From the GitHub repository: Humaniformat is a human names parser for R. With it, you can parse names, distinguishing salutations, suffixes, and first, middle and last names. Humaniformat recognises compound last names (and preserves them) from a wide range of cultures, although the name format itself is somewhat Western-centric (it assumes, for example, that first name…

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The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) has released a recording of “Building Expertise to Support Digital Scholarship: A Global Perspective,” a presentation by Jon Cawthorne (West Virginia University), Vivian Lewis (McMaster University), Lisa Spiro (Rice University), and Xuemao Wang (University of Cincinnati) given at the Spring 2015 meeting. The presentation shares results from a Mellon-funded…

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From the post: There has been a lot of talk about GitHub at Digital Pedagogy Lab this week. Following are a few resources for learning and using GitHub for things like collaborative corpus-based projects, website publishing, etc. Read More: Getting Started with GitHub

From the post: “Digital humanities” jobs exist in many different forms across different professional fields and disciplines. When seeking a digital humanities job, I recommend that the seeker narrow her focus to the kind of work that she wants to do and in what type of profession. Below is list of suggested places to find…

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Meeting at Philip Hobsbaum’s house in the shadow of Queen’s University, the Group read and commented on the drafts of each others’ poems, plays, and stories. Notable members of the Group included Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, and Michael Longley. Read drafts from these poets and others. Belfast Group Poetry|Networks.

Problems How can we tweet about specific parts of a book? #HarryPotterAndTheSorcerer’sStonePage23Paragraph11 isn’t practical. How can we write in the margins of ebooks? How can we have conversations in the margins? Annotags: a Decentralized Solution Not a product, platform, or service. A protocol for encoding text metadata into a hashtag. These hashtags can be posted…

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Recently I received an email from an undergraduate student who expressed frustration with what is commonly being represented as the digital humanities. The student had found my name through doing some research on the intersections of activism and the digital humanities, and asked if I could provide some references that could get her oriented to…

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