RECOMMENDED: The Poetics of Non-Consumptive Reading

Building off of the amicus brief filed by Matthew Jockers, et al. in  Authors Guild vs. Google,  Mark Sample (George Mason University) has written a provocative post urging digital humanists to think critically about what it means to frame non-consumptive use–text-mining, topic modeling, etc.–as “non-expressive.” As the brief’s abstract explains: The brief argues that, just ...

JOB: Digital Humanities Librarian, Ohio State University

The Ohio State University Libraries have announced several openings as part of its Research and Education Faculty Librarian Cohort Search, including a Digital Humanities Librarian [pdf], a Geospatial Information Librarian [pdf], and a Data Management Services Librarian [pdf]. A portion of the announcement for the Digital Humanities Librarian position is reproduced below: Digital Humanities Librarian Responsibilities Conduct environmental ...

EVENT: Digital Preservation 2013

Registration is now open for Digital Preservation 2013, the annual meeting of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA). Taking place on July 23-25 in Alexandria, VA, the conference is free but seats are limited. The first two days feature a great lineup of speakers, including ...

JOB: Lead Academic Programmer, UCLA Center for Digital Humanities

From the job description: Reporting to the Academic Technology Manager, the Lead Academic Programmer architects and writes code for humanities and digital humanities projects, and provides project management and development team oversight for designated projects. This includes three primary areas: web development, instructional programming, and faculty-driven digital research projects.  The incumbent works with faculty and ...

POST: How Collaboration Works and How It Can Fail

In a thoughtful post, Elijah Meeks (Stanford University Libraries) considers the role of the librarian in digital humanities projects, touching on the question of academic hierarchies, alt-ac, and the professional designation of librarians as “staff”: Anyone who has worked with undergraduate and graduate research assistants knows that their effort and engagement is not demanded but ...

CFP: Digital Humanities Series – Open Book Publishers

Open Book Publishers, a peer-reviewed open access publisher, has issued a call for proposals for a book series on Digital Humanities: We are interested in experimental monographs, edited volumes and collections as well as introductory guides for non-specialists, best practices guides for practitioners and “state of the art” surveys. The Series offers digital humanists a dedicated ...

POST: On Changing the Rules of Digital Humanities from the Inside

Melissa Terras (University College London) reflects on the recent conversations around both the inclusivity of digital humanities and issues of gender, race, class, and disability as they relate to DH work. In the post, she describes her experience working with the TEI guidelines for gender, an issue that also came up at the Women’s History in ...

POST: Cultivating Partnerships in the Digital Humanities

In a column in the Chronicle of Higher Education, William Pannpacker argues for the shared value of DH collaborations between teaching-focused liberal arts institutions and research-focused universities. Emblematic of these “multi-institutional partnerships” is the Praxis Network, “developed as a partnership to share information about efforts to reboot graduate education and prepare Ph.D.’s for a range ...

JOB: Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services, Rice University

From the posting: The Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) is part of Fondren Library’s executive team, responsible for the oversight and management of scholarly communications, the institutional repository, the Digital Media Commons, the Kelley Center for Government Information & Microforms, and the GIS/Data Center. The Executive Director of DSS will work with faculty ...

POST: Weekend Reading: The DH Summer Edition

Over on the ProfHacker blog, Adeline Koh, Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Richard Stockton College, lines up weekend readings that “focus on some interesting developments in race, ethnicity and literary studies within the digital humanities, social media, and some literary inspiration for beginning your new summer project.” Links include a summary of last week’s #DHPoco ...

PROJECT: Current Happenings in Digital Humanities

What’s new in Digital Humanities? Matthew Kirschenbaum tasked his undergraduate English class (ENGL668K) at the University of Maryland with a critical curation assignment “to provide primary and secondary documentation answering the question, ‘What has happened in digital humanities that hadn’t yet happened on January 22, 2013 (the day before we started our class)?'” The resulting website brings ...