POST: The Practice of Play

Tim Sherratt (University of Canberra) has posted the text of a recent keynote presentation, “The Practice of Play.” In it, Sherratt reflects on several of his playful “hacks”—projects like Headline Roulette, Closed Access, and Historic Hansard—and situates them within the larger context of digital humanities research, both within and outside of the academy. He also ...

POST: Operationalizing “Non-Consumptive” Fair Use to Revolutionize Humanities Research

Brandon Butler (University of Virginia Library) has written a post for the Perspectives from HathiTrust blog to discuss a new policy on non-consumptive use from the HathiTrust Research Center. In “Operationalizing ‘Non-Consumptive’ Fair Use to Revolutionize Humanities Research,” Butler explains the key elements of fair use law that form the basis of the policy, noting ...

RESOURCE: Teaching Yourself to Code in DH

In “Teaching Yourself to Code in DH,” Scott Weingart (Carnegie Mellon University) has compiled an annotated list of “book-length introductions to analytic programming in DH.” Weingart invited participation via Twitter and a Google spreadsheet as part of a larger project collecting humanities research methodologies. He then culled the most relevant from these to form an ...

RESOURCE: Computation and the Humanities: Towards an Oral History of DH

In a recent news post, the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) draws attention to a new open access book by Julianne Nyhan and Andrew Flinn (both at University College London), Computation and the Humanities: Towards an Oral History of Digital Humanities. As EADH notes, “By taking an oral history approach, this book explores questions ...

ANNOUNCEMENT: Digital Humanities Awards 2016

The Nominations Committee for the Digital Humanities Awards has announced the results for 2016. Over 1700 ballots were submitted this year, for categories such as “Best Use of DH for Fun” and “Best DH Tool or Suite of Tools.” Among the winners were: The Programming Historian (Best DH Blog Post or Series of Posts) ToposText ...

JOB: Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Kentucky

From the announcement: Reporting to the Director of Digital Scholarship, the Digital Humanities Librarian will explore and promote new models for digital publishing, participate in research data management initiatives, and serve as a resource person for scholarly communication issues. Responsibilities will include working collaboratively with colleagues throughout UK Libraries and the campus to advance the ...

JOB: Digital Curator, Texas Women’s University

From the announcement: The Digital Curator provides highly responsible data curation and management of digital resources to include preservation and curation research and development activities and initiatives. Creates digital collections, enables discovery and retrieval, and promotes and preserves. The Digital Curator is responsible for the oversight and management of the Libraries content management system. Writes ...

POST: Feminist Data Visualization; Or, the Shape of History

Lauren Klein (Georgia Tech) has shared the text of a paper she presented at MLA 2017, “Feminist Data Visualization; Or, the Shape of History.” In it, Klein examines the work of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, a nineteenth century educator who designed visualizations to be used in educational settings. Peabody’s visual method replaces the hierarchical mode of ...

POST: Indigenous Literature and the Digital Humanities

David Gaertner (University of British Columbia) has written a post for the Novel Alliances blog that explores the relationship between the digital humanities and new media studies in relation to Indigenous literature. In “Indigenous Literature and the Digital Humanities,” Gaertner argues that “the threat of exploitation” accounts for the disjuncture between the two areas: Indigenous ...

RESOURCE: 6 Ways to Save Pages in the Wayback Machine

A new post on the Internet Archive blog details a variety of methods to ensure webpages are added to the Wayback Machine. “If You See Something, Save Something: 6 Ways to Save Pages in the Wayback Machine,” includes a one-click “Save Page Now” form on the wayback machine’s homepage, a new Chrome Extension and Wikipedia ...

CFP: Keystone DH 2017

The call for proposals has been issued for the Keystone DH 2017 conference, to be held at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, from June 12 to 14. From the cfp: Keystone DH is currently inviting submissions on all aspects of using and studying digital computation within the interpretive context of the humanities–especially those considering ...