During the Cold War, thousands of musicians from the United States traveled the world under the sponsorship of the State Department’s Cultural Presentations program. This program was not straightforward political propaganda, though it certainly supported U.S. government objectives. The musicians built relationships both musical and personal. By their presence and their performances, they also offered…

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Below is the text of a talk delivered at the Digital Antiquarian conference in May 2015. (The slides can be downloaded from the conference website). I am grateful to the conference organizers, Molly O’Hagan Hardy and Tom Augst, and the staff of the American Antiquarian Society, for the opportunity to present my work “under the dome.” When it comes to the digital humanities, my…

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The following is the rough transcripts of a talk I gave at Fostering the Transatlantic Dialogue on Digital Heritage and EU Research Infrastructures: Initiatives and Solutions in the USA and in Italy at the Library of Congress in November 2014 (back when I worked there). As scholars become increasingly interested in approaching digital collections and digital objects…

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During the “Open Knowledge: Potentials of Digital Publishing in the Academic World” conference, the Global Young Faculty III working group spoke with Kathleen Fitzpatrick (MLA/NY University) on April 27, 2015 about the future of digital scholarly publication, peer review, and the Media Commons platform. Open Knowledge: An Interview with Prof. Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick.

This fall we had the opportunity to launch DH Bridge, an open curriculum and workshop framework for teaching computational thinking in the context of the humanities, funded by an ACH microgrant. Borrowing liberally from Rails Bridge and Rails Girls, we set out to adapt the model of a distributed pedagogy to the needs of humanities…

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Pathfinders is a multimedia, open source Scalar book that documents the experience of early digital literature, specifically pre-web hypertext fiction and poetry, from 1986-1995. Written by Dene Grigar, associate professor and director of the Creative Media and Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver, and Stuart Moulthrop, professor of English at the University of…

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A digital humanities center is nothing if not a site of constant motion: staff, directors, fellows, projects, partners, tools, technologies, resources, and (innumerable) best practices all change over time, sometimes in quite unpredictable ways. As small, partly or wholly soft-funded units whose missions involve research, or teaching, or anchoring a local interest community, digital humanities…

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One of King’s oldest digital prosopographical project has recently returned to life, and is now freely available online at http://www.pbe.kcl.ac.uk. The Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire (PBE) began as a project back in the late 1980s to produce a prosopography of individuals who appear in sources from the early Byzantine Empire (641-867 AD). … PBE…

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