RESOURCE: Media Studies and DH

How does media studies inform DH– and vice versa? MediaCommons is currently hosting a series on “the differentiations and intersections of media studies and the digital humanities.” Twenty “digital humanists and media scholars” have been invited to comment on “the intersections of these two disciplines, how they use them, and how these intersections expand and/or complicate these ...

POST: The Limitations of GitHub for Writers

On ProfHacker, Konrad Lawson reports on the limitations of GitHub for writers, the last in a series of posts introducing and reviewing GitHub (with a posting on alternatives to GitHub in the works). He writes: GitHub, in its current form, can serve the needs of writers and scholars, just as it currently serves programmers, and ...

CFP: Workshop on Big Humanities

A call for papers has been issued for the Workshop on Big Humanities, held in conjunction with the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, October 6-9, 2013, in Santa Clara, CA. From the CFP: The workshop will address applications of “big data” in the humanities, arts and culture, and the challenges and possibilities that such ...

JOB: Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives, American Historical Association

From the position description:  The Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives will oversee the AHA’s communications with members and other constituencies.  This includes print and digital publishing, web design, information management, and membership – all part of a strategy to enable the American Historical Association’s programs and activities to take maximum advantage of the ...

PROJECT: Museums and the Web

The 17th annual Museums and the Web, an “annual conference featuring advanced research and exemplary applications of digital practice for cultural, natural and scientific heritage,” was held in Portland, Oregon, April 17-20, 2013. The winners of the MW2013 Best of the Web contest are posted, and feature an excellent selection of sites and applications that make use ...

POST: Women’s History, and … Metadata?!

Reflecting on the recent Women’s History in the Digital World conference, held March 22-23 at Bryn Mawr, Arden Kikland provides an overview of sessions attended and considers Laura Mandell‘s conference keynote, “Feminist Critique vs. Feminist Production in Digital Humanities.” Kirkland describes the reaction to Mandell’s discussion of the TEI’s coding for gender– 1 for male, 2 for ...

RESOURCE: First Folio Online

In honor of Shakespeare’s birthday (today, April 23), Sarah Werner offers a roundup of high-resolution facsimiles of the First Folio available online. Writing on the Folger Shakespeare Library’s blog, The Collation,Werner reviews the eight digital copies available from various institutions and points readers to additional resources on the First Folio. This post was produced through ...

JOB: Project Assistant, Montana Digital Newspaper Project

From the position description: The Project Assistant is primarily responsible for assisting in the digitization of historical newspapers. To a lesser extent, the Project Assistant will also support the digital conversion of other materials, such as books or manuscripts. This post was produced through a cooperation between Caro Pinto, Patrick Williams, and Amy Wickner (Editors-at-Large ...

JOB: Manager, Digital Scholarly Communication, Australian National University

From the position description: The Manager, Digital Scholarly Communication is responsible for the ANU Digital Collections facility which provides a range of services to assist academic staff and postgraduate researchers to manage the dissemination of their research output (including publications, theses and conference papers) particularly through deposit in the open access repository. The position also ...

CFP: Global Women Wikipedia Write-In

On ProfHacker, Adeline Koh issues a call for participation this Friday, April 26, 1-3PM EST, in the Global Women Wikipedia Write-In. From the call: Ever been disappointed by the level of Wikipedia coverage on the world outside of Europe and the United States? Consider joining in this Friday in the Global Women Wikipedia Write-in (#GWWI), ...

RESOURCE: Keeping Up With…Digital Humanities

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has launched a new online publication called Keeping Up With…, appearing monthly and designed to introduce timely topics to academic librarians. The inaugural issue features Digital Humanities, and is filled with links to resources, tools,  and opportunities for self-learning. Written by Jennifer L. Adams and Kevin B. Gunn (both ...