This week, Cambridge continues to honor Newton by opening a digital archive of Newton’s personal papers, which includes an annotated copy of the Principia, the landmark work where the physicist developed his laws of motion and gravity.
Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities whose research and teaching in the humanities engages the digital era: its theory, culture, politics, and ideology, modes of distribution and consumption, or historicity.
The position will begin in September 2012, and the search is open to candidates with a Ph.D. (awarded no later than December 2011) in a range of fields, including cultural studies, media studies, literature, and history.
… But what I want to know is this:
- What are *you* doing to resist the corporate stranglehold over scholarly knowledge in order to make your knowledge broadly accessible?
- What are the five things that you think that other scholars should do to help challenge the status quo?
Please, I beg you, regardless of whether or not we can save a dying industry, let’s collectively figure out how to save the value that prompted its creation: making scholarly knowledge widely accessible
The theme for JCDL 2012 is #sharing #linking #using #preserving. Digital libraries, under a variety of names and modalities, are often part of the every day web experience.
The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, signed by President Obama earlier this year, calls upon OSTP to coordinate with agencies to develop policies that assure widespread public access to and long-term stewardship of the results of federally funded unclassified research. Towards that goal, OSTP last week released two Requests for Information (RFI) soliciting public input on long term preservation of and public access to the results of federally funded research, including digital data and peer-reviewed scholarly publications.
OSTP previously conducted a public consultation about policy options for expanding public access to federally funded peer-reviewed
Some references collected for a workshop given by Matt Price (History) and Alexandra Guerson (New College)
The goal of the second annual Theorizing the Web conference is to expand the range and depth of theory used to help us make sense of how the Internet, digitality, and technology have changed the ways humans live. We hope to bring together researchers from a range of disciplines, including sociology, communications, philosophy, economics, English, history, political science, information science, the performing arts and many more.
The Center for Digital Learning + Research at Occidental College offers a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship focused on digital scholarship.
Application Deadline: Application review will begin on January 3. For full consideration, please submit your materials by January 15. Electronic submissions are preferred
SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS (21 February 2012): Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the DHSI Colloquium for the digital humanities, to be held in June 2012 at the University of Victoria. (After an *excellent* first intake of papers for the colloquium, with the promise of additional tuition scholarship spots we’ve added a second intake to ensure that all those receiving tuition scholarships have the opportunity to submit a proposal.)
Folger Director Michael Witmore discusses his recent work in Shakespeare studies which combines computer analysis of texts, linguistics, and traditional literary history and shares how these analyses may change our understanding of Othello while also shedding light on the deep complexity of human judgments about literary texts.