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CFP: Digital Mapping & 18th-century Visual, Material, and Built Cultures issue in Journal 18

Journal 18 is publishing an issue on Digital Mapping & 18th-century Visual, Material, and Built Cultures.

From the CFP:

In this issue of Journal18, we seek to feature current scholarship that relies on the analytical power provided by digital mapping interfaces for the study of visual, material, and built cultures during the long eighteenth century. How do digital humanities methods and tools shape our understanding of space and place in the early modern period? What impact might digital mapping have on our historical investigations of people, objects, and their environments?

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Editors’ Choice: How AI is Revolutionising the Role of the Literary Critic

Where do witches come from, and what do those places have in common? While browsing a large collection of traditional Danish folktales, the folklorist Timothy Tangherlini and his colleague Peter Broadwell, both at the University of California, Los Angeles, decided to find out. Armed with a geographical index and some 30,000 stories, they developed WitchHunter, an interactive ‘geo-semantic’ map of Denmark that highlights the hotspots for witchcraft.

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Job: Digital Projects Librarian

The College of Charleston is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

From the ad:

The Digital Projects Librarian serves as Project Coordinator to both the Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL) and the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative (LDHI), striving to expand these projects and promote the history of the region. They will work with librarians, faculty members, and LCDL and LDHI partners, scholars, and contributors to digitize collections and create digital exhibits that support research about the Lowcountry region of South Carolina and historically interconnected sites in the Atlantic World.


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CFP: DHSI Colloquium

From the CFP:

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium, to be held in June 2017 at the University of Victoria. Open to all, the DHSI Colloquium offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging, collegial atmosphere. Submissions are peer-reviewed, with participants subsequently invited to contribute to a DHSI-themed special issue in an open-access journal.

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Report: Across the Great Divide

From “Across the Great Divide: Findings and Possibilities for Action from the 2016 Summit Meeting of Academic Libraries and University Presses with Administrative Relationships”:

Partnerships and collaborations have become standard responses to the multiple challenges that both higher education and scholarly publishing face. Organizing the work of the academy, either on one campus or across institutions, around collaborative partnerships often enables cost reduction, increases efficiencies, and perhaps most usefully, builds connections between distinct domains to achieve greater strategic impact. In the area of scholarly communication, new or revived partnerships between the university press and the academic research library are an opportunity to re-imagine functions that have been separated from one another through custom, convenience, professional practices, or standard administrative operation.

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Funding: The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture’s Digital Collections Fellowship

From the post:

It’s clear that #VastEarlyAmerica includes not only an expansive conceptual, geographical, and chronological scope, but also new and exciting methodologies. The possibilities for doing digital historical scholarship, from research to publication platforms, have expanded exponentially over the last decade; I find this a tremendously encouraging sign about the vitality and future of our field. I also see an important opportunity and imperative for increased engagement on the part of individuals and institutions to think forward, and pay it forward.

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Editors’ Choice: Force-Directed Graph in VR

I recently released the v2.0-alpha version of Hover UI Kit, which is a tool for building VR/AR user interfaces. Of course, as an “alpha” release, there are bound to be bugs and other issues. The best way to test out a tool is to actually use it… which leads to today’s development update. The video below shows a glowing, interactive, force-directed graph in room-scale VR. Users can reach their hands directly into the scene to interact with both the graph and the menu interfaces.

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CFP: The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities Conference 2017

From the CFP:

The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (http://csdh-schn.org/) invites scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit proposals for papers and digital demonstrations for its annual meeting, which will be held at the 2017 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Ryerson University, from May 29th to 31st (http://congress2017.ca/). The theme of this year’s Congress is “From Far and Wide: Canada’s Next 150”, and is aimed at encouraging diversity, an awareness of our past, and a critical look at where we are headed.

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Job: Associate Curator of Digital & Emerging Media

Shangri La is recruiting an Associate Curator of Digital and Emerging Media.

From the ad:

Shangri La is a museum for learning about the global culture of Islamic art and design through innovative exhibitions, guided tours, public programs and digital initiatives. Built in 1937 as the Honolulu home of American heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke (1912-1993), Shangri La was inspired by Duke’s extensive travels throughout North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia and reflects architectural traditions from those regions.

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