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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.

Read full ad here.

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.

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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 ( 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.

Editors’ Choice: Ed-Tech in a Time of Trump

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:04

My talks – and I guess I’ll warn you in advance if you aren’t familiar with my work – are not known for being full of hope. Or rather I’ve never believed the hype that we should put all our faith in, rest all our hope on technology. But I’ve never been hopeless. I’ve never believed humans are powerless. I’ve never believed we could not act or we could not do better. There were a couple of days, following our decision about the title and topic of this keynote – “Ed-Tech in a Time of Trump,” when I wondered if we’d even see a Trump presidency. Would some revelation about his business dealings, his relationship with Russia, his disdain for the Constitution prevent his inauguration? Should we have been so lucky, I suppose. Hope.

Read full post here.


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