RECOMMENDED: Disrupting Student Labor in the Digital Humanities Classroom

Spencer Keralis (University of North Texas Libraries) has shared the slides and text of his talk to the Rice University Digital Humanities Group, entitled “Disrupting Student Labor in the Digital Humanities Classroom.”  Based on Keralis’s forthcoming Disrupting the Digital Humanities chapter, the talk explores the ways in which “[d]igital humanities pedagogy involving students contributing to faculty projects ...

RECOMMENDED: Money and Time

This week, Miriam Posner (UCLA) posted an edited version of a talk she recently gave at UC Irvine’s Data Science and Digital Humanities symposium on her blog. Posner’s talk focuses on sustainability of digital humanities centers and initiatives, pointing out major concerns about staffing models, grant-funded projects, and a perceived “immateriality of digital labor”: I ...

RECOMMENDED: Returning Women to the History of Digital History

Sharon Leon (RRCHNM, George Mason University) has shared a draft of a forthcoming book chapter, “Beyond the Principal Investigator: Complicating ‘Great Man’ Narrative of Digital History.” The chapter investigates the origin stories of digital history and seeks to “… [recover] women’s contributions to the field … and question the conditions that have contributed to their erasure…” ...

RECOMMENDED: Service +/- collaboration for digital humanities in the library

In a post on her blog, Amanda Visconti (Purdue University Libraries) shared the job talk she gave when interviewing for her current position as assistant professor & digital humanities specialist. The talk, entitled “Service +/- collaboration for digital humanities in the library,” presents a variety of approaches toward what a DH specialist in a library might ...

RECOMMENDED: Comics and the Digital Humanities

Roger Todd Whitson (Washington State University) and Anastasia Salter (University of Central Florida) introduce the current issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly on Comics as Scholarship with an article entitled “Comics and the Digital Humanities.” In this piece, the authors, who edited the special issue, explore the tension between print and digital with regard to the ...

RECOMMENDED: To Hell With Good Intentions: Linked Data, Community and the Power to Name

Mx A. Matienzo (Digital Public Library of America) has posted a version of their keynote address from the 2015 Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Forum, “To Hell With Good Intentions: Linked Data, Community and the Power to Name.” Matienzo frames the talk in the context of a hope that “… we can start to examine linked ...

RECOMMENDED: Digital Sources & Digital Archives: The Evidentiary Basis of Digital History (Draft)

This week, Trevor Owens (IMLS) posted a draft of an essay he is contributing to A Companion to Digital History, with an eye to receiving comments and discussion that could improve the essay draft. Owens’ draft of “Digital Sources & Digital Archives: The Evidentiary Basis of Digital History” interrogates how the digital shift within archives affects the work of historians. At this point, ...

RECOMMENDED: An Information Science Question in DH Feminism

A new article from Tanya Clement (UT Austin) is included in a special issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly (Vol 9, No 2 – now available as a preview) “Feminisms in Digital Humanities,” edited by Jacqueline Wernimont (Arizona State University). “An Information Science Question in DH Feminism” considers how “feminist inquiry can help us articulate and better ...

RECOMMENDED: Get Involved in the National Digital Platform for Libraries

In a guest post on the LITA blog, Emily Reynolds and Trevor Owens (IMLS) detail digital library funding opportunities under the National Digital Platform program. They draw out the themes of this spring’s IMLS Meetings around opportunities and gaps in US digital library infrastructure and link those themes to the current finding opportunities. These themes are: Engaging, ...

RECOMMENDED: The Arrival Fallacy: Collaborative Research Relationships in the Digital Humanities

The newest issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly will feature an article by Alix Keener (University of Michigan) addressing questions around collaboration between digital humanities researchers and academic librarians. “The Arrival Fallacy: Collaborative Research Relationships in the Digital Humanities” is based on research conducted with participants from the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) libraries, which includes ...

RECOMMENDED: How to destroy special collections with social media

Sarah Werner has posted the slides, notes, and audio from her recent talk at Rare Book School, “How to Destroy Special Collections with Social Media in 3 Easy Steps: A Guide for Researchers and Librarians.” After pointing out that many special collections are engaging in outreach via social media, Werner lays out, step-by-step, how to ...