaining the data were varied. Those we worked from included a FOIA-ed list of ICE facilities, publicly available lists of CBP sites, data sets of ICE detainee hearings, state childcare licensing databases, government grant awards lists, and We cross-checked our data through non-governmental sources as well: news reports about immigrant detention, business databases, tax documents for non-profit organizations, job advertisements, Google Maps entries, Facebook Places, and more. All of our data has been verified through a minimum of two sources, at least one directly from the government.

What our data reveals is a shadowy network of government facilities, subcontractors from the prison-industrial complex, “non-profit” administrators paid over half a million dollars a year, and religious organizations across the country that, together, prop up the immigrant detention machine. Immigrant detention is a multi-billion dollar business and it’s happening in our own backyards. The crisis for immigrants in the United States is not only happening at the Mexico-United States border or other ports of entry. Rather, the border is everywhere.

This is not to say that Torn Apart, now in alpha release, paints a complete picture of immigrant detention. Like all maps, ours is a representation of data, reflecting choices we made while designing visualizations. For example, a simple decision to place data points in the foreground rather than in the background offers a very different reading of the locations of ICE detention centers, as the map below demonstrates.


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Job: Research Data Specialist, Case Western Reserve University

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:30

From the ad:

Working independently and with initiative, the Research Data Specialist position is a non-supervisory position that reports to the digital learning and scholarship team leader. The RDS will provide leadership and expertise in the areas of quantitative and qualitative data analysis, geospatial data visualization, working in collaboration with campus-wide initiatives around research data management, providing guidance and creating best practices for ethical data creation, production and dissemination.

Read the full ad here.

Job: Online Learning Librarian, Penn State

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:00

From the ad:

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the position of Online Learning Librarian. The campus library seeks a proactive, creative, and inventive librarian to fill a tenure track, faculty position as part of Penn State University Libraries.  The person appointed to this position will be responsible for coordinating and growing University Libraries online learning initiatives as a cohesive and strategic program situated within the University Libraries information literacy, teaching, and learning program.

Read the full ad here.

Job: Director of Library Technology and Collection Management, CSU Fresno

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:30

From the ad:

The Director is primarily responsible for developing strategic directions for managing access to physical and virtual collections and digital services and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Technology Services and Collection Management Division including materials in all formats, electronic resources management, collection development and collections budget management, and cataloging in all formats. The Director also leads this division in meeting and expanding library and digital scholarship needs and ensuring the continued implementation of technologies that serve teaching and research at Fresno State.

Read the full ad here.

Announcement: Geolocation Plugin 3.0 – Omeka

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:00

From the announcement:

Big changes have come to the Geolocation plugin for Omeka Classic with today’s release of version 3.0!

This new version uses the service Leaflet to provide maps, rather than Google Maps. Not only does this mean you no longer need to worry about registering for an API key, but you can now choose from a wide variety of base maps, including some without labels or human-defined borders. In addition, technically skilled users can use the service MapBox to create custom map layers for use in their Omeka Classic site.

Read the full announcement here.

Job: Digital Services and Research Librarian, Bryant University

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:30

From the ad:

The Digital Services and Research Librarian will facilitate and perform a leading role in the library’s emerging digital scholarship and digitization initiatives. Working with other librarians, students, faculty, and campus and community partners, the incumbent will develop, implement, and support library services that focus on current and emerging research, teaching, and innovation at Bryant University. The Librarian will assist in implementing strategies for publishing and integrating digital scholarship into the library and Bryant community.

Read the full ad here.


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