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 ...

RESOURCE: Hacking heritage: understanding the limits of online access

Tim Sherratt (University of Canberra) has submitted a pre-print of a chapter he authored, “Hacking heritage: understanding the limits of online access,” to Humanities Commons. The chapter will be published in The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites. From the abstract: As cultural heritage collections become available ...

RESOURCE: Shifting to Data Savvy: The Future of Data Science In Libraries

Matt Burton (University of Pittsburgh), Liz Lyon (University of Pittsburgh), Chris Erdmann (North Carolina State University), and Bonnie Tijerina (Data & Society) have shared a project report, “Shifting to Data Savvy: The Future of Data Science In Libraries,” via D-Scholarship, the institutional repository of the University of Pittsburgh. From the abstract: The Data Science in ...

CFP: Access, Control, and Dissemination in Digital Humanities

Richard Mann and Shane Hawkins (both Carleton University) have issued a call for chapter proposals for a volume they will edit for Routledge: Access, Control, and Dissemination in Digital Humanities. From the CFP: While DH is seen by some as especially interdisciplinary or more conducive to group work, linked data, and open research, including both ...

EVENT: Emory Digital Humanities Symposium: DH for the Study and Teaching of South Asia

The Emory Digital Humanities Symposium: DH for the Study and Teaching of South Asia will be held April 6-7, 2018, at Emory’s Woodruff Library in Atlanta, with presentations live-streamed. As per the symposium website, the event aims to cover “newly formed approaches to digital humanities (DH) in the field of South Asian Studies”: In the case ...

JOB: Librarian for Collections and Digital Scholarship (European Languages Division), Harvard College Library

From the announcement: Reporting to the Head of the European Languages Division (ELD), the Librarian for Collections and Digital Scholarship will initiate and lead the ELD’s digital projects.  As a member of a team of librarians emphasizing collections in the humanities and social sciences in Western European and Slavic languages, this position will play a key operational ...

JOB: Preservation and Digital Archivist, Villanova University

From the announcement: Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library seeks an entrepreneurial and technologically adept archivist to serve as the Preservation and Digital Archivist. Reporting to the Director of Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement, the Preservation and Digital Archivist will be responsible for constructing, developing, and coordinating a new digital records infrastructure as well as managing ...

POST: Engaging Absence

In a new post on his website, Thomas Padilla (University of Nevada Las Vegas) probes questions of how to “engage absence” within data, using his experience spearheading Collections as Data as a lens: Where the data exhibit significant informational paucity, indeterminate values, inordinate biasing, or limited scope it is common to cast them aside in pursuit ...

POST: Resistance, Racialized Violence, and Database Design

Sarah Whitwell (McMaster University) has authored a post for the Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship’s blog, entitled “Resistance, Racialized Violence, and Database Design,” detailing her work defining “resistance” for a database schema: When inputting data on incidents of racialized violence, for example, I must decide how to code types of violence… It is ...

RESOURCE: “Natural Allies”: Librarians, Archivists, and Big Data in International Digital Humanities Project Work

Alex H. Poole and Deborah Garwood (both Drexel University) have submitted a pre-print of their article, “‘Natural Allies’: Librarians, Archivists, and Big Data in International Digital Humanities Project Work,” to ResearchGate. From the paper introduction: This paper first reviews the literature, concentrating on the relationships among digital humanities (DH), Library and Information and Science (LIS), ...

CFP: Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black Conference

The University of Maryland’s African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities Initiative (AADHum) has posted a call for proposals for their first national conference, to be held at the University of Maryland on October 18-20. The conference’s theme is “Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black”: What happens to digital humanities inquiry when we begin with Black culture, ...