POST: Fragmentarium and the Burnt Anglo-Saxon Fragments

Andrew Dunning (British Library) has written a post for the Medieval Manuscripts blog discussing the launch of the international and inter-institutional project, Fragmentarium (“the Digital Research Laboratory for Medieval Manuscript Fragments”). Fragmentarium enables libraries, collectors, researchers and students to publish images of medieval manuscript fragments, allowing them to catalogue, describe, transcribe, assemble and re-use them. ...

POST: The East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club

Howard Rambsy II (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), writing on the Cultural Front blog, introduces a new project and accompanying series of posts on “The East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club,” an after school digital humanities program for high school students. The program is part of the larger Digital East St. Louis project based at SIUE, ...

RESOURCE: Library of Congress Labs

Earlier this week, the Library of Congress announced the launch of Labs (labs.loc.gov), a new online space “designed to empower exploration and discovery of digital collections.” As Meghan Ferriter writes in a post describing the initiative: Visitors will have the opportunity to try experimental applications; crowdsourcing programs will allow the public to add their knowledge ...

CFP: DH Pedagogy and Praxis Roundtable (DH2018)

The Praxis Network, a loosely affiliated group of institutions using digital humanities to “rethink the nature of student training, campus partnerships, and pedagogy,” has issued a call for proposals for a DH Pedagogy and Praxis Roundtable, to be held at Digital Humanities 2018 (June 26–29, Mexico City). Possible topics include: What is the state of ...

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian, UC San Diego

From the announcement: The University of California San Diego Library is seeking an inventive, collaborative, and flexible professional to join the Library as Digital Scholarship Librarian (Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian). This position reports to the Assistant Program Director & Research Services Coordinator in the Library’s Research Advisory Services (RAS) Program. … Position Overview and ...

JOB: Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship Specialist, Bucknell University

From the announcement: As a member of the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Group, the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to utilize technological solutions in the fulfillment of teaching, learning and research objectives. They contribute to faculty and staff development by organizing events such as workshops, learning communities, and seminars ...

POST: Reginold Royston and Digital Humanities Research and Pedagogy

As part of their “Documenting DH” oral history series, UW-Madison’s Digital Humanities Research Network conducted an interview with Reginold Royston (University of Wisconsin–Madison), in which he discusses how everything we do and post online is subject to critical analysis, and that “there are limits to the ways that we can think about traditional database questions and how ...

RESOURCE: From Disclaimer to Critique: Race and the Digital Image Archivist

The new preview issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly features an article from Kate Holterhoff (Georgia Institute of Technology), “From Disclaimer to Critique: Race and the Digital Image Archivist,” in which she argues that archivists and curators ought to shift away from their reliance on disclaimers for offensive objects in collections, and, instead, leverage metadata and annotations in order ...

RESOURCE: A Splendid Torch: Learning and Teaching in Today’s Academic Libraries

The Council on Library and Information Resources has released a new report, A Splendid Torch: Learning and Teaching in Today’s Academic Libraries, which features six essays by CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows that “explore the contributions that today’s academic libraries—as providers of resources, professional support, and space—are making to learning and teaching.” The individual essay titles and ...

RESOURCE: Social activism in the United States: Digital collection & primary sources

In the Internet Resources section of this month’s College & Research Libraries News, Jennifer Kaari (Mount Sinai West and St. Luke’s) provides an annotated list of digital collections of primary resources focused on social activism in the US. This article outlines some of the high-quality digital collections and primary source materials available online on the ...

CFP: Newberry Open Data Grant: French Pamphlets

The Newberry Library released a call for project proposals for their Open Data Grant to support digital humanities research with their French pamphlets: From the Newberry Open Data Grant website: To help support innovative scholarship using digital technologies, the Newberry Library invites proposals for projects incorporating open-access full-text data files from its French Revolution Pamphlets Digital ...