Reaching Out to the Humanities for Open Access Week

Reaching Out to the Humanities for Open Access Week
  Today marks the start of Open Access Week, now in its 7th year. From October 20 through 26, individuals and institutions worldwide will hold events (workshops, symposia, lectures, and even upload-a-thons) centered on the issue of open access. Last year, dh+lib compiled a round-up of events that focused on the humanities, and we’d like ...

Registry of DH and Library Sites

Registry of DH and Library Sites
Do you offer digital humanities or digital scholarship support at your library/institution? Do you have a website? Add it to our list! dh+lib is seeking to compile a registry of websites of groups that offer DH and digital scholarship services. At the Digital Humanities Interest Group meeting at ALA Annual, many of you mentioned frequently ...

POST: Linking Lived Experiences of WWI Through Battalions?

Mia Ridge (Trinity College Dublin) has written an update on the project, “In their own words: linking lived experiences of the First World War,” as part of her CENDARI Visiting Research Fellowship. In addition to discussing the potential of crowdsourcing transcriptions, Ridge post helps to “figure out the issues researchers face and the variations in ...

RESOURCE: Día de las Humanidades Digitales 2014

October 15th marked the second annual “Día de las Humanidades Digitales” (Día HD), a Day of DH for digital humanists who work primarily in Spanish or Portuguese. The event, which consists of individuals blogging about their workday, aims to draw attention to digital humanities work in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula. Ernesto ...

EVENT: Digital Humanities — Where are the Libraries?

The 12th International Bibliotheca Baltica Symposium, which took place October 9-10, 2014, at Södertörn University in Stockholm, focused on “Digital Humanities — Where Are the Libraries?” The symposium included presentations from institutions from a variety of countries across Europe, including Latvia, Sweden, Poland, Finland, Germany, and Russia. Jussi-Pekka Hakkarainen (National Library of Finland) posted slides from ...

RESOURCE: HILT Trip Report

Archivist Eira Tansey (University of Cincinnati) has written a detailed trip report outlining her experience in the Digital Forensics course at the Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching Institute (HILT), taught by Kam Woods (UNC-Chapel Hill) and Porter Olsen (University of Maryland) of BitCurator. In addition to a day-by-day recap of the course and the lectures, ...

OPPORTUNITY: The Digital Antiquarian Conference + Workshop (AAS)

The American Antiquarian Society has announced “The Digital Antiquarian,” a 2-day conference and 5-day workshop taking place May 29-June 5, 2015, in Worcester, MA. The two-day conference will open up questions related to digitization, cataloguing, and research design, exploring applications of digital tools and methods to diverse library materials, and identifying needs and opportunities in ...

CFP: Keystone Digital Humanities Conference

Proposals are now being accepted for the Keystone Digital Humanities Conference which will take place on July 22-24, 2015, at the University of Pennsylvania. Presentations may take the form of interactive presentations, short papers, project demos, or panel discussions. We welcome proposals from emerging and veteran students, teachers, and scholars. Proposals of 200-300 words are ...

CFParticipation: NARA’s Revised Digitization Strategy

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has requested input on its revised Digitization Strategy, which is part of the National Archives 2014-2018 Strategic Plan. Marcus Most, Director of the Digitization Division at the National Archives, notes: Our revised strategy outlines some key approaches to digitization at NARA: Cultivating partnerships with institutions and organizations from ...