Organizer: Nicky Agate, Modern Language Association
The NEH’s recently launched Public Scholar program, a burgeoning number of public humanities initiatives and centers all over the country, and the increasing requirement of grant and job seekers that their work have a public component all indicate a redefinition of the public intellectual. Many of the products of such initiatives make use of Web 2.0 technology and new, open forms of scholarly communication.
– 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. Continue reading →
Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 20 – 24 July 2015
Scholarship — Application — Community
Poster proposals for those planning on
attending DHOxSS 2015 (or members of the University of Oxford not
attending DHOxSS) should be submitted by Monday 18 May 2015. All
submissions (max 250 words) will be peer-reviewed by the DHOxSS
Organisation Committee and subject specialists. We will notify
applicants of the outcome before the end of May. The Poster session is at the welcome drinks reception the evening of Monday 20 July 2015.
This is to announce that since the 28th of February 2015 applications for a place at the European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology” (ESU DH C & T) are being accepted via ConfTool (https://www.conftool.net/esu2015/) and that we have started to assign places to applicants whose application was positively reviewed by the experts.
The application phase closes the 31st of May 2015. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. The selection of participants is made by the Scientific Committee together with the experts who lead the workshops.
As ESU DH C & T is a member of the International Digital Humanities Training Network courses taken at the Summer University are eligible for transfer credit towards the University of Victoria Graduate Certificate in DH (http://english.uvic.ca/graduate/digital_humanities.html).
We are pleased to announce the first Lancaster Summer School in Corpus Methods for the Humanities. This free-to-attend summer school is taught by an interdisciplinary group of Lancaster University scholars from departments including History, English and Creative Writing, Linguistics and English Language, and Computing and Communications.
[Posted on behalf of Maria Moritz by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator.]
**With apologies for cross-posting**
2nd Call for Papers: Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities
The Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities (GDDH) has established a new forum for the discussion of digital methods applied to all areas of the Humanities, including Classics, Philosophy, History, Literature, Law, Languages, Social Science, Archaeology and more. The initiative is organised by the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH).
Call for Papers: Making Humanities Matter
Jentery Sayers, Editor
Deadline for Abstracts: April 3, 2015
Part of the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series
A book series from the University of Minnesota Press
Matthew K. Gold, Series Editor
Lauren Klein, Associate Editor
What does it mean to describe humanities scholarship as built, assembled, or constructed? To call a humanities argument a persuasive or provocative object? To understand humanities disciplines as creative disciplines? To, in short, make things in the humanities?
Call for Proposals Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities An INKE- and Iter-hosted event, in conjunction with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute
7 June 2015 | dhsi.org
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
Proposals Due: 15 February 2015
How can we shape the future of scholarly production to address the needs of many? What existing tools and platforms stimulate knowledge creation across communities? In the digital age, what role do scholars play in inspiring, developing, or harnessing social knowledge creation?
This one day event, “Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities,” will provoke conversation and stimulate activity around issues of social knowledge creation. We welcome researchers, students, and practitioners who wish to engage intellectually with this topic, as well as to do some hands-on experimentation with related practices and initiatives.
Digital Densities: examining relations between material cultures and digital data
Call For Papers
27th March 2015, The University of Melbourne
Hosted by the Digital Humanities Incubator (DHI) in the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.
The ‘material turn’ in Humanities research has seen a celebration of the physicality of things and a revaluing of the weight of experience, including in the case of digital data. In his key text Mechanisms, Matthew Kirschenbaum identifies a need to reassess theories of electronic textuality in light of “the material matrix governing writing and inscription in all forms: erasure, variability, repeatability and survivability” (2008, xii). In the academy, this material turn co-exists with an increasing utilization of digital resources and digital methodologies to preserve and disseminate the findings of our research. These shifts are accompanied by divergent affective responses that include an interest in tactile sensations and a mourning of the loss of the object. There is a new awareness of the forms of lightness or weight attached to the transmission of ideas in and beyond our research communities; the densities of our culture and scholarship. The ever more numerous moments of contact between material culture and digital methodologies open up debates that are of both practical and theoretical significance.
A reminder that registration for the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) will be closing in less than a month. DHOxSS is an annual event for anyone interested in Digital Humanities. There is still some space on the TEI workshop!
This year’s DHOxSS will be held on 14–18 July 2014.