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 ...

RECOMMENDED: Ideologies of Boring Things: The Internet and Infrastructures of Race

Emily Drabinski (Long Island University) has published “Ideologies of Boring Things: The Internet and Infrastructures of Race,” a review of Safiya Umoja Noble’s (University of Southern California) forthcoming Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Drabinski’s review draws attention to the ways infrastructures can be visible or invisible ...

POST: What Next-Gen Digital Humanities Looks Like

Jennifer Howard (EdSurge) has written an article entitled “What Next-Gen Digital Humanities Looks Like,” detailing the recent NEH Office of Digital Humanities Project Directors’ Meeting in celebration of its ten years in existence. The program featured talks by ODH grant recipients, discussion of the broader history of humanities computing and contemporary DH, and a keynote ...

POST: University Futures, Library Futures: a multi-dimensional model of US higher education institutions

Rona Stein (OCLC) has published a post on the Hanging Together blog entitled “University Futures, Library Futures: a multi-dimensional model of US higher education institutions,” which reports on a collaborative project between OCLC and Ithaka S+R, supported by the Mellon Foundation. The project involved developing a model and a framework for use in “exploring emerging ...

EVENT: 2018 Virtual Symposium on Information & Technology in the Arts and Humanities

The 2018 Virtual Symposium on Information & Technology in the Arts and Humanities will take place on April 10, 2018 from 12:00pm-5:00pm EST. The theme for this year’s Virtual Symposium is “Users of Arts & Humanities Digital Collections.” Digital libraries and archives enable Internet users to access entire worlds of information at their fingertips. Who are these ...

OPPORTUNITY: ARL/SAA Mosaic Program II 2018-2019

The ARL/SAA Mosaic Program is now accepting applications for its 2018-2019 cohort.  The program, which provides “financial support, practical work experience, mentoring, career placement assistance, and leadership development to emerging professionals from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups,” is supported by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarians Program from the IMLS. Applications are due on ...