RECOMMENDED: Experiencing the Bust

Laura Mandell (Texas A&M) has posted “Experiencing the Bust,” a response to Timothy Brennan’s “Digital Humanities Bust,” the Chronicle of Higher Education article that caused a stir earlier this month. In it, Mandell asserts that “digital humanities is only busted if you expected it to be salvific,” noting that “it is the utopianists who deserve ...

POST: ‘Digital’ is Not the Opposite of ‘Humanities’

The Chronicle of Higher Education has published “‘Digital’ is Not the Opposite of ‘Humanities’,” a response to Timothy Brennan’s recent “Digital Humanities Bust” article, written by Sarah E. Bond (University of Iowa), Hoyt Long (University of Chicago), and Ted Underwood (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Taking issue with Brennan’s dismissal of literary analysis using quantitative ...

POST: Data Packages for DH Beginners

Miriam Posner (UCLA) has shared a brief blog post, “Data Packages for DH Beginners,” explaining her method for gathering and preparing datasets for use in her introductory DH classroom. [T]he typical student who enters my DH101 classroom has facility with Word, PowerPoint, maybe Excel, maybe some of the Adobe suite, but not a ton of ...

RESOURCE: Colonial and Postcolonial Digital Humanities Roundtable

Roopika Risam (Salem State University) has shared the text of her portion of a Colonial and Postcolonial Digital Humanities Roundtable at the College of William and Mary’s Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities Conference (#RMDHatWM). Risam’s contribution discusses attempts to “redress the inequalities in the digital cultural record,” advocating for a multifaceted approach that includes ...

CFParticipation: Calling All Digital Humanists! Make Your Work More Visible, Citable, Discoverable

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Center for Open Science (COS) have invited digital humanists to participate in a survey as part of an NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant, “Integrating Digital Humanities into the Web of Scholarship with SHARE: An Exploration of Requirements.” Building on the success of SHARE—a database of metadata describing and ...

JOB: Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Idaho

From the announcement: The University of Idaho Library seeks an innovative, flexible, and highly collaborative librarian who will help promote, develop, and maintain the digital services and projects of the library and the relationships that make these services and projects possible. Reporting to the Dean, this position will work within the Data and Digital Services ...

POST: ADHO Announces Reactivation of the Linked Open Data SIG

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) has announced the reactivation of the Linked Open Data Special Interest Group (SIG): The mission of the ADHO LOD SIG is to bridge between the DH community and the semantic web community, encouraging and facilitating the interconnection and interoperability of open online Humanities resources by raising awareness of ...

POST: The Commons and the Common Good

In a post on her Planned Obsolescence blog, Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Michigan State University) reflects on a visit to the MLA, where she formerly served as Director of Scholarly Communication during the development of Humanities Commons. In the post Fitzpatrick considers common challenges for the future of such projects. A huge part of the problem is ...

POST: Mapping the Early Modern World: Using Google Maps in the Classroom

In a post on AHA Today, Julia M. Gossard (Utah State University) describes a mapping assignment for teaching about the Global Early Modern World. A mapping project such as this can address a number of learning objectives as well as challenges instructors face when teaching a survey history course. Instructors of survey courses in Western ...

CFParticipation: Announcing the Library of Congress Congressional Data Challenge

In a post at the Library of Congress Signal Blog, Kate Zwaard (LOC) announced the Congressional Data Challenge, “a competition asking participants to leverage legislative data sets on congress.gov and other platforms to develop digital projects that analyze, interpret or share congressional data in user-friendly ways.” One project will be chosen to receive a $5,000 ...

JOB: Digital Preservation & Curation Officer, Arizona State University

From the ad: ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, knowledgeable, and service-oriented digital preservation professional to lead the digital preservation and curation program for the library collections held by ASU. This includes working closely with Library administration, departments/units as well as University constituents to plan, develop, implement, and communicate digital preservation and curation policies, strategies, ...