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Call for Proposals for the 2013 Annual Meeting of the AHA

Call for Proposals for the 2013 Annual Meeting of the AHA.

The 127th annual meeting of the American Historical Association will be held January 3–6, 2013, in New Orleans. The Program Committee welcomes proposals from all members of the Association, whatever their institutional affiliation or status, as well as from affiliated societies, historians working outside the United States, and scholars in related disciplines.
The theme for the meeting, described in greater detail in the article, is “Lives, Places, Stories.” While seeking proposals for sessions that explore facets of this broad theme, we also welcome submissions on the histories of all places and time periods, on many different topics, and on the uses of varied sources and methods. We also invite members to employ and analyze diverse strategies for representing the past, including fiction, poetry, film, music, and art. The AHA is a capacious organization, unique among learned societies in its devotion to the full range of historical scholarship and practice. We hope that our program will reflect this strength, and to this end, we will seriously consider any proposal that advances the study, teaching, and public presentation of history.

Call for Proposals: Ignite Talks at DML2012

Call for Proposals: Ignite Talks | DML2012.

Do you have a creative idea around the future of education and learning that you want to share? Are you excited about new possibilities or a new way of thinking? Are you ready to explore your ideas with a diverse and engaged community?
We’re looking for a few courageous souls who want to get their early stage ideas out there in a short, spunky format – an Ignite Talk – at the DML2012 Conference. Ignite talks are radically different from traditional conference talks. We’re looking for humor, wit, energy and inspiration to be packed into one powerful five-minute talk. Visual and conceptual impact is also a must.

Report: Trends in Distributed and Remote Preservation Storage–More Results from the NDSA Storage Survey

General conversation about the cloud focuses on third-party cloud storage providers. As the results below suggest, adoption of these cloud storage providers remains relatively small. However, when we consider cloud storage alongside several related ways of distributing and using storage as a service, some interesting trends emerge. The results illuminate both the widespread acceptance of some digital preservation storage practices and the continuing uncertainty regarding others.

Job: 2 DH positions at CLIR & Newberry Library through ACLS Public Fellows Program

ACLS invites applications for the second competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 13 recent Ph.Ds. from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Two are related to the Digital Humanities:


CLIR: Program Coordinator and Analyst, Anvil Academic Publishing
The Program Coordinator and Analyst will have two related areas of responsibility: 1) program coordination, working closely with all aspects of the new publishing venture—peer review, editorial work, technical architecture, format/presentation of the scholarly end product, and the web environment—and

2) analysis of the various functions for optimal coherence and productivity. This position offers a unique opportunity to engage with new forms of scholarly expression and publishing methods.


Newberry Library: The Assistant Director, Digital Initiatives and Services

The Assistant Director, Digital Initiatives and Services will play an instrumental role in helping the Newberry conceive an integrated digital strategy for research and learning in the humanities. The Assistant Director will work in tandem with members of the Newberry’s Digital Leadership Team as well as other staff members in Library Services, Research and Academic Programs, and Communications.