The second biennial RESAW (Research Infrastructure for the Study of Archived Web Materials) conference is seeking contributions.This conference seeks to explore the value of web archives for scholarly use, to highlight innovative research, to investigate the challenges and benefits  of working with the archived web, to identify opportunities for incorporating web archives in learning and…

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In 1861, the census for the colony of New South Wales (as it was back then) recorded just one Chinese woman living in Balmain in Sydney. The historian Eric Rolls, writing in 1992, commented that this ‘lone woman is exceptional and inexplicable’. Inexplicable? My partner and collaborator Kate Bagnall is a historian of Chinese Australia and…

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The interdisciplinary online journal Southern Spaces invites researchers, writers, teachers, artists, documentary producers, and geographers to submit materials for a 2017–2018 “Digital Spaces” series.  We seek multi-media articles and projects that engage with and mobilize digital scholarship. “Digital Spaces” is especially interested in work that deals with the real and imagined spaces and places of…

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From the ad: WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS. The Department of English seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in English, American, or Anglophone literature, with literary subfield open, to begin in the fall semester of 2016; the candidate should have expertise in computational approaches to literary analysis and will be expected to make a…

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In this paper we compare two academic networking platforms, HASTAC and Hypotheses, to show the distinct ways in which they serve specific communities in the Digital Humanities (DH) in different national and disciplinary contexts. After providing background information on both platforms, we apply co-word analysis and topic modeling to show thematic similarities and differences between…

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AskHistorians is an all-volunteer, multi-platform new media forum with over 350,000 subscribers, making it the largest historical space of its kind on the internet. Unlike most outreach, the forum is structured like highly public “town hall meeting” on a global scale—a question-and-answer session in which knowledgeable experts publicly interact with individual questioners while an audience…

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