POST: What Can Data Visualization Learn from Feminism?

Paxtyn Merten (Northwestern University) has written an article in Storybench, a publication of the NU School of Journalism, discussing the work of Catherine D’Ignazio (Emerson College) on data literacy and feminism. In “What Can Data Visualization Learn from Feminism?,” Merten summarizes six points given by D’Ignazio to encourage “a feminist perspective on the design of ...

CFP: Slavery in the Machine (sx archipelagos)

sx archipelagos has issued a call for papers for a special section, “Slavery in the Machine,” guest edited by Jessica Marie Johnson: This special section aims to highlight scholarship situated at the intersection of technology and hemispheric American slavery. Topics may include but are not limited to: black code studies through a hemispheric lens plantation ...

CFP: Keystone Digital Humanities Conference

The Keystone Digital Humanities Conference, now in its 4th year at Pennsylvania State University, has issued a call for proposals for the 2018 conference (July 16-18). Recognizing how DH scholarship in practice necessarily bridges conventional academic distinctions, we invite contributions from across the field, including faculty researchers, unaffiliated scholars, librarians, technologists, artists and critical-makers. Whitney ...

EVENT: Digital Humanities Asia 2018 Summit

Stanford University will host the Digital Humanities Asia 2018 Summit on April 27-28, 2018. Organized by Thomas S. Mullaney (Stanford University), author of The Chinese Typewriter: A History, the two-day conference features an international group of speakers on a wide range of topics: [T]he DHAsia 2018 Summit will focus on four (4) areas of research ...

RESOURCE: Digital Cultures, Big Data, and Society

Geoffrey Rockwell (University of Alberta) has shared his conference notes from the Digital Cultures, Big Data, and Society symposium, which took place at the Royal Irish Academy and University College Dublin (February 15-16, 2018). Rockwell gave a keynote, “Thinking-Through Big Data in the Humanities,” which he summarized in the notes: First, I outlined how the ...

JOB: Digital Collections Librarian, Swarthmore College

From the announcement: As a member of the Digital Initiatives + Strategies Department, the Digital Collections Librarian provides strategic and innovative leadership, operational planning, and management for the digital asset management and preservation program for the Swarthmore College Libraries. The incumbent will help shape future directions for digital asset management and preservation systems, and will ...

POST: Collections as Data & Information Literacy

John Russell (Penn State University, and dh+lib contributing editor) and Allyssa Bruce (Kansas State University) explore the intersection of library collections and information literacy in a guest post for the Collections as Data project. In “Collections as Data & Information Literacy,” Russell and Bruce approach the Santa Barbara Statement on Collections as Data from the ...

POST: Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC), Phase II

The University of Virginia has announced the second phase of the Social Networks and Archival Context cooperative program, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in a post on the U.S. National Archives Blog. Known as SNAC, the program began in 2010 with funding from the NEH and aimed to “explore the feasibility of extracting ...

POST: Teaching with Digital Archives

The AHA Today blog of the American Historical Association has published a piece by John Rosinbum called “Teaching with Digital Archives,” in which he discusses the use of openly available resources with his undergraduate history class. I have found that targeted and guided use of digital archives in the classroom can powerfully engage students and ...

RESOURCE: Institutionalizing Digital Scholarship

Dan Cohen (Northeastern University) has shared a summary of his recent digital scholarship presentation at Brown University on his personal blog. In “Institutionalizing Digital Scholarship (or Anything Else New in a Large Organization),” Cohen introduces the “three critical elements of institutionalization” as presented in his talk: routinizing, normalizing, and depersonalizing. Drawing from his experience at ...

CFP: Digital Humanities BeNeLux Conference 2018

The Digital Humanities BeNeLux initiative has issued a call for papers for the 5th annual conference, taking place June 6-8, 2018 at the International Institute for Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam. The conference, which focuses on “data or research projects related to Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg,” invites papers from a variety of fields towards ...