From the announcement: Early Modern Songscapes is a project exploring the circulation and performance of English Renaissance poetry. The recently released beta version of the project’s site includes a digital exploration of Henry Lawes’s 1653 songbook Ayres and Dialogues. The project is a collaboration between the University of Toronto (UoT), the University of Maryland (UMD),…

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From the announcement: Freedom on the Move (FOTM), an online project devoted to fugitives from slavery in North America, launches today, February 14, 2019. FOTM asks the public to help in creating a database that makes the stories and lives of fugitives from slavery in North America accessible. The website is designed for use by…

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From the CFP: The Digital Classicist invites proposals for the summer 2019 seminar series, which will run on Friday afternoons in June and July at the Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, London. We would like to see papers that address digital, innovative and collaborative research, teaching and practice in all areas of antiquity (including…

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About the opportunity: The Newberry Library’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography is pleased to announce Material Maps in the Digital Age, a four-week NEH seminar (Monday, June 10 — Saturday, July 6th*) for college and university faculty. The seminar directors, Dr. James Akerman (a geographer and the Newberry’s Curator of Maps) and…

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From the ad: The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Digital Humanities invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of Digital Humanities to take up appointment on 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates will have an outstanding record of international stature in research…

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About the opportunity: ‘Networking Archives’ (https://networkingarchives.org) is a three-year collaborative research project that will merge the early modern correspondence data collected in ‘Early Modern Letters Online’ with metadata from ‘Gale State Papers Online’. The resulting dataset and accompanying infrastructure will allow researchers to interrogate and analyse epistolary metadata to pose new kinds of questions on…

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From the resource: I periodically write about Google Books here, so I thought I’d point out something that I’ve noticed recently that should be concerning to anyone accustomed to treating it as the largest collection of books: it appears that when you use a year constraint on book search, the search index has dramatically constricted…

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From the resource: Pivoting between technology and tradition—between digital computers and acoustic guitars—in this interdepartmental course, we use tactics of digital analysis to investigate the US folk music revival, from its nineteenth-century origins to the 1960s “Great Folk Scare” to more recent modes of folk revivalism. Students acquire digital skills and fluencies by applying them to historical and contextual thinking about…

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