POST: Search and Replace: Josephine Miles and the Origins of Distant Reading

As part of their forthcoming book, The Teaching Archive: A New History of Literary Study, Rachel Sagner Buurma (Swarthmore College) and Laura Heffernan (University of North Florida) have published an article in Modernism/Modernity that highlights the work of Josephine Miles, a founding scholar of computational methods in the humanities. They argue that, rather than credit ...

POST: Reviewing is an Act of Leadership

Sharon Leon (Michigan State University) has posted a version of her panel talk at the Organization of American Historians‘ annual meeting, focusing reviewing digital public history projects. We can and should do our best to create a culture of reviewing that is humane and constructive. In that effort we might turn the groundbreaking work of the HuMetricsHSS ...

RESOURCE: Digital Humanities and Academic Libraries: An Australasian Survey

Clare McKenzie and Kerry Ross (University of Wollongong) have shared a summary report and anonymized data for their 2017 study investigating the service and collaboration models within Australian and New Zealand academic libraries in support of digital humanities activities and projects at their institution. The authors’ analysis does not show a strong formal commitment or engagement ...

JOB: Digital Publishing Librarian at Columbia University

From the announcement: The Columbia University Libraries seek a creative, service-oriented Digital Publishing Librarian to lead publishing services for its Digital Scholarship division. This new position reports to the Assistant Director of Scholarly Communication and Projects and is part of a newly-formed team that encompasses scholarly communication, digital humanities, and emerging technologies. The Digital Publishing ...

JOB: Digital Technologies Librarian at Hamilton College

From the announcement: Hamilton College and its Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) division are trailblazers in supporting teaching, learning and faculty/student scholarship. In addition to the support provided for traditional library and IT services, LITS staff are actively engaged in efforts to support digital scholarship in innovative ways, including through the internationally recognized Digital ...

POST: Social Data Initiative

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) has announced a new initiative to enable researchers to study Facebook data: Recent revelations about the abuse of Facebook data and spread of disinformation make clear that social media can have negative ramifications for society. Today the SSRC begins an extraordinary Social Data Initiative at the frontiers of digital ...

RESOURCE: Creating Web APIs with Python and Flask

The Programming Historian has published Patrick Smyth’s (CUNY) new tutorial on creating web APIs. The guide aims to teach users how to make their data more accessible. The goals of the lesson are to: Learn what an API is and when you should use one. Learn how to build a web API that returns data ...

OPPORTUNITY: Join the Wikimedia Foundation as an Open Web Fellow

The Wikimedia Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018–19 Open Web Fellowship program. From the announcement: The Open Web Fellowship program seeks to increase public awareness and understanding of internet policy issues, support and enable career paths in the internet policy and advocacy sectors, and celebrate and nurture a vibrant network of internet advocacy organization… ...

CFP: Evidences, Implications, and Critical Interrogations of Neoliberalism in Information Studies

The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies has issued a call for papers for an upcoming issue on Evidences, Implications, and Critical Interrogations of Neoliberalism in Information Studies. Edited by Marika Cifor (Bowdoin College) and Jamie A. Lee (University of Arizona), submissions may address: Increasing challenges to information ethics; Shifting practices among community and ...

CFP: The Connected Past

Submissions are open for the 2018 Connected Past conference, scheduled for December 6–7 in Oxford, UK. From the call: We welcome submissions of abstracts on the topic of spatial and temporal network approaches. We particularly welcome abstracts that address the challenges posed by the use of or apply network approaches in historical/archaeological research contexts, welcoming ...

POST: Evaluating Digital Humanities Beyond the Tenure Track Parts 1 and 2

Beth Seltzer (Bryn Mawr College) has authored two posts on evaluating work in the digital humanities, as part of a series of MLA Committee on Information Technology blog posts. Part 1, “For Employees” and part 2, “For Employers,” focus on ways to evaluate the work of “alt-ac” and “other digital humanities professionals not working in traditional tenure-track ...