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2024-02-27

New GLAM Workbench section for working with government publications in Trove

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 2 minutes

The GLAM Workbench has a brand new section aimed at helping you find and use government publications in Trove. Most of the GLAM Workbench’s existing sections focus on a particular resource format, or are related to one of Trove’s top-level categories. This didn’t quite work for government publications, as things like Parliamentary Papers are spread across multiple categories, and can encompass a variety of formats. So I thought a new section was the best way of bringing it all together. At the moment the Trove Government section includes two notebooks and three pre-harvested datasets. Harvest parliament press releases from Trove Harvest details of Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers digitised in Trove Digitised Parliamentary Papers in Trove Press releases relating to refugees Press releases …

2024-02-26

Manuscript Monday: LJS 421 – [Letter from Hippocrates to Caesar]. (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 18 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 421, a short collection of medical advice in prose, framed as sent by Hippocrates to Caesar, comprised of recipes followed by a guide to astronomical movements. Digital copies and a full record are available through Franklin. RecordContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 421 – [Letter from Hippocrates to Caesar]. (Video Orientation)"

Are AI and LLM important for historians?

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

Artificial intelligence, particularly in the form of large language models, has been at the forefront of news for several years. The majority of historians, when they express an opinion on the matter, seem mainly concerned about whether their students will be able to have essays composed by an electronic servant, and if so, to whom the obtained grade should be attributed. It is true that sometimes one looks at the finger pointing towards the star and not at the moon itself. Indeed, it seems that the impact is not so much of the invention, but of the accessibility of these devices that could be significant. The acquisition of historical data, its manipulation, as well as its interpretation are expected to take place within a workshop, with deeply renewed tools. The collapse of the cost of data acquisition and manipulation opens up multiple possibilities, among which are the potential for data-driven research, the manipulation of corpora of unprecedented size, and, paradoxically, a distancing from the text, the basic element of the historian's diet since the origins of the discipline. We will explore these potentialities through a few examples. Philippe Rygiel is a Senior professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon.   Wednesday, 27 March 2024 14.00 - 15.00 C²DH Open Space (4th floor, Maison des Sciences humaines) and online. 27 March 2024 Digital history & historiography Artificial intelligence Digital hermeneutics Hands-on History Published Hide image in content detail

2024-02-25

DHd2023: Reflexionen mit RaDiHum20

Source: RaDiHum 20 | Reading time: 7 minutes

In der letzten Folge unserer Rekapitulation vergangener DHd-Konferenzen nehmen wir Euch mit auf eine Rückschau der DHd2023, einer Konferenz, die an zwei Standorten stattfand – Belval für Workshops und Trier für Vorträge . Unsere Gäste sind Estelle Bunout und Joëlle Weis, zwei zentrale Mitglieder des Organisationsteams dieser Veranstaltung. Gemeinsam diskutieren wir den Grundgedanken des Konferenzthemas: […] Der Beitrag DHd2023: Reflexionen mit RaDiHum20 erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

2024-02-24

Audiosnippets zu den DHd2024 Postereinreichungen

Source: RaDiHum 20 | Reading time: 7 minutes

Hier findet ihr Audiosnippets zu den Postereinreichungen der Jahreskonferenz der Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum 2024 in Passau. Danke an alle, die uns ihre Beiträge geschickt haben! Melanie Seltmann, Claudia Frick: „Open-Public-Peer-Review auf dem Prüfstand“ Sarah Lang / AG Empowerment: „DHd AG Empowerment“ Der Beitrag Audiosnippets zu den DHd2024 Postereinreichungen erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

DHd2022: Reflexionen mit RaDiHum20

Source: RaDiHum 20 | Reading time: 8 minutes

Die DHd2022 war aus vielerlei Gründen ein erinnerungswürdiges Ereignis. Ursprünglich für 2021 geplant, dann verschoben und als Hybridkonferenz konzipiert und letztendlich als reines Online-Event umgesetzt, war sie mit über 1.000 angemeldeten Teilnehmer*innen die bisher größte DHd-Konferenz aller Zeiten. In der vorletzten Folge unserer Konferenzrückblick-Reihe sprechen wir mit Anna Busch und Ulrike Wuttke über die Herausforderungen […] Der Beitrag DHd2022: Reflexionen mit RaDiHum20 erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

2024-02-23

The LCDSS and Games Have a Lot Going On

Source: Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio | Reading time: 10 minutes

It has been a while since there has been update on some of the work we do around gaming at the LCDSS, so with inaugural meeting of the campus wide Games Interest Community Group next week Tuesday this is an opportune time to let you know about some of our game related projects.

Deindustrialisation and its Impact on Luxembourg's Industrial Cities, 1970-1990

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

Since the 1970s, deindustrialisation has fundamentally changed Luxembourg’s economy, shifting its focus from industry to services. Beyond these major structural changes, the restructuring of the steel industry has had important consequences at the local level, both for workers and for industrial towns. This research focuses on the impact of deindustrialisation in three industrial towns in Luxembourg, Esch, Dudelange and Pétange, and aims to explore local challenges and initiatives in response to the restructuring of the steel industry. The closure of blast furnaces and rolling mills triggered intense debates in the town councils of Luxembourg's steel towns, focusing on issues such as the town budget and overall viability. Industrial decline was seen as a potential 'death blow' for the existence of the towns, leading various stakeholders, including workers, shop owners, trade unionists and politicians, to rally against the closure of the local blast furnace. A key area of interest in the research are the local strategies implemented to address the challenges of deindustrialisation and the decisions taken by the steel companies ARBED and MMR-A and the Tripartite Conference. Although the focus of the research is on the cities, the national and European levels are also taken into account, as local actions extended beyond city boundaries.   Wednesday, 20 March 2024 14.00 - 15.00 C²DH Open Space (4th floor, Maison des Sciences humaines) 20 March 2024 Public history Industrial history Research seminars Published Hide image in content detail

vDHd2021: Reflexionen mit RaDiHum20

Source: RaDiHum 20 | Reading time: 8 minutes

In unserer neuesten Folge der Recap-Reihe zur DHd-Konferenz unterhalten wir uns mit einem Trio aus dem Organisationsteam der vDHd 2021: Melanie Seltmann, Waltraud von Pippich und Jürgen Hermes. Diese Konferenz war außergewöhnlich und die Umsetzung für alle neu, denn sie fand virtuell statt und war das Resultat einer spontanen Graswurzel-Initiative (vDHd 2021, Thema: Experimente); ein […] Der Beitrag vDHd2021: Reflexionen mit RaDiHum20 erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

2024-02-22

RECOMMENDED: Modeling Doubt: A Speculative Syllabus

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

Shannon Mattern (University of Pennsylvania) has published an open-access piece in the Journal of Visual Culture titled “Modeling doubt: a speculative syllabus.” Adapted from Mattern’s May 2023 King’s Public Lecture in Digital Humanities at King’s College London, the piece explores “where humanistic conceptions of doubt do, or could or should, reside within our digital systems: ...read more

RECOMMENDED: Modeling Doubt: A Speculative Syllabus

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

Shannon Mattern (University of Pennsylvania) has published an open-access piece in the Journal of Visual Culture titled “Modeling doubt: a speculative syllabus.” Adapted from Mattern’s May 2023 King’s Public Lecture in Digital Humanities at King’s College London, the piece explores “where humanistic conceptions of doubt do, or could or should, reside within our digital systems: ...read more

PROJECT: Alice Dunbar-Nelson Correspondence Network Dataset

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

A Collections as Data pilot project at the University of Delaware, the network dataset for Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s correspondence is now available for download via the UDel institutional repository. Alice Dunbar-Nelson was an African-American civil rights activist, author, educator, wife of notable poet Paul Laurence Dunbar; the correspondence collection contains her literary, professional, and personal papers, ...read more

PROJECT: Alice Dunbar-Nelson Correspondence Network Dataset

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

A Collections as Data pilot project at the University of Delaware, the network dataset for Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s correspondence is now available for download via the UDel institutional repository. Alice Dunbar-Nelson was an African-American civil rights activist, author, educator, wife of notable poet Paul Laurence Dunbar; the correspondence collection contains her literary, professional, and personal papers, ...read more

RESOURCE: AI for Humanists Tutorials

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The collaborative, NEH-funded AI for Humanists project (formerly the BERT for Humanists project) creates learning resources aimed at empowering humanities scholars to use machine learning and artificial intelligence tools, specifically large language models (LLMs) in creative new ways. Adding to its repository of tutorials, primarily for python coding, two new tutorials have recently been published ...read more

RESOURCE: AI for Humanists Tutorials

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The collaborative, NEH-funded AI for Humanists project (formerly the BERT for Humanists project) creates learning resources aimed at empowering humanities scholars to use machine learning and artificial intelligence tools, specifically large language models (LLMs) in creative new ways. Adding to its repository of tutorials, primarily for python coding, two new tutorials have recently been published ...read more

CFP: DH Inside Out (DH2024 Mini-Conference)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

DH2024 is seeking submissions and reviewers for the mini-conference at DH2024, “DH Inside Out,” which will be held August 6-9 at George Mason University. Rather than focusing on research and theoretical applications, this conference will focus on the technical details within the context of a project – from design and implementation to tools and code. ...read more

CFP: DH Inside Out (DH2024 Mini-Conference)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

DH2024 is seeking submissions and reviewers for the mini-conference at DH2024, “DH Inside Out,” which will be held August 6-9 at George Mason University. Rather than focusing on research and theoretical applications, this conference will focus on the technical details within the context of a project – from design and implementation to tools and code. ...read more

CFP: DH@Guelph Summer Workshops

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

DH@Guelph is seeking course proposals for its 2024 Summer Workshops, May 14th-May 17th. From the call, the committee seeks: 4-day workshops on any aspect of digital humanities. Proposals will be selected by the local organizing committee with a view to maintaining the workshops’ emphasis on diversity in the digital humanities, meeting demand for particular topics, ...read more

CFP: DH@Guelph Summer Workshops

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

DH@Guelph is seeking course proposals for its 2024 Summer Workshops, May 14th-May 17th. From the call, the committee seeks: 4-day workshops on any aspect of digital humanities. Proposals will be selected by the local organizing committee with a view to maintaining the workshops’ emphasis on diversity in the digital humanities, meeting demand for particular topics, ...read more

CFP: Texas Digital Humanities Symposium

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The Texas Digital Humanities Symposium will be held September 5-6, 2024, at Baylor University’s Moody Memorial Library. The keynote will be Dr. Tanya Clement of University of Texas at Austin. “Digital Humanities Unveiled: A Practical Exploration” is the theme of this year’s symposium, and proposals will address topics in the following areas: DH Content: Diverse ...read more

CFP: Texas Digital Humanities Symposium

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The Texas Digital Humanities Symposium will be held September 5-6, 2024, at Baylor University’s Moody Memorial Library. The keynote will be Dr. Tanya Clement of University of Texas at Austin. “Digital Humanities Unveiled: A Practical Exploration” is the theme of this year’s symposium, and proposals will address topics in the following areas: DH Content: Diverse ...read more

CFP: MLA 2025 Panels

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The Modern Language Association’s 2025 Annual Convention will be offering several panels with overlaps in digital humanities and librarianship. The 2025 Convention theme is “Visibility,” and will be in New Orleans in January of 2025, with proposals due for submission in various dates in March 2024. Here are two panels with particular connections: Invisible Labor: ...read more

CFP: MLA 2025 Panels

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The Modern Language Association’s 2025 Annual Convention will be offering several panels with overlaps in digital humanities and librarianship. The 2025 Convention theme is “Visibility,” and will be in New Orleans in January of 2025, with proposals due for submission in various dates in March 2024. Here are two panels with particular connections: Invisible Labor: ...read more

EVENT: Discovering DH: Honoring Women’s Stories

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

Baylor University will host “Discovering DH: Honoring Women’s Stories” on February 28, 2024 at 3:00 pm CST. Speakers are women faculty at Baylor who have contributed to DH scholarship. The event will take place in Baylor’s Moody Memorial Library, but will also be offered as a virtual session for registrants. Speakers will include: Heidi Hornik, ...read more

EVENT: Discovering DH: Honoring Women’s Stories

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

Baylor University will host “Discovering DH: Honoring Women’s Stories” on February 28, 2024 at 3:00 pm CST. Speakers are women faculty at Baylor who have contributed to DH scholarship. The event will take place in Baylor’s Moody Memorial Library, but will also be offered as a virtual session for registrants. Speakers will include: Heidi Hornik, ...read more

EVENT: DHSI-East 2024

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

This intensive 4-day workshop, “Understanding and Deploying the Basics of Generative A.I.” will be held April 29-May 2 on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Instructors will be Aaron Tucker (University of Toronto), Meghan Landry, and Adnane Ait-Nasser (ACENET), with a keynote from Teresa Heffernan (St. Mary’s University) on “Mecha ...read more

EVENT: DHSI-East 2024

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

This intensive 4-day workshop, “Understanding and Deploying the Basics of Generative A.I.” will be held April 29-May 2 on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Instructors will be Aaron Tucker (University of Toronto), Meghan Landry, and Adnane Ait-Nasser (ACENET), with a keynote from Teresa Heffernan (St. Mary’s University) on “Mecha ...read more

EVENT: MSU Global Digital Humanities Symposium

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

Sponsored by Michigan State University and H-net, the 9th annual GlobalDH Symposium will have virtual proceedings March 18-20 and in-person events March 22-23. Keynote speakers are Rachel Adams, Sara Morais do Santos Bruss, Alex Gil, and Bill Hart-Davidson, and talks will highlight intersections of AI, DH, and inequalities.  The full program for both the online ...read more

EVENT: MSU Global Digital Humanities Symposium

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

Sponsored by Michigan State University and H-net, the 9th annual GlobalDH Symposium will have virtual proceedings March 18-20 and in-person events March 22-23. Keynote speakers are Rachel Adams, Sara Morais do Santos Bruss, Alex Gil, and Bill Hart-Davidson, and talks will highlight intersections of AI, DH, and inequalities.  The full program for both the online ...read more

FUNDING/OPPORTUNITY: HTRC TORCHLITE Hackathon

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

The TORCHLITE project is hosting a hackathon May 21-23, 2024 in Champaign, Illinois for researchers and programmers interested in text analysis and data mining/visualization using HathiTrust Research Center tools. The hackathon deliverables include data visualizations, Jupyter notebooks, applications, and creative uses for its new tools. Participants who are selected to attend will receive up to ...read more

FUNDING/OPPORTUNITY: HTRC TORCHLITE Hackathon

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

The TORCHLITE project is hosting a hackathon May 21-23, 2024 in Champaign, Illinois for researchers and programmers interested in text analysis and data mining/visualization using HathiTrust Research Center tools. The hackathon deliverables include data visualizations, Jupyter notebooks, applications, and creative uses for its new tools. Participants who are selected to attend will receive up to ...read more

New Super Model: Dutch Demeter I

Source: READ-COOP | Reading time: 21 minutes

Exciting news for Dutch history enthusiasts and researchers! Following the announcement at last week’s Transkribus Users Conference 24, the new Super Model Dutch Demeter I is now available for use. This new Super Model is designed to significantly improve text recognition for Dutch manuscripts and printed materials from the 16th to 20th centuries. But what […] The post New Super Model: Dutch Demeter I appeared first on READ-COOP.

DHd2020: Reflexionen mit RaDiHum20

Source: RaDiHum 20 | Reading time: 8 minutes

Unsere heutige Folge der 6. Staffel widmet sich der DHd-Konferenz 2020, einer Konferenz, die unter außergewöhnlichen Umständen in Paderborn stattfand, nur wenige Tage bevor die Welt in den Corona-Lockdown ging. Das Motto „Spielräume: Digital Humanities zwischen Modellierung und Interpretation“ lud zur Diskussion über methodische und theoretische Freiheiten sowie die Rolle der Digital Humanities in der […] Der Beitrag DHd2020: Reflexionen mit RaDiHum20 erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

2024-02-21

Susan Brown Awarded Roberto Busa Prize

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

Susan Brown, Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies and Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Digital Scholarship at the University of Guelph, has been awarded ADHO’s Roberto Busa Prize. The Roberto Busa Prize is named in honour of Roberto Busa and is given to recognize outstanding lifetime/career achievement in the application of information… Read More »Susan Brown Awarded Roberto Busa Prize

Ukrainian Studies Across the Borders

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

Українська версія нижче "Ukrainian Studies Across the Borders" is a joint conference of the newly started U-CORE project at the C²DH and UNDIPUS project of the University Greifswald, an international event dedicated to Ukrainian studies beyond traditional Ukrainistics. This two-day interdisciplinary conference, taking place on 26 and 27 March 2024, will explore a wide range of topics from psychology and digital humanities to postindustrialism and language studies, shedding light on the rich and complex history and culture, as well as the current war and research approaches to contemporary Ukraine. Highlights include sessions on trauma, heroism, and war; digital practices of freedom during conflict and digital archiving of oral history; and the intersection of minority languages and educati…

DHd2019: Reflexionen mit RaDiHum20

Source: RaDiHum 20 | Reading time: 8 minutes

In der heutigen Folge unseres Podcasts blicken wir zurück auf die DHd2019, eine Konferenz, die sich unter anderem durch die Zusammenarbeit von Peter Niedermüller, Berenike Rensinghoff und Katharina Kiefer sowie durch die besondere Struktur an zwei Orten – Workshops in Mainz und Vorträge in Frankfurt – auszeichnete. Das Thema “Digital Humanities: multimedial & multimodal” spiegelt […] Der Beitrag DHd2019: Reflexionen mit RaDiHum20 erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

2024-02-20

Professor Yuqin Jiang

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

Yuqin Jiang is a Professor of Comparative Literature at Shenzhen University, a director of Digital Humanities Studies at the school of Humanities, and a Fellow of Chinese Comparative Literature Association. Jiang primarily focuses her research on cyborg narrative, sci-fi poetics, digital humanities and science fiction studies, postcolonial literature studies, and cultural theory studies. She has

Dialogue pour la recherche de provenance: méthodes, sources et structures en Allemagne / Dialog zur Provenienzforschung: Methoden, Quellen und Strukturen in Deutschland

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

FR Le projet ProviLux1 a le plaisir d’organiser sa première conférence destinée au grand public sur la thématique de la recherche de provenance. Son objectif est de vulgariser ces enquêtes menées dans les coulisses des archives et des musées. Dans ce cadre, Nathalie Neumann et Dr Regina Stein sont invitées à présenter un Dialogue pour la recherche de provenance transnationale qu’elles mènent entre l’Allemagne et la France.   DE “Das ProviLux Projekt2 freut sich, seine erste öffentliche Konferenz zur Provenienzforschung auszurichten. Ziel ist es, diese Untersuchungen, die hinter den Kulissen von Archiven und Museen durchgeführt werden, einem breiten Publikum zugänglich zu machen. Im Rahmen dieser Veranstaltung sind Nathalie Neumann und Dr. Regina Stein eingeladen, einen Dialog zur transnati…

Section 28 and its afterlives

Source: Digital Humanities at Exeter | Reading time: 5 minutes

From October to early November 2023, I was lucky enough to be a part of the ‘Section 28 and its afterlives’ project. The project aimed to mark the 20th anniversary of the repeal of this homophobic legislation with an exhibition which put the voices and experiences of LGBTQ+ people at its heart. The exhibition was […]

Minett Stories: Remembering the industrial past online

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

The exhibition Minett Stories tells the history of the industrial region in the south of Luxembourg. Instead of focusing on the mining and smelting technologies, large iron works and steel barons, the project team decided to present the everyday history of an industrial region, concentrating on the time span from the industrialization of the region in around 1870 to the steel crisis of the 1970s. The online exhibition embraced the concept of transmedia storytelling for the production of narratives and media: the team worked in collaboration with several artists, stage actors and designers to produce graphic novels, interactive videos and maps, radio plays and video essays. The presentation will cover several examples to highlight this approach, before reflecting on the project as part of t…

DHd2018: Reflexionen mit RaDiHum20

Source: RaDiHum 20 | Reading time: 9 minutes

In der heutigen Folge unserer Serie zu den vergangenen DHd-Konferenzen widmen wir uns der DHd2018, die unter dem Thema „Kritik der digitalen Vernunft“ stand. Mit unseren Gästen Georg Vogeler, Patrick Sahle und Kilian Hensen, tauchen wir in die Vergangenheit ein. Es war nach einem Vortrag von Frank Fischer als die Kollegen des sog. Kölner DH-Kontinuums […] Der Beitrag DHd2018: Reflexionen mit RaDiHum20 erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

Digging into Parts-of-Speech Tagging in Gale Digital Scholar Lab

Source: Digital Humanities – The Gale Review | Reading time: 9 minutes

│By Sarah L. Ketchley, Senior Digital Humanities Specialist│ Introduction Continuing our exploration of the digital tools accessible through Gale Digital Scholar Lab’s intuitive interface, the Parts-of-Speech (PoS) tool enables the researcher to gain granular insights into the different parts of speech used in each document in a content set. This post will highlight the main ... Read more The post Digging into Parts-of-Speech Tagging in Gale Digital Scholar Lab appeared first on The Gale Review.

2024-02-19

Manuscript Monday: LJS 420 – [Perpetual calendar with Metonic cycle]. (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 18 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 420, a Liturgical calendar with some astronomical notes, such as indications of when the sun enters signs of the zodiac, and a circular diagram with 19 divisions around the circumference, corresponding to the 19 Julian years ofContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 420 – [Perpetual calendar with Metonic cycle]. (Video Orientation)"

DHd2016: Reflexionen mit RaDiHum20

Source: RaDiHum 20 | Reading time: 8 minutes

Willkommen zur neuesten Folge unserer 6. Staffel, bei der wir die DHd2016 beleuchten. Das Motto der Leipziger Konferenz war Modellierung – Vernetzung – Visualisierung. Die Digital Humanities als fächerübergreifendes Forschungsparadigma. Die gute Zusammenarbeit zwischen unseren heutigen Gästen, der Romanistin Elisabeth Burr und dem Informatiker Gerhard Heyer, ist dabei regelrecht emblematisch: verschiedene Fachbereiche finden unter einem […] Der Beitrag DHd2016: Reflexionen mit RaDiHum20 erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

2024-02-18

DHd2015: Reflexionen mit RaDiHum20

Source: RaDiHum 20 | Reading time: 8 minutes

Heute präsentieren wir euch die erste Folge unserer 6. Staffel. Zum zweiten Mal begleiten wir in diesem Jahr die DHd-Konferenz, die Konferenz der digitalen Geisteswissenschaften im deutschsprachigen Raum als Medienpartner. In der ersten Phase dieser Staffel bekommt ihr von uns ab heute bis zur DHd-Konferenz jeden Tag eine Podcast-Folge auf die Ohren, in der wir […] Der Beitrag DHd2015: Reflexionen mit RaDiHum20 erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

2024-02-16

A Conversation with Sarah Bryant & David Allen

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 6 minutes

A Conversation with Sarah Bryant & David Allen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxpgfeJjOwU Description In this episode, Sara Whitver talks to book artist Sarah Bryant and ecologist and biology professor David Allen about their collaborative work over the years. Specifically, we will talk about their latest project, Acts of Translation, a five part collaborative project coordinated and designed by … Read more "A Conversation with Sarah Bryant & David Allen" The post A Conversation with Sarah Bryant & David Allen appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

A Conversation with Rachel Stephens

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 5 minutes

A Conversation with Rebecca Stephens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmyYuDop_Vs Description In this episode, Sara talks to Art Historian Rachel Stephens about a number of her Digital Humanities projects, and specifically about her most recent collaborative project, Joe Minter’s African Village. Season: 2Episode: 3Date: 11/03/2023Presenter: Rachel StephensTopic: Documenting Living ArtistsTags: Documentary Research, GIS, Mapping, Southern American Art, Virtual Reality … Read more "A Conversation with Rachel Stephens" The post A Conversation with Rachel Stephens appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

A Conversation with Rebecca Salzer

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 6 minutes

A Conversation with Rebecca Salzer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDFqBrXhBwM Description In this episode, Sara Whitver talks to Rebecca Salzer about the development of the Dancing Digital project which she leads with collaborator Gesel Mason. Salzar and Mason have collaborated on a number of Digital Humanities endevors over the years. Their work seeks to document and make the work … Read more "A Conversation with Rebecca Salzer" The post A Conversation with Rebecca Salzer appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

A Conversation with George Daniels

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 6 minutes

A Conversation with George Daniels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKfoQAAtpTg Description In this episode, Sara Whitver talks to George Daniels about his Fall 2023 course entitled Race, Gender, and Media. The course uses HistoryMakers Digital Archive as a research foundation and incorporates a number of digital projects which allow students to present their research findings using digital methods. George … Read more "A Conversation with George Daniels" The post A Conversation with George Daniels appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

An Archive of One’s Own: Exploring How Fanfiction Writers Organize their Work in a Fan-Made Archive

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 6 minutes

An Archive of One’s Own: Exploring How Fanfiction Writers Organize their Work in a Fan-Made Archive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JaijNTq3FU Description Carrie shares her work exploring the information behaviors of fanfiction writers who post their work on Archive of Our Own (AO3), self-described as “A fan-created, fan-run, nonprofit, noncommercial archive for transformative fanworks, like fanfiction, fanart, fan videos, … Read more "An Archive of One’s Own: Exploring How Fanfiction Writers Organize their Work in a Fan-Made Archive" The post An Archive of One’s Own: Exploring How Fanfiction Writers Organize their Work in a Fan-Made Archive appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

A Conversation with Jeri Wieringa

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 5 minutes

A Conversation with Jeri Wieringa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ICMyAXRw84 Description During this ADHC Talk, Sara and Jeri will talk about the future of DH: What technologies will have big impact? What infrastructure will be necessary to support sustained DH scholarship? How do we train future DH scholars? Season: 1Episode: 5Date: 04/14/2023Presenter: Jeri WieringaTopic: The Future of the Digital … Read more "A Conversation with Jeri Wieringa" The post A Conversation with Jeri Wieringa appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

A Conversation with the Alabama Memory Project

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 6 minutes

A Conversation with the Alabama Memory Project A Conversation with the Alabama Memory Project Description During this conversation, Sara Whitver will talk to John Giggie and Isabella Garrison about their Alabama Memory Project. Alabama Memory is an Omeka S documentary archive of the lives of lynched individuals in the state of Alabama. Giggie and Garrison … Read more "A Conversation with the Alabama Memory Project" The post A Conversation with the Alabama Memory Project appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

A Conversation with Amanda Koh

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 6 minutes

A Conversation with Amanda Koh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfsOs5Bc5bI Description During this ADHC Talk, Sara Whitver will talk with our guest, Dr. Amanda Koh. Amanda runs the Koh Laboratory which “focuses on engineering soft materials and material interfaces to enable new stretchable electronics, soft robotics, smart devices, and porous materials.” One of Amanda’s current projects is to design … Read more "A Conversation with Amanda Koh" The post A Conversation with Amanda Koh appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

ACH 2024 Election Slate

Source: The Association for Computers and the Humanities | Reading time: 15 minutes

We’re pleased to share nominees for the ACH 2024 Election! Vice President/President Elect 1. Liz Grumbach and Pamella Lach (co-Vice President/President Elect team) Bios: Liz Grumbach (she/her/hers) is the Director of Digital Humanities and Research in the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University, occupying the ancestral territories of the O’Odham and Piipaash…Continue reading.

Digital history stream at AHA annual conference in July

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 1 minutes

This year the annual conference of the Australian Historical Association will include a digital history stream, sponsored by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), and convened by me! The call for papers is available here or through the Conference website. The list of possible topics is deliberately broad and inclusive – if you’re using digital tools or methods in the organisation, analysis, and visualisation of historical data we’d love to hear from you. Proposals are due on 23 February and can be submitted through the Conference website. We’re particularly keen for HDR and ECR scholars to be involved. To help meet registration and travel costs, the ARDC is funding up to four $1000 bursaries. More details are available here. Bursary applications close on 31 March. There’s also likely to be a digital history workshop, as well as updates on the work of the HASS & Indigenous Research Data Commons and ARDC Community Data Lab, including the Trove Data Guide. Time is short! Get your proposals in now! Contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

2024-02-15

A Conversation With the Alabama Memory Project

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 6 minutes

A Conversation with the Alabama Memory Project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4BII8nCPZA Description During this conversation, Sara Whitver will talk to John Giggie and Isabella Garrison about their Alabama Memory Project. Alabama Memory is an Omeka S documentary archive of the lives of lynched individuals in the state of Alabama. Giggie and Garrison will talk about data collection and … Read more "A Conversation With the Alabama Memory Project" The post A Conversation With the Alabama Memory Project appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

A Conversation with Amanda Koh

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 6 minutes

A Conversation with Amanda Koh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfsOs5Bc5bI Description During this ADHC Talk, Sara Whitver will talk with our guest, Dr. Amanda Koh. Amanda runs the Koh Laboratory which “focuses on engineering soft materials and material interfaces to enable new stretchable electronics, soft robotics, smart devices, and porous materials.” One of Amanda’s current projects is to design … Read more "A Conversation with Amanda Koh" The post A Conversation with Amanda Koh appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

DSH DH2023 Conference Proceedings Call for Papers

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

Digital Scholarship in the Humanities will publish a supplementary issue of top papers from Digital Humanities 2023, the annual conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, held in Graz, Austria. We invite submissions from anyone who presented at the meeting, including those who gave long and short papers, or who participated in panels and… Read More »DSH DH2023 Conference Proceedings Call for Papers

2024-02-13

Vietnam War Oral History Project

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 6 minutes

This oral history archive has been created by students in Dr. Sarah Steinbock-Pratt’s class on the Vietnam War. The course explores the long history of the Vietnam War, beginning with early Vietnamese history and colonization. The post Vietnam War Oral History Project appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

Vietnam War Oral History Project

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 6 minutes

This oral history archive has been created by students in Dr. Sarah Steinbock-Pratt’s class on the Vietnam War. The course explores the long history of the Vietnam War, beginning with early Vietnamese history and colonization. The post Vietnam War Oral History Project appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

Mill Marginalia Progress Blog

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 5 minutes

Mill Marginalia Progress Blog Description Project Summary Project Owner(s): Topic: Tool: Methodology: WordPressProject Status: Active   View Project → The post Mill Marginalia Progress Blog appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

DRI Engagement: Working With Schools on Research Projects

Source: Blog Archives - Digital Repository Ireland | Reading time: 6 minutes

In this blog, we asked our Training and Engagement Manager Lorraine Marrey to talk about a workshop she ran for a secondary school’s history class. The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) has a wealth of open access humanities, cultural heritage, and social sciences collections available for research purposes, or for general browsing. It’s part of […] The post DRI Engagement: Working With Schools on Research Projects appeared first on Digital Repository Ireland.

2024-02-12

Some recent presentations on the GLAM Workbench and Trove Data Guide

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 0 minutes

Last week I attended the ARDC Workshop on Repositories & Workspaces where I gave a quick intro to the GLAM Workbench and the Community Data Lab. Then it was off to the ARDC HASS&I Research Data Commons Summer School where I explored some of the mysteries of Trove in a walk-through of the Trove Data Guide.

Art of the American South

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 6 minutes

This site features a series of online exhibitions about various historical southern art topics. Each project was researched, written, and curated by a student in Dr. Rachel Stephens’ Art History 374 class at The University of Alabama during the spring semester of 2014. The post Art of the American South appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

The History of Enslaved People at UA, 1828-1865

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 7 minutes

This project is the result of the work of the Task Force for Studying Race, Slavery, and Civil Rights at UA and documents their comprehensive assessment of University of Alabama Administration Records for the period up to 1865. This project seeks to ensure that all materials pertaining to slavery at the university is identify and transcribe the contents of the main record sets from this time including President Basil Manly’s diaries, President Landon Garland’s letterbooks, the Faculty Minutes, and the collection most commonly referred to as the “slave receipts.” Most important of all, however, was identifying as many of the enslaved individuals who labored on UA’s campus, or who were enslaved by faculty and college presidents, as possible and entering those names, and the records associated with them, in a database The post The History of Enslaved People at UA, 1828-1865 appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

Journal of a Pandemic Year

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 6 minutes

This digital museum accompanies Peacock and Peterson’s book, A Deeper Sickness: Journal of America in the Pandemic Year. Beacon Press, 2022. The DAILY ENTRIES cover 200 days of the year 2020. In the EXHIBITS section are housed essays from scholars around the country, creative works submitted by renowned artists, and meritorious undergraduate research projects—all of them dedicated to the study of 2020. The post Journal of a Pandemic Year appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

Notre Dame in Color

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 6 minutes

The Notre Dame in Color is an international collaborative research project that brings together scientists, artists, and art historians to enrich our understanding of the multi-chromatic environment of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. Together, we are documenting, analyzing, and developing new digital visualizations of the polychromed sculptures of Notre Dame in order to preserve the cathedral for future generations. Content will be added as work progresses through 2026. The post Notre Dame in Color appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

Joe Minter

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 0 minutes

Joe Minter is a Birmingham-based artist who creates site-specific sculptures on and around his property, many of which comprise his large installation, the African Village in America. The recorded flyover below provides a bird’s eye view of this site, created between 1989 and the present. Learn more about Minter and his work here by viewing a catalogued collection of his works, watching intimate conversations, taking the 3D tour, or reading about him and his work. The post Joe Minter appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

Dancing Digital Progress Blog

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 6 minutes

Project Title Description Dancing Digital is a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to create and facilitate more accessible, equitable, sustainable, and interconnected dance resources online. Dancing Digital involves multiple levels of collaboration. Gesel Mason has joined this phase of the project as Co-Director. Gesel is both an Associate Professor of Dance … Read more "Dancing Digital Progress Blog" The post Dancing Digital Progress Blog appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

CWRGA

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 6 minutes

Civil War and Reconstruction Governors of Alabama Description Professors Julia Brock and Leslie Gordon and a team of students have partnered in this project with the Alabama Department of of Archives and History to transcribe and collocate the correspondence of Alabama governors from the civil war and reconstruction era. Project Owner(s): Dr. Julia Brock and … Read more "CWRGA" The post CWRGA appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

ARTmap

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 5 minutes

A digital project that supports ARH 252 and 253, Survey of Art History 1 & 2. The post ARTmap appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

Manuscript Monday: LJS 417 – [Books III-V of al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb]. (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 18 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 417, 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, and electuaries) of Avicenna’s medicalContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 417 – [Books III-V of al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb]. (Video Orientation)"

Femmes en diplomatie – histoire, trajectoires, défis

Source: C2DH | Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History | Reading time: 5 minutes

Alors qu’elles constituent la moitié du genre humain, les femmes ont été longtemps absentes du récit transnational du passé et invisibles dans la sphère des relations internationales. La professionnalisation de la diplomatie au XIXe siècle a fait de ce domaine un bastion du pouvoir masculin où l’accès des femmes ne fut qu’aléatoire et discrétionnaire. Après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, la reconnaissance par l’ONU des droits des femmes (1946) sensibilise progressivement les opinions publiques et incite les États à l’action politique. La construction européenne est rythmée par l’égalité entre les hommes et les femmes, inscrite d’abord dans les Traité de Rome (1957) et devenue, avec le Traité de Maastricht (1992), une valeur fondamentale et une priorité de l’UE, car les discriminations perdure…

2024-02-09

Doctoral position at Leipzig

Source: ALLC RSS | Reading time: 3 minutes

Doctoral position at Leipzig Doctoral researcher (m/f/d) on the project “Contextual scientometrics – Uncovering and understanding referencing patterns to the ancient canon in modern scholarly discourses” (MECANO – MSCA Doctoral Network) The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Institute of Computer Science seeks to fill the above position from 1 September 2024. This PhD position is part of the project MECANO (Mechanics of Canon Formation and the Transmission of Knowledge from Graeco-Roman Antiquity) that has received funding from Horizon Europe Program for Research and Innovation under the MSCA Doctoral Networks 2022, Grant Agreement No. 101120349. This is a full-time PhD position with the expected start in September 2024. This PhD position will be based at Leipzig University un…

2024-02-08

RECOMMENDED: Large Language Models and Academic Writing

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The South African Journal of Science recently published an article by Martin Bekker (University of the Witwatersrand) that explores a tiered model for assessing academic authors’ engagement with large language models (LLMs) like OpenAI’s ChatGPT. “Large language models and academic writing: Five tiers of engagement” offers guidance for academic journal editors, university instructors and curriculum ...read more

RECOMMENDED: Large Language Models and Academic Writing

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The South African Journal of Science recently published an article by Martin Bekker (University of the Witwatersrand) that explores a tiered model for assessing academic authors’ engagement with large language models (LLMs) like OpenAI’s ChatGPT. “Large language models and academic writing: Five tiers of engagement” offers guidance for academic journal editors, university instructors and curriculum ...read more

EVENT: 2024 Symposium on African Digital Humanities

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The 2024 Symposium on African Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities, African Stories, and Agency will take place on February 15-16, 2024, from 8:30AM-5:00PM GMT at the University of Ghana-Legon and online via Zoom. The 2024 symposium “seeks to stimulate a dialogue that addresses the intersections of the digital humanities and African stories and agency. We will ...read more

EVENT: 2024 Symposium on African Digital Humanities

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The 2024 Symposium on African Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities, African Stories, and Agency will take place on February 15-16, 2024, from 8:30AM-5:00PM GMT at the University of Ghana-Legon and online via Zoom. The 2024 symposium “seeks to stimulate a dialogue that addresses the intersections of the digital humanities and African stories and agency. We will ...read more

EVENT: Queer and Trans Art as Knowledge Mobilization

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The University of Toronto’s Critical Digital Humanities Initiative hosts a Lightning Lunch series on Zoom. Coming up on Wednesday, February 14, at 12:00pm EST, speakers Cait McKinney (Simon Fraser University), Chris Vargas (Western Washington University), and Dallas Fellini (University of Toronto) will share their work in a discussion titled “Queer & Trans Art as Knowledge ...read more

EVENT: Queer and Trans Art as Knowledge Mobilization

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The University of Toronto’s Critical Digital Humanities Initiative hosts a Lightning Lunch series on Zoom. Coming up on Wednesday, February 14, at 12:00pm EST, speakers Cait McKinney (Simon Fraser University), Chris Vargas (Western Washington University), and Dallas Fellini (University of Toronto) will share their work in a discussion titled “Queer & Trans Art as Knowledge ...read more

EVENT: Indigenous Knowledges – Introductory Workshop

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

Indigenous Knowledges, a free introductory workshop presented by AHRC-NEH Indigenous Knowledges, will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 10:00-11:30am GMT. This workshop will be the first in a series of four that “will explore relationship building, Indigenous research ethics, Protocols, data sovereignty, and developing digitally curated collections through the CMS platform Mukurtu.” Peter ...read more

EVENT: Indigenous Knowledges – Introductory Workshop

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

Indigenous Knowledges, a free introductory workshop presented by AHRC-NEH Indigenous Knowledges, will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 10:00-11:30am GMT. This workshop will be the first in a series of four that “will explore relationship building, Indigenous research ethics, Protocols, data sovereignty, and developing digitally curated collections through the CMS platform Mukurtu.” Peter ...read more

CFP: Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum 2024

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 11 minutes

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) invites proposals for the in-person 2024 DLF Forum, which will be held in partnership with Michigan State University Libraries and the MSU College of Arts and Letters in East Lansing, Michigan, July 29-31, 2024. Office hours will be held on February 15 (register here) for prospective presenters to learn more ...read more

CFP: Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum 2024

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 11 minutes

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) invites proposals for the in-person 2024 DLF Forum, which will be held in partnership with Michigan State University Libraries and the MSU College of Arts and Letters in East Lansing, Michigan, July 29-31, 2024. Office hours will be held on February 15 (register here) for prospective presenters to learn more ...read more

CFP: Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship (ILiADS) 2024

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 11 minutes

The ILiADS Steering Committee welcomes proposals for the seventh annual Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship which will be hosted in person, July 14-19, 2024, by Pitts Theology Library at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Collaborative digital project teams are invited to submit proposals to participate in the week-long summer institute. From the call: ILiADS ...read more

CFP: Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship (ILiADS) 2024

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 11 minutes

The ILiADS Steering Committee welcomes proposals for the seventh annual Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship which will be hosted in person, July 14-19, 2024, by Pitts Theology Library at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Collaborative digital project teams are invited to submit proposals to participate in the week-long summer institute. From the call: ILiADS ...read more

CFP: Summer 2024 Open Education Publishing Institute

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York has announced a call for participants for their Open Education Publishing Institute to be held in Summer 2024. The three-week hybrid institute will take place in person June 12th-14th, 2024 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York, and virtually via Zoom June 17th-27th, with ...read more

CFP: Summer 2024 Open Education Publishing Institute

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York has announced a call for participants for their Open Education Publishing Institute to be held in Summer 2024. The three-week hybrid institute will take place in person June 12th-14th, 2024 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York, and virtually via Zoom June 17th-27th, with ...read more

CFP: Keystone DH 2024 Conference

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

Keystone DH — a network of institutions and practitioners committed to advancing collaborative scholarship in digital humanities research and pedagogy across the Mid-Atlantic — has announced that the annual Keystone DH conference will be hosted in-person by the DIGIT program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College on May 20-22, 2024. Conference organizers have shared ...read more

CFP: Keystone DH 2024 Conference

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

Keystone DH — a network of institutions and practitioners committed to advancing collaborative scholarship in digital humanities research and pedagogy across the Mid-Atlantic — has announced that the annual Keystone DH conference will be hosted in-person by the DIGIT program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College on May 20-22, 2024. Conference organizers have shared ...read more

CFP: Boston DH 2024 Conference

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The call for proposals for Boston DH 2024, a “one day symposium of greater Boston-area scholars, community members, library and archives professionals, students, and practitioners across disciplines who engage with digital approaches, pedagogy, and methods in humanities and social sciences research” has been extended to February 16, 2024. The event will take place on April ...read more

CFP: Boston DH 2024 Conference

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The call for proposals for Boston DH 2024, a “one day symposium of greater Boston-area scholars, community members, library and archives professionals, students, and practitioners across disciplines who engage with digital approaches, pedagogy, and methods in humanities and social sciences research” has been extended to February 16, 2024. The event will take place on April ...read more

FUNDING/OPPORTUNITY: Civic Switchboard Institutes

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 11 minutes

With the support of IMLS funding, Civic Switchboard aims to develop the capacity of academic and public libraries in civic data ecosystems. The project team has announced a series of institutes taking place throughout 2024 that may be of interest to library workers engaged with digital research support and data literacy instruction. From the announcement: ...read more

FUNDING/OPPORTUNITY: Civic Switchboard Institutes

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

With the support of IMLS funding, Civic Switchboard aims to develop the capacity of academic and public libraries in civic data ecosystems. The project team has announced a series of institutes taking place throughout 2024 that may be of interest to library workers engaged with digital research support and data literacy instruction. From the announcement: ...read more

FUNDING/OPPORTUNITY: Statistics and Network Analysis Workshops (Mathematical Humanists Project)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The Mathematical Humanists project, from the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History at New Media at George Mason University and the University of California-Los Angeles, is offering a series of workshops “on the mathematics that underpins common Digital Humanities (DH) methods.” Workshops will cover topics such as applied statistics, graphs and networks, linear algebra, and discrete ...read more

FUNDING/OPPORTUNITY: Statistics and Network Analysis Workshops (Mathematical Humanists Project)

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The Mathematical Humanists project, from the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History at New Media at George Mason University and the University of California-Los Angeles, is offering a series of workshops “on the mathematics that underpins common Digital Humanities (DH) methods.” Workshops will cover topics such as applied statistics, graphs and networks, linear algebra, and discrete ...read more

Walking with Constable: The Cambridge Edition | CDH x Cambridge Festival

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

Walking with Constable is a university-wide research project led by Cambridge Digital Humanities, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge University Library, which has been exploring how we can use digital technologies to take archive material out of museums and libraries and interact with it in the landscape. On this ‘Cambridge Edition’ we’ll experience how we’ve

Making Meaning out of Data: Machine Learning for Humanities Research

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

Convenor: Estara Arrant (CDH Methods Fellow) This methods workshop will teach students three powerful machine learning algorithms appropriate for Humanities research projects. These algorithms are designed to help you identify and explore meaningful patterns and correlations in your research material and are appropriate for descriptive, qualitative data sets of almost any size. These algorithms are

Theorising Transparency in Digital Culture

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

Convenor: Carleigh Morgan (CDH Methods Fellow) This project begins from the premise that ‘transparency’ is not clear at all. Transparency is historically mediated, culturally constructed, and ideologically complex. Understood expansively, transparency is enmeshed with a variety of functions and associations, having been mobilised as a political call to action; a design methodology; a radical practice

Seeing the Database Differently: Qualitative Data Analysis in Cultural Heritage

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

Convenor: Orla Delaney (CDH Methods Fellow) What does it mean to prioritise small data over big data? Cultural heritage datasets, such as museum databases and digital archives, seem to resist the quantitative methods we usually associate with data science work, asking to be read and explored rather than aggregated and analysed. This workshop provides participants

Creative-Critical Methods: Bearing Witness to Personal and Collective Trauma

Source: CDH | Reading time: 8 minutes

Convenor: Dita N. Love (CDH Methods Fellow) Sarah Ahmed and Jackie Stacey wrote that “speaking out about injustice, trauma, pain and grief have become crucial aspects of contemporary life which have transformed notions of what it means to be a subject, what it means to speak, and how we can understand the formation of communities

Harvesting Data and Visualising Cultural Transmission

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

Convenors: Leah Brainerd & Alex Gushurst-Moore (CDH Methods Fellow) Centuries of ceramics. Millenia of maquettes. How do we grapple with large datasets? Join archaeologist Leah Brainerd and art historian Alex Gushurst-Moore to increase your computational literacy, learn how to scrape data from collections databases, and interpret that data through visual means. Over two, two-hour sessions,

Video Data Analysis for social science and humanities

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 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

Introduction to R Studio and R Markdown

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

Convenor: Giulia Grisot (CDH RSE 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

Faust Shop: Discover your artificial double | CDH x Cambridge Festival

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

Technology offers us the world – but what does it take away? What is the bargain here? The Faust Shop, an augmented theatrical experience embedded in a lab environment, asks these and related questions. Faust Shop 2.0 adapts Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s version of the Faust legend to the digital age. It focuses on the Homunculus

Am I Normal? | CDH x Cambridge Festival

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

Please note, tickets are available but not required for this exhibition. ‘Am I Normal?’ and ‘Dreamy Cops’ are two art installations by Tristan Dot which investigate notions of AI, including Computer Vision, surveillance, the human body and normativity. The first, ‘Am I normal?’, is an interactive installation reflecting on body control in public spaces through

Share Your Expertise: A Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon | CDH x Cambridge Festival

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

How do we learn about the world around us and what sources do we trust for information? We may turn to teachers and books, but we also turn to collective knowledge online. Each month, Wikipedia and Wikimedia entries are viewed over 20 billion times. And those pages are fed into AI tools like ChatGPT to share answers

2024-02-07

CLARIN Café - ParlaMint: Watch Online

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

CLARIN Café - ParlaMint: Watch Online If you missed the latest CLARIN Café, you can now watch the recorded event online!  Watch CLARIN Café - ParlaMint. Read the full programme.  Karina Berger 7 February 2024

2024-02-06

The Big Leap: Top Tips for History Coursework moving from A-Levels to University

Source: Digital Humanities – The Gale Review | Reading time: 9 minutes

│By Lydia Clarke, Gale Ambassador at the University of Leeds│ Moving to a completely new place is incredibly challenging. After A-Levels, I know the last thing you want to think about is university assignments, but I promise they are not that scary. Whilst there is sadly not a magical wand to whisk away university stress, ... Read more The post The Big Leap: Top Tips for History Coursework moving from A-Levels to University appeared first on The Gale Review.

2024-02-05

MapReader Community Calls begin 15th Feb

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

Want to meet people analyzing historical maps using computer vision? Curious to see MapReader in action? Join the MapReader team for our first community call on Thursday, Feb 15 at 4pm UK time! Details here: docs.google.com/document/d/1… MapReader: http://mapreader.readthedocs.io/en/latest/ More calls to follow…18 April and 20 June. Please message with any queries! 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Manuscript Monday: LJS 416 – [Regulations for mills and bakeries]. (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 18 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 416, official copies of regulations pertaining to mills and bakeries in Rouen from the 14th century up to 1518. The copies were made at the request of Pierre Tassel, overseer of the Rouen mills (fermier des moulinsContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 416 – [Regulations for mills and bakeries]. (Video Orientation)"

Staffel 6 Reveal: Wir begleiten die DHd2024-Konferenz in Passau

Source: RaDiHum 20 | Reading time: 8 minutes

Wenn etwas zwei Mal in gleicher Weise durchgeführt wird, dann ist es eine Tradition, oder? Na, jedenfalls hoffen wir, dass es zu einer Tradition werden könnte, dass wir die DHd-Konferenz medial begleiten. In diesem Jahr sind wir auf jeden Fall in Passau wieder dabei und mehr noch, wir sind sogar jetzt schon im Studio! Um […] Der Beitrag Staffel 6 Reveal: Wir begleiten die DHd2024-Konferenz in Passau erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

2024-02-02

2024-02-01

HiTZ Centre to Coordinate Spain's Integration into CLARIN

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 3 minutes

HiTZ Centre to Coordinate Spain's Integration into CLARIN The HiTZ Centre at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) will lead the integration of CLARIAH-ES into the European distributed research infrastructures CLARIN and DARIAH. The HiTZ Center at the UPV/EHU organised the first meeting of the distributed research infrastructure CLARIAH-ES in Donostia on January 25 and 26. This infrastructure will coordinate Spain’s participation in CLARIN and DARIAH, two of Europe’s largest scientific infrastructures in the humanities and social sciences.  Members of the distributed research infrastructure CLARIAH-ES. Both infrastructures are part of the European Strategic Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), constituted by EU Member States and the European Commission. …

2024-01-31

New Document Editor

Source: READ-COOP | Reading time: 21 minutes

We’re pleased to announce the latest updates to our document editor, bringing you a more intuitive and cleaner interface. Our commitment to improving the user experience has resulted in several enhancements that will make your document editing process smoother and more efficient. Let’s see what’s new! Redesigned Setting bars The first notable change is that […] The post New Document Editor appeared first on READ-COOP.

New Vacancy: Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities at CDH

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

Cambridge Digital Humanities seeks to recruit an Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities, to be appointed to the Faculty of English. The appointee will take up the post in September 2024. Cambridge Digital Humanities (CDH) is a thriving research centre reaching across multiple faculties in the School of Arts and Humanities and School of Humanities and

Code as Conversation: Transmedia Dialogues Around Critical Code Studies

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

Keynote: Professor David Berry (Sussex) Co-convenors: Claire Carroll & Orla Delaney Description ‘Hello World!’ is how all computer programmers begin, and it’s how Mark C. Marino opens his manifesto for critical code studies. This elementary exercise in coding, accompanied by the instruction PRINT, demonstrates that “code exists not for machines but for humans who need to communicate with the machine

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The Role of the SAT Buddhist Scripture Database Project in Japanese Digital Humanities

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

Presenters Masahiro Shimoda (Emeritus Professor of the University of Tokyo and Professor of Musashino University) Kiyonori Nagasaki (Senior Fellow, International Institute for Digital Humanities) Abstract As the leader of the SAT Buddhist Scripture Database, Professor Shimoda has been dedicated to building a text dataset for East Asian Buddhist scriptures. This project has significantly contributed to

2024-01-30

“My perfect platform would be telepathy” | Facilitating autistic sociality through participatory design workshops

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

Convenor: Professor Nelya Koyteko (CDH Visiting Academic) Abstract: Cognitive differences in autism are sometimes thought to preclude socio-cultural participation. By contrast, this presentation will show how such differences can facilitate the co-creation of innovative design spaces through affiliation and collaborative sense-making processes. After providing an overview of novel social media design features suggested by participants,

Exploring Trove’s digitised periodicals

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 3 minutes

While Trove’s digitised newspapers get all the attention, there are many other digitised periodicals to explore. But it’s not easy to find them from the Trove web interface – unlike the newspapers, there’s no list of digitised titles. So to help researchers find and use Trove’s digitised periodicals, I’ve created a searchable database using Datasette-Lite. Try it out! Search for the titles of digitised periodicals. View the details of an individual title (note the link to available issues at the bottom. Browse a list of available issues. The database currently contains details of 923 different titles, and over 37,000 individual issues. You can search for titles by keyword, then click through to view a full list of issues from a periodical. As well as basic descriptive metadata and links ba…

2024-01-29

Zuojing Gao

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

Zuojing (Isabelle) received a BA in Media and Cultural Studies from Lancaster University with first class honours. She specialises in the philosophy of technology on ideology shaping. At CDH, her research delves into the societal impact of the internet, engaging topics in online surveillance capitalism, gamification, and propaganda. She starts a conversation between academic fields

Manuscript Monday: LJS 412 – [Four treatises on astrolabes and astronomy]. (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 18 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 412, four treatises on astrolabes and astronomy, the first and fourth treatise are incomplete; the first treatise skips from chapter 22 to chapter 30 (f. 5-6) and the fourth treatise is missing some amount of the beginning,Continue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 412 – [Four treatises on astrolabes and astronomy]. (Video Orientation)"

CDH accepting applications for British Academy International Fellowships 2024

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

Cambridge Digital Humanities (CDH) at the University of Cambridge welcomes applications for the British Academy International Fellowships 2024. The deadline for applications to CDH is midnight on Wednesday 21 February 2024, and the deadline for applications to the British Academy is 13 March 2024. The International Fellowships Programme provides support for outstanding early career researchers to make

2024-01-27

Centre news vol. 63 - January 2024

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

Centre news vol. 63 - January 2024 CLARIN technical open hour, Monday 5 February at 11:00 CET The next edition of the CLARIN technology open hour is planned for Monday 5 February at 11:00 CET. You can join virtually and ask our developers and infrastructure specialists anything. Anyone is welcome to join! There will be another open hour on 4 March. INT: renewed B-centre certificate The Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal (or Dutch Language Institute) has successfully renewed its CoreTrustSeal and CLARIN B-centre certificate. Congratulations! Save the date: Centre Meeting 2024 The Centre Meeting is the yearly gathering for everyone who is involved in setting up or hosting a CLARIN centre, with a special focus on technical infrastructure. The 2024 edition will take place in hybrid form, participants can join in person in Utrecht virtually via Zoom. Details will follow, but the date has been settled: 12 and 13 June. New on the CLARIN forum Suggest a theme for the CLARIN Technical Open Hour! Clarification on SURFconext’s email to Service Provider operators about “Metadata Signing Key Update for SURFconext Service Providers” Call for Abstracts: CLARIN2024 CMDI landing page revamped RDA Europe vacancies - deadline 31 January New software releases Maintenance releases of the metadata curation dashboard (6.2.0, changelog) and the link checker (3.2.0, changelog). Dieter Van Uytvanck 27 January 2024 centre news

2024-01-26

JADH2024: Call for Papers

Source: Japanese Association for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 4 minutes

JADH2024: Call for Papers “Leveraging AI and Digital Humanities for Sustainable Infrastructure” The Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (JADH) is pleased to announce its 13th annual conference, to be held at the University of Tokyo on September 18-20, 2024. We invite proposals on all aspects of Digital Humanities, and especially encourage papers treating topics that deal with practices that cross borders, for example, between academic fields, media, languages, cultures, organizations, and so on, as related to the field of Digital Humanities. The recent advent of Artificial Intelligence has had a significant impact on Digital Humanities, and many presentations have been made at recent DH-related conferences. Furthermore, there's a global push towards establishing digital infrastruc…

2024-01-25

Proposals for the 2024 AGM Due by 16 February

Source: CAA International | Reading time: 2 minutes

Do you have an idea for a new Special Interest Group (SIG) or would you like to form a new national chapter in your country? The CAA membership votes on proposals at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which is held in conjunction with the annual conference. The 2024 AGM will be at the University of […]

Critical Code Studies in Conversation

Source: CDH | Reading time: 10 minutes

Keen to explore ideas and methods from the emerging field of critical code studies (CCS) with a wider pool of researchers, PhD students Claire Carroll and Orla Delaney took it into their own hands to create a collaborative, hybrid space for just that. The Cultural Politics of Code reading group successfully launched in October 2023,

CALL FOR PAPERS | Code as Conversation: Transmedia Dialogues Around Critical Code Studies (1 June 2024, Cambridge, UK)

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

Call for Papers Code as Conversation Transmedia Dialogues Around Critical Code Studies University of Cambridge, Saturday 1 June, 2024 Keynote: Professor David Berry (Sussex) Co-convenors: Claire Carroll & Orla Delaney ‘Hello World!’ is how all computer programmers begin, and it’s how Mark C. Marino opens his manifesto for critical code studies. This elementary exercise in

CLARIN is Joining Horizon Europe OSCARS Project

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 2 minutes

CLARIN is Joining Horizon Europe OSCARS Project   The five ‘Science Clusters’, which in the past four years worked together on funded projects under the Horizon 2020 programme, have now embarked on a new project: Horizon Europe OSCARS. The ambitious project, which aims to foster the uptake of Open Science in Europe by developing long-term interdisciplinary FAIR data services and working practices, will take place over the next four years.  Many world-class European research infrastructures (RIs) are organised into one of the five major Science Clusters (Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Photon and Neutron Science, Astronomy, Nuclear and Particle Physics). In the past four years, the Science Clusters have worked towards making open data easily accessible to both researchers and the public, by promoting scientific data management for enabling Open Science. As a result, the five Science Clusters are an integral part of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative and will further contribute to its development and implementation process through their participation in OSCARS. CLARIN is proud to be participating in OSCARS as part of the SSHOC cluster. CLARIN is one of three research infrastructures from the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) area to represent the Cluster, together with DARIAH ERIC and CESSDA. Our involvement ensures that the SSH community is included in the project’s developments.    To maintain the high momentum achieved during the Horizon 2020 programme, OSCARS has been granted ~25M EUR funding in the framework of the European Commission Horizon Europe call HORIZON-INFRA-2023-EOSC-01-01, under grant agreement no. 101129751, and will be implemented in the next four years. For more information, visit the OSCARS project page. Karina Berger 25 January 2024

2024-01-24

The Sloane Lab Community Fellowship Round Three (2 positions)

Source: UCLDH Blog | Reading time: 4 minutes

We are seeking to appoint Community Fellows (2 positions available) 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, practice and/or research-led projects with […]

Exploring Epistemic Virtues and Vices: Data, Infrastructures, and Episteme between Collaboration and Exploitation

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

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), in collaboration with the German Historical Institute Washington (GHI), the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM), and the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) Tokyo, invite you to the Sixth Conference on Digital Humanities and Digital History. The main themes of our conference this year are epistemology and ethics. Speakers will explore the ethical and epistemological implications of digital knowledge production in the humanities and beyond. The conference program includes a keynote by Harald Kümmerle (DIJ, Tokyo), a roundtable with experts of digital history, as well as workshops on digital publication and pedagogy.  We are looking forward to welcoming you online or in-person in Belval, Luxembour…

2024-01-23

Registration open for the RLUK24 Conference

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 11 minutes

#RLUK24 Virtual Conference :: 20-22 March 2024 New Frontiers: The expanding scope of the modern research library Registration is now open for the RLUK24 Conference, being held virtually on 20-24 March. Full details, including information on bursaries and networking grants, can be found on the RLUK Conference website. The role of the research library [...] The post Registration open for the RLUK24 Conference appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

Call for Abstracts: CLARIN2024

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

Call for Abstracts: CLARIN2024 The call for the submission of extended abstracts for the CLARIN Annual Conference 2024 (CLARIN2024) is now open. The CLARIN Annual Conference is organised for the wider humanities and social sciences community in order to exchange experiences in working with the CLARIN infrastructure, share best practices, and discuss plans for future developments. CLARIN2024 will be a face-to-face event, which will also be fully accessible virtually. The conference will take place in Barcelona, Spain. You are invited to submit your abstract until 12 April 2024. Read the full call. Karina Berger 23 January 2024

The map is not the territory - Perspectives on the Amazon Basin

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

As you read these lines, the Amazons Rainforest keeps on burning. During the month of August 2018, the news spread fast over social media platforms. Hashtags such as #wildfires #AmazonFires #SaveTheAmazons made their trends for not more than seven days. Other trends rapidly covered #AmazonFires trends. Approximately one million hectares of high biodiversity forests have been burned so far since the #AmazonFires started. Almost 20% of the Amazon rainforest has been devastated. Reports from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) show that in the first seven months of 2019, the deforestation rate in the Brazilian Amazon increased by 278%. Experts estimate that it would take 200 years for those forests to regenerate. The Amazon is the largest and most diverse Rainforest in the world.…

2024-01-22

Greek Dialogues | Critical Editing with AI: Herculaneum Papyri

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

Please note this event is organised by Cambridge Centre for Greek Studies Greek Dialogues | Critical Editing with AI: Herculaneum Papyri Seminar Six of Cambridge Centre for Greek Studies' fourth Greek Dialogues series features Professor James Brusuelas (University of Kentucky) discussing the dramatic impacts artificial intelligence is having in the field of papyri analysis. In

Manuscript Monday: LJS 411 – Sharḥ-i Zīj-i Ulugh Bēg. = شرح زيج الغ بيگ. (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 18 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 411, a commentary on the Zīj-i jadīd-i Sulṭānī, which comprised tables of calendar calculations, trigonometry, planets, and stars compiled from observations made at the observatory in Samarqand, completed in 1447. Includes some tables, marginal commentary attributed toContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 411 – Sharḥ-i Zīj-i Ulugh Bēg. = شرح زيج الغ بيگ. (Video Orientation)"

2024-01-20

RaDiHum20 spricht mit Jacqueline Klusik-Eckert vom Podcast #arthistoCast

Source: RaDiHum 20 | Reading time: 8 minutes

Hallo und ein schönes neues Jahr 2024. Wir hoffen, ihr seid alle gut ins Jahr gekommen und freuen uns, euch heute mit einer neuen Podcastfolge zu unterhalten. Unsere Gesprächspartnerin für diese Folge ist für uns keine Unbekannte, denn wir durften sie schon einmal hier begrüßen: Jacqueline Klusik-Eckert vom Podcast #arthistoCast – der Podcast zur Digitalen […] Der Beitrag RaDiHum20 spricht mit Jacqueline Klusik-Eckert vom Podcast #arthistoCast erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

2024-01-19

Spring 2024 Events

Source: Digital Humanities Initiative | Reading time: 6 minutes

Please go to dh.rutgers.edu/calendar or to libcal.rutgers.edu/calendar/nblworkshops to explore the full range of offerings from the Libraries, including data science and qualitative data streams. Reserve your spot to receive Zoom links and do-ahead software downloads and workshop materials. Digital Humanities and Narrative Tuesday, February 6, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (registration link | instructor: Francesca Giannetti) Wednesday, February 7, 10:00-11:30 a.m. (registration link | instructor: Francesca Giannetti) The collection and presentation of evidence in the humanities advances new perspectives more so than proof of a given argument. This workshop explores how humanities scholars use digital tools in the service of narrative. A hands-on portion will focus on one

RLUK Digital Shift Forum: Digital GLAM and IIIF

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 13 minutes

RLUK, as part of its Digital Shift Forum series, is holding a number of events exploring the use of IIIF across the GLAM sector and how it can enable users to re-use and research unique digital content within special collections, galleries, archives, and museums. These events are free to attend and open to all, [...] The post RLUK Digital Shift Forum: Digital GLAM and IIIF appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

CFP: DH Showcase 2024

Source: Digital Humanities Initiative | Reading time: 6 minutes

Submission deadline: February 16, 2024 DH Showcase: March 19, 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET (Register) The interdisciplinary field of digital humanities (DH) aims to bring together humanistic inquiry and digital technologies, organizing new modes of archival research, developing computer-aided methodologies for answering humanistic questions, curating digitized collections of all kinds, bringing digital platforms into the classroom in creative ways, and engaging critically with the culture of digital media. In order to encourage collaboration and community at Rutgers, and regionally in the state of New Jersey, the Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative invites contributions to a Digital Humanities Showcase, to be held at Alexander Library

#JobOpening Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Digital Humanities – University of Manchester

Source: ALLC RSS | Reading time: 2 minutes

7 Feb 2024 - 00:00 #JobOpening Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Digital Humanities – University of Manchester The University of Manchester invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for an open-ended, full-time Lectureship in Digital Humanities (Teaching & Research contract). The successful candidate will have a PhD in Digital Humanities or in any of the humanities subject areas in the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures. We are interested in candidates with expertise in one or several of the following methods applied to research in the humanities: Computational humanities Natural language processing/text mining Network analysis in the humanities The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development, delivery and administration of teaching on the new BA and MA programmes in Digital Media, Culture and Society, which offer advanced study in the critique and design of digital media and technology with a particular focus on their cultural and social implications, as well as to the Minor in Digital Humanities. The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct research and publish work that meets standards of international excellence and complements the research strengths of the Digital Humanities, Media and Culture team. Application deadline: 7 February 2024 Details at: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/Job/JobDetail?JobId=27762 Contact: [email protected]

Eight tenure track positions Assistant Professor - Danish Institute for Advanced Study (DIAS)

Source: ALLC RSS | Reading time: 5 minutes

1 Mar 2024 - 00:00 Eight tenure track positions Assistant Professor - Danish Institute for Advanced Study (DIAS) The Danish Institute for Advanced Study (DIAS) seeks to fill eight tenure track positions at the Assistant Professor level. DIAS Assistant Professor tenure track positions run for up to six years, after which tenure will be offered subject to positive evaluations and reviews. The successful candidate must have an international profile and a strong emerging record of research and funding excellence as well as novel ideas with a clear potential to expand our frontiers of knowledge. DIAS is growing, and this call is in fact the first of five calls: DIAS will hire a minimum of five research fellows at the Assistant Professor level per year for the next five years (2024-2028). …

2024-01-18

Sentiment Analysis with R

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

Convenor: Giulia Grisot (CDH Teaching Associate) This workshop will delve into the intricacies of sentiment analysis using R, offering participants a comprehensive understanding of this text mining technique and a chance to gain hands-on experience with sentiment scoring methodologies and advanced sentiment visualisation. Designed for intermediate R users, this session aims to equip attendees with

2024-01-17

CAA Email List

Source: CAA International | Reading time: 2 minutes

CAA sends periodic emails about membership, updates on the annual conference, and other information of interest to the membership. CAA’s policy is to send these general messages to current members as well as those from the prior two years. Current members also receive occasional emails regarding CAA business, including the Annual General Meeting and officer […]

Bids Invited for the CAA2026 and CAA2027 Conferences

Source: CAA International | Reading time: 2 minutes

Would you like to bring the CAA International conference to your city or university? CAA is currently accepting proposals to organise the CAA2026 and CAA2027 conferences. Conference bids, which must be supported by a long-standing CAA member, are voted on by the membership, usually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Please visit the Future Conferences […]

Understanding, Detecting and Designing for the ‘Human Gap’ Upstream in a World of Generative AI

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

Understanding, Detecting and Designing for the ‘Human Gap’ Upstream in a World of Generative AI Speaker: Dr Chantelle Brandt Larsen (Arau, Switzerland) Abstract This lecture proposes to provide a real-world understanding of the human gap in Artificial Intelligence (AI) implementation. It highlights the high failure rate of AI projects, and goes into the findings of

Now Hiring: CRASSH Finance Coordinator

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) supports, promotes and conducts interdisciplinary research of the highest order. It is one of the biggest and most active research centres in Europe producing a high number of conferences, events networks, visiting academics, and longer-term interdisciplinary research projects and events. An exciting opportunity has

Coverage-based Comparisons of Cultural Diversity

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

I recently went to the CUDAN conference in Tallinn, where I presented some work together with @melvin.wevers and @mike.kestemont on measuring cultural diversity in folktales. I wrote a short notebook about my presentation, see the link below. If you have any comments, let me know! karsdorp.io Coverage-based Comparisons of Cultural Diversity This notebook is the first of a series of notebooks based on a talk I gave at the CUDAN 2023 conference in Tallinn, Estonia (https://cudan.tlu.ee/conference/) together with Melvin Wevers and Mike Kestemont, titled Steady Formulas, Shifting Spells:... 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Transcription vs Translation

Source: READ-COOP | Reading time: 24 minutes

Do I need to transcribe or translate handwritten text to be able to work with it? Well, that depends on your situation. If you have a text written in a language that you don’t understand, then you would require a translation of it. If you have a text  in a language that you are technically […] The post Transcription vs Translation  appeared first on READ-COOP.

2024-01-16

Technology Eats History: Time and Techno-metabolism in the Anthropocene

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

What we call “technology” today involves intensely concentrated metabolic processes, ingesting and transforming energy and materials on a planetary scale. Techno-metabolism also concentrates and compresses time. Its temporalities include Earth's deep past (fossil fuels, minerals) and its present (biological net primary production). The Anthropocene epoch – with humanity as a new geological force – now appears likely to consume, as well, the human future, potentially to the extinction of our species. Holding multiple temporal and spatial scales within our analytic frameworks has proven (unsurprisingly) difficult for STS and History of Technology. This talk offers ways of reconfiguring our conceptual and methodological tools to meet this urgent challenge. Paul N. Edwards is Director of the Program on Science, Technology & Society at Stanford University (where he also co-directs the Stanford Existential Risks Initiative), and Professor of Information and History(Emeritus) at the University of Michigan. He is the author of A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming (MIT Press, 2010) and co-editor of Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance (MIT Press, 2001), as well as numerous articles and other books. With Janet Vertesi, he co-edits a book series, Infrastructures, for MIT Press. Edwards recently served as a Lead Author for the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2021).   Tuesday, 30 January 2024, at 17.30 CET C²DH Open Space (4th floor, Maison des Sciences humaines) 30 January 2024 Digital history & historiography Methodology Conferences Published Photo by Carlos Andrés Reyes (Own work) [CC BY 2.0 Deed], via Flickr. Rotated and cropped.

Call for Hosts: Digital Humanities Conference 2026 (DH2026)

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

The Conference Coordinating Committee of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) invites proposals to host the Digital Humanities Conference in 2026 (DH2026). Digital Humanities (DH) is ADHO’s annual international conference. ADHO’s constituent organizations are the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH), the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH), the Canadian Society for Digital… Read More »Call for Hosts: Digital Humanities Conference 2026 (DH2026)

2024-01-15

Nominations pour le Prix de contribution exceptionnelle de la CSDH/SCHN

Source: CSDH / SCHN | Reading time: 4 minutes

Description: Le Prix de contribution exceptionnelle de la CSDH/SCHN récompense un projet ou une publication exceptionnelle par un·e chercheur·se canadien·ne, ou un·e chercheur·se d’une institution canadienne, ou une équipe basée dans une institution canadienne. La SCHN/CSDH cherche à souligner ainsi une contribution majeure et récente au champ des humanités numériques sous la forme d’une publication […]

First Steps in Coding with R

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

Convenor: Dr Estara Arrant (Cambridge University Library) This session is aimed at researchers with minimal coding experience or who have not done any coding but have data they want to explore and visualise. However, you do not need to have a full set of data to benefit from this class. You will learn the fundamentals

Nominations for 2024 CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Contribution Award

Source: CSDH / SCHN | Reading time: 4 minutes

Description: This award is given for an exemplary project or publication by a Canadian researcher, or a researcher at a Canadian institution, or a team based at a Canadian institution. It recognizes a major contribution to the field of digital humanities, broadly conceived, in the form of a recent scholarly publication or published software or […]

Manuscript Monday: LJS 410 – al-Mulakhkhaṣ fī al-hayʼah. = الملخص في الهيئة. (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 17 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 410, a commentary on Maḥmūd ibn Muḥammad al-Jighmīnī’s Mulakhkhaṣ fī al-hayʼah – an astronomical treatise – with extensive marginal commentary. Digital copies and a full record are available through Franklin. Record on Internet Archive with link toContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 410 – al-Mulakhkhaṣ fī al-hayʼah. = الملخص في الهيئة. (Video Orientation)"

New Collection in DRI – Kilkenny Traditional Shopfront Signage Project 2021

Source: Blog Archives - Digital Repository Ireland | Reading time: 7 minutes

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is pleased to announce that a new collection – the Kilkenny Traditional Shopfront Signage Project 2021 – has been published in the Repository through Kilkenny County Library. The Kilkenny Traditional Shopfront Signage Project (KTSSP) 2021 is a stand-alone project, commissioned and supported by Kilkenny County Council’s Heritage Office Creative […] The post New Collection in DRI – Kilkenny Traditional Shopfront Signage Project 2021 appeared first on Digital Repository Ireland.

2024-01-14

The Trove Newspaper Data Dashboard now has an archive!

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 1 minutes

Since July 2022 I’ve been generating weekly snapshots of the contents of the Trove newspaper corpus. Every Sunday a new version of the Trove Newspaper Data Dashboard is created, highlighting what’s changed over the previous week, and visualising trends since April 2022 (when I first started regular data harvests). All of the past versions of the dashboard are preserved in GitHub, but there wasn’t an easy way to browse them, until now. If you want to find out what changed in any week since July 2022, you can now visit the Trove Data Dashboard Archive and select a date from the list! I created the archive by pulling all the versions from GitHub and saving them as individual files. I’ve also added some code to the weekly process that should automatically archive the past week from now on – we’ll see if it works next Sunday…

2024-01-12

FAIR Signposting Helps Users to Navigate the Scholarly Web

Source: Blog Archives - Digital Repository Ireland | Reading time: 7 minutes

Last year the Digital Repository of Ireland was awarded a grant to participate in the FAIR-IMPACT project (project lead: Senior Software Engineer Kathryn Cassidy), which gave us access to the expertise and support we needed to test out several current and emerging FAIR-enabling tools. In this blog, we asked our Junior Software Developer Murilo Dias […] The post FAIR Signposting Helps Users to Navigate the Scholarly Web appeared first on Digital Repository Ireland.

ACH Nominations 2024

Source: The Association for Computers and the Humanities | Reading time: 5 minutes

ACH seeks three new Executive Council Representatives to serve a 4-year term (2024-2028) and a (co)Vice President(s)/President(s) Elect. Nominations are due February 1, 2024 via the brief nomination form. What does an ACH Executive Council Representative do? As an organization, ACH regularly runs a conference, a series of mentoring events, and distributes bursaries and other…Continue reading.

Customising Datasette-Lite to explore datasets in the GLAM Workbench

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 3 minutes

As well as tools and code, the GLAM Workbench includes a number of pre-harvested datasets for researchers to play with. But just including a link to a CSV file in GitHub or Zenodo isn’t very useful – it doesn’t help researchers understand what’s in the dataset, and why it might be useful. That’s why I’ve also started including links that open the CSV files in Datasette-Lite, enabling the contents to be searched, filtered, and faceted. Just look for the Explore in Datasette buttons! Datasette is an excellent tool for sharing and exploring data. I’ve used it in a number of projects such as the GLAM Name Index Search and the Tasmanian Post Office Directories. Datasette-Lite is a version of Datasette that runs completely in the user’s web browser – no need for separate servers! All you do is p…

2024-01-11

Advertising & popularizing media artifacts in Germany, France, and Luxembourg in the «long» 1960s

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

The «long» 1960s in Western Europe saw a dynamic development of mass consumption, especially in the field of consumer electronics. Media artifacts, such as transistor radios, television sets, or cassette recorders all became significantly more common in Luxembourg, France, and Germany, influencing the composition of the media ensemble and opening up new ways for consumers to interact with media. In a concomitant development brought about by the new market conditions, companies producing such media artifacts – such as Braun or Telefunken – became increasingly interested in marketing, placing consumers and their desires at the center of their considerations in lieu of production. Using internal company documents, advertisements and statistics as sources, this research traces how and at what scale producing companies used advertising and other marketing measures to popularize media artifacts in the «long» 1960s and how these efforts interrelated with the media ensemble. This project is part of Popkult60.   Wednesday, 21 February 2024 14.00 - 15.00 C²DH Open Space (4th floor, Maison des Sciences humaines) 21 February 2024 Contemporary history of Europe Transnational popular culture – Europe in the long 1960s (2) History of popular culture Media history Research seminars Published Hide image in content detail

Transkribus Sites – Publishing documents made easy

Source: READ-COOP | Reading time: 22 minutes

Managing the process of managing and publishing historical documents has never been easier! Creating a website that presents your transcribed material in a structured and searchable way can be a labour-intensive task. But in the new Transkribus Sites workspace, you have the power to create your own website – no need for a developer. With […] The post Transkribus Sites – Publishing documents made easy appeared first on READ-COOP.

Women and Conspiracy: Experiments with Paranoid Knowledges | Professor Clare Birchall

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

Women and Conspiracy: Experiments with Paranoid Knowledges Professor Clare Birchall (King's College London) Clare Birchall is Professor of Contemporary Culture at King's College London. She is the co-author of Conspiracy Theories in the Time of Covid-19 and the author of Radical Secrecy: The Ends of Transparency in Datafied America and Knowledge Goes Pop: From Conspiracy Theory to Gossip. She leads

The Next Billion Users: Internet Justice and the Global South | Professor Payal Arora

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

The Next Billion Users: Internet Justice and the Global South Professor Payal Arora (Utrecht University) Our digital worlds have largely been dictated by the values, needs, concerns, and aspirations of users in the West. But what about the rest of the world? Cheap mobile phones and data plans are bringing the next billion users online

The Future of Reproduction | Professor Sarah Franklin

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

The Future of Reproduction Professor Sarah Franklin (University of Cambridge) Sarah Franklin is Chair of Sociology at the University of Cambridge where she directs the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc). Her research addresses the history and culture of UK IVF, the IVF-stem cell interface, cloning, embryo research, and changing understandings of kinship, biology, and technology. She

2024-01-09

Elenor Ling

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

Elenor Ling is Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. She is interested in cross-disciplinary frameworks, advanced imaging and analytical techniques, including IIIF, and the innovative use of these digital tools and techniques to explore and share museum collections in new ways and with wide and diverse audiences in public engagement.

In Memoriam Rune Kyrkjebø 1968–2023

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

In Memoriam Rune Kyrkjebø 1968–2023 Rune Kyrkjebø 1968–2023 We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Rune Kyrkjebø on December 22, 2023. He was the assistant national coordinator of CLARINO and a member of the CLARIN Center Assessment Committee and a member of the User Involvement Committee. Rune leaves behind his wife Tone Merete Bruvik (who is on the Standing Committee for CLARIN Technical Centres Rune was a true humanistic scholar. He studied philology and got his PhD at the University of Bergen in 2001 with a text-critical analysis of Old Norse Kings’ sagas. He also studied theology and published a Norwegian psalm lexicon. In his work as researcher and later senior librarian, he was involved in very many Digital Humanities projects, such as the Wittgenstein Archives at Bergen, the Norwegian Language Collections, the lexicographical projects, and others. He published widely on mediaeval philology, transcription, OCR, Text Encoding Initiative See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text_Encoding_Initiative Rune became very engaged in CLARIN activities. With others, he gave CLARINO courses on language data management, produced a series of instructional videos on how to use CLARINO data and services, and kept the CLARINO Bergen Centre running. He was co-author of a chapter in the 2022 CLARIN book. We will miss Rune not only because he was always interested, helpful and dedicated, but also because he did so with a smile and a genuine modesty and friendliness. Written by Koenraad de Smedt Christine Dijkstra 9 January 2024

Exploring Named Entity Recognition in Gale Digital Scholar Lab

Source: Digital Humanities – The Gale Review | Reading time: 9 minutes

│By Sarah L. Ketchley, Senior Digital Humanities Specialist│ One of six embedded tools in Gale Digital Scholar Lab, Named Entity Recognition (NER) processes Optical Character Recognition (OCR) text data and captures information about a range of words defined as ‘entities’, detailed below. The tool is ideally suited for text-based analysis, including text encoding and mapping. ... Read more The post Exploring Named Entity Recognition in Gale Digital Scholar Lab appeared first on The Gale Review.

2024-01-08

『デジタル・ヒューマニティーズ』論文募集(2024年5月7日締切り)

Source: Japanese Association for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 0 minutes

デジタル・ヒューマニティーズ(人文情報学)の査読付きオープンアクセス日本語論文誌『デジタル・ヒューマニティーズ』第4号の論文募集を行っております。 投稿規定は以下のURLにてご確認ください。 https://www.jadh.org/jjdh 投稿は以下のURLからお願いいたします。 https://journals.jadh.org/index.php/jjdh/login 締切りは2024年5月7日です。 論文誌のバックナンバーは以下のURLにてご覧ください。 https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/jadh/-char/ja ぜひともご投稿いただきますよう、よろしくお願いいたします。

Yixun Zhou

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 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. He is interested in any cultural values and features revealed by

Yerin Kim

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 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

Yashila Bordag

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 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

Xiaoyi Jiang

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 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

Wanjia Wang

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 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

Shuxian Liu

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 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

Shuangyuan Cao

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 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

Maya Dharampal-Hornby

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 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

Laurel Boxall

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 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

John Schaefer

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 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

Gefeng Liu

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 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: 5 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

Christian Fernandez Perotti

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 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

Beyza Cicik

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 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

CLARIN and Libraries 2023: A Recap

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 5 minutes

CLARIN and Libraries 2023: A Recap In May 2022, the first CLARIN and Libraries took place in the Hague, Netherlands. The aim was to bring together the CLARIN community and national and academic libraries to present and discuss content delivery systems for researchers. The motivation for the workshop was the sense that various, mostly national, projects were disconnected from each other and also disconnected from research infrastructures such as CLARIN. The workshop resulted in a mailing list, blog post, keynote and a panel discussion at the 2022 CLARIN Annual Conference, two poster presentations, the CENL Dialogue Forum ‘National libraries as data’ and, finally, the plan to organise a second iteration of CLARIN and Libraries, to be hosted in Norway. C…

Manuscript Monday: LJS 409 – Kitāb al-Kashf wa-al-bayān… (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 18 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 409, two brief alchemical works written by a father for his son. Encoded alphabets are used occasionally in the manuscript, and a key is included (f. 3r). The item is undated; possibly copied in the 16th orContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 409 – Kitāb al-Kashf wa-al-bayān… (Video Orientation)"

Nelya Koteyko

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

Nelya Koteyko is Professor of Language and Communication at Queen Mary University of London. Her research focuses on the relationship between media discourse and everyday practices and identities, including stance taking and identity construction in social media. She is PI on the ESRC funded project Autistic Adults Online and recipient of Wellcome Trust Discovery Award

The biography of heritage relations in historical research

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

The understanding of heritage greatly depends on its broad functions and use. Depending on their roles in specialist knowledge domains and society at large, heritage objects are categorized as either material or immaterial; static or dynamic; historical or contemporary in nature. For example, in societal debates, heritage needs to be fluid, debatable, even contestable, while scientists of the past seek the robustness of historical sources in order to create a valid reconstruction of aspects of the past. In this workshop, we are not going to make things easier. Approaching the matter from the domain of critical heritage theory, we find that heritage is best understood as an ongoing forging and recasting of relationships. These relations present themselves as connections between present and …

Lëtzebuerger Mickimausen aus den 70er an 80er Joren

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

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2024-01-04

What can histories of artificial intelligence teach us? On the development of large models and ‘data-driven’ research in AI

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

Convenor: Amira Moeding (CDH Methods Fellow) Join our Methods Fellow, Amira Moeding in a workshop which introduces methods of historical enquiry into the development of digital technologies and digital data. What can the history of "Big Data" tells us about artificial intelligence today? What were seen as the pitfalls and problems with biases early on

Re-collected Thoughts: ‘Commonplacing’ Practices from Analogue to Digital

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

Convenor: Shellie Audsley (CDH Methods Fellow) Across two sessions, participants will be introduced to the ancient yet evolving practices of commonplace-book keeping and the ‘modernised’ digital tools and methods for extracting, indexing, sustaining and networking knowledge fragments from personal notes, anthologies and archives for idea generation. Commonplacing—manifest as the classical vade mecums (‘come with me’

What’s going on?

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 1 minutes

The hardest part of developing tools and resources like the GLAM Workbench is getting information about them to the people who might benefit. The collapse of Twitter has only added to the difficulty, as has the reluctance of GLAM organisations to share new resources with their users. I’d rather spend my time making new tools, but what’s the point if no-one knows they exist? Anyway, I thought I’d do a bit of a communications refresh for the new year. If you’re interested in GLAM Workbench and Trove Data Guide updates you can: Keep an eye on the GLAM Workbench channel of my microblog (or add the feed to your RSS reader) Follow the GLAM Workbench Facebook page for cross-posted updates from the RSS feed Follow the GLAM Workbench LinkedIn page for cross-posted updates from the RSS feed I’m also working on an email newsletter thing that’ll compile the updates at regular intervals. For more social socials, as well as questions, requests and problems, you can always find me on Mastodon: @[email protected]. My email address is not too hard to find, but, honestly, your chances of getting a reply are slim. If you’ve got a bug report, or a suggestion for a new notebook or data source, feel free to create an issue on GitHub. And, of course, everything I do is openly-licensed, so you are very welcome to modify and share! See the GLAM Workbench for other ways to get involved.

Exploring oral histories in Trove

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 1 minutes

The National Library of Australia holds over 55,000 hours of oral history and folklore recordings dating back to the 1950s. This collection is being made available online, and many recordings can now be listened to using Trove’s audio player. However, the oral history collection is not easy to find in Trove. You need to go the ‘Music, Audio, & Video’ category and check the ‘Sound/Interview, lecture, talk’ format facet. To limit results to oral histories that have been digitised, you can add “nla.obj” to your query and set the ‘Access’ facet to ‘Online’. But what’s actually in the oral history collection and what can you do with it? To help researchers explore and analyse the NLA’s oral history collection, I’ve added some notebooks to the Music, sound, and oral histories section of the GLAM…

2024-01-03

Mapping MARC Geographic Area codes to Wikidata

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 1 minutes

Trove uses codes from the MARC Geographic Areas list to identify locations in metadata records. I couldn’t find any mappings of these codes to other sources of geospatial information, so I fired up OpenRefine and reconciled the geographic area names against Wikidata. Once I’d linked as many as possible, I copied additional information from Wikidata, such as ISO country codes, GeoNames identifiers, and geographic coordinates. I’ve saved the resulting dataset in two formats – as a flattened CSV file (handy for loading as a dataframe), and as a JSON file that uses the geographic area codes as keys (handy for looking up values). You can download the datasets from this GitHub repository. I’ve also written the codes back into the Wikidata records, so you can now find them with a SPARQL query like this. The columns in the CSV file are: code – MARC geographic areas code (without any trailing dashes) place – name of geographic area from the MARC list wikidata_label – name of geographic area from Wikidata wikidata_id – Wikidata identifier coordinates – pair of decimal coordinates in the form latitude,longitude (multiple values are pipe | separated) iso_country_code – ISO two letter country code (multiple values are pipe | separated) iso_numeric_country_code – ISO numeric country code (multiple values are pipe | separated) geonames_id – GeoNames identifier (multiple values are pipe | separated) Note that some fields can contain multiple values. For example the area Mediterranean Region is linked to 22 countries, so there will be multiple values in the ISO code fields. For an example of this dataset in use, see Which countries do the oral histories relate to? in the Trove Data Guide.

National Archives of Australia in 2023 – digitisation of files

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 1 minutes

In 2023 the National Archives of Australia digitised 416,602 files (down from 575,597 in 2022). This chart shows the number of files digitised per day in 2023. These files were drawn from 1,423 different series, but the vast bulk (81%) were from 4 series of World War Two service records. (This media release includes some details about the funding of the WW2 digitisation.) Here’s the top twenty series by number of items digitised in 2023. series series_title total B883 Second Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1939-1947 201,511 A9301 RAAF Personnel files of Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and other ranks, 1921-1948 111,673 A9300 RAAF Officers Personnel files, 1921-1948 14,125 B884 Citizen Military Forces Personnel Dossiers, 1939-1947 11,265 A14435 Stanley Fowler ph…

2024-01-02

Trove newspapers in 2023

Source: Tim Sherratt | Reading time: 3 minutes

I’ve been capturing weekly snapshots of the Trove newspaper corpus for the last couple of years. You can see the latest results in the Trove Newspaper Data Dashboard. Using this data I’ve compiled a quick summary of changes over the last year. 7,518,764 digitised newspaper articles were added to Trove in 2023. The total number of articles increased from 236,530,127 to 244,048,891. The chart below shows how the number of articles varied across the year. You’ll notice that the rate of digitisation increased about the same time the government announced new funding for Trove. Were more articles digitised because of the funding, or were articles in the digitisation pipeline held back until the funding was announced? Or both? Most of the new articles were published in either Victoria or …

2024-01-01

Manuscript Monday: LJS 408 – [Sharḥ al-Mulakhkhaṣ fī al-hayʼah]. (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 17 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 408, a commentary on the Mulakhkhaṣ fī al-hayʼah, written in the 12th century by Maḥmūd ibn Muḥammad al-Jighmīnī. Numerous marginal annotations by the copyist. Written in Samarqand, Uzbekistan, dated A.H. 830 (end of Ramadan; July 1427) (f.Continue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 408 – [Sharḥ al-Mulakhkhaṣ fī al-hayʼah]. (Video Orientation)"

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2023-12-25

Manuscript Monday: LJS 407 – [Collection of astronomical texts]. (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 17 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 407, a collection of astronomical works by Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, which include material on sunset and sunrise, the size of the earth, the moon, the distance to the moon, the distance between the sun and the planets,Continue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 407 – [Collection of astronomical texts]. (Video Orientation)"

2023-12-22

2023-12-21

TEI 2024 website live!

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

TEI 2024, the twenty-fourth conference of the Text Encoding Initiative, will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina – the first TEI conference to take place in a Spanish-speaking country. Texts, Languages, and Communities will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina at Universidad del Salvador, 7-11 October 2024. The conference website is now live and can be accessed […]

2023-12-20

More Steps in Coding: Reliable, Reusable, Understandable Code

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

Convenor: Lidea Shahidi (CDH Methods Fellow) Code in research helps to automate the collection, analysis or visualisation of data. Although the code may fulfil your research objective, you might have wondered how to improve it, code more efficiently, or make it ready for collaboration and sharing. Perhaps you have experienced challenges with debugging or understanding

Empowering Field Research: Open Data Kit (ODK) Workshop for Digital Field Surveys

Source: CDH | Reading time: 7 minutes

Convenor: Junaid Abdul-Jabbar (CDH Methods Fellow) Please note this workshop has limited spaces and an application process in place. Application forms should be completed by noon, Friday 2 February 2024. Successful applicants will be notified by the end-of-day Wednesday 7 February 2024. This Methods Workshop welcomes participants who are interested in acquiring skills related to Open

The Cambridge Theatre Hackathon

Source: CDH | Reading time: 7 minutes

What happens when you bring together dozens of actors, writers, designers and developers to experiment with technical theatre? The Cambridge Theatre Hackathon set out to find out. The inaugural event, supported by funding from Cambridge Digital Humanities, took place 19-20 May, 2023. The hybrid teams, with participants from around the world, created, rehearsed and performed

RaDiHum20 spricht mit Doreen Siegfried vom Podcast “The Future is Open Science”

Source: RaDiHum 20 | Reading time: 8 minutes

In dieser neuen Folge sprechen wir mit Doreen Siegfried vom Podcast „The Future is Open Science“. Doreen ist ursprünglich 2018 zum Podcasten gekommen. Ihr Thema: Open Science in der Praxis. In dieser Folge teilt sie ihre tiefgreifenden Einblicke in das Thema und ihre persönlichen Erfahrungen mit dem Medium Podcast mit uns. Wir sprechen über ihre […] Der Beitrag RaDiHum20 spricht mit Doreen Siegfried vom Podcast “The Future is Open Science” erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

2023-12-19

ACH leaves Twitter, commits to contributing to better DH social media elsewhere

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

The ACH is leaving Twitter: we’re locking our Twitter account, and will no longer post, read, nor reply there. ACH members and the broader digital humanities community can find us on Bluesky (bsky.app/profile/ach.bsky.social), Mastodon (hcommons.social/@ach), our website (ach.org); and for ACH members, our newsletter (members.ach.org/join). Why we’re leaving Twitter We leave Twitter because of its…Continue reading.

Introducing Tailored Subscription Plans

Source: READ-COOP | Reading time: 23 minutes

We are pleased to announce the introduction of our new subscription plans! Launching on the 10th of January, these plans are designed to offer tailored solutions and enhanced features to meet the diverse needs of our users. As a token of our appreciation for our amazing user community, and to make the transition easier, we […] The post Introducing Tailored Subscription Plans  appeared first on READ-COOP.

Closing soon: MPhil and PhD in Digital Humanities applications due 4 January 2024

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

Applications for Cambridge Digital Humanities' MPhil in Digital Humanities and PhD in Digital Humanities (2024 entry) close on 4 January 2024. The 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,

New blog post | After Abstraction: becoming part of a painting

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

Exploring Anglo-German histories, movement and migration, medial shifts and social change through the public research performance After Abstraction, Annja Neumann, CDH Research Fellow, writes about her recent work in an art gallery as part of the Cross-Connections exhibition and her Re-Staging Public Spaces research programme. To find out more click here.

2023-12-18

A Brief Explanation of the Revised ADHO Conference Review Criteria

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

Starting with submissions to DH2024, a new set of evaluation criteria will be used for reviewing the submissions to the Digital Humanities Conference. These changes come as part of the progressive modifications of how the conference is set up that were described earlier this year in the post The Only Constant is Change published on the… Read More »A Brief Explanation of the Revised ADHO Conference Review Criteria

RLUK and The National Archives Professional Fellows for 2024-25 announced

Source: Research Libraries UK | Reading time: 12 minutes

RLUK and The National Archives (TNA) are pleased to announce the Fellows for the Professional Fellowship Scheme 2024-25. After a very competitive application round and given the excellent quality of proposals, the scheme’s Board decided to award five Professional Fellowships for 2024-2025. The successful candidates will commence the work on their proposed projects from [...] The post RLUK and The National Archives Professional Fellows for 2024-25 announced appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

Episode 15: Joel Lee

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

In this episode, PL Managing Director, Stewart Varner, talks to Joel Lee about his time at Penn navigating the spaces between his two majors–English & Computer Science, the impact a DH class had on his time at Penn as well as his current job, & other humanities projects. This episode was edited by Steven Perez. Intro Music by Steven Perez. Podcast Season:  4 Podcast Episode:  2     Podcast Embed:  Podcast PubDate:  Monday, December 18, 2023

First steps in version control with GitHub

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

Convenor: Alexia Cardona (CDH RSE Methods Fellow) Please note this workshop has limited spaces and an application process in place. Application forms should be completed by noon, Friday 16 February 2024. Successful applicants will be notified by the end-of-day Wednesday 21 February 2024. Version control helps you to write code for your research more sustainably

Manuscript Monday: LJS 405 – Kitāb al-Siyāsah al-sharʻīyah al-musammá tasʹhīl … (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 17 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 405, a treatise in two chapters, one on the qualities of a good ruler and the other on the art of good government. Partial loss of seal impressions and marginal notes due to trimming. LJS 405 isContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 405 – Kitāb al-Siyāsah al-sharʻīyah al-musammá tasʹhīl … (Video Orientation)"

After Abstraction: becoming part of a painting

Source: CDH | Reading time: 17 minutes

Exploring Anglo-German histories, movement and migration, medial shifts and social change through the public research performance After Abstraction https://www.youtube.com/watch?enablejsapi=1&autoplay=0&cc_load_policy=0&cc_lang_pref=&iv_load_policy=1&loop=0&modestbranding=1&rel=0&fs=1&playsinline=0&autohide=2&theme=dark&color=red&controls=1&" class="__youtube_prefs__ no-lazyload" title="YouTube player" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen data-no-lazy="1" data-skipgform_ajax_framebjll=""> ‘After Abstraction’, video film of performance on 17 March 2023, The Robert Cripps Gallery, Magdalene College, Cambridge, edited by P. Romantowski. Please note

2023-12-17

ADHO Enacts Expanded Code of Conduct

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

In December 2023, ADHO published a new Code of Conduct document, which was unanimously approved by the members of the Constituent Organization Board (COB) and enacted immediately thereafter. This greatly expanded and enhanced Code is the work of many members of the ADHO community, over a number of years. It grows from the ADHO Conference… Read More »ADHO Enacts Expanded Code of Conduct

In memoriam, Angel David Nieves

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

Angel David Nieves passed on December 5, 2023. Angel served on the ACH Executive Council from 2019-2021. While on the exec, Angel was involved with the mentoring program. Most recently, Angel was Dean’s Professor of Public and Digital Humanities and Professor of Africana Studies and History and Director of Public Humanities at Northeastern University. For… Read More »In memoriam, Angel David Nieves

2023-12-15

CFP: The Digital Lifecycle

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The Best Practices Exchange is accepting session proposals for their next (un)conference, The Digital Life Cycle, to be held at California State University, Sacramento on June 10-12, 2024. Proposed sessions can be in a variety of formats and will ideally focus on any aspect of the digital life cycle, but proposals on topics not related ...read more

JOB: Data Science Community Lead (UC Santa Barbara)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

From the posting: Hourly range: $29.55 – $38.46/hr The UCSB Library’s DREAM Lab seeks a Data Science Community Lead organizer to join our team of research and technology professionals.  We seek a creative, dynamic, and technologically proficient individual to support and expand our Data and Software Carpentry education community on the UCSB campus.The Data Science ...read more

CFP: ACRL Critical Digital Humanities Cookbook

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

Editors Fiona Kovacaj and Victoria James are seeking proposals for chapters/recipes “on instructional activities for teaching about the Digital Humanities through a critical lens” for a Critical Digital Humanities Cookbook to be published by ACRL. The outline of the book includes five sections: Defining the Digital Humanities, Digital Tools, Data & Metadata, Preservation, and Access. The ...read more

RECOMMENDED: Collections as Data: Part to Whole Final Report

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The Collections as Data: Part to Whole team recently released their final report. The report is a summary of the last five years of work and a sharing out of discussions from the recent international summit in Vancouver. The report ends with reflections on moving forward in a way that recognizes the potential of collections ...read more

CFP: Call for General Volume Editors, Debates in the Digital Humanities

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The Debates in the Digital Humanities series is looking for an editorial team for the next general volume in the series. They welcome proposals from teams or from individuals, and the proposal should consist of an editorial statement of 500 words that describes a vision for the upcoming volume and a statement about the state ...read more

CFP: Programming Historian Lessons (English edition)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The English-language edition of the Programming Historian is seeking proposals for new lessons (or translations of existing lessons) for publication in 2024. Some possible lesson areas for proposals include: text encoding and NLP (especially for multilingual corpora), machine learning, critical approaches to AI, multimodal techniques, JavaScript, web scraping, mapping, gaming, 3D modelling, and immersive visualization ...read more

EVENT: Digital Humanities and Emerging Technologies (webinar)

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) is hosting “Digital Humanities and Emerging Technologies: Collaboration, Vision, and the Future,” a webinar on the use of augmented reality “for archival and visualization purposes. Specifically, it will highlight a collaboration using augmented reality between Ohio State design professor Matt Lewis and staff from the Reynolds-Finley Historial Library.” ...read more

CFP: Digital Humanities in the Nordic and Baltic Countries Conference

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 10 minutes

Digital Humanities in the Nordic and Baltic Countries (DHNB) has posted a call for proposals for its 8th conference, to be held May 27-31 in Reykjavík, Iceland. The conference theme is “From Experimentation to Experience: Lessons Learned from the Intersections Between Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage” and they are especially interested in reflections on collaborative ...read more

FUNDING/OPPORTUNITY: University of Connecticut Humanities Institute Visiting Scholar Fellowship

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute invites applications for its visiting scholar fellowship program. This program provides “opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced work in the humanities. Visiting Humanities Scholars, UConn Humanities Scholars, and UConn Graduate Humanities Fellowships are year-long and allow for time and space to research, write, and collaborate on work that extends ...read more

FUNDING/OPPORTUNITY: Recovering the US Hispanic Heritage Program

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

The University of Houston’s US Latino Digital Humanities Center is once again offering grants-in-aid through its Recovering the US Hispanic Heritage Program / US Latino Digital Humanities (USLDH) program, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. These grants provide a stipend of up to $7,500 to scholars for research and development of digital scholarship in ...read more

FUNDING/OPPORTUNITY: Digital Ethnic Futures Grants

Source: dh+lib | Reading time: 0 minutes

The Digital Ethnic Futures Consortium (DEFCon) announces the call for proposals for its third round of grants. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these grants are designed to support faculty and librarians at public colleges and universities (excluding R1s) to support course and curriculum development. There are three categories of grants available: DEFCon Teaching ...read more

DH@SDSU remembers Angel David Nieves

Source: DH@SDSU Blog | Reading time: 8 minutes

DH@SDSU is sad to share the news of Angel David Nieves’s passing earlier this month. Angel was hired as Associate Professor of History and Digital Humanities in 2017 and went on to serve as co-director of the DH initiative at SDSU from 2019-2020. DH@SDSU prioritizes people over process and product, an ethic of care, and […]

2023-12-14

CSDH/SCHN Congress 2024: Sustaining Shared Futures

Source: CSDH / SCHN | Reading time: 4 minutes

16–19 June 2024 McGill University, Montreal CFP Deadline: 12 January 2024 (https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2024/) (Appel en français ci-dessous.) The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (http://csdh-schn.org/) invites scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit proposals for papers, panels, and digital demonstrations for its annual meeting, which will be held at McGill University, Montreal, as part of the 2024 […]

CSDH/SCHN Congrès 2024

Source: CSDH / SCHN | Reading time: 4 minutes

16 au 19 juin 2024 Université McGill, Montréal Appel aux propositions : date limite le 12 janvier 2024 (https://www.conftool.net/csdh-schn-2024/) La Société canadienne des humanités numériques (http://csdh-schn.org/) invite chercheur·se·s, praticien·ne·s et étudiant·e·s des cycles supérieurs à proposer des communications, des tables rondes et des démonstrations pour sa rencontre annuelle, qui aura lieu lors du Congrès 2024 […]

Countermapping Kicks on Route 66

Source: Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio | Reading time: 14 minutes

John Steinbeck’s west was no easy refuge from the Dust Bowl. Although the "mother road, the road of flight" was replete with vigilantes, popular and academic narratives downplay the folks who blockaded state lines to instead celebrate the fortitude of refugees who, against all odds, put down roots. "Countermapping Kicks on Route 66" layers the historical boundaries of freedom and exclusion back into cultural representations of Route 66.

#JobOpening Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities at IE University

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#JobOpening Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities at IE University We are currently accepting applications for the position of: Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities at IE University. Please find more information and the link to submit applications here: Digital Humanities: https://apply.interfolio.com/137101.

Applications for the next Cultural Heritage Data School close on 21 January 2024

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

The Cultural Heritage Data School (CHDS), taking place in Cambridge between 8-12 April, is open for applications from participants from across the cultural heritage sector and academia. All applications must be received by the closing date of 21 January 2024. This intensive in-person teaching programme will be structured around the digital collections and archives pipeline, covering

Now Hiring: Cartography and Graphics Research Assistant for the Kente and Kinship project

Source: CDH | Reading time: 7 minutes

The Kente and Kinship: Mapping the Engagement of Ghanaian Poets with African Descendants of Slavery in the United States through Poetry project based at Cambridge Digital Humanities and funded by the African Poetry Digital Humanities Grant through the Mellon Foundation is hiring a research assistant (RA) in cartography and graphic design. Please download the full

2023-12-13

Alex Mentzel

Source: CDH | Reading time: 6 minutes

Alex is a second-year PhD student at the University of Cambridge, specialising in German with an emphasis on Digital Humanities, funded by a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Alex's research delves into the spatial principles and architectures of online ecosystems and emergent technology, resulting in the formation of a 'Virtual Topography.' This concept captures the intricate effects

Audrey Borowski

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

Audrey Borowski is a Research Fellow on the “Desirable Digitalization” project between the Universities of Bonn and Cambridge. She gained her doctorate from the University of Oxford. Her monograph Leibniz in his World: The Making of a Savant is forthcoming with Princeton University Press. She is currently working on her second book, Philosophers of the

Digital posts at the British Library

Source: Living with Machines | Reading time: 5 minutes

The BL Labs team provided support to the Living with Machines team at critical points in the project. If you’re inspired to contribute to the future of BL Labs, now’s your chance! LwM Co-Investigator Maja Maricevic is recruiting for the British Library Labs Technical Lead, and has shared some information about the post. (And this […]

Tour de CLARIN: Interview with Sigríður Ólafsdóttir

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

Tour de CLARIN: Interview with Sigríður Ólafsdóttir Using data from the CLARIN-IS repository, Sigríður Ólafsdóttir and Auður Pálsdóttir, associate professors at the University of Iceland, have created and published a list of Icelandic academic words – the first of its kind in Iceland. The researchers first developed a new corpus, MÍNO, from which a word frequency list of Icelandic vocabulary was created. The texts from the corpus were obtained from two corpora already available in the CLARIN-IS repository, The Icelandic Gigaword Corpus and the Tagged Icelandic Corpus. Starkaður Barkarson, the National Coordinator for CLARIN-IS, assisted the researchers in creating the new corpus and the frequency list. All the three products, the corpus, the frequency list and the word list, have been uploaded to the CLARIN-IS repository. Karina Berger 13 December 2023

CLARIN Newsflash: December 2023 Is Out

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CLARIN Newsflash: December 2023 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: December 2023 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. Julia Misersky 13 December 2023

2023-12-12

Temporalities of Mixed Economies of Veteran Welfare in the Greater Region after the First World War

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

How did newly drawn state border lines after the First World War provoke the establishment and implementation of policies and practices of veteran welfare selection? Different understandings of veteran welfare by historical actors in the French-Luxembourgish-German-Belgian borderlands prompted unique selections of beneficiaries, which resulting in the composition of various (cross-border) mixed welfare systems. This contribution highlights the importance of thinking about bordering practices in tandem with the way time was experienced by veterans and within their environments.  SOCIOBORD reframes the history of welfare and social care in modern Europe by restoring the contributions of local actors – primarily families and associations – to shaping welfare systems in three European borderlands: Galicia, the North-eastern Adriatic and the Franco/Belgian/German border regions from the late 19th century to the 1990s. SOCIOBORD turns the attention to the co-construction of social assistance by public and private actors in three borderland contexts marked by social, cultural, economic, religious or ethnic diversity.   Wednesday, 17 January 2024 14.00 - 15.00 C²DH Open Space (4th floor, Maison des Sciences humaines)   This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 882549).   https://www.c2dh.uni.lu/sites/default/files/styles/full_width/public/logo_research_seminars_content_list.png?itok=r2xDOs_L Research seminar with Machteld Venken. 17 January 2024 Contemporary history of Luxembourg Border studies WW1 Research seminars Published Hide image in content detail

Using Gale Historical Newspapers to Highlight Marginalised Voices in Journalism

Source: Digital Humanities – The Gale Review | Reading time: 8 minutes

│By Amelia Jean-Marie Meade, Gale Ambassador at the University College London│ Journalism, like many other fields of work, is broadly based around the investigation of a conflict or event, its documentation, and its analysis. It can take several forms including video, radio, and written. But what distinguishes journalistic writing from other writing styles is that ... Read more The post Using Gale Historical Newspapers to Highlight Marginalised Voices in Journalism  appeared first on The Gale Review.

2023-12-11

Professor Caroline Bassett gives keynote at UNESCO World Futures Day 2023

Source: CDH | Reading time: 5 minutes

On 4 December 2023, thought-leaders, policymakers and practitioners from around the world gathered at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris to celebrate the second World Futures Day (WFD). Professor Caroline Bassett, Director of Cambridge Digital Humanities, delivered the keynote: But which future should we stay with? World Futures Day was created to emphasise the critical role

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1676 – [Alchemical and medical compendium]. (Video Orientation)

Source: The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies | Reading time: 17 minutes

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to Ms. Codex 1676, a collection of instructional works bound together concerning alchemy, divination, medical remedies, and anatomy. Includes a partial alphabetical index (f. i recto-v verso). Instructions include details on alchemical procedures such as calcination, distillation and transmutationContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1676 – [Alchemical and medical compendium]. (Video Orientation)"

2023-12-09

Bursary Notifications Delayed until 11 December

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The bursary notifications have been delayed due to the large number of requests received. All applicants will be notified by email on 11 December (or 12 December for colleagues in Australasia) of the status of their requests. We apologise for the inconvenience!

2023-12-08

Digital Archival Photography in-depth

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Workshop Tutor: Maciej Pawlikowski, Head of the Cultural Heritage Imaging Laboratory, Cambridge University Library Following previous introductory Methods Workshops this session 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 available resources.

In Memoriam: Angel David Nieves

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

The Association for Computers and the Humanities is sad to share the news of Angel David Nieves’ passing on December 5, 2023. Angel served on the ACH Executive Council from 2019-2021. While on the exec, Angel was involved with the mentoring program. Most recently, Angel was Dean’s Professor of Public and Digital Humanities and Professor…Continue reading.

2023-12-07

Global Tax Chains. Actors and practices of global capitalism in the second of the half of the 20th century.

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

As chains of wealth became global in the world economy (Seabroke&Wigan, 2022) so did tax strategies. These topics have gained increased attention in the last fifteen years as the crisis of 2007/2008 renewed the discussion on inequalities and (fiscal) justice. Humanities and Social Sciences played an important role in framing debates on this topic. Wealth was perhaps less produced by manufacturing cars or building houses than by moving capital across jurisdictions, creating multi jurisdictional spaces where national states, global companies, local financial plumbers and international organisations created, maintained and governed global tax chains. This workshop has a dual purpose. On the one hand, it intends to take stock of these ongoing international and interdisciplinary debates. On the…

Centre news vol. 62 - December 2023

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Centre news vol. 62 - December 2023 CLARIN technical open hour, Monday 11 December at 11:00 CET The fourth edition of the CLARIN technology open hour is planned for next Monday at 11:00 CET. You can join virtually and ask our developers and infrastructure specialists anything. Anyone is welcome to join! Spain joins Service Provider Federation Now that Spain has joined CLARIN European Research Infrastructure Consortium See: https://research-and-innovation.ec.europa.eu/strategy/strategy-2020-2024/our-digital-future/european-research-infrastructures/eric_en , all Spanish academic institutions have been added to the Service Provider Federation, allowing researchers to use password-protected CLARIN services with their own institutional account. Marking clarin.eu as safe domain Over the past months there have been issues with emails sent via the CLARIN mailman mailing lists (lists.clarin.eu) not arriving for those using a mail server hosted in the Microsoft 365 cloud. We warmly recommend anyone using outlook or exchange interested in emails from CLARIN (such as this one!) to add clarin.eu as a safe domain. CoreTrustSeal looking for CLARIN-affiliated reviewers The CoreTrustSeal would like to invite members of the CLARIN community to step up as reviewer. If you are interested, please get in touch with the CoreTrustSeal team. Website on Drupal 10 and editorial improvements The CLARIN website has been updated to Drupal version 10. While this is mostly relevant to its editors, you might also notice a lot of editorial improvements – many pages are being rewritten and restructured. If you spot anything that can be improved, please report it via the Website Feedback form that you can find in the footer of each page. FAIR Digital Objects summit 2024 call for papers The call for papers for the FDO summit 2024 is open until 15 December. Dieter Van Uytvanck 7 December 2023 centre news

2023-12-06

FSCI 2024

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Get ready for FSCI 2024: Increasing Transparency, Integrity, and Trust in Research.  Featuring virtual online courses and an in-person meeting at UCLA in Los Angeles, our first since 2019

Read: Archive of Tomorrow Final Report Now Available

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Cambridge Digital Humanities is delighted to announce that the final report for the Archive of Tomorrow project is now available to download from the British Library's research repository. Archive of Tomorrow: Capturing public health discourse in the UK Web Archive Funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Archive of Tomorrow is a project to explore and

Looking into Parliament

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 3 minutes

Looking into Parliament    Written by Johanna Berg   CLARIN Ambassador Johanna Berg. This autumn, CLARIN Ambassador Johanna Berg arranged a CLARIN European Research Infrastructure Consortium See: https://research-and-innovation.ec.europa.eu/strategy/strategy-2020-2024/our-digital-future/european-research-infrastructures/eric_en workshop at the Swedish parliament, focusing on the opportunities for new research on parliamentary data opened up by several ongoing infrastructure projects. The Swedish initiatives are also linked to broader European collaboration structures in the CLARIN ParlaMint project. It is important that people in charge of safeguarding the huge amounts of text data in museums and archives understand the fast and dynam…

Recap: How do you do it? A behind-the-scenes look at research workflows (2023)

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 11 minutes

Each academic year, we, at Artes Research, kick-off the Digital Scholarship Module – a training for first-year PhD researchers at the Faculty of Arts – with a session dedicated to research data workflows. Three researchers from the Faculty of Arts… Continue reading “Recap: How do you do it? A behind-the-scenes look at research workflows (2023)”…

2023-12-05

Training: Website Building

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 7 minutes

This event is only open to KU Leuven researchers and staff. The Artes Research team from KU Leuven Libraries Artes and the Faculty of Arts will organize a training on website building given by Hans Coppens. It will take place… Continue reading “Training: Website Building”…

Call for posters/demos: KU Leuven Open Science Day 2024

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 6 minutes

Do you want to know more about Open Science or maybe you have ideas or expertise that you wish to share? Or you just want to take part in the debate? Participate in the KU Leuven Open Science Day and… Continue reading “Call for posters/demos: KU Leuven Open Science Day 2024”…

CLARIN Exchange Venice-Lisbon 2023

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 3 minutes

CLARIN Exchange Venice-Lisbon 2023 Written by Jessica Puliero, PhD, Ca' Foscari University   I applied for the CLARIN Mobility Grant to enhance some aspects related to my doctoral project, which focuses on the study of the Pellestrina dialect and the development of digital tools for linguistic analysis. Thanks to the financial support from CLARIN, from 6 to 12 November, 2023, I was able to visit the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCSH), and connect with some of the most qualified European scholars in the field of Digital Humanities and computational linguistics. The aim of this stay was to expand my knowledge in the use of advanced digital tools for lexical analysis and the development of domain ontologies. Indeed, these are cruc…

2023-12-04

UBC Generative AI Symposium: Can Democracy Survive AI

Source: Digital Democracies Institute | Reading time: 3 minutes

The symposium Querying AI: Social Science and Humanities Perspectives on AI in Research and Society, held at UBC on October 27, brought together faculty, students, and members of the public … UBC Generative AI Symposium: Can Democracy Survive AI Read More » UBC Generative AI Symposium: Can Democracy Survive AI first appeared on Digital Democracies Institute.

ACH@MLA2024: Digitally Mapping Literary Space and Place

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

For our session at the 2024 MLA Convention, ACH will feature presentations related to the use of spatial technologies as they broadly pertain to research and teaching related to language, literature, and related fields. At their most basic, spatial technologies offer a way to bring in useful context when researching or teaching literature. But to…Continue reading.

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1675 – [Alchemical compendium]. (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 1675, a compendium of alchemical treatises by various authors. Includes a list of contents (p. i). Sections discuss subjects such as the properties of light, phosphorus, and mystical numbers, with references to noted alchemists such asContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1675 – [Alchemical compendium]. (Video Orientation)"

2023-12-01

Call for Proposals: Graduate Seed Grants 2024-2025

Source: Digital Humanities Initiative | Reading time: 3 minutes

Deadline: January 16, 2024 Award: up to $1,000 Funding/Project Period: April 1, 2024–March 31, 2025 Download CFP Overview The Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) invites proposals from graduate students in any Rutgers–New Brunswick humanities department or program for seed grants of up to $1,000 to support digital humanities projects in research and/or public outreach. These projects may, but need not, be related to the applicant’s dissertation research. Grants will support projects conducted during the 12 months from the date of award (i.e. April 1, 2024–March 30, 2025). Digital humanities encompasses scholarship that applies computing technologies in humanistic inquiry or studies computing technology humanistically. Examples of digital

CAA2025 to be Held in Athens

Source: CAA International | Reading time: 0 minutes

The proposal to hold the CAA2025 conference in Athens, Greece, from 5-9 May received overwhelming support from the membership. Additional details about the conference plans will be posted as they become available, so mark your calendars and stay tuned!

2023-11-30

RESOURCE: How to Write an ADHO DH Conference Proposal in 2023

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Quinn Dombrowski has updated A guide to writing DH conference submissions with How to Write an ADHO DH Conference Proposal in 2023 I’ve been the ACH representative to ADHO since summer 2021, and one of the major initiatives that ADHO has undertaken has been to rework the review criteria for the conference. … The goal ...read more

CFP: Digital Initiatives Symposium (University of San Diego)

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The 2024 Digital Initiatives Symposium will be held April 29-30, 2024 at the University of San Diego. They are now accepting proposals for concurrent sessions, which are 40 minutes (including 10-15 minutes for Q&A) and are limited to 1-2 speakers. They are particularly interested in proposals that touch on “artificial intelligence, data science, diversity and ...read more

CFP: The Value of the Digital: #DHJewish Conference and Hackathon

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The Value of the Digital: #DHJewish Conference and Hackathon will be held in Potsdam, Germany, April 10-12, 2024. The conference organizers seek proposals that will “critically (re)assess the value(s) of the Digital for the field of Jewish Studies” in light of the critical turn in digital humanities: For DHJewish 2024 we invite contributions on any ...read more

EVENT: Linked Pasts 9 (Online, Asynchronous)

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Coming up in early December (December 4-15, 2023) is the online and asynchronous Linked Pasts Symposium. From the Programme of Activities: The Ninth Linked Pasts symposium (LP9) will be a fully virtual and asynchronous affair, better to engage with international participants and different time zones, and reduce the need for financially and environmentally expensive travel. ...read more

OPPORTUNITY: Call for comments on new NEH grant program

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The National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Data and Evaluation (ODE) has posted a call for comments on a new grant program designed to support studies about the state of the humanities in the United States. The ODE are seeking feedback from any interested parties concerning “the most pressing needs and topics in the ...read more

OPPORTUNITY: Canadian Certificate in Digital Humanities/Certificat canadien en Humanités Numériques

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The Canadian Certificate in Digital Humanities/Certificat canadien en Humanités Numériques (cc:DH/HN) is an opportunity to earn a certificate based on attending 100 hours of eligible DH workshops; anyone is eligible to apply for a certificate “regardless of institutional affiliation or citizenship.” Learn more about the certificate and what counts as an eligible workshop, and check out ...read more

JOB: Digital Scholarship and Technology Librarian (Governors State)

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From the job posting: Governors State University invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Digital Scholarship and Technology Librarian (DSTL) for our University Library. The Digital Scholarship and Technology Librarian (DSTL) manages library technology services and platforms that support discovery, learning, teaching, and research activities. This position is a strategic amalgamation of data ...read more

JOB: Data Wrangler [Archaeology] (University of York)

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From the posting: Department: Archaeology Salary: £36,024 – £44,263 a year Contract status: Fixed term Hours of work: Full-time Based at: University of York – King’s Manor (with some remote working options available) Interview date: 12 January 2024 Role The role is primarily designed to improve and evolve the current metadata pipelines and processes at ...read more

CHR2023 Posters

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

Computational analysis of artistic style prevalence in generative AI art (Thomas Efer and Andreas Niekler) The Evolution of News Headlines (Pietro L. Nickl) Evaluating State-of-the-Art Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) Engines with Large Language Models (LLMs) for Historical Document Digitisation (Christel Annemieke Romein, Achim Rabus, Gundram Leifert, Tobias Hodel and Phillip Ströbel) The Flemish Operation: Language Choices in the Repertoire of the Antwerp Opera (1893 – 1934) (Mona Allaert and Mike Kestemont) Metronome: tracing variation in poetic meters via local sequence alignment (Benjamin Nagy, Artjoms Šeļa, Mirella De Sisto, Wouter Haverals and Petr Plecháč) Analysing Image Similarity Recommendations Across Photographic Collections (Taylor Arnold and Lauren Tilton) Understanding th…

Call for contributions: 2024 DH Benelux Conference

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 6 minutes

The call for papers for the 11th edition of the Digital Humanities (DH) Benelux Conference is now open! DH Benelux 2024 will take place in Belgium at the Irish College in Leuven from 5-7 June 2024 with pre-conference workshops on… Continue reading “Call for contributions: 2024 DH Benelux Conference”…

Myesha Jemison

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Myesha Jemison is a PhD student at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, a Graduate Student Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the Institute for Technology and Humanity and a member of Trinity College, Cambridge. Her PhD research looks at how Cambridge Analytica, including its parent company Strategic

Thierry Poibeau

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Thierry Poibeau is a CNRS Research Director (Directeur de recherche), working at Lattice, a research unit at the Ecole normale supérieure, Paris. He is also a member of Prairie (the Paris Research Artificial Intelligence Institute). Thierry Poibeau’s work focuses on Natural Language Processing. He is especially interested in developing techniques for low resource languages that

2023-11-29

ADHC Talks Post

Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 0 minutes

ADHC Talk Title https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHOmBV4js_E Description This is where you put the ADHC Talk description. Season: #Episode: #Date: MM/DD/YYYYPresenter: PresenterTopic: TopicTags: Tag, Tag, Tag The post ADHC Talks Post appeared first on Alabama Digital Humanities Center.

2023-11-28

Mellon Seminar: Jessica Mack

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

Monday, January 22, 2024 - 12:00pm The University from Above: Mapping Mexico City with Archival Aerial Imagery     Aerial photography has historically been used as a technology of war, surveillance, and the promotion of large development projects. Despite these original purposes, however, archival aerial imagery and digital mapping methods can also allow us to document historical processes that have been omitted from traditional archival sources. This project applies georectification to aerial imagery of Mexico City to better understand the 1950s campus construction for the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the stories of communities that lived in this region before the campus was built. Visualizing the university from above helps us understand the social landscape of …

The Literary Archive in the Artificial Intelligence Era

Source: Digital Humanities – The Gale Review | Reading time: 5 minutes

│By Heather Colley, Doctoral Student at the University of Oxford│ The history of technological development is synonymous with a history of cultural criticism that questions the applications and ramifications of that very tech. The work of Walter Benjamin is perhaps some of the most significant and perennial in the realm of technology criticism; and, in ... Read more The post The Literary Archive in the Artificial Intelligence Era appeared first on The Gale Review.

2023-11-27

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1674 – [Sefer Raziel HaMalach… 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 Ms. Codex 1674, a collection of cabalistic works with an emphasis on angels. The primary text is an Italian and Latin translation of excerpts from the Sefer Raziel HaMalach in which Solomon recounts how the angel Raziel deliveredContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1674 – [Sefer Raziel HaMalach… etc.]. (Video Orientation)"

2023-11-24

Annual General Meeting 2023

Source: aaDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

The Annual General Meeting of aaDH will be held as an electronic meeting which will open on Monday December 4, 2023 and close on Monday December 11, 2023. The meeting will be conducted via a shared (google) document and the link to the document will be circulated on December 4 to open the meeting.  As … Continue reading "Annual General Meeting 2023"

2023-11-21

Exploring the Metaverse with Professor Lily Díaz-Kommonen

Source: CDH | Reading time: 4 minutes

Exploring the Metaverse Speaker: Professor Lily Díaz-Kommonen (Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki) What will our future virtual realities look like? Or will there be any at all? Abstract Virtual reality, the metaverse, Web 3.0. A dear child has many names, as the Finnish saying goes. None of us can know what

Now Hiring: Temporary Research Associate x3 for the Kente and Kinship project

Source: CDH | Reading time: 3 minutes

Kente and Kinship: Mapping the Engagement of Ghanaian Poets with African Descendants of Slavery in the United States through Poetry The Kente and Kinship: Mapping the Engagement of Ghanaian Poets with African Descendants of Slavery in the United States through Poetry project based at Cambridge Digital Humanities and funded by the African Poetry Digital Humanities

European Citizen Science in Luxembourg. A scholarly perspective

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

The European Citizen Science (ECS) project invites you to the first scholarly event at the University of Luxembourg dedicated to Citizen Science initiatives. The organisers convey you on 4 December 2023, 14-16h30 on the campus Belval, to get to know CS actors and their initiatives, and to discuss together the scholarly needs in Citizen Science.   The event will be followed by a refreshment kindly offered by the C²DH (Contemporary History of Luxembourg Research group).   Monday, 4 December 2023 14.00 - 16.30 Black Box, Maison des Sciences Humaines, Belval Campus (11, Porte des Sciences, L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette)   Programme 14.00       Welcoming and introduction Dr. Federica Moretti   14.15   Public history as citizen science of the past Prof. Thomas Cauvin   14.30   The WaterLinx APP. Sense-making of water quality as emergent property of a complex social-ecological system & ForestLinx APP, webportal for Citizen Science in Luxembourg, SustainLux PLattform Prof. Ariane König   15.00   Lingscape: a participatory platform for researching linguistic landscapes worldwide Prof. Christoph Purschke   15.15   Schnëssen: a participatory research app for collecting spoken Luxembourgish and the Variation Atlas Prof. Peter Gilles   15.30   Open discussion with the public With Prof. Machteld Venken, Prof. Serge Haan and Dr. Elisabeth John     4 December 2023 Contemporary history of Luxembourg Conferences Published Hide image in content detail

2023-11-20

#JobOpening Assistant Professor for Digital Humanities in the Study of Religion – Ruhr University Bochum

Source: ALLC RSS | Reading time: 2 minutes

#JobOpening Assistant Professor for Digital Humanities in the Study of Religion – Ruhr University Bochum The Center for Religious Studies at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, seeks a scholar for an appointment as Assistant Professor (W1, tenure track W2). The future position holder is expected to represent the field of Digital Humanities in the study of religion in research and teaching. In particular, the aim is to further develop research questions of the Digital Humanities in relation to religion and to introduce the methods of the Digital Humanities into religious studies education. A background in religious studies is not a prerequisite. Given a general interest in getting involved in religion-related collaborative research, applications from people with a background in digital humanities or other humanities, cultural studies or social science subjects are welcome. Due to the interdisciplinary context in Bochum, the professorship offers a particular opportunity to strengthen the area of non-European and/or historical languages in the Digital Humanities and to stimulate the field of #MultilingualDH. More details about the position and application procedure can be found at https://jobs.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/jobposting/8c4b276c0e75e597169c5082e2051ca7e51870120.

Data Fluencies Speaker Series – Dr. Jurnell Cockhren

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Dr. Jurnell Cockhren joined us virtually to present as part of the Data Fluencies Speaker Series on October 4. Dr. Jurnell Cockhren has over a decade of experience in creating and … Data Fluencies Speaker Series – Dr. Jurnell Cockhren Read More » Data Fluencies Speaker Series – Dr. Jurnell Cockhren first appeared on Digital Democracies Institute.

Dr. Sean Cubitt- From General Intellect to General Imagination

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On September 25, Dr. Sean Cubitt gave a talk as part of the Digital Democracies Institute 2023, Fall Speaker Series. His research links film and media studies with ecocriticism, technological, aesthetic, … Dr. Sean Cubitt- From General Intellect to General Imagination Read More » Dr. Sean Cubitt- From General Intellect to General Imagination first appeared on Digital Democracies Institute.

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1673 – Key of Solomon (Video Orientation)

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Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to Ms. Codex 1673, an 18th-century Latin copy of the Key of Solomon, a 16th-century magical handbook which includes instructions on subjects such as the conjuration of spirits (f. 11r), enchanting a piece of fruit with a love charmContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1673 – Key of Solomon (Video Orientation)"

CHR2023 Schedule

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Day 1 - Wednesday 06 Dec 2023 2023-12-06T08:00:00Z UTC Registration opens Workshops 2023-12-06T08:00:00Z UTC → 2023-12-06T09:30:00Z UTC @florian.cafiero and Jean-Luc Falcone Transforming archives into data-driven analyses Marianne Reboul Textual analysis with Python and Large Language Models Giovanni Pietro Vitali Mapping with R for humanities Coffee break 2023-12-06T09:30:00Z UTC → 2023-12-06T10:15:00Z UTC CHR opening words 2023-12-06T10:15:00Z UTC → 2023-12-06T10:30:00Z UTC Session 1: Historical Change 2023-12-06T10:30:00Z UTC → 2023-12-06T12:00:00Z UTC ; @ash Vojtech Kase, Adéla Sobotková and Petra Heřmánková Modeling temporal uncertainty in historical datasets (Short Talk) Wenyi Shang, Song Chen, Yuqi Chen and Jana Diesner Structural Characteristics in Historical Netwo…

RLUK signs text and data mining (TDM) in the UK letter

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RLUK has signed a multi-organisation letter urging the UK Government to ensure the UK is a favourable place to develop and use safe AI, by clarifying that public and legally accessed data is available for AI training and analysis in its Code of Practice. The availability of public and legally accessed data is key [...] The post RLUK signs text and data mining (TDM) in the UK letter appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

Helsinki Di­gital Hu­man­it­ies Hack­a­thon #DH­H23

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Helsinki Di­gital Hu­man­it­ies Hack­a­thon #DH­H23    The Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon #DH­H23 gathered students and researchers of humanities, social sciences, and computer science in May and June (24.05.–02.06.2023) at the University of Helsinki. During a week and a half of intensive multi-disciplinary work, the groups applied digital methods to a variety of datasets, with the goal of addressing research questions in the following areas: Epistolary exchanges Interactional dynamics of online discussion Early modern images Political polarisation in the parliament.     The event was organised as an international summer school by the University of Helsinki and Aalto University, with financial support from CLARIN European Research Infrastructure …

DHd 2024 Early-Career-Reisestipendien

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DHd 2024 Early-Career-Reisestipendien [A machine-translated English version of this text can be found below] Der Verband »Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum e.V.« (http…

Indrek Ibru – The Public Value of Media Data: Conceptualizations and Ways of Measuring

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This post was written by Anthony Burton, Data Fluencies Fellows and PhD Candidate at SFU. Dr. Ibrus is professor of media innovation at the Baltic Film, Media and Arts School … Indrek Ibru – The Public Value of Media Data: Conceptualizations and Ways of Measuring Read More » Indrek Ibru – The Public Value of Media Data: Conceptualizations and Ways of Measuring first appeared on Digital Democracies Institute.

RaDiHum20 spricht mit Matthias Fromm und Konrad Förstner vom Podcast „Open Science Radio“

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Ankündigung: Wir werden uns in Zukunft von Twitter (X) verabschieden, aber keine Sorge, ihr findet uns nach wie vor auf Mastodon und Bluesky. Auch hier unter dem Namen @RaDiHum20. In der jüngsten Folge unseres Podcasts heißen wir Matthias Fromm und Konrad Förstner vom Open Science Radio‑Podcast willkommen. Unsere Gäste bringen eine reiche Palette an (Podcast-)Erfahrung […] Der Beitrag RaDiHum20 spricht mit Matthias Fromm und Konrad Förstner vom Podcast „Open Science Radio“ erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

2023-11-17

How To Talk About DH (*particularly on the job market)

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Friday, November 17, 2023 - 2:45pm Williams 623 While digital methods are increasingly common in the humanities, the status of "Digital Humanities" has evolved over the years. Once a cutting edge buzzword, DH has grown into a vast umbrella covering a myriad of scholarly activities that can nevertheless be a polarizing concept. The purpose of this meeting of the Graduate Student Working Group in Digital Humanities is to have a candid discusion about strategies for talking about and represernting digital work in professional contexts including but not limited to job interviews. It should be useful for students who have solid DH expereince but also students who are wondering if their work even counts as digital. Panelists will be: Brent Cebul, History Emily Hammer, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Jim English, English Whitney Trettien, English       Subtitle:  Graduate Student Working Group Image for Left Column:

From Clusters to Graphs – Toward a Scalable Viewing of News Videos

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Speaker: Nicolas Ruth, Manuel Burghardt and Bernhard Liebl Affiliation: Computational Humanities Group, Institute for Computer Science, Leipzig University, Germany Title: From Clusters to Graphs – Toward a Scalable Viewing of News Videos Abstract: In this paper, we present a novel approach that combines density-based clustering and graph modeling to create a scalable viewing application for the exploration of similarity patterns in news videos. Unlike most existing video analysis tools that focus on individual videos, our approach allows for an overview of a larger collection of videos, which can be further examined based on their connections or communities. By utilizing scalable reading, specific subgraphs can be selected from the overview and their respective clusters can be explored in more detail on the video frame level. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Beyond Canonicity: Modeling Canon/Archive Literary Change in French Fiction

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Speaker: Jean Barré and Thierry Poibeau Affiliation: 1, École normale supérieure - Université PSL, 45 rue d’Ulm, Paris, 75005, France; 2, Lattice (Langues, Textes, Traitements informatiques, Cognition), 1 rue Maurice Arnoux, Montrouge, 92049, France Title: Beyond Canonicity: Modeling Canon/Archive Literary Change in French Fiction Abstract: This study offers a fresh perspective on the Canon/Archive problem in literature through computational analysis. Following Tynianov’s understanding of literature, we adopt a dynamic approach to literature by proposing a model of literary variability using the Kullback-Leibler divergence. We retrieve key authors and works that shape the broad outlines of literary change. Our aim is to evaluate the importance of canonical authors on literary variability. We opt for a cohort-driven setup to analyze the variability contributed by a given text, focusing on specific formal and semantic aspects of texts such as topics, lexicon, characterization, and chronotope. The findings reveal that canonical authors tend to contribute slightly more to literary change than those from the archive. Link to paper Link to Github asap 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Beyond canonicity. Modeling Literary Change in French Novelist Production: Canon vs. Archive

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Speaker: Jean Barré and Thierry Poibeau Affiliation: 1, École normale supérieure - Université PSL, 45 rue d’Ulm, Paris, 75005, France; 2, Lattice (Langues, Textes, Traitements informatiques, Cognition), 1 rue Maurice Arnoux, Montrouge, 92049, France Title: Beyond canonicity. Modeling Literary Change in French Novelist Production: Canon vs. Archive Abstract: This study offers a fresh perspective on the Canon/Archive problem in literature through computational analysis. Following Tynianov’s understanding of literature, we adopt a dynamic approach to literature by proposing a model of literary variability using the Kullback-Leibler divergence. We retrieve key authors and works that shape the broad outlines of literary change. Our aim is to evaluate the importance of canonical authors on literary variability. We opt for a cohort-driven setup to analyze the variability contributed by a given text, focusing on specific formal and semantic aspects of texts such as topics, lexicon, characterization, and chronotope. The findings reveal that canonical authors tend to contribute slightly more to literary change than those from the archive. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Unraveling the Synoptic puzzle: stylometric insights into Luke's potential use of Matthew

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Speaker: Sophie Robert-Hayek, Jacques Istas and Frédérique Rey Affiliation: 1, Laboratoire Ecritures, Université de Lorraine, France; 2, Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann, Université Grenoble Alpes, France Title: Unraveling the Synoptic puzzle: stylometric insights into Luke’s potential use of Matthew Abstract: The literary sources behind the three canonical Synoptic Gospels, namely Luke, Matthew and Mark, have long intrigued scholars because of the Gospels striking similarities and notable differences in their accounts of Jesus’s life. Various theories have been proposed to explain these textual relationships, including common oral witnesses, lost sources or communities possessing each other’s works. However, a universally accepted solution remains elusive. Leveraging advancements in statistics…

Formulas and decision-making: the case of the States General of the Dutch Republic

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Speaker: Marijn Koolen, Rik Hoekstra, Ronald Sluijter and Joris Oddens Affiliation: 1, Huygens Institute, Netherlands; 2, DHLab, KNAW Humanities Cluster, Netherlands Title: Formulas and decision-making: the case of the States General of the Dutch Republic Abstract: Formulaic expressions are commonly used in administrative texts, and may reflect standardisation of the decision-making process or its recording process. In this paper we investigate whether the use of formulas in the Resolutions of the Dutch States General (1576-1796) reveal an increase in standardisation. % We use stylometric analysis and measures of textual repetition to identify shifts in the use of formulas, and study how the fraction of paragraphs that is covered by formulas changes over time to identify templates consisting of frequent combinations of formulas. Our findings are that there are stylistically clearly distinguishable periods, and that the use of formulas and templates increases between subsequent periods. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

The Middle Dutch Manuscripts Surviving from the Carthusian Monastery of Herne (14th century): Constructing an Open Dataset of Digital Transcriptions

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Speaker: Wouter Haverals and Mike Kestemont Affiliation: 1, Center for Digital Humanities (CDH), Princeton University, USA; 2, Antwerp Center for Digital Humanities and Literary Critcism (ACDC), Title: The Middle Dutch Manuscripts Surviving from the Carthusian Monastery of Herne (14th century): Constructing an Open Dataset of Digital Transcriptions Abstract: A substantial collection of Middle Dutch manuscripts survives from the Carthusian monastery of Herne ( Hérinnes-lez-Enghien ) in nowadays Belgium. During the latter half of the fourteenth century, Herne served as a significant literary hotspot in the region around Brussels, with a devoted community of monks deeply involved in the production of (vernacular) texts and manuscripts, often as collaborative efforts. The corpus offers abundant material for the (computational) exploration of authorship, translation, and scribal cultures in the premodern Low Countries. Yet, much of this material has remained digitally inaccessible. Here we describe the creation of an almost exhaustive, open-access dataset comprising diplomatic transcriptions of all known Middle Dutch Herne manuscripts, acquired through handwritten text recognition. Apart from rich codicological and textual metadata, we include a normalized text layer (with expanded abbreviations), as well as a linguistic annotation layer (with lemmas and part of speech tags). We conclude by discussing our work against current trends in medievalist scholarship. The dataset is released together with this paper and we encourage its re-use in future research. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

A Topological Data Analysis of Navigation Paths within Digital Libraries

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Speaker: Bayrem Kaabachi and Simon Dumas Primbault Affiliation: 1, Laboratory for the history of science and technology (LHST), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland; 2, Biomedical Data Science Center (BDSC), Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), CH-1002 Lausanne, Switzerland; 3, OpenEdition (UAR 2504, CNRS/EHESS/AMU/AU), 22 rue John Maynard Keynes, 13013 Marseille, France; 4, Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF), Quai François Mauriac, 75706 Paris, France Title: A Topological Data Analysis of Navigation Paths within Digital Libraries Abstract: The digitization of library resources and services have opened up physical informational spaces to new dimensions by allowing users to access a wealth of documents in ways that differ from browsing bookshelves traditionally organized according to the “tree of knowledge”. How do readers of digital library orient themselves within big corpora? What landmarks do they use to navigate masses of digital documents? Taking Gallica as a case study–the digital heritage platform of the French national library–, this paper presents an experimental research on the navigation practices of its users. Using methods from topological data analysis, we inferred from Gallica’s server logs an informational space as it is roamed by readers. Coupled with user interviews, this mixed-methods study allowed us to identify a set of “regimes of navigation” characterizing how readers deploy various strategies to browse the digital library’s corpus. From directed search to wandering to crawling, these regimes answer different needs and show that a single corpus can, in turns, be apprehended as a heritage collection, a database, a set of documents, and a mass of information. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Putting Dutchcoref to the Test: Character Detection and Gender Dynamics in Contemporary Dutch Novels

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Speaker: Joris van Zundert, Andreas van Cranenburgh and Roel Smeets Affiliation: 1, Department of Computational Literary Studies, Huygens Institute, The Netherlands; 2, Department of Language Technology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands; 3, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Radboud University, The Netherlands Title: Putting Dutchcoref to the Test: Character Detection and Gender Dynamics in Contemporary Dutch Novels Abstract: Although coreference resolution is a necessary step for a wide range of automated narratological analyses, most of the systems performing this task leave much to be desired in terms of either accuracy or their practical application in literary studies. While there are coreference resolution systems that demonstrate good performance on annotated fr…

Make Love or War? Monitoring the Thematic Evolution of Medieval French Narratives

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Speaker: Jean-Baptiste Camps, Nicolas Baumard, Pierre-Carl Langlais, Olivier Morin, Thibault Clérice and Jade Norindr Affiliation: 1, École nationale des chartes - Université PSL, Title: Make Love or War? Monitoring the Thematic Evolution of Medieval French Narratives Abstract: In this paper, we test a famous conjecture in literary history put forward by Seignobos and de Rougemont according to which the French central medieval period (12-13th centuries) is characterized by an important increase in the cultural importance of love. To do that, we focus on the large and culturally important body of manuscripts containing medieval French long narrative fictions, in particular epics ( chansons de geste , of the Matter of France) and romances (chiefly romans on the Matters of Britain and of Rome), both in verse and in prose, from the 12th to the 15th century. We introduce the largest available corpus of these texts, the Corpus of Medieval French Epics and Romances , composed of digitised manuscripts drawn from Gallica , and processed through layout analysis and handwritten text recognition. % We then use semantic representations based on embeddings to monitor the place given to love and violence in this corpus, through time. We observe that themes (such as the relation between love and death) and emblematic works well identified by literary history do indeed play a central part in the representation of love in the corpus, but our modelling also points to the characteristic nature of more overlooked works. Variation in time seems to show that there is indeed an phase of expansion of love in these fictions, in the 13th and early 14th century, followed by a period of contraction, that seem to correlate with the Crisis of the Late Middle Ages. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Oscillation between Contemplation and Revelation - Recurrence and Change in the Life History of Teresa of Ávila

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Speaker: Kristoffer Nielbo, Jan Kostkan, Katrine F. Baunvig, Ekaterina Borisova and Armin W. Geertz Affiliation: 1, Center for Humanities Computing, Aarhus University, Denmark; 2, The Grundtvig Study Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark; 3, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany; 4, Department of the Study of Religion, Aarhus University, Denmark Title: Oscillation between Contemplation and Revelation - Recurrence and Change in the Life History of Teresa of Ávila Abstract: Advancements in language technology and applied mathematics offer a plethora of tools that can enrich textual cultural heritage research. Using an information-theoretical approach to author profiling, this paper tries to leverage some of these tools to reconstruct mental states in the Early Modern Spanish author Teresa of ' A vila. We shift away from traditional static textual feature analysis and instead approach author profiling as a dynamic problem, requiring a representation of the author’s life history. Teresa of ' A vila was an Early Modern Spanish mystic and Carmelite nun whose authorship offers a unique dataset due to her prolific output and well-preserved, digitized writings. We model Teresa’s letter corpus as a complex system with multiple states and try to track her mental and socio-cultural dynamics through lexical co-occurrence structures and affective valences in her letters. We find that Teresa’s letters reflect a life history of state switching between contemplation and revelation. This relatively new approach offers a more robust and dynamic perspective on author profiling in cultural heritage research. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

“The library is open!”: Open data and an open API for the HathiTrust Digital Library

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Speaker: John A. Walsh, Glen Layne-Worthey, Jacob Jett, Boris Capitanu, Peter Organisciak, Ryan Dubnicek and J. Stephen Downie Affiliation: 1, HathiTrust Research Center, Indiana University Bloomington and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA; 2, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University, 700 N Woodlawn Ave., Rm. 2132, Bloomington IN 47408, USA; 3, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 614 E. Daniel St., Champaign, IL 61820, USA; 4, Department of Research Methods , &, Information Science, University of Denver, USA Title: “The library is open!”: Open data and an open API for the HathiTrust Digital Library Abstract: This paper describes the history, policy, semantics, and uses of the HathiTrust Research Center Extracted Features dataset, an open-access representation of the 17+ million volume HathiTrust Digital Library, including a major current effort to extend computational access in a variety of more flexible and easily implemented ways, including a modern API supporting customizable visualizations and analyses. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Studying Tonal Evolution of Western Choral Music: A Corpus-Based Strategy

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Speaker: Christof Weiß and Meinard Müller Affiliation: 1, Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (CAIDAS), Universität Würzburg, Germany; 2, International Audio Laboratories Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany Title: Studying Tonal Evolution of Western Choral Music: A Corpus-Based Strategy Abstract: The availability of large digital music archives combined with significant advances in computational analysis methods have enabled novel strategies for musicological corpus studies. This includes approaches based on audio recordings, which are available in large quantities for different musical works and styles. In this paper, we take up such an audio-based approach for studying the tonal complexity of music and its evolution over centuries. In par…

Is Cinema Becoming Less and Less Innovative With Time? Using neural network text embedding model to measure cultural innovation

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Speaker: Dubourg Edgar, Mogoutov Andrei and Baumard Nicolas Affiliation: Institut Jean Nicod, Département d’études cognitives, Ecole normale supérieure, Université PSL, EHESS, CNRS, 75005 Paris, France Title: Is Cinema Becoming Less and Less Innovative With Time? Using neural network text embedding model to measure cultural innovation Abstract: Current discourse reflects a growing skepticism towards contemporary popular culture, specifically the realm of cinema, with an emerging consensus that its creative capacity is on a waning trajectory. This study introduces a novel approach which employs natural language processing techniques and embedding methods to measure semantic novelty of cultural items’ descriptions. We apply this methodology to cinema, analyzing plot summaries of over 19,000 movies from the United-States spanning more than a century. Our measure’s robustness is validated through a series of tests, including a fit with a genre-based novelty score, a manual inspection of films identified as highly innovative, and correlations with award recognitions. The application of our Innovation Score reveals a compelling pattern: an increase in the rate of cinematic innovation throughout the 20th century, followed by a stabilization in the rate of innovation in the 21st, despite an ever-growing production of films. Contrary to the often-voiced lament that cinema is losing its innovative edge, our study suggests that the level of innovativeness in cinema is not in decline. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Towards a Phenomenographic Framework for Exploratory Visual Analysis of Bibliographic Data

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Speaker: Martin Ruskov and Sara Sullam Affiliation: Department of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Mediations, University of Milan, Italy Title: Towards a Phenomenographic Framework for Exploratory Visual Analysis of Bibliographic Data Abstract: A recurring challenge when studying history of translation is interpreting catalogue metadata. On one hand such interpretation is limited by the fact that data present in catalogue records is tabular and nominative, and not quantitative. On the other hand, such research is guided by tacit knowledge of scholars in the humanities, and thus it could be challenging to reproduce its results. We take inspiration from phenomenography, a discipline within educational research that examines how students perceive the phenomena being learned. We adopt the view that scientific inquiry is a collective form of learning. By doing this, we turn to the phenomenographic theory that variation is necessary to understand the phenomena being studied, and is achieved through three distinct patterns of variance: contrast, generalisation and fusion. We propose an approach to visualise the combination of nominal data and tacit knowledge by subjecting it to these three patterns. We illustrate our approach with two case studies from literary translations between Italy and the UK in the post-war 20th century. Our claim is that on one hand this guides scholars on how to analytically approach their research questions, on the other it drives them to externalise and validate hidden assumptions. Our approach offers a way of doing reproducible science not only when conducting literature research with bibliographic data. It is also applicable in the wider cases within the humanities when tabular data are available. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Profiling Anonymous Authors in the Corsican Autonomist Press of the Interwar Period

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Speaker: Vincent Sarbach-Pulicani Affiliation: Université Côte d’Azur, Centre de la Méditerranée Moderne et Contemporaine, Campus Carlone, 06100 Nice, France Title: Profiling Anonymous Authors in the Corsican Autonomist Press of the Interwar Period Abstract: With the emergence of nationalism in the 19 th ~century came regionalist movements to assert and claim cultural particularities. Corsica fitted very well within this dynamic and even presented itself as a favourable location for the development of such ideas. The centralization of the state around a strong capital and the policies of assimilation of the indigenous populations on the border with France led certain players to defend these particularisms. It was in this context that the Corsican autonomist newspaper A Muvra was born in May 1920 in Paris, under the impetus of Petru and Matteu Rocca. For almost 19 years, hundreds of authors participated in the writing of this massive dialectal work. This paper presents the results of a research that aimed to carry out author profiling, i.e., to determine the style and subjects covered by an author. The goals of this study were to determine the identity behind certain authors and also to highlight the role pseudonyms played in the newspaper’s propaganda. We conducted authorship attribution to achieve the first objective before completing these analyses with topic modelling in order to meet the second one. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Detecting Psychological Disorders with Stylometry: the Case of ADHD in Adolescent Autobiographical Narratives

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Speaker: Juan Barrios, Simon Gabay, Florian Cafiero and Martin Debbané Affiliation: 1, Unité de psychologie clinique développementale, Université de Genève, Switzerland; 2, Unité d’humanités numériques, Université de Genève, Switzerland; 3, École nationale des chartes - PSL, Centre Jean Mabillon, France Title: Detecting Psychological Disorders with Stylometry: the Case of ADHD in Adolescent Autobiographical Narratives Abstract: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychological neurodevelopmental disorder among children and adolescents, with a prevalence of 5.6 % in teenagers aged 12 to 18 years salari_global_2023 . Its diagnosis is reliable and valid when evaluated with standard criteria for psychiatric disorders faraone_attention_2015 , but it is …

Emoji, language games and political polarisation

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Speaker: Sara Luxmoore, Pedro Ramaciotti Morales and Jonathan Cardoso-Silva Affiliation: 1, LSE Data Science Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom; 2, University of California, Berkeley, United States; 3, Complex Systems Institute of Paris Île-de-France, CNRS, France; 4, médialab Sciences Po, Paris, France; 5, LPI University of Paris Cité, France Title: : Emoji, language games and political polarisation Abstract: Are emoji political? In an increasing body of research, emoji have variably been viewed as emotional data or personality identifiers. However, little attention has been paid to the social and political import of emoji. Using a dataset of politically active Twitter users in Poland, including 334 members of parliament and their 1,288,950 followers, we ask whether emoji are used for political self-representation, and discuss the implications for political identity formation and mobilisation online. Adapting a new method of ideal point estimation, we identify patterns in the employment of emoji in user Twitter bios across a latent political space computed from a Twitter following network. We find that emoji are used as stand-ins for offline political symbols such as flag-european-union , rainbow-flag and latin-cross . Additionally, we find that the use of emoji without recognisable political meaning, such as victory-hand , flexed-biceps , hundred-points and seedling is contingent on a users estimated political ideal point. Users on the left are likelier to employ victory-hand and seedling , while those on the right are likelier to employ flexed-biceps and hundred-points . Using Ludwig Wittgenstein’s theory of language games, we argue that this points to the use of emoji for communication of both political values and affect, and to the development of a new political language game of emoji. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

If the Sources Could Talk: Evaluating Large Language Models for Research Assistance in History

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Speaker: Giselle Gonzalez Garcia and Christian Weilbach Affiliation: 1, Department of History and School of Irish Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada; 2, Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada Title: If the Sources Could Talk: Evaluating Large Language Models for Research Assistance in History Abstract: The recent advent of powerful Large-Language Models (LLM) provides a new conversational form of inquiry into historical memory (or, training data, in this case). We show that by augmenting such LLMs with vector embeddings from highly specialized academic sources, a conversational methodology can be made accessible to historians and other researchers in the Humanities. Concretely, we evaluate and demonstrate how LLMs have the ability of assisting researchers while they examine a customized corpora of different types of documents, including, but not exclusive to: (1). primary sources, (2). secondary sources written by experts, and (3). the combination of these two. Compared to established search interfaces for digital catalogues, such as metadata and full-text search, we evaluate the richer conversational style of LLMs on the performance of two main types of tasks: (1). question-answering, and (2). extraction and organization of data. We demonstrate that LLMs semantic retrieval and reasoning abilities on problem-specific tasks can be applied to large textual archives that have not been part of the its training data. Therefore, LLMs can be augmented with sources relevant to specific research projects, and can be queried privately by researchers. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

On Character Perception and Plot Structure of German Romance Novel

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Speaker: Leonard Konle, Agnes Hilger and Fotis Jannidis Affiliation: Institut für Deutsche Philologie, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany Title: On Character Perception and Plot Structure of German Romance Novel Abstract: In this paper, we describe a plot model for German dime novel romances. Starting with the identification of essential structural parts of their plot based on scholarly analysis of romances, we then formalize this conceptual model. After a description of the corpus with its 950 novels, mostly from the last 20 years, and the annotation guidelines for the selected plot elements, we automatically detect these elements using a fine-tuned German Bert (with LoRA adapters). While it is clear how to evaluate the performance of the automatic extraction of the plot elements, it is less clear how to evaluate the quality of the model in total. We apply it to two texts and compare the result to summaries of these novels based on reading them, to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the plot model in making aspects of the plot structure visible. For the quantitative evaluation each novel is represented as a multidimensional time series data. Classifications of this data distinguish between publishers, genres and series respectively; we see the performance in this task as an indication of the quality of the model. Finally, applying the model to a larger corpus of romance novels, we detect patterns of the genre. The more modern form of the romance novel, published by the publishing house Cora , is characterized by the importance of the physical perception and the reduction of the plot with the high and exclusive focus on the relationship of the lovers. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Algorithms for the manipulation and transformation of text variant graphs

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Speaker: Tara L. Andrews Affiliation: Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien, Austria Title: Algorithms for the manipulation and transformation of text variant graphs Abstract: While text variant graphs are increasingly frequently used for the visualization of a text transmitted in multiple versions, the graph is also a very appropriate model for the querying and transformation of such a text in the course of producing a critical edition. This article describes the algorithms used in the StemmaREST repository for variant text traditions. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Enhancing HTR of Historical Texts through Scholarly Editions: A Case Study from an Ancient Collation of the Hebrew Bible

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Speaker: Luigi Bambaci and Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra Affiliation: 1, Archéologie , &, Philologie Title: Enhancing HTR of Historical Texts through Scholarly Editions: A Case Study from an Ancient Collation of the Hebrew Bible Abstract: Printed critical editions of literary texts are a largely neglected source of knowledge in computational humanities. However, under certain conditions, they hold significant potential for multifaceted exploration: First, through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) of the text and its apparatus, coupled with intelligent parsing of the variant readings, it becomes possible to reconstruct comprehensive manuscript collations, which can prove invaluable for a variety of investigations, including phylogenetic analyses, redaction history studies, linguistic inquiries, and more. Second, by aligning the printed edition with manuscript images, a substantial amount of Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) ground truth can be generated. This serves as valuable material for paleography, layout analysis, as well as for assessing the quality of the collation criteria adopted by the editor. The present paper focuses on the challenges mastered in the processes of the OCR, the apparatus parsing, the text reconstruction, and the alignment with the manuscript images, taking as a case study the edition of the Hebrew Bible published by Kennicott in the late eighteenth century. %After a brief introduction (§ \ref{introduction}) and a description of this edition (§ \ref{kennicott}), we will provide an overview of the adopted method (§ \ref{pipeline}), from image acquisition (§ \ref{image_acquisition}) to the final textual reconstruction (§ \ref{text_reconstruction}). Finally, we will conclude with an assessment of the work carried out and an outlook on potential future developments (§ \ref{conclusion}). Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Testing the Limits of Neural Sentence Alignment Models on Classical Greek and Latin Texts and Translations

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Speaker: Caroline Craig, Kartik Goyal, Gregory Crane, Farnoosh Shamsian and David A. Smith Affiliation: 1, Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, United States; 2, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30332, United States; 3, School of Arts and Sciences , &, School of Engineering, Tufts University, 419 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155, United States; 4, Leipzig University, Augustuspl. 10, 04109 Leipzig, Germany Title: Testing the Limits of Neural Sentence Alignment Models on Classical Greek and Latin Texts and Translations Abstract: The Greek and Latin classics, like many other ancient texts, have been widely translated into a variety of languages over the past two millennia. …

Greetings from! Extracting address information from 100,000 historical picture postcards

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Speaker: Thomas Smits, Wouter Haverals, Loren Verreyen, Mona Allaert and Mike Kestemont Affiliation: 1, Antwerp Center for Digital Humanities and Literary Criticism (ACDC), University of Antwerp, Belgium; 2, Institute for the Study of Literature in the Low Countries (ISLN), University of Antwerp, Belgium; 3, Center for Digital Humanities (CDH), Princeton University, USA; 4, Amsterdam School of Historical Studies (ASH), University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Title: Greetings from! Extracting address information from 100,000 historical picture postcards Abstract: This paper details the development and validation of computational methods aimed at creating a comprehensive dataset from a vast collection of historical picture postcards. The dataset associated with this research can be accesse…

Modeling Narrative Revelation

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Speaker: Andrew Piper, Hao Xu and Eric D. Kolaczyk Affiliation: McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 2M7, CANADA Title: Modeling Narrative Revelation Abstract: A core aspect of human storytelling is the element of narrative time. In this paper, we propose a model of narrative revelation using the information-theoretic concept of relative entropy, which has been used in a variety of settings to understand textual similarity, along with methods in time-series analysis to model the properties of revelation over narrative time. Given a beginning state of no knowledge about a story (beyond paratextual clues) and an end state of full knowledge about a story’s contents, what are the rhythms of dissemination through which we arrive at this final state? Using a dataset of over 2,700 books of contemporary English prose, we test for various time-dependent characteristics of narrative revelation against four stylistic categories of interest: audience age level, prestige, point-of-view, and fictionality. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Blind Dates: Examining the Expression of Temporality in Historical Photographs

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Speaker: Alexandra Barancova, Melvin Wevers and Nanne van Noord Affiliation: 1, Faculty of Humanities, Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; 2, Faculty of Humanities, Amsterdam School of Historical Studies, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; 3, Faculty of Science, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Title: Blind Dates: Examining the Expression of Temporality in Historical Photographs Abstract: This paper explores the capacity of computer vision models to discern temporal information in visual content, focusing specifically on historical photographs. We investigate the dating of images using OpenCLIP, an open-source implementation of CLIP, a multi-modal language and vision model. Our experiment consists of three steps: zero-shot classification, fine-tuning, and analysis of visual content. We use the De Boer Scene Detection dataset, containing 39,866 gray-scale historical press photographs from 1950 to 1999. The results show that zero-shot classification is relatively ineffective for image dating, with a bias towards predicting dates in the past. Fine-tuning OpenCLIP with a logistic classifier improves performance and eliminates the bias. Additionally, our analysis reveals that images featuring buses, cars, cats, dogs, and people are more accurately dated, suggesting the presence of temporal markers. The study highlights the potential of machine learning models like OpenCLIP in dating images and emphasizes the importance of fine-tuning for accurate temporal analysis. Future research should explore the application of these findings to color photographs and diverse datasets. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

The Chatbot and the Canon: Poetry Memorization in LLMs

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Speaker: Lyra D’Souza and David Mimno Affiliation: 1, Department of Computer Science, Cornell University, USA; 2, Department of Information Science, Cornell University, USA Title: The Chatbot and the Canon: Poetry Memorization in LLMs Abstract: Large language models are able to memorize and generate long passages of text from their pretraining data. Poetry is commonly available on the web and often fits within language model context sizes. As LLMs continue to grow as a tool in literary analysis, the accessibility of poems will determine the effective canon. We assess whether we can prompt current language models to retrieve existing poems, and what methods lead to the most successful retrieval. For the highest performing model, ChatGPT, we then evaluate which features of poets best predict memorization, as well as document changes over time in ChatGPT’s ability and willingness to retrieve poetry. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Introducing Traveling Word Pairs in Historical Semantic Change: A Case Study of Privacy Words in 18th and 19th Century English

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Speaker: Thora Hagen and Erik Ketzan Affiliation: 1, Chair of Computational Philology, University of Würzburg, Germany; 2, Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, UK Title: Introducing Traveling Word Pairs in Historical Semantic Change: A Case Study of Privacy Words in 18th and 19th Century English Abstract: In recent years, Lexical semantic change detection (LSCD) has become a central task of NLP. Because most studies in LSCD only consider the semantic change of words in isolation, in this paper, we propose a new direction for the analysis of semantic shifts: traveling word pairs . First, we introduce shift correlation to find pairs of words that semantically shift together in a similar fashion. Second, we propose word relation shift to analyze how the relationship between two words has changed over time. As a test case, we investigate the word privacy (and related words identified by a pre-existing dictionary), as an example of a word that has shifted semantics historically and remains vibrantly explored as a concept in contemporary humanistic discourse. We report that the term privacy in comparison shows relatively little change initially – with correlation analysis revealing more about how key terms surrounding privacy have shifted in tandem, and explore nuanced changes through word pair analysis, suggesting a shift toward concreteness in particular. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

(De)constructing Binarism in Journalism: Automatic Antonym Detection in Dutch Newspaper Articles

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Speaker: Alie Lassche, Ruben Ros and Joris Veerbeek Affiliation: 1, Leiden University, Institute of History, Doelensteeg 16, 2311 VL Leiden, The Netherlands; 2, Utrecht University, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Drift 13, 3512 BR Utrecht, The Netherlands Title: (De)constructing Binarism in Journalism: Automatic Antonym Detection in Dutch Newspaper Articles Abstract: Binary oppositions, since their introduction by Claude Levi-Strauss and other structuralists in the seventies, are under pressure, especially because they legitimatize societal power structures. Deconstruction of binary oppositions such as man/woman, black/white, left/right, and rich/poor is therefore increasingly encouraged. The question arises of what kind of effect the debate about binary oppositions has had on its linguistic use. We have therefore detected antonyms in a corpus of Dutch newspaper articles from the period 1990-2020, to study the development of binarism in journalism. Our method consists of two parts: the use of a good-old lexicon, and the finetuning of a BERT model for antonym detection. In this paper, we not only present our results regarding the (de)construction of binary oppositions in Dutch journalism, but we also reflect on the two methodological stages and discuss their gain. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

German Question Tags: A Computational Analysis

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Speaker: Yulia Clausen Affiliation: Germanistisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany Title: German Question Tags: A Computational Analysis Abstract: The German language exhibits a range of question tags that can typically, but not always, be substituted for one another. Moreover, the same words can have other meanings while occurring in the sentence-final position. The tags’ felicity conditions were addressed in previous corpus-based and experimental work and attributed to semantic and pragmatic properties of tag questions. This paper addresses the question of whether and to what extent the differences among German tags can be determined automatically. We assess the performance of three pretrained German BERT models on a tag question dataset and fine-tune one of these models on the tag word prediction task. A close examination of this model’s output indicates that BERT can identify properties relevant for the tags’ felicity conditions and interchangeability consistent with previous studies. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Operationalizing and Measuring Conflict in German Novels

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Speaker: Julian Häußler and Evelyn Gius Affiliation: fortext lab, Technical University of Darmstadt, Title: Operationalizing and Measuring Conflict in German Novels Abstract: In this contribution we explore ways of detecting conflict representation in literary texts. First, we operationalize Glasl’s concept of social conflict for manual annotation and second, we adapt a word embedding-based sentiment analysis ( SentiArt ) for the attribution of conflict values based on two scalar conflict operationalizations. By translating the values of the latter approaches into binary labels, we compare the embedding approaches with the manual annotation. Though correlation between the approaches is low, the paper demonstrates possible approaches to conflict analysis in literary texts and outlines directions for future research. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Modeling temporal uncertainty in historical datasets

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Speaker: Vojtěch Kaše, Adéla Sobotková and Petra Heřmánková Affiliation: 1, Department of Philosophy, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic; 2, Department of History and Classical Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark Title: Modeling temporal uncertainty in historical datasets Abstract: This paper explores several approaches to assess temporal trends within archaeological and historical datasets containing records marked with significant extent of uncertainty accompanying their dating. We evaluate the strengths and pitfalls of these methodologies by employing two datasets: one comprising ancient shipwrecks and the other ancient Greek inscriptions. While these objects can, in principle, be precisely dated to specific years, they are often assigned broader date ranges, spanning centuries or longer historical periods. We propose that the most promising approaches involve using these date ranges as defining probabilities. By randomly assigning specific dates based on these probabilities, we enable hypothesis testing for temporal trends. As we want to encourage other scholars to employ the methods we propose, we offer a detailed description of the implementation of these methods using functions from the Python tempun package. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

How Exactly does Literary Content Depend on Genre? A Case Study of Animals in Children’s Literature

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Speaker: Kirill Maslinsky Affiliation: 1, INALCO, Paris; 2, Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House), Saint Petersburg Title: How Exactly does Literary Content Depend on Genre? A Case Study of Animals in Children’s Literature Abstract: The content of literary fiction at least partly depends on literary tradition. The dependence is attested quantitatively in the association of genre with lexical statistical patterns. This short paper is a step to formal modeling of the content-moderating processes associated with literary genres. The idea is to explain prevalence of the particular lemmas in a literary text by the genre-dependent accessibility of the semantic category during the creative process. Data on animals mentioned in various sub-genres in a corpus of Russian children’s literature is used as an empirical case. Vocabulary growth models are applied to infer genre-related differences in overall diversity of animal vocabularies. A constrained topic model is employed to infer preferences for particular animal lemmas displayed by various genres. Results demonstrate the models’ potential to infer genre-related content preferences in the context of high variance and data imbalance. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

Using Online Catalogs to Estimate Economic Development in Classical Antiquity

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Speaker: Charles de Dampierre, Valentin Thouzeau and Nicolas Baumard Affiliation: Institut Jean Nicod, Département d’études cognitives, ENS, EHESS, PSL University, CNRS Title: Using Online Catalogs to Estimate Economic Development in Classical Antiquity Abstract: Despite significant progress, economic development in Classical Antiquity remains difficult to study: proper economic data (e.g. agricultural production, wages) are scarce, estimates of urbanization, GDP or population remain highly uncertain, and the use of indirect markers of development such as shipwrecks or coin hoards is limited. Here, we propose a different approach based on the production of immaterial works (e.g. poems, philosophical treatises, musical pieces, scientific work). Immaterial works require time, energy, resources, and human capital to be produced, disseminated and appreciated, and thus indirectly reflect a wide range of economic processes. Moreover, their survival rate tends to be higher because they can be abstracted from their initial material incarnation (e.g. scrolls, manuscripts) and preserved throughout the centuries. We build a large database of cultural producers (painters, scientists, etc.) that exist in online catalogs (Library of Congress ID, GND ID, VIAF ID, Iranica ID etc) and create an estimate of immaterial production that is robust and consistent across cultures and sources. We show that immaterial production in Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome is closely related to economic development, and reveals important phases of economic development. Overall, immaterial production provides new insights into the roots and the evolution of economic development in the very long run in Classical Antiquity. Link to paper 1 post - 1 participant Read full topic

About the chr23-poster category

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About the chr23-paper category

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2023-11-16

RECOMMENDED: Debates in the DH 2023

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Debates in the Digital Humanities 2023, a book by Matthew K. Gold (CUNY Graduate Center) and Lauren F. Klein (Emory University) looks at digital humanities in 2023, presenting “a state-of-the-field vision of digital humanities amid rising social, political, economic, and environmental crises; a global pandemic; and the deepening of austerity regimes in U.S. higher education.” ...read more

RECOMMENDED: Towards Responsible Publishing: cOAlition S Proposal and Survey

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From cOAlition S, the funded initiative to make full and immediate Open Access publication of research a reality, comes a new draft proposal titled “Towards Responsible Publishing,” which outlines “a vision and a set of principles that a future scholarly communication system should aspire to, along with a mission that enables research funders…to deliver this.” ...read more

POST: AI Will Lead Us to Need More Garbage-subtraction

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Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of NISO, writes for The Scholarly Kitchen, “AI Will Lead Us to Need More Garbage-subtraction.” Amid a flurry of recent articles in LIS journals and higher education blogs on concerns about generative AI and large language models (LLMs) being trained on non-transparent, highly biased swaths of data culled from across the ...read more

POST: Global ‘Bit List’ of Endangered Digital Species 2023

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On World Digital Preservation Day (November 2), the Digital Preservation Coalition released the 2023 edition of the “Global ‘Bit List’ of Endangered Digital Species” – an open, community-created resource listing the most at-risk digital materials. The list this year consists of 87 entries, with new entries including “First Nations Secret/Sacred Cultural Material.” From the post ...read more

RESOURCE: Ethics in Linked Data

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Ethics in Linked Data, edited by Alexandra Provo (New York University), Kathleen Burlingame (University of Pennsylvania), and B.M. Watson (University of British Columbia), “brings together contributions that explore ethics in linked data initiatives.” The book focuses on the idea that ethics should be at the forefront of consideration when the data is created, pre-existing damage ...read more

CFP: DHSI-Aligned Conferences

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Proposals are currently being accepted for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2024, an aligned conference made up of several related events. The Conference and Colloquium will feature 10-15-minute presentations and 5-minute lightening talks on various digital humanities topics, from a variety of members form the digital humanities community. Project Management in the Humanities on ...read more

CFP: Interactive Film and Media Conference 2024

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The Interactive Film and Media Journal has shared a call for proposals for the virtual IFM 2024 Conference: “Communities, Structures, Entanglements,” to be held June 12-14, 2024, via Zoom. From the call: The 6th Interactive Film and Media Virtual Conference (June 12-14, 2024) invites academics (faculty, researchers, and Ph.D. students) from all disciplines (media, communication, ...read more

JOB: Digital Humanities Librarian (Davidson)

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From the Post: In this position, you will: Provide research and design consultation to students, faculty, and staff in their development of research and scholarly projects. Partner with faculty colleagues to offer in-class instruction for topics in the Digital Learning portfolio. Collaborate with team members to research, contextualize, and embed critical digital pedagogy in and ...read more

JOB: Director of Research Data and Digital Scholarship (University of Pennsylvania)

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From the Post: Job Description Responsibilities In collaboration with the AVP for Technology and Digital Initiatives, responsible for the overall vision, planning, development, implementation, advancement, and assessment of research data and digital scholarship services and associated projects of the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship. In addition to intensive outreach activities, the Director will ...read more

JOB: Institutional Repository and Digital Scholarship Coordinator (SJSU)

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From the Post: Key Responsibilities Coordinates access to the SJSU ScholarWorks institutional repository (IR) by creating metadata, uploading digital files in appropriate formats, and designing the public display of the database content. Administers the IR platform, leveraging existing tools and/or developing new software solutions to improve and enhance functionality. Identifies and recommends innovative strategies and ...read more

JOB: Digital Scholarship Librarian (Ramapo College of New Jersey)

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From the Post: Job Summary: Under the general supervision of the Library Dean, the Digital Scholarship Librarian provides leadership, program management, and development of the College’s digital humanities and scholarship programs and support for digital scholarship to the larger College community. Examples of Duties Lead faculty in developing digital/technology based modes of scholarship that support ...read more

New Impact Story: Explainable AI - Understanding Political Orientations in Slovenian Parliament

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New Impact Story: Explainable AI - Understanding Political Orientations in Slovenian Parliament Based on ParlaMint data, researchers Bojan Evkoski and Senja Pollak developed and then explained machine learning models in order to understand the language used by Slovenian members of parliament associated with different political leanings during the migrant crisis from 2014-2020. With the models showing great predictive success, the researchers then used explainability techniques in order to identify the key words and phrases that have the strongest influence on predicting the political leaning on the topic. The researchers argue that understanding the reasoning behind predictions can be helpful as a tool for qualitative analysis in interdisciplinary research. Read the full impact story here.      Karina Berger 16 November 2023

2023-11-15

RLUK Speaker information

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RLUK very much values the contributions that speakers make to discussions within our research community and we are pleased to be able to showcase the innovation and expertise across sectors through our virtual events. We have put together this guide for speakers and would recommend that you take a few minutes to review all [...] The post RLUK Speaker information appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

2023-11-14

Interview Series: In Conversation with BiblioTech Hackathon Participants

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The following is an interview between Alisa Grishin, Artes Research intern 2022-2023, and Tom Gheldof, BiblioTech Hackathon group leader. The hackathon took place in March 2023. It was a 10-day event and included a pre-hackathon orientation moment called “Meet the… Continue reading “Interview Series: In Conversation with BiblioTech Hackathon Participants”…

Rue du Brill 1922-2022 : visualisation des archives historiques pour les citoyens / Visualisierung des Historischen Archivs für die Bürger

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(F) “Visualisation des données de recensement de la rue du Brill en 1922” est né comme un projet interdisciplinaire expérimental qui favoriserait le dialogue public sur l’histoire. La matérialisation des données de recensement de plus de 100 ménages (près de 500 personnes) vivant dans la rue du Brill (Esch-sur-Alzette) en 1922 devait permettre aux habitants actuels de s’intéresser aux données historiques de leur quartier d’une manière nouvelle, créative et ludique. (GER) „Visualisierung des Historischen Archivs für die Bürger” wurde als experimentelles interdisziplinäres Projekt ins Leben gerufen, das den öffentlichen Dialog über Geschichte fördern sollte. Die Visualisierung der Volkszählungsdaten von mehr als 100 Haushalten (fast 500 Personen), die 1922 in der Brillstraße (Esch-sur-Alzette) lebten, sollte es den heutigen Bewohnern ermöglichen, sich auf neue, kreative und spielerische Weise mit den historischen Daten ihres Viertels auseinanderzusetzen.   Programme 18.00 – Lecture 18.45 – Q&A 19.00 – Networking cocktail Langues/Sprachen: FR, DE, LUX   Vendredi/Freitag, 2 Février/Februar 2024 18:00 - 19:00 Black Box, Maison des Sciences Humaines, Belval Campus (11, Porte des Sciences, L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette) Inscription gratuite. Gratis Einschreibung.   Legal notice. 2 February 2024 Public history Data Science Public History Visualisation Published Hide image in content detail

“Volleksgeschicht” zu Lëtzebuerg: sënnvoll Verbindunge mat Leit maachen

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Déi räich sozial, kulturell an industriell Vergaangenheet vun Esch-Uelzecht ass an der Erënnerung vun den Awunner ganz lieweg. D’Joëlla van Donkersgoed an d’Laura Steil, Fuerscher am C²DH, hunn zesumme mat de Leit vun Esch historesch Fuerschung gemaach fir eng “Volleksgeschicht” ze kreéieren. Bei dëser Presentatioun fokuseieren si seich op dräi Projeten – Escher Kaffi, HistorEsch an Dancing Esch – a beliichten wéi si hir Recherche gemaach hunn. Si konzentreieren sech virun allem op d’Wichtigkeet vun der Forschungsethik, weisen op wéi Bezéiungen mat den Individuen an den Gemeinschaften am Zentrum vun Projeten stinn an gin dorop an daat Relatiounen duerch Vertrauen opgebaut gin. Am Kontext vu Lëtzebuerg, wou d’Intimitéit an d’Verbindung an de lokale Communautéiten besonnesch héich sinn, spillen Rapport a Géigesäitegkeet eng wesentlech Roll an der Fuerschungszesummenaarbecht.   Programm 18.00 – Virtrag 18.45 – Froën an Äntwerten 19.00 – Networking cocktail De Virtrag as op Däitsch a Lëtzebuergesch.   Mëttwoch, den 10. Januar 2024 vun 18.00 bis 19.00 Auer Black Box, Maison des Sciences Humaines, Belval Campus (11, Porte des Sciences, L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette) Mellt Ierch w.e.g. gratis un.   Legal notice   https://www.c2dh.uni.lu/sites/default/files/styles/full_width/public/volleksgeschicht.png?itok=_tE2Gnfl Dëse Virtrag gëtt gehalen am Kader vun der Serie "20 years of ideas!" vun der Uni Lëtzebuerg. 10 January 2024 Public history Escher Kaffi: taking the pulse of the city Public History as the New Citizen Science of the Past (PHACS) Transnational popular culture – Europe in the long 1960s (2) Public History Regional history Conferences Published Hide image in content detail

2023-11-13

Project Post Template

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Vietnam Oral History Project

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Douglass Day 2024

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 12:00pm—3:00pm RDDSx (first floor of Van Pelt Library) Join us as we celebrate Frederick Douglass' Birthday by taking part in the annual Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon event organized by the Center for Black Digital Research at Penn State What is Douglass Day?    Douglass Day is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14th, the chosen birthday of Frederick Douglass. As Douglass never knew his actual birthdate, his family chose Valentine’s Day to commemorate his life. The holiday was established after Douglass’ passing in 1895, when influential activist Mary Church Terrell proposed a national holiday to honor his legacy. Douglass Day events were widespread in the early 20th century and served as inspiration for the creation of Black History Month. In 20…

13th European Summer University in Digital Humanities ‘Culture & Technology’

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13th European Summer University in Digital Humanities ‘Culture & Technology’ From 24 July to 4 August 2023, the historic city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, became a vibrant hub of intellectual exchange and innovation. The Transylvania Digital Humanities Centre (DigiHUBB) at Babeș-Bolyai University had the honour of hosting the 13th edition of the European Summer University in Digital Humanities ‘Culture & Technology’. This marked the first time that the event was held at BBU, under the leadership of Dr. Christian Schuster, director of DigiHUBB.     The European Summer University (ESU) has been a beacon of success since its inception in 2009 at Leipzig University, thanks to the tireless efforts of Professor Elisabeth Burr and her team. It was a …

The 13th European Summer University in Digital Humanities ‘Culture & Technology’ - A Confluence of Minds in Cluj-Napoca

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The 13th European Summer University in Digital Humanities ‘Culture & Technology’ - A Confluence of Minds in Cluj-Napoca From 24 July to 4 August 2023, the historic city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, became a vibrant hub of intellectual exchange and innovation. The Transylvania Digital Humanities Centre (DigiHUBB) at Babeș-Bolyai University had the honour of hosting the 13th edition of the European Summer University in Digital Humanities ‘Culture & Technology’. This marked the first time that the event was held at BBU, under the leadership of Dr. Christian Schuster, director of DigiHUBB.     The European Summer University (ESU) has been a beacon of success since its inception in 2009 at Leipzig University, thanks to the tireless efforts of Profe…

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1672 – [Alchemical treatise]. (Video Orientation)

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Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to Ms. Codex 1672, an alchemical treatise concerning the creation of the philosopher’s stone (p. 72) and on transmutation of metals such as gold, silver, lead, and mercury. Written in Italy in the second half of the 18th century.Continue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1672 – [Alchemical treatise]. (Video Orientation)"

Vergleich und Kulturtransfer - eine in die Jahre gekommene Debatte?

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

Vor inzwischen fast 40 Jahren wurde mit dem Vorschlag, sich der Erforschung kultureller Transfers zu widmen, eine Debatte eröffnet, die das Methodenspektrum der Geschichtswissenschaft erheblich erweitert hat und auch das Verhältnis zu einem klassischen Verständnis von Vergleich berührt hat. Im Laufe der letzten Jahrzehnte traf diese Debatte auf eine ganze Reihe weiterer Vorschläge aus der transnationalen und Globalgeschichte, aus der Kultur- und Sozialgeschichte, aus den Diskussionen um Postkolonialismus und reciprocal comparisons. Trotzdem oder gerade deswegen ist regelmäßig wiederkehrend die Frage aufgeworfen worden, ob es sich nun um ein etabliertes Verfahren oder um einen noch immer umstrittenen und fragilen Vorschlag handele. Der Vortrag situiert diese Debatte in der Forschungsgeschichte und versucht sich an einer pragmatischen Kombination von Vergleich und Transfer.   Mittwoch, 15. November 2023 Beginn um 16.00 Uhr Black Box, Maison des Sciences humaines, Belval Campus   15 November 2023 Contemporary history of Europe Transnational popular culture – Europe in the long 1960s (2) History of popular culture Conferences Published Hide image in content detail

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2023-11-09

Responsible AI for Journalism

Source: CDH | Reading time: 3 minutes

An online public event at the Cambridge Social Data School The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in journalism has been ongoing for several years, but the advent of generative AI tools like ChatGPT, Bard, Midjourney, and others has ignited a thorny public debate. These technologies appear to surpass human capabilities in structuring information and producing

Centre news vol. 61 - November 2023

Source: CLARIN ERIC | Reading time: 1 minutes

Centre news vol. 61 - November 2023 CLARIN technical open hour, Monday 13 November at 11:00 CET The third edition of the CLARIN technology open hour is planned for next Monday at 11:00 CET. You can join virtually and ask our developers and infrastructure specialists anything. Anyone is welcome to join! There will be another open hour on 11 December. New on the CLARIN forum DataCite: discussion on multilingual resources Aligning Parlamint with Video data Corpus of Australian and New Zealand Spoken English now available via federated login New software releases The Switchboard version 2.4.3 has been released. This is a maintenance release, please check the changelog for details. Dieter Van Uytvanck 9 November 2023 centre news

Introduction to the Command Line

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Convenor: Jonathan Blaney, Digital Humanities Research Software Engineer at CDH. This session introduces the command line, sometimes also known as the shell or the terminal, to humanities researchers. No prior knowledge of the command line or programming of any kind is required or expected from attendees. A basic understanding of how to use the command

2023-11-07

CLARIN Newsflash November 2023 Is Out

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CLARIN Newsflash November 2023 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: November 2023 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. Julia Misersky 7 November 2023

Using Data Science Methods to Explore the History, and Future, of State Secrecy

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

For its first one hundred and fifty years, the U.S. government had relatively few secrets, and subsidized the free flow of information to ensure democratic accountability. But all that changed after Pearl Harbor, with the rise of the dark state. The last two decades have witnessed particularly dramatic growth in government secrecy, at the same time that declassification has all but collapsed. Now that so much is secret, it has become all but impossible to protect truly dangerous information. Connelly explores the policies and practices that gave rise to the current crisis, above all presidents’ determination to preserve sovereign power over “national security information.” The digital archiving methods that were supposed to stop unauthorized leaks instead gave rise to Wikileaks, and the wholesale destruction of the documentary record has made it all but impossible even for historians to hold public officials to account. But new data science methods now make it possible to systematically analyze patterns and anomalies in state secrecy, and show not only what the government did not want us to know, but why.     Matthew Connelly is a professor of international and global history at Columbia University, and director of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge. Connelly is also the principal investigator of History Lab, a project that uses data science to analyze state secrecy. His publications include A Diplomatic Revolution: Algeria's Fight for Independence and the Origins of the Post-Cold War Era, Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population, and The Declassification Engine: What History Reveals about America’s Top Secrets. Connelly received his B.A. from Columbia in 1990 and earned his Ph.D. from Yale in 1997.    Wednesday, 29 November 2023 14.00 - 15.00 Online 29 November 2023 Archives Data Science Digital hermeneutics Digital methods Digital tools Hands-on History Published Hide image in content detail

Re-imagining Assignments in the DH Classroom II: Timelines, Digital Exhibits, and Maps

Source: Digital Humanities – The Gale Review | Reading time: 6 minutes

│By Sarah L. Ketchley, Senior Digital Humanities Specialist│ This is a follow-up blog post to last month’s overview of working with Storymaps in the DH classroom.  We will consider a few more ways to engage students in the creative and intellectually rigorous process of building Digital Humanities projects, conducting analyses, and demonstrating the outcomes of ... Read more The post Re-imagining Assignments in the DH Classroom II: Timelines, Digital Exhibits, and Maps appeared first on The Gale Review.

2023-11-06

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1671 – [Collection of alchemical works on distillation] (Video Orientation)

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

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to Ms. Codex 1671, a collection of works on distillation, fermentation, and other chemistry-related procedures divided into sections according to vegetable (p. 1), animal (p. 141), or mineral (p. 163). The first section includes general discussion of chemistry andContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1671 – [Collection of alchemical works on distillation] (Video Orientation)"

2023-11-03

RECOMMENDED: Datasheets for Digital Cultural Heritage Data

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A recently published paper in the Journal of Open Humanities Data titled “Datasheets for Digital Cultural Heritage Data” explores the complexities of datasets created from digital cultural heritage collections, with the purpose of providing recommended standards for documenting these datasets. Their interest in better describing these kinds of datasets relates primarily to the Collections as ...read more

PROJECT: Virtual Viking Longship Project

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An interdisciplinary team of undergraduate students, library workers, and faculty from Carleton College and Grinnell College are using 3D modeling and VR technology to explore the social and cultural roles of Viking longships, in collaboration with museum professionals from the Viking Museum Haithabu and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County. The Virtual Viking ...read more

CFP: Exploring Epistemic Virtues and Vices: Data, Infrastructures, and Episteme between Collaboration and Exploitation

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Conveners of the Sixth Annual Conference on Digital Humanities and Digital History, have released their call for proposals. The Conference, to take place in March 2024, will be held at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) with hybrid options, and is organized in collaboration with the German Historical Institute Washington (GHI), the ...read more

CFP: On Gathering: Exploring Collective and Embodied Modes of Scholarly Communication and Publishing”

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The Journal of Electronic Publishing invites proposals for their special issue, “On Gathering: Exploring Collective and Embodied Modes of Scholarly Communication and Publishing.” From the call: When we think of scholarly communication, we’re usually thinking of something that can be shared independent of its creator(s). A book, a journal article, multimodal work, conference proceedings—the formal ...read more

CFP: Digital Humanities 2024

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The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) has posted a call for proposals for Digital Humanities 2024: “Reinvention and Responsibility.” The DH2024 conference will be held August 6-9, 2024, at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, USA. From the call: Reinvention is a call to act with creativity, compassion, and intentionality to better meet the ...read more

EVENT: HASTAC Scholars Digital Friday

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The HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) Scholars are hosting informal virtual get-togethers to workshop projects, exchange ideas, and build community. “Digital Fridays is an exciting platform where HASTAC Scholars and expert speakers come together to explore cutting-edge topics at the intersection of technology and the arts, humanities, and sciences.” The next ...read more

EVENTS: Representations of AI

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The Digital Humanities Research Hub at the University of London are hosting two upcoming seminars, in which scholars and researchers “scrutinize representations of ‘intelligent machines’, and discuss how memes, literature, gender stereotypes, and colonial histories shape AI and the role it plays in today’s society. Conceived as a series of conversations, the seminar brings together ...read more

OPPORTUNITY: CollectionBuilder LIS Student Program

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The CollectionBuilder 2023 Incentives Program is the latest grant-funded opportunity for using and contributing to CollectionBuilder, and open-source, Lib-Static tool and infrastructure. Currently, applications are being accepted to their Library & Information Science (LIS) Student Program. The program offers eight $400 stipends to current LIS students interested in learning more about and using CollectionBuilder for ...read more

OPPORTUNITY: NEH, Humanities Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence

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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a new program, Humanities Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence, “to support research projects that seek to understand and address the ethical, legal, and societal implications of AI. NEH is particularly interested in projects that explore the impacts of AI-related technologies on truth, trust, and democracy; safety and ...read more

JOB: Digital Scholarship Team Leader, Case Western Reserve University

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From the post: Employer Case Western Reserve University Location Cleveland, Ohio Salary This position is a Librarian 3 with a minimum of $77,780. Posted Date Oct 17, 2023 Case Western Reserve University seeks a forward thinking, inclusive, and collaborative individual for the Digital Scholarship Team Leader position. POSITION DESCRIPTION The Digital Scholarship Team Leader heads ...read more

JOB: Data Services Librarian, Middlebury College

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From the post: The Data Services Librarian leads the library’s efforts to support digital scholarship and data science research and teaching. They lead the management and use of the Federal Depository documents collection. They act as a library liaison, teach information literacy skills, provide outreach, and build relationships with students, faculty, and staff, contributing knowledge ...read more

Out of the Shadows: A Wikipedia edit-a-thon

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After the fantastic success of our last Wikipedia edit-a-thon in May, we are once again calling on the expertise of students and staff here at Cambridge to bring underrepresented histories ‘out of the shadows’ and into the light on Wikipedia. No prior Wiki experience is required! We will host an online training session at 11am

Cambridge Cultural Heritage Data School: April 2024 (Cambridge)

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The Cultural Heritage Data School (CHDS), taking place in Cambridge between 8-12 April, is open for applications from participants from across the cultural heritage sector and academia. This intensive in-person teaching programme will be structured around the digital collections and archives pipeline, covering the general principles and applied practices involved in the generation, exploration, visualisation, analysis

Colonial statues in postcolonial Africa, a multidimensional approach

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

Colonial statues in Africa have often been analysed as isolated case studies. Moving beyond a one case study model, this presentation adopts a regional, thematic, and historical approach to elucidate the diverse ways in which African nations have grappled with colonial statues from the time of independences. The paper begins by examining the fate of colonial statues at the time of independences, exploring why certain monuments were removed, repurposed, or preserved. Subsequently, the paper delves into the reasons for the revival of (neo)colonial statues in the 1990s and early 2000s. Finally, the paper discusses recent and renewed contestations of colonial statues from the 2010s, in the light of global movements against symbols of oppression. This presentation aims to shed light on the comp…

2023-11-02

Ana María Zapata

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Ana María Zapata is editor-in-chief of the International Journal for Digital Art History. Her background in art history and literature, along with over 7 years of experience in the editorial field, has provided her with a unique perspective on the intersection of technology and the humanities. During her work in Digital Art History, she has

Manually Annotated Corpora for Teaching and Learning: the CrowLL project

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Manually Annotated Corpora for Teaching and Learning: the CrowLL project By Tanara Zingano Kuhn, Rina Zviel Girshin, Špela Arhar Holdt, Kristina Koppel, Iztok Kosem, Carole Tiberius, and Ana R. Luís   In February 2019, members of the enetCollect COST Action gathered in Brussels for the first edition of the Crowdfest, a hackathon for the development of projects for language learning using crowdsourcing techniques. At this event, the present project leader, together with a researcher who had already expressed interest in collaborating, pitched her idea to use crowdsourcing to remove offensive and/or sensitive content from corpora in order to find a more adequate process of making pedagogical corpora that could be used to develop a Portuguese version of the auxiliary language le…

Manually Annotated Corpora for Teaching and Learning Purposes of Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Estonian, and Slovene – the CrowLL project

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Manually Annotated Corpora for Teaching and Learning Purposes of Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Estonian, and Slovene – the CrowLL project By Tanara Zingano Kuhn, Rina Zviel Girshin, Špela Arhar Holdt, Kristina Koppel, Iztok Kosem, Carole Tiberius, and Ana R. Luís   In February 2019, members of the enetCollect COST Action gathered in Brussels for the first edition of the Crowdfest, a hackathon for the development of projects for language learning using crowdsourcing techniques. At this event, the present project leader, together with a researcher who had already expressed interest in collaborating, pitched her idea to use crowdsourcing to remove offensive and/or sensitive content from corpora in order to find a more adequate process of making pedagogical corpora that could be u…

Digital Preservation Day 2023

Source: Digital Humanities at Exeter | Reading time: 4 minutes

It’s World Digital Preservation Day! Two years ago, we posted about the work the DH team were doing to ensure the long-term sustainability of archival collections and the digital content we create in the Lab. Since then, we’ve been collaborating with colleagues from across the university to work harder than ever on digital preservation, and […]

2023-11-01

New Vacancy: Research Associate

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Cambridge Digital Humanities is pleased to invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the AI Forensics research project. The position is full time for 12 months and will be based at Cambridge Digital Humanities in central Cambridge. Flexible and remote working patterns (within the UK) will be considered.The role holder will undertake

2023-10-31

Participate in the direction of DH: apply for our open ACH Officer role!

Source: The Association for Computers and the Humanities | Reading time: 2 minutes

The ACH seeks someone to participate in ACH’s leadership and the broader work of the ACH Executive Council, while serving as a key contributor to keeping the ACH running as ACH Deputy Secretary/Secretary. You are very likely eligible! Our key needs are willingness to contribute effort, and enthusiasm for involvement with DH and the ACH—whether…Continue reading.

Uncovering the Betrayal of J. Robert Oppenheimer with Gale Primary Sources

Source: Digital Humanities – The Gale Review | Reading time: 7 minutes

│By Nicolas Turner, Gale Ambassador at Leiden University│ The release this year of Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer biopic has focused attention on the ‘Red Scare’ of the early 1950s in the United States, a period of history filled with all the ingredients of a thriller: double agents, secret recordings, and dramatic revelations. As Nolan’s film reminds ... Read more The post Uncovering the Betrayal of J. Robert Oppenheimer with Gale Primary Sources appeared first on The Gale Review.

2023-10-30

Manuscript Monday: LJS 403 – [Alchemical compendium]. (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 403, the working notes of an alchemist, who signs himself as the compiler and composer of the manuscript. Includes a commentary on an unknown text and references to the concept of balance found in the work ofContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 403 – [Alchemical compendium]. (Video Orientation)"

Training: Nodegoat Relational Database Platform (Supported by CLARIAH-VL and GhentCDH)

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 6 minutes

On 16 November, CLARIAH-VL and Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities (Ghent University) are hosting a workshop on Nodegoat, the relational database platform. The workshops will be given by the developers of the platform – Lab1100. Nodegoat is an object oriented… Continue reading “Training: Nodegoat Relational Database Platform (Supported by CLARIAH-VL and GhentCDH)”…

Museums and Conflict: Speculative Political Designs

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

This talk is part of the conference on Agonism: Conflicting Interpretations of the Past, Participation Practices, and Transforming Cultural Venues , 7-8 December 2023.     Abstract Museums expect to be called out, there is inbuilt conflict. Museums are forged in a ‘cunning’ liberal constitutional structure (Povinelli 2002): to conserve for future generations; to make collections accessible to everyone now; to represent the world; to shape the world. Ideals so big they can never be achieved, creating a constitutive deficit. Ideals which also are often in tension, requiring endless negotiation. ‘Museum constitution’ is also forged in creating norms. In ruling certain ideas, perspectives and practices as unsayable, beyond that which can be contained and constitutionally metabolised. In thi…

Agonism: Conflicting Interpretations of the Past, Participation Practices, and Transforming Cultural Venues

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

For two days, presenters from public history, memory studies, museology, and participatory design will trace intersections of agonism, constituent power, and horizontal politics to activate their potential for transforming institutionalised practices. From digitisation practices and virtual exhibitions, to navigating contested history and memory discourses, to mobilising craft and counter-framing design practices, the case studies demonstrate the breadth of opportunities to inform a participatory agonistic practice impacting mid to long-term strategies in cultural venues. 7-8 December 2023 In-person presentations. Online attendance Registration for Day 1 Registration for Day 2 Please register to receive the Webex link.   Programme Thursday, 7 December 2023 09.00       Welcome and introduc…

2023-10-27

Interview Series: In Conversation with BiblioTech Hackathon Participants

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 9 minutes

The following is an interview between Alisa Grishin, Artes Research intern 2022-2023, and Sandra Elpers, BiblioTech Hackathon participant and Bachelor student in Theology. The hackathon took place in March 2023. It was a 10-day event and included a pre-hackathon orientation… Continue reading “Interview Series: In Conversation with BiblioTech Hackathon Participants”…

Introducing Table Models – Trainable Layout AI in Transkribus

Source: READ-COOP | Reading time: 8 minutes

Following the launch of the new and improved web app, we are able to reveal more about the new generation of trainable layout technology. With the previously introduced trainable Field Models, it will be much easier to process documents with more complex layouts, such as newspapers, periodicals, log books, legal records or forms.  But what […] The post Introducing Table Models – Trainable Layout AI in Transkribus appeared first on READ-COOP.

2023-10-25

2023-10-24

Training: Relational Databases

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 6 minutes

Does your (collaborative) research project involve working with a lot of data? Is your data complex and does it contain different types of entities (persons, places, events, …)? Do you have trouble keeping an overview of the amount of data… Continue reading “Training: Relational Databases”…

A Day of Digital Publishing

Source: Price Lab for Digital Humanities | Reading time: 3 minutes

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 12:00pm Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center Part 1: Roundtable Digital Publishing in Dialogue: Quire, Manifold, and Contemporary Publishing 12:00–1:00 p.m. Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center Lunch will be provided. Register Here This roundtable conversation brings together the perspectives of publishers, editors, and authors around the topic of born-digital, multimodal publishing paths, focusing on the digital publishing platforms Quire (Getty) and Manifold (Cuny/University of Minnesota Press). Speakers include Matthew K. Gold (CUNY Graduate Center), Katie Rawson (Annenberg School for Communication), and Chris Diaz (Northwestern University Libraries). The unique affordances of digital publishing enable authors to advance their …

Workshop 'Confronting Decline: Challenges of Deindustrialisation in Western Societies Since the 1970s'

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

The second CONDE workshop takes place on 30 November and 1 December 2023 at the Black Box, Maison des Sciences humaines, University of Luxembourg, Belval Campus. If you are interested in participating, please contact Tessy Delledera: [email protected]   Programme Thursday, 30 November 14.00       Welcome   14.30   Panel 1 (Chair: Frank Trentmann)     Deindustrialization and consumer society. Producers, trade and consumer culture Christian Marx (Commentator: Christian Kleinschmidt)     Deindustrialization and Adult Education: Politics, Learning Opportunities and Participation Jonas Fey (Commentator: Andreas Martin)   16.00   Coffee break   16.30   Panel 2 (Chair: Matthew Worley)     Dispositives of Deindustrialization in Pop History: Image Production in the Face of Structur…

CAAUK 2023: Tickets and Schedule

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The CAAUK conference focuses on quantitative methods and computer applications in heritage.  The first day of the conference (November 24th) will be concurrent sessions of presentations, the CAAUK AGM, a workshop and evening social, at the Augustine United Church (41 … Continue reading →

Utopian Cycles in Archiving Practices: Past, Present, and Future Histories

Source: CDH | Reading time: 3 minutes

An online public event convened by members of the (Anti) Colonial Archives Working Group at the Cambridge Cultural Heritage Data School. The global majority have often faced the historical erasure of cultural heritage. This public event seeks to open the conversation by presenting initiatives already combating that erasure, showcasing projects that are actively working to

2023-10-23

RLUK Space Event – Developing sustainable libraries: from design to user engagement

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Developing sustainable libraries: from design to user engagement - 26 October This event will explore how research libraries are currently working towards meeting their sustainability goals, taking into account issues ranging from the design of library buildings to how they engage with users through space. Meeting venue: Woburn Suite, Senate House [...] The post RLUK Space Event – Developing sustainable libraries: from design to user engagement appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

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Source: Alabama Digital Humanities Center | Reading time: 1 minutes

Oct. 15-21  |  ADHC Newsletter |  Fall 2023  Join us for our programs & events this week! ADHC Sandbox Join us on Mondays and Fridays from 1—3 PM in the ADHC, Gorgas 1015, for unstructured work time where you can receive point-of-need contact with one of our DH specialists! #DropIn Lunch & Learn: An Introduction … Read more ""

Manuscript Monday: LJS 398 – Maqālah fī khalq al-insān. = مقالة في خلق الانسان. (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 398, a medical treatise in 50 chapters, 35 concerning reproduction and the final 15 addressing the soul and intellect from a neoplatonic perspective. Copy completed in Mamluk Syria or Iraq by ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn ʻAbd al-Salām al-ṢafūrīContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 398 – Maqālah fī khalq al-insān. = مقالة في خلق الانسان. (Video Orientation)"

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2023-10-20

DHNB2023 Conference Proceedings published in our new diamond open-access publication platform!

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We are delighted to announce the publication of DHNB Conference Proceedings, Volume 5, Number 1 (2023), within our newly established diamond open-access publication platform, Digital Humanities in the Nordic and Baltic Countries Publications, abbreviated as DHNB Publications. The latest installment, DHNB Conference Proceedings, Volume 5, Number 1 (2023), comprises a collection of 25 articles. This […]

Interview Series: In Conversation with BiblioTech Hackathon Participants

Source: The Scholarly Tales | Reading time: 10 minutes

The following is an interview between Alisa Grishin, Artes Research intern 2022-2023, and Heike Pauli, BiblioTech Hackathon participant and MA student in linguistics. The hackathon took place in March 2023. It was a 10-day event and included a pre-hackathon orientation… Continue reading “Interview Series: In Conversation with BiblioTech Hackathon Participants”…

RaDiHum20 spricht mit Carolin Hahn und Jens-Martin Loebel vom Podcast “Digitale Wissenschaft”

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Wir eröffnen feierlich die erste Folge unserer neuen, 5. Staffel! In dieser Staffel sprechen wir mit anderen Wissenschafts-Podcastern und für die erste Folge konnten wir ganz besondere Gäste gewinnen: Carolin Hahn und Jens-Martin Loebel vom Podcast Digitale Wissenschaft. Carolin und Jens podcasten – wie wir – viel zum Thema Digital Humanities, aber sie interessiert, wie […] Der Beitrag RaDiHum20 spricht mit Carolin Hahn und Jens-Martin Loebel vom Podcast “Digitale Wissenschaft” erschien zuerst auf RaDiHum 20.

Letterbox - Making shell companies visible. Digital history as a tool to unveil global networks and local infrastructures

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

Letterboxes, representing shell companies, are an emblematic symbol for a form of international capitalism that has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years and serve as a focal point for international criticism of the Luxembourgish financial system. LETTERBOX is an innovative project that mixes recent questions in financial history with cutting-edge digital history. During the seminar we will address the challenges we have in making a very large corpus readable and present first results of our research.    Wednesday, 22 November 2023 14.00 - 15.00 C²DH Open Space (4th floor, Maison des Sciences humaines) 22 November 2023 Contemporary history of Europe Letterbox - Making shell companies visible. Digital history as a tool to unveil global networks and local infrastructures Banking and financial history Economic history Research seminars Published Hide image in content detail

2023-10-19

RECOMMENDED: Teaching DH on a Shoestring: Minimalist Digital Humanities Pedagogy

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Danica Savonick (SUNY Cortland) published “Teaching DH on a Shoestring: Minimalist Digital Humanities Pedagogy” in the December 2022 issue (no 21) of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. This was a themed issue dedicated to Open Educational Resources and hosted on Manifold. From the abstract: This article explores minimalist digital humanities pedagogy: strategies for ...read more

POST: Modeling Cultural Networks in the Classroom with Constellate

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In recent years, JSTOR Labs launched Constellate Lab, a modern successor of JSTOR Data for Research, to enable computational analysis of historical newspapers, scholarly journals, and other documents within the JSTOR corpora. With tutorials including analysis with Python notebooks and datasets builders, Constellate focuses on data pedagogy to sharpen and enhance ones data skills. Dr. ...read more

CFP: XVII Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Conference

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Hosted at the University of Houston, the XVII Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Conference will be held April 25-27, 2024. The meeting theme, “The Right to Write, Speak and Be in Times of Banning, Censorship and Persecution,” seeks to highlight the resistance to state oppression of ideology, identity, race, sexuality, language, immigration status, etc. ...read more

CFP: Computers & Writing 2024

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Texas Christian University will be hosting the conference, Computers & Writing 2024, June 21-23 in 2024, with the theme, “Seriously Digital: Work, Play, and Digital Storytelling for ‘Post’ Pandemic People.” From the call for proposals: Throughout the ongoing pandemic, digital tools have been heralded as solutions to pandemic-related problems. This historical moment features several disruptions ...read more

CFP: CJAL Special Issue: Libraries and/as Extraction

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The Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship has announced a call for a special issue on Libraries and/as Extraction, a theme which intersects with digital humanities librarianship in multifaceted ways. From the call: The concept of extraction (or extractivism) has been used in myriad disciplines — geography, international relations, environment, economics — often to describe social ...read more

CFP: Open Book Futures

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Sponsored by Coventry University and the Open Book Collective, Open Book Futures invites individuals and project teams to submit proposals for experimental, long-form scholarly book projects. From the call for proposals: We are delighted to announce support and funding for three experimental book publishing pilots as part of the Open Book Futures (OBF) project. These pilot ...read more

EVENT: DH Office Hours: Lightning Talks Fall 2023

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Northeastern University’s Digital Scholarship Group and NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks are hosting a set of virtual lightning talks on November 1 at 12–1pm Eastern, 9–10am Pacific, 4–5pm Greenwich Mean Time: The panel will feature lightning talks by: Brian Ball—Philosophy, Northeastern University London—on the Simulating Epistemic Injustice project Tieanna Graphenreed—English—on THE BROWNIES’ BOOK: Mapping ...read more

EVENT: World Digital Preservation Day

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World Digital Preservation Day is Tuesday, November 2 ,2023. The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) “invites all data creators, archivists, curators, community members and digipres folk from around the world to celebrate digital preservation by participating in a whole day dedicated to all of the benefits and opportunities enabled by the hard work of our dynamic ...read more

EVENT: Digital Humanities Quarterly Community Event

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Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ) is hosting a virtual community event on Friday, November 3rd from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (EST): The DHQ editorial team will present on a series of new initiatives the journal has accomplished and introduce exciting updates on our site re-design. We look forward to bringing together the DHQ community of readers, authors, ...read more

OPPORTUNITY: Journal of Map & Geography Libraries Editorial Board

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The Journal of Map & Geography Libraries is seeking 10 individuals to join their Editorial Board. From the email announcement:  The Journal of Map & Geography Libraries is seeking 10 individuals to join the Editorial Board and contribute to the future directions and success of the journal. We aim to assemble an Editorial Board with ...read more

JOB: Digital Humanities Librarian, Florida State University

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From the posting: Florida State University (FSU) Libraries seeks a highly motivated, innovative, and collegial librarian for the position of Digital Humanities Librarian. Responsibilities Directly engage with faculty, students, and staff by providing consultations, instruction, online guides, and other support services related to research methodology, technical applications, and other aspects of digital humanities research Evaluate ...read more

Jacob Forward

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Jacob is a PhD student in the Faculty of History at Cambridge. His research focuses on the discourse of crisis in post-Cold War American politics, specifically the language and metaphors politicians use in connection with terrorism, immigration, natural disasters, and financial shocks. His method involves fine-tuning language models on distinct corpora of political speeches, and

2023-10-18

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Online Social Data School: applications close Sunday 29 October

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Applications for this year's online Social Data School close on Sunday 29 October. 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.

What is cultural heritage?

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Ever wondered whether your grandfather’s old diaries or the ancient manuscripts in your library hold any cultural significance? Cultural heritage, encapsulating the richness of our past, unveils the profound meaning woven into these artefacts. If you are interested in history, you have probably come across the term ‘cultural heritage’ more than once. Most people think […] The post What is cultural heritage? appeared first on READ-COOP.

2023-10-17

The Second Gale Digital Humanities User Engagement Program

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|By Becca Bowden, Gale Digital Scholar Lab Product Manager| Gale is pleased to announce its second ‘Gale Digital Humanities User Engagement Program’. Following on from the success of the program in 2022, we are excited to invite eight new Gale Primary Sources and Gale Digital Scholar Lab users to collaborate closely with the Digital Humanities ... Read more The post The Second Gale Digital Humanities User Engagement Program appeared first on The Gale Review.

Legal Issues in Textual Scholarship: symposium

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27 Oct 2023 - 00:00 Legal Issues in Textual Scholarship: symposium The European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS) is organising the online symposium Legal Issues in Textual Scholarship (27 October 2023, via Zoom) to reflect on the legal restrictions that affect textual scholarship in the analogue and digital paradigms. For more information on the symposium, including short introductions for all speakers and abstracts for their talks, please visit the event’s webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/estslegalissues This event is free, but registration is required to obtain access to the Zoom link. Please register before 22 October. Programme (All times CET) 10:00-10:20 | Opening Remarks 10:20-12:00 | Panel I Chair: Elli Bleeker 10:20 |  Dirk Van Hulle (University of Oxford): From t…

CFP: Conference: The Art Museum in the Digital Age – 2024

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3 Nov 2023 - 00:00 CFP: Conference: The Art Museum in the Digital Age – 2024 Location: The Belvedere, Vienna (online)  Date: 15–19 January 2024  Submission deadline: 3 November 2023 The Art Museum in the Digital Age – 2024 The Belvedere Research Center is pleased to announce the sixth iteration of its conference series on the digital transformation of art museums. The event will build on the success of our previous meeting, which drew more than 1,000 registrations from 56 countries across five continents. We will continue to explore core themes around the latest technological developments, including the Metaverse, Web 3, and artificial intelligence, while we also welcome contributions more closely aligned with everyday museum operations. We invite papers on the impact of digitization…

Theodor Dunkelgrün

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Theodor Dunkelgrün is Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at Trinity College Cambridge and Assistant Professor of Jewish History at the University of Antwerp. He is a cultural and intellectual historian of Europe and the Mediterranean world, 1450-1900, with particular interest in early modern Spain and the Low Countries, the History of Universities, the History of the Jews,

Sophie Mary

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Sophie is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at the University of Cambridge. She holds a BA in Media Culture from Maastricht University (2016 - 2019), as well as an MSc in Marketing from the University of Edinburgh (2019 - 2020). Her current research, which she began as a master's student, focuses on the

Alessandro Trevisan

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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

2023-10-16

First Steps in Coding with Python

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Convenor: Dr Estara Arrant (Cambridge University Library) This session is aimed at researchers who have never done any coding before. We will explore basic principles and approaches to navigating and working with code, using the popular programming language Python. Participants will use the Jupyter Notebooks platform to learn how to analyse texts. This will provide

Steven Krauwer Awards 2023

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Steven Krauwer Awards 2023    Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson Wins 2023 Steven Krauwer Award for CLARIN Achievements Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson is a professor emeritus at the University of Iceland. Reasons for Nomination Over the past two decades, Rögnvaldsson has played a vital role in language technology in Iceland, actively working towards Icelandic being included in digital language developments. Expertise and Contribution Since 1998, Rögnvaldsson has taken part in many Nordic and European initiatives in the field of language technology. Rögnvaldsson was a key figure during the  first Icelandic language technology programme (2000-2004), participating as either project leader or steering group member for many of the language technology projects during that period, such as th…

Transkribus Update – October 2023

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We are excited to announce the October 2023 release of the Transkribus web app. Since the last release, we have added some improvements to the way you can organise your documents, plus there is news regarding Table and Field Models. Let’s explore the latest additions! Document Overview Organise your documents Relocate Documents: Users can now […] The post Transkribus Update – October 2023 appeared first on READ-COOP.

Yizhen Wu

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Yizhen Wu is currently pursuing an MPhil degree at Cambridge Digital Humanities. She completed her undergraduate studies at Nanjing University, China, majoring in Theatre and Film Studies with a minor in Art and Cultural Creativity. Throughout her undergraduate studies, she developed a keen interest in theatre, film, and fine arts. Her previous research primarily focused

Manuscript Monday: LJS 397 – [Astronomy lecture notes]. (Video Orientation)

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Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 397, student lecture notes for the second level of instruction in astronomy at the university at Wittenberg during Philipp Melanchthon’s tenure on the theology faculty there, including discussion of spherical astronomy, atmospheric refraction, conversion of degrees intoContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 397 – [Astronomy lecture notes]. (Video Orientation)"

Beyond Nuremberg: Critical Game Making as Public History Research

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How can scholarly critiques of games about WWII and Holocaust histories inform game making? And how can making a game about these topics enrich public history research? Such questions are guiding development of Beyond Nuremberg, a VR quest-game to collect, analyze, and contextualize primary sources related to the Nuremberg Trials and Holocaust. The talk will address how the team is using process analysis, formative assessments, and other critical making approaches to engage the practical, theoretical, and ethical questions that arise when using VR to engage with historical complexity, traumatic events, and still-vital human rights issues. Clarissa J. Ceglio, PhD, is Associate Director of Research at Greenhouse Studios and Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Connecticut. Working at the intersections of public history, museum studies, and digital media, she collaborates with museums, libraries, and communities on interdisciplinary public-facing projects that engage diverse audiences in topics of contemporary concern. Ceglio is author of A Cultural Arsenal for Democracy: The World War II Work of US Museums and contributor to Radical Roots: Public History and a Tradition of Social Justice Activism and U.S. Museum Histories and the Politics of Interpretation.    Wednesday, 22 November 2023 17:00 – 18:30 Black Box, Maison des Sciences Humaines Belval Campus and online. The lecture will be followed by a reception.   22 November 2023 Public history Holocaust Media history Public History WW2 Conferences Published Hide image in content detail

Plurality and Purpose: Strengthening digital heritage eco-systems in Africa’s museum sector

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Encounters with new technologies often bring with them opportunities to create new narratives, but they also bear the potential to entrench existing ones that have prioritized certain perspectives in place of others. This presentation looks at the ways in which digital tools and platforms are currently being used within the museum sector across different African countries. What challenges do these platforms present and how do they allow practitioners to subvert entrenched ideologies? Most importantly, it looks at the implementation of these technologies and questions what is needed to successfully scale, implement and support a growing ecosystem of digital cultural practitioners in the region? Chao Tayiana Maina is a Kenyan historian and digital heritage specialist that works at the intersection of digital humanities and public education. She uses digital technologies to unearth previously hidden or suppressed historical narratives, make these accessible to a wider audience and enable communities to engage with their cultural heritage. She has a background in computer sciences with a specialization in digital heritage studies. She is the founder of African Digital Heritage, a co-founder of the Museum of British Colonialism and a co-founder of the Open Restitution Africa project.   Thursday, 2 November 2023 14.00 - 15.00 C²DH Open Space (4th floor, Maison des Sciences humaines) and online. 2 November 2023 Public history Digital methods Digital tools Museology Public History Conferences Published Hide image in content detail

2023-10-13

Dr Hugo Leal

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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

2023-10-12

Editing Anti-Slavery Archives and Modelling Sustainable Publications: The Case of Mary Anne Rawson’s The Bow in the Cloud (1834)

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Editing Anti-Slavery Archives and Modelling Sustainable Publications: The Case of Mary Anne Rawson’s The Bow in the Cloud (1834) Speaker: Dr Christopher Ohge How can digital scholarly editing recover under-examined anti-slavery literary archives and introduce new paths for critical interpretation and historical scholarship? And how can such a project ensure sustainable publications? A digital scholarly

Digital Archival Photography in-depth

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Workshop Tutor: Maciej Pawlikowski, Head of Digital Content Unit, Cambridge University Library Following the introductory Methods Workshops, held on 21st November 2023, this session 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

Digital Archival Photography | an introduction

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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

Dr Oliver Dunn

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Dr Oliver Dunn, Research Associate with the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, has recently contributed to top-tier journals, such as the Economic History Review, writing about transport in early modern (1600-1800) Britain. He also co-directs a digital humanities project (www.osiris-ai.com) to better harness machine learning algorithms for the collection of

Dan Pett

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Daniel Pett is Head of Digital and IT at the Fitzwilliam Museum where he leads a multi-disciplinary team in documentation, IT, digital and research and works with the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. He has recently had grants from the AHRC for creative industry partnerships with a team of four postdocs, a linked open data UK/USA network,

Job Alert – Lecturer in Archives and Records Management

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UCL’s Department of Information Studies is seeking a Lecturer in Archives and Records Management for a full time academic post. Deadline for applications is 12 November 2023. “We are seeking an innovative researcher and educator to appoint to a full-time post beginning in April 2024 with a teaching focus in archives, records management and information […]

Announcing: 2023/24 Methods Fellows

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Cambridge Digital Humanities is pleased to announce the appointment of our Methods Fellows for the academic year 2023/24. Each Fellow will share their expertise in methods or practices relevant to DH research, design and deliver workshop sessions, work on DH projects, and be active in the growing CDH community. Methods Fellows 2023/24 Shellie Audsley is

The Ethico-Politics of Design Toolkits: The Case of Responsible AI

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The Ethico-Politics of Design Toolkits: The Case of Responsible AI Speaker: Dr Tomasz Hollanek Description Design toolkits have recently begun to proliferate as a means for translating high-level principles (such as transparency or fairness) into design practice – in general, and in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) in particular. Numerous tech companies, research teams,

2023-10-11

AI at work: a critical introduction to Machine Learning systems

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Convenors: Dr Anne Alexander (CDH Director of Learning), Dr Emily Sandford (Research Fellow, Gonville & Caius) and Jarrah O'Neill (Reproductive Sociology Research Group) This in-person workshop will provide an accessible, non-technical introduction to Machine Learning systems, aimed primarily at graduate students and researchers in the humanities, arts and social sciences. No prior knowledge of programming

Dr Kanta Dihal

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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

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Writing Digital Interactive Fiction

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Convenor: Claire Carroll (CDH Methods Fellow) Interactive Fiction (IF) stories let readers decide which paths the story should follow, featuring non-linear narrative design. The discipline combines the excitement of post-structuralist narratives with the power of creative coding, making it a perfect introduction for participants more familiar with one field than the other. In this workshop,

Announcing: 2023/24 MPhil Cohort

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CDH is delighted to welcome its new cohort of MPhil students for 2023/24. The MPhil programme, now in its second year, brings together students from a diverse range of disciplines, backgrounds, and research specialisms, and challenges them to acquire a critical and well-informed understanding of the stakes of digital transformation in contemporary society. We look

2023-10-10

LwM Digital Residency: Archiving The Railway UK (AR-UK)

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Welcome to Archiving The Railway UK For those with an interest in Britain’s railway heritage, Archiving The Railway UK (AR-UK) offers a comprehensive digital platform, capturing the essence of our rail network’s history. AR-UK was created as part of the Alan Turing Institute’s Living with Machines Digital Residencies to expand on the research, historical preservation […]

Primary data collection from online platforms: inclusive approaches

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Convenor: Emily Quin (CDH Methods Fellow) This Methods Workshop explores primary data collection using digital and online qualitative methods. Teaching methods for detailed assessment of the suitability of online platforms for the collection of research data. Considering not only general ethical issues, privacy, encryption, terms and conditions but also inclusivity for neurodivergent and vulnerable participants. Target

Sophia Mohr

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Raised in Frankfurt Germany, Sophia is half America and half German. Sophia is interested in the effects of media on people's habits and behaviours, and enjoys testing out new forms of media - whether films, music or socials. They have an undergraduate degree in Media and Information from the University of Amsterdam.

Qiaochu Wang (Clarissa)

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Clarissa holds an MSc in Mental Health Studies from King’s College London. She graduated from University of Toronto with a BSc in Psychology and Criminology. Growing up, and in her work as a marketer, she has observed how social media increasingly skew users’ perceptions and cause polarisation of opinions. At CDH, she is interested in

Dylan Chng

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Dylan holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature, with a minor in Art History, from the National University of Singapore (NUS). His undergraduate thesis examined social media horror storytelling and new readerly/textual ontologies in the electronic literary sphere. Presently, Dylan is interested in media archaeology and literary interfaces (and interfacings) more broadly: he seeks to

Zoe Deborah Tauro

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Zoe Tauro (she/her) is an MPhil student at the CDH interested in the creative capacity of AI-generated texts. She graduated from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) with a BA in English Literature focused on posthumanism, science fiction and postmodernism. Her MPhil research at Cambridge will analyse figurative and metaphorical language in AI-generated as well as co-written

RLUK24 Conference Call for Papers

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#RLUK24 Virtual Conference :: 20-22 March 2024 New Frontiers: The expanding scope of the modern research library The RLUK24 Conference call for papers is now open. The deadline for submissions is Friday 1 December 2023. Full details can be found on the RLUK Conference website. The role of the research library continues to [...] The post RLUK24 Conference Call for Papers appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

2023-10-09

Laura Isabel (Laurisa) Sastoque Pabón

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Growing up in Bogotá, Colombia, I grappled with the idea of conveying a nuanced portrayal of our people’s history to the world. In 2019, I moved to the United States to pursue a degree in History and Creative Writing, with a minor in Data Science, at Northwestern University. During my studies, I became intrigued by

Emily Quin

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Emily is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology supervised by Dr Matthew Bland and Professor Barak Ariel. She specialises in policing: organisational behaviour, decision-making, and ethics. Emily is a former employee of the College of Policing where she worked in research and 'Authorised Professional Practice' within Forensics, Organised Crime, and

Amy Bottomley

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Having studied English for my undergraduate degree at University of Cambridge, I developed a particular interest in the material contexts of literature: the physicality of the thing requires attention as well as the ideas or content it conveys. The process of digitising can make material more accessible, but it also risks losing some of that 'stuff'-ness of the

Amaia Robertson Nogues

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Amaia is an MPhil student at the CDH, interested in the construction and re-embodiment of personhood and gender in the digital age. After completing a joint honours undergraduate degree in American Studies and English, she hopes to consider the reinventions of human and inhuman figures within canonical works of science fiction and how these shape

Saul Wickremasinghe

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Saul Wickremasinghe is a postgraduate student at the University of Cambridge reading for an MPhil in the field of Digital Humanities. Focusing on natural language processing systems, Saul's research will investigate questions of public trust in online content moderation. Primarily, his focus will be on instances of misclassification specifically those stemming from the challenges of

Minco van der Weide

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Born in the Netherlands with past residency in Sweden, Minco is a cinematic scholar-practitioner who delves into the nexus of film, philosophy, and digital technologies at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. His background, from founding production companies to multifaceted roles in the film industry, melds hands-on knowledge with academic exploration. An alumnus of the National Film

Tianqi Luo

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

Born and Raised in Beijing, China, I have a deep interest in Chinese literature and culture. I went to Kenyon College for my undergraduate study in political science and comparative literature, and then Columbia University for my master's in East Asian Languages and Literature. I am deeply interested in storytelling, especially digital storytelling, and I

Udbela Escanero

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Udbela Escanero is pursuing her MPhil at the CDH, after having completed a BSc in Politics and Philosophy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was born in New York City and grew up in China, Mexico, the USA, France, Germany, South Africa, Austria, and Belgium. She is particularly interested in the

Eric M. Dillon

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

From Williamson, West Virginia, Eric M. Dillon graduated from Marshall University in 2023 with a BA in English and a BS in computer science. Growing up in deep Appalachia, Dillon learned early on that contemporary representation and presence are critical to individual and group agency. Dillon’s primary interests while pursuing the MPhil in Digital Humanities

Angus James McLean

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My academic focus centres around computational approaches to the humanities, as well as technology and its effect on culture. I'm particularly intrigued by the potential of transformer based Natural Language Processing to dissect large bodies of text, and unveil hidden topics, trends, and patterns. Additionally, I am eager to harness the power of other machine

Katherine Michelle Enright

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Katherine grew up in Singapore, where she developed twin fascinations with history and the natural world. Her undergraduate research focused on exploring the construction of natural history as “national heritage” in Singapore by analyzing the history and politics of displaying colonial-era science artefacts in local museums. For her MPhil in Digital Humanities, her research will

Ting Cheung

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Ting Cheung is an MPhil student at CDH and a graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a BA in Translation. Her passion lies in exploring the power of translation and its ability to bring maturity and add value to source texts. To investigate how translations of a single work contribute to its

Zheng Liu

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Zheng Liu is interested in exploring the relationship between censorship, creative language encoding, and misinformation on social media and the ways in which ethnographies and ethnographic representations can be digitally reshaped. Undergraduate training in anthropology provides Zheng Liu with a critical lens for understanding how digital technologies are situated within gendered, racialised, and politicised milieus. Through his

Manuscript Monday: LJS 395 – Manuscript pastedowns from De proprietatibus rerum (Video Orientation)

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Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 395, two fragments from 2 leaves of a 13th-century copy of the early encyclopedia De proprietatibus rerum used as pastedowns in a 16th-century binding. Location unknown, copied in the 1200s. You can read the complete record forContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 395 – Manuscript pastedowns from De proprietatibus rerum (Video Orientation)"

Virtual and augmented reality as new material for teaching, learning and research

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Convenor: Dr Eleanor Dare (CDH Methods Fellow) This Methods Workshop will invite participants to originate innovative research methods using virtual and augmented reality technologies underpinned by theoretical and pedagogic understandings. The session is conceived in recognition of an increasing interest in using virtual and extended reality (VR and XR) to create collaborative research spaces that

Amelia O’Halloran

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Amelia attended Brown University, where she graduated with a dual-major in Computer Science and in East Asian Studies. Her undergraduate thesis focused on cybersecurity and privacy, specifically regarding gendered exploitation and abuse online. After graduating in 2021, Amelia joined McKinsey’s Cybersecurity practice in New York, where she worked to support companies in the US and

Le Chang

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

Le Chang is an MPhil student in Digital Humanities at the University of Cambridge, specialising in digital literary studies. Having completed her undergraduate studies in English Language & Literature at Sun Yat-sen University, she is currently working on stylometry, text mining, distant reading, and Anglophone modernist literature. She aims to develop different computational methods to

Xintong Gong

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Xintong Gong’s research is focused on the critical analysis of data collection ethics and implications through data-related policies and tools. Inspired by posthumanism, she is keen to investigate how data and digital infrastructures alter the notion of being human and their sociocultural experiences. Xintong also considers how data collection informs the imagination of new relationships

Laura Maher

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Laura Maher is an MPhil student at Cambridge Digital Humanities. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Queensland, Australia, where she majored in Ancient History and Philosophy. During her Honours year, Laura examined the socio-cultural influence of classical reception in Physique Pictorial magazine from 1955-1960. She is interested in studying the circulation of

Jiashu Zou

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Jiashu Zou is currently an MPhil student in Digital Humanities. Her previous research mainly focused on the analysis of artworks within a post-modernist framework, including topics such as the site-specificity of artwork and the spectrality in archival objects. At Cambridge, she aims to explore the application of digital tools in reexamining pre-modern East Asian visual

Qinyi Chen

Source: CDH | Reading time: 2 minutes

I grew up in Chengdu, China, and attained a bachelor's degree in Media and Communication studies. During my undergraduate studies, I developed a keen interest in the dynamic interplay between various forms of media and their impact on individuals and society. Specifically, I focused on digital labour and cultural representation. In addition, the reconstruction of

Aimee Hallsworth

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Aimee is a CDH MPhil student studying at Jesus College, specialising in the representation of early modern letters in digital heritage collections. Previously, Aimee studied her undergraduate in English at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. It was during this time that she developed an interest in epistolary texts and their particularly resistive qualities in representation. This

Haoyan Liu

Source: CDH | Reading time: 1 minutes

An MPhil student at CDH, Haoyan Liu is passionate about the sparkles between "digital" and "humanities". During her undergraduate degree at the School of Information Management, Wuhan University, she focused on the image of libraries in mainstream media, and the application of knowledge graphs. Interested in literature and narrative studies, she intends to inspire literature

2023-10-08

Centre news vol. 60 - October 2023

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Centre news vol. 60 - October 2023 CLARIN technical open hour, Monday 9 October at 11:00 CEST Here it is: the second edition of the CLARIN technology open hour. You can join virtually and ask our developers and infrastructure specialists anything. Anyone is welcome to join! There will be more open hours on 13 November and 11 December. Deadline Centre Assessment Round approaching The deadline for the upcoming B-centre assessment round is 31 October 2023. If you would like to participate in this 22nd round, please make sure to use: The updated CoreTrustSeal 2023-2025 and AMT platform.  The latest version of the B-centre checklist (7.4). The difference with the previous version is the addition of two (optional) recommendations at the end of the document, on the use of the attrib…

2023-10-06

Ana Paula Nadalini Mendes

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Academic Title:  Ph.D. candidate, History Ana Paula Nadalini Mendes is a PhD candidate in the History Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Her studies focus on gender and slavery in the nineteenth-century Lusophone world. Her current research centers the shifts in gender dynamics during the anti-slave trade-campaing in Brazil and Mozambique. She is a Mellon Fellow at the Price Lab for Digital Humanities where is she is mapping the anti-slave trade-voyages by analysing travelers' narratives. Prior to her studies in the United States, Ana Mendes worked as a professor at the Catholic University of Parana, In Brazil. Fellowship Date:  October, 2023—October, 2024

2023-10-05

RECOMMENDED: On Making in the Digital Humanities

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UCL Press has published an open-access volume focusing on DH’s processes as “making.” On Making in the Digital Humanities: The scholarship of digital humanities development in honour of John Bradley is an homage to John Bradley’s work in DH and “assembles a group of well-known, experienced and emerging scholars in the digital humanities to reflect ...read more

RECOMMENDED: Finding the Right Platform

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“Finding the Right Platform,” by Cheryl E. Ball, Corinne Guimont, and Matt Vaughn compares purposes and features of 10 different academy-owned, open-source publishing platforms, including Fulcrum, Humanities Commons, Janeway, Manifold, Mukrtu, Omeka, Open Journal Systems (OJS), Pressbooks, PubPub, and Scalar. The piece is meant to help researchers, publishers, and librarians answer questions about their projects ...read more

RESOURCE: Clustering and Visualising Documents using Word Embeddings

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The Programming Historian recently published a new lesson, Clustering and Visualising Documents using Word Embeddings. Developed by Jonathan Reades and Jennie Williams, this lesson “uses word embeddings and clustering algorithms in Python to identify groups of similar documents in a corpus of approximately 9,000 academic abstracts. It will teach you the basics of dimensionality reduction ...read more

RESOURCE: Digital Humanities Community Bluesky Invite Codes

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Given the ongoing deterioration of Twitter as a viable space for the sharing of digital humanities work, the Association for Computers and the Humanities has begun exploring alternatives. Bluesky social has the makings of a viable alternative, but it requires an invitation to join. This form was created to facilitate the sharing of these invitation ...read more

CFP: Digital Commonwealth 18th Annual Conference

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From the call: The Digital Commonwealth’s 18th Annual Conference will be held online via Zoom on Tuesday April 30, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM US East Coast Time. Digital Commonwealth’s Conference Committee invites interested speakers to submit abstracts of 1 page or less in length for presentations centered around the theme: Building Connections: ...read more

CFP: Comics as Computation

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Ilan Manouach (FNRS, ULiège) & Benoît Crucifix (KU Leuven, KBR) announce a call for submissions to Comics as Computation: An uninterrupted thread of operational intensity. From the call for proposals: This collective volume aims to provide a historical understanding of the intensification of automation in the comics industry, leading to today’s integration of algorithmic tools ...read more

FUNDING/OPPORTUNITY: 2023-2024 VRA Project Grant Call for Applications

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Visual Resources Association (VRA) announced the call for project grant applications for 2023-2024. From the VRA Project Grant description: The Visual Resources Association Project Grant awards up to $3,000 to support projects in the field of visual resources and image management. The project must be completed within one year from the time the grant is ...read more

Fall 2023 Events

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Welcome to our Fall 2023 roster of digital humanities workshops and events. Details and registration links are posted below. Alternatively, please go to dh.rutgers.edu/calendar or to libcal.rutgers.edu/calendar/nblworkshops to explore a wider range of offerings from the Libraries, including data science and qualitative data streams. Reserve your spot to receive Zoom links and do-ahead software downloads and workshop materials. Workshops #BlkDH: Into to Timeline JS Tuesday, October 17, 12:00-1:30 p.m., online (Instructor: Tajah Ebram) Register Repeat workshop TBA TimelineJS is an open-source tool for building visually rich, interactive timelines. This workshop will offer an overview of how to generate a timeline using Timeline JS and how

FUNDING/OPPORTUNITY: Digitizing Hidden Collections

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The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) announced its call for proposals for the 2023-2024 cycle of Digitizing Hidden Collections: Amplifying Unheard Voices. From the call: Launched in 2021, the program is designed to support efforts to digitize materials that deepen public understanding of the histories of people of color and other communities and ...read more

JOB: Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Illinois State University

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From the posting: The Digital Scholarship Coordinator is responsible for facilitating and supporting faculty and student digital research projects, ranging from short and long-term consultations (e.g., helping to identify appropriate methods, tools, and training resources) to more intensive, hands-on assistance with technology, project design, and project management. For faculty, they offer a range of teaching ...read more

JOB: Natural Language Processing Specialist, University of Florida

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From the posting: The University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida is seeking a Natural Language Processing Specialist / Assistant University Librarian for the Department of Academic Research Consulting and Services (ARCS). Duties and responsibilities include: Providing instruction (teaching), consultation, and project work in Natural Language Processing (NLP), text mining, predictive text, and related areas; Collaborating ...read more

JOB: Librarian/Archivist for Digital Programs, Harvard Radcliffe Institute

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From the posting:  Reporting to the Head of Digital Collection and Services, the Librarian/Archivist for Digital Programs has shared responsibility for technical program management, digitization and the enabling of data integration across local and external data sources in the Digital Collections and Services unit. The Schlesinger Library contributes to one of the largest shares of ...read more

Orla Delaney

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Orla Delaney is a second year PhD student in the Faculty of English at Cambridge; she holds an undergraduate degree in English Literature and German from Trinity College Dublin and an MSc in Digital Humanities from UCL. Orla's MSc research focused on the Galton Collection of materials from UCL’s historic eugenics lab, using creative technological

Leah Brainerd

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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

Estara Arrant

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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

Dr Andrea Kocsis

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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

Dita N. Love

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Dita N. Love 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

Henk van den Heuvel Joins the CLARIN ERIC Board of Directors

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Henk van den Heuvel Joins the CLARIN ERIC Board of Directors Henk van den Heuvel We are pleased to announce that Henk van den Heuvel has joined the CLARIN ERIC Board of Directors ( Board of Directors read more ) on 1 October 2023. He will take over from Antal van den Bosch, who was a member of the CLARIN BoD from March 2022. Van den Heuvel will be working with the other BoD members and the executive director Darja Fišer on the development and implementation of the CLARIN European Research Infrastructure Consortium See: https://research-and-innovation.ec.europa.eu/strategy/strategy-2020-2024/our-digital-future/european-research-infrastructures/eric_en read more strategy and policy.  Currently, Henk van den Heuvel is the director of the…

Chen Qu

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Teaching Digital, Geographical, Medical and Natural Sciences at Cambridge, Chen is a Higher Education Academy Fellow. Chen designed and convened a transdisciplinary network on emerging digital development and health/wellbeing: Browsed . Bridged . Beyond, funded by a CDH Award in 2021-22. This connected 100+ students, scholars and professionals from research institutions in the UK, Belgium, Romania,

Carleigh Morgan

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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,

Amira Moeding

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Amira Moeding is a PhD student at Cambridge University in the Faculty of History, Amira’s PhD project focuses on the Intellectual History of ‘Big Data,’ how ‘Big Data’ as an approach to building artificial intelligence became thinkable, how data became foremost an economic resource, and how political imaginaries emerged from the possibilities associated with ‘data-driven’

Preserving Cultural Heritage: Transkribus Integration with Wikimedia Projects

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As of July 2023, Transkribus is proud to be a text recognition engine on Wikisource, which is an online digital library of public domain and freely licensed source texts and historical documents, and a sister project of Wikipedia.  Preserving and sharing historical knowledge is more important than ever, but the task of transcribing and making […] The post Preserving Cultural Heritage: Transkribus Integration with Wikimedia Projects appeared first on READ-COOP.

2023-10-04

Lidea Shahidi

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Lidea Shahidi is a postdoctoral research associate based at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. She studied for her PhD in the Applied Machine Learning Lab in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Duke University, where she developed speech enhancement strategies to mitigate the impact of reverberation on speech intelligibility outcomes for cochlear

Junaid Abdul Jabbar

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Junaid is a Geoinformatics Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree (2015) from the National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan and Master’s degree (2019) from the Institute of Space Technology, Pakistan. Since his graduation he has been a part of both Industry and Academia. Starting a professional career in 2015, Junaid has worked on spatial datasets

Shellie Audsley

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Shellie is a PhD student at the Faculty of English working on Romantic genre-mixing and referentiality in the long nineteenth century. Shellie examines lyric-narrative synthesis and patterns of inserted ‘conceptual fragments’ across types of hybrid prose and verse narratives to address issues of selfhood and broader critical debates about novel supremacy, lyric subsumption and genre

Eleanor Dare

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Dr Eleanor Dare is currently the Co-Convenor for Arts, Creativity and Education at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education, they are also the Senior Teaching Associate: Educational Technologies, Arts and Creativity, lecturing and supervising on MPHIL Arts, Creativities and Education, MPhil Knowledge, Power and Politics, and MEd Transforming Practice. Eleanor is module lead for

LWM Digital Residency: Learning from Pandemonium

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I’m from Huddersfield, a town shaped by industrial revolution, which bred my lifelong curiosity with its history. Working with crowdsourced accident data of newspaper reports, in collaboration with composer Louis Milner, ‘Learning Pandemonium’ sought to examine the onset of the machine age in Yorkshire and Lancashire from a human perspective. How did individuals and organisations […]

LWM Digital Residency: Learning from Pandeamonium

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I’m from Huddersfield, a town shaped by industrial revolution, which bred my lifelong curiosity with its history. Working with crowdsourced accident data of newspaper reports, in collaboration with composer Louis Milner, ‘Learning Pandemonium’ sought to examine the onset of the machine age in Yorkshire and Lancashire from a human perspective. How did individuals and organisations […]

Alex Gushurst-Moore

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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

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2023-10-02

CLARIN Newsflash: CLARIN2023 Special Edition Is Out

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CLARIN Newsflash: CLARIN2023 Special Edition Is Out This special edition of the CLARIN Newsflash is dedicated to the upcoming CLARIN Annual Conference 2023! Read the most recent CLARIN Newsflash: CLARIN2023 Special Edition Subscribing to it is the ideal way of staying informed. Subscribe here Past issues of the CLARIN newsflash Julia Misersky 2 October 2023

Manuscript Monday: LJS 394 – al-Thānī min al-ṣiḥāḥ. = الثاني من الصحاح.. (Video Orientation)

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Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 394, the second volume of a 10th-century dictionary of the Arabic language. Words are indexed by their last root letter, with this volume covering the letters zāʼ to lām. Marginal notes by a reader and proofreader. LaterContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: LJS 394 – al-Thānī min al-ṣiḥāḥ. = الثاني من الصحاح.. (Video Orientation)"

GAME TIME: Exploring History Through Play

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How do video games represent the past and bring history to life? How accurately do they portray historical events? How do game designers balance between facts and creative storytelling? Can games be used in the classroom as tools for history education? Can they be used to improve our understanding of historical processes and promote social, political, and cultural activism? For this Forum Z, we are teaming up with the Rotondes cultural centre, the gaming convention Game On, and the BTS school of Game Programming and Game Design to explore the intersection between history and play. The event will take place at the Rotondes as part of the Game On convention and will consist of a rich programme of activities spread between the Grande Salle and the Container City: The BLACK BOX THEATRE will ho…

2023-09-30

Chris Gilliard – Luxury Surveillance

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This post was written by Dr. Alberto Lusoli, Deputy Director and Postdoctoral Researcher at the Digital Democracies Institute. On March 29, 2023, Dr. Chris Gilliard shared his latest research at … Chris Gilliard – Luxury Surveillance Read More » Chris Gilliard – Luxury Surveillance first appeared on Digital Democracies Institute.

2023-09-29

RLUK Members Meeting 2023

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RLUK Members Meeting 9-10 November 2023 University of Sussex Registration link (closes Friday 27 October). Registration is restricted to a maximum of TWO delegates per RLUK member institution. Venue: University of Sussex Conference Centre Delegates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. There are [...] The post RLUK Members Meeting 2023 appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

2023-09-28

Dr Joseph Powell

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Dr Joseph Powell is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow within the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, having previously served as a Lecturer at Birmingham Newman University and a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Joseph's research primary research focus is Rastafari spirituality in the Caribbean and the UK. His recent PhD

2023-09-27

Practically Unspeakable: Women’s Information Network, Censorship, and the Omitted Histories of Women’s Rights in Ireland

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Feature Image: Women’s Information Network (WIN). (2023) Postcard – Women Fight for Access, Freedom, Choice, Digital Repository of Ireland [Distributor], Digital Repository of Ireland [Depositing Institution], https://doi.org/10.7486/DRI.rf56c215x. Rights: Copyright Women’s Information Network. Licensed for reuse CC BY 4.0. Guest blog by Cara Brophy-Browne and Susan Birmingham Back rooms in old Dublin pubs, empty lecture halls, […] The post Practically Unspeakable: Women’s Information Network, Censorship, and the Omitted Histories of Women’s Rights in Ireland appeared first on Digital Repository Ireland.

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CLARIN Newsflash September 2023 Is Out

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CLARIN Newsflash September 2023 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: September 2023 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. Julia Misersky 27 September 2023

Alexia Cardona

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Dr Alexia Cardona is a Training Lead in the fields of Data Science, Data Management and Bioinformatics. She has set up and now leads the Data Science and Data Management Training Programme at the University of Cambridge as part of the Bioinformatics Training Programme. She is the Course Organiser for the NST Part II BBS

New Impact Story: MATEO: Easy and Accessible Machine Translation Evaluation

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New Impact Story: MATEO: Easy and Accessible Machine Translation Evaluation  With the rapid developments in machine translation ( Machine Translation read more ) in recent years, improved evaluation methods are needed in order to determine which translation system is best for a given dataset, language pair or domain. MATEO (MAchine Translation Evaluation Online) is a new, user-friendly tool for both experts and non-experts that answers a growing need for easy and accessible evaluation of machine translation. The software was developed by  Bram Vanroy, Arda Tezcan, Lieve Macken and Michaël Lumingu from Ghent University, and was funded by a CLARIN Bridging Gaps grant after getting seed funding from the European Association for Machine Translation.  Read the full Impact Story.   Karina Berger 27 September 2023

2023-09-26

The Ethico-Politics of Design Toolkits: The Case of Responsible AI

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The Ethico-Politics of Design Toolkits: The Case of Responsible AI Speaker: Dr Tomasz Hollanek Description Design toolkits have recently begun to proliferate as a means for translating high-level principles (such as transparency or fairness) into design practice – in general, and in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) in particular. Numerous tech companies, research teams,

Tristan Dot

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Tristan is a second year PhD student in digital art history at the University of Cambridge. He is working on 19th century textile patterns in Great Britain, their diversification and diffusion through the Jacquard loom and grammars of ornaments. He is also interested in the epistemology, and long historiography of digital art history – in

“Using FAIR with CARE” and other thoughts on sharing cultural heritage images as data in South Africa

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This blog is part of a series of posts related to the Cultural Heritage Image Sharing Recommendations produced by the WorldFAIR Project’s Cultural Heritage Image Sharing Working Group. Learn more about DRI’s role in the WorldFAIR Project. A conversation with Josiline Chigwada, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of South Africa and Beth Knazook, DRI’s Research Data […] The post “Using FAIR with CARE” and other thoughts on sharing cultural heritage images as data in South Africa appeared first on Digital Repository Ireland.

2023-09-25

CDHI Launches Indigenous Digital Practice Initiative for 2023-24

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CDHI is pleased to announce that we are launching the Indigenous Digital Practice initiative, with the goal of building strengths in Indigenous Digital Practice among university and community-based Indigenous researchers. Dr. Jennifer Wemigwans is leading this initiative and has commenced her position as Director of Indigenous Digital Practice.

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1670 – Flambeau des vrais rosecroix ou des sages. (Video Orientation)

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Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to Ms. Codex 1670, a collection of alchemical recipes and instructions for the purification, distillation, and transmutation of metals and ores such as gold, silver, cinnabar, lead, antimony, and mercury. Also includes a few recipes for elixirs and oilsContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1670 – Flambeau des vrais rosecroix ou des sages. (Video Orientation)"

Dr Jennifer Cobbe

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Dr Jennifer Cobbe is an Assistant Professor in Law and Technology in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. Jennifer holds a PhD in Law and an LLM in Law and Governance from Queen’s University, Belfast. She is generally interested in critical, interdisciplinary work on questions of power, political economy, and the law

Maciej Pawlikowski

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Maciej Pawlikowski is Head of the Digital Content Unit at Cambridge University Library, which main activities are focused around providing digital content to the Cambridge Digital Library and to academic researchers. He has led number of digitisation projects, which include, Parker on the Web, Darwin manuscripts and the Friedberg Genizah digitisation project. He is a

European Development of the Firm Worms & Co (20th century)

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The Firm Worms & Co was founded in the middle of the nineteenth century by the French merchant Hypolite Worms (1801-1877). From the beginning, the European and international vocation of his company led him to consider setting up in Great Britain: in Swansea, Newcastle, Great-Grimsby, … He ships French products there and brings back English coal sold on the French coast. He thus became a coal importer, then a maritime carrier opening lines linking Bordeaux, Le Havre and Rouen to Hamburg, Antwerp and to the North of Europe. Later, in the twentieth century, one sector of activity opening up prospects in another, his house will open branches or offices in Rotterdam, Genoa, Prague, Danzig, Warsaw, …     Mathieu Bidaux is a corporate historian for Phoramm Sàrl, which is a company responsible for studying and promoting the history of Worms & Co. He has a doctorate in contemporary history and he is an associate researcher at the GRHIS laboratory at the University of Rouen Normandy. His latest book, La fabrication des billets en France : Construire la confiance monétaire (1800-1914) was published by Presses de Sciences Po in 2022.   Tuesday, 3 October 2023 17.00 - 18.30 (CET) C²DH Open Space (4th floor, Maison des Sciences humaines) Free entrance 3 October 2023 Contemporary history of Europe Economic history Conferences Published Hide image in content detail

2023-09-24

TEI Annual Members Meeting – Report

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TEI 2022-23 Annual Report The Annual General Meeting of the TEI Consortium was held on 7 September, 2023 at Paderborn, Germany. The meeting took place during the TEI-MEC “Encoding Cultures” conference. (9:15-10:30 am local time) The following is a report of that meeting. The meeting was convened by Diane Jakacki, Board of Directors Chair. Board […]

2023-09-22

RECOMMENDED: Training Information Professionals in the Digital Humanities

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“Training Information Professionals in the Digital Humanities: An Analysis of DH Courses in LIS Education,” by Chris Alen Sula (Pratt Institute) and Claudia Berger (Sarah Lawrence College), provides a look at DH courses offered in LIS programs in light of the growth DH has seen since 2014 when it was identified as one of the ...read more

RECOMMENDED: DHQ Issue 17.2

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The most current issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ), issue 17.2, focuses on Critical Code Studies and Tools Criticism, which the editors define as “the application of the hermeneutics of the humanities to the interpretation of the extra-functional significance of computer source code. ‘Extra’ here does not mean ‘outside of’ or ‘apart from’ but instead ...read more

PROJECT: Mapping Racist Covenants

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The Mapping Racist Covenants project highlights neighborhoods and properties in the Tuscon, AZ area that contained racist language in their covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CCRs) during development, focusing on CCRs from 1912-1968. From the project’s website: The MRC project will deliver an interactive web-based map highlighting the geography of racist CCRs in Tucson that prevented African ...read more

POST: The Data Sitters Club #19: Shelley and the Bad Corpus

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DCS#19 of The Data Sitters Club, a project that applies “digital humanities computational text analysis tools and methods” to a popular book series from the 1990s, looks at the corpus of works that make up the collection. The author of this chapter, “Shelley and the Bad Corpus,” Quinn Dombrowski (Stanford University), worked with Prof. Shelley ...read more

RESOURCE: Text on Maps Help Guide

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Text on Maps has collected pieces of text from 57,000 georeferenced maps from the David Rumsey Map Collection and made them searchable with mapKurator, allowing users to search within the contents of text on maps, rather than just the metadata. From the site: “While library patrons have become used to searching books via their content ...read more

EVENT: Digital Humanities Virtual Podcasting Workshop Series

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The Digital Humanities Center at San Diego State University’s Libraries will host a free, virtual, 5-part workshop series on scholarly podcasting. All workshops will be hosted on Zoom, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Pacific Time. The workshop dates and descriptions for the semester are: September 29: Why Podcast? October 6: Recording your Podcast October ...read more

EVENT: Beyond Black Data Reading Group

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Join faculty, researchers, and those interested in “exploring ideas around community-based data analytics (CBDA), a collaborative approach to data that involves community members in the collection, management, and analysis of data in their communities” in a reading group throughout the semester. Each meeting will be the last Friday of each month, and will feature the ...read more

CFP: ACRL Digital Scholarship Section Virtual Professional Development Program

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The ACRL Digital Scholarship Section’s Professional Development Committee (PDC) has announced a call for proposals for its 2023 DSS virtual professional development series. The series is a collaboration between the Outreach Committee and the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, and will focus on topics identified from a recent survey of the DSS community. Proposals will ...read more

CFP: Digital Humanities Utah

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The Digital Humanities Utah Executive Committee is currently accepting proposals for the 8th Digital Humanities Utah Symposium (DHU8) to take place February 23-24, 2024. Session formats include panel presentations, complete panels, roundtables, and hands-on workshops, and suggested topics of interest include computational and digital approaches to humanistic research, humanistic examinations of the computational and the ...read more

CFP: Latin American & Caribbean Digital Humanities Symposium

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From the Call: The University of Florida, the University of North Florida, and Universidad San Francisco de Quito will host their second Latin America & Caribbean Digital Humanities Symposium at Universidad San Francisco Quito in Quito, Ecuador from Thursday, July 4 – Saturday July 6, 2024. This symposium will offer a mix of in-person and virtual sessions.  We seek proposals for papers, posters, and lightning rounds, on any topic related ...read more

OPPORTUNITY: Early Modern Digital Itineraries

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Early Modern Digital Itineraries, or EmDigIt, is looking for participants to attend 3 virtual workshops and 1 in-person conference toward developing a database of traveler itinerary books published between 1500-1750 and will provide a stipend for lodging and travel for the conference, slated for August 2024 at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New ...read more

Training: Research Survival Game

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KU Leuven Libraries has developed a game focused on the possibilities, requirements, and best practices regarding Open Access, Research Data Management, and in the future also Information Retrieval. The Research Survival Game follows a researcher who is stranded on a… Continue reading “Training: Research Survival Game”…

Get to Know Our Research Projects – EOSC Future

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The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is a trusted digital repository (TDR), which provides reliable long-term preservation and access to Ireland’s humanities, cultural heritage, and social sciences digital data. DRI is also a research performing organisation engaged in a rich range of digital preservation-related research projects. In this new blog series, we invite you to […] The post Get to Know Our Research Projects – EOSC Future appeared first on Digital Repository Ireland.

2023-09-21

DH Teaching Forum

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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, and short invited talks and presentations on topics the group decides.

DH Teaching Forum

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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, and short invited talks and presentations on topics the group decides.

Online Cultural Heritage Data School: applications close Sunday 1 October

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Applications for this year's online Cultural Heritage Data School (6-14 November 2023) close this Sunday 1 October. The Cultural Heritage Data School (CHDS), led by Cambridge Digital Humanities, is an online intensive teaching programme which aims to bring together participants from the wider Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector and academia to explore the

DH Teaching Forum

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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, and short invited talks and presentations on topics the group decides.

Training: Open Science Discovery for PhD Researchers

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Open Science aims to make scientific research freely available to other scholars and to society. It is an extra opportunity for high-quality research because it makes the whole research process more transparent. This training is a half-day session that provides… Continue reading “Training: Open Science Discovery for PhD Researchers”…

(Anti)Colonial Archives in the Digital Age

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This online public event accompanies the application-only Cultural Heritage Data School at the University of Cambridge. It will provide a space for reflection and discussion on how collection-holding institutions and researchers deal with the challenges of presenting archival materials from collections formed by or about colonial institutions. This discussion of the colonial past and present

Call for Abstracts: Sustainable archiving, exploitation, distribution of social media data

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS “SUSTAINABLE ARCHIVING, EXPLOITATION, AND DISTRIBUTION OF DYNAMIC DATA FROM SOCIAL MEDIA - TWITTER AND BEYOND” Conference from 19 - 20 March 2024 at the German National Library (Frankfurt am Main) DNB - Web archiving - Call for Papers: "Sustainable archiving of social media data - Twitter and beyond" Social media is both a source of data for and the focus of a range of research approaches in the humanities, social sciences, IT, sciences and life sciences. The development of social media over time makes it a part of our digital cultural heritage, but the process for institutions to archive and document these in ways which fully reflect its detail and complexity is still only rudimentary. One key reason for this is the unique characteristics of the data in terms of media t…

2023-09-20

Ana Paula Nadalini

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Academic Title:  Ph.D. Candidate, History Ana Paula Nadalini Mendes is a PhD candidate in the History Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Her studies focus on gender and slavery in the nineteenth-century Lusophone world. Her current research centers the shifts in gender dynamics during the anti-slave trade-campaing in Brazil and Mozambique. She is a Mellon Fellow at the Price Lab for Digital Humanities where is she is mapping the anti-slave trade-voyages by analysing travelers' narratives. Prior to her studies in the United States, Ana Mendes worked as a professor at the Catholic University of Parana, In Brazil.  Fellowship Date:  September, 2023—July, 2024

The Cultural Politics of Code reading group: an introduction to Critical Code Studies

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The Cultural Politics of Code: A Critical Code Studies Reading Group First Session: An Introduction to Critical Code Studies 11 October 1700-1800 The Cultural Politics of Code is a new reading group exploring ideas and methods from the emerging field of critical code studies. We read computer code as a text and understand it not

AHRC-RLUK Professional Practice Fellows 2023-24 announced

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RLUK and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) are delighted to announce the second cohort of fellows under their collaborative Professional Practice Fellowship Scheme for academic and research libraries. Following a highly-competitive application process, the 11 Professional Practice Fellows will begin their research from September 2023. Lasting from 6 to 23 months, the [...] The post AHRC-RLUK Professional Practice Fellows 2023-24 announced appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

2023-09-19

Jessica Mack

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Academic Title:  Assistant Professor of Digital History, Rowan University Jessica Mack is a historian and assistant professor of digital history at Rowan University. She specializes in digital public history, Latin American history, and the history of higher education. Her current book project, ​Building University City: Knowledge, Power, and Publics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, examines the campus construction for Mexico's national university (UNAM) in mid-twentieth-century Mexico City. She uses archival aerial imagery and digital methods to spatially analyze this campus building project and the politics of land surrounding it. Her digital scholarship focuses on uses of digital technology in the historical research process and multilingual digital humanities. At Rowan, she is a founding co-director of the new Center for Digital Humanities Research and organizer of the annual Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, she was a co-Principal Investigator on grant-funded digital history projects such as Mapping the Un​iversity and education lead on bilingual training content for the archival research management software Tropy. Mack is the creator of In​to the Archive, an open-access asynchronous online course on historical research methods. She holds a PhD in History from Princeton University and a BA in History from Wesleyan University. Fellowship Date:  September, 2023—July, 2024

Transkribus Update – September 2023

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We are thrilled to announce the September 2023 release of the Transkribus web app. After the successful switch to the new app three weeks ago, we are committed to making consistent improvements to your user experience. This is our first regular update, and you can expect new features and improvements every three weeks going forward. […] The post Transkribus Update – September 2023 appeared first on READ-COOP.

LWM Digital Residency: Unlocking the Past: Structured Data Extraction in 19th Century Chilean Newspapers

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Introduction Despite the increased pace of digitization, providing access to the data embedded within historical archives remains a challenge, particularly when dealing with the degraded and inconsistent typefaces in century-old newspapers. Enter the Living with Machines Digital Residency. A cross-disciplinary project aimed at extracting structured data from 19th-century Chilean newspapers, this effort ushers in a […]

LWM Digital Residency: An Etiquette For Minor Time Travel

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We’ve all experienced that moment on a train journey – perhaps hundred of such moments –when we look up from our phone, laptop, book or attractive fellow passenger and catch aglimpse of something outside the window: two motorists maybe fighting or embracing at ajunction; a terraced back garden filled with American car parts; a cloud […]

Press Release: UPSKILLS Project Successfully Completed

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Press Release: UPSKILLS Project Successfully Completed UPSKILLS Project Aimed at Enhancing the Employability of Graduates from Linguistics and Language-Related Courses Successfully Completed UPSKILLS (UPgrading the SKIlls of Linguistics and Language Students), an Erasmus+ partnership project, successfully drew to an end on 31 August 2023. This three-year project, launched in September 2020, sought to identify and tackle the gaps and mismatches in skills for linguistics and language students. To reach this aim, consortium members from eight partner institutions, including CLARIN, worked towards a new curriculum component, which targets developing technical and transferable skills needed for industry and academic research among undergraduate students of language-related subject…

Perspectives on Uses and Users in the History of Office Buildings

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On 20 and 21 November 2023, the BUREU team of C²DH and KU Leuven will host an international workshop on the history of office building use(rs). All practical information, including the programme, can be found below. Everyone is welcome to attend the workshop, but please inform us by sending an email to [email protected] by 15 November the latest. 20-21 November 2023 Maison Schuman (21 Place Sainte Cunégonde, L-1367 Luxembourg) 20 November 2023 to 21 November 2023 Programme Monday, 20 November 2023 12.00       Lunch   13.15   Welcome by Andreas Fickers (C²DH) and Martin Kohlrausch (Leuven); Introduction to the workshop theme and the ongoing research on office buildings at C²DH by Jens van de Maele (C²DH)   13.45   Negotiating the Vertical Bias of Capitalism: Using Informa…

Celebrating 5 Years of DRI’s Community Archive Scheme

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By Clare Lanigan The year 2023 marks five years since the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) launched our Community Archive Scheme. This blog post discusses the reasons for the Scheme, previous winners, and significant collections deposited by community archivists since 2018. The Community Archive Scheme was developed to enable digital archive-holding groups with limited access […] The post Celebrating 5 Years of DRI’s Community Archive Scheme appeared first on Digital Repository Ireland.

Re-imagining Assignments in the DH Classroom: StoryMaps

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│By Sarah L. Ketchley, Senior Digital Humanities Specialist│ It’s back-to-school season, and the next two ‘Notes from Our DH Correspondent’ blog posts will focus on non-traditional assignments in the DH classroom. Often, Humanities classes culminate in a final paper or essay which is a worthwhile exercise in sifting through relevant information to answer a question ... Read more

2023-09-18

Annonce de la gagnante du prix Ian Lancashire de l’étudiant·e prometteur·euse : Megan Perram!

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C’est avec grand plaisir que nous annonçons que la gagnante du prix Ian Lancashire 2023 de l’étudiant·e prometteur·euse est Megan Perram PhD. La récipiendaire a défendu avec succès sa thèse dans le Département de langues modernes et d’études culturelles à l’Université de l’Alberta (et ce tout juste après le Congrès), et travaille comme [analyste de […]

Interview Series: In Conversation with BiblioTech Hackathon Participants

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The following is an interview between Alisa Grishin, Artes Research intern 2022-2023, and Annelore Knoors, BiblioTech Hackathon participant and student in the Advanced Master in Digital Humanities. The hackathon took place in March 2023. It was a 10-day event and… Continue reading “Interview Series: In Conversation with BiblioTech Hackathon Participants”…

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1668 – Cabale misterieuse de 150 pseaumes du Roy David (Video Orientation)

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Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to Ms. Codex 1668, instructions on the magical use of the psalms divided into one section for each psalm. The text begins with an introduction explaining that the magic of the psalms may only be used by those withContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1668 – Cabale misterieuse de 150 pseaumes du Roy David (Video Orientation)"

An Embedded Digital Humanities Framework for Historical Research

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In this talk, Cinderella Petz will evaluate chances and challenges when combining computational methods in historical research and address the limitations and implications of its epistemological and ontological changes. She will exemplify this on two case studies based on her doctoral research: the analysis of court records assessing the extent of political judiciary during the Dollfuß-/Schuschnigg-Regime, and the structural analysis of the influence relations of a Linked Open Data network of intellectuals.  She will propose to take the framework of modeling seriously for digital historical research in order to successfully tackle the research design, the structuring of data, and the evaluation of analysis. Furthermore, she stresses the importance of a multimodal literacy, as well as digital and computational competences as key for a successfull implementation of an embedded digital humanities framework.   Wednesday, 25 october 2023 14.00 - 15.00 C²DH Open Space (4th floor, Maison des Sciences humaines and online. 25 October 2023 Digital hermeneutics Digital methods Hands-on History Published Hide image in content detail

LWM Digital Residency: Accessing and Using Historical Newspaper Data

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My Living with Machines Digital Residency, which I carried out between May and July 2023, allowed me to update and publish an online guide to accessing and analysing newspaper data. The goal of the book is to make available an end-to-end set of instructions and tutorials which would allow researchers, with a variety of skill […]

Sophie Fordham

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Sophie joined CDH as Communications and Events Coordinator in September 2023. Prior to this role, she completed her PhD at Queen Mary University of London, where she specialised in Milton studies and taught medieval and early modern English Literature. She also has an MA in Shakespeare Studies from King’s College London. Outside of academia, she

A Large Scale Ancestry Study

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Living with Machines is an AHRC-funded project at The Alan Turing Institute (aka the Turing), bringing together academics from different disciplines, to answer research questions such as how did historical newspapers tell the political landscape, how were accidents in factories reported, how did road and settlement names change, how did people change occupations during the industrial revolution… Millions […]

AI Beyond STEM beyond expectations

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Living with Machine’s AI Beyond STEM: digital skills to unleash the power of data science and AI for all online panel hit the small screens on 6 June 2023. This virtual gathering, hosted by the Turing and supported by Arts & Humanities Research Council, was a triumph, showcasing the interdisciplinary promise of technology and non- […]

A sociology of the covid memory boom. The French case study

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In France, as elsewhere, the Covid 19 pandemic led to a large number of grassroots archiving projets. The aim of these initiatives was to collect the 'ordinary' memory of the event and thus help to build a collective memory that reflected a diversity of experiences. Using qualitative and quantitative data, this article examines the genesis of these initiatives in France and draws up the socio-economic profile of the participants, asking the question: to what extent did these operations reach the entire target population in an egalitarian manner? What kind of memory will be preserved over the long term by the archive centres, and who are the people whose words will go down in history? Sarah Gensburger is a Full Professor of Sociology at the French National Center for Scientific Research - Sciences Po Paris. In her most recent work, she has been investigating the relationship between memory, public policies and neoliberalism. She is the author of a dozen of books among which, in the perspective of this talk, Memory on my doorstep. Chronicles of the Bataclan Neighborhood (Paris, 2015-2016), (Leuven University Press, 2019), with Gérôme Truc (eds.), Les Mémoriaux du 13 novembre (Ed. EHESS, 2020) and with Orli Fridman (eds.), The Covid-19 Pandemic and Memory. Remembrance, commemoration, and archiving in crisis (Palgrave, 2023). In 2021, she was elected President of the Memory Studies Association.   Wednesday, 27 September 2023 14.00 - 15.00 C²DH Open Space (4th floor, Maison des Sciences humaines and online 27 September 2023 Archives Data Science Memory studies Public History Hands-on History Published Hide image in content detail

2023-09-15

Claire Carroll

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Claire is interested in the aesthetics of interactive fiction (IF) and how they might connect to broader digital behaviours. More specifically, she’s exploring how the normalised usages of the second person voice and the present tense in IF create slippage for players’ immersion as they are simultaneously readers and characters, thus balancing and bouncing between

Trove Data Guide update – accessing data from newspapers and gazettes

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I’m continuing to slog away at the Trove Data Guide (part of the ARDC’s HASS Community Data Lab) – dumping everything I know about Trove into a format that I hope will be useful for researchers. I’ve just finished a first pass through the section on accessing data from newspapers and gazettes, and it’s online if you want to have a look. There’s still lots of things to add, update, and reorganise, but getting the basic content of the section defined is a bit of a milestone, so I’ll allow myself a little moment of celebration. Yay! Of course it took longer than I expected, but that’s largely due to the fact that I was sketching out related sections as I went along. You’ll see lots of pages in the navigation that only contain a list of dot points, but they’ll get filled out over the next couple of months. The ‘Accessing data’ section is going to be the most code heavy, as it’s focused on using the API to develop reusable methods for harvesting machine-readable data. Other sections, such as ‘Understanding search’ and ‘Collections and contexts’ will be more discursive, aimed at helping all Trove users better understand what Trove is and how it works. Comments and suggestions are welcome! You can add issues on GitHub, or use Hypothes.is to annotate the text.

2023-09-14

Is that all there is? Digital Art as Spectacle Critical Reflection on Technology | Operator (Ania Catherine and Dejha Ti)

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Is that all there is? Digital Art as Spectacle Critical Reflection on Technology Speakers: Operator (Ania Catherine and Dejha Ti) Technology shapes contemporary life, changing what it means to be human and participate in society, while affecting desires, our relationships, and our bodies. The question is: whose needs, interests, and worldview is it representing? It

From analogue forms to digital maps: digitisation pipeline of the Dudelange archives

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In this research seminar, we will discuss the ongoing extraction of data from the administrative archives of Dudelange, relying on an automated transcription, with layout detection and the automated extraction of temporal and spatial information from these sources to create historical maps. The city of Dudelange has entered a partnership with the C²DH, for which they shared their residential cards. These administrative forms contain information on the population movements in and out of the city. These are being scanned and transcribed. For the transcription, the project uses Transkribus to restitute not only the textual content of these administrative forms but also their structure, e.g., for each field, a tag is attached. Secondly, for the blocs of texts, a script to detect place and time information is being developed internally. All these steps should lead up to the structuration before import of the data to be visualised on a map and open these rich collections for further analysis, on the history of migration, housing, public health etc. We invite all interested persons to join the discussion on how to improve this pipeline and share other potential uses for the extracted material.   Wednesday, 18 October 2023 14.00 - 15.00 C²DH Open Space 18 October 2023 Digital history & historiography Archives Data Science Digital methods Digital tools Digitisation Visualisation Research seminars Published Hide image in content detail

Yasmin Faghihi

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Yasmin Faghihi is Head of the Near and Middle Eastern Department at Cambridge University Library. She is the editor of FIHRIST, the online union catalogue for manuscripts from the Islamicate world and chairs the Board of Directors. She has been leading on using and promoting standardized practices in text encoding for manuscript description and teaching

2023-09-13

Call for Papers CAAUK 2023, Edinburgh

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The organisers of CAA-UK 2023 would like to invite papers and posters for the 2023 meeting, to be held in Edinburgh AND Online, at Augustine United Church, 41-43 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL, on the 24th-25th November, 2023. The use … Continue reading →

RLUK-AHRC Research Engagement Programme second cohort announced

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RLUK, AHRC, and ARMA are delighted to announce the second Research Catalyst Cohort for academic libraries Research Libraries UK (RLUK), the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA), and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) are delighted to continue working in partnership to deliver a multifaceted Research Engagement Programme (REP) for academic libraries. The [...] The post RLUK-AHRC Research Engagement Programme second cohort announced appeared first on Research Libraries UK.

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Des archives et des mots-clés. Moteurs de recherche, interfaces et pratiques numériques discrètes des historien·ne·s.

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Le 20 novembre à Belval, Caroline Muller (EA Tempora, Université de Rennes 2) et Frédéric Clavert (C²DH) invitent à une journée d'études dans le cadre de leur projet CultureHIST. En 2012, Nicolas Delalande et Julien Vincent proposaient une description de l’historien·ne en cyborg : « Lectores, ils ne consultent plus guère les catalogues papier des bibliothèques, mais se reportent aux bases de données disponibles en ligne ; ils débutent toute recherche par une série de sondages sur diverses banques de textes ; ils continuent de manier les index à la fin des livres, mais ne conçoivent plus de se passer des moteurs de recherche par mots ou par suites de mots1. » En dix ans, le constat peut être fait d’une tendance renforcée : l’usage répandu et fréquent, si ce n’est universel et quotidien, des…

2023-09-12

2023-09-11

Digital Storytelling Workshop, 24-26 November 2023

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The Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI), a tri-campus research initiative funded by the University of Toronto’s Institutional Strategic Initiatives (ISI) program, is pleased to announce a 2.5 day in-person digital research storytelling workshop from Friday Nov 24-Sunday Nov 26, 2023, at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus (location TBD, Friday afternoon) and the Collaborative Digital Research Centre (CDRS) at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) campus (Sat. and Sun.).

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1664 – [Collection of alchemical treatises]. (Video Orientation)

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Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to Ms. Codex 1664, an alchemical treatise attributed to John of Garland concerning minerals, elixirs, the Smaragdine Tablet, a popular piece of Hermetica that was reputed to contain the secret to the creation of the philosopher’s stone, and anContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1664 – [Collection of alchemical treatises]. (Video Orientation)"

Dr Eleanor Drage

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Dr Eleanor Drage is a Christina Gaw Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Gender Studies and a member of the Gender & Technology Research Project team. Eleanor started her career in financial technology before co-founding an e-commerce company. She graduated with an International Dual PhD from the University of Bologna and the University of Granada in 2019. She

Adil Ghafoor Mian

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Adil Ghafoor Mian are a first-generation Pakistani-British muslim, their current practice focuses on environmental disaster mitigation in Pakistan, particularly developing ethical tools for flood mitigation, through collaboration with Cambridge University. They are also currently a facilitator within the ھ و (Ho) collective, which is working towards building regenerative communal practices between STEM and other fields.

Jendayi Omowale

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Jendayi Omowale is a Caribbean-American filmmaker and writer focused on telling the narratives of those marginalised in the historical archive. They have worked for over four years as a journalist, including writing for the likes of Apartment Therapy, Condé Nast, and being an editor at The Interlude Magazine. Currently, they run an award-winning documentary series

2023-09-08

(Critical) Machine Vision for the Humanities

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(Critical) Machine Vision for the Humanities Leonardo Impett, Cambridge Digital Humanities Application forms should be returned to CDH Learning ([email protected]) by Friday 22 May 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by 26 May 2020. This course will introduce graduate students, early-career researchers, and professionals in the humanities to the technologies of image recognition and machine

Bridging AI scholarship and Memory Studies

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In April 2023, we released a call for paper entitled “Is artificial intelligence the future of collective memory? Bridging AI scholarship and Memory Studies”, in order to collect papers for a special issue of Memory Studies Review. Our aim was twofold: coordinating a special issue and identifying “a network of colleagues, across the two fields, who are interested in the development of co-conceived case studies and research programs”. To discuss the making of the informal network, we are organising on 27 September at the University of Luxembourg, Belval campus, a workshop that will be divided into two parts: the morning will be devoted to the formation of this informal network and short presentations of each other works, and the afternoon to a sort of ‘datathon’ on sources and methods we could use to explore the links between AI and collective memory.   Wednesday, 27 September 2023 Hybrid event Please contact [email protected] if you wish to participate online or on-site. 27 September 2023 Digital history & historiography Artificial intelligence Memory studies Workshop Published Hide image in content detail

2023-09-07

Journée d'études - Le premier convoi

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La Fondation luxembourgeoise pour la Mémoire de la Shoah et le C²DH invitent toute personne intéressée à participer à une journée d'études qui sera également l'occasion de présenter les biographies des familles déportées le 16 octobre 1941 de Luxembourg au ghetto de Litzmannstadt récemment publiées sur memorialshoah.lu. L'événement aura lieu le Vendredi, 13 octobre 2023 de 9:00 à 17:00 heures à l'Abbaye Neumünster (28, rue Münster, L-2160 Luxembourg) Entrée libre.   Le programme détaillé sera disponible bientôt. 13 October 2023 Contemporary history of Luxembourg Digital Shoah Memorial Luxembourg Holocaust WW2 Workshop Published Hide image in content detail

Interview Series: In Conversation with BiblioTech Hackathon Participants

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The following is an interview between Alisa Grishin, Artes Research intern 2022-2023, and André Davids, BiblioTech Hackathon participant and employee at KU Leuven Libraries Economics and Business. The hackathon took place in March 2023. It was a 10-day event and… Continue reading “Interview Series: In Conversation with BiblioTech Hackathon Participants”…

EU project Dimpah

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EU project Dimpah The EU project Dimpah (Digital Methods Platform for Arts and Humanities) (https://lnu.se/en/research/research-projects/project-digital-methods-platform-for-arts-and-humanities/), funded 2021-2023 has now been completed and all the seven planned developing open educational resources (OERs) are available at the DARIAH Teach (https://teach.dariah.eu) platform: Data Analysis with Python, lead by University of Amsterdam. The OER relies on Python to demonstrate basic digital methods for data analysis. Available at: https://teach.dariah.eu/course/view.php?id=72 Text Analysis: Linguistic Meets Data Science, lead by Linnaeus University. The OER builds on the former OER and goes deeper into text analysis. Available at: https://teach.dariah.eu/course/view.php?id=78 Digital Histor…

CfP - ‘Our Interlocked Universe’: Sociohistorical Network Analysis; Methods, Applications, and New Directions

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20 Nov 2023 - 00:00 CfP - ‘Our Interlocked Universe’: Sociohistorical Network Analysis; Methods, Applications, and New Directions University of Southampton, 26-27th March 2024 Keynote Speaker: Prof. Ruth Ahnert, Queen Mary University of London In his canonical book, Linked, Albert-László Barabási explored the history and prevalence of networks in the world, and how studying them opens new avenues of understanding, predicting that “network thinking is poised to invade all domains of human activity and most fields of human inquiry… aimed at approaching our interlocked universe.” Often influenced by methodologies from the social sciences, this ‘network thinking’ and an interest in the use of digital and computational tools within the humanities continues to flourish. More recently, t…

L2L From Lemmatisers to Linkers

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L2L From Lemmatisers to Linkers Motivation and Goals Interoperability is a crucial feature for the exchange and utilisation of data. CLARIN promotes interoperability by endorsing the adoption of open science standards. There is, however, a more intuitive notion of interoperability that involves language resources: be they corpora or lexicons, language resources are all made of a basic ingredient, i.e. words. Interoperable content should embed the information that the same lexical item is used across different resources. The main goal of L2L is to experiment with this idea to connect resources available in CLARIN’s Virtual Language Observatory See: http://www.clarin.eu/vlo read more using a lexically-based approach, and to build a network of corpora and lexicon…

2023-09-06

Clay Colmon

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Academic Title:  Associate Director of Instructional Design, Arts and Sciences Online Learning, University of Pennsylvania   Dr. Clayton Colmon is the associate director of instructional design for the Arts and Sciences Online Learning team at Penn. In this role, he works with instructors to conceptualize, create, and support educational experiences. Clay believes lifelong learning is integral to any sustainable social system and appreciates the transformative potential of blended and online learning modalities. He is an advocate for inclusivity in present and future knowledge-building communities and uses inclusive design practices in his work. Clay also adapts his instructional design approach to meet individual pedagogical needs. Before coming to Penn, Clay has taught courses on digital rhetoric, American literature, and science fiction at the University of Delaware. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English and political science, with honors, from Rutgers University. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Delaware. Clay’s work lives at the intersection of critical race, gender, queer, and utopian studies, as he examines technology’s impact on queer communities of color, creative knowledge-work, and social change. He has presented and published scholarship on queer afrofuturism, digital pedagogy, dystopic urban spaces, and critical worldbuilding.     Fellowship Date:  September, 2023

Virtual Postgraduate Open Day: Digital Humanities Subject Session

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Join us for this online Q&A subject session during the university's Virtual Open Day: hear more about the MPhil and PhD in Digital Humanities, and get the opportunity to ask the team your questions. To book your place, fill out the Open Day form and select “Cambridge Digital Humanities” as your department of interest. For

MPhil

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

2023-09-05

Voluntary job role (Internal only): UCLDH Associate Director (ECR)

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Role Description Salary: voluntary Term: 2-year term once renewable The UCL Centre for Digital Humanities (UCLDH) was founded in 2010 as a cross-faculty research centre that brings together a vibrant network of people who teach and research digital humanities in a wide range of disciplines, in the heart of London. UCLDH is led by a […]

So wie heute und doch ganz anders: Die Schueberfouer von 1945 bis 1975

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Die Schueberfouer ist der größte Jahrmarkt in Luxemburg, der alljährlich gegen Ende des Sommers auf dem Glacis Feld in der Hauptstadt stattfindet. In Luxemburg haben zahlreiche Menschen persönliche Erinnerungen an Besuche und Erlebnisse auf diesem Jahrmarkt, und es wird vielfach über seine historische Bedeutung geschrieben, dessen Ursprünge bis ins Jahr 1340 zurückreichen. Eine interdisziplinäre Studie im Rahmen des Popkult60-Projekts, will die Geschichte der Schueberfouer in den langen 1960er vertiefen und die nationalen, transregionalen und transnationalen Verflechtungen und die Veränderungen dieser populären Veranstaltung aufzeigen. Während ihres Vortrags wird die Doktorandin Véronique Faber den Ansatz ihrer Forschungsarbeit erläutern, und das Publikum in die 1960er Jahre einladen, eine Schueberfouer zu besuchen, die mit anderen Attraktionen aufwartete als diejenigen, die uns heute vertraut sind.   Montag, 16. Oktober 2023 Von 18 bis 19 Uhr Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster Salle José Ensch 28, rue Münster L-2160 Luxemburg   Der Eintritt ist kostenlos, Um vorherige Anmeldung wird gebeten. 16 October 2023 Contemporary history of Luxembourg Transnational popular culture – Europe in the long 1960s (2) History of popular culture Conferences Published © Antoine Davito 1969, Photothèque de la Ville de Luxembourg

2023-09-04

CFP: dh+lib Review Editors-at-Large, Fall 2023

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The dh+lib Review is looking for volunteers to serve as Editors-at-Large for Fall 2023. 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, students, and other DH-curious people, ...read more

Centre news vol. 59 - September 2023

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Centre news vol. 59 - September 2023 Deadline Centre Assessment Round approaching The deadline for the upcoming B-centre assessment round is 31 October 2023. If you would like to participate in this 22nd round, please make sure to use: The updated CoreTrustSeal 2023-2025 and AMT platform.  The latest version of the B-centre checklist (7.4). The difference with the previous version is the addition of two (optional) recommendations at the end of the document, on the use of the attribute checker and attribute aggregator. CLARIN technical open hour, 11 September at 11:00 CEST As an experiment, next week Monday CLARIN European Research Infrastructure Consortium See: https://research-and-innovation.ec.europa.eu/strategy/strategy-2020-2024/our-digital-future/european-research-…

Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1663 – Liber Piccatriciae. (Video Orientation)

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Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to Ms. Codex 1663, divided into two books, with the first on mathematics and judicial astrology and the second book concerning palmistry. Includes an introduction by the compiler (f. 2r) and a table of contents (f. 2v-4v). It wasContinue reading "Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1663 – Liber Piccatriciae. (Video Orientation)"

Persistent Identifiers as Infrastructure in Cambridge Symposium

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Persistent Identifiers as Infrastructure in Cambridge The AHRC’s recent Towards a National Collection (TaNC) research initiative completed several foundation projects. One of these focused on Persistent Identifiers as IRO Infrastructure. A collaborative group from Cambridge Digital Humanities (CDH), Cambridge University Libraries (CULs), University Information Services (UIS), and Cambridge University Press & Assessment (CUPA) have been