Category: Announcements

Announcement: Summer 2015 Digital Art History Institutes

From the Announcement:

Some of the digital art history summer institutes from last year are returning for 2015!
At the moment, there are two announced institutes, both being funded by the Getty Foundation:

July 13 — July 24: Building a Digital Portfolio at George Mason University: “Participants will learn from experienced RRCHNM and GMU faculty whose expertise span a range of digital humanities methodologies. Together with returning Project Co-Directors, Sheila Brennan and Sharon Leon, are Lisa Rhody, Stephanie Westcott, Lincoln Mullen, and Michele Greet.” N.B.This institute is specifically open to students pursuing MAs or PhDs in art history. Applications open February 9th.

July 5 — July 15: Beyond the Digitized Slide Library at the University of California, Los Angeles: Participants will learn about debates and key concepts in the digital humanities and gain hands-on experience with tools and techniques for art historical research (including metadata basics, data visualization, network graphs, and digital mapping).” N.B. current graduate students are not eligible to apply. Applications are open now, and due March 1st.

Source: Summer 2015 Digital Art History Institutes

Announcement: Bodleian Libraries — Thousands of early English books released online to public by Bodleian Libraries and partners

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More than 25,000 early English texts from 1473-1700 have been released online to members of the public as part of a collaborative initiative led by the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries and the University of Michigan Library.

Source: Bodleian Libraries | Thousands of early English books released online to public by Bodleian Libraries and partners

Announcement: Moving People/Linking Lives DH Symposium

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I am pleased to announce that “Moving People, Linking Lives: An Interdisciplinary Symposium” will take place March 20-21, 2015 at the University of Virginia. Presentations and workshops will open dialogue across different fields, periods, and methods, from textual interpretation to digital research. Invited participants include specialists on narrative theory and life writing, prosopography or comparative studies of life narratives in groups, and the diverse field of digital humanities or computer-assisted research on cultural materials, from ancient texts to Colonial archives, from printed books to social media.

Invited participants will be posting about their research to our blog in the weeks leading up to the symposium, anyone is free to comment on the posts. In addition, our participants will be building a Zotero-powered bibliography in the weeks leading up to the symposium full of rich materials related to the event’s discussion.

Source: Moving People/Linking Lives DH Symposium

Announcement: Humanities Open Book: Unlocking Great Books | National Endowment for the Humanities

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WASHINGTON (January 15, 2015) — A new joint grant program by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seeks to give a second life to outstanding out-of-print books in the humanities by turning them into freely accessible e-books.

Humanities Open Book: Unlocking Great Books | National Endowment for the Humanities

Announcement: Mark your calendars…MITH’s Spring 2015 Digital Dialogues are Coming Up!

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MITH is excited to announce the lineup of speakers for our Spring 2015 Digital Dialogues season!  Our six speakers come from a wide variety of research specialties ranging from ranging from Digital Musicology to Literature/Digital Editions to Urban Media Art and Interaction Design.

See the list of speakers and sign up: Mark your calendars … MITH’s Spring 2015 Digital Dialogues are coming up!

Announcement: DPLA: Registration now open for DPLAfest 2015!

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We’re excited to invite you to join us at DPLAfest 2015, taking place on April 17-18, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our hosts include the Indianapolis Public Library (Central), the Indiana State Library, the IUPUI University Library, and the Indiana Historical Society.


DPLAfest brings together the full range of the cultural heritage sector to discuss everything from technology and development, to content, law, and education. DPLAfest will appeal to librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, teachers and students, and members of the public alike who are interested in an engaging mix of interactive workshops, hackathons, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and so much more.


Registration for DPLAfest 2015 is now open. We invite all those interested from the general public, the educational community, public and research libraries, cultural organizations, state and local government, the creative community, publishers, and private industry to join us for conversation and community building as we celebrate our second year of success.

Source: DPLA: Registration now open for DPLAfest 2015!

Announcement: Debates in the Digital Humanities – A book series from the University of Minnesota Press

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In the three years since Debates in the Digital Humanities was first published by the University of Minnesota Press, debates in and around the digital humanities (DH) have continued to grow. Scholars now anchor major research projects in digital methods; institutions have reorganized, both structurally and financially, to make room for DH programs; and scholars and institutions alike have turned outwards, advocating for the digital humanities on a global stage. At the same time, a number of critiques have forced the field to expand its scope, accounting for more diverse practices and perspectives.

In this context, we are pleased to announce the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series, a new book series from Minnesota. By identifying ideas and discussions as they emerge, and by providing a platform through which conversations can unfold and be preserved, the series will highlight key tensions that are shaping the field. The series will have two major components: the Debates in the Digital Humanities Annual, which will highlight conversations that have influenced the field during a given year, and books on special topics that warrant more focused and extended discussion.

Source: Debates in the Digital Humanities

Announcement: Call For Nominations-DH Awards 2014

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The annual open DH Awards 2014 is now accepting nominations!

Please nominate any Digital Humanities resource in any language that you feel deserves to win in any of this year’s categories.

Nominations will be open until 2015-01-18. Voting will take place shortly after.

To nominate something for the DH Awards 2014 visit the nominations page at:

Source: DH Awards 2014 Call For Nominations

Announcement: Stanford University Press Awarded $1.2 Million for the Publishing of Interactive Scholarly Works

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Funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help transform the development, publication, and preservation of digital-born scholarly communication.

(Stanford, CA)–Scholars of digital humanities and computational social sciences will soon have an academic publisher offering a validated, peer-reviewed process for their interactive scholarly research projects. Stanford University Press, with grant funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will accelerate the integration of interactive scholarly works, usually revealed as Web sites, and new narratives enriched with digital objects and rich linking, into its publishing portfolio.

Stanford University Press will undertake a digital publishing process that mirrors the rigor and consideration of book publishing. “Adding interactive scholarly works to traditional publishing programs will lead to the next generation of university press publishing,” said Michael A. Keller, university librarian at Stanford and publisher of the Stanford University Press.

Source: Stanford University Press Awarded $1.2 Million for the Publishing of Interactive Scholarly Works | Stanford University Libraries

Announcement Annotags: A Concept for a Decentralized Literary Annotation Protocol

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Have you ever wanted to livetweet a book? I often want to. Yet there doesn’t seem to be a standard way of doing that. You could tweet, for instance, “Oh Captain Wentworth! When will you propose? #JaneAustenPersuasion” but the hashtag isn’t standardized, so some people might be tweeting under #Persuasion and others under #AustenPersuasion. Furthermore, the hashtag isn’t specific enough to make it clear which part of the book you’re tweeting about. If you browse other tweets marked #JaneAustenPersuasion, you might find comments about other parts of the book, which may contain spoilers.

Enter Annotags, a concept for a literary annotation hashtag, or annotag…The first letter is the book code type. Uppercase letters refer to raw codes and IDs, and lowercase letters refer to base 64-encoded codes.