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2022-12-06

CHR2022 Practicalities

Source: Computational Humanities Research - Latest topics | Reading time: 0 minutes

Directions Venue The conference will take place at the beautiful Monastery of the Grauwzusters in Antwerp. For directions, see the map below. Conference dinner The conference dinner on Tuesday will be at the University Club. For directions, see the map below: 2 posts - 2 participants Read full topic

ACH @ MLA 2023: Extended Reality for the Study of Language and Literature

Source: The Association for Computers and the Humanities | Reading time: 4 minutes

Session 361 on Friday, 6 January, 5:15 PM-6:30 PM, 3024 (Moscone West) How can Extended Reality (XR) technologies (Virtual, Augmented, Mixed) be applied to the teaching and study of language and literature? What new questions do these technologies enable us to ask? How might they extend or intersect with other areas of digital humanities work?…Continue reading.

2022-12-05

Digital Humanities & Black Digital Heritage

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

Dorothy Berry Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 5:00pm Max Kade Center (329A) 3401 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 Dorothy Berry is a Digital Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and she is a leading voice in Black Digital Humanities and Black Cultural Heritage. Her talk will address the intersection of Africana Studies and DH as well as questions of archiving and public accessibility, the intersections between public/community space and DH, and the need for an ethics of care. Image for Left Column:

The Sloane Lab Community Fellowships Round One

Source: UCLDH Blog | Reading time: 2 minutes

The Sloane Lab are seeking to appoint Community Fellows (ten in total until summer 2024) to contribute to “The Sloane Lab: Looking back to build future shared collections”, led by University College London (UCL) in partnership with the Technische Universität Darmstadt, British Museum (BM) and Natural History Museum (NHM). The fellow will undertake creative, critical, […]

LURN3: Luxembourg Ukrainian Researcher Network / Мережа українських дослідників у Люксембурзі: 3-тя зустріч

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 2 minutes

English version below . Третя зустріч учасників Люксембурзької мережі українських дослідників (LURN) відбудеться 9 грудня 2022 року з 8:30 до 13:00 в Люксембурзькому університеті на кампусі Belval, Porte des Sciences 11, L-4365 Еш-сюр-Альзетт, у відкритому просторі C²DH. Програма має два розділи. У першій частині тренінги та дискусії проведуть Сандра Камарда, Маріон Рутц, Ерве Мюллер, Андреас Фікерс і Філіп Дельфосс на теми цілепокладання в науці, академічної комунікації, написання резюме, культурних відмінностей між західноєвропейськими та східноєвропейськими академічними закладами. традиції та ментроінг. У другій частині заходу запрошені люксембурзькі колеги презентують українським дослідникам свої наукові спільноти, дослідницькі центри та можливості фінансування. Офіційна частина заверш…

MPhil: new course options for 2023-2024

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Applications for our MPhil in Digital Humanities are currently open (deadline for funding 5 January 2023). Our MPhil explores what it means to be human in an increasingly digital world, in a flexible format that allows you to bring your existing expertise to the programme, and design an end-of-year project or dissertation that works for

Stephen Turton

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Stephen Turton is a Research Fellow at Gonville and Caius College specializing in the history of English dictionaries from 1600 to the present, with a particular interest in their representations of marginalized language varieties and social groups. One of his projects is a collaboration with Charlotte Brewer (Oxford) to digitize and edit the correspondence of

2022-12-02

2022-12-01

RECOMMENDED: Data Primer: Making Digital Humanities Research Data Public

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

Published earlier in 2022, the collaboratively authored and edited Data Primer: Making Digital Humanities Research Data Public (Felicity Tayler; Marjorie Mitchell; Chantal Ripp; and Pascale Dangoisse) provides an overview of current practices around data management and curation for digital humanities practitioners. Book Description Data management and curation are important processes for digital humanists: without proper ...read more

RESOURCE: Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

The National Museum of African American History and Culture has announced the launch of the Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal – a comprehensive search platform allowing users to search over 1.7 million pages of Freedmen’s Bureau records. From the announcement: The portal allows users to search records from the United States Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and ...read more

CFP: Collections as Data: State of the Field and Future Directions

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the 3-year Collections as Data: Part to Whole project culminates in an international summit: Collections as Data: State of the Field and Future Directions. The Collections as Data: Part to Whole team has shared a Call for Participation for this collaborative international working event, which will be held ...read more

CFP: Inclusive Pedagogies and Services

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

From guest editors of a forthcoming Reference Services Review issue, Dr. Kawanna Bright and Dr. Mónica Colón-Aguirre, comes a Call for Papers regarding Inclusive Pedagogies and Services. From the Call: How do we create cultures of inclusivity in libraries where librarians not only value inclusive principles, but enact them in meaningful ways? Reference Services Review (RSR) ...read more

OPPORTUNITY: The Art Historical Image in the Digital Age

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

“The Art Historical Image in the Digital Age” is a two-week seminar that will take place at the Kunsthistorisches Institute in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut (KHI) from June 26 to July 7, 2023. The seminar will be led by Emily Pugh, Principal Research Specialist for Digital Art History, Getty Research Institute, and David Ogawa, Associate Professor ...read more

EVENT: DEFCon Speaker Series: Tatiana Bryant

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

The Digital Ethnic Futures Consortium is running a virtual speaker series alongside its other AY 2022-2023 events. On December 15, 2022, the DEFCon Speaker Series features Tatiana Bryant (Barnard College). Register to participate in the Zoom session. About the session: Please join us on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific for the DEFCon ...read more

EVENT: Policies for a Better Internet: Securing Digital Rights for Libraries

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

The Internet Archive will host an upcoming virtual discussion, “Policies for a Better Internet: Securing Digital Rights for Libraries,” on December 8 at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern. Facilitated by Chris Lewis, President of Public Knowledge, the discussion will focus on the Internet Archive’s upcoming report “Securing Digital Rights for Libraries: Towards an Affirmative Policy Agenda for ...read more

EVENT: Texts All the Way Down: The Intertextual Networks Project

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

Newcastle University’s Animating Text hosts a virtual speaker series showcasing the work of digital humanists and textual scholars. On December 12 at 4pm GMT they will feature “Texts All the Way Down: The Intertextual Networks Project” with Ash Clark and Sarah Connell (Northeastern University): Abstract:  This paper will share the Women Writers Project‘s newest publication, Women Writers: ...read more

EVENT: Web Archiving Coffee Chat with Ian Milligan

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

The Society of American Archivists Web Archiving Section is hosting a Coffee Chat on December 6, 2022. This session features a talk by Ian Milligan who will discuss the research use of web archives. Event description from the hosts: Dr. Ian Milligan will explore some research use cases for web archival data, and explain what ...read more

JOB: Head of Digital Scholarship & Initiatives (Iowa State University)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

From the announcement: Required Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree and 5 years of related experience Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience supervising and empowering staff. Experience with program management. Understanding of digital scholarship methodologies, tools and technologies such as those related to text analysis, data visualization, multimodal publishing, etc. Knowledge of best practices, current issues and trends in ...read more

JOB: Digital Collections Librarian (Dartmouth College)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

From the announcement: The Digital Collections Librarian works as part of the Digital by Dartmouth Library (DxDL) program, in collaboration with Dartmouth students, faculty, staff, and community partners, to develop digital collections and exhibits in alignment with the Dartmouth Library’s priorities and values. The Digital Collections Librarian will contribute to the design, creation and reuse ...read more

CLARIN Compatible NER and Geoparsing Web Services for Italian and Serbian Parallel Text (It-Sr-Ner)

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 5 minutes

CLARIN Compatible NER and Geoparsing Web Services for Italian and Serbian Parallel Text (It-Sr-Ner) Blog post written by Prof. Olja Perisic outlining the outcomes of the project 'Compatible NER and Geoparsing Web Services for Italian and Serbian Parallel Text (It-Sr-Ner)' that won the CLARIN Bridging Gap Call.   The Project Winning the ‘Bridging gaps’ Call allowed us to connect CLARIN to external language technology tools by building web services that would enable monolingual and bilingual NER (Named Entity Recognition)  annotation of aligned text, specifically Italian-Serbian and geoparsing. The possibility of integrating the It-Sr-NER-ws into the CLARIN ERIC Switchboard and the JERTEH (Society for Language Resources and Tools) infrastructure following FAIR Data Principle…

CFP: Le numérique comme méthodes et terrains. Perspectives féministes (NuMFem 2023)

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 8 minutes

Le colloque “Le numérique comme méthodes et terrains : perspectives féministes” (NuMFem2023) se tiendra les  29-30 juin 2023 en ligne et au Centre Internet et Sociétré (CIS) sur le site Pouchet du CNRS (Paris). L’ambition de ce colloque international est d’interroger la façon dont le numérique, à la fois instrument, méthode, terrain et objet de […] The post CFP: Le numérique comme méthodes et terrains. Perspectives féministes (NuMFem 2023) appeared first on dhCenter.

Text Recognition for Nepalese Manuscripts in Pracalit Script

Source: Journal of Open Humanities Data Latest Articles | Reading time: 8 minutes

This dataset is a model for handwritten text recognition (HTR) of Sanskrit and Newar Nepalese manuscripts in Pracalit script. This paper introduces the state of the field in Newar literature, Newar manuscripts, and HTR engines. It explains our methodology for developing the requisite ground truth consisting of manuscript images and corresponding transcriptions, training our model with a PyLAia engine, and this model’s limitations. This dataset shared on Zenodo can be used by anyone working with manuscripts in Pracalit script, which will benefit the fields of Indology and Newar studies, as well as historical and linguistic analysis. Published on 2022-11-30 10:14:24

2022-11-30

Call for CSDH/SCHN Program Chair (Congress 2023)

Source: CSDH / SCHN | Reading time: 1 minutes

Dear Colleagues, CSDH/SCHN is seeking a program chair to lead the organization of our annual conference as part of Congress 2023 (York University, May 27th to June 2nd). Ideally, we would like to run a hybrid conference allowing members to meet in person for the first time since 2019 while also offering the chance to […]

Invitation to tender for a cross-sector Emerging Leaders programme study

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 12 minutes

Scoping study to support the creation of a cross-sector Emerging Leaders programme for members of ethnically diverse communities within libraries Jump to the ITT The lack of representation of diversity within the library workforce is one of the greatest challenges facing the library sector. Research conducted in 2015 by CILIP highlighted the unrepresentative nature [...] The post Invitation to tender for a cross-sector Emerging Leaders programme study appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

Seeing Constable Differently

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

CDH recently teamed up with the Fitzwilliam Museum to bring some of Constable's most famous paintings to life with the project Walking the Landscape. Small groups went on walks in the East of England in an attempt to locate the original sources for the paintings themselves. You can read more about this project here: https://walking-the-landscape.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/

2022-11-29

Grassroots Data Wranglers

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

On 22 June 2022, the public event Grassroots Data Wranglers took place as part of Cambridge Digital Humanities’ (CDH) Social Data School 2022. The main speakers in this public event were grassroots researchers who have challenged conventions of data collection and have done it, sometimes in opposition to established data gatekeepers, to shed light on

Grassroots Data Wranglers

Source: Blog - CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

On 22 June 2022, the public event Grassroots Data Wranglers took place as part of Cambridge Digital Humanities’ (CDH) Social Data School 2022. The main speakers in this public event were grassroots researchers who have challenged conventions of data collection and have done it, sometimes in opposition to established data gatekeepers, to shed light on […] The post Grassroots Data Wranglers first appeared on CDH.

A Recap on the CLARIN Café on Text and Data Mining Exceptions a Year After - Has the Pony Become a Horse?

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 2 minutes

A Recap on the CLARIN Café on Text and Data Mining Exceptions a Year After - Has the Pony Become a Horse? About The CLARIN Café on Text and Data Mining (TDM) Exceptions a Year After took place via Zoom on 8 November 2022 and was organised by the CLARIN Legal and Ethical Issues Committee (CLIC). It was attended by around 25 participants, including language researchers, lawyers and legal experts from both CLARIN institutions and the private sector. The aim of the event was to discuss the impact of the copyright exceptions for TDM introduced by the recent Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (hereinafter DSM Directive) on language research and technology so far. The event was a follow-up of a Café organised by the CLIC on the same subject in 2021, with the inten…

Keynote 2: Nina Tahmasebi "The Strengths and Pitfalls of Large-Scale Text Mining for DH"

Source: Computational Humanities Research - Latest topics | Reading time: 1 minutes

Speaker: Nina Tahmasebi Affiliation: University of Gothenburg Title: The Strengths and Pitfalls of Large-Scale Text Mining for DH Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss how we can use digital methods to generate sustainable knowledge in the humanities. I will give an overview of the data-intensive research methodology and discuss how methods, results, and data relate to each other and must be evaluated as parts of a whole: there is no such thing as a good method, nor is there a way to know if the results are good, without considering the data. I will discuss results as a window from which we can see our data, and how we can reason about the results of digital methods. I will also present the Change is Key! research program and describe our efforts to connect computational research with research questions from the humanities and social sciences. 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Keynote 1: Peter Turchin "Computational Humanities and Testing Theories of the Evolution of Social Complexity in Human History"

Source: Computational Humanities Research - Latest topics | Reading time: 1 minutes

Speaker: Peter Turchin Affiliation: Complexity Science Hub–Vienna and University of Connecticut Title: Computational Humanities and Testing Theories of the Evolution of Social Complexity in Human History Abstract: During the Holocene the scale and complexity of human societies increased dramatically. Generations of scholars have proposed different theories explaining this expansion, which range from functionalist explanations, focusing on the provision of public goods, to conflict theories, emphasizing the role of class struggle or warfare. To quantitatively test these theories, I develop a general dynamical model, based on the theoretical framework of cultural macroevolution. Using this model and Seshat: Global History Databank I test 17 potential predictor variables proxying mechanisms suggested by major theories of sociopolitical complexity (and >100,000 combinations of these predictors). The best-fitting model indicates a strong causal role played by a combination of increasing agricultural productivity and invention/adoption of military technologies (most notably, iron weapons and cavalry in the first millennium BCE). 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

2022-11-28

EOSC webinar: Pan-European digital assets supporting research communities: Benefits & opportunities

Source: News | Reading time: 3 minutes

On 5-6 December 2022, EOSC Future and the INFRAEOSC-07 projects (C-SCALE, DICE, EGI-ACE, OpenAIRE Nexus, Reliance) are hosting an online use case showcase. Check out the agenda and register for this online interactive event by 4 December, 23.59 CET : https://eoscfuture.eu/eventsfuture/webinar-pan-european-digital-assets-supporting-research-communities-benefits-opportunities/

Manuscript Monday: LJS 381- Humanist copy of Sallust’s works on the history of Rome (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 381, a 15th century Humanist copy of the ancient Roman historian Sallust’s works on the history of Rome, with contemporary and later annotations, including alternate readings, some of which were incorporated into the text as corrections. YouContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 381- Humanist copy of Sallust’s works on the history of Rome (Video Orientation)"

The Digital Turn in Early Modern Japanese Studies

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

The Digital Humanities occupy an ever-growing place in the research landscape of the twenty-first century. The past few years have seen rapid advancements in the development of digital technologies in the field of Japanese Studies. Scholars working on early modern Japan—be it literature, history, textual scholarship, art, or other areas of study—can avail themselves of

Engaging with WWII and the Holocaust via Gaming: Analytical Perspectives on Design and Reception

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

How can we promote critical understandings of the Second World War and Holocaust via gaming as a format? In this lecture, Pieter Van den Heede discusses how the war, and the Holocaust in particular, are simulated in currently available games, and to what extent game designs can be leveraged to highlight alternative perspectives. He will do so in light of recent debates in the field of Holocaust & Genocide Studies, in particular in relation to the work of Frank Bajohr, Andrea Löw and Dirk Moses. Pieter Van den Heede is a lecturer and researcher at the History Department of Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focuses on historical culture (i.e. how people in the past and present relate to the past), public history, history didactics and digital humanities. In 2021, he completed his PhD dissertation on how digital games depict the Second World War, and what it means for people to play these games.   Tuesday, 28 February 2023 17.00 – 18.30 Black Box Maison des Sciences Humaines, Belval Campus and online The lecture will be followed by a reception. Please confirm your participation before 22 February at vanessa.napolitano@uni.lu       28 February 2023 Public history Digital methods Holocaust Media history WW2 Conferences Published Hide image in content detail

Review: MaCleKi

Source: Reviews in Digital Humanities | Reading time: 4 minutes

A review of MaCleKi, a location-based digital history project that curates historic places in and around Kisumu, Kenya, directed by J. Mark Souther, Meshack Owino, and Erin J. Bell

2022-11-25

2 PhD positions in Digital Humanities and Natural Language Processing

Source: Computational Humanities Research - Latest topics | Reading time: 1 minutes

In the context of the 5-year project GOLEM (Graphs and Ontologies for Literary Evolution Models), I’m hiring 2 PhDs for a big project about the evolution of fanfiction. https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/job-opportunities/?details=00347-02S0009QIP&cat=wp Project: Federico Pianzola Assistant Professor in Computational Humanities University of Groningen 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

DRI Coffee Morning: January 2023

Source: News | Reading time: 2 minutes

Date:  25 Jan 2023 Location:  Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 January’s coffee morning will take place in person on Wednesday 25 of January at the Royal Irish Academy at 10.00am. The coffee morning will be hosted by Daniel Bangert, the National Open Research Coordinator.

Six new CROSS projects on the theme of crisis

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 6 minutes

The 2023 edition of the CROSS (Collaborative Research on Science and Society) program invited researchers from EPFL and the University of Lausanne to submit proposals for joint projects on the theme of crisis. These projects combine natural sciences and engineering with social sciences and humanities to address some of the most pressing challenges facing society. […] The post Six new CROSS projects on the theme of crisis appeared first on dhCenter.

2022-11-24

DHNB BOARD: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Source: DHNB | Reading time: 1 minutes

The Nomination Committee of DHNB opens the call for nominations for three positions for the next election period which starts on 15 February 2023. Board members are elected for a 3-year period (2023–2026).  The term of three of the current Board members, Olga Holownia (Iceland), Lars Kjær (Denmark) and Costanza Navarretta (Denmark) runs out. Olga […]

Mapping the Road Towards Archival Justice: inclusive terminology and colonial archives

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

An online public event at the Cambridge Cultural Heritage Data School convened by the (Anti) Colonial Archives Working Group Developing inclusive terminology for the purpose of creating catalogues and archival descriptions is a major challenge for cultural heritage professionals. Standardisation of categories and labels for collections is an essential part of rendering their contents visible,

2022-11-23

SPARQL for music: when melodies meet ontology

Source: OpenMethods | Reading time: 4 minutes

Introduction: Developed in the context of the EU H2020 Polifonia project, the investigation deals with the potentialities of SPARQL Anything to to extract musical features, both at metadata and symbolic levels, from MusicXML files. The paper captures the procedure that has applied by starting from an overview about the application of ontologies to music, as well as of the so- called 'façade-based' approach to knowledge graphs, which is at the core of the SPARQL Anything software. Then, it moves to an illustration of the passages involved (i.e., melody extraction, N-grams extraction, N-grams analysis and exploitation of the Music Notation Ontology). Finally, it provides some considerations regarding the result of the experiment in terms of effectiveness of the queries' performance. In conclusion, the authors highlight how further studies in the field may cast an increasingly brighter light on the application of semantic-oriented methods and techniques to computational musicology. [Click ‘Read more’ for the full post!]

DRI Welcomes New Board Members

Source: News | Reading time: 3 minutes

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is pleased to welcome three new members to the DRI Board – Dr Siobhán O’Sullivan, Brendan Teeling, and David Kane.

2022-11-22

Q&A Session: Social Data School

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

The Social Data School is an application only online intensive teaching programme structured around the life-cycle of a digital research project, covering principles of research design, data collection, cleaning and preparation, methods of analysis and visualisation, and data management and preservation practices. The school welcomes applications from all backgrounds, including journalists, NGOs, activists, trade unionists

Dr Annja Neumann

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Annja Neumann is an Affiliated Lecturer in Modern German Studies and Isaac Newton Trust Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Digital Humanities. Her practice-based research explores the staging of spaces and politics of embodiment, with a particular interest in the theatricalisation of medical spaces.

Europeana Aggregators Forum Outreach Event - 15th December 2022

Source: News | Reading time: 2 minutes

The Europeana Initiative will steward a common European data space for cultural heritage that aims to support the cultural heritage sector and promote the creation, use, and reuse of content in areas such as the cultural and creative sectors and tourism, as well as education and scientific research.

UNIL : Cours public “Les séries TV et la grande guerre des plateformes” – en ligne

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 2 minutes

Comment le streaming impacte nos séries TV ? L’augmentation exponentielle de l’offre de plateformes de streaming comme Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max ou Amazon Prime Video nous confronte à une multiplication de choix d’abonnements possibles. Au sein de cette compétition, les budgets des séries augmentent et les développements narratifs tendent à être de plus en plus […] The post UNIL : Cours public “Les séries TV et la grande guerre des plateformes” – en ligne appeared first on dhCenter.

King Tut and Digital Humanities: A Pedagogical Case Study

Source: Digital Humanities posts covering new technology and developments | Reading time: 5 minutes

│By Dr. Sarah L. Ketchley, Senior Digital Humanities Specialist│ The Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (MELC) at the University of Washington has a history of supporting work in Digital Humanities (DH) dating back to the 1980s. More recently, the department has offered regular introductory classes in DH, which I have taught since 2015. ... Read more The post King Tut and Digital Humanities: A Pedagogical Case Study appeared first on The Gale Review.

2022-11-21

Federated Academic Digital Imaging System (FADIS)

Source: Digital Humanities Network | Reading time: 2 minutes

Website: https://fadis.library.utoronto.ca/about.html Description: The Federated Academic Digital Imaging System (FADIS) is a consortial learning management and courseware system developed for image based teaching of art, architecture and visual culture. The goal of […]

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Source: CDH | Reading time: 7 minutes

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Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1656- Memorial [manuscript] (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to Ms. Codex 1656, advice about reform in Portugal, including concerns about the Inquisition, addressed to Prince Joseph, who took an active role in ruling Portugal after his father, King John V, suffered a stroke in 1742. You canContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1656- Memorial [manuscript] (Video Orientation)"

New Impact Story: Ukrainian History Course in Response to the War in Ukraine

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

New Impact Story: Ukrainian History Course in Response to the War in Ukraine This impact story shines the spotlight on one of the initiatives in response to the invasion of Ukraine that CLARIN has supported. The distance learning course ‘Ukrainian History’ was developed by two friends and colleagues, based in Ukraine and Lithuania, as an example of collaboration between EU universities and Ukrainian researchers. The short distant learning course covers the history of Ukraine and its statehood, beginning with the Kyivan Rus’ state and its Ukrainian principalities (9th-13th c.) and then traces Ukraine’s historical development and its struggle for independence until the present day.  Read more here. Karina Berger 21 November 2022

Humanities Data Analysis: Case Studies with Python — Humanities Data Analysis: Case Studies with Python

Source: OpenMethods | Reading time: 5 minutes

Introduction: Folgert Karsdorp, Mike Kestemont and Allen Riddell ‘s  interactive book, Humanities Data Analysis: Case Studies with Python had been written with the aim in mind to equip humanities students and scholars working with textual and tabular resources with practical, hands-on knowledge to better understand the potentials of data-rich, computer-assisted approaches that the Python framework offers to them and eventually to apply and integrate them to their own research projects. The first part introduces a “Data carpentry”, a collection of essential techniques for gathering, cleaning, representing, and transforming textual and tabular data. This sets the stage for the second part that consists of 5 case studies (Statistics Essentials: WhoReads Novels? ; Introduction to Probability ; Narrating with Maps ; Stylometry and the Voice of Hildegard ; A Topic Model of United States Supreme Court Opinions, 1900–2000 ) showcasing how to draw meaningful insights from data using quantitative methods. Each chapter contains executable Python codes and ends with exercises ranging from easier drills to more creative and complex possibilities to adapt the apply and adopt the newly acquired knowledge to their own research problems. The book exhibits best practices in how to make digital scholarship available in an open, sustainable ad digital-native manner, coming in different layers that are firmly interlinked with each other. Published with Princeton University Press in 2021, hardcopies are also available, but more importantly, the digital version is an  Open Access Jupyter notebook that can be read in multiple environments and formats (.md and .pdf). The documentation, coda and data materials are available on Zenodo (https://zenodo.org/record/3560761#.Y3tCcn3MJD9). The authors also made sure to select and use packages which are mature and actively maintained.

The Australian history industry and the impact of digitisation (open access preprint chapter)

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 1 minutes

The Australian History Industry was published recently. Edited by Paul Ashton and Paula Hamilton, the book ‘explores the complex, multi-roomed house of Australian history’, exploring academic, school, and public history, the impact of digital technologies, and the relationship of history to memory, social justice, politics, and cultural practice. My chapter ‘Digital revolutions: The limits and affordances of online collections’ looks at how digitisation of GLAM collections has (and hasn’t) changed historical practice: As the COVID lockdowns in 2020 emphasised, the online availability of primary source materials makes historical research possible even when access to the originals is limited. But the undoubted convenience of being able to browse 200 years worth of newspapers at home masks other issues that historians have been slow to acknowledge and address. How do we discover relevant resources? What gets digitised and why? How can researchers use these collections to ask new types of questions? After more than 25 years, the web has its own history. What problems and possibilities has it brought to the way we understand the past? It’s available as a green open access preprint on Zenodo.

Recent updates to trove-newspaper-harvester and trove-newspaper-images

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 1 minutes

Catching up on some software package updates over the last few months. The trove-newspaper-harvester package is now at v0.6.5. Recent changes include: Fix to handle articles with missing metadata Don’t try to re-download existing text and PDF files on restart Better error messages for CLI Better handling of exceptions The trove-newspaper-images package is now at v0.2.1. Recent changes include: Minor changes to make it easier to use this package within the trove-newspaper-harvester Use argparse directly for the CLI, putting the initialisation within a function to avoid conflicts Remove the messages printed to stdout Updated the repository and documentation to use nbdev v2 Don’t try to re-download existing images

2022-11-20

RaDiHum20 spricht mit Mareike König, Aglaia Bianchi und Lydia Repke über Wissenschaftskommunikation

Source: RaDiHum 20 | Reading time: 2 minutes

Persönliche Wissenschaftskommunikation kann Forscherinnen und Forscher dazu bringen, eine eigene Stimme zu entwickeln und hörbar zu machen. Warum das so ist und wie man diesen Effekt des Empowerment erreicht, darüber sprechen wir in dieser Folge mit drei ausgewiesenen Expertinnen für Wissenschaftskommunikation. Mareike König vom DHI Paris leitet seit vielen Jahren das Blogportal de.hypotheses.org, auf dem […] Der Beitrag RaDiHum20 spricht mit Mareike König, Aglaia Bianchi und Lydia Repke über Wissenschaftskommunikation erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

2022-11-18

CFP: Historical Documents and automatic text recognition

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With this special issue of the Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities (JDMDH), the goal is to bring together in one single volume several experiments, projects and reflections related to automatic text recognition on Historical documents. Many projects now include automatic text acquisition in their data processing chain. The integration of this technology into […] The post CFP: Historical Documents and automatic text recognition appeared first on dhCenter.

Robert Schuman entre histoire et mémoire

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Programme 15:00 Accueil et mots de bienvenue 15:15 Mise en perspective historique   Intervenants : Sylvain Schirmann (Professeur émérite, Science Po Strasbourg) Marie-Thérèse Bitsch (Professeure émérite, Université de Strasbourg). Questions et commentaires de l’audience   16:00 Table ronde Patrimoine et Médiations Intervenants : Eulalie Giraud (Auteur de L’UE Parlons-en) Guido Lessing (enseignant, Maison de Robert Schuman, Luxembourg) Claire Le Van (Musée de Saverne, chargée de mission pour la promotion de la vie et de l’œuvre de Louise Weiss) Laurent Thurnherr (Maison de Robert Schuman, Scy-Chazelles) Modérateur : Frédéric Clavert (C²DH, Université du Luxembourg) Questions et commentaires de l’audience.   Entrée libre sur inscription jusqu’au 23 novembre 2023   24 November 2022 Contemporary history of Europe European integration Conferences Published Photographie issue du fonds de la Maison de Robert Schuman à Scy-Chazelles.

2022-11-17

Automating the Achive: From Card Catologues to Computer Bots

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Speaker: Dr Siddharth Soni (Cambridge Digital Humanities) One of the enduring fantasies of technological automation is a ‘total’ archive. An archive without gaps or fissures or lacunae. An Archive that is intelligent, self-aware, and even sentient. One that can write its own story without historians and scholars dawdling in its dusty entrails. From card catalogues

Meet the new Members of the SSH Open Marketplace Editorial Board

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Meet the new Members of the SSH Open Marketplace Editorial Board The SSH Open Marketplace is a discovery portal which pools and contextualises resources for social sciences and humanities research communities: tools, services, training materials, datasets, publications and workflows. This service was developed in the context of the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud project (2019-2022) and was delivered to the public by the end of the project in April 2022. Since then, an Editorial Board ensures the day-to-day maintenance and the data quality of the SSH Open Marketplace. Liaising with the service providers and the end-users of the service (SSH researchers and support staff fo…

100,000+ people use Transkribus (100k Giveaway)

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We are thrilled to announce that yesterday, we hit 100,000 users on the Transkribus platform! Even with our years-long highly motivated effort, advocacy, and dedication, this milestone would not have been possible without our passionate community. Over 25,000 new members have joined us this year alone—a clear indication of where the Transkribus family is  headed. […] The post 100,000+ people use Transkribus (100k Giveaway) appeared first on READ-COOP.

2022-11-16

The Russia-Ukraine War and Media: Event Summary

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This post was written by Amy Harris, DDI Lab Manager and PhD Candidate at the School of Communication. This event was described as bringing together a “panel of international experts … The Russia-Ukraine War and Media: Event Summary Read More » The Russia-Ukraine War and Media: Event Summary first appeared on Digital Democracies Institute.

Explorative analysis of large-scale education data using Machine Learning: Contextual factors related to Professional Learning Communities

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Speaker: Anders Astrup Christensen, Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo and Sedat Gumus Affiliation: Title: Explorative analysis of large-scale education data using Machine Learning: Contextual factors related to Professional Learning Communities Link to poster 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Migration is not a one way trip. Studying and telling the story of Crimean Tatars' deportation and return

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The deportation of Crimean Tatars was a state-organized and forcible eviction of Crimean Tatars people that was ordered by Joseph Stalin as a form of collective punishment in 1944. It was supposed to completely remove the Crimean Tatar nationality from the demographic map of the world. It ruined the traditional way of life, social structure, and cultural institutes of Crimean Tatars. Indeed, Crimean Tatars were supposed to assimilate in exile. As a result of state-sponsored violence, Crimean Tatars became a nation in exile. After Stalin's death they did not receive the right to return to Crimea and renew their autonomy, like most "punished peoples." However, Crimean Tatars escaped the fate and managed to reshape their identity. Moreover, despite the ban, Crimean Tatars tried to return to their homeland during the Soviet era. In the presentation the question "How did Crimean Tatars returnees dealt with 'homecoming'?" will be answered. Studying the Crimean Tatars' return contribute significantly not only to the history of Crimean Tatars, moreover, it is important for the understanding of reverse migration process in migration studies. The research, foremost, is based on oral history interviews. So the special attention will be paid to doing Oral History in Crimea.     A historian of Crimean Tatars, Martin-Oleksandr Kisly (History Department of National university of Kyiv-Mohyla academy) holds a Candidate of Science degree, having defended a dissertation entitled "Crimean Tatars’ Return to the Homeland in 1956–1989". His research focuses on memory, trauma, identity and migration. Fulbright Research and Development program fellow (2017, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor). IWM fellow (2022).   Wednesday, 23 November 2022 14.00 - 15.00 Online Please contact vanessa.napolitano@uni.lu to receive the Webex link. 23 November 2022 Contemporary history of Europe Migration history Oral history Hands-on History Published Hide image in content detail

The Oupoco Database of French Sonnets from the 19th Century

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The Oupoco Database is a collection of 4,872 French sonnets developed in the framework of the Oupoco Project. It is mainly composed of poems from the 19th and early 20th century. The sonnets come from different sources from the Internet and from a collaboration with the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Every sonnet has a specific license (depending on the source it comes from), but the whole collection can be reused for free (under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license). Published on 2022-11-15 12:05:20

2022-11-15

CAA ESC Election Results

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The 2022 Executive Steering Committee (ESC) elections results are: Jeffrey Glover has been elected to a second term as Secretary. Emma Slayton has been elected to a second term as Membership Secretary. Timo Geitlinger has been elected to a first term as Bursary and Student/Low-Income Officer. These terms will begin at the conclusion of the […]

CDH Awards Recipients, Lent 2021

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2020-2021 Below are the recipients of the CDH Awards in 2020-2021. Please visit CDH Awards for more information and how to apply for the current academic year. Bid Development Awards Barbara McGillivray 'Computational Methods for Tracing the Evolution of Meaning in Ancient Languages' Máire Ní Mhaonaigh 'Interpretation of a Digital Corpus of Landscape Literature

CHR2022 - Schedule

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Day 1 - Mon 12 Dec 2022 Session 0: Opening 2022-12-12T14:30:00Z UTC → 2020-11-18T15:15:00Z UTC Walk-in, registration 2022-12-12T15:15:00Z UTC → 2020-11-18T15:30:00Z UTC Welcome Session 1A: Keynote 1 2020-11-18T15:30:00Z UTC → 2020-11-18T17:00:00Z UTC ; TBD Peter Turchin TBA Opening reception (followed by self-paid dinner) 2022-12-12T17:00:00Z UTC Day 2 - Tue 13 Dec 2022 Session 2A: Language 2022-12-13T08:00:00Z UTC → 2022-12-13T09:30:00Z UTC; TBD) Margherita Parigini and Mike Kestemont The Roots of Doubt. Fine-tuning a BERT Model to Explore a Stylistic Phenomenon [long] Alessandra De Mulder, Lauren Fonteyn and Mike Kestemont Linguistic value construction in 18th-century London auction advertisements: a quantitative approach [long] Folgert Karsdorp, Enrique Manjavacas and L…

The Sandbach Tinne Programme

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By Malik Al Nasir Malik Al Nasir is a third-year PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge’s faculty of history. His research entitled Kinship Networks and Mercantile Hegemony in the Latter Days of British Slavery – The Case of Sandbach Tinne, c. 1790-1840 is derived from his longstanding desire to trace his own mixed ancestry […] The post The Sandbach Tinne Programme first appeared on CDH.

Citizen Science as Public History?

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Abstract How does public history intersect with citizen science on crowdsourcing platforms like Zooniverse? This talk will use examples drawn from the Living with Machines project, a collaboration between The Alan Turing Institute and British Library with partner universities, to consider this question. Living with Machines is developing digital history and data science methods to explore vast digitised corpora of historical collections from the long 19th century. Crowdsourcing was built into the project from the very beginning, both as a form of public engagement and a method for data collection. Participants comments and survey results provide insights into their experiences reading and annotating historical newspaper articles. Biography Dr Mia Ridge is the British Library’s Digital Cura…

The Sandbach Tinne Programme

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By Malik Al Nasir Malik Al Nasir is a third-year PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge’s faculty of history. His research entitled Kinship Networks and Mercantile Hegemony in the Latter Days of British Slavery – The Case of Sandbach Tinne, c. 1790-1840 is derived from his longstanding desire to trace his own mixed ancestry

Determining Author or Reader: A Statistical Analysis of Textual Features in Children's and Adult Literature

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Speaker: Lindsey Geybels Affiliation: University of Antwerp, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium Title: Determining Author or Reader: A Statistical Analysis of Textual Features in Children’s and Adult Literature Abstract: Due to the nature of literary texts as being composed of words rather than numbers, they are not an obvious choice to serve as data for statistical analyses. However, with the help of computational techniques, words can be converted to numerical data and certain parts of a text can be examined on a large scale. Textual elements such as sentence length, word length and lexical diversity, which are associated by scholars on the one hand with the writing style of an individual author and on the other with the complexity of a text and the intended age of its readers, can thus be subjected to statistical evaluation. In this paper, data from little under 700 English and Dutch books written for different ages is analysed using a statistical linear mixed model. The results show that the textual elements studied are better qualified to detect the age of the intended reader of a text than the identity or age of the author. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Good Omens: A Collaborative Authorship Study

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Speaker: Leonardo Grotti, Mona Allaert and Patrick Quick Affiliation: Universiteit Antwerpen, Faculty of Arts, Prinsstraat 13, B-2000, Antwerp Title: Abstract: Good Omens is a collaborative novel written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Rising interest in the book, amplified by the success of the recent screen adaptation, has aroused curiosity regarding its realization. We use Rolling Delta and Rolling Classify to detect stylistic signals from each author as these methods reveal authorial takeovers. The same techniques are applied to compare the screenplay of the show to the novel. The results indicate that Good Omens resembles Pratchett’s work more closely. The screenplay is correctly attributed to Gaiman, its sole author, and the comparison reveals that Gaiman may have relied less on the source material over the course of the narrative arc. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Topic?

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Speaker: Joris J. van Zundert (1, 2), Marijn Koolen (1, 2), Julia Neugarten (3), Peter Boot (1), Willem van Hage (4) and Ole Mussmann (4) Affiliation: (1) KNAW Huygens Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; (2) DHLab, KNAW Humanities Cluster, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; (3) Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, the Netherlands; (4) eScience Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Title: Abstract: We apply Top2Vec to a corpus of 10,921 novels in the Dutch language. For the purposes of our research we want to understand if our topic model may serve as a proxy for genre. We find that topics are extremely narrowly related to an existing genre classification historically created by publishers. Interestingly we also find that, notwithstanding careful vocabulary filtering as suggested by prior research, various other signals, such as author signal, stubbornly remain. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Boosting Word Frequencies in Authorship Attribution

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Speaker: Maciej Eder Affiliation: Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences, Title: Boosting Word Frequencies in Authorship Attribution Abstract: In this paper, I introduce a simple method of computing relative word frequencies for authorship attribution and similar stylometric tasks. Rather than computing relative frequencies as the number of occurrences of a given word divided by the total number of tokens in a text, I argue that a more efficient normalization factor is the total number of relevant tokens only. The notion of relevant words includes synonyms and, usually, a few dozen other words in some ways semantically similar to a word in question. To determine such a semantic background, one of word embedding models can be used. The proposed method outperforms classical most-frequent-word approaches substantially, usually by a few percentage points depending on the input settings. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Peeking Inside the DH Toolbox – Detection and Classification of Software Tools in DH Publications

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Speaker: Nicolas Ruth, Andreas Niekler and Manuel Burghardt Affiliation: Computational Humanities Group, Institute for Computer Science, Leipzig University – Augustusplatz 10, 04109 Leipzig Title: Peeking Inside the DH Toolbox – Detection and Classification of Software Tools in DH Publications Abstract: Digital tools have played an important role in Digital Humanities (DH) since its beginnings. Accordingly, a lot of research has been dedicated to the documentation of tools as well as to the analysis of their impact from an epistemological perspective. In this paper we propose a binary and a multi-class classification approach to detect and classify tools. The approach builds on state-of-the-art neural language models. We test our model on two different corpora and report the results for different parameter configurations in two consecutive experiments. In the end, we demonstrate how the models can be used for actual tool detection and tool classification tasks in a large corpus of DH journals. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Modeling Plots of Narrative Texts as Temporal Graphs

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Speaker: Leonard Konle and Fotis Jannidis Affiliation: Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany Title: Modeling Plots of Narrative Texts as Temporal Graphs Abstract: The paper outlines a formal model of plot (and syuzhet) for narrative texts. The basic unit are scenes and the motif repertoire instantiated in the scene. The motif repertoire consists of three sets of (closely related) elements: character stereotypes, types of verbal actions and action types. It is assumed that the motif repertoire is highly dependent on the corpus which is analyzed, in our case a corpus of romance and horror novels published as pulp fiction. The resulting information is represented in a temporal graph which in turn is used to compute relevant information on the scenes and characters. Scenes are also characterized by their valence and their arousal value. A second representation which offers with a topic model of the direct speech and the narrative text a simple proxy for the types of verbal actions and the action types is also created. To assess the ability of these information structures to indicate changes in the temporal structures three evaluation methods are used based on artificial data. We can confirm that a very abstract representation of the plot is able to do so, but contrary to our expectations the more information-rich model which makes use of the topic model is not better in doing so. The main contribution of this paper is its attempt to integrate different research proposals into one integral model. We offer a descriptive framework and a proposal for the formal model of plot, which makes it possible to identify research problems and align existing approaches. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

A Quantitative Study of Fictional Things

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Speaker: Andrew Piper and Sunyam Bagga Affiliation: McGill University, 680 Sherbrooke St., Montreal, QC H3A 2M7, Canada Title: A Quantitative Study of Fictional Things Abstract: In this paper, we apply machine learning based predictive models on two large data sets of historical and contemporary fiction to better understand the role that things play in fictional writing. A large body of scholarship known as ``thing theory’’ has attempted to understand the function of fictional things within literature mostly by focusing on small case studies. We provide the first-ever estimates of the distribution of different types of things in English-language fiction over the past two centuries along with experiments to model their semantic identity. Our findings suggest that the most common fictional things are structural in nature, functioning akin to narrative props. We conclude by showing how these findings pose problems for inherited theories of fictional things and propose an alternative theoretical framework, embodied cognition, as a way of understanding the predominance of structural things. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Reviewer Preferences and Gender Disparities in Aesthetic Judgments

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Speaker: Ida Marie S. Lassen (1), Yuri Bizzoni (1), Telma Peura (1), Mads Rosendahl Thomsen (2) and Kristoffer Nielbo (1) Affiliation: (1) Center for Humanities Computing Aarhus, Aarhus University, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483,DK-8000 Aarhus C; (2) School of Communication and Culture - Comparative Literature, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1580, DK-8000 Aarhus C Title: Reviewer Preferences and Gender Disparities in Aesthetic Judgments Abstract: Aesthetic preferences are considered highly subjective resulting in inherently noisy judgments of aesthetic objects, yet certain aspects of aesthetic judgment display convergent trends over time. This paper presents a study that uses literary reviews as a proxy for aesthetic judgment in order to identify systematic components that can be attributed to bias. Specifically, we find that judgments of literary quality differ across media types and display a gender bias. In newspapers, male reviewers have a same-gender preference while female reviewers show an opposite–gender preference. On the other hand, in the blogosphere female reviewers prefer female authors. While alternative accounts exist of this apparent gender disparity, we argue that it reflects a cultural gender antagonism that is necessary to take into account when doing computational assessment of aesthetics. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Gender and Power in Japanese Light Novels

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Speaker: Xiaoyun Gong, Yuxi Lin, Ye Ding and Lauren Klein Affiliation: Emory University, 201 Dowman Dr, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA Title: Gender and Power in Japanese Light Novels Abstract: In Japanese culture, the light novel – a combination of text and anime-style illustrations–is a relatively new literary form. It derives from the broader otaku culture, which is also associated with video games, manga, cosplay, anime, and other forms of Japanese popular culture. Though the light novel lacks the global reach of some of these other genres, such as manga and anime, it nonetheless attracts millions of readers across a range of gender and age groups. While distinct subgenres of the light novel have emerged, such as romance, adventure, horror, and harem, issues of gender stereotyping, power imbalances and other forms of inequality remain strongly entrenched. These issues can be attributed to how otaku culture is rooted in heterosexual male desire. This paper offers a quantitative assessment of these issues of gender inequality. We analyze 290 light novels, scraped from the Baka-Tsuki Translation Community Wiki, in terms of the power relationships between female and male characters as they evolve over the course of each novel. We find patterns consistent with issues of gender stereotyping and power differentials. More specifically, we find that female characters consistently wield less power than male characters, especially toward the end of each novel. We find some variation in specific subgenres. We conclude with close readings of two light novels, demonstrating how a power frames approach to analyzing gender stereotypes in otaku culture augments existing work on the subject. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Detecting Sequential Genre Change in Eighteenth-Century Texts

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Speaker: Jinbin Zhang (1), Yann Ciarán Ryan (3), Iiro Rastas (4), Filip Ginter (4), Mikko Tolonen (3) and Rohit Babbar (1) Affiliation: (1) Aalto University, Finland; (3) University of Helsinki, Finland; (4) TurkuNLP, University of Turku, Finland Title: Detecting Sequential Genre Change in Eighteenth-Century Texts Abstract: Machine classification of historical books into genres is a common task for NLP-based classifiers and has a number of applications, from literary analysis to information retrieval. However it is not a straightforward task, as genre labels can be ambiguous and subject to temporal change, and moreoever many books consist of mixed or miscellaneous genres. In this paper we describe a work-in-progress method by which genre predictions can be used to determine longer sequences of genre change within books, which we test out with visualisations of some hand-picked texts. We apply state-of-the-art methods to the task, including a BERT-based transformer and character-level Perceiver model, both pre-trained on a large collection of eighteenth century works (ECCO), using a new set of hand-annotated documents created to reflect historical divisions. Results show that both models perform significantly better than a linear baseline, particularly when ECCO-BERT is combined with tfidf features, though for this task the character-level model provides no obvious advantage. Initial evaluation of the genre sequence method shows it may in the future be useful in determining and dividing the multiple genres of miscellaneous and hybrid historical texts. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Measuring Rhythm Regularity in Verse: Entropy of Inter-Stress Intervals

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Speaker: Artjoms Šeļa (1, 2) and Mikhail Gronas (3) Affiliation: (1) Institute of Polish Language (Polish Academy of Sciences), al. Mickiewicza 31, 31-120 Kraków; (2) University of Tartu, Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu, Estonia; (3) Dartmouth college, Hanover, NH 03755, USA Title: Measuring Rhythm Regularity in Verse: Entropy of Inter-Stress Intervals Abstract: Recognition of poetic meters is not a trivial task, since metrical labels are not a closed set of classes. Outside of classical meters, describing the metrical structure of a poem in a large corpus requires expertise and a shared scientific theory. In a situation when both components are lacking, alternative and continuous measures of regularity can be envisioned. This paper focuses on poetic rhythm to propose a simple entropy-based measure for poem regularity using counts of non-stressed intervals. The measure is validated using subsets of a well-annotated Russian poetic corpus, prose, and quasi-poems (prose chopped into lines). The regularity measure is able to detect a clear difference between various organizational principles of texts: average entropy rises when moving from accentual-syllabic meters to accentual variations to free verse and prose. Interval probabilities, when taken as a vector of features, also allow for classification at the level of individual poems. This paper argues that distinguishing between meter as a cultural idea and rhythm as an empirical sequence of sounds can lead to better understanding of form recognition and prosodic annotation problems. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Chronicling Crises: Event Detection in Early Modern Chronicles from the Low Countries

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Speaker: Alie Lassche (1), Jan Kostkan (2) and Kristoffer Nielbo (2) Affiliation: (1) Leiden University, Institute of History, Doelensteeg 16, 2311 VL Leiden, The Netherlands; (2) Center for Humanities Computing Aarhus, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark Title: Chronicling Crises: Event Detection in Early Modern Chronicles from the Low Countries Abstract: Between the Middle Ages and the nineteenth century, many middle-class Europeans kept a handwritten chronicle, in which they reported on events they considered relevant. Discussed topics varied from records of price fluctuations to local politics, and from weather reports to remarkable gossip. What we do not know yet, is to what extent times of conflict and crises influenced the way in which people dealt with information. We have applied methods from information theory – dynamics in word usage and measures of relative entropy such as novelty and resonance – to a corpus of early modern chronicles from the Low Countries (1500–1820) to provide more insight in the way early modern people were coping with information during impactful events. We detect three peaks in the novelty signal, which coincide with times of political uncertainty in the Northern and Southern Netherlands. Topic distributions provided by Top2Vec show that during these times, chroniclers tend to write more and more extensively about an increased variation of topics. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

What Shall We Do With the Unseen Sailor? Estimating the Size of the Dutch East India Company Using an Unseen Species Model

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Speaker: Melvin Wevers (1), Folgert Karsdorp (2) and Jelle van Lottum (3) Affiliation: (1) University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; (2) KNAW Meertens Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; (3) KNAW Huygens Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Title: What Shall We Do With the Unseen Sailor? Estimating the Size of the Dutch East India Company Using an Unseen Species Model Abstract: Historians base their inquiries on the sources that are available to them. However, not all sources that are relevant to the historian’s inquiry may have survived the test of time. Consequently, the resulting data can be biased in unknown ways, possibly skewing analyses. This paper deals with the Dutch East India Company its digitized ledgers of contracts. We apply an unseen species model, a method from ecology, to estimate the actual number of unique seafarers contracted. We find that the lower bound of actual seafarers is much higher than what the remaining contracts indicate: at least, thirty-six percent of the seafarers is unknown. Moreover, we find that even in periods when few records survived, we can still credibly estimate a lower bound on the unique number of seafarers. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Online expo: 360° Ligeti

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Bezoek de webtentoonstelling 360° Ligeti hier! Opvallend in de muziek van de Hongaars-Oostenrijkse componist György Ligeti (1923-2006) is haar originaliteit en veelzijdigheid. Grenzeloos zoals de gedachten van de componist. Als kind verzon Ligeti het utopische land ‘Kylwiria’, waarvoor hij landkaarten,… Continue reading “Online expo: 360° Ligeti”…

Lost Manuscripts and Extinct Texts: A Dynamic Model of Cultural Transmission

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Speaker: Jean-Baptiste Camps (1, 2) and Julien Randon-Furling (3, 4) Affiliation: (1) Venice Center for Digital and Public Humanities, Univ. Ca’ Foscari, Fondamenta Malcanton 5449, Venezia, 30123, Italy; (2) Centre Jean-Mabillon, École nationale des chartes, Paris Sciences , &, Lettres, 65 rue de Richelieu, Paris, 75002, France; (3) Centre Borelli, Univ. Paris-Saclay, ENS Paris-Saclay, CNRS, SSA, INSERM, 91190, Gif-sur-Yvette, France; (4) SAMM, FP2M (FR2036), Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, CNRS, Paris, 75013, France Title: Lost Manuscripts and Extinct Texts: A Dynamic Model of Cultural Transmission Abstract: How did written works evolve, disappear or survive down through the ages? In this paper, we propose a unified, formal framework for two fundamental questions in the study of the transmission of texts: how much was lost or preserved from all works of the past, and why do their genealogies (their "phylogenetic trees’‘) present the very peculiar shapes that we observe or, more precisely, reconstruct? We argue here that these questions share similarities to those encountered in evolutionary biology, and can be described in terms of "genetic’’ drift and "natural’’ selection. Through agent-based models, we show that such properties as have been observed by philologists since the 1800s can be simulated, and confronted to data gathered for ancient and medieval texts across Europe, in order to obtain plausible estimations of the number of works and manuscripts that existed and were lost. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Right-wing Mnemonics

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Speaker: Phillip Stenmann Baun (1) and Kristoffer Nielbo (2, 3) Affiliation: (1) Department of Global Studies, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark; (2) Center for Humanities Computing Aarhus, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark; (3) Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark Title: Right-wing Mnemonics Abstract: This paper presents a natural language processing technique for studying memory on the far-right political discussion forum /pol/ on 4chan.org. Memory and the use of history play a pivotal role on the far-right for temporally structuring beliefs about social life and order. However, due in part to methodological limitations, there is a lack of knowledge regarding the specific historical entities that make up the far-right memory culture and w…

Differentiating Social Media Texts via Clustering

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Speaker: Hannah Seemann and Tatjana Scheffler Affiliation: Germanistisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany Title: Differentiating Social Media Texts via Clustering Abstract: We propose to use clustering of documents based on their fine-grained linguistic properties in order to capture and validate text type distinctions such as medium and register. Correlating the bottom-up, linguistic feature driven clustering with text type distinctions (medium and register) enables us to quantify the influence of individual author choice and medium/register conventions on variable linguistic phenomena. Our pilot study applies the method to German particles and intensifiers in a multimedia corpus, annotated for register. We show that German particles and intensifiers differ across both register and medium. The clustering based on the linguistic features most closely corresponds to the medium distinction, while the stratification into registers is reflected to a lesser extent. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Emodynamics: Detecting and Characterizing Pandemic Sentiment Change Points on Danish Twitter

Source: Computational Humanities Research - Latest topics | Reading time: 1 minutes

Speaker: Rebekah Baglini (1), Sara Møller Østergaard (2), Stine Nyhus Larsen (2) and Kristoffer Nielbo (2) Affiliation: (1) School of Communication and Culture - Linguistics, Cognitive Science, and Semiotics, Aarhus University, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 2, Building 1485, DK-8000 Aarhus C, (2) Center for Humanities Computing Aarhus, Aarhus University, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483,DK-8000 Aarhus C Title: Emodynamics: Detecting and Characterizing Pandemic Sentiment Change Points on Danish Twitter Abstract: In this paper, we present the results of an initial experiment using emotion classifications as the basis for studying information dynamics in social media (`emodynamics’). To do this, we used Bert Emotion to assign probability scores for eight different emotions to each text in a time series of 43 million Danish tweets from 2019-2022. We find that variance in the information signals novelty and resonance reliably identify seasonal shifts in posting behavior, particularly around the Christmas holiday season, whereas variance in the distribution of emotion scores corresponds to more local events such as major inflection points in the Covid-19 pandemic in Denmark. This work in progress suggests that emotion scores are a useful tool for diagnosing shifts in the baseline information state of social media platforms such as Twitter, and for understanding how social media systems respond to both predictable and unexpected external events. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Detecting Formulaic Language Use in Historical Administrative Corpora

Source: Computational Humanities Research - Latest topics | Reading time: 1 minutes

Speaker: Marijn Koolen (1, 2) and Rik Hoekstra (1,2) Affiliation: (1) KNAW Huygens Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; (2) DHLab, KNAW Humanities Cluster, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Title: Detecting Formulaic Language Use in Historical Administrative Corpora Abstract: Historical administrative corpora are filled with jargon and formulaic expressions that were used consistently across many documents. Governmental decisions, notarial deeds and official charters often contain fixed expressions to ensure that the same legal aspects in different documents had the same interpretation. Such formulaic expressions can be used to identify specific elements of a document. For instance, a deed has different formulas to indicate whether it concerns the sale of property or the transferal of rights. In this paper we explore formulas as a methodological devise to structure the text of an administrative corpus and make the information contained in it better accessible. We use a data-driven method to detect potential formulaic expressions in historical corpora, that can deal with spelling variation and change and recognition errors introduced in the digitisation process. We apply this exploratory technique on a corpus of almost 300,000 eighteenth-century resolutions of the States General of the Dutch Republic and find many formulaic expressions that capture relationships between the political actors involved and the decisions that were made. A first analysis suggests that many formulas can be used to add metadata to individual resolutions on various elements of the proposals and decisions that are part of each resolution. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Introducing Functional Diversity: A Novel Approach to Lexical Diversity in (Historical) Corpora

Source: Computational Humanities Research - Latest topics | Reading time: 1 minutes

Speaker: Folgert Karsdorp (1), Enrique Manjavacas (2) and Lauren Fonteyn (2) Affiliation: (1) KNAW Meertens Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; (2) Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands Title: Introducing Functional Diversity: A Novel Approach to Lexical Diversity in (Historical) Corpora Abstract: The question how we can reliably estimate the lexical diversity of a particular text (collection) has often been asked by linguists and literary scholars alike. This short paper introduces a way of operationalizing functional diversity measurements by means of token-based embeddings, and argues that functional diversity is not only a practically advantageous, but also a theoretically relevant addition to the Computational Humanities Research toolkit. By means of an experiment on the historical ARCHER corpus, we show that lexical diversity at the level of functional groups is less sensitive to orthographic variation, and provides insight into an important and often disregarded dimension of vocabulary diversity in textual data. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

55th CIDOC-CRM and 48th FRBR joint meeting

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 2 minutes

CIDOC CRM is an international standard for Cultural Heritage domain description. FRBRoo/LRMoo is an international standard for bibliographic information. Twice a year, members of both groups meet to update and improve their models. The next meeting will be held at the C²DH, between 6 and 9 December 2022. See the agenda of the meeting. Besides the meeting itself, two awareness events are open to a wider public:   Hands-on workshop about Spatiotemporal modeling using CIDOC CRM models Tuesday 6 December, 9.30 - 13.30 at the DH Lab The workshop, mostly dedicated to cultural heritage professionals, will consist in two parts: first a guided tour of the university campus at Belval that is situated on a reclaimed industrial site, followed by a practical collaborative session on using spatiotempora…

2022-11-14

‘International Infrastructures for the Digital Humanities’

Source: Living with Machines | Reading time: 2 minutes

Our Principal Investigator Ruth Ahnert and Co-Investigator Mia Ridge were asked to speak on a panel on ‘International Infrastructures for the Digital Humanities‘ at the Building Digital Humanities Symposium in early November: ‘The key theme of this session is to look outward to the most ambitious global connections that can be made via digital humanities […]

Manuscript Monday: LJS 380- Pros mathēmatikous … [etc.] (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 380, a 15th century copy of the ancient Greek critique of learning by Empiricus Sextus, divided into the disciplines of grammar, rhetoric, geometry, arithmetic, astrology, music, logic, physics, and ethics. A short work titled Dialexeis or DissoiContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 380- Pros mathēmatikous … [etc.] (Video Orientation)"

Linguistic Value Construction in 18th-Century London Auction Advertisements: a Quantitative Approach

Source: Computational Humanities Research - Latest topics | Reading time: 1 minutes

Speaker: Alessandra De Mulder (1), Lauren Fonteyn (2) and Mike Kestemont (1) Affiliation: (1) University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium; (2) Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands Title: Linguistic Value Construction in 18th-Century London Auction Advertisements: a Quantitative Approach Abstract: Georgian England was characterised by a buzzing consumer society in which advertising played a progressively important role when it came to the (linguistic) value construction surrounding material goods. Increasingly, the perceived value of goods was not only determined by the intrinsic quality of the goods, but also by the socio-commercial discourse used to characterise them. Linguistic modifiers, such as adjectives, must have played an important role in this process – reflecting these socio-economical trends in text while also reinforcing them. Here, we focus on a diachronic corpus of over 5,000 pages of London auction advertisement pages, digitised via automated transcription and divided across four sample periods between 1742-1829. Prime methodological challenges include: (1) the noisiness of the available data because of imperfect transcription; (2) the coarseness of the available time stamps, and (3) the lack of suitable NLP software, such as lemmatizers or (shallow) syntactic parsers. Through the use of word embeddings, we try to alleviate the issue of spelling variation with reasonable success. We find that, over time, subjective or ‘evaluative’ modifiers have become more prominent in these advertisements than their objective or ‘descriptive’ counterparts – but there are different temporal patterns for different types of advertised objects Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

The Roots of Doubt. Fine-tuning a BERT Model to Explore a Stylistic Phenomenon

Source: Computational Humanities Research - Latest topics | Reading time: 1 minutes

Speaker: Margherita Parigini (1) and Mike Kestemont (2) Affiliation: (1) Université de Genève; (2) University of Antwerp Title: The Roots of Doubt. Fine-tuning a BERT Model to Explore a Stylistic Phenomenon Abstract: The narrative work of well-known Italian author Italo Calvino (1923-1985) features a phenomenon that literary critics refer to as ``dubitative text’': this stylistic device consciously hinders the narrative progression of a story, by questioning its own content. We report on an attempt to model the presence of dubitative text in Calvino’s fictional oeuvre and examine whether this model can also be used to retrieve dubitative instances in his essayistic oeuvre. We hypothesize that precisely the category of the dubitative text yields interesting points of intersection between both writing modes. We fine-tuned a BERT model based on a manually annotated dataset and report inter-annotator scores. We situate our findings and model criticism in the current landscape of Calvino scholarship. While detecting dubitative text is challenging, our model provides fresh insights into the device’s surface features. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

The Process of Imitatio Through Stylometric Analysis: the Case of Terence’s Eunuchus

Source: Computational Humanities Research - Latest topics | Reading time: 1 minutes

Speaker: Andrea Peverelli (1,2), Marieke van Erp (2) and Jan Bloemendal (1) Affiliation: (1) Huygens Institute, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, 1012 DK Amsterdam, the Netherlands; (2) KNAW Humanities Cluster, DHLab, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, 1012 DK Amsterdam, the Netherlands Title: The Process of Imitatio Through Stylometric Analysis: the Case of Terence’s Eunuchus Abstract: The Early Modern Era is at the forefront of a widespread enthusiasm for Latin works: texts from classical antiquity are given new life, widely re-printed, studied and even repeatedly staged, in the case of dramas, throughout Europe. Also, new Latin comedies are again written in quantities never seen before (at least 10,000 works published 1500 to 1800 are known). The authors themselves, within the game of literary imitation (the process of imitatio), start to mimic the style of ancient authors, and Terence’s dramas in particular were considered the prime sources of reuse for many decades. Via a case study “the reception of Terence’s Eunuchus in Early Modern literature”, we take a deep dive into the mechanisms of literary imitation. Our analysis is based on four comedy corpora in Latin, Italian, French and English, spanning roughly 3 centuries (1400-1700). To assess the problem of language shift and multi-language inter-corpora analysis, we base our experiments on translations of the Eunuchus , one for each sub-corpus. Through the use of tools drawn from the field of Stylometry, we address the topic of text reuse and textual similarities between Terence’s text and Early-Modern corpora to get a better grasp on the internal fluctuations of the imitation game between Early Modern and Classical authors. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

One Graph to Rule them All: Using NLP and Graph Neural Networks to analyse Tolkien's Legendarium

Source: Computational Humanities Research - Latest topics | Reading time: 1 minutes

Speaker: Vincenzo Perri, Lisi Qarkaxhija, Albin Zehe, Andreas Hotho and Ingo Scholtes Affiliation: (1) Data Analytics Group, Department of Informatics(IfI), Universität Zürich, CH-8050 Zürich, Switzerland; (2) Chair of Informatics XV - Machine Learning for Complex Networks, Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (CAIDAS), Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, D-97074 Würzburg, Germany; (3) Chair of Informatics X - Data Science, Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (CAIDAS), Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, D-97074 Würzburg, Germany Title: One Graph to Rule them All: Using NLP and Graph Neural Networks to analyse Tolkien’s Legendarium Abstract: Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning have considerably advanced Computational Literary Studies. Similarly, the construction of co-occurrence networks of literary characters, and their analysis using methods from social network analysis and network science, have provided insights into the micro- and macro-level structure of literary texts. Combining these perspectives, in this work we study character networks extracted from a text corpus of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Legendarium. We show that this perspective helps us to analyse and visualise the narrative style that characterises Tolkien’s works. Addressing character classification, embedding and co-occurrence prediction, we further investigate the advantages of state-of-the-art Graph Neural Networks over a popular word embedding method. Our results highlight the large potential of graph learning in Computational Literary Studies. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Correlations between GoodReads Appreciation and the Sentiment Arc Fractality of the Grimm brothers' Fairy Tales

Source: Computational Humanities Research - Latest topics | Reading time: 1 minutes

Speaker: Yuri Bizzoni, Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, Ida Marie S. Lassen and Kristoffer Nielbo Affiliation: 1, Center for Humanities Computing Aarhus, Aarhus University, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483,DK-8000 Aarhus C; 2, School of Communication and Culture - Comparative Literature, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1580, DK-8000 Aarhus C, \; 3, Center for Humanities Computing Aarhus , &, Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483, 3rd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C Title: Correlations between GoodReads Appreciation and the Sentiment Arc Fractality of the Grimm brothers’ Fairy Tales Abstract: Despite their widespread popularity, fairy tales are often overlooked when studying literary quality with quantitative approaches. We present a study on the relation between sentiment fractality and literary appreciation by testing the hypothesis that fairy tales with a good balance between unpredictability and excessive self-similarity in their sentiment narrative arcs tend to be more popular and more appreciated by audiences of readers. In short, we perform a correlation study of the degree of fractality of the fairy tales of the Grimm brothers and their current appreciation as measured by their Goodreads scores. Moreover, we look at the popularity of these fairy tales through time, determining which ones have come to form a strong “internal canon” in the corpus of the authors and which one have fallen into relative obscurity. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

`Entrez!' she called: Evaluating Language Identification Tools in English Literary Texts

Source: Computational Humanities Research - Latest topics | Reading time: 1 minutes

Speaker: Erik Ketzan and Nicolas Werner Affiliation: Centre for Digital Humanities, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland & University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany Title: `Entrez!’ she called: Evaluating Language Identification Tools in English Literary Texts Abstract: This short paper presents work in progress on the evaluation of current language identification (LI) tools for identifying foreign language n-grams in English-language literary texts, for instance, “‘Entrez!’ she called”. We first manually annotated French and Spanish words appearing in 12,000-word text samples by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway using a TEI tag. We then split the tagged sample texts into four groups of n-grams, from unigram to tetragram, and compared the accuracy of five LI packages on correctly identifying the language of the tagged foreign-language snippets. We report that, of the packages tested, Fasttext proved most accurate for this task overall, but that methodological questions and future work remain. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Automatic Identification and Classification of Portraits in a Corpus of Historical Photographs

Source: Computational Humanities Research - Latest topics | Reading time: 1 minutes

Speaker: Taylor Arnold, Lauren Tilton and Justin Wigard Affiliation: Linguistics Program, Carole Weinstein International Center, 211 Richmond Way, Richmond, VA 23173, U.S.A; Rhetoric & Communication Studies, 231 Richmond Way, Richmond, VA 23173, U.S.A Title: Automatic Identification and Classification of Portraits in a Corpus of Historical Photographs Abstract: There have been recent calls for an increased focus on the application of computer vision to the study and curation of digitised cultural heritage materials. In this short paper, we present an approach to bridge the gap between existing algorithms and humanistically driven annotations through a case study in which we create an algorithm to detect and and classify portrait photography. We apply this method to a collection of about 40,000 photographs and present a preliminary analysis of the constructed data. The work is part of the larger ongoing study that applies computer vision to the computational analysis of over a million U.S. documentary photographs from the early twentieth century. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Page Layout Analysis of Text-heavy Historical Documents: a Comparison of Textual and Visual Approaches

Source: Computational Humanities Research - Latest topics | Reading time: 1 minutes

Speaker: Sven Najem-Meyer and Matteo Romanello Affiliation: EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland & UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland Title: Page Layout Analysis of Text-heavy Historical Documents: a Comparison of Textual and Visual Approaches Abstract: Page layout analysis is a fundamental step in document processing which enables to segment a page into regions of interest. With highly complex layouts and mixed scripts, scholarly commentaries are text-heavy documents which remain challenging for state-of-the-art models. Their layout considerably varies across editions and their most important regions are mainly defined by semantic rather than graphical characteristics such as position or appearance. This setting calls for a comparison between textual, visual and hybrid approaches. We therefore assess the performances of two transformers (LayoutLMv3 and RoBERTa) and an objection-detection network (YOLOv5). If results show a clear advantage in favor of the latter, we also list several caveats to this finding. In addition to our experiments, we release a dataset of ca. 300 annotated pages sampled from 19th century commentaries. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

The Computational Memorability of Iconic Images

Source: Computational Humanities Research - Latest topics | Reading time: 1 minutes

Speaker: Lisa Saleh and Nanne van Noord Affiliation: Multimedia Analytics Lab, University of Amsterdam Title: The Computational Memorability of Iconic Images Abstract: The perception of historic events is frequently shaped by specific images that have been ascribed an iconic status. These images are widely reproduced and recognised and can therefore be considered memorable. A question that arises given such images is whether the memorability of iconic images is intrinsic or whether it is shaped. In this work we analyse the memorability of iconic images by means of computational techniques that are specifically designed to measure the intrinsic memorability of images. To judge whether iconic images are inherently more memorable we establish two baselines based on datasets of diverse imagery and of newspaper imagery. Our findings show that iconic images are not more memorable than modern day newspaper imagery or when compared to a diverse set of everyday images. In fact, by and large many of the iconic images analysed score on the low end of the memorability spectrum. Additionally, we explore the variation in memorability of reproductions of iconic images and find that certain images have been edited resulting in higher memorability scores, but that the images by and large are reproduced with memorability close to the original. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Ground-truth Free Evaluation of HTR on Old French and Latin Medieval Literary Manuscripts

Source: Computational Humanities Research - Latest topics | Reading time: 1 minutes

Speaker: Thibault Clérice Affiliation: Centre Jean Mabillon, École nationale des Chartes & INRIA Title: Ground-truth Free Evaluation of HTR on Old French and Latin Medieval Literary Manuscripts Abstract: As more and more projects openly release ground truth for handwritten text recognition (HTR), we expect the quality of automatic transcription to improve on unseen data. Getting models robust to scribal and material changes is a necessary step for specific data mining tasks. However, evaluation of HTR results requires ground truth to compare prediction statistically. In the context of modern languages, successful attempts to evaluate quality have been done using lexical features or n-grams. This, however, proves difficult in the context of spelling variation that both Old French and Latin have, even more so in the context of sometime heavily abbreviated manuscripts. We propose a new method based on deep learning where we attempt to categorize each line error rate into four error rate ranges ( 0 < 10 % < 25 % < 50 % < 100 % ) using three different encoder (GRU with Attention, BiLSTM, TextCNN). To train these models, we propose a new dataset engineering approach using early stopped model, as an alternative to rule-based fake predictions. Our model largely outperforms the n-gram approach. We also provide an example application to qualitatively analyse our classifier, using classification on new prediction on a sample of 1,800 manuscripts ranging from the 9th century to the 15th. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Training: Sharing and publishing research data (KU Leuven)

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 7 minutes

This event is only open to KU Leuven researchers and staff. Do you want to know more about depositing, publishing, sharing, and reusing data? Learn all about data sharing best practices, what research data repositories are, and get hands-on experience… Continue reading “Training: Sharing and publishing research data (KU Leuven)”…

2022-11-11

Call for Hosts DHd2025

Source: Tagungen | Reading time: 0 minutes

DHd20xx ist die jährliche, internationale Fachtagung der Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum (DHd, http://dig-hum.de) und die führende wissenschaftliche Konferenz für die…

RESOURCE: Data Literacy Cookbook

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

The Data Literacy Cookbook is now available. Edited by Kelly Getz (Associate Professor and S.T.E.M. Librarian at Eastern Michigan University) and Meryl Brodsky (Liaison Librarian for the School of Information and the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas – Austin), the cookbook helps librarians prepare to teach a broad range of data ...read more

EVENT: Making More Sense With Machines

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

AEOLIAN (Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Organisations) will offer an upcoming online workshop, Making More Sense With Machines: AI/ML Methods for Interrogating and Understanding Our Textual Heritage in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. Hosted by University of Illinois and the HathiTrust Research Center, this workshop will be held November 29-30 from 10am – 2pm ...read more

EVENT: Reframing Failure: Setting the Failure Agenda

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

Organized by the University of London’s School of Advance Study, Reframing Failure: Setting the Failure Agenda is a free virtual seminar being held on November 15 (5:00pm GMT). From the event page: In 2012 Lisa Spiro wrote, ‘Not all experiments succeed as originally imagined, but the digital humanities community recognizes the value of failure in ...read more

EVENT: Building Digital Humanities Symposium

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

The Building Digital Humanities Symposium is a free, online event organized by Western Sydney University in conjunction with Gale, part of Cengage Group and the Pondicherry University and running November 7-25. The symposium “will explore the conditions in which Digital Humanities (DH) can flourish at institutional, inter-institutional, national and supra-national level, considering issues such as ...read more

CFP: CNI Pre-Recorded Project Briefing Series

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) announced its call for its February 2023 pre-recorded project briefings. From the call: Videos should focus on a timely topic or on a specific project related to digital information. We especially invite briefings on recently published reports, and updates on new or ongoing projects, programs, or organizations that may have reported ...read more

CFP: Latinx Digital Humanities: Method, Theory, and Praxis

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

Guest editors Lorena Gauthereau, Marissa K. López, and Maira E. Álvarez, welcome submissions for a special issue of Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures, on the topic of “Latinx Digital Humanities: Method, Theory, and Praxis.” From the announcement: This special issue will bring together critical essays, snapshots from the field (e.g. reports, descriptions of ...read more

OPPORTUNITY: Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Editorial Collective

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

The The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) is seeking new members to join their Editorial Collective as the JITP team prepares to migrate the journal’s production and publication process to Manifold. The announcement welcomes applications from a variety of DH and library practitioners interested in gaining experience with academic editorship: We invite applications from graduate ...read more

JOB: Web and Data Services Developer (Simon Fraser University)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

From the announcement: The Web and Data Services Developer designs, develops, and maintains custom web-based and other applications in support of Digital Humanities research and pedagogy at SFU. The position adapts and extends existing open-source software across a variety of platforms, frameworks, and languages. The position works with faculty and others to determine the most ...read more

JOB: Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist in Public Scholarship (Bucknell University)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

From the announcement: Bucknell University’s Library and Information Technology division is seeking a Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist with an emphasis on public scholarship to support our vision of transformative and inclusive digital scholarship. The primary goal of this position is to provide support to campus stakeholders who are working on ​​digital scholarship and pedagogy ...read more

JOB: Data Visualization Librarian (Boston College)

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From the announcement: Job Description Boston College Libraries seek a Data Visualization Librarian to join our Digital Scholarship Group (DSG). This position is primarily responsible for digital scholarship collaborations and services related to data visualization. Such activities include consulting on faculty and student data-visualization projects; providing data visualization skills training to faculty and staff; and providing ...read more

JOB: Head, Digital Scholarship Services Librarian (Michigan State University)

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From the announcement: The Michigan State University Libraries seeks a creative, knowledgeable, and user-oriented librarian for the position of Head of Digital Scholarship Services (Librarian I/II). The successful candidate will lead and build a team of innovative and collaborative professionals in the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Lab and work closely with campus partners across disciplines in ...read more

2022-11-10

Aphrodita Nicolova

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Aphrodita Nicolova is an interdisciplinary social scientist and education researcher researching intersections across youth education, creative arts and digital humanities, and abolitionist social justice. As an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, she is working on a spoken word poetry project at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge where she completed her doctorate (Gates Cambridge Scholarship).

Reparieren gestern und heute

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

Von 10 bis 15 Uhr organisieren wir zusammen mit Repair Café Lëtzebuerg, dem Naturpark Our und dem Ancien Cinéma ein Repair Café. Repair Cafés sind Treffen, bei denen ehrenamtliche Reparateure gemeinsam mit anderen ihre kaputten Dinge reparieren: kleine elektrische Geräte, Kleidung, Fahrräder, Spielzeug, kleine Möbel und vieles mehr  … alles was kaputt ist, ist Willkommen und hat eine Chance auf eine zweites Leben verdient. Im Anschluss, von 15 bis 16.30 Uhr, gibt es drei Kurzvorträge zur Geschichte des Reparierens mit anschließendem Umtrunk.   Samstag, 3. Dezember 2022 10.00 - 15.00 Uhr: Repair Café 15.00 - 16.30 Uhr: Kurzvorträge (mit anschließendem Umtrunk) Stefan Krebs: Reparieren und die Lebensdauer der Dinge Thomas Hoppenheit: Vom Verschwinden der kleinen Reparaturläden Rebecca Mossop: Die Wartung des Luxemburger Telefonsystems   Ancien Cinéma 23 Grand Rue L-9410 Vianden Sprachen: DE, FR, LU, EN (repair café), DE (Vorträge) Freier Eintritt. Eine vorherige Einschreibung erleichtert die Organisation.     Legal notice       3 December 2022 repaircafe https://www.c2dh.uni.lu/sites/default/files/styles/full_width/public/forum_z_repair_web.png?itok=_tAvw3Te Public history Economic history History of technology Industrial history Social history ForumZ Repairing technology – fixing society? History of maintenance and repair in Luxembourg Auf diesem Forum Z erkunden wir Reparaturpraktiken gestern und heute. Stefan Krebs Hide image in content detail

DÉCRYPTÉ S2 – Littérature et intelligence artificielle | Coline Métrailler

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 0 minutes

Portrait de Coline Métrailler, doctorante en section des sciences du langage et de l’information à l’UNIL et membre du dhCenter, dans DÉCRYPTÉ. La chercheuse présente son travail sur l’automatisation des réseaux de personnages et leurs usages dans le cas des adaptations et des jeux vidéos. « J’ai l’impression qu’on pourrait beaucoup s’apporter les uns les […] The post DÉCRYPTÉ S2 – Littérature et intelligence artificielle | Coline Métrailler appeared first on dhCenter.

Call for contributions: KU Leuven Open Science Day

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 7 minutes

The Open Science Day of KU Leuven is a yearly event for KU Leuven researchers to exchange Open Science experiences. The 2023 edition will be a combination of classical paper presentations, debates, and posters. We welcome both in-depth analyses of… Continue reading “Call for contributions: KU Leuven Open Science Day”…

ACDH-CH offering internship positions

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 0 minutes

The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (ACDH-CH)  will again be offering internship positions in February 2023. Students and young professionals who are interested in Digital Humanities and want to gain insights into the ACDH-CH can apply for an internship. Internships at the ACDH-CH aim to provide a hands-on work experience and an […] The post ACDH-CH offering internship positions appeared first on dhCenter.

2022-11-09

The Cambridge Data Schools Expand

Source: CDH | Reading time: 3 minutes

Data Schools at the University of Cambridge started in 2019, with the aim of putting research methods and tools in the hands of practitioners in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) sector, journalists, and NGOs. A very important part was to ​​encourage dialogue between academia, civil society, the public sector and industry about the

The Cambridge Data Schools Expand

Source: Blog - CDH | Reading time: 3 minutes

Data Schools at the University of Cambridge started in 2019, with the aim of putting research methods and tools in the hands of practitioners in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) sector, journalists, and NGOs. A very important part was to ​​encourage dialogue between academia, civil society, the public sector and industry about the […] The post The Cambridge Data Schools Expand first appeared on CDH.

THE SOUND OF DATA – Science meets Music

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 2 minutes

For the Sound of Data project, Luxembourg researchers collected scientific data, which was then used by local and international musicians and composers to produce music during an artist residency under the supervision of Valery Vermeulen. You can discover the outcome of this creative and innovative process and see the musicians perform live on stage on December 3, along with Valery Vermeulen and headliner Max Cooper, a leading figure in electronica, who will present his new album in an immersive live show! The program of the evening comprises two parts: Part 1: The Sound of Data – Official Closing Conference Saturday 3 December 2022 – 17:45-19:30 Rockhal – Esch/Alzette (LUX) Book your seat here (N.B. registration required due to limited capacity!)              Program of the evening: 17:45 – Welcome by Ms. Sam Tanson, Minister for Culture, and by the four project partners 18:05 – Fireside Chat with Max Cooper, followed by Q/A 18:40 – Roundtable Discussion with Valery Vermeulen, Pol Belardi, Catherine Elsen, Djamila Aoada and Oliver Glassl 19:25 – Final words by Nancy Braun, General Director of Esch2022 19h30 – Networking drinks   Part 2: The Sound of Data – Final Show Saturday 3 December 2022 – Doors: 19:30 Rockhal – Esch/Alzette (LUX) Ticketing: rockhal.lu/agenda Line up The Sound of Data artists Showcase of the 11 compositions of the artists in residence All Reitz Reserved, Catherine Elsen, Hester-1, Mike von der Nahmer, Pol Belardi, Slumbergaze, SpudBencer, Tessy Troes, Theerens Cousins, Timelord, Virgilio Fernandez Valery Vermeulen Performance of his original commissioned piece for the Sound of Data project Max Cooper Immersive live show from his latest album Unspoken words 3 December 2022 Public history Data Science Design Digitisation History of technology Industrial history Sensory studies Sound studies Conferences Published Hide image in content detail

The Digital Humanities journey of Sara Cosemans: using digital research methods to deal with information overload

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 10 minutes

Sara Cosemans is a Doctor Assistant in Cultural History at KU Leuven and a part-time Assistant Professor in the School of Social Sciences at the UHasselt. She developed this digital method during her PhD at KU Leuven, together with data scientists… Continue reading “The Digital Humanities journey of Sara Cosemans: using digital research methods to deal with information overload”…

1940/41: Alex Bonn et la situation des juifs persécutés au Luxembourg

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 2 minutes

Le nombre des juifs vivant au Luxembourg en mai 1940 n’est pas connu avec exactitude. Il est généralement admis qu’en 1940 3.500 à 4.000 personnes de confession israélite vivaient au Luxembourg, des citoyens luxembourgeois, mais aussi un grand nombre de juifs de nationalité étrangère ou apatrides. Environ 3.000 juifs quitteront le Luxembourg entre le 10 mai 1940 et la veille du premier convoi de déportation en Europe de l’Est, le 15 octobre 1941. L’occupation allemande au 10 mai 1940 signifia la fin de l’Etat de droit luxembourgeois. Le Gauleiter du Gau de Coblence‐Trèves, Gustav Simon, fut nommé par décision du Führer chef de l’administration civile pour le territoire luxembourgeois (CdZ) au mois de juillet 1940. Ce fut sous sa responsabilité que les mesures qui allaient bientôt toucher l…

2022-11-08

Seán Cubitt – The Vancouver Abstraction

Source: Digital Democracies Institute | Reading time: 6 minutes

This response to Seán Cubitt’s presentation as part of our Summer Speaker Series was written by Dr. Alberto Lusoli, post-doctoral fellow at the Digital Democracies Institute. Invented in 1994 by … Seán Cubitt – The Vancouver Abstraction Read More » Seán Cubitt – The Vancouver Abstraction first appeared on Digital Democracies Institute.

ACH Professional Development Series 22-23

Source: The Association for Computers and the Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

Making DH Work for Us: Labor, Care, and Careers How do your digital humanities interests, experiences, and aspirations connect to careers within and beyond higher ed? The answer to that question will vary, depending on who you are and what you’d like to do with your DH knowledge. Join ACH Council representatives with a range…Continue reading.

Tristan Dot

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Coming from a double background in machine learning and in art history, Tristan analyses, during his PhD, the links between the formalist school, in art history, and the way computers understand images. After studies in Paris, in mathematics applied to machine learning, and in art history, Tristan now tries to link these two fields together

Investigating the Evolution of Twenty-First Century Pop Culture Using Digital Humanities Techniques

Source: Digital Humanities posts covering new technology and developments | Reading time: 6 minutes

| By James Carney, Senior Gale Ambassador at King’s College London | Since the new millennium’s infancy, popular culture and famous lifestyles have captivated the public to an ever greater extent. From the emergence of social media, to the escapism provided from global crises or even the marketability of celebrities in late stage capitalism, the ... Read more The post Investigating the Evolution of Twenty-First Century Pop Culture Using Digital Humanities Techniques appeared first on The Gale Review.

2022-11-07

Submit On-site, Hybrid, or Online Workshops for DHNB2023

Source: DHNB | Reading time: 1 minutes

SUBMIT WORKSHOPS UNTIL 15 NOVEMBER! Workshops can be submitted for DHNB2023 until Tuesday, 15 November 2022, 23:59 CET. Submit abstracts via ConfTool, or send your proposal to dhnb2023@dhnb.eu. Read the call for submissions for requirements and specifications. Workshops for you who want to have a local, in-person event adjacent to the virtual conference for you […]

Understanding Faust: Mortal Bodies, Immortal Desires

Source: CDH | Reading time: 14 minutes

By Linseigh Green First published on www.faust-shop.org on 10th October 2022 When I was first cast as Faust in Faust Shop, the 2022 adaptation of the Faust legend to the digital age co-directed by Annja Neumann and Alex Mentzel, I struggled more than I had ever done before to understand my character (and I’ve played

Understanding Faust: Mortal Bodies, Immortal Desires

Source: Blog - CDH | Reading time: 14 minutes

By Linseigh Green First published on www.faust-shop.org on 10th October 2022 When I was first cast as Faust in Faust Shop, the 2022 adaptation of the Faust legend to the digital age co-directed by Annja Neumann and Alex Mentzel, I struggled more than I had ever done before to understand my character (and I’ve played […] The post Understanding Faust: Mortal Bodies, Immortal Desires first appeared on CDH.

RDA's 10th Anniversary Year Kicks off with Community Workshops

Source: News | Reading time: 2 minutes

As part of the Research Data Alliance's (RDA) strategic plan to celebrate and commemorate its 10th Anniversary in 2023, there will be a series of monthly workshops connecting the outputs of various Interest Groups, Working Groups, and Communities of Practice with a similar thematic focus in Research Data Management to discuss the future of their work.

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1655- Adversariorum pars prima. (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to Ms. Codex 1655, a collection of excerpts and notes in Portugese, largely medical and scientific, drawn both from professional publications and from works of more general interest including works of natural history and expedition accounts. The books andContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1655- Adversariorum pars prima. (Video Orientation)"

Conversations in Contemporary Publishing

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

Cosette Bruhns Alonso Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 2:00pm Williams Hall 623 Multimodal digital scholarly publications offer unique affordances over traditional print publishing formats by enabling authors to integrate innovative digital tools and/or data, as well as media-rich enhancements in their scholarly publications. Recent publications taking advantage of such digital affordances have included monographs, enhanced journals, hybrid digital & print projects, as well as podcasts. How are these projects designed and developed to be sustainable, discoverable, and accessible in the long term? Who is publishing them? And how can graduate students and early career scholars acquire the skills and/or find support to develop digital publications? This presentation will address how academic publishers are approaching multimodal born-digital and hybrid publications, as well as how libraries are supporting contemporary digital publishing methods. In particular it will introduce the range of recent scholarly digital publications and the University Presses actively seeking proposals. It will also touch on considerations for developing a digital publication, including the DH skill set learning curve, pitching a project to an editor, writing for a public audience, platforms, preservation, and accessibility, and resources for getting started. Subtitle:  Multimodal Digital Scholarship Image for Left Column:

Digital cultural heritage series

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 2 minutes

According to the Unesco, “digital heritage consists of unique resources of human knowledge and expression. It embraces cultural, educational, scientific and administrative resources, as well as technical, legal, medical and other  kinds  of  information  created  digitally,  or  converted  into  digital  form  from  existing  analogue  resources. Where resources are “born digital”, there is no other format but the digital object. Digital  materials  include  texts,  databases,  still  and  moving  images,  audio,  graphics,  software  and  web  pages,  among  a  wide  and  growing  range  of  formats.  They  are  frequently  ephemeral,  and  require purposeful production, maintenance, and management to be retained ”. In recent years, digital heritage has become more topical than ever: the …

CLARIN Book Out Now!

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

CLARIN Book Out Now! The publication of this open-access volume marks CLARIN’s 10-year-anniversary as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium, and is edited by Darja Fišer (University of Ljubljana) and Andreas Witt (Leibniz Institute for the German Language Mannheim). The book, launched at CLARIN2022, is the first volume  in a new series on Digital Linguistics, published by De Gruyter and provides a comprehensive overview of CLARIN, its members, its goals and functioning, as well as of the tools and resources hosted by the infrastructure. The many contributors representing various fields, from computer science to law and psychology, analyse a wide range of topics, such as the technology behind the CLARIN infrastructure, the use of CLARIN resources in diverse research projects, the achievements of selected national CLARIN consortia, and the challenges that CLARIN has faced and will face in the future.  Get your digital or hard copy here Listen to episode of the De Gruyter podcast about the CLARIN book here Elisa Gorgaini 7 November 2022

2022-11-06

2022-11-04

Intro to Humanities Data Visualization in Gephi

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

J.D. Porter Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 2:00pm Williams Hall 623 Gephi is a popular and powerful tool for creating network visualization. DH Specialist J.D. Porter will will introduce the basics of what you can do with the tool and how to get started. No prior experience necessary! Learn more about Gephi here: https://gephi.org/ Subtitle:  Graduate Student Working Group in Digital Humanities Image for Left Column:

Language of mechanisation team members awarded ‘Inter Circle U. Prize 2022’

Source: Living with Machines | Reading time: 1 minutes

Led by Barbara McGillivray, Jon Lawrence, Nilo Pedrazzini, Mia Ridge, Giorgia Tolfo, and Kalle Westerling submitted a nomination, and were delighted to be chosen as one of three award winners in 2022. As described on the awards page, The Language of Mechanisation ‘realises an experiment in radically interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration at the intersection between […]

DH Teaching Forum

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Our termly online DH Teaching Forum is open to anyone at the University of Cambridge interested in teaching Digital Humanities or teaching the Humanities (and Social Sciences) digitally. They provide an informal space for peer learning and networking, skill sharing and discussion, in addition to short invited talks and presentations on topics decided by the

DH Teaching Forum

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Our termly online DH Teaching Forum is open to anyone at the University of Cambridge interested in teaching Digital Humanities or teaching the Humanities (and Social Sciences) digitally. They provide an informal space for peer learning and networking, skill sharing and discussion, in addition to short invited talks and presentations on topics decided by the

DH Teaching Forum

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Our termly online DH Teaching Forum is open to anyone at the University of Cambridge interested in teaching Digital Humanities or teaching the Humanities (and Social Sciences) digitally. They provide an informal space for peer learning and networking, skill sharing and discussion, in addition to short invited talks and presentations on topics decided by the

NORF National Action Plan and Projects' Launch Event

Source: News | Reading time: 3 minutes

Date:  21 Nov 2022 Location:  Online The National Open Research Forum (NORF) is delighted to announce an online event on 21 November 2022 to launch Ireland’s National Action Plan for Open Research 2022-2030 and projects funded by the NORF 2022 Open Research Fund.

Achievements | Honors, appointments, publications for Nov. 4

Source: Center for Digital Research in the Humanities | Reading time: 3 minutes

Image:  Link:  Achievements | Honors, appointments, publications for Nov. 4 Recent achievements for the campus community were earned by Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Frederick Bliss, Richard DeFusco, Nicole Gray, Priscilla Grew, Holly Hatton-Bowers, Charles William Stuber and Kristy Weissling. Honors Frederick A. Bliss and Charles William Stuber, received the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture 2022 Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the highest honor bestowed upon graduates of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture who have made significant contributions to their community, state and nation through professional service, public service and/or civic engagement. Stuber is considered a pioneer of quantitative genetic mapping and marker-assisted selection in maize…

2022-11-03

Data for All for Good – Archiving Reproductive Health

Source: News | Reading time: 4 minutes

World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD) is held on the first Thursday of every November and is a chance to celebrate the positive impact that digital preservation has on the world. This blog post analyses the value to the public good of archiving digital material related to social movements, using the Archiving Reproductive Health (ARH) project at the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) as a case study.

Training: Digital Skills Space

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 6 minutes

Do you find yourself wishing you could learn a new digital skill like R or Python, but just cannot seem to carve out the time in your schedule? Do you get started but then find yourself stuck and in need… Continue reading “Training: Digital Skills Space”…

When publics co-produce history in museums: skills, methodologies and impact of participation

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 2 minutes

Different publics do not simply consume history in museums (as visitors or users) but may also contribute to preserving, producing, and exhibiting history. The symposium will explore questions such as what groups and communities can bring to the production of history in museums and their impact on historical narratives and on the institutions representing them. It will also delve into the limits and challenges of participatory practices and co-production processes in history museums. What can public participants (not) do? What skills and knowledge are necessary? What are the examples of collaborative decision-making processes that allow contributions from the different publics and how do they affect the role and functioning of museums? Join us and our international panellists to discover m…

COP27 in Egypt: Between data colonialism and climate justice

Source: CDH | Reading time: 4 minutes

This special public event responds to the critical issues raised by the UN climate negotiations COP27, which are being held in Egypt between 7-16 November. It will provide a platform for a report back from the CDH Data Lab held on 7 November. The aim of the Data Lab is to throw the spotlight on

2022-11-02

Vivien Wolter neue DHd-Communication Fellow

Source: Tagungen | Reading time: 3 minutes

Vivien Wolter, Studentin der Digital Humanities an der Universität Trier, ist seit November 2022 die neue DHd-Communication Fellow. Vivien Wolter studierte Germanistik und…

Failing Better

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 2 minutes

Colleen Macklin John Sharp Monday, November 7, 2022 - 5:00pm Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center   Failure—the real F word if ever there was one—is a topic seldom discussed. If you’ve ever made something, it is likely that you’ve experienced failure. Lots of it. Or, paraphrasing Samuel Beckett, hopefully you have failed better. Over the last decade, game designers John Sharp and Colleen Macklin have interviewed creative practitioners—from chefs to skateboarders, filmmakers to winemakers, and toy designers to comedians to see how they manage the inevitable failures encountered in their practices. Join Sharp and Macklin as they share some of the lessons they’ve learned from game design and other creative disciplines. Because while everyone fails, some do it better. Because without f…

John Sharp

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

The Price Lab is the University of Pennsylvania's center for innovative uses of technology in the study and teaching of history, art, and culture.

Imprisoned Egyptian software engineer and activist invited to join University of Cambridge DataLab and public event as COP27 talks begin

Source: CDH | Reading time: 3 minutes

Imprisoned Egyptian software engineer and activist invited to join University of Cambridge DataLab and public event as COP27 talks begin The annual round of UN climate negotiations take place in the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh this year against a backdrop of increasing signs of climate crisis: rising temperatures, catastrophic floods and droughts, wildfires and extreme

Events & Program Coordinator, CDHI

Source: Digital Humanities Network | Reading time: 4 minutes

Date Posted: 10/24/2022Req ID: 28114Faculty/Division: UofT MississaugaDepartment: UTM: Historical StudiesCampus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)Position Number: 00050887 Description: About us: The university’s second largest division, U of T Mississauga has 17 academic departments and offers 156 […]

This Hard Minett Land – Eine besondere Entdeckungsreise durch Luxemburgs Süden

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 2 minutes

„Son take a good look around/This is your home region!“ Wir freuen uns, Ihnen mitteilen zu können, dass das Buch „This Hard Minett Land“ in wenigen Tagen erscheint, nachdem die Texte, begleitet von Illustrationen des Künstlers Dan Altmann, uns von Februar bis November im Tageblatt begleitet und begeistert haben. Dieses Buch versteht sich als Einladung zu einer ganz besonderen Entdeckungsreise durch Luxemburgs Süden: Rund vierzig SchriftstellerInnen und HistorikerInnen haben sich von Bruce Springsteens Songs inspirieren lassen und Texte über das luxemburgisch-lothringische Eisenerzbecken, „de Minett“, verfasst, sowie über diejenigen, die dort leben und gelebt haben, die dort geboren oder dorthin eingewandert sind, dort gearbeitet, geliebt, geträumt, gehofft, gekämpft, Erfolg gehabt haben – oder auch gescheitert sind. Indem die Autoren und Autorinnen fiktive, „auf wahren Begebenheiten beruhende“ oder reale Geschichten erzählen, die Geschichten der Helden von „This Hard Minett Land“, „struggling to do everything right“ („Brilliant Disguise“). Begleitet werden die Texte in deutscher, englischer, französischer und luxemburgischer Sprache von Illustrationen des Luxemburger Künstlers Dan Altmann. Die offizielle Buchpräsentation findet statt am Dienstag, 15. November 2022 ab 19.00 Uhr im „Pompelhaus“ in Schifflingen (ehemaliges Gelände der Metzeschmelz), Eingang an der Kreuzung Rue de Lallange/Rue du Moulin mit musikalischer Einlage von Claudine Muno, die einige Springsteen-Songs singen wird, sowie vom Jazz-Musiker Luciano Pagliarini, die beide auch zu den AutorInnen gehören. Anschließend lädt die Gemeinde Schifflingen zu einem Umtrunk ein. Um Antwort (im Fall der Teilnahme, ob allein oder in Begleitung) wird gebeten per E-Mail an denis.scuto@uni.lu oder jaspers@capybarabooks.com bis zum 9. November 2022.   Legal notice 15 November 2022 Contemporary history of Luxembourg History of popular culture Regional history Outreach Published Hide image in content detail

Event: Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Research Library Space

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 4 minutes

Event details When: Thursday 1 December, 14:00 - 15:30 (GMT); 15:00 - 16:30 (CET); 09:00 - 10:30 (EST), 22:00 - 23:30 (AWST) Where: This will be a virtual event, held via Zoom Who should attend: This event is open to all, you do not need to work for an RLUK institution [...] The post Event: Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Research Library Space appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

2022-11-01

Call for Applications: 2022 ADHO Communications Fellowships

Source: News – Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations | Reading time: 2 minutes

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks applicants for its two 2022 Communications Fellowships, each of which comes with a stipend of €500 (Euros). Each year, Communications Fellows work with ADHO’s Communications Officer to manage ADHO’s public communications activities. The fellowship is well suited for graduate students, young scholars, and academic professionals who wish… Read More »Call for Applications: 2022 ADHO Communications Fellowships

Yashila Bordag

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

I am a recent UC Berkeley graduate with a BA in Classics and Data Science, minoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and I previously worked as a software engineer in Cisco Systems. I was also a research assistant in the Sumerian Networks project in Berkeley where we used NLP on Sumerian Tablets to aggregate

Chen Qu

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Chen is a PhD student in Urban Studies, whose research interests lie in human–environment relationships. She has several years’ research and practice experience in urban planning/design, resilient/sustainable cities and health studies. Her focus this year has been on digital tool development for education and learning, the potential of digital data and coding in research and

Dr Arild Stenberg

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Arild's background combines experience as a composer and conductor with a more recent focus on research in music psychology and music cognition. As a composer, he was always interested in the effect of notational choices on performance and had already started to explore how the design of a musical text affected practice and rehearsal. After

Carleigh Morgan

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Carleigh Morgan is a Trinity College Research Scholar, Fulbright Scholar (2013-2014) and first-generation PhD candidate in Film and Screen Studies at the University of Cambridge. Her doctoral thesis explores the relationship between cinematic labour and cinematic materiality through the lens of animated filmmaking, owing to its propensity for self-reflexive mediation—across a range of genres, mediums,

Estara Arrant

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Dr Estara Arrant is a Postdoctoral Research Associate based at the Cambridge University Library in the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit. She works on the ERC-funded project TEXTEVOLVE: A New Approach to the Evolution of Texts Based on the Manuscripts of the Targums, where she analyses the history of Aramaic translations of the Bible using bioinformatic

2022-10-31

CAA Executive Steering Committee Elections

Source: CAA International | Reading time: 0 minutes

All current 2022 CAA members should have received their electronic ballots today. The positions being elected are Secretary, Membership Secretary, and Bursary and Student/Low-Income Officer. To learn more about the candidates, please see the ESC Candidate Statements page. If you did not receive your ballot, please check your spam folder, and then send an email […]

Manuscript Monday: LJS 355- Selections from Avicenna’s medical encyclopedia (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 355, a 15th-century copy of Books III (al-Amrāḍ al-juzʼīyah, diseases arranged by part of the body), IV (al-Amrāḍ allatī lā takhuṣṣ bi-ʻuḍwin bi-ʻaynih, diseases not specific to particular organs), and V (al-Adwiyah al-murakkabah, compound drugs, ointments, andContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 355- Selections from Avicenna’s medical encyclopedia (Video Orientation)"

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1650- [Classical and Catholic miscellany] (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to Ms. Codex 1650, a collection of scholarly and devotional materials, some copied from 17th-century publications. The Latin works in the front of the volume include indexes of Virgilian topoi and letters of Cicero; a devotional poem on theContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1650- [Classical and Catholic miscellany] (Video Orientation)"

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CFP : Workshop on Research and Education in Urban History in the Age of Digital Libraries

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 3 minutes

The Local Time Machine project UrbanHistory4D organises a workshop on Research and Education in Urban History in the Age of Digital Libraries and is calling for contributions. The workshop will take place on 27 – 28 March 2021 at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Submission deadline: 30 November 2022. Call for Papers The organisers […] The post CFP : Workshop on Research and Education in Urban History in the Age of Digital Libraries appeared first on dhCenter.

Orla Delaney

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

My research is concerned with the agentic, live qualities of digital infrastructures in the museum, and how these infrastructures operate as a meaning-making force in relation to the collection. My PhD work consists of the development and implementation of an ethnographic methodology for the critical study of museum databases, which aims to give a richly

Forum MuseumXTD : ressources disponibles

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 1 minutes

Les résultats du projet MuseumXTD ont été présentés les 12 et 13 octobre 2022 à l’aula de la HEIG-VD, Yverdon-les-Bains. Ce symposium a réuni musées et expert.e.s du domaine de la numérisation des petits et moyens musées, suisses et étrangers. Mercredi 12 octobre (9h-17h): présentations, retours d’expérience et tables rondes avec la présence de professionnel·le·s des […] The post Forum MuseumXTD : ressources disponibles appeared first on dhCenter.

2022-10-28

RECOMMENDED: 3D Data Creation to Curation: Building Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

3D Data Creation to Curation: Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation, edited by Jennifer Moore (Washington University), Adam Rountrey (University of Michigan), and Hannah Scates Kettler (Iowa State University), provides valuable information on various aspects of handling 3D data. Topic addressed include: best practices for preservation, management and storage, metadata requirements, copyright and legal issues, and ...read more

PROJECT: The American Soldier in WWII

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

An interdisciplinary, multi-year, and collaborative digital humanities project, American Soldier in World War II explores previously uncirculated soldier commentaries, primarily from aggrieved Black soldiers serving in the segregated military during the Second World War. In addition to historical essays that contextualize these commentaries, the website offers several resources, including lesson plans and datasets for teaching, ...read more

RESOURCE: Fostering Data Literacies (Ithaka S+R)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

Ithaka S+R has published, “Fostering Data Literacy: Teaching with Quantitative Data in the Social Sciences,” a qualitative study in which librarians from 20 campuses in the United States conducted 219 interviews with social science faculty, to explore “why and how instructors teach with data, identifies the most important challenges they face,” and to address “how ...read more

EVENT: Cultivating Partnerships in Digital Humanities: Strategies, Tips, and Lessons Learned

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee is hosting a webinar on “Cultivating Partnerships in Digital Humanities: Strategies, Tips, and Lessons Learned,” that will take place on November 12, 2022, at 1:00pm (CST). The webinar will address such questions as: “How can librarians collaborate effectively to promote cross-disciplinary scholarship and teaching in digital humanities” and ...read more

CFP: code4lib2023

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

Next year’s Code4lib2023 conference will take place March 14-17, 2023, in-person, at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. Conference talks proposals are being accepted now through November 14, 2022. Remote presentations will be supported, and a call for poster submissions is forthcoming. Previous conference programs offer a preview of the variety of topics related to ...read more

CFP: Canadian Digital Scholarship Librarians Community of Practice Fall Meeting

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

The Canadian Digital Scholarship Librarians Community of Practice are currently looking for lightening talk presenters for the second annual Fall 2022 meetup, which will take place on November 25, from 10am-1pm (PST). From the call: We are looking for presenters for Lightning Talks. Please consider sharing some stories about what you’ve been working on, or ...read more

OPPORTUNITY: New Dangers and Opportunities of Technology, NEH Grant Program

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) has announced a new grant program, “Dangers & Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities.” This is “a direct call for research that explores the relationship between technology and culture and its dramatic impacts—both positive and negative.” Single researchers may be awarded up ...read more

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian (Tufts University)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

From the announcement: The Digital Scholarship Department supports research, teaching, and learning at Tufts and the Research & Learning division at Tufts University’s Tisch Library seeks an innovative and collaborative colleague to join us as Digital Scholarship Librarian and continue our growth within the context of our strategic framework. We provide access to scholarship in ...read more

JOB: Data Impact Librarian at ICPSR (University of Michigan)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 5 minutes

From the announcement: The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), a unit of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan is seeking a Data Impact Librarian to join ICPSR’s Metadata and Preservation unit at the rank of Senior Associate Librarian. ICPSR maintains a large archive ...read more

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian (Boston College)

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From the announcement: Boston College Libraries seek two Digital Scholarship Librarians to be part of our Digital Scholarship Group (DSG). These positions are primarily responsible for facilitating and supporting the creation of faculty and student digital research projects; digital scholarship skills training for faculty, students, and staff; supporting the incorporation of digital scholarship (and digital humanities) into ...read more

JOB: Digital Humanities Librarian (Johns Hopkins)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 5 minutes

From the announcement: We are seeking a Librarian III. The Digital Humanities Librarian works with faculty and students in the humanities, as well as librarians and software engineers in the Sheridan Libraries and Museums, to foster, shape and support digital approaches to humanistic research, teaching, and learning. This work includes the successful design and implementation ...read more

Echoing Through Time: New Tunes for Old Words

Source: Living with Machines | Reading time: 2 minutes

When I began research for ‘Living with Machines: human stories from the industrial age’, a free exhibition at Leeds City Museum, I hadn’t imagined that the process would end with a captivating live performance of ballads from the British Library’s collections at the exhibition’s opening. The ballads were first suggested by Lucy Evans, Curator of […]

TIMETRAVEL #101: an introduction to the affordances of mixed reality for teaching history on-site

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

Mixed Reality, in its many forms, is generally characterised by its audiovisual, spatial and immersive nature, blending virtual content with elements of physical reality into an arrangement that allows users to physically walk through and interact with the resulting three-dimensional hybrid space. Due to these qualities cultural institutions worldwide are experimenting with new ways of communicating, reviving and preserving cultural heritage. The session will show how adapting a body-based design approach that goes beyond the audiovisual can bring about new forms of learning and understanding history. Katharina Tillmanns is a researcher, designer and lecturer for interactive immersive media at TH Köln (https://colognegamelab.de). A former co-president of the Games for Change Europe network and director of the Notgames Fest, she has been exploring and promoting the expressive qualities of games and other playful media as a means of art and activism for the past 12+ years. Currently Katharina is focusing on her dissertation research, which examines multi-sensory learning in the context of mixed reality environments.     Monday, 12 December 2022 17.00 – 18:30 Maison du Savoir. Auditoire 3.330, Belval Campus and online The lecture will be followed by a reception. Please confirm your on-site or online participation before 5 December 2022 at vanessa.napolitano@uni.lu     Legal notice 12 December 2022 Public history Augmented reality Media history Public History Conferences Published Hide image in content detail

2022-10-27

Claire Carroll

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Claire is interested in how digital novels and interactive texts conceptualize and map physical space onto virtual spaces. Specifically, how internet infrastructure and indigeneity are understood online. She is the recipient of the Judith E Wilson Studentship and is affiliated with Pembroke College. Claire holds a B.A. from Yale University in English and Computer Science

DRI Welcomes New Research Associate

Source: News | Reading time: 2 minutes

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is pleased to welcome Joan Murphy to the team in her role as research associate for WorldFAIR and EOSCFuture.

CDH Reactor: COP27 Investigations

Source: CDH | Reading time: 3 minutes

Public Event Data colonialism and climate justice This year’s theme for the CDH Reactor programme will respond to global events which sit at the intersection of questions related to data colonialism, surveillance and climate justice. Our Reactor Data Lab aims to throw the spotlight on connections between the explosive growth of fossil fuel production from

CDH Reactor: COP27 Data Lab

Source: CDH | Reading time: 3 minutes

Call for participation Data colonialism and climate justice This year’s theme for the CDH Reactor programme will respond to global events which sit at the intersection of questions related to data colonialism, surveillance and climate justice. We are launching with a call for participation in a Reactor Data Lab throwing the spotlight on connections between

Job Alert – Lecturer in Digital Archives

Source: UCLDH Blog | Reading time: 1 minutes

UCL’s Department of Information Studies is seeking a Lecturer in Digital Archives for a full time academic post. Deadline for applications is 20 November 2022. “We are seeking an innovative researcher and lecturer to appoint to a full-time post beginning on January 2023, with a teaching focus of relevance to our MA/MSc Digital Humanities and […]

Hackathon – BiblioTech 2023 (KU Leuven)

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 7 minutes

In March 2023, KU Leuven Libraries , the Faculty of Arts and the Humanities and Social Sciences Group will organize a hackathon. The objectives of this initiative are two-fold: firstly, to put the library’s digital collections in the spotlight and secondly,… Continue reading “Hackathon – BiblioTech 2023 (KU Leuven)”…

2022-10-26

Training: “From Paper to Files – How to Efficiently Digitize (Historical) Documents”

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 6 minutes

Program   The Faculty of Arts and KU Leuven Libraries jointly organize a 2-day training (22/11 and 23/11) focusing on “self-made” document digitization for researchers and staff members. Different modules (that can be followed independently from each other) will teach… Continue reading “Training: “From Paper to Files – How to Efficiently Digitize (Historical) Documents””…

Training: RDM workshop for PhDs (KU Leuven)

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 6 minutes

This event is only open to KU Leuven researchers and staff. If you are a PhD student and would like to learn basic RDM skills and how to write a Data Management Plan (DMP), this training is definitely for you!… Continue reading “Training: RDM workshop for PhDs (KU Leuven)”…

Register for the next Montreux Jazz Memories Hackathon!

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 1 minutes

There are still some places left for the Montreux Jazz Memories Hackathon. Registration deadline : October 30th, 2022 Many prizes are to be won, including free tickets for the Montreux Jazz Festival 2023! Click here for more information The event is supported and financed by the dhCenter UNIL-EPFL. The post Register for the next Montreux Jazz Memories Hackathon! appeared first on dhCenter.

The DH Lab is 5!

Source: Digital Humanities at Exeter | Reading time: 3 minutes

5 years ago, on the 23rd October 2017, after many months of planning and construction work, the Digital Humanities Lab officially opened. Since then we’ve supported teaching and research through a pandemic, collaborated with academics and cultural heritage institutions on research projects, created many exciting digital resources and websites, worked with 28 undergraduate interns, digitised […]

2022-10-25

MPhil

Source: CDH | Reading time: 4 minutes

Come study with us, for an MPhil in Digital Humanities. Apply now!

Job Alert – Lecturer in Digital Methods in the Humanities

Source: UCLDH Blog | Reading time: 1 minutes

UCL’s Department of Information Studies is seeking a Lecturer in Digital Methods in the Humanities for a full time academic post. Deadline for applications is 20 November 2022. “We are seeking an innovative researcher to appoint to a full-time lectureship beginning in January 2023. We are seeking applicants who answer research questions of relevance to […]

Recap: DH Virtual Discussion Group for ECRs in Belgium 24/10

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 7 minutes

Yesterday we kicked off our fall 2022 edition of the DH Virtual Discussion Group for ECRs in Belgium. This edition marks our fifth semester of the discussion group, which is jointly organized this year by Prof. Margherita Fantoli (KU Leuven… Continue reading “Recap: DH Virtual Discussion Group for ECRs in Belgium 24/10”…

Gefeng Liu

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Gefeng Liu has completed her undergraduate in archaeology at Renmin University of China and graduated from Peking University with a major in sociology. Her initial interest in digital humanities was sparked by involving in the curation of exhibitions and designing visual products when AI, VR, and AR were amazingly applied. Fascinated by urban sociology, she

Dominic Chivers

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Dominic is currently a postgraduate student at the University of Cambridge undertaking an MPhil in Digital Humanities. He is exploring the use of data analysis and computational methods in the study of historical archives. He received his bachelors' degree in History (First-Class Honours) from the University of Warwick. Dominic is a former Associate at global

Xiaoyi Jiang

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Art History and Art Administration from Renmin University of China, I became interested in the critical theory of emerging digitisation trends within museums and galleries. Specifically, I will focus on how museums engage with decolonisation through digital and artistic practices. Related to this, I am also concerned with the

Working with Datasets, A Primer

Source: Digital Humanities posts covering new technology and developments | Reading time: 6 minutes

│By Dr. Sarah L. Ketchley, Senior Digital Humanities Specialist, Gale│ This month’s blog post will discuss datasets – what they are, and how they might be used by a researcher or student who plans to use digital tools to generate answers to questions they have about their data. The timing of this post coincides with ... Read more The post Working with Datasets, A Primer appeared first on The Gale Review.

2022-10-24

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1065 – Bible (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to Ms. Codex 1065, a manuscript Bible with most of the prologues typical of a Paris Bible, but with the Interpretationes Hebraicorum nominum following Psalms and with punctuation suggesting English origin. Lacking the first leaf of the New TestamentContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1065 – Bible (Video Orientation)"

A new era for the DCDC Conference series

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 4 minutes

RLUK will be stepping down as a partner of the Discovering Collections: Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference series as it enters a new era with the British Library joining The National Archives and Jisc as a formal partner. The DCDC series is one of the largest cross cultural sector conferences in the UK and sees [...] The post A new era for the DCDC Conference series appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

Quel modèle de gouvernance pour la recherche au Luxembourg?

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

Un petit pays comme le Luxembourg qui veut développer une recherche de pointe à rayonnement international se voulant en même temps au service du pays se trouve confronté à un problème difficile en ce qui concerne son modèle de gouvernance: d’un côté les moyens forcément limités si on les regarde à l’échelle internationale investis en recherche obligent à faire des choix et à définir des priorités ; d’un autre côté on sait que les percées scientifiques se laissent très difficilement prédire et se font dans des environnements qui laissent une place importante à la prise de risques et aux idées dont l’impact est initialement très incertain. Une discussion sera faite dans quelle mesure la stratégie nationale de la recherche et de l’innovation essaye de trouver des réponses à ce champ de tension.   Programme du mardi 15 novembre 2022: vers 18h30 | Accueil des invités Introduction par le Prof. Dr Rolf Tarrach | Président des Amis de l’Université du Luxembourg Présentation par le Dr Romain Martin | Premier Conseiller de Gouvernement | MESR Cocktail Lieu: Maison Schuman | 4, rue Jules Wilhelm | L-2728 Luxembourg Manifestation ouverte au public, inscrivez-vous sur https://amis-uni.lu/2022/10/18/recherche-au-luxembourg/ 15 November 2022 Conferences Published Hide image in content detail

Marching… and Stumbling. Thoughts about Masculinities, War, and Germany’s “Century of Sex”

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 2 minutes

Germany’s “Century of Sex” (D. Herzog) offers a case in point for studying gender ambivalences in (post)war contexts. Though gender and sexuality are “useful categories of historical analysis” (Joan W. Scott), they remain profoundly recalcitrant, as they combine liberalisation and repression, consent and violence, the private and the public… As I shall argue, masculinities offer insightful perspectives for understanding German society and Europe at war. Nazism, which advocated an ideal of comradeship and racial purity, regulated gender, sexualities and procreation through racist, homophobic, sexist and eugenic laws. Yet the period also saw the coexistence of sexual constraints and forms of gender violence with the opening of new spaces for sexual and gender experimentation. The Nazi war of…

2022-10-21

DRI Virtual Coffee Morning: November

Source: News | Reading time: 2 minutes

Date:  30 Nov 2022 Location:  Zoom November’s virtual coffee morning will take place on Wednesday 30 of November at 10.00 am for half an hour.  The coffee morning will be hosted by Natalie Harrower, Director of DRI.

Video Data Analysis for social science and humanities

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Convenor: Tom Kissock (CDH Methods Fellow) This Methods Workshop will offer Video Data Analysis for Social Science and Humanities students. It’s a relatively new, broad, and innovative multi-disciplinary methodology that helps students understand how video fits into modern research, both inside and outside academia. For example, Cisco has estimated that video will make up 80% of

2022-10-20

A New ADHO Year, A Renewing ADHO

Source: News – Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations | Reading time: 5 minutes

I’m honoured to be writing this as the new president of ADHO’s Constituent Organisations Board, and inspired to be following in the footsteps of Isabel Galina, Elisabeth Burr, and Matt Gold in this role.  I feel extremely fortunate about the timing. This is the year when ADHO will finish the massive governance overhaul that has… Read More »A New ADHO Year, A Renewing ADHO

A Recap on The CLARIN Café on Online and Desktop Tools for Querying a Language Corpus

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 3 minutes

A Recap on The CLARIN Café on Online and Desktop Tools for Querying a Language Corpus Text and corpus analysis lie at the heart of digital scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, and a wide range of software tools are available in this domain. These software tools represent prime examples of the ways in which language technologies can support research across a range of disciplines, and they are therefore central to CLARIN’s mission. CLARIN is gathering information and publishing a Resource Family to provide users, both expert and novice, with a free online guide to the discovery and use of these vital tools. The CLARIN Café in September 2022 presented some of the key applications currently in use among research communities, and invited feedback on the Resource Fam…

Présentation de l’application web «Moving Lusitalia»

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 2 minutes

L’application Moving Lusitalia permet de parcourir la Petite Italie, Smartphone à la main, et d’explorer ainsi les histoires de lieux et de vies, révélant les changements de rythme, de temps et d’espace du quartier au fil des décennies.   Né à la fin du XIXème siècle avec les débuts de la sidérurgie, le quartier Italie était, contrairement à son nom, certes occupé par des immigrés italiens, mais aussi par de nombreux Luxembourgeois, des Allemands etc. Du point de vue professionnel, il s'agissait avant tout d'un quartier où vivaient des ouvriers mineurs avec leurs familles. Après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, les Italiens représentent la majorité des habitants. À partir des années 1970, ces occupants l’ont progressivement abandonné provoquant la détérioration du bâti. Dès lors la modicité des…

Présentation de l’application web «Lusitalia»

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 2 minutes

L’application Lusitalia permet de parcourir la Petite Italie, Smartphone à la main, et d’explorer ainsi les histoires de lieux et de vies, révélant les changements de rythme, de temps et d’espace du quartier au fil des décennies.   Né à la fin du XIXème siècle avec les débuts de la sidérurgie, le quartier Italie était, contrairement à son nom, certes occupé par des immigrés italiens, mais aussi par de nombreux Luxembourgeois, des Allemands etc. Du point de vue professionnel, il s'agissait avant tout d'un quartier où vivaient des ouvriers mineurs avec leurs familles. Après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, les Italiens représentent la majorité des habitants. À partir des années 1970, ces occupants l’ont progressivement abandonné provoquant la détérioration du bâti. Dès lors la modicité des loyers…

RaDiHum20 spricht mit Simon Meier-Vieracker aka @fussballinguist

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Müssen wir alle für erfolgreiche Wissenschaftskommunikation auf TikTok unterwegs sein? Und wie vermittelt man überhaupt Wissenschaft auf Social Media? Diese und weitere Fragen besprechen wir in dieser Folge mit Simon Meier-Vieracker, auch bekannt als @fussballinguist!  Er erzählt uns von seinen Erfahrungen als erfolgreicher deutscher Linguistik-TikToker und warum er glaubt, dass die Erforschung von Social Media […] Der Beitrag RaDiHum20 spricht mit Simon Meier-Vieracker aka @fussballinguist erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

2022-10-19

Introduction to R Studio and R Markdown

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Convenor: Giulia Grisot (CDH Methods Fellow and a Visiting Academic) This Methods Workshop will deliver an introduction to R Studio and R Markdown; the workshop will run through the functionalities and advantages of using R Studio and related tools for organising and analysing data, as well as for writing and referencing. Workshop requirements: It is

Charlton McIlwain – Space, Place and Infrastructure: Thinking Differently about Racial Targeting, Digital Marketing and Advertising Technology

Source: Digital Democracies Institute | Reading time: 5 minutes

This post was written by Prem Sylvester, a graduate student at the Digital Democracies Institute working on the Beyond Verification research stream. All images are courtesy of Charlton McIlwain. Charlton … Charlton McIlwain – Space, Place and Infrastructure: Thinking Differently about Racial Targeting, Digital Marketing and Advertising Technology Read More » Charlton McIlwain – Space, Place and Infrastructure: Thinking Differently about Racial Targeting, Digital Marketing and Advertising Technology first appeared on Digital Democracies Institute.

RTS: intervention de Nathalie Dietschy sur l’art face aux algorithmes et à l’intelligence artificielle

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 1 minutes

Nathalie Dietschy, professeure en histoire de l’art (Faculté des lettres, UNIL) et membre du dhCenter, est intervenue dans le 19h30 de de la RTS du 8 octobre 2022. Les programmes Dall-E, Midjourney ou encore Stable Diffusion permettent depuis quelques mois à tout un chacun de créer une image à partir d’une simple description textuelle. Une […] The post RTS: intervention de Nathalie Dietschy sur l’art face aux algorithmes et à l’intelligence artificielle appeared first on dhCenter.

2022-10-18

Dealing with Divided Pasts: Public History in Northern Ireland

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

Taking the post-conflict context of Northern Ireland as a case study, this lecture will explore some of the challenges of engaging in Public History in a region where the prevailing historical narratives are contested at the most basic level. It will ask to what extent the public use of history plays a part in reinforcing divisions and continuing senses of ‘otherness’. However, it will also look at the important role public history can play in such contexts either as a form of conflict transformation, disrupting dominant narratives and opening up space for dialogue, or as a means of promoting wellbeing and increased senses of belonging among divided and often disadvantaged urban communities.    Monday, 14 November 2022 18.00 - 19.00 CET Aquarium, 4th floor, Maison des Sciences humaines 11, Porte des Sciences humaines L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette and online Please register if you want to participate in-person or online.   Legal notice 14 November 2022 Public history Public History as the New Citizen Science of the Past (PHACS) Public History Conferences Published Hide image in content detail

The Participatory Archive: Creative Engagement, Sharing Authority and Public History in Northern Ireland

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 2 minutes

Join archivist Lynsey Gillespie (PRONI), access and outreach Officer Bronagh McAtasney (Northern Ireland Screen), and creative producer Laura Aguiar (Nerve Centre) to hear how their organisations have developed forms of creative engagement that puts the public at the heart of archives and helps to democratise access to public history in Northern Ireland. In this public lecture, they will discuss the role of sharing authority in their work and how this has been applied from collecting to cataloguing and public engagement. Drawing on a selection of sample projects, they will demonstrate how they have used participatory methods to help PRONI and Northern Ireland Screen fill gaps within their collections and be more reflective and relevant to a diverse society.    About the speakers Lynsey Gil…

Chaire de Professeur Junior en Humanités numériques à La Rochelle Université

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 1 minutes

La Rochelle Université met au concours une Chaire de Professeur Junior en Humanités numériques, à pourvoir au 1er mars 2023 . Date limite de candidature: 24 octobre 2022 Vous trouverez toutes les informations ici :https://www.univ-larochelle.fr/luniversite/recrutement/recrutement-dune-chaire-de-professeur-junior-2022/   Contacts Contacts recherche : Cécile Chantraine Braillon (CRHIA) ; Antoine Doucet (L3i) Email : cecile.chantraine_braillon@univ-lr.fr; antoine.doucet@univ-lr.fr Labos : CRHIA: […] The post Chaire de Professeur Junior en Humanités numériques à La Rochelle Université appeared first on dhCenter.

Femtech, taboo-breaking innovations

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 3 minutes

Femtech is a term used to describe technologies and applications that focus on women’s health. While this new market offers immense growth potential, taboos around sexuality, periods and menopause continue to hamper progress. Here, we take a deep dive into the latest developments — at EPFL and beyond. To read the whole article, click here. […] The post Femtech, taboo-breaking innovations appeared first on dhCenter.

2022-10-17

A CONVERSATION WITH LISA NAKAMURA

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 2 minutes

Lisa Nakamura Monday, October 17, 2022 - 6:00pm Kely Wtiters House Arts Café Author of Racist Zoombombing, Technopercarious, and Digitizing Race: Visual Cultures of the Internet, Dr. Lisa Nakamura is a preeminent scholar of digital humanities and race and gender studies. As a researcher and scholar of Asian American Studies and digital media theory, Dr. Nakamura will speak about her work on race and gender in online spaces in conversation with Dr. Whitney Trettien and Dr. Amanda Licastro. The conversation will focus on Dr. Nakamura’s work on digital literary studies and representation in Extended Reality.  Lisa Nakamura is the Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor of American Culture at the University of Michigan. She is the author of several books on race, gender, and the Internet. She has studied identity tourism in video games and chatrooms, toxic embodiment in virtual reality, and the neglected contributions of women of color to the Internet and digital culture. She is the founding Director of the Digital Studies Institute at the University of Michigan and the P.I. for the DISCO (Digital Inquiry, Speculation, Collaboration, and Optimism) Network, a Mellon-Foundation funded research group focusing on race, digital technology, and disability. The DISCO Network's new book manuscript, Digital Optimism, will be out sometime next year. Most of her writing is available on her website at lisanakamura.net. Subtitle:  Co-sponsored by Creative Ventures, Kelly Writers House, and Penn Libraries | Hosted by Whitney Trettien and Amanda Licastro Image for Left Column:

CIMS Colloquium: Michael Szalay

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 2 minutes

Michael Szalay Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 12:00pm 330 Fisher-Bennett Hall This talk will read Ben Stiller’s Severance (2021-), and Apple TV+ programming generally in light of Apple’s unique position in the streaming ecosystem. A service provider as well as a device maker, Apple brands its media productions as exactingly as it does its phones, tablets, computers, and watches. As a result, its content is branded in ways that Netflix and HBO Max’s, for example, is not; indeed, Apple’s still relatively small stable of film and TV content expresses the firm’s manufacturing interests in ways that even Sony’s content, say, does not. This talk establishes the coherence of Apple’s TV branding and asks how it should matter to a materialist critical practice. Specifically, it asks if the very coherence of Apple’s trans-corporate branding makes it possible to glimpse in Apple content the otherwise hidden, outsourced, upstream production processes upon which the company still depends. Michael Szalay is Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine. He teaches 20th- and 21st-century fiction, television, and film, as well as courses on World-Systems Theory and the origins of capitalism. His first two books (Hip Figures: A Literary History of the Democratic Party and New Deal Modernism: American Literature and the Invention of the Welfare State) examine the relationship between literature, liberal governance, and economic crisis. His forthcoming book, Second Lives: Black-Market Melodramas and the Reinvention of Television (Chicago, 2023), defines a new television genre—the black-market melodrama—that has driven the ascent of TV as a cultural force over the last two decades, and that continues to mediate the ongoing effects of deindustrialization on a changing U.S. middle class.   Subtitle:  Overcoming Severance, from Lumon to Foxconn Image for Left Column:

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1648 – Del esta[tu]to Toledano, i çierta apologia (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to Ms. Codex 1648, a statement before a representative of the Inquisition recanting preaching and belief that the Toledo Statute, which concerned purity of bloodlines and prohibited the descendants of Jews and Muslims who converted to Catholicism from receivingContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1648 – Del esta[tu]to Toledano, i çierta apologia (Video Orientation)"

New Deputy Executive Director at RLUK

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 4 minutes

RLUK is pleased to announce that William Nixon, currently Assistant Director (Academic Engagement and Digital Library) at the University of Glasgow Library, will be joining RLUK as its new Deputy Executive Director. William brings to the role a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing research libraries, as well as a long-standing commitment to [...] The post New Deputy Executive Director at RLUK appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

RLUK signs statement on Wiley’s withdrawal of access to ebook titles

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 4 minutes

RLUK and other library and HE organisations have called on Wiley to reinstate permanently over 1350 ebooks it has recently cut from the Academic Complete platform. We encourage Wiley and other publishers to speak to consortia and to offer affordable and flexible models as outlined that will secure access to key content and ensure [...] The post RLUK signs statement on Wiley’s withdrawal of access to ebook titles appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

Alex Gushurst-Moore

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Alexandra Gushurst-Moore is the Research & Impact Coordinator of the Fitzwilliam Museum and Coordinator of Cambridge Visual Culture. Her doctoral thesis, entitled “The Making of Modern Fantasy in the Visual Arts of England, ca. 1850–1920”, was supervised by Elizabeth Prettejohn at the University of York. She holds an MA (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh

Tom Kissock

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Tom Kissock has fifteen years’ experience as a Director, Executive Producer, and Livestream expert for the BBC, YouTube, NBC, and Cisco; coupled with seven years’ experience researching video witnessing and human rights abuses. In 2020 he received his MSc in Globalization and Latin American Development from UCL where his research used Video Data Analysis as

Leah Brainerd

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Leah Brainerd is a PhD student in the Department of Archaeology with the ERC Encounter Project and is supervised by Enrico Crema, University of Cambridge, and Akihiro Yoshida, University of Kagoshima. She holds an MSc in Computational Archaeology from University College London and a BA from McGill University. Leah has experience in GIS, statistics, and

2022-10-14

Digital Humanities & Black Digital Heritage

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

Dorothy Berry Monday, October 24, 2022 - 5:00pm Max Kade Center (329A) 3401 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 Dorothy Berry is a Digital Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and she is a leading voice in Black Digital Huminites and Black Cultural Heritage. Her talk will address the intersection of Africana Studies and DH as well as questions of archiving and public accessibility, the intersections between public/community space and DH, and the need for an ethics of care.   Image for Left Column:

Roopika Risam with Manali Desai: ‘Insurgent Academics’

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Insurgent Academics, my new book project, constructs an intellectual history of what I term “academic insurgency,” which links contemporary developments in mobilized, experimental, digital, and public humanities emerging in African diaspora, U.S. ethnic, and postcolonial studies to a longer trajectory of interventions made by scholars of colour within higher education. These “insurgent academics,” I argue,

Introducing… Guy Solomon

Source: Living with Machines | Reading time: 2 minutes

We’ve asked each member of the Living with Machines team to introduce themselves in their initial blog post. What’s your name? Guy Solomon. What’s your background? I completed my undergraduate degree in History at the University of Oxford, where I developed a general interest in economic history (and the Industrial Revolution in particular). After a […]

L‘usine secrète

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

Tourné en Lorraine et au Luxembourg, « L‘usine secrète » propose un regard empathique et fort sur la sidérurgie et les mines, en montrant des dessous peu connus de ce monde particulier : l’autonomie, l’humour, la débrouille, la fauche, la bricole, l’alcool, l’entraide. Comment tissait-on des liens entre sidérurgistes ou mineurs ? Comment déjouait-on les surveillances des gardes pour sortir du materiel ? Comment s’arrangeait-on pour « bricoler » sur place des objets qu’on ramenait ensuite à la maison ou dans son jardin ? Comment prenait-on des libertés sur les règlements ? Et qu’est devenue avec le temps cette autonomie ouvrière connue mais peu racontée ? Au final, à quoi servaient ces systèmes de transgression ? « L’usine secrète » dresse un portrait original et inhabituel du monde ouvrier et de ses évolutions sur 50 ans. Il fait partie de ces rares documentaires sur des sujets sérieux mais traités avec humour et donc pouvant aussi s’adresser « aux jeunes »… Car l’autonomie dans le travail est un thème universel.   Mardi, 6 décembre 2022 16h30 - 18h30 Black Box Maison des Sciences humaines 11, Porte des Sciences L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette Inscription gratuite. 6 December 2022 Public history Industrial history Outreach Published Hide image in content detail

2022-10-13

CFP: ACRL Digital Scholarship Section’s Professional Development Program

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

The ACRL Digital Scholarship Section’s Professional Development Committee (PDC), in collaboration with both the Outreach Committee and the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, is seeking proposals for its 2022 DSS free, virtual professional development series. From the call: This series aims to convene professionals from a variety of institution types and at different stages of ...read more

CFP: Digital Humanities Pedagogies in Times of Crisis

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 4 minutes

The International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing invites submissions for a special issue, “Digital Humanities Pedagogies in Times of Crisis,” edited by Drs. Roopika Risam (Dartmouth College) and Sara Dias-Trindade (Universidade do Porto and CEIS20). From the call: From the COVID-19 pandemic, to the Russian war against Ukraine, to accelerating climate change, to the rise ...read more

CFP: Minimal Computing and Ed Tech: Special Issue of Learning, Media and Technology

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 4 minutes

The Journal Learning, Media and Technology invites submissions for a special issue on “Minimal Computing and Ed Tech,” edited by Lee Skallerup Bessette (Georgetown University) and Roopika Risam (Dartmouth College). As minimal computing continues to gain traction as more sustainable and equitable approaches, digital humanities library practitioners offer unique and important perspectives to critical digital ...read more

CFP: Global Digital Humanities Symposium 2023

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

The eighth annual Global Digital Humanities Symposium hosted by Michigan State University will be held in March 2023, with both in-person and virtual events; proposals are currently being accepted. From the call: Digital humanities scholarship continues to be driven by work at the intersections of a range of distinct disciplines and an ethical commitment to ...read more

CFP: The Nineteenth-Century Data Collective: Call for Datasets and Data Essays

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

The Nineteenth-Century Data Collective, which peer-reviews and houses literary or cultural data ca. 1800-1900 at Princeton University Library, invites submissions of datasets and data essays. From the call: Not simply a static repository, the Nineteenth-Century Data Collective hopes to increase discoverability for nineteenth-century datasets, share teaching resources, and most importantly, take data creation seriously as ...read more

OPPORTUNITY: Wikimedia Research Fund

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

The Wikimedia Research Fund invites proposals for up to $50,000 to support individuals, groups, and organizations with research interests on or about Wikimedia projects. From the call: We encourage submissions from across research disciplines including but not limited to humanities, social sciences, computer science, education, and law. We aim to support applicants who have limited ...read more

OPPORTUNITY: Reviews Co-Editor, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

The open-access Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC) invites applications to serve as a Reviews Co-Editor, to support a program of reviewing scholarship, platforms and tools, and programs and courses whose subject matter is directly connected to the journal’s publication scope. From the call: Working together, the Reviews Co-Editors are responsible for identifying publications and other ...read more

EVENT: Black Beyond Data Reading Group

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

Black Beyond Data seeks to “create an open resource for scholars to combat racial injustice through digital humanities,” and meets during the last Friday of each month at 12:00noon Eastern Time (4:00pm UTC), via zoom. Register for the zoom link and to join the conversations. From the website: The Black Beyond Data Reading Group is focused on exploring ...read more

JOB: Black Studies Librarian, Black Bibliography Project (Rutgers University Libraries)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 7 minutes

From the announcement: The Rutgers University Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative and service-oriented librarian to serve as Black Studies Librarian. This new grant-funded position will support the work of the Black Bibliography Project (https://blackbibliog.org), an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supported project based at Yale University and Rutgers (https://www.rutgers.edu/news/rutgers-researcher-developing-digital-bibliography-black-authors-and-print-work). Working with a team of faculty, librarians, technicians, ...read more

JOB: Head of Digital Learning and Scholarship (Trinity College)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 4 minutes

From the announcement: Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly ...read more

Andrea Kocsis

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Andrea comes from an interdisciplinary and international background. Before finding her path in digital humanities, she graduated in Communications, Archaeology, History and Geography and collected these degrees in Budapest, Prague, and Paris. She received her Mphil and PhD in Heritage Studies from the University of Cambridge. Her doctoral research focused on the impact the national

Meng Liu

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Meng Liu is a CSC-funded PhD student in Second Language Education at the Faculty of Education. Her substantive research interest lies at the intersection of Applied Linguistics and Educational Psychology. Specifically, her PhD project aims to understand Chinese students’ motivation to learn multiple foreign languages concurrently. She is the Chief Editor of Cambridge Educational Research

Spencer Johnston

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Spencer Johnston received a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Tyndale University College (Toronto, Canada), an MSc in Logic from Universiteit van Amsterdam, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of St Andrews. He was an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of York and then held a British

Isabelle Higgins

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Isabelle is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at the University of Cambridge. She holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, as well as an MPhil in the Sociology of Marginality and Exclusion from the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge. Her current research, which she began

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Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

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Itamar Shatz

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Itamar Shatz is a researcher at Cambridge who examines various aspects of the digital humanities, social sciences, and data science. He is particularly interested in intersections between these fields, including how data-science techniques can revolutionise the digital humanities and social sciences, and how social-science concepts can inform data-science practices. Itamar published work on many topics

Announcing: Methods Fellows 2022/23

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

We are pleased to announce the appointment of our Methods Fellows for the academic year 2022/23. Each Fellow will share their expertise in methods or practices relevant to DH research, will design and deliver a series of workshop sessions, work on DH projects and be active in the growing CDH community. Methods Fellows Estara Arrant

Deadline Extended for DH2023

Source: News – Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations | Reading time: 0 minutes

Via DH2023: The deadline for submissions to the ADHO DH2023 conference has been extended to November 4, 2022. There has also been a correction regarding the CfP wording for pre-conference workshop submissions (“2 hours or 4 hours” was replaced with “half or full day”). Please find the corrected and extended Call for Papers online in… Read More »Deadline Extended for DH2023

Handbook of Digital Public History: Book Launch

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 2 minutes

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) at the University of Luxembourg is proud to organize the book launch of the Handbook of Digital Public History (De Gruyter, 2022). In presence of the three editors Serge Noiret (Italian Association of Public History), Mark Tebeau (Arizona State University), and Gerben Zaagsma (University of Luxembourg), we will discuss this fantastic new resource that helps better understand and practice digital public history.  The editors: Serge Noiret Serge Noiret is a Ph.D. in Contemporary History from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). Between 2010 and 2012 he co-founded the International Federation for Public History (IFPH-FIHP) of which he was the first president (2012-2017). In 2016-2017, he co-founded the Associa…

Chapbook dating workshop

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

The workshop will explore the challenges and opportunities that using digital tools can bring to the study of large collections of images and their associated metadata. The team of a project funded by the CHRG will show participants VISE, the tool they have used to help them establish the chronology of undated street literature. The

2022-10-12

Become a CAA Peer Reviewer

Source: CAA International | Reading time: 0 minutes

Members of CAA’s Review College perform a vital role in supporting the double-blind peer review of submissions to CAA’s annual conference. Review of abstracts for the CAA2023 conference will begin in early November. To learn more about the role, the requirements for joining the peer review college, and how to submit an online application, please […]

Apply to Join the Ethics Commitee

Source: CAA International | Reading time: 1 minutes

CAA is looking for four new ethics officers to join the Ethics Committee, an important body that advises on the implementation of CAA’s ethics policy. Ethics Officers also coordinate the orgnisation’s ethics reporting process and investigations into potential breaches of the ethics policy. Applicants do not need to have a research background in ethics to […]

#JobOpening: Digital Asset Manager & Project Lead - Wiener Holocaust Library, UK

Source: ALLC RSS | Reading time: 5 minutes

30 Oct 2022 - 00:00 #JobOpening: Digital Asset Manager & Project Lead - Wiener Holocaust Library, UK Full-time, permanent role based in Central London, WC1 Salary: £34-36k depending on experience Start date: December 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter Responsible to: Director and Head of Collections Deadline for Applications: 30 October 2022 (23:59) Interviews: 4 November 2022 The Wiener Holocaust Library is the world’s oldest Holocaust archive and the home of Britain’s largest collection of published and unpublished works, documents and photographs relating to the Nazi era. In the past three years the library has undergone a process of transformation through closely integrating digital technology, digitised archive materials, web and social media marketing into its activities. …

#JobOpening Digital Asset Manager & Project Lead - Wiener Holocaust Library, UK

Source: ALLC RSS | Reading time: 5 minutes

30 Oct 2022 - 00:00 #JobOpening Digital Asset Manager & Project Lead - Wiener Holocaust Library, UK Full-time, permanent role based in Central London, WC1 Salary: £34-36k depending on experience Start date: December 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter Responsible to: Director and Head of Collections Deadline for Applications: 30 October 2022 (23:59) Interviews: 4 November 2022 The Wiener Holocaust Library is the world’s oldest Holocaust archive and the home of Britain’s largest collection of published and unpublished works, documents and photographs relating to the Nazi era. In the past three years the library has undergone a process of transformation through closely integrating digital technology, digitised archive materials, web and social media marketing into its activities. P…

#JobOpening Digital Asset Manager & Project Lead - Wiener Holocaust Library, UK

Source: ALLC RSS | Reading time: 5 minutes

30 Oct 2022 - 00:00 #JobOpening Digital Asset Manager & Project Lead - Wiener Holocaust Library, UK Full-time, permanent role based in Central London, WC1 Salary: £34-36k depending on experience Start date: December 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter Responsible to: Director and Head of Collections Deadline for Applications: 30 October 2022 (23:59) Interviews: 4 November 2022 The Wiener Holocaust Library is the world’s oldest Holocaust archive and the home of Britain’s largest collection of published and unpublished works, documents and photographs relating to the Nazi era. In the past three years the library has undergone a process of transformation through closely integrating digital technology, digitised archive materials, web and social media marketing into its activities. P…

Improving Digital Fabrication with Topology Optimization and Machine Learning

Source: Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio | Reading time: 4 minutes

Introducing Topology Optimization for Additive Manufacturing Additive manufacturing (3D printing) is a technique to create structures directly from computer files, much like common printers, but instead of imprinting an image and text... The post Improving Digital Fabrication with Topology Optimization and Machine Learning appeared first on Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio.

Accès aux archives du CNA : Démarches, questions, contacts

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

Le Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA), créé en 1989 et situé à Dudelange, a pour vocation de conserver et valoriser le patrimoine audiovisuel du Luxembourg et de rendre accessible à tous et toutes la culture du son, de l’image fixe et de l’image animée à travers des expositions, des publications, des projections, des conférences ou d’autres manifestations. Les archives du CNA constituent par ailleurs une source historique et sociologique inestimable, susceptible d’intéresser les chercheuses et chercheurs du C²DH. Dans le présent séminaire, les responsables de l’accès aux archives du CNA mettront l’accent sur les démarches à suivre pour avoir accès à ces collections, et répondront aux questions des étudiant.e.s et membres du C²DH. Intervenants (par ordre chronologique): Paul Lesch, Yves Steichen, Manon Pinatel, Tessy Oppermann, Viviane Thill   Mercredi, 26 octobre 2002 14h00 à 15h00 C²DH Open Space 26 October 2022 Archives Hands-on History Published Hide image in content detail

Dr Mary Chester-Kadwell

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Mary is a Senior Software Engineer at Cambridge University Library. Originally from a humanities background, she has a PhD in the landscape archaeology and material culture of early medieval England using computational methods. For CDH Labs, Mary advises researchers on developing the technical aspects of their projects and works on a wide variety of software.

Borders In Flux and Border Temporalities In and Beyond Europe

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 3 minutes

Border studies is an interdisciplinary field of research in which existing scholarship has primarily been spatially oriented. The conference Borders In Flux and Border Temporalities In and Beyond Europe sheds light on research that focuses on the temporality of borders. The conference connects leading researchers as well as established and early-stage researchers to present, share and discuss their research on borders, borderlands, and border regions in and beyond 19th and 20th century Europe. The conference invites scholars whose research sheds light on the temporal dimension of borders by exploring border practices, border discourses, and analyses of border regimes and life at the border in Europe. We include papers that focus on topics that are related to identity, historical memory, mi…

The CONLIT Dataset of Contemporary Literature

Source: Journal of Open Humanities Data Latest Articles | Reading time: 8 minutes

This dataset includes derived data on a collection of ca. 2,700 books in English published between 2001–2021 and spanning 12 different genres. The data was manually collected to capture popular writing aimed at a range of different readerships across fiction (1,934) and non-fiction (820). Genres include forms of cultural capital (bestsellers, prizewinners, elite book reviews), stylistic affinity (mysteries, science fiction, biography, etc.), and age-level (middle-grade and young adult). The dataset allows researchers to explore the effects of audience, genre, and instrumentality (i.e., fictionality) on the stylistic behavior of authors within the recent past across different classes of professionally published writing. Published on 2022-10-11 11:46:08

Publication of Cather’s correspondence nearly complete

Source: Center for Digital Research in the Humanities | Reading time: 3 minutes

Image:  Link:  Publication of Cather’s correspondence nearly complete The digitization, transcription and annotation of all of Willa Cather’s known letters is nearly finished. More than 2,600 of the 3,200 pieces of correspondence have been published online through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Willa Cather Archive. The feat has spanned nearly a decade, with the first letters published in book form, “The Selected Letters of Willa Cather,” in 2013, after the moratorium on their publication was lifted in 2011. The digital humanities project “The Complete Letters of Willa Cather” followed close behind. Andrew Jewell, project director and co-editor for “The Complete Letters of Willa Cather,” said the remaining letters are in the pipeline for publication and he expects the work t…

2022-10-11

Moya Bailey – Misogynoir Transformed

Source: Digital Democracies Institute | Reading time: 3 minutes

This post was written by Adjua Akinwumi, a PhD Mellon fellow on the Data Fluencies project at the Digital Democracies Institute. For centuries, the science of alchemy sought to transmute … Moya Bailey – Misogynoir Transformed Read More » Moya Bailey – Misogynoir Transformed first appeared on Digital Democracies Institute.

Maya Dharampal-Hornby

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

I grew up in London and did my English Literature undergraduate degree at Cambridge, and have now left the red bricks of Robinson College behind for the less-red bricks of Jesus College to do my Masters in DH. Having been attracted to mathematical and scientific patterns in literature – whether it be Boolean algebra in

Shuxian Liu

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Shuxian Liu is an MPhil student at CDH. She grew up in Chengdu and completed her Bachelor's degree in Archival Science at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou. During her undergraduate study, she focused on the digital divide, community informatics, the relationship between migration, acculturation, and information practice of migrant workers in China, as well as

Florian Jaton: De la centralité des bases de données “ground truth” dans la construction des systèmes algorithmiques

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 1 minutes

Florian Jaton, membre du dhCenter, a publié un article  dans “SILO – Agora des pensées critiques”. Les méthodes informatiques de calcul – souvent appelées « algorithmes » – alimentent le fonctionnement de dispositifs ordinaires. Moteurs de recherche, réseaux sociaux, systèmes de surveillance, plateforme d’achats en ligne : qu’on le veuille ou non, nous ne cessons d’interagir avec ces […] The post Florian Jaton: De la centralité des bases de données “ground truth” dans la construction des systèmes algorithmiques appeared first on dhCenter.

Q&A Session: Cultural Heritage Data School

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

The Cultural Heritage Data School, led by Cambridge Digital Humanities, is an online intensive application-only teaching programme which aims to bring together participants from the wider Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector and academia to explore the methods used to create, visualise and analyse digital archives and collections. The curriculum will be structured around

On Digital Intelligence (Mercedes Bunz)

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

This talk will introduce my current research: I am interested in what way the haunted concept of writing – its production of meaning, the form of subjectivity it created, its model of political power and our resistance to that power - is being outpaced and transformed, shifted on its side through artificial intelligence as a

Curation, Crowdsourcing, & Community: Exploring Community-Based Curation of The Journal of a Plague Year Rapid-Response Archive

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

Rapid-response digital archives have emerged as a standard way digital humanities teams document community in time of crisis. Their strength lies in building connections to communities and collecting materials that will be critical to future generations of scholars. In documenting the pandemic (2020-22) A Journal of a Plague Year: An Archive of Covid-19 challenged the traditional approach to curating rapid-response archives seeking by assigning robust metadata to objects as they entered the archive. This archival metadata included curatorial tags, contributor tags, and in some cases community-assigned tags. This talk discusses that effort, including the strengths and limitations of crowd-based curation; it will include a meditation on how such efforts at crowd curation might enhance the accessibility of rapid response archives, especially archives of the pandemic   Tuesday, 8 November 2022 Starting at 17.00 C²DH Open Space and online Please confirm your participation.   Legal notice 8 November 2022 Public history Public History as the New Citizen Science of the Past (PHACS) Public History Conferences Published Hide image in content detail

Beyza Cicik

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Beyza Cicik is an MPhil student at the CDH, who focuses on the semiotic, aesthetical and socio-spatial roles that architecture assumes in the digital age and how these roles reshape and recontextualise the concept of the modern city as an urban “palimpsest”. Having completed her double major undergraduate programme in English Language & Literature and

DHNB2023 Extended Deadline: Abstracts due October 21st!

Source: DHNB | Reading time: 1 minutes

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! By popular demand from our community, we have extended the deadline for submitting abstracts for your long papers, panels, show-and-tell presentations and workshops for the DHNB2023 online conference until Friday, October 21, 2022, 23:59 CEST. Submit abstracts via ConfTool, and see the call for submissions. Not sure about the format? Long Papers for you […]

2022-10-10

Cultural Heritage Data School: December 2022 (online)

Source: CDH | Reading time: 3 minutes

The Cultural Heritage Data School, led by Cambridge Digital Humanities, is an online intensive application-only teaching programme which aims to bring together participants from the wider Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector and academia to explore the methods used to create, visualise and analyse digital archives and collections. The curriculum will be structured around

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1646 – Estado astrologico

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to Ms. Codex 1646, the first part of a four-part poem in octaves on the monarchy of Portugal, with allusions to astrology, alchemy, and cabala. The manuscript contains a copy of the edition printed in Lisbon in 1624 inContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1646 – Estado astrologico"

Social Data School: June 2023 (Cambridge)

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

The Social Data School is an application only intensive teaching programme structured around the life-cycle of a digital research project, covering principles of research design, data collection, cleaning and preparation, methods of analysis and visualisation, and data management and preservation practices. The school welcomes applications from all backgrounds, including journalists, NGOs, activists, trade unionists and

Cultural Heritage Data School: March 2023 (Cambridge)

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

The Cultural Heritage Data School, led by Cambridge Digital Humanities, is an online intensive application-only teaching programme which aims to bring together participants from the wider Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector and academia to explore the methods used to create, visualise and analyse digital archives and collections. The curriculum will be structured around

Social Data School: Jan 2023 (online)

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

The Social Data School is an application only online intensive teaching programme structured around the life-cycle of a digital research project, covering principles of research design, data collection, cleaning and preparation, methods of analysis and visualisation, and data management and preservation practices. The school welcomes applications from all backgrounds, including journalists, NGOs, activists, trade unionists

DHNB 2022 PROCEEDINGS PUBLISHED

Source: DHNB | Reading time: 1 minutes

DHNB 2022 PROCEEDINGS PUBLISHED We are happy to inform you that the DHNB 2022 proceedings are now published on CEUR. You can find volume ‘3232’ here:  http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-3232/.   We think it is an excellent collection of research that represents both the fruitful conference we had in March and the richness of the status of Digital Humanities […]

Christian Fernandez Perotti

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina, but I have lived and worked in Cambridge for almost four years now. I graduated in Classics at the Catholic University of Argentina with a dissertation on the literary genre of Apuleius' Metamorphoses and moved from academia to Librarianship, Education, Government, Entertainment and most recently Information Technology. I am

Alpo Honkapohja

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Alpo Honkapohja is an EU-funded Marie Sklodowska Curie fellow working on The Index of Middle English Prose (IMEP). IMEP is a reference tool for locating and identifying all surviving English prose texts composed between circa 1200 and 1500. The project is a collaboration between the CDH and the University of Oslo, where Alpo is normally based. Alpo is originally

Welcome to new starters

Source: CDH | Reading time: 4 minutes

Jonathan Blaney Research Software Engineer at CDH What was your first job? At Oxford University Press, writing and editing dictionaries. I worked on the full range of English dictionaries, from the Oxford English Mini Dictionary to the full OED. For the OED I read books and periodicals looking for new words. I particularly remember some

Yixun Zhou

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Yixun Zhou is curious about how computation and programming can be applied to large-scale literary text analysis. After finishing his Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics at the University of Nottingham, he joined Mphil Digital Humanities to explore metaphor recognition through natural language processing. His research interest mainly lies in NLP and machine learning for

John Schaefer

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Hailing from Michigan, John is an MPhil student with CDH and recently received his A.B. from Harvard University in History and Science, focusing on the history of biology. His current research examines the use of handwritten text recognition (HTR) models in volunteer-based digital transcription projects. He is also interested in the interdisciplinary application of plants as

Yerin Kim

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Yerin Kim is an MPhil student at CDH. Her bachelor's degree is from Yonsei University Underwood International College (Seoul, South Korea) in Justice and Civil Leadership. She also completed an MA in International Relations at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China and an MS in Applied Artificial Intelligence at Sungkyunkwan University. As a researcher at

Dr Kanta Dihal

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Dr Kanta Dihal is a Senior Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on science narratives, particularly those that emerge from conflict. She currently manages the project ‘Desirable Digitalisation’, an international research collaboration that investigates intercultural perspectives on AI and fundamental rights and values. She

2022-10-09

What is PixPlot? (DH Tools) – YouTube

Source: OpenMethods | Reading time: 4 minutes

This short video teaser summarizes the main characteristics of PixPlot, a Python-based tool for clustering images and analyzing them from a numerical perspective as well as its pedagogical relevance as far as machine learning is concerned. The paper "Visual Patterns Discovery in Large Databases of Paintings", presented at the Digital Humanities 2016 Conference held in Poland, can be considered the foundational text for the development of the PixPlot Project at Yale University. [Click ‘Read more’ for the full post!]

2022-10-07

RLUK Digital Scholarship Network Symposium

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 4 minutes

RLUK's Digital Scholarship Network (DSN) hosted an online symposium on 6 October 2022 which explored the nature and extent of digital scholarship occurring within research libraries across the international research library community. It brought together representatives from the international research library community, European library networks and the academic community to discuss the [...] The post RLUK Digital Scholarship Network Symposium appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

2022-10-06

Webinar: “Digital Heritage Seminar series” co-organized by the KBR

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 7 minutes

Over the next months CAMille (ULB-KBR), the Data Science Lab (VUB-KBR), the Digital Research Lab (UGent – KBR), and LabEL (UCLouvain-KBR) will co-organise a three-part series of webinars on Digital Humanities and lexical semantic change. Lexical semantic change, a phenomenon describing the evolution of the meanings of lexical… Continue reading “Webinar: “Digital Heritage Seminar series” co-organized by the KBR”…

Wanjia Wang

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Wanjia (Olivia) Wang is an MPhil student at the CDH, who is interested in cultural development in the digital ages. She comes from Shanghai and graduated from Tongji University in China with a Bachelor's degree in Cultural Industry Management. In Cambridge, she will study how to use digital technology to protect and develop agricultural cultural

Alessandro Trevisan

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Alessandro grew up in Padua, Italy, and read for a BA (First Class) in English at the University of Bristol. His MPhil research at Cambridge focuses on the literary study of automated writing: he suggests that texts generated using language models provide an apt testing ground for the study of AI creativity. He is also

Shuangyuan Cao

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Shuangyuan (Kevin) Cao is a digital media designer and student interested in the deconstruction and interpretation of visual culture. When being an undergraduate in Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, he pursued the study of video game programming in the Digital Media Arts programme, which has given him some insights into computer science. As a media designer, he focuses

Dr Shauna Concannon

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Dr Shauna Concannon is an interdisciplinary researcher studying and using computational approaches to understand how knowledge is linguistically encoded in an increasingly technologically mediated society. Shauna's work focuses on the societal and ethical implications of communication technologies. Shauna started her academic life in the humanities after completing a master’s in English Literature. She began working on various digital projects focusing on

Laurel Boxall

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Laurel Boxall is an MPhil student at the CDH, specialising in the depictions of Artificial Intelligence within literature and film (and the implications of this!) Having completed her undergraduate in English Language & Literature at Jesus College, Oxford, Laurel has since been involved in numerous projects within the DigHums field. This includes ongoing work for

2022-10-05

Blog

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Cambridge Digital Humanities

MPhil: Do I have the right background?

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Join us for this online panel, where we will be happy to answer any questions you have about the application process or course structure of the MPhil. In particular we will focus on the question of background: digital humanities is an inherently interdisciplinary area, and the MPhil is aimed to give you the flexibility to

DigiHum & Donuts: MPhil Information Session

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Join us for this session to learn more about the MPhil in digital humanities: the application process, the course structure, and what exactly digital humanities means and could do for you. Are you worried you don't have the right background? Or wonder what people go on to do? We will hear from the teaching and

Crosslinguistic Semantic Textual Similarity of Buddhist Chinese and Classical Tibetan

Source: Journal of Open Humanities Data Latest Articles | Reading time: 27 minutes

In this paper we present the first-ever procedure for identifying highly similar sequences of text in Chinese and Tibetan translations of Buddhist sūtra literature. We initially propose this procedure as an aid to scholars engaged in the philological study of Buddhist documents. We create a cross-lingual embedding space by taking the cosine similarity of average sequence vectors in order to produce unsupervised similar cross-linguistic parallel alignments at word, sentence, and even paragraph level. Initial results show that our method lays a solid foundation for the future development of a fully-fledged Information Retrieval tool for these (and potentially other) low-resource historical languages. Published on 2022-10-04 11:18:29

New Impact Story: Re-evaluating Child Language Assessment Measures for Research and Clinical Use

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

New Impact Story: Re-evaluating Child Language Assessment Measures for Research and Clinical Use Dr Nan Bernstein Ratner talks about her latest project CLASP (Child Language ASessment Project), which makes use of datasets at the CLARIN Knowledge Centre TalkBank. The project hopes to provide a stronger evidence base for child language assessment, which will improve future research, as well as support clinicians in mapping out the most effective treatments for children with language disorders. Bernstein Ratner also discusses how spoken language data is increasingly being used by the automatic speech recognition (ASR) industry in order to train voice assistants to recognise speech by people who stutter.  Read the full impact story here.  Karina Berger 5 October 2022

Dr Alexis Litvine

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Dr Alexis Litvine is a College Lecturer at Pembroke College and a Researcher at The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure (CAMPOP). Alexis is a comparative economic historian of eighteenth and nineteenth-century France and Europe, interested in all things related to the Industrial Revolution. His work has been focused on the

2022-10-04

RLUK23 Conference call for papers

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 5 minutes

#RLUK23 Virtual Conference :: 22-24 March 2023 Partners and Pioneers: Reimagining the modern research library The call for papers for the RLUK23 Conference, to be held virtually from 22-24 March 2023 is now open. Find out more on the RLUK Conference website. The deadline for submissions if Friday 25 November 2022. The research library [...] The post RLUK23 Conference call for papers appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

If Today Is Sunday, This Must Be 1798

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Originally posted on Unique at Penn: A section of a diary kept between 1797 and 1800 by the Quaker farmer Jacob Peirce recently joined the collections of the Penn Libraries as Oversize Ms. Codex 2079, thanks to the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture.? Peirce was a busy man, but he found time to write brief…

Libraries Week 2022

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 1 minutes

In 2022, Libraries Week takes place between the 3rd and 9th October, celebrating the nation’s much-loved libraries and the central role that libraries play in supporting life-long learning. We want to showcase how libraries across all sectors are inspiring learning for all and helping individuals to unlock and fulfil their potential at every stage [...] The post Libraries Week 2022 appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

Digital Humanities Virtual Discussion Group for ECRs in Belgium: Fall 2022 Edition

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 8 minutes

Are you an early career researcher in the field of Digital Humanities or a student interested in DH approaches who would like to discuss DH with other early career researchers in the Belgian DH community? If so, you might be interested in joining the DH Virtual… Continue reading “Digital Humanities Virtual Discussion Group for ECRs in Belgium: Fall 2022 Edition”…

2022-10-03

RLUK Members Meeting 2022

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 5 minutes

RLUK Members Meeting 10-11 November 2022 University of Manchester Register: https://rlukmanchester.eventbrite.co.uk (closes 28 October). Registration is restricted to a maximum of TWO delegates per RLUK member institution. Venue: Hyatt Regency Manchester Delegates will be responsible for arranging their own accommodation. If rooms at Hyatt Regency Manchester are unavailable then other [...] The post RLUK Members Meeting 2022 appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1645 – Technical treatise on the painting of miniatures

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Ms. Codex 1645, an 18th-century copy of a technical treatise on the painting of miniatures, in print from 1673. Includes information on the reduction of images and mixes of pigments for landscapes, skies, varieties of flowers, skin, faces,Continue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1645 – Technical treatise on the painting of miniatures"

Dr Chaudhary Muhammad Aqdus Ilyas

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Dr Chaudhary Muhammad Aqdus Ilyas is a Research Associate at Cambridge Digital Humanities (CDH). He is currently working on the AHRC project on Isaac Newton's Watermark analysis. He was previously a Postdoctoral Researcher of Computer Science at the University of Cambridge and worked on "workingage" EU-Horizon 2020 project. Chaudhary has a background in electrical engineering

Digital Public History in the Context of Slow Disasters

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

This presentation uses the framework of “slow disasters” to consider the ways in which the theory and practice of digital public history is transforming in the wake of climate change and global pandemics. This presentation will focus on the work of The COVID-19 Oral History Project—a partner project of the Journal of the Plague Year: A COVID-19 Archive—as well as digital public history projects associated with The Anthropocenes Network.  Jason M. Kelly is Director of the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute and Chair and Professor of History in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Africana Studies and American Studies. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. More info.   Monday, 10 October 2022 Begin at 15.00 C²DH DTU Room and online Please register for on-site or online participation. 10 October 2022 Public history Public History as the New Citizen Science of the Past (PHACS) Oral history Public History Conferences Published Hide image in content detail

2022-09-30

RECOMMENDED: Ian Linkletter on Gettin’ Air with Terry Greene

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

Earlier this month, a podcast episode was released by Gettin’ Air with Terry Greene, featuring Ian Linkletter. Linkletter is a educational technology librarian, currently being sued by Proctorio, a surveillance technology company. The episode addresses his transition to librarianship from educational technology, and he emphasizes the need for librarians to critically engage with the tools ...read more

PROJECT: Día de los muertos: Altar digital

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

Día de los muertos: Altar digital is an ArcGIS StoryMap journey through Hispanic literary heritage. It walks users through different authors, elements, and works that are placed on an ofrenda, created in 2020 by Roselia Bañuelos, Chris Flakus, Julio Antonio Molinete, Elías David Navarro, María Sánchez Carbajo, Alonzo Silavong, and Katerin Zapata at the University ...read more

RESOURCE: Refreshed Sites for Blackwell Companions to Digital Humanities

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) has published a new site for the Blackwell Companions to Digital Humanities. This new site for A Companion to Digital Humanities (2004) and A Companion to Digital Literary Studies (2008) is aimed towards long term preservation and a full text search has been added. According to the project’s GitHub repository, The content ...read more

EVENT: 2022 Symposium on African Digital Humanities: African Archives and Digital Recovery

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

African DH@KU is hosting the 2022 Symposium on African Digital Humanities: African Archives and Digital Recovery on October 6, 2022. Hosted on Zoom, the symposium includes two panels, a keynote by Dr. Roopika Risam (Dartmouth College) and a closing dialogue with Jennifer Hart (Wayne State University) and Kuukuwa Manful (SOAS, University of London). This year’s ...read more

EVENT: Sharing your Digital Collections

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

Deep South DH is hosting a free online workshop on “accessible ways to upload and share your own projects online,” “Sharing Your Digital Collections.” We will be joined by University of Idaho librarians from the CollectionBuilder team, who will lead participants through getting started and setting up CollectionBuilder to host an interactive, digital project for free. ...read more

EVENT: ACRL DSS PDC: What do we do differently? Perspectives on Digital Project Management in Libraries and Archives

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

The ACRL Digital Scholarship Section Professional Development Committee is hosting a webinar, “What do we do differently? Perspectives on Digital Project Management in Libraries and Archives” on Friday, October 21st starting at 1pm (Central). Orchestrating a complete digital project management lifecycle to preserve and make archival collections accessible online can often be a challenge. The ...read more

CFP: HASTAC 2023: Critical Making & Social Justice

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), in partnership with Pratt Institute,  has issued a CFP for it’s 2023 conference: Critical Making and Social Justice. From the announcement: HASTAC 2023 welcomes submissions from practitioners at all stages of their careers; from all disciplines, occupations, and fields; and from groups as well as ...read more

CFP: International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Web Archiving Conference

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

The 2023 IIPC Web Archiving Conference: Resilience and Renewal issued a call for proposals, open until November 1st, 2022. The conference itself will have in-person and online days. Presentation categories for the in-person days include 20-minute presentations, 60-minute panels, posters and demos (with accompanying 5-minute lightning talks), workshops, and tutorials. Online presentation categories include 20-minute ...read more

OPPORTUNITY: Managing Editor for Reviews in Digital Humanities

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

Reviews in Digital Humanities is looking for a Managing Editor, and offering a $5,000 honorarium for each year of commitment (with the possibility of renewal). Applicants will be considered starting October 15th, and would begin November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2023. From the description of the role: The role of the Managing Editor includes: ...read more

OPPORTUNITY: Building Legal Literacies for Text Data Mining Institute

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

UC Berkeley Library has been awarded nearly $50,000 by the NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant Program to fund the study of legal and ethical issues in cross-border text data mining, which builds on a 2019 project, Legal Literacies for Text Data Mining, Cross-Border (LLTDM-X). The goals of LLTDM-X are: …to design instructional materials and institutes ...read more

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian (University of Idaho)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

From the announcement: The University of Idaho Library and CollectionBuilder team seeks an innovative, flexible, and highly collaborative individual who will help promote, document, and teach the open source static web digital collections platform, CollectionBuilder. This position will closely collaborate with CollectionBuilder team members to build community around the tool through the execution and administration of their ...read more

“Lausanne 1830” nominated for the Swiss Game Awards 2022!

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 2 minutes

The video game Lausanne 1830, developed by the GameLab UNIL-EPFL in collaboration with the Lausanne Time Machine initiative and Digital Kingdom, is nominated for the SGDA Swiss Game Awards 2022 in the category “Serious Games”. The SGDA Swiss Game Award is the game developers award of Switzerland and celebrates projects that have put the Swiss […] The post “Lausanne 1830” nominated for the Swiss Game Awards 2022! appeared first on dhCenter.

Médialab : Post-doc researcher – Horizon Europe PROJECT AUTHLIB

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 2 minutes

The project “Neo-authoritarianisms in Europe and the liberal democratic response” (AUTHLIB), jointly led by the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE) and the médialab is hiring a Post-doc researcher for 24 months. The AUTHLIB project’s basic premise is that liberal democracy faces not one challenge but many challenges and that therefore we must […] The post Médialab : Post-doc researcher – Horizon Europe PROJECT AUTHLIB appeared first on dhCenter.

Cracking the code of videogame history: perspectives on videogame preservation and researching the medium's history

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

Scholars from across disciplinary boundaries have attempted to crack the code of videogame history and preservation for the last decade. Yet, much of what is published on these topics is still dominated by journalistic accounts. As such, game scholars and historians should build bridges and collaborate. This presentation will give an overview of videogame history and preservation, the field game studies, and an oral history methodology tailored specifically to videogames.  The following day, our guest speaker will conduct a workshop to provide a hands-on demonstration of the research methodology illustrated by his talk.   LECTURE: Thursday, 17 November 2022 17.00 – 18.15 Maison du Savoir, Auditoire 3.040 Belval Campus   The lecture will be followed by a reception.   WORKSHOP: Friday, 18 November 2022 14.00-17.00 Maison des Sciences Humaines, Floor 1, Room 2.0 GIS - GIS – 060 Belval Campus   Limited places: max 16 people, first come, first served.   Please confirm your participation before 10 November 2022 at vanessa.napolitano@uni.lu   17 November 2022 to 18 November 2022 Public history Media history Preservation Public History Conferences Published Hide image in content detail

2022-09-29

CQFD : Les cultures numériques à la une

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 1 minutes

Isaac Pante, directeur scientifique du dhCenter pour l’UNIL, et David Javet, médiateur scientifique à l’Éprouvette (UNIL), sont intevenus dans l’émission “CQFD” (La Première/RTS) du 26 septembre. Lors de cette émission, David Javet et Isaac Pante ont présenté le nouveau programme thématique interdisciplinaire “cultures numériques” développé par l’Éprouvette, et notamment l’atelier scientifique “Créons en direct un […] The post CQFD : Les cultures numériques à la une appeared first on dhCenter.

2022-09-28

English at DH2023

Source: News – Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations | Reading time: 3 minutes

From the DH2023 website: Dear Global DH community, When the University of Graz applied to host the conference in 2019, we already committed to an English language conference despite being German native speakers ourselves. Our decision was thoroughly discussed with the ADHO committees which agreed with our reasoning, as did the Constituent Organisations Board in… Read More »English at DH2023

Launch town hall: AHRC-RLUK Professional Practice Fellowship Scheme 2022

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 5 minutes

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Research Libraries UK (RLUK) are delighted to announce that applications will soon be open for the second year of the Professional Practice Fellowship Scheme, for colleagues working within academic and research libraries. The scheme is designed to develop and promote research capacity, capability, and confidence amongst [...] The post Launch town hall: AHRC-RLUK Professional Practice Fellowship Scheme 2022 appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

DRI Virtual Coffee Morning: October

Source: News | Reading time: 2 minutes

Date:  19 Oct 2022 Location:  Zoom October’s virtual coffee morning will take place on Wednesday 19 October at 10.00am for half an hour. The coffee morning will be hosted by Keith Lilley (Queen's University Belfast)and Zenobie Garret (University of Limerick) from the OS200 project.

2022-09-27

Launch of British Library Newspapers, Part VI: Ireland 1783-1950

Source: Digital Humanities posts covering new technology and developments | Reading time: 5 minutes

|By Rachel Holt, Gale Primary Sources Acquisitions Editor| It is with great excitement that Gale announces the launch of the sixth instalment of the British Library Newspapers series. This latest module entitled Ireland 1783-1950 will add an additional 80 titles to the series and, as the name suggests, these were all published in Ireland in ... Read more The post Launch of British Library Newspapers, Part VI: Ireland 1783-1950 appeared first on The Gale Review.

2022-09-26

Manuscript Monday: LJS 361 – [Astronomical and astrological tables]

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 5 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to LJS 361, Opening and closing sections of astronomical and astrological tables on either side of a remnant of commentaries on gospel and epistle readings. The opening section (f. 2r-9r) includes tables for calculating the day of the weekContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 361 – [Astronomical and astrological tables]"

Refreshed Sites for Blackwell Companions to Digital Humanities

Source: News – Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations | Reading time: 1 minutes

We are pleased to share the launch of a new site for the Blackwell Companions to Digital Humanities, digital anthologies that ADHO hosts with permission of Blackwell Publishing. The new sites for A Companion to Digital Humanities (2004) and A Companion to Digital Literary Studies (2008) are built for long term sustainability: the ADHO Infrastructure… Read More »Refreshed Sites for Blackwell Companions to Digital Humanities

ADHO: Building DH

Source: Tagungen | Reading time: 3 minutes

The Alliance of Digita Humnities Organziations (ADHO) is pleased to be an in-name sponsor for Building DH, a virtual symposium organized by the Digital Humanities Research…

CDH Open

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Three Winners Receive the 2022 Teaching with CLARIN Award

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

Three Winners Receive the 2022 Teaching with CLARIN Award First awarded in 2021, the Teaching with CLARIN Award recognises lecturers and educational professionals who have successfully integrated CLARIN into the courses they teach and/or training materials they have developed. This year, three winners were selected, who presented their teaching initiatives during the Annual Conference 2022 in Prague: Ajda Pretnar Žagar, Kristina Pahor de Maiti and Darja Fišer from the University of Ljubljana (SI), Jurgita Vaičenonienė from Vytautas Magnus University (LT), and Rachele Sprugnoli from the University of Parma (IT). All winners received a certificate and a monetary prize of 350 Euros. All materials and more information can be found below and in the Teaching with CLARIN section on the website. Winners Winners' Contributions      What's on the Agenda? Topic Modelling Parliamentary Debates before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic   Ajda Pretnar Žagar, Kristina Pahor de Maiti & Darja Fišer  University of Ljubljana, Slovenia             Lithuanian Collocations: Usage, Teaching, Learning, and Translation   Jurgita Vaičenonienė  Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania              Natural Language Processing Methods  Rachele Sprugnoli  Dipartimento di Discipline Umanistiche, Sociali e delle Imprese Culturali – Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy Julia Misersky 26 September 2022

2022 Steven Krauwer Award for Achievements Awarded to the u4u Team of the Charles Translator for Ukraine

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

2022 Steven Krauwer Award for Achievements Awarded to the u4u Team of the Charles Translator for Ukraine  About the Winners This year’s second Achievement Award went to a team effort of students, researchers and developers at the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (UFAL) of the Charles University's Faculty of Arts (Prague), including Martin Popel (researcher, head of the team), Jindřich Helcl (researcher), Zdeněk Kasner (PhD student), Ondřej Košarko (developer), Tomáš Krabač (developer), Jindřich Libovický (researcher), David Nápravník (undergraduate student), Michal Novák (researcher) and Rudolf Rosa (researcher). The u4u team at Charles University has developed a translation tool for Czech an…

2022 Steven Krauwer Award for Achievements Awarded to Jörg Tiedemann & the Helsinki MT Group

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 2 minutes

2022 Steven Krauwer Award for Achievements Awarded to Jörg Tiedemann & the Helsinki MT Group About the Winners Jörg Tiedemann, Professor of Language Technology in the department of Digital Humanities at the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki Machine Translation read more group. In order to support Ukrainians in Finland, Tiedemann and the Helsinki MT team established various initiatives, including  the machine translation (MT) system for Ukrainian to Finnish.  Their  swift response to the war in Ukraine includes the collection of links and information about our MT models and tools (and other resources for Ukrainian language technology), integrating new parallel data sets, training and re…

2022 Steven Krauwer Award for Early Career CLARIN Researcher Awarded to Roberts Darģis

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 2 minutes

2022 Steven Krauwer Award for Early Career CLARIN Researcher Awarded to Roberts Darģis About the Winner Roberts Darģis is a PhD candidate at the University of Latvia (UL) and researcher at Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Latvia (IMCS UL), the leading CLARIN-LV partner.  Darģis’ efforts with regards to CLARIN have been manifold: Not only is Darģis a member of Standing Committee for CLARIN Technical Centres ( Standing Committee for CLARIN Technical Centres read more ), he is also a contributor to CLARIN’s flagship project ParlaMint, the Latvian corpora platform Korpuss.lv, and  involved in the development and integration of Latvian Natural Language Proces…

Polish immigration to Luxembourg – life, work and integration. Online discourse analysis of social media

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

The presentation shows the results of Anna Bączkowska's research conducted at the University in Luxembourg over the last three months. It focuses on the analysis of immigration discourse retrieved from social media created by Polish immigrants to Luxembourg. The analysis is based on the polska.lu forum which spans the last 15 years. The data were extracted both manually and automatically; thus, three subcorpora were created. The language used by forum interactants was investigated with the aid of corpus linguistics tools in order to notice some trends and tendencies in lexical choices of the forum users as well as the prevailing topics.   Wednesday, 28 September 2022 14.00 - 15.00 C²DH Open Space 28 September 2022 Contemporary history of Luxembourg Migration history Hands-on History Published Hide image in content detail

2022-09-23

19C RLT: Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature in Translation

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

Project Start Date:  September, 2020 This project investigates the role of translation in nineteenth-century Russian literature’s rise to prominence in world literature as a case study in the processes whereby a nationally or linguistically defined literature may achieve circulation and recognition on a global level. We seek to understand the ways in which the canon of Russian literature was conceptualized and composed differently in different translated contexts; to query Pascale Casanova’s claim that Paris was the most important “capital” of the “World Republic of Letters”; and to determine which other locales played a significant role in the process of a “peripheral” literature’s incorporation into “world literature” in the space of less than a century. 19C RLT currently tracks book publications of works by Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky into English, French, and German from the death of Pushkin in 1837 to the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, comprising a growing database as well as maps, graphs, and other visualizations of the data. Future phases are planned to add more authors and expand the scope to include other global contexts in which Russian literature became an important translated literature in the twentieth century and beyond. Contributors: Scott Bartling Andrew Basile Rachel Dennis Emily Despinoy Catherine Fantuzzo Aisha Garaeva Ekaterina Kokovikhina Sergey Miroshkin Jan Nowak Lydia Shaw Eugenia Ulanova Insert an Image:  Co-Investigators:  Hilah Kohen (Penn) Olga Nechaeva (Penn) J.D. Porter (Penn) Helen Stuhr-Rommereim (Swarthmore) Project Principal Investigator:  Brian Kim Kevin Platt

International sprint relay symposium: Creating a toolkit for VRR services

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 5 minutes

IARLA, the International Alliance of Research Library Associations, invites colleagues from across the world to join us on 25 October 2022 for an international sprint relay symposium on Creating a community-driven toolkit for the development and delivery of Virtual Reading Room services. This event is free to attend, and is open to all colleagues [...] The post International sprint relay symposium: Creating a toolkit for VRR services appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

Uniscope: Les plateformes de streaming font tout pour encourager le « binge watching »

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 4 minutes

Le 9 novembre 2022, un cours public intitulé « Les séries TV et la grande guerre des plateformes » s’intéressera à la manière dont le streaming impacte les contenus proposés. Comment leurs exploitants utilisent-ils les données récoltées pour orienter les scénarios de manière à fidéliser leur public ? Ce cours met en lumière leurs méthodes ainsi que les […] The post Uniscope: Les plateformes de streaming font tout pour encourager le « binge watching » appeared first on dhCenter.

2022-09-22

Post-doctoral Fellow (Ref: 2200871) in the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong

Source: ALLC RSS | Reading time: 3 minutes

1 Jan 2023 - 00:00 Post-doctoral Fellow (Ref: 2200871) in the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong [Appointment Period: 12 months] The Department of Literature and Cultural Studies seeks a postdoctoral fellow to enhance the department’s ongoing and developing initiatives in the area of Digital Humanities. These centre around literary and historical inquiry with GIS, computational approaches to literary and philological research, and teaching and learning with technology. During the appointment period, the appointee will present the work during the departmental seminar series, produce at least one article-length research output or comparable digital project, and support the department’s teaching development, knowledge transfer, and com…

Post-doctoral Fellow (Ref: 2200871) in the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong

Source: ALLC RSS | Reading time: 3 minutes

1 Jan 2023 - 00:00 Post-doctoral Fellow (Ref: 2200871) in the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong [Appointment Period: 12 months] The Department of Literature and Cultural Studies seeks a postdoctoral fellow to enhance the department’s ongoing and developing initiatives in the area of Digital Humanities. These centre around literary and historical inquiry with GIS, computational approaches to literary and philological research, and teaching and learning with technology. During the appointment period, the appointee will present the work during the departmental seminar series, produce at least one article-length research output or comparable digital project, and support the department’s teaching development, knowledge transfer, and com…

Digital Archival Photography

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Workshop Tutor: Maciej Pawlikowski, Head of Digital Content Unit, Cambridge University Library This Methods Workshop will introduce advanced techniques used for the digitisation and preservation of archival material. The first workshop will introduce the following topics: Copyrights and sensitive data considerations Understanding Photography basics Digitisation Imaging Standards Scene and capture calibration Image post-processing Taking usable

Digital Archival Photography in-depth

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Workshop Tutor: Maciej Pawlikowski, Head of Digital Content Unit, Cambridge University Library This second session, following the Methods Workshop, held on 7th November 2022, will focus on how to adopt the principles to the projects chosen by the participants. This will cover learning a practical approach to taking images fit for purpose in any conditions with

“What’s new, Switzerland ?” dans le dernier numéro de l’uniscope

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 2 minutes

Aris Xanthos, maître d’enseignement et de recherche à la section des sciences du langage et de l’information (Faculté des lettres, UNIL) et membre du dhCenter, présente la recherche What’s new, Switzerland ?  dans un article publié par l’uniscope, le magazine du campus de l’UNIL. Terminer son message avec un clin d’œil ou un cœur rouge […] The post “What’s new, Switzerland ?” dans le dernier numéro de l’uniscope appeared first on dhCenter.

LURN2: Luxembourg Ukrainian Researcher Network / Мережа українських дослідників у Люксембурзі: 2-е засідання

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 2 minutes

English version below Після успішного відкриття колоквіуму Luxembourg Ukrainian Researcher Network (LURN) з майже 40 українськими дослідниками, друга зустріч відбудеться 30 вересня 2022 року з 8:30 до 13:30. в Університеті Люксембургу на кампусі Белваль, Porte des Sciences 11, L -4365 Esch-sur-Alzette у C²DH Open Space, 4-й поверх. Ця зустріч присвячена не стільки самопрезентації членів та формуванню груп, пов’язаних із дослідницькими інтересами, скільки набуттю навичок, необхідних для спільної та індивідуальної розробки проектів і двосторонньої співпраці між Люксембургом та Україною: очікування в західноєвропейських університетах, навчання проектній роботі, наукової доброчесності, дослідницької етики, фінансових ресурсів проектів, академічної роботи за межами університету та багато іншого…

Do you want your Trove newspaper articles in bulk? Meet the new Trove Newspaper Harvester Python package!

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 1 minutes

The Trove Newspaper Harvester has been around in different forms for more than a decade. It helps you download all the articles in a Trove newspaper search, opening up new possibilities for large-scale analysis. You can use it as a command-line tool by installing a Python package, or through the Trove Newspaper Harvester section of the GLAM Workbench. I’ve just overhauled development of the Python package. The new trove-newspaper-harvester replaces the old troveharvester repository. The command-line interface remains the same (with a few new options), so it’s really a drop in replacement. Read the full documentation of the new package for more details. Here’s a summary of the changes: the package can now be used as a library (that you incorporate into your own code) as well as a standalone command-line tool – this means you can embed the harvester in your own tools or workflows both the library and the CLI now let you set the names of the directories in which your harvests will be saved – this makes it easier to organise your harvests into groups and give them meaningful names the harvesting process now saves results into a newline-delimited JSON file (one JSON object per line) – the library has a save_csv() option to convert this to a CSV file, while the CLI automatically converts the results to CSV to maintain compatibility with previous versions behind the scenes, the package is now developed and maintained using nbdev – this means the code and documentation are all generated from a set of Jupyter notebooks the Jupyter notebooks include a variety of automatic tests which should make maintenance and development much easier in the future I’ve also updated the Trove Newspaper Harvester section of the GLAM Workbench to use the new package. The new core library will make it easier to develop more complex harvesting examples – for example, searching for articles from a specific day across a range of years. If you find any problems, or want to suggest improvements, please raise an issue.

2022-09-21

MPhil Q&A

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

The new MPhil in Digital Humanities at the University of Cambridge explores ways in which the humanities can engage with digitally enabled research approaches, considers the impact of digital innovations on cultural forms and practices, and explores digital futures. The nine-month taught masters programme is designed to be inter-disciplinary and caters for different skill levels

B-Centre Certification of National Infrastructure for Language Resources & Technologies in Greece (CLARIN:EL)

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 2 minutes

B-Centre Certification of National Infrastructure for Language Resources & Technologies in Greece (CLARIN:EL) We are pleased to announce that CLARIN:EL, the National Infrastructure for Language Resources & Technologies in Greece, has been successfully assessed as a CLARIN B-centre and has received a B-centre certificate. CLARIN:EL is part of the National Roadmap for Research Infrastructures of Greece and collects, documents, curates and distributes digital language resources and tools, as well as providing certified online language processing services. CLARIN:EL thereby supports academics, students, language professionals and citizen scientists in the fields of language studies, digital humanities and s…

B-Centre Re-Certification of National Infrastructure for Language Resources & Technologies in Greece (CLARIN:EL)

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 2 minutes

B-Centre Re-Certification of National Infrastructure for Language Resources & Technologies in Greece (CLARIN:EL) We are pleased to announce that CLARIN:EL, the National Infrastructure for Language Resources & Technologies in Greece, has been successfully assessed as a CLARIN B-centre and has received a B-centre certificate. CLARIN:EL is part of the National Roadmap for Research Infrastructures of Greece and collects, documents, curates and distributes digital language resources and tools, as well as providing certified online language processing services. CLARIN:EL thereby supports academics, students, language professionals and citizen scientists in the fields of language studies, digital humanities an…

Tracing Ideas Across Networks

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

A Collaborative Approach to Topic Modelling and Social Network Analysis on the Letters of John Stevens Henslow Funded by Cambridge Digital Humanities as part of their Project Incubation Awards, Tracing Ideas Across Networks was conceived with the aim of using the transcribed letters of John Stevens Henslow as the basis for experimenting with different Python

Tracing Ideas Across Networks

Source: Blog - CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

A Collaborative Approach to Topic Modelling and Social Network Analysis on the Letters of John Stevens Henslow Funded by Cambridge Digital Humanities as part of their Project Incubation Awards, Tracing Ideas Across Networks was conceived with the aim of using the transcribed letters of John Stevens Henslow as the basis for experimenting with different Python […] The post Tracing Ideas Across Networks first appeared on CDH.

Virtual Poster Presentation

Source: TEI: Text Encoding Initiative | Reading time: 1 minutes

As a follow up to this year’s excellent and successful TEI conference at Newcastle University, which has just ended, there is an exciting opportunity for further international exchange. You are cordially invited to attend the TEI 2022 virtual poster presentation on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 1pm-2pm (BST)! The virtual poster session will feature the […]

From our outgoing and incoming presidents!

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Having reached the end of my term as President of CSDH-SCHN I would like to thank the wonderful executive that I got to work with over these years. I’m thrilled that many are staying on and taking on new roles, but also recognize those that have served for years and now turn to other opportunities. We […]

2022-09-20

Building Empires of Data

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Building Empires of Data: Colonial Cultures as Data Cultures Speaker: Professor Roopika Risam (Dartmouth College) A lecture on Roopika's next book on how data operated as a technology of colonialism. Chair: Professor Caroline Bassett (Cambridge) About the speaker Roopika Risam is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and of Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College,

Digital Borders, Digital Bodies

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Digital Borders, Digital Bodies: Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Practice Speaker: Professor Roopika Risam (Dartmouth College) A lecture in postcolonial digital humanities & related digital projects Chair: Dr Siddharth Soni (Cambridge) About the speaker Roopika Risam is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and of Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College, where she is part of

A Global Community: Learning and Networking Opportunities for Digital Humanists

Source: Digital Humanities posts covering new technology and developments | Reading time: 5 minutes

│By Dr. Sarah L. Ketchley, Senior Digital Humanities Specialist, Gale │ If you speak with many Digital Humanists and discuss their route into the field, a large number will reference the training opportunities afforded by annual conferences, institutes, and workshops. These events provide a forum to develop new skills, with opportunities for hands-on practice. At ... Read more The post A Global Community: Learning and Networking Opportunities for Digital Humanists appeared first on The Gale Review.

2022-09-19

TPDL 2022

Source: Blog - IMPACT Centre of Competence | Reading time: 2 minutes

The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) is a yearly date for researchers on Digital Libraries ... Read More The post TPDL 2022 appeared first on IMPACT Centre of Competence.

Manuscript Monday: LJS 347 – De consolatione philosophiae

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to LJS 347, a 14th-century English copy of Boethius’ philosophical dialogue in five books between a narrator and Lady Philosophy which deals with ideas of fate, fortune, and the relationship between free will and divine omniscience, and which wasContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 347 – De consolatione philosophiae"

Navigating the centuries with the ‘Mapping of the Republic of Letters’ project.

Source: OpenMethods | Reading time: 6 minutes

In this post, we reach back in time to showcase an older project and highlight its impact on data visualization in Digital Humanities as well as its good practices to make different layers of scholarship available for increased transparency and reusability.   Developed at Stanford with other research partners ('Cultures of Knowledge' at Oxford, the Groupe d'Alembert at CNRS, the KKCC-Circulation of Knowledge and Learned Practices in the 17th-century Dutch Republic, the DensityDesign ResearchLab), the 'Mapping of the Republic of Letters Project' aimed at digitizing and visualizing the intellectual community throughout the XVI and XVIII centuries known as 'Republic of Letters' (an overview of the concept can be found in Bots and Waquet, 1997), to get a better sense of the shape, size and associated intellectual network, its inherent complexities and  boundaries. Below we highlight the different, interrelated layers of making project outputs available and reusable on the long term (way before FAIR data became a widespread policy imperative!): methodological reflections, interactive visualizations, the associated data and its data model schema. All of these layers are published in a trusted repository and are interlinked with each other via their Persistent Identifiers. [Click ‘Read more’ for the full post!]

Information Session for the 2023 Community Archive Scheme

Source: News | Reading time: 2 minutes

DRI's annual Community Archive Scheme is now open. To help any groups who are thinking of applying to develop their application we are running an information session on Monday 10 of October about the scheme and the application process.

New Impact Story: Discovering Slovenian Language Structure Using Corpora

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

New Impact Story: Discovering Slovenian Language Structure Using Corpora Jakob Lenardič’s PhD thesis was recently awarded best of the year 2021/2022 at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. Read how he combined theoretical and corpus linguistics to explore the subtle characteristics of Slovenian language structure.   See the full impact story here. Karina Berger 19 September 2022 Corpora

2022-09-17

JobOffer at the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage

Source: ALLC RSS | Reading time: 2 minutes

30 Sep 2022 - 00:00 JobOffer at the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (ACDH-CH), a research department of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), Austria’s leading non-university research institution, is seeking a FRONTEND WEB DEVELOPER (F*M) (20 – 40 hour per week).  You will join an internationally networked team, pursuing research at the intersection between information and communication technology and humanities studies. Your work will be focused on the design and implementation of web applications as part of the institute’s engagement in various research projects, dealing with research data from various humanities disciplines, like archaeology, history, linguistics, prosopography, litera…

2022-09-16

The role of AI in creative and cultural industries

Source: Living with Machines | Reading time: 3 minutes

Maja Maricevic, Project Co-Investigator and Head of Higher Education and Science at the British Library provides some background about one of our events in our programme of activities around our exhibition at Leeds City Museum… Our fascination with AI and our fear of AI comes across in many different ways, but it often peaks around […]

Appel à contributions : Assises de la recherche en cultures populaires et médiatiques, 2023

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 1 minutes

L’association internationale des chercheurs en « Littératures populaires et culture médiatique » (LPCM) organise en octobre 2023 la deuxième édition des Assises de la recherche en cultures populaires et médiatiques.  Dans le prolongement de la première édition qui s’était tenue en 2018, cet événement propose de s’interroger sur les avenir(s) de la recherche dans ces […] The post Appel à contributions : Assises de la recherche en cultures populaires et médiatiques, 2023 appeared first on dhCenter.

CfP: The EOSC Symposium

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 2 minutes

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Symposium is the main EOSC annual event and takes place this year in Prague, Czech Republic, from 14th-17th November 2022, as part of the calendar of events of the Czech presidency of the Council of the EU. This coincides with the Second EOSC Tripartite Event on the 15th of November 2022. Over […] The post CfP: The EOSC Symposium appeared first on dhCenter.

2022-09-15

RECOMMENDED: Good Systems Humanist-in-the-Loop: Responsible Data Operations and Workforce Development in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

Tanya Clement (U Texas), Andi Gustavson (U Texas), Allyssa Guzman (U Texas), Nathan Alexander Moore (CU Boulder), and Lauren Walker (U Texas) have published a white paper entitled “Good Systems Humanist-in-the-Loop: Responsible Data Operations and Workforce Development in Libraries, Archives, and Museums” on the University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Scholar Works repository. This paper ...read more

RESOURCE: Antiracism Toolkit for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

Toolkits for Equity has released their latest toolkit, Antiracism Toolkit for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Hosted on PubPub in collaboration with Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC), the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), and the Knowledge Futures Group, this toolkit is aimed towards BIPOC as a resource to navigate the scholarly ...read more

EVENT: Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

Registration for Bucknell University’s Digital Scholarship Conference (#BUDSC22) is now open. This year’s conference, held virtually on October 18-20, is titled “Converging Paths: Digital Scholarship, Social Justice, and Intersecting Communities,” and will focus on the question, “What are the paths through which digital scholarship intersects with communities and social justice?” General registration is $50, and ...read more

EVENT: Humanities and the Web: Introduction to Web Archive Data Analysis

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The Internet Archive is hosting a full-day workshop, Humanities and the Web: Introduction to Web Archive Data Analysis, on November 14, 2022 at the Los Angeles Central Library. Everyday, significant cultural production occurs globally across the web (e.g., e-poetry, electronic literature, news, social media, and more). As a publication medium that is both a primary source ...read more

EVENT: Text as Data 2022 (TADA 2022)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

Registration for the Text as Data 2022 conference is now live. This conference is hybrid, with in-person and online registration options, and will be held at Cornell Tech on October 6-7. The deadline for early registration is September 20, 2022. From the registration site: The New Directions in Analyzing Text as Data (TADA) meeting is a leading ...read more

CFP: Digital Humanities 2023

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations has posted a call for papers for Digital Humanities 2023: “Collaboration as Opportunity.” The annual conference will be held in person on July 10-14, 2023, at the University of Graz, Austria. The call asks for papers that explor[e] state of the art in DH and related disciplines, reconnecting with ...read more

CFP: WOC+Lib

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

WOC+Lib has released an open call for content on their Twitter account. WOC+Lib “works to provide a digital platform for women of color (WOC) within librarianship,” and their submission guidelines can be found here. The open call for content lists possible topics, including: WOC/POC in librarianship Diversity residencies Archives + diversity Current events + librarianship ...read more

CFP: Pocket Burgundies

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 2 minutes

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has released a call for proposals for its “Pocket Burgundy” series of books. Proposals that are selected come with a $2500 stipend. Traditionally, CLIR’s reports have been in the areas of preservation, digital libraries, emerging technologies, economics of information, international developments, trends in information use, and the ...read more

CFP: Virtual Professional Development Program (ACRL DSS)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

The ACRL Digital Scholarship Section’s (DSS) Professional Development Committee (PDC), in collaboration with the DSS Outreach Committee and the DSS Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, seeks proposals for its fall 2022 DSS virtual professional development series. Proposals are accepted with rolling deadlines: September 19, October 17, and November 14. From the submission form: This series ...read more

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian (Western Carolina University)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

From the announcement: The Digital Scholarship Librarian will be responsible for sustaining and growing digitized and born-digital collections and for supporting the library’s shifting focus on digital scholarship, technology-focused learning tools, and spaces. A major focus of this position will be supporting the Southern Appalachian Digital Collections Partnership. Founded by Western Carolina University and the University of ...read more

JOB: Digital Humanities Cohort Hire (Brown University, 2 positions)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

From the announcements for Digital Humanities Librarian and Digital Humanities Specialist: The Brown University Library seeks to hire a collaborative, innovative, and creative individual to work as our Digital Humanities Librarian and Digital Humanities Specialist. Working as part of a talented, collaborative team, the person in this position serves a central role in critically thinking ...read more

CfP: Revue Humanités numériques, vol. 8 (2023)

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 2 minutes

Humanités numériques est une revue francophone publiée en libre accès et consacrée aux usages savants du numérique en sciences humaines et sociales. Éditée par l’association francophone Humanistica et diffusée sur la plateforme OpenEdition Journals, elle offre un lieu de réflexion, de débat scientifique et d’expression aux chercheurs et enseignants dont les travaux s’inscrivent dans ce […] The post CfP: Revue Humanités numériques, vol. 8 (2023) appeared first on dhCenter.

From 48 PDFs to one searchable database – opening up the Tasmanian Post Office Directories with the GLAM Workbench

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 4 minutes

A few weeks ago I created a new search interface to the NSW Post Office Directories from 1886 to 1908. Since then, I’ve used the same process on the Sydney Telephone Directories from 1926 to 1954. Both of these publications had been digitised by the State Library of NSW and made available through Trove. To build the new interfaces I downloaded the text from Trove, indexed it by line, and linked it back to the online page images. But there are similar directories from other states that are not available through Trove. The Tasmanian Post Office Directory, for example, has been digitised between 1890 and 1948 and made available as 48 individual PDF files from Libraries Tasmania. While it’s great that they’ve been digitised, it’s not really possible to search them without downloading all the P…

DHNB2023 ConfTool Open for Submissions

Source: DHNB | Reading time: 0 minutes

DHNB2023 ConfTool Opened You can now submit your long papers, panels, show-and-tell presentations as well as workshops to the DHNB2023 conference! Create an account on ConfTool and submit your contribution! The deadline for submissions is 15 October 2022. If you have ideas for other kinds of presentations or contributions to the conference, please contact dhnb2023@dhnb.eu.

Call for Proposals to Host DHA2023

Source: aaDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Expressions of Interest are now open to host the 2023 Digital Humanities Australasia (DHA) Conference in Australia or New Zealand. The Executive Committee of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH) invites proposals to host the Digital Humanities Australasia (DHA) Conference in Australia or New Zealand in 2023. DHA is the major conference of the … Continue reading "Call for Proposals to Host DHA2023"

2022-09-14

Centre news vol. 55 - September 2022

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

Centre news vol. 55 - September 2022 Upcoming assessment deadline The deadline for the upcoming B-centre assessment round is 31 October 2022. The report of round 18 is now available. New B-centre The CLARIN:EL National Infrastructure for Language Resources & Technologies in Greece has successfully concluded the CLARIN B-centre assessment. Congratulations! New CoreTrustSeal requirements as of 2023 The CoreTrustSeal assessment, which is a prerequisite for B-centre certification, is transitioning to a new version: from the current (2020-2022) requirements to the 2023-2025 version. On 31 October the submission system will close for an upgrade, until early 2023. More details about these versions, including a Changelog, are available at the CoreTrustSeal, successor of the Data Seal of Approval See: https://www.coretrustseal.org read more website. Please note that this transition fits nicely with the B-centre assessment rounds: centres can participate in the upcoming round by 31 October (using the CTS requirements 2020-2022) or in the round afterwards (in spring 2023, using the 2023-2025 CTS requirements). Centre Meeting 2022 presentations The slides of the 2022 Centre Meeting have been published on the event page. Dieter Van Uytvanck 14 September 2022 centre news

2022-09-13

Les cultures numériques, le nouveau programme de médiation scientifique de l’UNIL

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 1 minutes

Comment l’UNIL peut-elle accompagner les citoyen·enne·s dans les nombreuses transitions numériques du XXIe siècle ? Quels sont les enjeux de société liés au numérique et comment en débattre ? Quel est l’état des recherches académiques autour des cultures numériques ? Pour amener des éléments de réponse à ces questions d’actualité, L’éprouvette met sur pied un […] The post Les cultures numériques, le nouveau programme de médiation scientifique de l’UNIL appeared first on dhCenter.

Inclusive Collections, Inclusive Libraries events series launched

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 4 minutes

Over the past few years, cultural heritage institutions, including research libraries from across the UK and beyond, have intensified their efforts to decolonise their collections and practices. Developing more inclusive collections, where a variety of voices are represented, is necessary to create a culture where equity, inclusivity, and diversity are the driving forces and [...] The post Inclusive Collections, Inclusive Libraries events series launched appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

2022-09-12

Postdoctoral Associate – Research Project on Photomechanical Reproductions of Art in Periodicals

Source: ALLC RSS | Reading time: 3 minutes

30 Sep 2022 - 00:00 Postdoctoral Associate – Research Project on Photomechanical Reproductions of Art in Periodicals Prague, Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Art History Application deadline: 30 September 2022 In accordance with law no. 283/1992 on the Czech Academy of Sciences, as amended by law no. 420/2005, and the Statutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Art History, Czech Academy of Sciences, is pleased to announce a selection procedure for a new research postdoctoral position in the project The Matrix of Photomechanical Reproductions: Histories of Remote Access to Art. The position begins on 1 January 2023. It is to be filled for two years full-time, with the possibility of renewal for up to three additional years. The project investigates the history …

Manuscript Monday: LJS 342 – [Copies of documents relating to water rights in Milan]

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to LJS 342, copies of 9 documents relating to the illicit use of water and diversion of waterways in the territory of Milan, presumably to compile evidence of the legal status of these assets. The first 8, copies ofContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 342 – [Copies of documents relating to water rights in Milan]"

Mortgaging Out

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

FHA Credit, Redlining, and Rental Housing in Metropolitan America Project Start Date:  September, 2022 “Mortgaging Out” is a digital history project that illuminates the  impact of Federal Housing Administration credit policies  on the availability of affordable rental housing during and immediately following World War II. Scholars have illuminated the impact of redlining on  mortgage lending, demonstrating how African American homebuyers, in particular, were often locked out of the midcentury housing boom. This project shifts the focus to FHA-insured apartment complexes. Drawing upon  a comprehensive data set FHA mortgage insurance data that catalogues more than 50,000 FHA-insured apartment buildings, the project maps the location, size (by unit count), and construction dates of roughly 7,000 projects constructed under the FHA wartime housing program (Section 608, 1942-1950). Future versions of the map may include FHA-backed market-rate multifamily housing (Section 207) as well as multifamily rental projects on urban renewal sites (Section 220) and for those displaced from urban renewal sites (Section 221).  Insert an Image:  Co-Investigators:  Laura Eckstein and J.D. Porter Project Principal Investigator:  Brent Cebul Michael Glass

What is slow memory? A discussion around an emergent concept

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

In this presentation, Frédéric Calvert will talk about the COST action SlowMemo. At the core of this project lays the emergent concept of 'slow memory', that is intended to help us think from new angles about how societies and individuals remember the pasts that meaningfully affect their present and future. It begins from the premise that we are quite skilled (and have much practice) commemorating sudden or extreme events such as wars, atrocities or catastrophes. But we are less certain about how to reckon with slow-moving transformations that may be just as impactful, such as climate change, deindustrialization, or the gradual expansion of social and political rights.   Wednesday, 21 September 2022 14.00 - 15.00 C²DH Open Space 21 September 2022 Digital history & historiography Digital methods Methodology Research seminars Published Hide image in content detail

Dr Hugo Leal

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Dr Hugo Leal is a Teaching Associate at CDH for the MPhil in Digital Humanities. He is also the Research Associate at the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy (MCTD) based in CRASSH. He previously worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the internet branch of the project “Conspiracy and Democracy” and as a methods fellow

Dr Orietta Da Rold

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Dr Orietta Da Rold, University Professor and Fellow at St John’s College, researches Middle English texts in their material context and intersections with the digital humanities. Orietta's work has a specific focus on technological innovations in book production. Orietta has published in diverse media such as digital editions (A Digital Edition of Cambridge University Library,

Training: Open Science Discovery for PhD researchers 2022 (KU Leuven)

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 5 minutes

This event is only open to KU Leuven researchers and staff. When? 24 October 2022, 1 pm – 4 pm Where? Promotiezaal (Universiteitshal, Naamsestraat 22) and online via MS Teams (link will be shared prior to the event) For whom? Training targeted at PhD researchers, but other researchers and support staff are welcome No fees, but registration is mandatory This training is an opportunity to learn from other researchers at KU Leuven how they implement Open Science principles. The focus will be on...

Literary Dublin in the Digital Archive- one day symposium

Source: News | Reading time: 4 minutes

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is delighted to be running a one-day symposium ‘Literary Dublin in the Digital Archive’ sponsored by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and Dublin City Council on Thursday 13 October, in person, at the Royal Irish Academy.

LiLa at KONVENS, Potsdam (12-15 September)

Source: LiLa: Linking Latin | Reading time: 2 minutes

Our intern Ginevra Martinelli will be at KONVENS (Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache/Conference on Natural Language Processing – https://konvens2022.uni-potsdam.de/) to present a poster titled “Linking the Bilingual Latin-English Dictionary Lewis & Short to the LiLa Knowledge Base” illustrating what she worked on during her time at LiLa. The poster is authored by herself, Ginevra Martinelli … The post LiLa at KONVENS, Potsdam (12-15 September) appeared first on LiLa: Linking Latin.

LiLa at KONVENS, Potsdam (12-15 September)

Source: News – LiLa: Linking Latin | Reading time: 2 minutes

Our intern Ginevra Martinelli will be at KONVENS (Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache/Conference on Natural Language Processing – https://konvens2022.uni-potsdam.de/) to present a poster titled “Linking the Bilingual Latin-English Dictionary Lewis & Short to the LiLa Knowledge Base” illustrating what she worked on during her time at LiLa. The poster is authored by herself, Ginevra Martinelli … The post LiLa at KONVENS, Potsdam (12-15 September) appeared first on LiLa: Linking Latin.

Présentation et lancement officiel du Mémorial digital de la Shoah au Luxembourg

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 2 minutes

La Fondation luxembourgeoise pour la Mémoire de la Shoah (FLMS) et le Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) de l’Université du Luxembourg se sont donné la mission de construire un Mémorial digital à la mémoire des personnes ayant vécu au Luxembourg qui ont été persécutées pour des motifs raciaux avant et pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. L’objectif principal du mémorial est de retracer dans la mesure du possible le vécu de ces personnes, le milieu dans lequel ils ont évolué au Luxembourg avant la Shoah et de décrire leur parcours pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale.  Ce projet à caractère scientifique et public sera ouvert à tou-te-s les intéressé-e-s, chercheur-e-s, survivant-e-s, descendant-e-s des victimes, associations et milieu scolaire. Chaque personne intére…

2022-09-09

Fall 2022 Workshops and Events

Source: Digital Humanities Initiative | Reading time: 3 minutes

Welcome back! This schedule introduces our almost “normal” digital humanities programming for Fall 2022. We include several new workshops as well as a mix of online and hybrid options; pay close attention to the registration form for details about attendance modalities. As before, we use the LibCal reservation system together with the rest of the New Brunswick Libraries Graduate Specialist Program. Please go to dh.rutgers.edu/calendar or to libcal.rutgers.edu/calendar/nblworkshops to reserve your spot (the information is the same in both places). The workshops will be taught by Francesca Giannetti, Digital Humanities Librarian. More workshops will be added in October. Introduction to Zotero Monday, September 12, 11:00-12:00,

RLUK endorses ICOLC statement on the metadata rights of libraries

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 4 minutes

RLUK has endorsed the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC)'s statement on the metadata rights of libraries. Metadata and the metadata services that describe library collections are critical in supporting content discovery, knowledge creation, and libraries’ public missions. Metadata describing library collections is not typically copyrightable, and should be considered freely shareable and reusable under [...] The post RLUK endorses ICOLC statement on the metadata rights of libraries appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

RLUK joins steering committee of the Research Libraries Position Description Bank

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 6 minutes

The Research Libraries Position Description Bank (RL PD Bank), previously known as the ARL Position Description Bank, will be jointly governed and financed by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), Research Libraries UK (RLUK), and the George A. Smathers Libraries of University [...] The post RLUK joins steering committee of the Research Libraries Position Description Bank appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

Cfp: Special issue on Digital tools in Journal of Digital History

Source: Computational Humanities Research - Latest topics | Reading time: 2 minutes

Perhaps of interest to some in this network: I’m currently co-editing a special issue on Digital tools for the Journal of Digital History, which provides an innovative and multi-layered publication platform via Jupyter Notebooks. Full cfp can be found here. The special issue welcomes contributions that introduce and discuss digital toolkits for exploring historic source materials, be they sonic, textual, visual, or audiovisual. We seek to collect a broad range of publications that demonstrate and critically analyse new ways of exploring the past through computational means and strive to open up and problematize the use of digital methods in historic research. In line with the journal’s publication standards, the toolkits should be open source and the articles available in Jupyter Notebooks…

2022-09-08

A Recap on the CLARIN and Libraries Workshop

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 5 minutes

A Recap on the CLARIN and Libraries Workshop    The CLARIN and Libraries workshop took place at KB National Library of the Netherlands on 9 and 10 May 2022. This was the first workshop with the explicit aim of bringing together the CLARIN community across Europe and research libraries to discuss issues relating to the delivery of digital content for researchers, and to plan practical steps for future collaboration.  There were 30 participants in the workshop, the majority with library-based roles, from 15 different European countries, which led to a stimulating and fruitful discussion. Participants were able to reflect on a number of major library initiatives (past, present and future) involving the delivery of textual content from large text collections. These projects, usua…

DRI Welcomes New NORF PM

Source: News | Reading time: 2 minutes

We are pleased to welcome Dr Michelle Doran in her new role as project manager for the National Open Research Forum (NORF) at the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI).

Help fill gaps in Wikipedia: our Leeds editathon

Source: Living with Machines | Reading time: 3 minutes

Exhibition co-curator Mia Ridge explains how you can help improve Wikipedia’s coverage of local lives and topics at a Wikipedia editathon themed around our exhibition. I’ve spent the past year or so doing deep dives into the history of mechanisation in Leeds and other areas within Yorkshire and Lancashire. In the process I noticed lots […]

CFP: Conference: The Art Museum in the Digital Age – 2023

Source: ALLC RSS | Reading time: 4 minutes

16 Oct 2022 - 00:00 CFP: Conference: The Art Museum in the Digital Age – 2023 Location: Belvedere, Vienna (online) Date: 16–20 January 2023 Submission deadline: 16 October  2022 Website: https://www.belvedere.at/en/digitalmuseum2023    The Art Museum in the Digital Age – 2023 The Belvedere Research Center continues its conference series on digital transformation of art museums with its fifth anniversary event on this crucial subject. The focus of this event is on the metaverse, an embodied virtual-reality experience, and its connection to cultural institutions. The term ‘metaverse’, coined by Neal Stephenson in his sci-fi novel Snow Crash (1992), came into wider consciousness when Mark Zuckerberg renamed Facebook as Meta in 2021 and proclaimed that he wished to focus on developing th…

#JobOpportunity Research Assistant - Technische Universität Darmstadt

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20 Sep 2022 - 00:00 #JobOpportunity Research Assistant - Technische Universität Darmstadt The Department of Social and Historical Sciences has a vacancy in the Laboratory for Empirical Reception Research (LitLab - Prof. Dr. Thomas Weitin, Department of German Studies - Digital Literary Studies) starting October 1st, 2022 for a Research Assistant (all genders)  in a temporary employment contract for a period of two years. We are looking for an employee to carry out the project "Evidence-based literary comprehension in German lessons" funded by the Excellence Programme of the State of Hesse (LOEWE). Project description German lessons should inspire enthusiasm for literature and teach pupils to form independent judgements and be empathetic. However, empirical evidence for such literary…

#JobOpportunity Research Associate - Technische Universität Darmstadt

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20 Sep 2022 - 00:00 #JobOpportunity Research Associate - Technische Universität Darmstadt The Department of Social and Historical Sciences has two vacancies in the Laboratory for Empirical Reception Research (LitLab - Prof. Dr. Thomas Weitin, Department of German Studies - Digital Literary Studies) starting October 1st, 2022:  Research Associate (all genders)  in a temporary employment contract for a period of two years. We are looking for an employee to carry out the project "Evidence-based literary comprehension in German lessons" funded by the Excellence Programme of the State of Hesse (LOEWE). Project description German lessons should inspire enthusiasm for literature and teach pupils to form independent judgements and be empathetic. However, empirical evidence for such literary …

2022-09-07

Royal Irish Academy Research Day

Source: News | Reading time: 3 minutes

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is delighted to be participating in the Royal Irish Academy’s (RIA) first Research Open Day on 4 October. The Research Open Day aims to showcase the work of the Academy’s projects, library, and publications to the public through a rich programme of lectures and demonstrations.

2022-09-06

Culture Night 2022

Source: News | Reading time: 2 minutes

Date:  23 Sep 2022 Location:  Royal Irish Academy, Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 Join us for Culture Night 2022 to explore Ireland's rich digital cultural heritage! DRI will be highlighting two digital collections in particular - the Archiving Reproductive Health project collection, which provides long-term preservation and access to at at-risk materials generated by grassroots women’s reproductive health movements, and the Transport Infrastructure Ireland's Digital Heritage Collections of archaeological reports.

Baserow: the open-source, no-code database

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 7 minutes

Are you looking for an easy way to organize your research data in a database without worrying about data loss? Do you want to build logical relationships between your data but don’t want to delve into programming languages? Then Baserow might offer the solution you need! Why build your database in Baserow Baserow makes it possible to create an online database without any technical experience. It has the look and feel of an excel spreadsheet so it is very intuitive...

Les Influenceurs. Une plongée dans les pratiques et cultures numériques

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

Le jeudi 13 octobre 2022 de 17.00 à 18.30, une table ronde réunira  Natascha Bintz Luca de Michele Anne Faber Ben Olinger sur le thème «Les Influenceurs. Une plongée dans les pratiques et cultures numériques». Nous aborderons avec eux leur parcours, leur ligne éditoriale, leur lien avec leur audience, mais aussi les enjeux culturels, économiques, professionnels, genrés ou encore technologiques de leur activité.   Jeudi, 13 octobre 2022 17.00 - 18.30 Black Box, Maison des Sciences humaines 11, Porte des Sciences L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette Cette rencontre est co-organisée par la BnL et le C²DH dans le cadre du projet de recherche Hivi (A history of online virality). Inscriptions libres et gratuites jusqu’au 11 octobre 2022.     Notice légale 13 October 2022 Contemporary history of Europe A history of online virality (HIVI) Digital methods Internet history Media history Methodology Conferences Published Hide image in content detail

Das industrielle Kulturerbe: lokal, regional, international

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

Auf diesem Forum Z diskutieren wir gemeinsam den Umgang mit dem industriellen Kulturerbe. Ausgehend von der Mine Cockerill und diversen lokalen und regionalen Initiativen zum Erhalt des Industrieerbes im Minett blicken wir über die nahe Grenze ins lothringische Erzrevier und in die fernere Montanregion Erzgebirge. Lors de ce Forum Z, nous discutons ensemble de la préservation du patrimoine culturel industriel. En partant de la mine Cockerill et de diverses initiatives locales et régionales pour préserver le patrimoine industriel du Minett, nous regardons de l'autre côté de la frontière vers le bassin ferrifère de la Lorraine et plus loin la région minière d'Erzgebirge.   Montag, 17. Oktober / Lundi 17 octobre 17.30 - 19.30 Gefolgt von einem kleinen Umtrunk / Suivi d'une réception Mine Cockerill / Ellergronn Rue Jean-Pierre Bausch L-4114 Esch-sur-Alzette Sprachen / Langues: DE, FR, LU Programm folgt in Kürze./ Le programme sera bientôt disponible. 17 October 2022 industrialheritage https://www.c2dh.uni.lu/sites/default/files/styles/full_width/public/forum-z-industrial-heritage-web2.png?itok=fjHLWBT- Public history Industrial history Regional history ForumZ Remixing Industrial Pasts in the Digital Age: Sounds, Images, Ecologies, Practices and Materialities in Space and Time Legal notice © Christof Weber

2022-09-05

Manuscript Monday LJS 322 – [Fragments from Books III-V of Qānūn fī al-ṭibb]

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to LJS 322, fragmented sections from Books III (al-Amrāḍ al-juzʼīyah, diseases arranged by part of the body), IV (al-Amrāḍ allatī lā takhuṣṣu ʻuḍwan bi-ʻaynih, diseases not specific to particular organs), and V (al-Adwiyah al-murakkabah, compound drugs, ointments, and electuaries)Continue reading "Manuscript Monday LJS 322 – [Fragments from Books III-V of Qānūn fī al-ṭibb]"

Towards a European Network of FAIR-enabling TDRs

Source: News | Reading time: 3 minutes

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is pleased to share that the working paper 'Towards a European network of FAIR-enabling Trustworthy Digital Repositories (TDRs)' has been published on Zenodo. This paper is the initiative of a broad author team consisting of stakeholders from the European repository community, including DRI's Dr Natalie Harrower.

Designing a digital research project

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

This CDH Basics session explores the lifecycle of a digital research project across the stages of design, data capture, transformation, analysis, presentation and preservation. It introduces tactics for embedding ethical research principles and practices at each stage of the research process. Introduction to the digital project life cycle Ethics by design and EDI-informed data processing

Sustaining your data

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Ensuring long-term access to digital data is often a difficult task: both hardware and code decay much more rapidly than many other means of information storage. Digital data created in the 1980s is frequently unreadable, whereas books and manuscripts written in the 980s are still legible. This session explores good practice in data preservation and

Analysing and presenting your data

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

The impact of well-crafted data visualisations has been well-documented historically. Florence Nightingale famously used charts to make her case for hospital hygiene in the Crimean War, while Dr John Snow’s bar charts of cholera deaths in London helped convince the authorities of the water-borne nature of the disease. However, as information designer Alberto Cairo notes,

Transforming your data

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Data which you have captured rather than created yourself is likely to need cleaning up before you can use it effectively. This short session will introduce you to the basic principles of creating structured datasets and walk you through some case studies in data cleaning with OpenRefine, a powerful open source tool for working with

Acquiring data for your project

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

This session provides a brief introduction to different methods for capturing bulk data from online sources or via agreement with data collection holders, including Application Programme Interfaces (APIs). We will address issues of data provenance, exceptions to copyright for text and data-mining, and discuss good practice in managing and working with data that others have

Fighting for gender equality in the digital world

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 3 minutes

The aim of the three-year project ‘Égalité de genre et transformation numérique’ (‘genre/numérique’), which will hold its first conference in Fribourg on 8-9 September, is twofold: to ensure that movements toward gender equality are supported in the digital domain, and to address gender bias in the development and deployment of digital technologies. ‘Genre/numérique’ is jointly […] The post Fighting for gender equality in the digital world appeared first on dhCenter.

Fresh harvest of OCRd text from Trove's digitised periodicals – 9gb of text to explore and analyse!

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 2 minutes

I’ve updated the GLAM Workbench’s harvest of OCRd text from Trove’s digitised periodicals. This is a completely fresh harvest, so should include any corrections made in recent months. It includes: 1,430 periodicals OCRd text from 41,645 issues About 9gb of text The easiest way to explore the harvest is probably this human-readable list. The list of periodicals with OCRd text is also available as a CSV. You can find more details in the Trove journals section of the GLAM Workbench, and download the complete corpus from CloudStor. Finding which periodical issues in Trove have OCRd text you can download is not as easy as it should be. The fullTextInd index doesn’t seem to distinguish between digitised works (with OCR) and born-digital publications (like PDFs) without downloadable text. You ca…

Explore Trove's digitised newspapers by place

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

I’ve updated my map displaying places where Trove digitised newspapers were published or distributed. You can view all the places on single map – zoom in for more markers, and click on a marker for title details and a link back to Trove. If you want to find newspapers from a particular area, just click on a location using this map to view the 10 closest titles. You can view or download the dataset used to construct the map. Place names were extracted from the newspaper titles using the Geoscience Gazetteer.

2022-09-04

DHNB VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR

Source: DHNB | Reading time: 1 minutes

Join us for our second Virtual Coffee Hour on Thursday, 29 September, 2022: 13-14 UTC / 14-15 CET. Registration:  https://bit.ly/DHNB-coffee-hour-Sept2022  AGENDA  Welcome and DHNB updates  New board DHNB 2023 Communication platforms Presentations  Andrius Utka, Associate Professor, Vytautas Magnus University, Mapping DH activities in Lithuania  Max Odsbjerg Pedersen, Information Specialist, Aarhus University Library | The Royal […]

2022-09-03

Representing Persons and Objects in Complex Historical Events using the Event Model F

Source: Journal of Open Humanities Data Latest Articles | Reading time: 23 minutes

The digital representation and publishing of human history on the web has so far been stuck at the digital unlocking of collections of historical items. Those collections are described by metadata mostly for curation and for findability metadata that are put on the web in the manner of a library catalog. Usually, there is little on ‘aboutness’. This is unfortunate, as modern representations of knowledge and web-based interactive presentation techniques offer ample opportunities for a more complex representation and richer interaction with digital history. In this contribution, we argue for a history in digital data that is treated for what it is: an interpretation, like all history, while remaining traceable to its information carriers. Published on 2022-09-02 10:08:20

2022-09-02

DHNB2023 Call for Submissions published!

Source: DHNB | Reading time: 1 minutes

The 7th Digital Humanities in the Nordic and Baltic Countries Conference (DHNB2023) will be online from 8–10 March 2023. DHNB conferences focus on research, education and communication in the interdisciplinary field of digital humanities in the Nordic and Baltic regions and beyond. DHNB2023 explores the many facets of Sustainability in the Digital Humanities with a […]

2022-09-01

JOB: Digital Humanities Librarian (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

From the announcement: Salary and Rank: Assistant Professor, University Library. Minimum starting salary for faculty positions in the library is $60,000 and is commensurate with credentials and experience. The University Library at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking a creative, innovative, collaborative, and intellectually curious individual to lead digital humanities services. Reporting to the ...read more

Five questions for new CDH director Frédéric Kaplan

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 4 minutes

UNIL-EPFL dhCenter member Frédéric Kaplan, who has succeeded Béla Kapossy after four fruitful years as College of Humanities Director, describes his vision for the humanities and social sciences at EPFL. Frédéric Kaplan has been a professor at EPFL since 2012. In addition to leading the Lab for Digital Humanities, he is also currently the head […] The post Five questions for new CDH director Frédéric Kaplan appeared first on dhCenter.

RLUK REPORT: Academic use and perceptions of Virtual Reading Rooms and Virtual Teaching Spaces

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 4 minutes

Download the report RLUK has published the third report in a series of work looking into the development and use of Virtual Reading Rooms (VRRs) and Virtual Teaching Spaces (VTSs) in collection-holding institutions. Academic use and perceptions of Virtual Reading Rooms and Virtual Teaching Spaces presents the results of a recent survey [...] The post RLUK REPORT: Academic use and perceptions of Virtual Reading Rooms and Virtual Teaching Spaces appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

Esch/Alzette- Ville verte et transfrontalière. Von der Gartenstadt zum grenzübergreifenden, resilienten Stadtraum.

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

Zum Abschluss der ersten Ausstellung im neueröffneten Escher Bridderhaus, die dem visionären Stübbenplan von 1925 gewidmet ist, organisiert die Stadt Esch und das C²DH in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Ministère de l’Aménagement du territoire, dem Lëtzebuerger Architektur Musée und der FrEsch asbl eine Diskussionsrunde über die urbanistische Entwicklung von Esch und Umgebung. An der Diskussionsrunde nehmen teil: Claude Turmes, Minister für Energie und Landesplanung Georges Mischo, Bürgermeister der Stadt Esch Viviane Fattorelli, Maire d’Audun-le-Tiche Florian Hertweck, Professor für Architektur an der Universität Luxemburg Denis Scuto, Professor für Geschichte an der Universität Luxemburg Moderation: Jürgen Stoldt Von Joseph Stübbens zukunftsweisendem Plan einer Gartenstadt zwischen den Industriestandorten über die Entstehung der autogerechten Stadt ab den 60er Jahren bis hin zur Innovations- und Universitätsstadt Anfang der 2000er Jahre und zur heutigen Vision einer klimaresilienten, Grenzen überschreitenden Agglomeration zeigt die Region über die letzten 100 Jahre eine bemerkenswerte städtebauliche und landesplanerische Dynamik.  Die Konferenz findet statt am Donnerstag, 15. September, 19.00 bis 20.30 Uhr (mit anschliessendem Verre de l’amitié) im Bridderhaus, 1, Rue Léon Metz, Esch/Alzette Anmeldung erforderlich per Mail an contact@stoldt.lu (50 Plätze) Live-Streaming: www.esch.tv     15 September 2022 Contemporary history of Luxembourg Regional history Conferences Published Hide image in content detail

Making NSW Postal Directories (and other digitised directories) easier to search with the GLAM Workbench and Datasette

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 3 minutes

As part of my work on the Everyday Heritage project I’m looking at how we can make better use of digitised collections to explore the everyday experiences woven around places such as Parramatta Road in Sydney. For example, the NSW Postal Directories from 1886 to 1908 and 1909 to 1950 have been digitised by the State Library of NSW and made available through Trove. The directories list residences and businesses by name and street location. Using them we can explore changes in the use of Parramatta Road across 60 years of history. But there’s a problem. While you can browse the directories page by page, searching is clunky. Trove’s main search indexes the contents of the directories by ‘article’. Each ‘article’ can be many pages long, so it’s difficult to focus in on the matching text. Clic…

2022-08-31

Digital Scholarship 101

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

Monday, October 17, 2022 - 3:30pm—5:00pm Collaborative Classroom (Room 113) Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center 3420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Interested in building a digital project but don’t know where to start? In this overview workshop, participants will learn the key questions to ask and document before starting, and how to turn these into a flexible project plan that will reduce stress and set your project up for success. These include: Identifying a project team and defining roles Finding support (money and labor) Ideation Scoping Accessibility and inclusion Copyright and licensing Platform decisions Crediting project participants ethically Documentation Sustainability (of people and of platforms) Promotion By the end of the workshop, participants will understand what they need to know before beginning a digital project and have a toolkit of resources to help them plan their own. Registration Required.   Register Subtitle:  Project Planning Image for Left Column:

Call for Papers: Digital Humanities 2023

Source: News – Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations | Reading time: 5 minutes

**UPDATE 31 August 2022: Please note that the usual non-English versions (Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano) are currently being created and will be posted as soon as possible.** Digital Humanities 2023: “Collaboration as opportunity” The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) invites submission of proposals for its annual conference, July 10-14, 2023 at the University of… Read More »Call for Papers: Digital Humanities 2023

Voices from the War – Path to Peace : Ukrainian and international insights

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 2 minutes

The military offensive launched by the Russian Federation against Ukraine in the early hours of 24 February 2022 and the ensuing war on Ukrainian territory have resulted in immense human suffering, a humanitarian tragedy and incalculable material damage. The violation of a country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty – an act in clear breach of the United Nations Charter – has shattered the shared framework of values and principles fostered by multilateralism after the Second World War in the hope of achieving world peace, while leading to an unprecedented outpouring of solidarity for Ukraine and the plight of its people from Western democracies and European and international organisations, including NATO, the UN, the European Union and the Council of Europe, and their Member States and…

DRI’s Annual Community Archive Scheme Opens for 2023

Source: News | Reading time: 4 minutes

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is delighted to announce that our annual Community Archive Scheme is open for applications for 2023. The Community Archive Scheme is one way that DRI works to help preserve and steward Cultural Heritage, Social Science and Research Data by giving Community Groups with at-risk digital material a route to preservation.

DRI’s annual Community Archive Scheme opens for 2023

Source: News | Reading time: 4 minutes

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is delighted to announce that our annual Community Archive Scheme is open for applications for 2023. The Community Archive Scheme is one way that DRI works to help preserve and steward Cultural Heritage, Social Science and Research Data by giving Community Groups with at-risk digital material a route to preservation.

2022-08-30

Manuscript Monday: LJS 312 – [ʻIr siḥon]

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 312, a mathematical work on basic calculations, including business or commercial arithmetic. It was written in Hebrew, in Spain, in the 15th century. You can read the complete record for this document (and find linksContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 312 – [ʻIr siḥon]"

WoPoss team releases Latin corpus sample

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 2 minutes

dhCenter member Francesca Dell’Oro and the WoPoss team has recently published a sample of its annotated corpus for the study of the diachrony of modality in Latin, as well as a user-friendly interface to query it. The SNSF-funded project, A world of possibilities. Modal pathways over an extra-long period of time: the diachrony of modality in […] The post WoPoss team releases Latin corpus sample appeared first on dhCenter.

CFP: dh+lib Review Editors-at-Large for Fall 2022

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

The dh+lib Review has relaunched, and we’re looking for volunteers to serve as Editors-at-Large for Fall 2022. Editors-at-Large (EALs) are the backbone to the dh+lib Review experiment! We rely on you to find, share, and nominate content that is important to highlight, specifically at the intersections of digital humanities (DH) and libraries. Library professionals, archivists, and ...read more

2022-08-29

Open or closed? Which availability to choose for your dissertation

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 11 minutes

In the blog series “Questions of the month” the Artes Research team shares some common and/or pertinent questions that we get from researchers at the Faculty of Arts. The goal of the series is to share the advice that we give more broadly, as it might be helpful to others as well or make you consider something you had not thought about before. Sometimes, researchers ask us to close off access to a dissertation that had initially been made available...

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Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

Interested in Victorian shipwrecks? Kim Doyle and Mitchell Harrop have added a new notebook to the Heritage Council of Victoria section of the GLAM Workbench exploring shipwrecks in the Victorian Heritage Database: glam-workbench.net/heritage-…

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Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

Updates! troveharvester Python package updated to v0.5.1: github.com/wragge/tr… Trove Newspaper Harvester section of #GLAMWorkbench updated to v1.1.1 to use latest troveharvester: glam-workbench.net/trove-har…

2022-08-28

TEI-C Elections 2022

Source: TEI: Text Encoding Initiative | Reading time: 12 minutes

Introduction A Note on Voting Candidate Statements: TEI Technical Council Helena Bermúdez Sabel Elli Bleeker Nicholas Cole Nick Laiacona David Maus Patricia O Connor Joey Takeda Candidate Statements: TEI Board of Directors Constance Crompton Introduction In 2022, TEI Members will hold an election to fill 3 open positions on the TEI Technical Council (3-year term). […]

2022-08-26

Drama Critiques’ Database

Source: Journal of Open Humanities Data Latest Articles | Reading time: 22 minutes

Drama Critiques’ dataset was produced as part of Mylène Maignant’s PhD project at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm) between 2018 and 2022. Her research aims to explore the reception of contemporary London theatre (2010 to 2020) by analysing a large corpus based on the reviews written by two distinct groups of theatre critics: the journalistic one on the one hand, and the digital one on the other hand (bloggers). By relying partly on the data made available by Theatre Record (https://www.theatrerecord.com/) and by automatically extracting the content of 28 blogs, we built a corpus constituting more than 40,000 theatre reviews. Only 36,000 are open access, as some of the bloggers have not given their authorisation yet. The purpose of this data collection consisted of exploring the similarities and differences between these two literary communities. We were interested in better understanding the cultural discourse both journalists and bloggers construct. Given the amount of data, we relied on digital technologies to investigate this field. Using various digital techniques, such as computational linguistics, sentiment analysis, and Geographic Information Systems, we conducted a number of different analyses to map this cultural phenomenon. If some publications have already tackled the literary theme of English digital theatre criticism, none of them have examined it from a computational perspective. Drama Critiques’ dataset is then the first corpus which not only offers so many contemporary reviews based on journalists and bloggers’ publications, but which also proposes a study of its content (https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6799656). Repository location: 10.5281/zenodo.6799656. Published on 2022-08-25 10:40:45

2022-08-25

dh+lib Reboot and Call for Review Editors

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 3 minutes

Friends and readers, During our restorative hiatus, the dh+lib team has been reflecting on our processes and working to address the challenges and inconveniences that have created extra burdens on our Review editorial team as well as on our Editors-at-Large. We’ve made a number of changes and are about to launch our call for EALs ...read more

Call for Presentations: Digital Publishing for the Humanities – New Technologies and Ideas

Source: ALLC RSS | Reading time: 2 minutes

Call for Presentations: Digital Publishing for the Humanities – New Technologies and Ideas Rome, 18-19 October 2022 Website: https://www.biblhertz.it/de/opportunities/dp4h?c=2376374 Submission deadline: September 5, 2022 In recent years, digital publishing has increasingly acquired relevance in the Humanities. This is particularly the case for critical editions, which, notably when compared to print editions, can now profit from the flexibility of XML with TEI tag suite, full-text or faceted search functionalities, semantic annotations, named entity recognition and continuous improvement. The use of cognitive computing techniques based on Artificial Intelligence for e.g. machine learning-based classification and natural language processing, is making the transcription of sources and ann…

#CfP Is Digital Better? Collection Research in the Digital Age

Source: ALLC RSS | Reading time: 4 minutes

#CfP Is Digital Better? Collection Research in the Digital Age End-term Conference The DLA Marbach (German Literature Archive Marbach), the Klassik Stiftung Weimar and the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel are home to over 500 years of German and European cultural history. In 2013, these institutions joined forces to form the MWW Research Association, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. From the start, the MWW has been involved in digital collection research and since 2019, there has been a focus on the targeted development of needs-oriented digital services and model solutions. After ten years of successful cooperation, in February 2024, the association will conclude its second phase of funding. The MWW will use this milestone as an opportunity…

Job Opening: Management Assistant at CLARIN ERIC

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

Job Opening: Management Assistant at CLARIN ERIC CLARIN European Research Infrastructure Consortium See: https://ec.europa.eu/info/research-and-innovation/strategy/european-research-infrastructures/eric_en read more has a vacancy for an experienced management assistant to work as member of the central organisation. CLARIN is looking to hire somebody who feels at home in an (international) scientific environment, who is a team player but also able to work independently and who is interested in joining the team that is responsible for the operational and administrative aspects of the central organisation of CLARIN. Deadline for application 11 September 2022 Read the full vacancy and apply   Elisa Gorgaini 25 August 2022

Reddit Dataset on Meme Stock: GameStop

Source: Journal of Open Humanities Data Latest Articles | Reading time: 7 minutes

This dataset includes one-year Reddit posts, post metadata, post sentiments, 57 post meta-features and post comments threads from several subreddits around a meme stock: GameStop. These subreddits are dedicated to the discussion of GameStop stock and the social movement of global wealth transfer that the event GameStop stock short squeeze initiated in January 2021. The subreddits included are r/GME, r/superstonk, r/DDintoGME, and r/GME Jungle. The whole dataset is stored in eight CSV files and four HTML files. Published on 2022-08-24 10:23:55

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Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

Minor update to RecordSearch Data Scraper – now captures ‘institution title’ for agencies if it is present. pypi.org/project/r…

2022-08-24

Punk Cubano

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

Project Start Date:  August, 2020—August, 2022 Punk Cubano is the first digital archive dedicated to Cuban punk culture. Published in Spanish in 2020, the site gives access to the music production of 26 Cuban bands, as well as to several short testimonials about the experience of being punk in the island. This archive serves a double purpose: to work as a tool for Cuban musicians to publish their music, and to make information about Cuban punk accessible to anyone with an interest in it.  The site was curated and published by Dr. Carmen Torre Perez, with permission from the featured bands/individuals, and the pictures and video testimonials were taken/recorded by Samuel Reina Calvo.   Dr. Perez graduated from the Hispanic Studies program at Penn in 2022 and is currently lecuturer at Boston University.   Website:  Punk Cubano Insert an Image:  Project Principal Investigator:  Carmen Torre Perez

CLARIN Newsflash August 2022 is Out!

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

CLARIN Newsflash August 2022 is Out! Every month, CLARIN publishes a newsflash with an overview of what has been happening at CLARIN, the national consortia, etc. Read the most recent CLARIN Newsflash: August 2022 here Subscribing to it is the ideal way of staying informed. Subscribe here Past issues of the CLARIN newsflash You are welcome to submit a news item with CLARIN-related news (or call for papers, event announcement). You can do so by following the submission guidelines as described on the Newsflash page. Elisa Gorgaini 24 August 2022

DRI is Hiring! - Systems Administrator

Source: News | Reading time: 3 minutes

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is hiring a DRI Systems Administrator to support the DRI technical team in delivering Repository services and to administer the Repository infrastructure.

CFP: Workshop on Information Visualization in the (Digital) Humanities

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 2 minutes

The Universität Graz organizes a two-day workshop on information visualization and the relation between researchers and the objects to be visualized. It will be held in hybrid format, with opportunities for the audience to attend virtually or in person in Graz. Submissions are welcome from all fields of (digital) humanities, social sciences, and cultural studies. […] The post CFP: Workshop on Information Visualization in the (Digital) Humanities appeared first on dhCenter.

Review: Mina Loy

Source: Reviews in Digital Humanities | Reading time: 0 minutes

A review of Mina Loy, a multimedia digital project on the avant-garde works of modernist writer and artist Mina Loy, directed by Suzanne W. Churchill, Linda Kinnahan, and Susan Rosenbaum

2022-08-23

PO Box 34

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

Connecting voices inside with voices outside Project Start Date:  August, 2022 PO Box 34 aims to connect incarcerated writers with a wider audience, including writing mentors and educators, collaborators from the international visual arts community, musicians, performers, people who express creatively. I hope this will open up conversation and ultimately get feedback, correspondence & connection to the writers and artists in prison. Student Writing Mentors: Gabriela Alvarado Isabel Casares Kinjal Dave Anastasia Hutnick     Website:  PO Box 34 Connecting voices inside with voices outside Project Principal Investigator:  Erika Tsuchiya-Bergere Jessa Lingle Whitney Trettien

Mutinous Women

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

Project Start Date:  May, 2021—February, 2022 A decade after its founding, New Orleans was home to at least 37 women who had been deported from France in 1719. Most of them had been unjustly pronounced guilty of prostitution. This interactive map makes it possible to learn who they really were and where they lived in New Orleans. Paule Carbonnel, Co-designer & developer, Research Assistant Cassandra Hradil, Co-designer & developer, Digital Humanities Specialist Website:  Mutinous Women Insert an Image:  Project Principal Investigator:  Joan Dejean

Nationalizing Epics

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

Project Start Date:  August, 2021 National Epics will run from Albania and Algeria to Vietnam and Wales, an alphabetical organization that reproduces the sovereign, Olympian starkness of nationalism. Each National Epics author also contributes to nationalepics.com, initially by briefly discussing how a designated territorial space shapes or is shaped by "epical" texts that tell its story to the world. Collectively and cumulatively, we will help augment the emergent disciplinary field known as critical nationalism studies. Nationalepics.com is developing in parallel with National Epics, a collaborative work of c. 83 or 84 chapters, to be published by Oxford University Press (UK) and edited by David Wallace. While National Epics suggests a stabilized outcome, a multi-volume book with reference value, nationalepics.com evokes the process of getting there, acknowledging that the nature and dynamics of nationalism, and the texts that serve or subvert it, never rest. And while most such large-scale projects develop behind closed doors, nationalepics.com aims to share resources and air critical issues along the way. Interactive map and Website development by Cassandra Hradil, Digital Humanities Specialist, Penn Libraries & Price Lab for Digital Humanities Insert an Image:  Project Principal Investigator:  David Wallace

“Our Shakespeare was Tupac Shakur”

Source: CDH | Reading time: 4 minutes

Award-winning poet P. A. Bitez “bites back” at UK’s elitist education system Young people’s views of the creative-activist turn to digital circulation of spoken word – poetry performed live to an audience – and the future of educational justice in adverse times, are refreshingly presented in a new spoken word video “Oral to A4”, featuring

The Value of Cross-Disciplinary Partnerships in the Digital Humanities Classroom

Source: Digital Humanities posts covering new technology and developments | Reading time: 6 minutes

│By Dr. Sarah L. Ketchley, Senior Digital Humanities Specialist, Gale│ As university classes get underway for the 2022-2023 academic year, this blog post considers some of the ways that instructors hoping to incorporate digital skills in their classroom can partner with others at their institution, within disciplines and the library, as they develop their class ... Read more The post The Value of Cross-Disciplinary Partnerships in the Digital Humanities Classroom appeared first on The Gale Review.

“Our Shakespeare was Tupac Shakur”

Source: Blog - CDH | Reading time: 4 minutes

Award-winning poet P. A. Bitez “bites back” at UK’s elitist education system Young people’s views of the creative-activist turn to digital circulation of spoken word – poetry performed live to an audience – and the future of educational justice in adverse times, are refreshingly presented in a new spoken word video “Oral to A4”, featuring […] The post “Our Shakespeare was Tupac Shakur” first appeared on CDH.

2022-08-22

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1644 – Collegium chymica

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s Ms. Codex 1644, a chemical manuscript with instructions for preparing several hundred substances, both pharmaceutical and alchemical. Entries for a few preparations include references to earlier authorities such as Paracelsus, Ruland, and Glauber. The entries inContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1644 – Collegium chymica"

2022-08-19

TEI 2022 — register now!

Source: TEI: Text Encoding Initiative | Reading time: 1 minutes

The TEI2022 Registration is live. Please see https://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/tei2022/programme/ for information about the registration, links to the WebStore and the programme. Early Bird conference rates end on Sunday, August 21 2022. If you have any questions, do feel free to email tei2022@ncl.ac.uk.

TEI 2022 — late-breaking research poster

Source: TEI: Text Encoding Initiative | Reading time: 1 minutes

We invite proposals for posters and virtual posters on late-breaking research for the Text Encoding Initiative 2022 conference at Newcastle University. The conference is scheduled to take place in-person from Monday 12 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022. We particularly welcome proposals from early career researchers and postgraduate students. The deadline for submissions is […]

2022-08-18

Do we have an unhealthy appetite for pie (charts)?

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This article,  originally published on 18.08.22 by Anne-Muriel Brouet as part of EPFL’s Summer Series of articles on student projects, features the EPFL Critical Data Studies class taught by dhCenter members Charlotte Mazel-Cabassse and Semion Sidorenko. Three university students, as part of their critical data studies class, wrote a light-hearted yet instructive comic strip about […] The post Do we have an unhealthy appetite for pie (charts)? appeared first on dhCenter.

Job Vacancy: Social Network Analysis for the Transmission of Ideas in the Ancient World on the NIKAW Project

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 6 minutes

Within the context of the ID-N project NIKAW (Networks of Ideas and Knowledge in the Ancient World), funded by the Special Research Fund (BOF) of KU Leuven, applications are invited for a PhD position on the subject of social network analysis for the transmission of ideas in the ancient world. The NIKAW project aims to exploit textual information from the ancient world to reconstruct the transmission of knowledge across multilingual, geographically and chronologically extended communities. The PhD candidate will focus on the...

Job Vacancy: Machine Learning for Information Extraction from Ancient Texts on the NIKAW Project

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 6 minutes

Within the context of the ID-N project NIKAW (Networks of Ideas and Knowledge in the Ancient World), funded by the Special Research Fund (BOF) of KU Leuven, applications are invited for a PhD position on the subject of machine learning for information extraction from ancient texts. The NIKAW project aims to exploit textual information from the ancient world to reconstruct the transmission of knowledge across multilingual, geographically and chronologically extended communities.  The PhD candidate will focus on the extraction of...

Les débats d’été du «Temps»: quelle éthique pour un monde connecté?

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Du 15 au 19 août, Le Temps publie une série d’articles d’opinion consacrés à l’éthique du numérique. Cette semaine thématique est coordonnée par Johan Rochel, spécialiste des questions d’éthique appliquées à la vie en société et chercheur au CDH de l’EPFL. Il s’interroge avec ses invitées et invités sur les contours d’une utilisation responsable des […] The post Les débats d’été du «Temps»: quelle éthique pour un monde connecté? appeared first on dhCenter.

2022-08-17

These are a few of my favourite things… in the Living with Machines exhibition

Source: Living with Machines | Reading time: 4 minutes

The Living with Machines exhibition was co-curated by our Co-Investigator Mia Ridge (Digital Curator at the British Library) and John McGoldrick (Curator of Industrial History, Leeds Museums and Galleries). In this post, Mia provides some behind-the-scenes insights… I’m still finding it hard to believe that our exhibition is open to the public at Leeds City […]

The impact of war experiences in Europe – The conscription of non-German men and women into the Wehrmacht and Reichsarbeitsdienst (1938-1945)

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In connection with the WARLUX research project, launched in 2020 at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) at the University of Luxembourg, we are pleased to invite you to our international conference on 26-28 October 2022. The conference will focus on the impact of war experiences of non-German nationals serving in the Nazi German armed forces and labour organisations. We are honoured to welcome two internationally distinguished keynote speakers: Prof. Dr. Jörg Echternkamp, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg / Zentrum für Militärgeschichte und Sozialwissenschaften der Bundeswehr (ZMSBw), Germany Historicizing Experiences of War: Profits and Pitfalls of Narratological Approaches Date & time: 26 October 2022 - 6 pm Location: University of Luxembourg - Campus Belval - Maison du Savoir - MSA 3.330 and Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Vlossak, Brock University, Canada 'Forced conscripts' in history and memory Date & time: 27 October 2022 - 6 pm Location: University of Luxembourg - Campus Belval - Maison du Savoir - MSA 3.160   The detailed programme of the event will follow soon. The conference will be organised in a hybrid mode, which will allow for both physical and online participation. For more information please contact: warlux@uni.lu 26 October 2022 to 28 October 2022 WARLUX - Soldiers and their communities in WWII: The impact and legacy of war experiences in Luxembourg WW2 Conferences Published Hide image in content detail

2022-08-16

From our Digital Bookshelf: “Rethinking research data” by Kristin Briney

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 6 minutes

Research data management (RDM) is as old as research itself. Scholars across the centuries have developed ways to organize and preserve the materials they work with. In today’s age of seemingly boundless technological possibilities, tool options, and ideas, more and more funders and institutions are outlining formal requirements around RDM to help overwhelmed researchers find their way to the latest best practices in handling data. These requirements aren’t always experienced as helpful, of course. The lingo of RDM can sound...

From our Digital Bookshelf: “Rethinking research data” by Kristin Briney

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 6 minutes

Research data management (RDM) is as old as research itself. Scholars across the centuries have developed ways to organize and preserve the materials they work with. In today’s age of seemingly boundless technological possibilities, tool options, and ideas, more and more funders and institutions are outlining formal requirements around RDM to help overwhelmed researchers find their way to the latest best practices in handling data. These requirements aren’t always experienced as helpful, of course. The lingo of RDM can sound...

Minor Lables

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 2 minutes

Detecting Genre in Pitchfork Reviews Project Start Date:  August, 2021 We analyze 23,000 reviews from Pitchfork.com to establish a network of over 7,000 artists based on their co-presence in reviews. We use Gephi's (Louvain community detection) modularity class feature to sort the network into closely connected groups. However, because this process is non-deterministic, we improve on its results by running it 10,000 times. Using this novel "metamodularity" method we can show how often any two artists were sorted into the same group. For instance, the jazz musician Alice Coltrane was grouped with John Coltrane 10,000 times, with Sly and the Family Stone 4,939 times, and with Guns n’ Roses one time. With these data, we can visualize how the largely undifferentiated mass of artists fragments into more and more connected groups could be described as genres. While some of the genres suggested by this method are incredibly specific, one notable exception is the group of African American musicians, which is remarkably large and stable. The artists within it range from Flying Lotus to Motown legend Marvin Gaye to trap rapper Young Thug to R&B singer-songwriter Sade to gangster rapper Tupac Shakur to funk innovators Funkadelic to cross-over hip hop star Cardi B. This is a far more capacious group than most rock clusters along aesthetic, market, and even historic grounds. This may reflect real world connections, yet it is also possible that this metamodularity difference reflects a bias at Pitchfork, where a (historically) rock-oriented hipster aesthetic and a (historically) largely white male audience may correspond to a relative lack of nuance when covering Black artists (historically). In any case, it is fair to say based on these data that Pitchfork has written about Black artists in a structurally unique way over the years relative to their coverage of white artists. Insert an Image:  Project Principal Investigator:  J.D. Porter Stewart Varner

EPFL CDH Artist-in-Residence program opens call for second edition

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The College of Humanities Artist-in-Residence program (CDH AiR) ‘Enter the Hyper-Scientific’ has launched its 2023 call, which will support up to four artists for three months of research and experimentation connecting art, humanities, science, and technology. This year’s edition will see a new partnership with the City of Lausanne. Initiated by the EPFL College of […] The post EPFL CDH Artist-in-Residence program opens call for second edition appeared first on dhCenter.

Simone Abbiati

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Simone Abbiati is a second-year PhD student in Transcultural studies in the humanities at the University of Bergamo, with a “department of Excellence” researcher grant for Digital Humanities. He graduated in Contemporary Italian Literature at the University of Milan, worked on the narratological category of spatiality in “The Experience of Pain” by C.E. Gadda (BA)

Université Paris-Nanterre : Chargé.e d’études – Humanités numériques / Critical heritage studies

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Le poste s’inscrit dans le cadre du projet ANR COLLABORA, qui vise à développer une réflexion théorique, empirique et politique à propos de plateformes numériques contributives de création, documentation et valorisation des patrimoines. Cette étude se concentre sur la problématique des controverses patrimoniales. Le poste est rattaché au laboratoire Dicen-Idf (Dispositifs d’Information et de Communication […] The post Université Paris-Nanterre : Chargé.e d’études – Humanités numériques / Critical heritage studies appeared first on dhCenter.

EOSC Future Announces RDA Call for Domain Ambassadors

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EOSC Future Announces RDA Call for Domain Ambassadors As part of the EOSC Future project to which CLARIN participates, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) is launching a series of calls for proposals to improve the technical data frameworks for the European Open Science Cloud ( European Open Science Cloud See: https://www.clarin.eu/eosc read more ). Launched on 11 July, a new call will support a network of experts in integrating their disciplinary know-how and community achievements within EOSC. Applicants can submit their proposal until 15 September 2022, 16.00 CET via the EOSC Future Grants Platform. EOSC Future wants to develop a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) whose technical specificities are receptive and responsive to the needs and realities of various do…

Many thanks to the British Library – sponsors of the GLAM Workbench’s web archives section!

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You might have noticed some changes to the web archives section of the GLAM Workbench. I’m very excited to announce that the British Library is now sponsoring the web archives section! Many thanks to the British Library and the UK Web Archive for their support – it really makes a difference. The web archives section was developed in 2020 with the support of the International Internet Preservation Consortium’s Discretionary Funding Programme, in collaboration with the British Library, the National Library of Australia, and the National Library of New Zealand. It’s intended to help historians, and other researchers, understand what sort of data is available through web archives, how to get it, and what you can do with it. It provides a series of tools and examples that document existing AP…

2022-08-15

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1642 – De las doze cargas

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s Ms. Codex 1642, the responses of Bartolomé de las Casas to Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda’s twelve refutations following the junta of Valladolid. The junta was convened by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in 1550 and 1551Continue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1642 – De las doze cargas"

New GLAM data to search, visualise and explore using the GLAM Workbench!

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 1 minutes

There’s lots of GLAM data out there if you know where to look! For the past few years I’ve been harvesting a list of datasets published by Australian galleries, libraries, archives, and museums through open government data portals. I’ve just updated the harvest and there’s now 463 datasets containing 1,192 files. There’s a human-readable version of the list that you can browse. If you just want the data you can download it as a CSV. Or if you’d like to search the list there’s a database version hosted on Glitch. The harvesting and processing code is available in this notebook. The GLAM data from government portals section of the GLAM Workbench provides more information and a summary of results. For example, here’s a list of the number of data files by GLAM institution. Most of the datase…

2022-08-14

Call for Sessions for CAA 2023

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The Call for Sessions for the CAA 2023 is open. CAA2023, which will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 3 to 6 April 2023, will be the organisation’s 50th conference. To learn more and submit your session proposal, please see the Call for Sessions. Proposals must be received by 19 August 2022.

Call for Open ESC Positions

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Three Executive Steering Committee (ESC) Positions are up for election: Secretary, Membership Secretary, and Bursaries and Student/Low-Income Officer positions. The Secretary and Membership Secretary are willing to stand for another term. If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please consult the Call for Officers for more information about the duties of […]

2022-08-13

Event Annotations of Prose

Source: Journal of Open Humanities Data Latest Articles | Reading time: 6 minutes

This dataset covers 41,341 manual event annotations of six German prose texts from the 19th and early 20th century comprising 290,997 tokens. For each text, the dataset includes annotations by two annotators and gold standard annotations. These annotations were used for the automation of narratological event annotations (Vauth, Hatzel, Gius, & Biemann, 2021), a reflection of inter annotator agreements in literary studies (Gius & Vauth, 2022) and the development of an event based plot model (Gius & Vauth, accepted). Published on 2022-08-12 11:01:27

2022-08-12

Graduate Specialist Positions

Source: Digital Humanities Initiative | Reading time: 6 minutes

Download these position descriptions as a PDF. Data Science Graduate Specialist (two positions) Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Specialist Diversity in Data Graduate Specialist Overview The New Brunswick Libraries (NBL) Graduate Specialist Program provides opportunities for Rutgers–New Brunswick graduate students to use and develop their skills in a variety of methodologies while working with the Libraries to deliver consulting, workshops, and training. NBL hires Graduate Specialists to provide support to researchers in topics and methods of growing importance in the scholarly world. Graduate Specialists help the Libraries to expand the range of services offered by bringing advanced skillsets in the latest research methods and

Cosette Bruhns Alonso

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 2 minutes

Academic Title:  Contemporary Publishing Fellow, Center for Research Date and Digital Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania Cosette Bruhns Alonso is Contemporary Publishing Fellow at the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship. In this role, she spearheads a pilot collaboration with University of Pennsylvania Press to design and develop born-digital publications through innovative uses of digital tools, data, and interactive media-rich enhancements. She also joins the Price Lab for Digital Humanities as a 2022-2023 Mellon Seminar Fellow where she will be developing a digital project entitled, Technologies of Representation: the Decameron in Medieval to Modern Media. She is currently appointed to the Library Publishing Coalition’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee during 2022-2024. Cosette has most recently held the position of Diversity in Digital Publishing & Italian Studies Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University, where she facilitated the NEH Institute on Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, Born-Digital Scholarly Publishing: Resources and Roadmaps, supported the editorial and digital development of faculty publications, and curated an exhibition at the Rockefeller Library on Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron and Covid-era viral art. Cosette holds a PhD and MA in Italian Studies from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Philosophy from the New School. Her primary area of research and teaching is in 13th-16th century Italian art and literature, with a focus on visual culture, the representation of race and gender, and intersections between literature, media, and technology. Current projects include a born-digital publication and translation of Benedetto Varchi’s Due Lezioni and a print monograph on visual representation in medieval Italian literature. Fellowship Date:  August, 2022—August, 2023

What is handwriting recognition and how does it work?

Source: READ-COOP | Reading time: 8 minutes

Ever had trouble reading someone else’s handwriting?  Well, it may reassure you to know that it’s not only humans that have this problem, but computers too. While computers have been […] The post What is handwriting recognition and how does it work? appeared first on READ-COOP.

2022-08-11

Photos

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HistorESCH exhibition: Escher Geschichten a 25 Objeten erzielt

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

The HistorESCH project is a collaboration between Nuit de la Culture and the PHACS-team of public historians at the University of Luxembourg to tell the history of the city through the personal memories and objects of the Escher community. HistorESCH: Escher Geschichten a 25 Objeten erzielt is an exhibition that will celebrate a year of engagement with the Escher community. The first phase of this project involved community workshops and crowdsourcing to collect photographs of potential objects to present at this exhibition. The second phase consisted of the categorisation of these objects by our Citizen Historian Circle (CHiC) and an online vote to select the objects for the exhibition. The everyday objects bear witness to a personal approach to history. They tell the story of workers, sportsmen, or the distant past of the city. The free exhibition will showcase 25 of the most popular objects in the Pop-Up store in the shopping street of Esch-sur-Alzette. Each visitor will receive an exhibition catalogue in their preferred language (French, Luxembourgish or English) to read the personal anecdote and historical context of the object.   Opening hours 2 – 24 September, Monday – Saturday from 13.00-18.00. Free entrance. Location Pop-Up Store, 121 Rue de l'Alzette, 4011 Esch-sur-Alzette For more information, visit our website at www.historesch.lu or contact us at info@historesch.lu. 2 September 2022 to 24 September 2022 Public History as the New Citizen Science of the Past (PHACS) Public History Regional history Outreach Published Photo credits: Jo Diseviscourt

Dr Anne Alexander

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Anne Alexander has been Director of Learning at CDH since its foundation. She was previously Co-ordinator of the Cambridge Digital Humanities Network. Her research interests include ethics of big data, activist media in the Middle East and the political economy of the Internet. She is a member of the Data Ethics Group and the Humanities and

2022-08-10

Projects

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Rewiring the Bechdel Test: Results

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Experiments in computational feminism The Bechdel test – named after cartoonist Alison Bechdel – asks three simple questions of every work of fiction: does it include two named women? Do they talk to one another? About something besides a man? The test has inspired much academic as well as popular discussion. It has also been

Information session: CDH Methods Fellowship 2022/23

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CDH Learning invites applications for new Methods Fellows for the academic year 2022/23. The Methods Fellowship programme offers teaching, research and professional staff and postgraduate students at the University of Cambridge the opportunity to develop and deliver innovative teaching in digital methods. They contribute to an interdisciplinary programme that attracts over 500 participants across the

2022-08-09

From our Digital Bookshelf: “Embedding Creativity into Digital Resources,” by Christina Kamposiori, Claire Warwick, and Simon Mahony

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Kamposiori, Christina, Claire Warwick, and Simon Mahony. “Embedding Creativity into Digital Resources: Improving Information Discovery for Art History.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 37, no. 2 (June 1, 2022): 469–82. https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqab088.  In the Digital Bookshelf series, the Artes Research team shares with our readers an academic work we have been enjoying recently. This time, I’ve chosen a recently published article co-authored by Christina Kamposiori, Claire Warwick, and Simon Mahony. The article, titled “Embedding Creativity into Digital Resources: Improving Information Discovery...

Cultural Heritage Data School 2022

Source: CDH | Reading time: 3 minutes

The 2022 Cultural Heritage Data School, organised by Cambridge Digital Humanities in March, drew participants from the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) sector and academia to an intensive application-only teaching programme that explored the techniques for creating, visualising, and analysing digital archives and collections. The programme was designed around the pipeline for digital collections

Cultural Heritage Data School 2022

Source: Blog - CDH | Reading time: 3 minutes

The 2022 Cultural Heritage Data School, organised by Cambridge Digital Humanities in March, drew participants from the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) sector and academia to an intensive application-only teaching programme that explored the techniques for creating, visualising, and analysing digital archives and collections. The programme was designed around the pipeline for digital collections […] The post Cultural Heritage Data School 2022 first appeared on CDH.

Doing Experimental Media Archaeology: Practice & Theory

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 3 minutes

The conference is organised by the C²DH within the context of the project "Doing Experimental Media Archaeology: Practice & Theory" (DEMA), funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). There has been a growing interest in the use of experimental approaches to the study of media histories and their cultures. An increasing number of scholars researching at the intersection of media history and theory are breaking new ground while working with archival sources and artefacts in experimental ways, e.g. through historical re-enactments and hands-on simulations. In their 2014 essay “Experimental Media Archaeology: A Plea for New Directions”, Andreas Fickers and Annie van den Oever underline the heuristic potential of hands-on approaches for re-sensitising scholars to the materiality of …

2022-08-08

Zotero now saves links to digitised items in Trove from the NLA catalogue!

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

I’ve made a small change to the Zotero translator for the National Library of Australia’s catalogue. Now, if there’s a link to a digitised version of the work in Trove, that link will be saved in Zotero’s url field. This makes it quicker and easier to view digitised items – just click on the ‘URL’ label in Zotero to open the link. It’s also handy if you’re viewing a digitised work in Trove and want to capture the metadata about it. Just click on the ‘View catalogue’ link in the details tab of a Trove item, then use Zotero to save the details from the catalogue.

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1641 – The history of King Richard the Third

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s Ms. Codex 1641, Late 17th-century copy of Thomas More’s negative biography of Richard III of England, copied from the version edited by John Rastell in the Workes of Sir Thomas More knyght (London, 1557), including sideContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1641 – The history of King Richard the Third"

OpenMethods Spotlights #4 Improving access to Asian cultural heritage and enabling new ways to connect and study them: a podcast with Alíz Horváth and Shih-Pei Chen

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The conversation below is a special, summer episode of our Spotlight series. It is a collaboration between OpenMethods and the Humanista podcast and this it comes as a podcast, in which Alíz Horváth, owner of the Humanista podcast series and proud Editorial Team member of OpenMethods, is asking Shih-Pei Chen, scholar and Digital Content Curator at the Max Plank Institute for the History of Science about the text analysis tools LoGaRT, RISE and SHINE; non-Latin scripted Digital Humanities, why local gazetteers are goldmines to Asian Studies, how digitization changes, broadens the kinds research questions one can study, where are the challenges in the access to cultural heritage and liaising with proprietary infrastructure providers... and many more! Enjoy!

2022-08-05

KAHD: Katukinan-Arawan-Harakmbut Database (Pre-release)

Source: Journal of Open Humanities Data Latest Articles | Reading time: 18 minutes

Katukinan, Arawan, and Harakmbut are small language families spoken in south-western Amazonia. These families have received some attention, but there are no consistently transcribed and machine-readable datasets available for them. We address this lacuna by introducing the first publicly available linguistic dataset of Arawan languages as the first part of the Katukinan-Arawan-Harakmbut Database, created with the goal of providing and regularly updating a list of lexical items in a consistent transcription and with cognacy annotation. The database is being developed to be used in quantitative and genealogical investigations. Published on 2022-08-03 10:46:09

2022-08-04

Learning

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Dr Giulia Grisot

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I am a researcher interested in the mechanisms by which humans process and understand language and literature, and in the ways linguistic data can be explored computationally. I am currently part of the research project "High Mountains Low Arousal? Distant Reading Topographies of Sentiment in German Swiss Novels in the early 20th Century". My PhD

Jonathan Blaney

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Jonathan is Digital Humanities Research Software Engineer at CDH. Previously he worked on Digital Humanities projects at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, and before that at the Oxford Digital Library in the Bodleian. Going back even further, he worked as a lexicographer at Oxford University Press, across the range of English dictionaries

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2022-08-03

Grace Sanders Johnson

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

Academic Title:  Assistant Professor, Africana Studies Grace L. Sanders Johnson is Assistant Professor of Africana Studies. She received her Ph.D. in History & Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan where she specialized in Modern Caribbean and Latin American History, Transnational Feminisms, Oral History, and African Diasporic Studies. Grace has been awarded fellowships from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, the Andrew C. Mellon and Ford Foundations, the Canadian Embassy, and was recently awarded an Emerging Scholar Fellowship from the Haitian Studies Association for her dissertation La Voix des Femmes: Women’s Rights, National Politics, & Black Activism in Port-au-Prince and Montréal, 1934-1986. In addition to her study of twentieth-century gender, sexuality, migration, and Haitian women's social and political organizing, Grace is currently collaborating with colleagues in Haiti and throughout the diaspora to establish a Haitian women’s oral history archive. Fellowship Date:  August, 2022—August, 2023

D. Brian Kim

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Academic Title:  Assistant Professor, Russian and East European Studies, University of Pennsylvania D. Brian Kim is a specialist in Russian literature of the long nineteenth century, translation studies, and literary and cultural relationships between Russia, Western Europe, and East Asia.  Dr. Kim's research broadly asks how Russians viewed and engaged in communication across languages and cultures throughout history, both within the Russian Empire and beyond its borders, and what factors motivated writers, translators, and lexicographers as they pursued their work in transnational contexts. His current book project examines the cultures, practices, and ideologies of multilingualism in imperial Russia, focusing on the interplay between literature and education to investigate a national imaginary that sought to valorize foreign languages as a way to bridge various cultural gaps between Russia and points beyond. At Penn, Dr. Kim regularly offers courses on nineteenth-century Russian literary and cultural history, including seminars on Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, as well as occasional seminars on such topics as Russian identity and its permutations in historical context, and the history and sociology of reading in imperial Russia. Fellowship Date:  August, 2022—August, 2023

Dot Porter

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

Academic Title:  Curator of Digital Research Services, University of Pennsylvania As Curator of Digital Research Services in the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, Dot Porter participates in a wide-ranging digital humanities research and development team within the context of a special collections department. Dot's projects focus on the digitization and visualization of medieval manuscripts. Dot holds Master's degrees in Medieval Studies and Library Science and started her career working on image-based digital editions of medieval manuscripts. She has worked on a variety of digital humanities projects over a decade-long career, focusing on materials as diverse as ancient texts and Russian religious folklore, providing both technical support and scholarly expertise. From 2010 until March 2013, she was the Associate Director for Digital Library Content and Services at the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, where she led in planning and implementing new services to support librarians and faculty in the creation of digital projects. She has also worked for the Digital Humanities Observatory at the Royal Irish Academy and the Collaboratory for Research in Computing for Humanities at the University of Kentucky. Fellowship Date:  August, 2022—August, 2023

Andy Janco

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

Academic Title:  Digital Scholarship Programmer, University of Pennsylvania Andy works with project partners as the server-side programmer and technical lead on data-intensive digital humanities and digital scholarship projects. He creates lightweight web applications, digital humanities tools, and digital projects in collaboration with Penn faculty and students. Andy has a PhD in Russian history from the University of Chicago and has experience using natural language processing and computer vision to analyze large historical document collections. Fellowship Date:  August, 2022—August, 2023

Aron Brouwer

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

Academic Title:  Ph.D. Candidate, History Aron Brouwer MA is a PhD student focusing on the history and practices of transnational fascism and anti-fascist activism. He received his B.A. and Research M.A. in History from the University of Amsterdam. Aron's research interests include Interwar Europe, East Asian history, economic history, book history, and translation studies. At the University of Amsterdam, he published articles and chapters on the Armenian genocide (2014), new approaches in Digital Humanities (2014), Adolf Hitler (2014), and French Intellectual History (2016). His B.A. thesis on the ideological foundations of Hitler's worldview received the National Bachelor Thesis Award as the best historical B.A. thesis in the Netherlands in 2015.  Recently, Aron co-authored a popular historical biography on William of Orange (2017) and his  M.A. thesis, entitled Translating Hitler. Towards a Global Translation History of Mein Kampf, 1925-1945 (2019), compared all Chinese, Dutch, English, French and Italian translations of Hitler's book and argued that all these texts were ideologically repacked and rhetorically reframed by the decision-makers involved. At Penn, Aron published on transnational fascism and anti-fascist activism in Interwar France (2019) and his dissertation project examines what happens when politically sensitive texts become the subject of translation and the focus of ideological control. Fellowship Date:  August, 2022—August, 2023

Winnie Lai

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 2 minutes

Academic Title:  Ph.D. Candidate, Music Winnie W. C. Lai (she/her/hers) is a PhD candidate in Music (specializing in Sound Studies and Ethnomusicology). She is a Benjamin Franklin Fellow (2018-2022, 2023-2024), a Tarnopol Graduate Fellow (2020-2021), and a Price Lab Andrew W. Mellon Mid-doctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities (2022-2023) at the University of Pennsylvania, currently based in Philadelphia, U.S.A. and Hong Kong. Her works mainly focus on but are not limited to sonic activism, urban sound, the theoretical juncture of the sonic, listening, space, and bodies, sound studies, performance studies, political theories, and matters of Hong Kong. Winnie experiments with intermedial methods and field materials to craft out spaces for sensory experience. She is currently working on her…

Defamation Risks in Oral Histories

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In this blog post, we ask what defamation risks should you be aware of if you are archiving an oral history that is un-anonymised, and the interviewee mentions a third party?

Exploring EDI best practice in libraries and archives. A DCDC22 session report.

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Last month saw the virtual Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference which brought together around 400 professionals from across the library, archive, academic and cultural heritage communities. The conference took place on 11th-15th July 2022 and explored how digital and inclusive innovation is transforming the cultural heritage and academic sectors and their relationship with [...] The post Exploring EDI best practice in libraries and archives. A DCDC22 session report. appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

2022-08-02

Zachary Lesser

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 2 minutes

Academic Title:  Edward W. Kane Professor, English, University of Pennsylvania Zachary Lesser received his PhD in English Literature from Columbia University and his BA in Renaissance Studies and Religious Studies from Brown University. Before coming to Penn, he taught at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His teaching and research interests focus on Shakespeare and early modern drama, the history of material texts, bibliography and editing, early modern political and religious debate, and digital humanities. Prof. Lesser is a general editor of The Arden Shakespeare (fourth series), along with Peter Holland and Tiffany Stern. His latest book is Ghosts, Holes, Rips and Scrapes: Shakespeare in 1619, Bibliography in the Longue Durée (Penn Press, 2021), which was shortlisted for the DeLong Book History Prize from SHARP. Both of his previous monographs won the Elizabeth Dietz Award, presented annually by SEL: Studies in English Literature to the best book in Renaissance studies. Most recently, he published Hamlet after Q1: An Uncanny History of the Shakespearean Text (Penn Press, 2015); his first book was Renaissance Drama and the Politics of Publication: Readings in the English Book Trade (Cambridge University Press, 2004). Prof. Lesser is the co-creator, with Alan B. Farmer, of one of the earliest and most widely used DH resources in early modern studies: DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks, an online resource for studying the printing, publishing, and marketing of Renaissance drama. With Adam Hooks, he created the Shakespeare Census, an online database of all extant copies of Shakespeare editions before 1700.  In 2019, he took over from Peter Stallybrass as Director of Penn's long-running Workshop in the History of Material Texts. Fellowship Date:  August, 2022—August, 2023

Brook Lillehaugen

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

Academic Title:  Associate Professor, Linguistics, Haverford College Brook Danielle Lillehaugen is a linguist and associate professor in the Tri-College Department of Linguistics, at Haverford College. She is chair of linguistics at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges, and co-chair of the Tri-College Department of linguistics. She received her Ph.D. in linguistics in 2006 from the University of California, Los Angeles and has been learning from Zapotec speakers since 1999. Lillehaugen’s research profile includes technical grammatical description as well as collaborative language documentation and revitalization projects. She publishes on the grammar of Zapotec languages in both their modern and historical forms. She has found combining linguistic fieldwork with tools from the digital humanities to be a productive way to collaborate with both Zapotec speaking communities and undergraduate students.  She is co-director of Ticha, a digital text explorer for Colonial Zapotec texts and leads several teams in developing online Talking Dictionaries for Zapotec languages.  Her work has been supported by the NSF, NEH, and ACLS and was awarded the Ernest A. Lynton Faculty Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. More information can be found at her website: http://brooklillehaugen.weebly.com/.   Fellowship Date:  August, 2022—August, 2023

Introducing the Gale Digital Humanities User Engagement Program

Source: Digital Humanities posts covering new technology and developments | Reading time: 6 minutes

|By Rebecca Bowden, Gale Digital Scholar Lab Product Manager| On June 27, 2022, Gale launched its first Digital Humanities User Engagement Program, inviting eight Gale Primary Sources and Gale Digital Scholar Lab users to collaborate closely with the Digital Humanities Production team at Gale. The members of the User Engagement Program will provide feedback throughout ... Read more The post Introducing the Gale Digital Humanities User Engagement Program appeared first on The Gale Review.

Interdisciplinary CROSS program invites proposals on the theme of ‘crisis’

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 2 minutes

The interdisciplinary Collaborative Research on Science and Society (CROSS) program in EPFL’s College of Humanities is now accepting joint project proposals from researcher at EPFL and the University of Lausanne on the theme of ‘crisis’. The CROSS program aims to support research projects that deal with current issues in society and technology, and that bring […] The post Interdisciplinary CROSS program invites proposals on the theme of ‘crisis’ appeared first on dhCenter.

2022-08-01

Meet Our New DH Associate Director

Source: DH@SDSU Blog | Reading time: 2 minutes

The DH Initiative enthusiastically welcomes our newest DH Associate Director for Fall 2022. Dr. Sureshi Jayawardene will be working on a few major projects in the next two years. The first of which is to bring Digital Humanities to the Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Chicano and Chicana Studies in the […]

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1639 – Proceedings of Inquisition

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s Ms. Codex 1639, proceedings of the Inquisition in Mexico concerning riots in Mexico City and elsewhere in 1767. A compilation of various letters, declarations, and legal documents, many with signatures and many noted as reviewed byContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1639 – Proceedings of Inquisition"

Living with Machines present some of their research to date at the Turing catch-up

Source: Living with Machines | Reading time: 1 minutes

Emma Griffin (Historian and Co-investigator) gives an introduction to the research project Kaspar Beelan (Research Associate) demonstrates how he’s using the Mitchell’s press directories in his research on the bias of newspapers.  These directories were published annually and were designed to give advertisers an overview of the newspapers of the day. Katherine McDonough (Senior Research […]

View embedded JSON metadata for Trove's digitised books and journals

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 1 minutes

The metadata for digitised books and journals in Trove can seem a bit sparse, but there’s quite a lot of useful metadata embedded within Trove’s web pages that isn’t displayed to users or made available through the Trove API. This notebook in the GLAM Workbench shows you how you can access it. To make it even easier, I’ve added a new endpoint to my Trove Proxy that returns the metadata in JSON format. Just pass the url of a digitised book or journal as a parameter named url to https://trove-proxy.herokuapp.com/metadata/. For example: https://trove-proxy.herokuapp.com/metadata/?url=https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2906940941 I’ve created a simple bookmarklet to make it simpler to open the proxy. To use it just: Drag this link to your bookmarks toolbar: Get Trove work metadata View a digitised book or journal in Trove. Click on the bookmarklet to view the metadata in JSON format. To view the JSON data in your browser you might need to install an extension like JSONView.

2022-07-29

Greetings from the New Presidents

Source: The Association for Computers and the Humanities | Reading time: 3 minutes

by Quinn Dombrowski & Roopika Risam The 2022 summer ACH Executive Council meeting is always a time of transition, but the current of change was more visible this year than usual, with multiple members of the Exec changing jobs and institutional roles, and the shift from a single president to two. A year ago, ACH…Continue reading.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT CEU - Digital Archivist

Source: ALLC RSS | Reading time: 5 minutes

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT CEU - Digital Archivist Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives Starting date: October 01, 2022 Application deadline: Open until filled Full- Or Part-Time: Full-Time Location: Budapest The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) at Central European University (CEU) based primarily in Budapest but with teaching tasks in Vienna, Austria invites applications for the Digital Archivist position. Blinken OSA is part of Central European University (www.ceu.edu), one of the most multinational graduate institutions in Europe, engaged primarily in the humanities and social sciences. Blinken OSA is a complex institution of memory that supports scholarship, is engaged in research, is the initiator of high visibility public programs, and manages the Archiv…

Literary Dublin in the Digital Archive

Source: News | Reading time: 3 minutes

Date:  13 Oct 2022 Location:  Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is delighted to be running a one-day symposium ‘Literary

Where did all those NSW articles go? Trove Newspapers Data Dashboard update!

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 1 minutes

I was looking at my Trove Newspapers Data Dashboard again last night trying to figure out why the number of newspaper articles from NSW seemed to have dropped by more than 700,000 since my harvesting began. It took me a while to figure out, but it seems that the search index was rebuilt on 31 May, and that caused some major shifts in the distribution of articles by state, as reported by the main result API. So the indexing of the articles changed, not the actual number of articles. Interestingly, the number of articles by state reported by the newspaper API doesn’t show the same fluctuations. This adds another layer of complexity to understanding how Trove changes over time. To try and document such things, I’ve added a ‘Significant events’ section to the Dashboard. I’ve also included a new ‘Total articles by publication state’ section that compares results from the result and newspaper APIs. This should make it easier to identify such issues in the future. Stay alert people – remember, search interfaces lie!

2022-07-28

New ADHO Communications Streams: A new website, newsletter, and podcast!

Source: News – Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations | Reading time: 2 minutes

We are so pleased to announce the launch of a new website for ADHO along with a newsletter and podcast! Built in WordPress, our new website features much of the same content from the previous website with some important updates and is designed with accessibility and usability as guiding principles. Perhaps most significantly, the site… Read More »New ADHO Communications Streams: A new website, newsletter, and podcast!

Professor Shreepali Patel

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Shreepali is Professor of Film & Screen, University of the Arts London, filmmaker and writer. A former BBC producer/director, her practice-led research is underpinned by 30 years of film and broadcast industry experience. She provides story consultancy and the development of new strategies and creative intervention to support the preservation of identity, culture and heritage and to surface

Catching up – some recent GLAM Workbench updates!

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 2 minutes

There’s been lots of small updates to the GLAM Workbench over the last couple of months and I’ve fallen behind in sharing details. So here’s an omnibus list of everything I can remember… Data Weekly harvests of basic Trove newspaper data continue, there’s now about three months worth. You can view a summary of the harvested data through the brand new Trove Newspaper Data Dashboard. The Dashboard is generated from a Jupyter notebook and is updated whenever there’s a new data harvest. There’s also weekly harvests of files digitised by the NAA, now 16 months worth of data. Updated harvest of Trove public tags (Zenodo) – includes 2,201,090 unique public tags added to 9,370,614 resources in Trove between August 2008 and July 2022. I’ve started moving other pre-harvested datasets out of the GLAM…

2022-07-27

Cindy Ma – Streaming to transgress: The racial politics of reactionary YouTubers and their audiences

Source: Digital Democracies Institute | Reading time: 4 minutes

This post was written by Carina Albrecht, PhD Candidate and Mellon-SFU fellow at the Digital Democracies Institute. On June 8, 2022, we had the pleasure of hosting Cindy Ma at … Cindy Ma – Streaming to transgress: The racial politics of reactionary YouTubers and their audiences Read More » Cindy Ma – Streaming to transgress: The racial politics of reactionary YouTubers and their audiences first appeared on Digital Democracies Institute.

Notice Re Repository Downtime

Source: News | Reading time: 2 minutes

In order to perform essential maintenance, the workspace on the DRI Repository will be offline between 8am and 10am Thursday 28th of July, 2022.

Open Call for Volunteers: Join the SSH Open Marketplace Editorial Board

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 3 minutes

Open Call for Volunteers: Join the SSH Open Marketplace Editorial Board The infrastructures behind the sustainability of the SSH Open Marketplace, CESSDA, DARIAH, and CLARIN are welcoming applications to appoint 7 to 10 volunteer moderators as members of the Editorial Board. The SSH Open Marketplace is a discovery portal which pools and contextualises resources for Social Sciences and Humanities research communities: tools, services, training materials, datasets, publications and workflows. The Editorial Team, liaising with the service providers and the end-users of the service (SSH researchers and support staff for researchers) ensures the technical running of operation, the effectiveness of the curation process and the editorial policy’s successful implementation. The Edito…

2022-07-26

Premier lauréat de la Bourse commémorative Stéfan Sinclair

Source: CSDH / SCHN | Reading time: 2 minutes

C’est avec grand plaisir que nous annonçons le premier lauréat de la bourse commémorative Stéfan Sinclair. Doctorant à l’université de Toronto, Arun Jacob a présenté au comité d’évaluation un dossier exceptionnel dans le domaine de la théorie critique des humanités numériques. Le comité tient à souligner la qualité de son projet de recherche, de ses […]

Announcing the First Stéfan Sinclair Memorial Scholarship

Source: CSDH / SCHN | Reading time: 2 minutes

It is with pleasure that we announce that Arun Jacob has been chosen to receive the first Stéfan Sinclair Memorial Scholarship. His doctoral project in critical digital humanities, his strong letters of recommendation, his explanation of financial need and research history made his application outstanding. Moreover, his position on using theoretical and technological tools to […]

Community Archive Scheme information session

Source: News | Reading time: 2 minutes

Date:  10 Oct 2022 Location:  Zoom This is a 30 minute information session for anyone interested in applying for DRI’s Community Archive Scheme. It will explain the benefits of the scheme, how to apply and how applications are judged.

2022-07-25

87th IFLA WLIC 2022

Source: Blog - IMPACT Centre of Competence | Reading time: 1 minutes

After three years without the opportunity to meet in person, IFLA WLIC is going once again for a physical conference.WLIC ... Read More The post 87th IFLA WLIC 2022 appeared first on IMPACT Centre of Competence.

Join the ADHO Executive Board and Committees

Source: News – Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations | Reading time: 5 minutes

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks nominations of committed individuals who would like to actively help further DH in all its breadth and diversity for the following volunteer positions: Deputy Treasurer (Incoming) Deputy Communications Officer Conference Coordinating Committee Deputy Chair (Incoming) Awards Committee Chair All of these positions have a global reach, but involve working closely with small, supportive groups of volunteers, including the ADHO Constituent Organization Board (COB), Executive Board (EB), and a variety of standing committees. We welcome nominations of people from any region of the world, and with a variety of levels of experience in the ADHO community. All terms will begin 1 September 2022. A description of the roles is below. Members …

Research Data Alliance Educational Videos Showcase

Source: News | Reading time: 3 minutes

Through the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Ireland national node, the Digital Repository of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland (NLI) collaborated on the production of a suite of educational videos on topics relating to digital cultural heritage, the research data lifecycle, Open Science, and the FAIR data principles of findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability.

DRI Virtual Coffee Morning: August

Source: News | Reading time: 2 minutes

Date:  31 Aug 2022 Location:  Zoom August’s coffee morning will be hosted by Niamh McCabe Senior Programme Manager for Grants for the RIA who will be discussing the range of grants that the RIA run throughout the year.

Join the ADHO Executive Board and Committees

Source: News – Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations | Reading time: 4 minutes

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks nominations of committed individuals who would like to actively help further DH in all its breadth and diversity for the following volunteer positions: Deputy Treasurer (Incoming) Deputy Communications Officer Conference Coordinating Committee Deputy Chair (Incoming) Awards Committee Chair All of these positions have a global reach, but… Read More »Join the ADHO Executive Board and Committees

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1634 – Plans of fortifications

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s Ms. Codex 1634, plans of fortifications for use at the royal academy of artillery and fortification founded in Turin in 1678, consisting entirely of figures of plans and elevations, some with landscape elements added in theContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1634 – Plans of fortifications"

DRI is Hiring - Junior Software Engineer

Source: News | Reading time: 3 minutes

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is hiring a Junior Software Engineer to contribute as part of our technical team based at Trinity College Dublin to support participation in the EU-funded EnrichEuropeana+ project and the Wellcome Trust-funded Archiving Reproductive Health project.

Library spaces in the campus of the future – RLUK Space event

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 5 minutes

The future of the research library is open and inclusive, while state-of-the-art technology is an integral part of the way services are developed and spaces are experienced. The potential of digital and remote technologies to facilitate collaboration and synergies around collections transforms the way these are accessed and used, facilitating scholarship and [...] The post Library spaces in the campus of the future – RLUK Space event appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

2022-07-24

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2022-07-21

More Incoming Executive Council Members

Source: The Association for Computers and the Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

The Association for Computers and the Humanities is pleased to announce two more incoming Executive Council members. They will be taking over the remaining terms of two representatives who had to step down! They are Pamella Lach and Jim McGrath. Their term will begin at the annual Executive Council meeting on July 27th, 2022. We are…Continue reading.

Call for papers: Historical documents and automatic text recognition

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 2 minutes

The open access, peer-reviewed Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities (JDMDH) is currently inviting paper submissions for its special issue, “Historical documents and automatic text recognition”. The special issue will bring together in one single volume several experiments, projects and reflections related to automatic text recognition on historical documents. Many projects now include automatic text acquisition […] The post Call for papers: Historical documents and automatic text recognition appeared first on dhCenter.

New Impact Story: Open Language Resources for Smarter AI

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

New Impact Story: Open Language Resources for Smarter AI     Watch Kaja Dobrovoljc's recent presentation at European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures See: https://www.esfri.eu read more 's 20th Anniversary Conference, in which she underlines the importance of open language resources for scientific advances, especially in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). She highlights CLARIN’s important contribution to the development of everyday applications such as search engines, machine translation and voice assistants. Read the full impact story here.  Karina Berger 21 July 2022

EPFL lab to digitize 1,000m2 ‘Swiss national treasure’

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 3 minutes

Sarah Kenderdine, head of the Laboratory for Experimental Museology, is leading the digitization and valorization of the Panorama of the Battle of Murten – a 100 x 10-meter work created in 1893 by German panorama painter Louis Braun – in an undertaking that promises to yield one of the largest digital images ever produced. The […] The post EPFL lab to digitize 1,000m2 ‘Swiss national treasure’ appeared first on dhCenter.

2022-07-20

In Memoriam: Scott Enderle

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 1 minutes

This special episode of the Price Lab Podcast is dedicated to our colleague and friend Scott Enderle who died on September 11, 2021. Scott was one of the DH Specialists associated with the Price Lab and a leading thinker and innovator in quantitative literary analysis. More importantly, he was simply one of the best people most of us knew. This episode combines some found audio of Scott talking about his work with thoughts and reflections from some of the people with whom he worked closely. Content Warning: This episode is very different from the others. It is quite sad at times and it deals with the death of a beloved member of our community, Scott Enderle. We were so lucky to get to work with Scott everyday at Penn but his presence loomed large in digital humanities and he had friends, fans, and collaborators all over the world. We're making this episode available for everyone but especially for those who knew and admired Scott. Podcast Season:  3 Podcast Episode:  14 Podcast Embed:  Podcast PubDate:  Wednesday, July 20, 2022

2022-07-19

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1632 – Hybrid dialogues

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s Ms. Codex 1632, a printed edition of John Minsheu’s Dialogos apazibles / Dialoghi piacevoli (Venice: Presso Giacomo Sarzina, 1626), dialogues in Spanish with parallel translations by Lorenzo Franciosini in Italian of 8 dialogues in a varietyContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1632 – Hybrid dialogues"

Assessing Attitudes Towards Wood in the Context of Family Habits: Potential for Reuse of Raw Data from a Questionnaire Survey

Source: Journal of Open Humanities Data Latest Articles | Reading time: 7 minutes

The dataset covers a statistically representative quantitative questionnaire survey conducted with 430 children with the aim of assessing their knowledge, habits and attitudes towards wood and trees. The goal of the study was to examine the variables that affect environmental awareness and the use of wood in the future. The dataset contains 430 rows (participants) and 49 columns (variables). Data has a reuse potential in the fields of childhood pedagogy and environmental education research but also opens new ways for demonstrating the formula of statistical representativeness or machine-learning analyses such as clustering techniques, associative learning, or decision trees. Published on 2022-07-18 11:59:04

2022-07-18

RLUK is seeking a Deputy Executive Director

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 4 minutes

RLUK is seeking a Deputy Executive Director. The Deputy Executive Director reports to the Executive Director and provides support for the Executive Director and RLUK Board in key areas of knowledge and expertise, with responsibility for delivery of aspects of the RLUK strategy. The Deputy Executive Director will support the Executive Director and the RLUK [...] The post RLUK is seeking a Deputy Executive Director appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

#DHd10: Der DHd bei RaDiHum20

Source: RaDiHum 20 | Reading time: 6 minutes

Der DHd, der Verband für digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum, wird 10 Jahre alt und das ist für uns ein Grund zu feiern. Mit diesem Post beteiligen wir uns darum an der Blogparade, zu der der Verband aufgerufen hat. Der DHd-Verband hat für uns eine ganz besondere Bedeutung, denn 2020 trafen wir – d.h. Lisa, […] Der Beitrag #DHd10: Der DHd bei RaDiHum20 erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

Second Round of EOSC Future/RDA Open Calls for Domain Ambassadors and Cross-Disciplinary Projects

Source: News | Reading time: 4 minutes

As part of the EOSC Future project, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) has issued two new open calls for Domain Ambassadors and Cross-disciplinary Adoption projects. These calls for proposals belong to a series of ‘RDA open calls’ supporting a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) that satisfies the FAIR data and resource management needs of Europe’s research communities. Applications are open until 15 September 2022 16.00 CEST, via the EOSC Future Grants Platform.

2022-07-17

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DHd

Source: Tagungen | Reading time: 3 minutes

HEUTE ist es soweit! Unter dem Motto "Der DHd-Verband feiert sein 10. Jubiläum - Ich feiere mit!" laden wir alle aus der #DH-community ein, die schönsten Erinnerungen aus den…

2022-07-16

2022-07-15

Sommerpause: Nächste Folge am 20. Oktober 2022

Source: RaDiHum 20 | Reading time: 2 minutes

Liebe Zuhörer:Innen! Wir machen von Juli bis September eine urlaubsbedingte Sommerpause, das heißt es wird erst wieder am 20. Oktober eine neue Folge RaDiHum20 geben. Um Euch die lange Zwischenzeit zu überbrücken, könnt Ihr gerne noch mal einen Blick in unseren Backlog werfen, wo bestimmt noch einige spannende Folgen zu finden sind, die Ihr noch […] Der Beitrag Sommerpause: Nächste Folge am 20. Oktober 2022 erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

2022-07-14

An introduction to the MorphoSource platform

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

In this workshop you will be introduced to the MorphoSource platform, which is a repository for researchers, curators, and everybody to find, view, download, and upload 3D scans and data of natural history, scientific specimens, and cultural objects. Contributions come from museums, researchers, scholars and specialists to share findings, increase impact, and improve access to

An introduction to Exhibit.so platform

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

In this workshop, you will learn about the various features of the exhibit.so platform, led by Ed Silverton, from Mnemoscene and introduced by Andy Corrigan from Cambridge Digital Library. Cambridge Digital Humanities (CDH) is working with Mnemoscene to develop a local instance of the Exhibit tool that will be available to University of Cambridge users.

A Conversation about Open Access to Online Collections

Source: News | Reading time: 9 minutes

In a new DRI blog, DRI Education and Outreach Manager Deborah Thorpe meets with DRI Digital Archivist Kevin Long,  Killian Downing of Dublin City University, and Rebecca O’Neill of Wikimedia Community Ireland, to explore different perspectives on open licences and how the licences depositors select affect the use and reuse of digital content.

Call for special issue for the Journal of Digital History: Digital Tools

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 3 minutes

This special issue of the Journal of Digital History, to be published in the fall of 2023, welcomes contributions that introduce and discuss digital toolkits for exploring historic source materials, be they sonic, textual, visual, or audiovisual, by October 31, 2022. In line with the journal’s publication standards, the toolkits should be open source and […] The post Call for special issue for the Journal of Digital History: Digital Tools appeared first on dhCenter.

Calling all Tasmanian historians – you can now save resources from Libraries Tasmania into Zotero!

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 1 minutes

I’ve created a Zotero translator for the Libraries Tasmania catalogue. Using it, you can save metadata and digital resources to your own research database with a single click. Libraries Tasmania actually has three catalogues rolled into one – the main library catalogue, the Archives catalogue, and the Names Index. The translator works across all three. Features include: Select and save items from a page of search results. Save individual items across the full range of formats. (By default, individual records in the catalogue open in a modal overlay. For Zotero to recognise the item you need to click on the Permalink button and open the record on a separate page.) Automatically download digital images and PDFs attached to records. This works when the record points to a particular page – it won’t download multiple images from a single link. However, if a record contains multiple links to digitised pages (such as the Convict records in the Names Index), you’ll get them all! Fields in the Archives catalogue and Name Index that don’t map to Zotero properties are saved as key/value pairs in Zotero’s ‘Extra’ field The translator is now included in the main Zotero repository so should install and update itself automatically. If the Zotero browser extension doesn’t seem to be detecting Libraries Tasmania items you can force an update by right clicking on the Zotero icon in your browser toolbar and clicking on Preferences > Advanced > Update translators. My work on this translator was not entirely altruistic – it’s going to be very useful in the Everyday Heritage project as Kate Bagnall and I try to bring together sources relating to Chinese heritage in Tasmania. But I’m also very happy to be able to update my spreadsheet of Zotero support in Australian GLAM organisations and put Libraries Tasmania in the green! #dhhacks

2022-07-13

Untitled

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

Updated dataset! Harvests of Trove list metadata from 2018, 2020, and 2022 are now available on Zenodo: doi.org/10.5281/z… Another addition to the growing collection of historical Trove data. #GLAMWorkbench

DH2022プレイベント SNS programming: Asian Diversity DHに5名を推薦しました

Source: Japanese Association for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 0 minutes

DH2022実行委員会がDH2022のプレイベントとして実施しているSNS programming: Asian Diversity DHに、JADHから以下の5名の方々を推薦いたしました。 西岡千文 このプレイベントは、大会の趣旨である Responding to Asian Diversityに乗っ取り、世界各地で活躍する、アジアに関するDHに取り組む研究者をTwitter及びWeibo上でショートビデオで紹介するものであり、DH研究者の選定にあたっては、世界各地のDH学会からの推薦に基づいています。以下のURLでこのショートビデオ群をご覧いただけますので、この機会にぜひ世界のアジア系DH研究に触れてみてください。 Asian Diversity DH on Twitter

2022-07-12

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1631 – Ostfriesland history

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s Ms. Codex 1631, a collection of printed and manuscript works concerning the history of Ostfriesland, primarily copies of official documents. It was compiled by Carl Oldenhove (Latinized form Carolus in inscription), Aurich, Germany, after 1718. AContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1631 – Ostfriesland history"

DRI Welcomes Dunkineely Community Ltd as a New Member

Source: News | Reading time: 3 minutes

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is delighted to announce that Dunkineely Community Ltd has joined DRI as our forty-first member. Formed in 2012, they are a non-profit organisation whose aim is to support and promote the Donegal communities of Dunkineely, Killaghtee, Bruckless and the wider surrounding localities.

DH@rts: New DH Website at KU Leuven Faculty of Arts

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 6 minutes

Are you wanting to stay up-to-date on all the DH-happenings at the KU Leuven Faculty of Arts? In addition to following the Scholarly Tales blog, you can also visit the Faculty’s new Digital Humanities website, DH@rts, which serves as a central portal for all the DH initiatives, support, resources, and trainings. If you are thinking of writing a project proposal incorporating DH aspects, are in the beginning stages of a new research project and exploring potential DH applications, or are...

New research experience has historical, legal focus

Source: Center for Digital Research in the Humanities | Reading time: 3 minutes

Image:  Link:  New research experience has historical, legal focus AD Banse examined the scrawled words on his screen and realized that after a few days of examining century-old documents, he was becoming more adept at deciphering the often faded, often perplexing handwriting and vernacular of the era. “I think there’s both a challenge, as well as a riveting aspect, to it,” Banse said. “The most challenging aspect has been understanding sometimes illegible writing.” What had him riveted was reading an enslaved person’s story from more than 50 pages of a habeas corpus petition. “There are moments while I’m working where I’m taken aback, when I remember these are true stories of people who had to combat very difficult traumas in their lives,” Banse said. Banse, a senior at St. Olaf C…

2022-07-11

Dispatches from the Place of Imminence by Svitlana Matviyenko, part 11

Source: Digital Democracies Institute | Reading time: 15 minutes

This was originally posted by Svitlana Matviyenko on the Institute of Network Cultures blog on July 9, 2022. May 30 – June 20, 2022 Salt disappeared. At the end of … Dispatches from the Place of Imminence by Svitlana Matviyenko, part 11 Read More » Dispatches from the Place of Imminence by Svitlana Matviyenko, part 11 first appeared on Digital Democracies Institute.

SpokenWeb Symposium 2023 Call for Papers

Source: CSDH / SCHN | Reading time: 3 minutes

The SpokenWeb Research Network (www.spokenweb.ca)  is hosting the 2023 SpokenWeb Research Symposium at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada from May 1-3, 2023. We invite those from inside and outside the Network who engage with sound in their research and/or creative practice to submit paper or panel proposals that respond to the conference theme: […]

LURN: Luxembourg Ukrainian Researcher Network / Мережа українських дослідників в Люксембурзі

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 2 minutes

English version below Iнавгураційний колоквіум нашої комюніті LURN (Luxembourg Ukrainian Researcher Network) відбудеться 1 серпня 2022 з 9 до 17 години в університеті Люксембургу на кампусі Бельваль за адресою 11 Porte des Sciences, L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette (номер аудиторії буде повідомлений зареєстрованим учасникам додатково). Метою є розвиток співпраці між науковими спільнотами Люксембургу та України через побудову мереж серед вчених з України, а також створення перспектив сталого співробітництва у майбутньому. Колоквіум організують вчені Центру новітньої та цифрової історії (C²DH) професор Мартен Дюрінг та старший науковий співробітник  Інна Гэншоу-Левандович, а також фасілітатор досліджень  Марина Лоран з факультету гуманітарних, соціальних та педагогічних наук (FHSE) університету Люкс…

Bringing cultural archives to life

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 4 minutes

Whether it’s jazz recordings, concert footage, photographs or interviews, EPFL researchers are applying machine learning and digital museology techniques to archives of cultural data to achieve new artistic and creative experiences. Though the word ‘archive’ often connotes endless shelves of undisturbed books or film canisters, modern digitization techniques have made cultural archives more accessible as […] The post Bringing cultural archives to life appeared first on dhCenter.

Digital Humanities Intern – Heide

Source: Digital Humanities at Exeter | Reading time: 4 minutes

Hi, I’m Heide, a second year English Undergraduate. I first encountered the Exeter Digital Humanities Lab during the Festival of Discovery after my first year, but I had already unconsciously experienced Digital Humanities throughout my degree, through online resources such as EEBO (Early English Books Online), The Hardy Correspondents and many other archive websites that […]

2022-07-10

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Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

Updated dataset! Details of 2,201,090 unique public tags added to 9,370,614 resources in Trove between August 2008 and July 2022. Useful for exploring folksonomies, and the way people organise and use massive online resources like Trove. doi.org/10.5281/z…

2022-07-09

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Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

Ok, I’ve created a Zenodo community for datasets documenting changes in the content and structure of Trove. Lots more to add… zenodo.org/communiti…

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Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

Coz I love making work for myself, I’ve started pulling datasets out of #GLAMWorkbench code repos & creating new data repos for them. This way they’ll have their own version histories in Zenodo. Here’s the first: github.com/GLAM-Work…

2022-07-08

Looking for DH Jobs in London 2022

Source: UCLDH Blog | Reading time: 3 minutes

My postgraduate digital humanities students are working away diligently on their dissertations, but understandably they’ve also got one eye on what might come next. For most of them, that means a transition into the world of work. With a great set of interdisciplinary skills, the ability to talk tech, and an aptitude for humanistic ways […]

DRI Welcomes OS200 as a New Member

Source: News | Reading time: 3 minutes

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is delighted to announce that the all-Ireland research project, OS200: Digitally Re-Mapping Ireland’s Ordnance Survey Heritage, has joined DRI as our fortieth member

Humanity and technology: In conversation with Jo Guldi

Source: Living with Machines | Reading time: 2 minutes

Living with Machines invites you to join us for two events with Professor Jo Guldi, where you will hear first hand from one of the world’s leading digital humanists. During this event, you will get insights into recently published historical research on global land rights and land reform and understand more about how the humanities […]

2022-07-07

Call for Open Volunteer Positions

Source: CAA International | Reading time: 1 minutes

The CAA is looking for volunteers to help fill Outreach, Editorial Board, Ethics, and Scientific Committee positions. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. If you are interested, please look at the details in … Continue reading →

Call for Open ESC Positions

Source: CAA International | Reading time: 1 minutes

The Secretary and Membership Secretary positions are up for election. Both current officers are willing to stand for another term. If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please consult the attached pdf and contact the CAA … Continue reading →

Recap: Zotero workshop and plugin recommendations

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 7 minutes

Recap Zotero workshop On the 16th of June the Artes Research team joined forces with the research support services from the Faculty of Law to help PhD researchers get started with Zotero, a free online reference manager. The session was a success with an attendance of around 30 researchers, who were all eager to dive into the world of reference management. We kicked off the workshop with an introduction to the basic functionalities of Zotero. Nele Noppe of the Artes...

Call: Journal of Visual Culture Early Career Researcher Prize

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 2 minutes

The International Association for Visual Culture and the Journal of Visual Culture are inviting submissions for its Early Career Researcher Prize by November 1, 2022. The Journal of Visual Culture is an international, refereed journal and is published three times a year – April, August and December – by SAGE Publications. The Journal welcomes provocative, […] The post Call: Journal of Visual Culture Early Career Researcher Prize appeared first on dhCenter.

2022-07-05

LIBER 2022

Source: Blog - IMPACT Centre of Competence | Reading time: 1 minutes

Held in late June or early July, the conference brings library directors and their staff together for three days of ... Read More The post LIBER 2022 appeared first on IMPACT Centre of Competence.

Call for Applications: Ph.D. Fellowships in Digital Visual Studies

Source: ALLC RSS | Reading time: 3 minutes

25 Sep 2022 - 00:00 Call for Applications: Ph.D. Fellowships in Digital Visual Studies The Max Planck Society (MPG) and the University of Zurich (UZH) invite applications for interdisciplinary predoctoral fellowships in the field of Digital Visual Studies (DVS) for a duration of 1+2 years. The program is part of a 5-year cross-institutional Digital Humanities research project funded by the MPG, supported by the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History (BHMPI) and collaborating with the Swiss Art Research Infrastructure (SARI) and the UZH Digital Society Initiative (DSI).  The fellows will carry out cutting-edge multidisciplinary research at the intersection of Art and Architectural History and Computer Science in a program specifically designed to tackle the curre…

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1630 – Rhetorica ad Herennium

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to University of Pennsylvania Library’s Ms. Codex 1630, an early Renaissance commentary on most of the Rhetorica ad Herennium, a 15th-century copy of a systematic treatise on rhetoric composed in the first century B.C. and frequently attributed to CiceroContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1630 – Rhetorica ad Herennium"

HistorEsch à la Nuit de la Culture - Contraste

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

Rejoignez HistorEsch pour redécouvrir les histoires cachées de votre quartier! Avec vos histoires et vos souvenirs, nous allons créer une exposition d’objets de famille, une carte interactive des lieux du passé eschois, et une fresque historique inspirée de vieilles photos et d’histoires du quartier. Le programme complet de la Nuit de la Culture est disponible sur nuitdelaculture.lu.   Samedi, 16 juillet 2022 de 18h00 à minuit Place de la frontière - Route Lentz – Iko  16 July 2022 Public history Public History as the New Citizen Science of the Past (PHACS) Public History Regional history Outreach Published Hide image in content detail

2022-07-04

Re-do, re-,make, re-imagine

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

Experience a mesmerizing magic lantern performance, the optical illusions of the Kinora motion picture viewer and the astonishing sound of a giant 3D-printed exponential gramophone horn. During this special Forum Z event we will dive into the world of Experimental Media Archaeology and the power of object-based re-enactment on the historical imagination.   Programme: Aleksander Kolkowski: Auxetophone and Stentorphone air-amplified gramophones (ca. 1908-1921), live demonstration of original and replica models using a newly-built, giant exponential gramophone horn based on a design from 1929. Tim van der Heijden: Kinora motion picture viewing technology (ca. 1907), live demonstration of original and replica models, and screening of 9.5mm reels with a Pathé-Baby film projector (ca. 1924) on an original projection screen. Karin Bienek & Ludwig Vogl-Bienek (illuminago): ‘Magische Lichtspiele' - Magic Lantern Show with gramophone accompaniment by Aleksander Kolkowski. The demonstrations are followed a drinks reception.   Wednesday, 7 September 2022 18.00 - 20.00 Kulturfabrik 116, rue de Luxembourg L-4221 Esch-sur-Alzette Languages: English and German. Free entrance. For organisational reasons, we appreciate prior registration via Eventbrite.     Privacy notice. 7 September 2022 mediaarcheology https://www.c2dh.uni.lu/sites/default/files/styles/full_width/public/forum_z_dema_2_web.png?itok=OKxTAHB6 Digital history & historiography Experimental media archaeology Media history ForumZ Doing Experimental Media Archaeology (DEMA): Practice & Theory Dive into the world of Experimental Media Archaeology and the power of object-based re-enactment on the historical imagination! Klazina Blijleven Hide image in content detail

Open Access Monographs: Making Mandates Reality event

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 4 minutes

This event, hosted by COPIM and RLUK, facilitated a sector-wide conversation on OA monographs in the context of the UK’s policy landscape. Expert panels of speakers from the library, publishing and policy worlds outlined the current state-of-play and discuss how we can move to meet the imminent OA mandates from cOAlition S/Plan S in [...] The post Open Access Monographs: Making Mandates Reality event appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

TEI-C 2022 elections: call for nominations

Source: TEI: Text Encoding Initiative | Reading time: 2 minutes

The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C) invites nominations for election to the TEI-C Board and the TEI Technical Council. The following positions are vacant and up for election: TEI-C  Board 1 member (for a 3-year term) TEI Technical Council 3 members (for a 3-year term) Please submit your nominations to the TEI-C Board Nominating Committee […]

Digital Humanities Intern – Maya

Source: Digital Humanities at Exeter | Reading time: 3 minutes

What a year! I have loved working at the Digital Humanities Lab over my third year at Exeter – I have had the opportunity to try so many different activities and have seen a side of the History Faculty and Department I would not normally get to experience as a student. Most enlightening has been […]

2022-07-01

Open Educational Resources in the UK

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 13 minutes

I was recently asked to speak at the sherif event Open Educational Resources: a viable solution? I took the opportunity to look back at the headline history of OER advocacy and activity internationally with a view to see how these might inform the future of OERs in the UK. As a long-term [...] The post Open Educational Resources in the UK appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

DRI Virtual Coffee Morning: July

Source: News | Reading time: 2 minutes

Date:  27 Jul 2022 Location:  Zoom July’s coffee morning will take place on Wednesday 27 of July at 10.00 am for forty-five minutes. This extended coffee morning will be hosted by DRI members Joe Lee (Joe Lee Community Films), and Emma Bowell (Cork Community Media Hub) who will be discussing the digital preservation of audio-visual material.

2022-06-30

Dimensions of Darwin

Source: CDH | Reading time: 3 minutes

Over his lifetime, Charles Darwin generated an enormous written archive and amassed a wide array of specimens and objects. Much of this is now housed amongst the various collections at the University of Cambridge. Cambridge University Library houses an archive of Darwin’s personal and scientific manuscripts that occupy sixty linear metres of shelving. Work is

Éducation et formation : inclusion, numérique et bien-être

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 2 minutes

Trois congrès internationaux dans le domaine de l’éducation et de la formation, habituellement organisés de façon indépendante, seront réuni à l’Université de Lausanne en septembre 2022 lors de la semaine internationale de l’éducation et de la formation (SIEF). Le format de cet événement vise à favoriser le dialogue entre les différentes disciplines, institutions et espaces […] The post Éducation et formation : inclusion, numérique et bien-être appeared first on dhCenter.

Dimensions of Darwin

Source: Blog - CDH | Reading time: 3 minutes

Over his lifetime, Charles Darwin generated an enormous written archive and amassed a wide array of specimens and objects. Much of this is now housed amongst the various collections at the University of Cambridge. Cambridge University Library houses an archive of Darwin’s personal and scientific manuscripts that occupy sixty linear metres of shelving. Work is […] The post Dimensions of Darwin first appeared on CDH.

IARLA – The Great Resignation era: attracting and retaining library talent

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 5 minutes

IARLA (ARL, CARL, CAUL, LIBER and RLUK) hosted an online event on 14 June 2022 on the Great Resignation. Over 100 individuals attended from Australia, Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. In a wide-ranging discussion, panelists and delegates shared their views and opinions regarding the talent crunch for research libraries, how [...] The post IARLA – The Great Resignation era: attracting and retaining library talent appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

Égalité de genre et transformation numérique

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 2 minutes

Le projet “Égalité de genre et transformation numérique” est le fruit d’une collaboration entre le Bureau de l’égalité de l’UNIL, le Bureau de l’égalité de l’EPFL, la HES-SO, la HEG-FR, le dhCenter UNIL-EPFL et l’association StrukturELLE. Il est soutenu par Swissuniversities, dans le cadre du programme de financement de projets P7 “Diversité, inclusion et égalité […] The post Égalité de genre et transformation numérique appeared first on dhCenter.

2022-06-29

How to write a new and attractive History of Belgium 2.0 or 3.0?

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

My new research project on the writing a new history of Belgium in a digital world has 3 components: A theoretical part on the content and structure of a new history based on the analysis and comparison of existing public histories of Belgium, Wallonia, Flanders and Ostbelgien. The methodology is based on both qualitative and quantitative discourse analysis. An empirical part aiming at investigating the current representations of Belgium (basic narratives and factual knowledge) as well as the expectations in terms of themes, values and media for a 200(0) year history of Belgium among young Flemish, Walloon, Brussels and German-speaking Belgians. A practical part focused on developing adequate communication tools on Belgian history in the digital age.   Wednesday, 7 July 2022 14.00 - 15.00 C²DH Open Space and Webex If you wish to participate, please send an e-mail to vanessa.napolitano@uni.lu to receive the link - or simply join us in person.     6 July 2022 Public history Digital history & historiography Digital hermeneutics Digital methods Methodology Public History Research seminars Published Hide image in content detail

2022-06-28

Jonathan Beller – Poetry Against Calamity: Decolonial Ecography and Post-Capitalist Economic Media

Source: Digital Democracies Institute | Reading time: 4 minutes

This post was written by Anthony Burton, PhD Candidate and researcher at the Digital Democracies Institute, on the Beyond Verification:Authenticity and the Spread of Mis/Disinformation project. Dr. Jonathan Beller, Professor in … Jonathan Beller – Poetry Against Calamity: Decolonial Ecography and Post-Capitalist Economic Media Read More » Jonathan Beller – Poetry Against Calamity: Decolonial Ecography and Post-Capitalist Economic Media first appeared on Digital Democracies Institute.

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Identifying Themes and Topics in Archives Using Gale Digital Scholar Lab

Source: Digital Humanities posts covering new technology and developments | Reading time: 5 minutes

│By Sarah L. Ketchley, Senior Digital Humanities Specialist│ Getting to grips with the scope and content of a digital primary source archive held by an institution’s library can be daunting, particularly if the archive consists of thousands of documents in a variety of formats. For an individual researcher, the task of sifting through vast quantities ... Read more The post Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Identifying Themes and Topics in Archives Using Gale Digital Scholar Lab appeared first on The Gale Review.

2025 rare books for Louvain 2025

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 5 minutes

In 2025, it will be 600 years since a university was founded in Leuven, the forerunner of today’s KU Leuven. In anticipation to these festivities, KU Leuven Libraries, in collaboration with UCLouvain, is putting its academic collection in the spotlight. Thanks to the efforts of the past months and years, images of 2025 rare books published by Leuven professors have now been uploaded to the Lovaniensia platform. However, this enormous growth – in May 2020, about 400 works were available...

2022-06-27

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Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

Ahead of my session at #OzHA2022 tomorrow, I’ve updated the NAA section of the #GLAMWorkbench. Come along to find out how to harvest file details, digitsed images, and PDFs, from a search in RecordSearch! github.com/GLAM-Work…

Introducing… Kalle Westerling

Source: Living with Machines | Reading time: 3 minutes

We’ve asked each member of the Living with Machines team to introduce themselves in their initial blog post. What’s your name? Kalle Westerling. What’s your background? Prior to working with Living with Machines, I completed my PhD in Theatre and Performance at the City University of New York (CUNY). My academic interest lies in the […]

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1629 – Commentaria ad Rehtoricam

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 4 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s Ms. Codex 1629, an early Renaissance commentary on most of the Rhetorica ad Herennium, the earliest comprehensive Latin treatise on rhetoric, attributed to Cicero throughout the Middle Ages. It was written in Italy in 1342 (accordingContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1629 – Commentaria ad Rehtoricam"

Cornell University : 2023-24 Society for the Humanities Fellowships

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 3 minutes

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the 2023-24 theme of Crossing. Up to six Fellows will be appointed. The fellowships are held for one academic year. Each Society Fellow will receive $56,000. “Crossing begins by opening a possibility: to meet or to pass by, […] The post Cornell University : 2023-24 Society for the Humanities Fellowships appeared first on dhCenter.

Digital Humanities Intern – Isabel

Source: Digital Humanities at Exeter | Reading time: 3 minutes

Hi, I’m Isabel, a second-year history student and intern at the Digital Humanities Lab.   I have been interested in the Digital Humanities Lab since my first open day before coming to Exeter. What inspired me was the idea that modern technology could expand our understanding of history and build on our current knowledge of the […]

2022-06-26

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Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

55,633 items digitised by the National Archives of Australia last week. Including: Bonegilla name index cards (A2751 & A2752): +42,434 CMF Personnel Dossiers (B884): +10,150 Aust Women’s Land Army personnel cards (C610): +961 github.com/wragge/na…

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55,633 items digitised by the National Archives of Australia last week. Including: Bonegilla name index cards (A2751 & A2752): +42,434 CMF Personnel Dossiers (B884): +10,150 Aust Women’s Land Army personnel cards (C610): +961 github.com/wragge/na…

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55,633 items digitised by the National Archives of Australia last week. Including: Bonegilla name index cards (A2751 & A2752): +42,434 CMF Personnel Dossiers (B884): +10,150 Aust Women’s Land Army personnel cards (C610): +961 github.com/wragge/na…

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55,633 items digitised by the National Archives of Australia last week. Including: Bonegilla name index cards (A2751 & A2752): +42,434 CMF Personnel Dossiers (B884): +10,150 Aust Women’s Land Army personnel cards (C610): +961 github.com/wragge/na…

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55,633 items digitised by the National Archives of Australia last week. Including: Bonegilla name index cards (A2751 & A2752): +42,434 CMF Personnel Dossiers (B884): +10,150 Aust Women’s Land Army personnel cards (C610): +961 github.com/wragge/na…

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55,633 items digitised by the National Archives of Australia last week. Including: Bonegilla name index cards (A2751 & A2752): +42,434 CMF Personnel Dossiers (B884): +10,150 Aust Women’s Land Army personnel cards (C610): +961 github.com/wragge/na…

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Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

Newspapers added to Trove last week Freelance (WA) The Standard (WA) Berrigan Advocate (NSW) Baileys Sporting & Dramatic Weekly (WA) Farmers’ Weekly (WA) Harvey-Waroona Mail (WA) W.A. Family Sphere (WA) Coonabarabran Times (NSW) github.com/wragge/tr…

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Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

Noticed that QueryPic was having a problem with some date queries. Should be fixed in the latest release of the Trove Newspapers section of the #GLAMWorkbench: glam-workbench.net/trove-new… #maintenance #researchinfrastructure

2022-06-25

Bearing a Bag-of-Tales: An Open Corpus of Annotated Folktales for Reproducible Research

Source: Journal of Open Humanities Data Latest Articles | Reading time: 19 minutes

Motifs in folktales and myths have been identified and articulated by scholars, and the computational identification and discovery of such motifs is an area of ongoing research. Achieving this goal means meeting scientific requirements (that methods be comparable and replicable) and requirements for collaboration (that multi-disciplinary teams can reliably access data). To support those requirements, access to consistent reference datasets is needed. Unfortunately, these datasets are not openly available in a format that supports their use in data science. Here we report work in progress toward this goal, having converted the Ashliman Folktexts collection into a public dataset of annotated tale texts. The data can be accessed at doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6575263. Published on 2022-06-24 11:47:11

2022-06-24

Le projet Lausanne Time Machine dans le 19h30 de la RTS

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 1 minutes

Frédéric Kaplan et Isabella di Leonardo, tout deux membres du dhCenter, interviennent dans un excellent reportage de la RTS sur le projet Lausanne Time Machine, présenté lors des DHdays 2022. “Un projet de l’EPFL et de l’UNIL mêlant patrimoine historique et intelligence artificielle montre Lausanne telle qu’elle était au XVIIe siècle.” Le reportage, diffusé dans […] The post Le projet Lausanne Time Machine dans le 19h30 de la RTS appeared first on dhCenter.

Scènes numériques. Anthologie critique d’écrits et d’entretiens d’artistes

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 2 minutes

S’inscrivant dans la problématique actuelle des frontières entre l’humain et le technologique, cette anthologie rassemble des écrits d’artistes, ainsi que des entretiens de metteurs en scène et performeurs travaillant avec la technologie numérique. Dirigée par Izabella Pluta (Centre d’études théâtrales), Scènes numériques réunit 65 contributions groupées en sept parties consacrées au temps, à l’espace, à […] The post Scènes numériques. Anthologie critique d’écrits et d’entretiens d’artistes appeared first on dhCenter.

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Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

The Trove Newspapers section of the #GLAMWorkbench has been updated! Voilá was causing a problem in QueryPic, stopping results from being downloaded. A package update did the trick! Everything now updated & tested. glam-workbench.net/trove-new…

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Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

Some more #GLAMWorkbench maintenance – this app to download a high-res page images from Trove newspapers now doesn’t require an API key if you have a url, & some display problems have been fixed. trove-newspaper-apps.herokuapp.com/voila/ren…

2022-06-23

SFU researchers receive over $6 million to tackle online disinformation, foster data fluencies

Source: Digital Democracies Institute | Reading time: 3 minutes

Simon Fraser University has received $6.22 million (CAD) from the Mellon Foundation to support an effort to counter the impacts of discriminatory online misinformation and algorithms, and foster more just … SFU researchers receive over $6 million to tackle online disinformation, foster data fluencies Read More » SFU researchers receive over $6 million to tackle online disinformation, foster data fluencies first appeared on Digital Democracies Institute.

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Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

The Trove Newspaper and Gazette Harvester section of the #GLAMWorkbench has been updated! No major changes to notebooks, just lots of background maintenance stuff such as updating packages, testing, linting notebooks etc. glam-workbench.net/trove-har…

CLARIN at LREC: Thursday 23

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

CLARIN at LREC: Thursday 23 You can see today's CLARIN presence at LREC2022 below. To consult the full schedule of CLARIN's presence at LREC2022 click here.  Day 3, Thursday 23 June   9:30 - 10:50 (Salle 120)   Session O31: Document Classification, Text Categorisation Chair: Volk, Martin  HeLI-OTS, Off-the-shelf Language Identifier for Text (Tommi Jauhiainen, Heidi Jauhiainen, Krister Lindén) 9:50 - 10:10 (Salle 92)   Session O32: Lexicon and WordNet  Towards the Construction of a WordNet for Old English (Fahad Khan, Francisco J. Minaya Gómez, Rafael Cruz González, Harry Diakoff, Javier E. Diaz Vera, John P. McCrae, Ciara O'Loughlin, William Michael Short and Sander Stolk) 15:15 - 16:35 (Poster Area 2)   Session: P38 Less-Resourced Languages (2)  Latvian National Corpora Collection – Korpuss.lv. (Baiba Saulite, Roberts Darģis, Normunds Gruzitis, Ilze Auzina, Kristīne Levāne-Petrova, Lauma Pretkalniņa, Laura Rituma, Peteris Paikens, Arturs Znotins, Laine Strankale, Kristīne Pokratniece, Ilmārs Poikāns, Guntis Barzdins, Inguna Skadiņa, Anda Baklāne and Valdis Saulespurēns) 15:35 - 15:55 (Salle 120)   Session O37: Anaphora and Coreference CorefUD 1.0: Coreference Meets Universal Dependencies (Anna Nedoluzhko, Michal Novák, Martin Popel, Zdeněk Žabokrtský, Amir Zeldes and Daniel Zeman)   Elisa Gorgaini 23 June 2022

2022-06-22

Dispatches from the Place of Imminence by Svitlana Matviyenko, part 9

Source: Digital Democracies Institute | Reading time: 11 minutes

This was originally posted by Svitlana Matviyenko on the Institute of Network Cultures blog on May 10, 2022. April 13 – May 8, 2022 If you do not know Russian or if … Dispatches from the Place of Imminence by Svitlana Matviyenko, part 9 Read More » Dispatches from the Place of Imminence by Svitlana Matviyenko, part 9 first appeared on Digital Democracies Institute.

Photography at the DH Lab

Source: Digital Humanities at Exeter | Reading time: 5 minutes

Here at the Digital Humanities Lab, we are called upon to photograph a wide range of objects, which means we often have to come up with creative ways to position them our lab copystands. I have recently been working on digitising a set of bound letters, for which I am using the 150MP camera in […]

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Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

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CLARIN Newsflash June 2022 is out!

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

CLARIN Newsflash June 2022 is out! Every month, CLARIN publishes a newsflash with an overview of what has been happening at CLARIN, the national consortia, etc. Read the most recent CLARIN Newsflash: June 2022 here Subscribing to it is the ideal way of staying informed. Subscribe here Past issues of the CLARIN newsflash You are welcome to submit a news item with CLARIN-related news (or call for papers, event announcement). You can do so by following the submission guidelines as described on the Newsflash page. Elisa Gorgaini 22 June 2022

Anuncio del grupo de trabajo de inclusión interseccional de la ADHO

Source: News – Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations | Reading time: 2 minutes

English | Italiano El Grupo de trabajo de inclusión interseccional de ADHO (inicialmente el Grupo de trabajo contra el racismo) surge de una necesidad directa y apremiante de abordar las desigualdades sistémicas dentro de ADHO y la comunidad relacionada con sus actividades.* Dichas desigualdades incluyen, entre otros factores, raza, clase, género, (dis)capacidad, casta, tribu, sexualidad,… Read More »Anuncio del grupo de trabajo de inclusión interseccional de la ADHO

2022-06-21

CLARIN at LREC2022: Wednesday 22

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CLARIN at LREC2022: Wednesday 22  You can see today's CLARIN presence at LREC2022 below. To consult the full schedule of CLARIN's presence at LREC2022 click here. 9:30 - 10:50 (Poster Area 2)   Session P14: Corpora and Annotation (2)   Chair: Ogrodniczuk, Maciej ALIGNMEET: A Comprehensive Tool for Meeting Annotation, Alignment, and Evaluation (Peter Polák, Muskaan Singh, Anna Nedoluzhko and Ondřej Bojar) Spoken Language Treebanks in Universal Dependencies: an Overview (Kaja Dobrovoljc) 11:10 - 12:30 (Poster Area 1)   Session P18: Corpora and Annotation (3)   Evolving Large Text Corpora: Four Versions of the Icelandic Gigaword Corpus (Starkaður Barkarson, Steinþór Steingrímsson, Hildur Hafsteinsdóttir) 15:15 - 16:35 (Poster Area 2)   Session P22: Lexicons (2)   Chair: Yildiz, Olcay Taner Constructing a Lexical Resource of Russian Derivational Morphology (Lukáš Kyjánek, Olga Lyashevskaya, Anna Nedoluzhko, Daniil Vodolazsky and Zdeněk Žabokrtský) 15:15 - 16:35 (Poster Area 2)   Session P26: Dialogue and Conversational Systems (2) ELITR Minuting Corpus: A Novel Dataset for Automatic Minuting from Multi-Party Meetings in English and Czech (Anna Nedoluzhko, Muskaan Singh, Marie Hledíková, Tirthankar Ghosal and Ondřej Bojar) 15:15 - 16:35 (Poster Area 2)   Session: P24 - Evaluation and Validation Methodologies (2)   Chair: Zeldes, Amir Quality and Efficiency of Manual Annotation: Pre-annotation Bias 16:55 - 18:35 (Poster Area 1) Session P27: Corpora and Annotation (4)   Chair: Pęzik, Piotr   The Bulgarian Event Corpus: Overview and Initial NER Experiments (Petya Osenova, Kiril Simov, Iva Marinova and Melania Berbatova) Elisa Gorgaini 21 June 2022

CLARIN at LREC2022: Tuesday 21

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

CLARIN at LREC2022: Tuesday 21 You can see today's CLARIN presence at LREC2022 below. To consult the full schedule of CLARIN's presence at LREC2022 click here.   11:40- 13:00 (Poster Area 1)    Session P1: Language Resource Infrastructures and Policy issues. Chair: Labropoulou, Penny Language Technologies for the Creation of Multilingual Terminologies. Lessons Learned from the SSHOC Project (Federica Gamba, Francesca Frontini, Daan Broeder and Monica Monachini)  15:15 - 16:35 (Auditorium) Session O5: Language Resource Policies and Management. Chair: Di Persio, Denise, Co-Chair: Frontini, Francesca  Ethical Issues in Language Resources and Language Technology – A Tentative Categorisation (Paweł Kamocki and Andreas Witt)  16:55 - 18:15 (Poster Area 1) Session P12: Evaluation and Validation Methodologies (1) Chair: Refaee, Eshrag Ali A. The Subject Annotations of the Danish Parliament Corpus (2009-2017) - Evaluation with Automatic Multi-label Classification. (Costanza Navarretta and Dorte Haltrup Hansen)   Elisa Gorgaini 21 June 2022

2022-06-20

Understanding the application of Transkribus in research

Source: READ-COOP | Reading time: 8 minutes

By Joe Nockels, University of Edinburgh As part of his PhD research at the University of Edinburgh and National Library of Scotland (NLS), Joe Nockels underwent a systematic review of […] The post Understanding the application of Transkribus in research appeared first on READ-COOP.

Understanding the application of Transkribus in research

Source: READ-COOP | Reading time: 8 minutes

By Joe Nockels, University of Edinburgh, j.h.nockels@104246 As part of his PhD research at the University of Edinburgh and National Library of Scotland (NLS), Joe Nockels underwent a systematic review […] The post Understanding the application of Transkribus in research appeared first on READ-COOP.

Manuscript Monday: LJS 311 – Medical Texts

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 5 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 311, a collection of two Arabic medical texts translated into Hebrew, written in Italy in the 15th century. This manuscript contains books 1-3 and the beginning of Book 4 of Avicenna’s 11th-century comprehensive medical work,Continue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 311 – Medical Texts"

New Impact Story: Navigating the GDPR with Innovative Educational Materials

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

New Impact Story: Navigating the GDPR with Innovative Educational Materials This latest impact story showcases the project ‘Privacy in Research: Asking the Right Questions’, an engaging response to the challenges faced by researchers working with sensitive data. Commended as best practice by the Council of Europe, the project team has developed a portfolio of modular and interactive educational materials designed to help researchers and students navigate the maze of privacy concerns when embarking on research involving personal data covered by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  The project is important in the context of open science and the FAIR principles, as it facilitates the responsible sharing and reuse of data that is relevant for a range of research areas, as well as clinical applications, artificial intelligence and education more widely.   Read the full impact story here: https://www.clarin.eu/impact-stories/navigating-gdpr-bringing-agency-research-communities Karina Berger 20 June 2022

RaDiHum20 spricht mit dem DHd-Vorstand über Community-Management

Source: RaDiHum 20 | Reading time: 4 minutes

Für unsere heutige Folge haben wir Evelyn Gius (Technische Universität Darmstadt), Lars Wieneke (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, Universität Luxemburg) und Christof Schöch (Universität Trier) aus dem Vorstand des DHd-Verbandes zu Gast – dem größten Verband für die digitalen Geisteswissenschaften im deutschsprachigen Raum. Mit unseren drei Gästen haben wir über das Thema Community-Management […] Der Beitrag RaDiHum20 spricht mit dem DHd-Vorstand über Community-Management erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

RaDiHum20 spricht mit dem DHd-Vorstand über Community-Management

Source: RaDiHum 20 | Reading time: 4 minutes

Für unsere heutige Folge haben wir Evelyn Gius (Technische Universität Darmstadt), Lars Wieneke (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, Universität Luxemburg) und Christof Schöch (Universität Trier) aus dem Vorstand des DHd-Verbandes zu Gast – dem größten Verband für die digitalen Geisteswissenschaften im deutschsprachigen Raum. Mit unseren drei Gästen haben wir über das Thema Community-Management […] Der Beitrag RaDiHum20 spricht mit dem DHd-Vorstand über Community-Management erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

2022-06-19

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Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

Main changes to individual Trove newspapers last week: +19,862 articles in Daily News (WA) See: github.com/wragge/tr…

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Changes to Trove newspapers last week: +86,761 articles See: github.com/wragge/tr…

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42,472 files were digitised by the National Archives of Australia last week. 36,238 of these were migrant registration cards from Bonegilla (A2571 & A2572). Here’s a screenshot of the top twenty series. More info: github.com/wragge/na…

2022-06-17

Rahtz Prize for Ingenuity 2022 — Call for nominations and self-submissions

Source: TEI: Text Encoding Initiative | Reading time: 2 minutes

The TEI Consortium created the Rahtz Prize for TEI Ingenuity in memory of Sebastian Rahtz, who contributed significantly to the TEI infrastructure. The award is intended to honour Sebastian’s noteworthy technical and philosophical contributions to the TEI, and to encourage innovation in the TEI community. The Rahtz Prize for TEI Ingenuity is awarded to an […]

The Charles Translator for Ukraine: A development by LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

The Charles Translator for Ukraine: A development by LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ The automatic translator for Czech and Ukrainian, recently developed at the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (ÚFAL) of Charles University, is now also available as a mobile application for Android. Users can download the Charles Translator for Ukraine app free of charge from the Google Play store.  The translator was developed with support of the LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ, and runs on the LINDAT technical infrastructure. It was developed in record time after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent wave of refugees into the Czech Republic, and it has been freely available for non-commercial purposes since mid-March at https://translator.cuni.cz. The web service has logged almost a quarter of a million hits in April, which, together with the demand from owners of smart mobile devices running Android, has triggered the development of a mobile application.  The application allows translation between Czech and Ukrainian in both audio and text form, and phonetic transcriptions between Latin and Cyrillic are available for translations.  The release of the mobile application is a significant event in the historical context of research and development of machine translation at the ÚFAL and also at LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ. The importance of this moment was enhanced by the introduction of the new name of the Czech-Ukrainian translation system Charles Translator for Ukraine, thereby subscribing to the brand name Charles University. With the addition of translation pairs of languages, the name should be narrowed down to Charles Translator in the future, allowing the researchers from ÚFAL to combine this new translator, developed in connection with the war in Ukraine, with the existing translation service available in LINDAT for other languages. Julia Misersky 17 June 2022

2022-06-16

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I wrote up something for the #GLAMWorkbook on ‘Empty searches and hacking urls’: glam-workbook.net/url-hacki…

Job: DARIAH’s Board of Directors is looking for a new member

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 1 minutes

The DARIAH research infrastructure is recruiting its new Director (M/F), to start on January 1, 2023. This is a half-time position (0.5 FTE), which will allow candidates to stay connected to the research world. The successful candidate will join the Board of Directors, along with the two existing Directors. Each director is appointed for a […] The post Job: DARIAH’s Board of Directors is looking for a new member appeared first on dhCenter.

NORF 2022 Funding Call for Expressions of Interest

Source: News | Reading time: 2 minutes

Ireland’s National Open Research Forum (NORF) has opened a call for Expressions of Interest for actions funded by the NORF 2022 Open Research Fund. This call targets six priority actions in Ireland’s National Action Plan for Open Research.

Under development – a Zotero translator for Libraries Tasmania!

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 1 minutes

I’ve created a Zotero translator for the Libraries Tasmania catalogue. Using it, you can save metadata and digital resources to your own research database with a single click. Libraries Tasmania actually has three catalogues rolled into one – the main library catalogue, the archives catalogue, and the names index. The translator works across all three. Features include: Select and save items from a page of search results. Save individual items across the full range of formats. (By default, individual records in the catalogue open in a modal overlay. For Zotero to recognise the item you need to click on the Permalink button and open the record on a separate page.) Automatically download digital images and PDFs attached to records. This works when the record points to a particular page – it won’t download multiple images from a single link. However, if a record contains multiple links to digitised pages (such as the Convict records in the Names Index), you’ll get them all! Fields in the Archives catalogue and Name Index that don’t map to Zotero properties are saved as key/value pairs in Zotero’s ‘Extra’ field I’ve submitted the translator for inclusion in the official repository, but you’re welcome to take it for a test run in the meantime. Just follow these steps: Find out where your Zotero data folder is. From Zotero go to Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Files and Folders and click on Show Data Directory. Open the translator file here. Then right click and choose Save as, navigate to your Zotero data folder, and save it in the ‘translators’ folder. Restart Zotero and your browser. Head to the Libraries Tasmania catalogue and try it! Let me know if you strike any problems. #dhhacks

2022-06-15

Annuncio della task force sull'inclusione intersezionale dell'ADHO

Source: News – Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations | Reading time: 2 minutes

English | Español Intersectional Inclusion Task Force, la task force per l'inclusione intersezionale di ADHO (inizialmente Task Force Anti-Razzismo), nasce dall'esigenza diretta e pressante di affrontare le disuguaglianze sistemiche all'interno di ADHO e della più ampia comunità DH connessa alle sue attività*, tra cui, ma non solo, razza, classe, genere, abilità, casta, tribù, sessualità, nazionalità, posizione geografica, religione, salute, lingua o altre categorie sociali, spesso esacerbate da un tecno-positivismo sfrenato negli attuali contesti globali. Questa task force estende e amplifica le conversazioni avviate dalla dichiarazione su "Black Lives Matter, Structural Racism, and Establishment Violence" e cerca di riconoscere, ascoltare e imparare da persone, organizzazioni e comunità …

A Recap of the Centre Meeting 2022

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

A Recap of the Centre Meeting 2022   The Centre Meeting is the annual gathering for everyone involved in setting up or hosting a CLARIN centre, with a special focus on the technical infrastructure.  After two years of virtual Centre Meetings, this year’s edition took a hybrid form: participants were able to join the event in person in Utrecht or attend the meeting virtually via Zoom.The first day of the Centre Meeting began with a meeting of the Standing Committee on CLARIN Technical Centres (SCCTC), during which Martin Matthiesen was re-elected as Standing Committee for CLARIN Technical Centres read more chair. After an extended lunch break allowing for catch-ups and informal exchanges on the CLARIN technical infrastructure, the afternoon continued with the themed sessions. Among others, topics included discussions on remote back-ups of data and workflows for dealing with sensitive data. For a complete overview, and the slides to the themed sessions, please visit the event page. The first day of the Centre Meeting ended with a group dinner at De Utrechter. The second day of the Centre Meeting was solely dedicated to the CLARIN technical task forces, with meetings of the Federated Content Search and Component Metadata Infrastructure See: http://www.clarin.eu/cmdi read more , as well as the Persistent Identifiers task forces being held. The hybrid form of the meeting was a true success, allowing more than 30 participants to join this year’s Centre Meeting and share their thoughts and expertise with other CLARIN colleagues.   Julia Misersky 15 June 2022

Centre Meeting 2022

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

Centre Meeting 2022   The Centre Meeting is the annual gathering for everyone involved in setting up or hosting a CLARIN centre, with a special focus on the technical infrastructure.  After two years of virtual Centre Meetings, this year’s edition took a hybrid form: participants were able to join the event in person in Utrecht or attend the meeting virtually via Zoom.The first day of the Centre Meeting began with a meeting of the Standing Committee on CLARIN Technical Centres (SCCTC), during which Martin Matthiesen was re-elected as Standing Committee for CLARIN Technical Centres read more chair. After an extended lunch break allowing for catch-ups and informal exchanges on the CLARIN technical infrastructure, the afternoon continued with the themed sessions. Among others, topics included discussions on remote back-ups of data and workflows for dealing with sensitive data. For a complete overview, and the slides to the themed sessions, please visit the event page. The first day of the Centre Meeting ended with a group dinner at De Utrechter. The second day of the Centre Meeting was solely dedicated to the CLARIN technical task forces, with meetings of the Federated Content Search and Component Metadata Infrastructure See: http://www.clarin.eu/cmdi read more , as well as the Persistent Identifiers task forces being held. The hybrid form of the meeting was a true success, allowing more than 30 participants to join this year’s Centre Meeting and share their thoughts and expertise with other CLARIN colleagues.   Julia Misersky 15 June 2022

From women's gallery to queer feminist knowledge production – Gender discourses in Museums of Industry and Technology in historical perspective

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

When women like two-time Nobel laureate Marie Skłodowska Curie appear in exhibitions on the history of technology and science, this might be a good sign for the visibility of women in STEM. However, it goes too far to take Curie’s presence as a proof for a gender sensitive museum practice. With initiatives like Queering Museums, museums start(ed) to discuss broader visions of gender diversity and queer(y)ing museum practices. But when and under what circumstances do museums begin to discuss what kind of gender knowledge they produce? How do museum makers reflect on gender gaps and biases in collections, exhibitions, and education, steering towards a more gender-informed museum making? Applying a Science and Technology Studies (STS) framework on selected case studies, this talk will discuss how museums put gender theory to practice and highlight the spatio-temporal situatedness of museum knowledge production about gender in historical perspective.   Wednesday, 29 June 2022 14.00 - 15.00 C²DH Open Space and Webex If you wish to participate, please send an e-mail to vanessa.napolitano@uni.lu to receive the link - or simply join us in person. 29 June 2022 Public history Cultural policies Gender studies Museology Research seminars Published Hide image in content detail

LoGaRT and RISE: Two multilingual tools from the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Source: OpenMethods | Reading time: 5 minutes

Introduction: This post introduces two tools developed by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, LoGaRT and RISE with a focus on Asia and Eurasia. [...]The concept of LoGaRT - treating local gazetteers as “databases” by themselves - is an innovative and pertinent way to articulate the essence of the platform: providing opportunities for multi-level analysis from the close reading of the sources (using, for example, the carousel mode) to the large-scale, “bird’s eye view” of the materials across geographical and temporal boundaries. Local gazetteers are predominantly textual sources – this characteristic of the collection is reflected in the capabilities of LoGaRT as well, since some of its key capabilities include data search (using Chinese characters), collection and analysis, as well as tagging and dataset comparison. That said, LoGaRT also offers integrated visualization tools and supports the expansion of the collection and tagging features to the images used in a number of gazetteers. The opportunity to smoothly intertwine these visual and textual collections with Chinese historical maps (see CHMap) is an added, and much welcome, advantage of the tool, which helps to develop sophisticated and multifaceted analyses. [Click ‘Read more’ for the full post!]

New Webinar: Ask Us Anything About Transkribus

Source: READ-COOP | Reading time: 5 minutes

We are excited to launch our new “Ask Us Anything” webinar series, where attendees can ask us about anything related to Transkribus, handwritten text recognition, transcribing and related topics. This […] The post New Webinar: Ask Us Anything About Transkribus appeared first on READ-COOP.

Annuncio della task force sull’inclusione intersezionale dell’ADHO

Source: News – Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations | Reading time: 2 minutes

English | Español Intersectional Inclusion Task Force, la task force per l’inclusione intersezionale di ADHO (inizialmente Task Force Anti-Razzismo), nasce dall’esigenza diretta e pressante di affrontare le disuguaglianze sistemiche all’interno di ADHO e della più ampia comunità DH connessa alle sue attività*, tra cui, ma non solo, razza, classe, genere, abilità, casta, tribù, sessualità, nazionalità,… Read More »Annuncio della task force sull’inclusione intersezionale dell’ADHO

2022-06-14

Le Courrier: Refonder politiquement le territoire

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 1 minutes

Dans cet article du Courrier, publié le 13 juin, le membre du dhCenter Vincent Kaufmann et ses collègues du Laboratoire de sociologie urbaine de l’EPFL expliquent pourquoi les modèles de «quartiers durables» à haute densité développés à la fin du XXe siècle, pourtant étayés par des labels qualitatifs et autres processus «participatifs», ne répondent plus […] The post Le Courrier: Refonder politiquement le territoire appeared first on dhCenter.

KU Leuven Libraries Artes supports Sidestone Press

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 5 minutes

KU Leuven Libraries Artes has signed up for Sidestone Press’s library program. Sidestone Press is an academic publishing house founded by scholars, for scholars. They have one clear ambition: to make scientific information available to all. Through their digital e-book library they provide free online reading worldwide (in HTML format). Researchers and students affiliated with KU Leuven can now also freely download the PDF format of all publications and buy a print copy with 25% discount. By joining the library...

Undisciplined Histories of Maintenance

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 1 minutes

When Lee Vinsel and I started The Maintainers and wrote “The Innovation Delusion,” we brought our historical sensibilities to a project that we hoped would reach broader and more general audiences. In the process, we set aside some of the conventions of archive-based history and embraced approaches from different academic and non-academic fields. In this talk I’ll describe some of our choices, and how it led to some unexpected scholarly insights—and moments of joy.     Andrew Russell is a co-founder of The Maintainers with Lee Vinsel, in 2016. As a co-director, he works with Lee, Jessica, and Lauren on research projects, outreach, and a variety of organizational work that goes into maintaining the Maintainers. His background is in the history of technology, where he writes and teaches about subjects such as Internet history, technical standards, and technology in American life. He really enjoys seeing connections and patterns between maintenance in our personal lives and maintenance on broader scales, such as in organizations or state or national governments.   Monday, 4 July 2022 14.00 - 15.00 Hybrid event: C²DH Open Space and Webex If you want to participate, just come to the 4th floor of the MSH or contact vanessa.napolitano@uni.lu for the Webex link. 4 July 2022 Public history Repairing technology – fixing society? History of maintenance and repair in Luxembourg History of technology Hands-on History Published Hide image in content detail

An open discussion on the impacts of the digital

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 4 minutes

Should students learn to program before they can write? Will we still have newspapers in 50 years? What will museums look like in the future? The inaugural DHdays at EPFL aim to celebrate the diversity of digital humanities innovations, while exploring emerging research questions at the intersection of science and society. Organized by the College […] The post An open discussion on the impacts of the digital appeared first on dhCenter.

2022-06-13

Anuncio del grupo de trabajo de inclusión interseccional de la ADHO

Source: News – Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations | Reading time: 2 minutes

English El Grupo de trabajo de inclusión interseccional de ADHO (inicialmente el Grupo de trabajo contra el racismo) surge de una necesidad directa y apremiante de abordar las desigualdades sistémicas dentro de ADHO y la comunidad relacionada con sus actividades.* Dichas desigualdades incluyen, entre otros factores, raza, clase, género, (dis)capacidad, casta, tribu, sexualidad, nacionalidad, ubicación geográfica, religión, salud, idioma u otras categorías sociales, que a menudo se ven exacerbadas por un tecnopositivismo desenfrenado en los contextos globales actuales. Este equipo de trabajo amplía y amplifica las conversaciones iniciadas por el comunicado sobre Black Lives Matter, el racismo estructural y la violencia institucional, y busca reconocer, escuchar y aprender de personas, organ…

Manuscript Monday: LJS 304 – Dogale

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 5 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 304, a dogale written in Venice, dated 6 March 1574. The manuscript is a commission from Alvise Mocenigo, doge of Venice, addressed to Girolamo Priuli (not to be confused with the Girolamo Priuli, of theContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 304 – Dogale"

Anuncio del grupo de trabajo de inclusión interseccional de la ADHO

Source: News – Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations | Reading time: 2 minutes

English | Italiano El Grupo de trabajo de inclusión interseccional de ADHO (inicialmente el Grupo de trabajo contra el racismo) surge de una necesidad directa y apremiante de abordar las desigualdades sistémicas dentro de ADHO y la comunidad relacionada con sus actividades.* Dichas desigualdades incluyen, entre otros factores, raza, clase, género, (dis)capacidad, casta, tribu, sexualidad,… Read More »Anuncio del grupo de trabajo de inclusión interseccional de la ADHO

Appel à donation anonyme de conversations WhatsApp

Source: dhCenter | Reading time: 2 minutes

Dans le cadre du Pôle de recherche national “Evolving Language” soutenu par le FNS, une équipe de chercheur·euse·s de l’UNIL lance un appel à donation anonyme de conversations WhatsApp. Objectif du projet: analyser la façon dont les émotions sont communiquées sur cette plateforme. Dirigé par Aris Xanthos (Section des sciences du langage et de l’information), […] The post Appel à donation anonyme de conversations WhatsApp appeared first on dhCenter.

Introducing… Lucy Havens

Source: Living with Machines | Reading time: 2 minutes

We’ve asked each member of the Living with Machines team to introduce themselves in their initial blog post. What’s your name? Lucy Havens What’s your background? Interdisciplinary!  As an undergraduate I studied Information Systems, which combined computer science and business, and I also minored in English Studies and French and Francophone Studies.  Towards the end of my […]

EADH EC Elections - Call for nominations

Source: ALLC RSS | Reading time: 2 minutes

3 Jul 2022 - 00:00 EADH EC Elections - Call for nominations The European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) seeks to elect three (3) new board members for its Executive Committee for the term 2022-2024, and now opens its Call for Nominations.  EADH highlights the importance of a diverse and representative Executive Committee, and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds. For further information, please see our diversity and inclusivity statement. For each person wishing to be nominated for election, the EADH Elections Committee must receive the following three documents: a) two nomination statements by EADH members (here, the proposers), stating the name of the person they wish to nominate (that is, the nominee). The name of the proposers and the nomination statements will not…

DHd 2023: Open Humanities, Open Culture

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 2 minutes

Ein wesentliches Element des Selbstverständnisses der Digital Humanities ist die Überzeugung, dass Forschung, Lehre und die wissenschaftliche Community grundsätzlich von Offenheit profitieren. Mit dem Tagungsmotto Open Humanities, Open Culture soll diese Überzeugung für die DH-Community und auch darüber hinaus sichtbar und explizit gemacht werden. Die Offenheit berührt alle Aspekte der wissenschaftlichen Praxis, sei es im Bereich der Daten (Open Data), der Software (Open Source), der Publikationen (Open Access), der Lehrmaterialien (Open Educational Resources) oder der fachlichen Selbstdefinition und Community (“Big Tent DH”). Das Tagungsmotto hat durch die anhaltenden Debatten zu Open Access, durch aktuelle Diskussionen um die Reproduzierbarkeit von Forschung bei Offenlegung von Daten und…

Call for Nominations to the DRI Board

Source: News | Reading time: 3 minutes

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is seeking expressions of interest from members of the DRI to fill three vacancies which have arisen on the DRI Board. Any staff member from a full member institution is eligible to nominate themselves for consideration for appointment.

Repairing Technology – Fixing Society?

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 2 minutes

Failures and breakdowns constitute an important element in the fundamental relationship between users and technology, and maintenance and repair are fundamental practices in everyday life. Stephen Graham and Nigel Thrift (2007) highlighted that “repair and maintenance are not incidental activities. In many ways, they are the engine room of modern economies and societies”. However, we still know very little about the actual developments of repair practices in the past and today. In his essay “Rethinking repair”, Steven Jackson (2014) therefore called for what he coined “broken world thinking”. He argues that we should take “erosion, breakdown, and decay, rather than novelty, growth, and progress, as our starting points” when we want to study consumption and use. Broken world thinking is an …

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Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

Ok, I’ve submitted my Libraries Tasmania translator to the Zotero repository for inclusion. No doubt a bit of additional tweaking will be required. github.com/zotero/tr…

2022-06-11

CfP DHd 2023

Source: Tagungen | Reading time: 3 minutes

Die 10. Jahrestagung des Verbands „Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum e.V.“ wird vom 13. bis 17. März 2023 an den Universitäten Trier und Luxemburg unter dem Thema „Open…

Call for papers: "Digital Diplomatics 2022", 28-30. Sept. Graz

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3 Jul 2022 - 00:00 Call for papers: "Digital Diplomatics 2022", 28-30. Sept. Graz The ERC Advanced Grant Project “From Digital to Distant Diplomatics” The international conference is intended to offer all scholars Deadline for the proposals is 3rd July 2022. Please find further https://didip.hypotheses.org/files/2022/05/Call-for-Papers.pdf

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2022-03-16

Soovijad saavad Transkribust tasuta kasutada

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readcoop.eu/transkribus) on platvorm ajalooliste dokumentide (nii trükitud kui ka käsikirjaliste) digiteerimiseks, tehisintellektipõhiseks tekstituvastuseks, transkriptsiooniks ja otsinguks. Transkribuse tugevuseks on kasutajate loodud tekstituvastuse mudelid, mis toetavad juba praegu üsna palju ajaloolisi trükišrifte (nt ladina, kreeka, saksa fraktuurid jms) ja ka teatavaid tüüpi käekirju. Transkribus pakub võimalust ise oma... Loe lähemalt Soovijad saavad Transkribust tasuta kasutada kohta

2022-03-14

Digital Humanities in the Nordic and Baltic Countries 2022

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Asukoht:  Uppsala University http://dhnb.eu[/embed] DHNB conferences focus on research, education and communication in the interdisciplinary field of digital humanities in the Nordic and Baltic regions and beyond. DHNB 2022 highlights the two-way relationship between digital humanities theory and praxis and society. Digital humanities’ research brings together technical implementation with critical... Loe lähemalt Digital Humanities in the Nordic and Baltic Countries 2022 kohta

2022-01-21

Digihumanitaaria arendusseminar

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Asukoht:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89302723181?pwd=aFZnWC9sOThsTUFkYWYvN0FpU0NRZz09 Kõik digihumanitaariast ja selle kõrvalerialast huvitunud on oodatud reedel, 21. jaanuaril kl 14.00-16.00 Zoomi digihumanitaaria arendusseminarile. Tutvustame ... Loe lähemalt Digihumanitaaria arendusseminar kohta

2021-11-23

Digital Data in the Service of Cultural Heritage - workshop and hackathon

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Asukoht:  Zoom Digiandmed kultuuripärandi teenistuses - töötuba ja häkaton, 24-25.11.2021 Eesti Meremuuseum ja Tallinna Ülikool kutsuvad pärandi, kultuuri, ajaloo ja digihumanitaaria valdkonna teadlasi ja praktikuid töötuppa „Digiandmed kultuuripärandi teenistuses”, mis toimub 24.–25. novembril 2021 Tallinnas Zoom´i vahendusel. Üritus hõlmab põnevaid ettekandeid tööstuse ja akadeemiliste ringkondade esindajatelt, valikut uurimuslikke esitlusi, praktiliste digioskuste töötuba ja ajalooandmete häkatoni. Mõlemad päevad... Loe lähemalt Digital Data in the Service of Cultural Heritage - workshop and hackathon kohta