This project aims to locate, digitalize, archive, and disseminate online photographs from the substantial holdings of images of modern China held mostly in private hands outside the country. These are often of even greater historic interest than might ordinarily be the case, as the destruction of materials in China through war and revolution in the twentieth…

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From the CFP: By raising awareness of the importance of integrating technology into intellectual work, The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) promotes fluency in computational tools and analytical techniques and enhances our understanding of the role that new technologies play across different disciplines. This special issue focuses on digital art history (DAH), an emerging subfield of art…

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From the ad: The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek creative, forward-thinking individuals to apply for the fixed-term, non-tenure track, three-year appointment as Digital Scholarship Fellow. This faculty librarian will play a critical role in outreach, training, and service development to strengthen digital scholarship at Penn State. The successful candidate will be conversant with methods, technologies,…

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Recent portrayals of American slavery — from 12 Years a Slave and Django Unchained to Walter Johnson’s River of Dark Dreams and Sven Beckert’s Empire of Cotton — have emphasized the brutal violence on cotton plantations in the years preceding the Civil War. What they miss is that during the same period, slaves that were…

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“I don’t know a lot about philosophy,” says Grant Louis Oliveira, a data analyst and quantitative social sciences researcher with an undergraduate degree in political science. He continues: I’d like to change that and more rigorously explore my ideas, but I find the world of philosophy a bit impenetrable, and I don’t think I’m the only…

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From the CFP: The human and social sciences are experiencing an influx of quantitative methods which try to deal with the questions of meaning, at the centre of semiotic reflection…This special issue of Semiotica seeks to present studies that employ or explore quantitative measures to reshape the ways in which we may study what is meaningful….

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Lafayette College is recruiting a Digital Library Developer. From the ad: Lafayette College Library seeks a talented and passionate developer to lead the design, management, and development of our digital library services…The person selected for this position will collaborate with other community members around the nation and beyond with the aim of extending and refining…

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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…

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