RESOURCE: New Challenges in Digital History: Sharing Women’s History on Wikipedia

Mia Ridge has shared her presentation notes from the Women’s History in the Digital World Conference at Bryn Mawr’s Albert Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education. The talk explores how and why academics should edit Wikipedia, a topic that has received a lot of attention recently in the library world, with many ...

A Report on SXSW 2013

A Report on SXSW 2013
Interactive LED public art at Republic Square Park. In this post, dh+lib Editor Zach Coble (Gettysburg College) shares his experience as a librarian at South By Southwest. What were librarians doing at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive this year? In a nutshell, we were displaying the innovative ideas driving libraries today and busting outdated perceptions ...

Street Librarianship, Without the Streets

Library book wagon. Tyler St. Branch, from Boston Public Library’s photostream on Flickr Is the axis of dh and libraries one of privilege, or does it have the potential to advance social justice? In this post, Alycia Sellie of the Brooklyn College Library, looks to street librarianship and considers the potential of the digital to ...

OPPORTUNITIES: THATCamp Alabama

The Alabama Digital Humanities Center announces THATCamp Alabama, to be held August 9-10, 2013, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. Registration for the event will open in April.

RESOURCE: How to Git

Over on the ACRL TechConnect Blog, Eric Phetteplace has provided an introduction to Git and its potential relevance, along with instructions on tackling it, promising: “If you are generally afraid of anything that reminds you of the DOS Prompt, you’re not alone and you’re also totally capable of learning Git.” In an earlier post on ...

POST: Talking About Digital Pedagogy

In a post on the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative site, Ashley Wiersma, CHI Fellow and doctoral candidate in history at Michigan State University, examines the digital, the pedagogical, and the location of authority. She concludes: The power of digital pedagogy lies in its innovative and disruptive nature, which urges scholars to re-examine educational structures long ...

JOBS: Digital Scholarship Librarian at Miami University Libraries

Provide consulting to faculty and graduate students in defining and implementing digital scholarship projects; investigate new and innovative ways to create, organize, and deliver online content; serve as the developer in the building, maintenance and technical support of the Miami Digital Repository; design and teach credit/non-credit courses including activities such as developing effective teaching materials, ...

CFP: Digital Humanities Forum, Return to the Material, University of Kansas

The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas has issued a CFP for their 2013 Digital Humanities Forum: Return to the Material. From the CFP: We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers, posters or panel sessions on topics from your own research that focus on the relationship between the digital and ...

RESOURCE: Up and Running with Omeka.net

Looking to explore Omeka? Miriam Posner, coordinator of the UCLA Digital Humanities program, recently published a pair of posts, drawing on her experience teaching an introductory Omeka Workshop at THATCamp Feminisms West. In the first post, Posner sets up an account, adds items, and forms collections; in the second, she creates a digital exhibit. Omeka is a ...

RESOURCE: Medievalists and the Scholarly Digital Edition

The freshly-released Volume 34 of Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing includes Dot Porter’s essay, “Medievalists and the Scholarly Digital Edition.” Porter, the soon-to-be Curator of Digital Research Services at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, considers medievalists’ use of digital resources, opening with a brief ...

PROJECT: Postcolonial Digital Humanities

Adeline Koh, a visiting faculty fellow at Duke and assistant professor of literature at Richard Stockton College, and Roopika Risam, a PhD candidate at Emory, have launched a new site dedicated to “Global explorations of race, class, gender, sexuality and disability within cultures of technology.” The site includes Founding Principles (including alt genealogies of DH), a ...