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I am a History PhD student at George Mason University and a Digital History Fellow at the RRCHNM.

Job: Professor or Associate Professor in Digital Humanities

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Tenured appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor in the field of «Digital Humanities». This is a Chair endowed by the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation (“Sylivia Ioannou Chair in Digital Humantities”). The posting is open to applications within one or more of the following research foci: (a) Design and creation of databases (b) Digitisation of cultural heritage (tangible and non-tangible, archival material, etc.) (c) Digital recording and spatial analysis through GIS (d) Remote Sensing-Geophysics (e) 3D visualisation

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Editors’ Choice: How Can Libraries and Digital Humanities Spaces Co-Exist?

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Over at Hyperallergic, I have contributed a new article on the removal of books from the fine arts library at UT-Austin and the planned movement of books from the libraries at UW-Madison [Article Here]. The tales of these two libraries is an increasingly familiar one, wherein thousands of books are deaccessioned or moved into off-site storage in order to make way for a hip new “makerspace” or mixed-use area. These changes are not only redefining what a library is, they are redefining how we interact with them.

Questions over what a library is (e.g. Is it a book warehouse? Is it a social space?) should also incorporate how the digital humanities can co-exist spatially with books, rather than replacing them altogether. How do we create a trinity within libraries wherein digital humanities labs can work in tandem with books and people?

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Editors’ Choice: A Digital Map Leads to Reparations for Black and Indigenous Farmers

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Last month, Dallas Robinson received an email from someone she didn’t know, asking if she would be open to receiving a large sum of money—with no strings attached. For once, it wasn’t spam. She hit reply…The gift from the stranger arrived thanks to a new online map, the Black-Indigenous Farmers Reparations Map, a project to promote “people-to-people” reparations.

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Job: Project Manager, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities

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The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH), http://www.iprh.illinois.edu/ at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking a Project Manager to be responsible for coordinating, managing and supporting the Training in Digital Methods for Humanists (TDMH) pilot program, and other IPRH initiatives as needed. Focus and training in digital humanities methods is imperative to the success of the eligible incumbent for this position.

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Job: Assistant Professor Public History/Digital Humanities

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The Department of History in the College of Arts &Sciences at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in public history, with expertise in digital humanities. The person selected for this position would start August 15, 2018. Area of historical expertise is open, but candidates with specialities in the history of health, medicine, or a related field are especially encouraged to apply.

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Job: Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

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The Alice Kaplan Humanities Institute invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Digital Humanities, to run from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2020. Applications are welcome from scholars who bring to research and teaching the theoretical, methodological, creative, and/or technical practice of digital technologies. We welcome applications from scholars who engage with emerging digital cultures from a humanities perspective (including, for instance, innovative work on the digital publication of scholarly research; inquiry into the intellectual, methodological, and theoretical challenges posed by the emerging field of digital humanities; studies of digital knowledge platforms as they pertain to humanistic research; or research in a traditional field that employs computational approaches to interpretation or new work in digital visualization).

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Job: Academic and Digital Engagement Officer, University of London – Institute of Historical Research

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We are interested in meeting experienced candidates with wide-ranging expertise in web writing, editing, and publishing, as well as experience of social media management and communication strategy development, from within a UK/US historical environment. Importantly, you will have a proven understanding of aspects of British history and its sources, coupled with understanding of the key interests, themes, and challenges facing historical researches and academics today. Technically adept, you will demonstrate sound working knowledge of HTML, coupled with previous experience using content management systems (i.e. Drupal). Finally, sound communication skills and the ability to communicate complex academic topics to diverse and non-specialist audiences is critical to your success in this role.

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Job: Digital Content Editor, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

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The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) seeks a temporary full-time Digital Content Editor with an excellent eye for detail and experience proofing, editing, and writing multi-lingual content for use across a range of media that will be produced for the Promise Zone Arts (PZA) initiative, a DCA-led cultural asset mapping project focused on the neighborhoods of East Hollywood, Hollywood, Koreatown, Pico/Union, Westlake, and Wilshire Center… Reporting to the Promise Zone Arts Project Coordinator and Digital Strategist, and in collaboration with the rest of the Promise Zone Arts team, the Digital Content Editor will assist with the following with the goal to contributing to a new website containing ethnographic/geospatial/survey data, and audio/visual media recordings from field research.

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Announcement: Boston Public Library’s Sound Archives Coming to the Internet Archive for Preservation & Public Access

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Today, the Boston Public Library announced the transfer of significant holdings from its Sound Archives Collection to the Internet Archive, which will digitize, preserve and make these recordings accessible to the public. The Boston Public Library (BPL) sound collection includes hundreds of thousands of audio recordings in a variety of historical formats, including wax cylinders, 78 rpms, and LPs. The recordings span many genres, including classical, pop, rock, jazz, and opera – from 78s produced in the early 1900s to LPs from the 1980s. These recordings have never been circulated and were in storage for several decades, uncataloged and inaccessible to the public. By collaborating with the Internet Archive, Boston Public Libraries audio collection can be heard by new audiences of scholars, researchers and music lovers worldwide.

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Announcement: Books from 1923 to 1941 Now Liberated!

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The Internet Archive is now leveraging a little known, and perhaps never used, provision of US copyright law, Section 108h, which allows libraries to scan and make available materials published 1923 to 1941 if they are not being actively sold. Elizabeth Townsend Gard, a copyright scholar at Tulane University calls this “Library Public Domain.”  She and her students helped bring the first scanned books of this era available online in a collection named for the author of the bill making this necessary: The Sonny Bono Memorial Collection. Thousands more books will be added in the near future as we automate. We hope this will encourage libraries that have been reticent to scan beyond 1923 to start mass scanning their books and other works, at least up to 1942.

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