Category: Announcements

Announcement: Omeka 2.0 available for download

Omeka 2.0 Drops today – Omeka.

The moment that you’ve all been waiting for is here!

Well, at least, it’s the moment that we at Omeka HQ have been waiting for, and working towards for many months now.

Omeka 2.0 is now available for download!

The  most important improvement is a completely revamped admin interface, which includes many features to improve workflow and make it easier to build your sites. The search functionality is also dramatically improved, and covers much more of the content in the sites.

Announcement: Digital Humanities Awards 2012 Accepting Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the 2012  Digital Humanities Awards, a new set of annual awards given in recognition of talent and expertise in the digital humanities community and are nominated and voted for entirely by the public. These awards are intended to help put interesting DH resources in the spotlight and engage DH users (and general public) in the work of the community. Awards are not specific to geography, language, conference, organization or field of humanities that they benefit. There is no financial prize associated with these community awards.

Nominations may be submitted here.

Announcement: Digital Partnerships: Museums and Digital Humanities Workshop

UCL Centre for Digital Humanities » Blog Archive » Digital Partnerships: Museums and Digital Humanities Workshop.

Registration is now open for a workshop, hosted by UCLDH, on 31st January 2013 beginning at 1:30pm

About: Digital Partnerships’ will focus on how museums and universities can work together when it comes to digital innovation. A drinks reception will be hosted afterwards at the Grant Museum of Zoology nearby.

It will explore digital innovation and the relationships between museums, universities and their users. Digital innovation means that museums now find themselves in a new environment in which visitors can interact to create, curate, organise and share their own experiences. Leading to big questions around how we research and understand digital innovation in a cultural context. This event will bring researchers and museum professionals together to consider innovative practices, and develop new research ideas.

Announcement: New membership rate for 2013 from Association for Computers and the Humanities

Great news for students, early-career professionals, and unwaged or low-waged independent scholars!

You can now join ACH as a joint ADHO member at the extremely low cost of $25.

This annual fee entitles you to all the regular benefits of ACH (and joint ADHO) membership, including reduced registration fees at events like Digital Humanities 2013, the ability to vote in elections and be elected to leadership positions in our association, eligibility for young-scholar bursaries at conferences and workshops and for opportunities like ACH microgrants, and all our other programs and services. Your fees will also contribute to a number of ACH and ADHO open access publishing ventures, including Digital Humanities Quarterly and DH Questions and Answers!

New membership rate for 2013! | Association for Computers and the Humanities.

Announcement: CUNY Graduate Center Digital Fellows Site Launched

GC Digital Fellows.

The CUNY GC Digital Fellows site has launched

The GC Digital Fellows work with Graduate Center faculty members on digital scholarly projects, design websites for special initiatives, receive skills training workshops, and, more broadly, explore new ways for Graduate Center faculty, students, and staff to share their academic work through new technological platforms and social media tools. Our reflections on this process can be found on our blog, Tagging the Tower.

Announcement: “The Commons and Digital Humanities in Museums”, Wednesday November 28

Wednesday November 28: “The Commons and Digital Humanities in Museums” » CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative.

Wednesday November 28: “The Commons and Digital Humanities in Museums”
Co-Sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in Art History and The Center for the Humanities 

Christina DePaolo (Balboa Park Online Collaborative), Michael Edson (Smithsonian), William Noel (University of Pennsylvania), Neal Stimler (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Time & Place: 6:30pm-8:30pm, The Skylight Room (9100)

The event is free and open to the public – please register here. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting session!

Launch: ORCID Launches Registry

ORCID  (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is excited to announce the launch of its Registry (, where researchers can distinguish themselves by creating a unique personal identifier.

“ORCID addresses a problem shared by individuals and organizations across the research community: reliably connecting research with researchers,” said Laure Haak, Executive Director of the non-profit ORCID organization.  “But ORCID is more than a Registry, it is a community effort to embed these identifiers in research workflows.”

Announcement: Electronic Literature Showcase, Library of Congress

Electronic Literature Showcase, Digital Reference Section, Library of Congress.

Electronic Literature Showcase

April 3-5, 2013

Save the date! Please join the Digital Reference Section for an Electronic Literature Showcase to be held April 3-5, 2013 on site at the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress.

Planned events include:

  • Exhibition and Open House. Read and interact with more than a hundred works of electronic literature spanning the last thirty years of literary history, selected by guest curators Dene Grigar and Kathi Inman Berens. Chat with Library of Congress specialists and visiting experts, view vintage digital media and equipment, and join in a variety of hands-on activities.
  • Keynote Address and Panel Discussion. On the afternoon of April 5, scholars discuss the pasts, futures, and present shape of electronic literature:
    • Keynote: Stuart Moulthrop (University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee), noted hypertext author and literary scholar.
    • Panel: Kathi Inman Berens (University of Southern California), Dene Grigar (Washington State University Vancouver), Matthew Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland), and Nick Montfort (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
  • Literary Readings. Electronic literature authors read and perform from their recent or significant works.
  • Workshops. Hands-on sessions explore the software, hardware and cultural precedents that play into “born digital” literary creations.

Digital Cultural Heritage DC #DCHDC Meetup TODAY!

Digital Cultural Heritage DC #DCHDC (Washington, DC) – Meetup.

The inaugural meetup of the DCHDC will be on Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 pm at the upstairs bar at Stetson’s. We’ll start with three quick lightning talks, followed by spirited conversation.

Lightning Talk Lineup:

  • Viewshare and You: Digital Collection Visualization for the Rest of Us, Trevor Owens, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress @tjowens
  • Digital Humanities on the LAM: What’s Up At ODH, Jennifer Serventi, Office of Digital Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities @JenServenti
  • “Recruiting the World” – so how’s that going for you? Interrogating the metrics of success for crowdsourcing. Nancy Proctor, Head of Mobile Strategy and Initiatives Smithsonian Institution @NancyProctor

Digital Cultural Heritage DC meets on the third Thursday of every month. If you’re interested in acquiring, preserving, stewarding, providing access to, exhibiting and interpreting digital cultural heritage, join us to meet like minded folks, hear what people are doing in this space, and learn about some awesome projects and technologies in the field. For updates, join our meetup group here.

Please note that Stetson’s is a bar, and 21 and over.