DH and Media Studies Crossovers/Collaborations/Interdisciplinary Explorations
Edited by Melanie E S Kohnen and Leah Shafer
Media studies and Digital Humanities (DH) work share a range of intersecting concerns. Recent discipline-wide discussions in Flow and Media Commons, as well as at the SCMS and MLA conferences, have emphasized the crossovers between the two. For this issue of the Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier, we seek contributions that bring this discussion into the classroom. How do the concerns of DH work, with its emphases on innovative scholarly architectures, multimedia components, and cross-disciplinary hybridity, speak to evolving trends in media studies pedagogy? What kinds of pedagogical practices engage and capitalize on DH’s emphases on praxis and design? How can media studies practice model and promote a productive collaboration around computing in the humanities?
Please, find attached the complete program and registration information for our Digital Humanities Summer School at LINHD-UNED. This year it is devoted to Digital Scholarly Editing and it is sponsored by the Dixit Scholarly Editing Network. The course can be followed presentially or virtually (completely online!).
Dates: 13-17th July 2015
Place: Salón de Actos Facultad de Económicas, UNED, Madrid – or your own computer…
Discounts apply for any student and member of DH Associations!
Posted by Paul O’Shea (Social Media Coordinator) on behalf of:
Director of LINHD
Dpto. de Literatura Española y Teoría de la Literatura, Despacho 722
Facultad de Filología, UNED
Paseo Senda del Rey 7
tel. 91 3986873
Do you use TEI to describe manuscripts?
If so, could you help us by telling us the software solutions you use for:
the TEI-encoded information?
We would like to understand the range of solutions used by the TEI community to inform a new Bodleian Libraries project which aims to:
- determine a suitable technical architecture for the storage and indexing of TEI-XML manuscript descriptions across multiple collections
- build or implement the ‘back-end’ technical architecture as scoped
- engage in user testing of the existing TEI-based catalogues to decide the functional improvements requires for the front end interface(s)
- build a new, user-friendly interface for searching and browsing TEI
- design and implement a sustainability plan around training, communications and standards
If you can help us, or have any questions about the project, please contact:
ITS 2015 – Call for Participation, Doctoral Symposium
Deadline Extended: 21 July, 2015
The ITS Doctoral Symposium is a forum in which Ph.D. students can meet
and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced
Interactive Surface researchers in an informal and interactive
Students should submit a paper that describes: the problem that the
thesis aims to address; the broad approach and how it builds upon and
goes beyond the most central of relevant previous work; the work
completed and the plan for the full dissertation work. Completed work
may be presented as an overview or highlighting a particularly
important part in depth.
Registration is now open for the second iteration of the Digital Pedagogy
Institute, co-hosted by the University of Toronto Scarborough, Brock
University, and Ryerson University, and supported by the generosity of a
SSHRC Connections grant and Victoria Owen, UTSC Chief Librarian. This
Institute will explore the potential impact that digital pedagogy has on
The University Grenoble Alpes offers a fully funded PhD scholarship for a study and development of a responsive interface for the Fonte Gaia digital library. The aim is to promote public engagement thought the development of an interface that suits the public needs and expectations.
The bursary starts in October 2015 and application are due by 20th of July.
CFP: Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the fourth series of
the Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin . This initiative, inspired by
and connected to London’s Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar
, is organised in association with the German Archaeological
Institute and the Excellence Cluster TOPOI. It will run during the
winter term of the academic year 2015/16.
We invite submissions on any kind of research which employs digital
methods, resources or technologies in an innovative way in order to
enable a better or new understanding of the ancient world. We encourage
contributions not only from Classics but also from the entire field of
“Altertumswissenschaften”, to include the ancient world at large, such
as Egypt and the Near East.
Crowdsourcing for Academic, Library and Museum Environments –
Citizen Science for the Digital Humanities
– Taught by experts from Google and Zooniverse (Oxford’s Citizen
– How to plan your crowdsourcing all the way from project
conception to launch to data analysis.
– In-depth experience of all stages of Zooniverse’s new DIY
crowdsourcing site from developing and launching a beta site
through to using data refinement and analysis tools to understand
– Come with your own project ideas and set of images to work from
to get practical experience in building a project with a dataset
that you understand.
– Opportunity to pitch your project, generate interest in it,
attract a crowd from amongst Summer School delegates, and get
them to respond to it. There will be time to reflect on the
process of setting up and sustaining a crowdsourcing project.
[WEBINAR SCHEDULE CHANGE]
Implementing Linked Data in Low-Resource Conditions
DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar
:: Presenters: Johannes Keizer & Caterina Caracciolo
:: REVISED DATE: Wednesday, 9 September 2015
:: If you have already registered for the original date of this webinar, you do not need to re-register.
Final Call for Participation: Papers & Notes
ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) 2015
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
November 15–18, 2015
ACM ITS is the premier venue for research in the design, development and use of new and emerging interactive surface technologies. ACM ITS 2015 welcomes original, high-quality research and industry contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in the area of interactive surfaces (including tabletops, large displays, mobile, and mini devices). The conference embraces innovations in a wide variety of areas including design, software, hardware, understanding of use, and applications or deployments of interactive surfaces. This year’s event will be held at the Vidamar Resort Madeira hotel on the wonderful island of Madeira in Portugal.
The Mary Couts Burnett Library at TCU is seeking applications for an Innovator Collaborator position. Please see attachment above
Texas Christian University is a private, doctoral granting university with an enrollment of about 10,000 students. The Mary Couts Burnett Library has a full time staff of 60, and a collection that includes over 2 million books and audio-visual materials and over 75,000 current journals, electronically and in paper. Located 45 miles west of Dallas, Fort Worth has a population of over half a million and is home to internationally recognized museums, numerous performing arts organizations, a vibrant downtown with an active night life, and two national historic districts.
Information on benefits is available on the TCU Human Resources web site at: http://www.hr.tcu.edu/
To apply, please visit : https://tcu.iGreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=2015-172
More information available here: Innovation Collaborator PUBLIC POSTING
The School of New and Continuing Studies at Seattle University is seeking applications for two full-time non-tenure track instructors for its new Digital Cultures program. The position description is attached.