It’s that time again! The annual Digital Humanities conference schedule has been released, and this time it’s in Switzerland. In an effort to console myself from not having the funding to make it this year, I’ve gone ahead and analyzed the nitty-gritty of acceptances and rejections to the conference. For those interested in this sort…

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I’m just back from the premier offering of the Texas Digital Humanities Conference, and I can’t tell you what a pleasure it was to have such a superb event held so close to home, especially since I won’t be able to make the big Digital Humanities meeting this summer (or next summer, for that matter,…

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During the past month, I’ve had the pleasure of coordinating the Critical Code Studies Working Group (CCSWG) that Mark Marino and Jeremy Douglass organized. Sponsored by the HaCCS Lab (of which HASTAC is an affiliate), the conversations in all of the discussion threads have been really amazing and exciting — as of March 20, 2014, the…

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Crowdsourcing is often approached as a full-attention activity, but it can also be used for applications so small that people perform them almost effortlessly. What possibilities are afforded by pursuing low-effort crowdsourcing? Low-effort crowdsourcing is possible through a mix of low-granularity tasks, unobtrusive input methods, and an appropriate setting. Exploring the possibilities of low-effort crowdsourcing, we…

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The Thematic Survey took place to gather more significant data on digitisation of cultural heritage in Europe. There were three thematic surveys. They have been implemented in February to April 2013. At the heart of the ENUMERATE Thematic Surveys were the topics: SIZE of digital collections COST of digitisation ACCESS AND USE of digital collections…

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I am delighted to announce the release of a report, executive summary, data, and slides from the Scholarly Communication Institute’s recent study investigating perceptions of career preparation provided by humanities graduate programs. The study focused on people with advanced degrees in the humanities who have pursued alternative academic careers. Everything is CC-BY, so please read,…

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In mid-July the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) met for its twenty-first annual conference, “Geographies of the Book,” in Philadelphia. Hosted by University of Pennsylvania, the conference included a three-hour, stand-alone digital showcase on Saturday, July 20th. Before I turn to the sixteen projects featured in the showcase, a few…

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In the interests of exploring what MOOCs are and can be, Hybrid Pedagogy ran an experimental, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, mini- micro- meta-MOOC about MOOCs endearingly titled “MOOC MOOC”. This week-long course ran in August 2012 with over 600 registrants and again in January 2013 with over 1000 registrants. (A follow-up, 24-hour MOOC ran in June 2013…

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