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Announcement: BL Labs Public Awards 2020, The British Library

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 15:00

We are very excited to announce that the sixth annual BL Labs Public Awards are now open and ready for your 2020 entries! This year, they will commend work in four key areas that have used or been inspired by the British Library’s data and / or digital collections.

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CFPapers: A Digital Project Handbook

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 13:45

Beth Fischer (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the Williams College Museum of Art) and Hannah Jacobs (Digital Humanities Specialist, Wired! Lab, Duke University) have set out to gather and share this information with researchers and instructors in the early stages of digital project development. The outcome-in-progress is a peer-reviewed open resource we are designing to fill the gap between platform-specific tutorials and disciplinary discourse in digital humanities.

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Resource: How to pick more beautiful colors for your data visualizations

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 13:00

Choosing good colors for your charts is hard. This article tries to make it easier.

I want you to feel more confident in your color choices. And if you have no sense for colors at all, here’s my attempt to help you find good ones anyway. We’ll talk about common color mistakes I see out there in the wild, and how to avoid them.

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Editors’ Choice: A brief introduction to some digital resources for Korean Studies

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:00

This year, scholars and students across the globe have been forced to conduct research and gather materials for their projects and classes through the internet. Luckily for the field of Korean Studies, a huge amount of primary and secondary source material is available online, much of it for free. A concerted effort by the Korean government to promote Korean history and culture through digital means has produced national databases and portals that allow any interested party to browse pre-modern texts, objects, and sites from the comfort of their own homes.

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Editors’ Choice: Making Internet Things, Storytelling

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 11:00

In 2017, I began compiling a three-part guide, intended for beginners with next to no technical knowledge, on how to create the sorts of data-driven, visual stories that we publish at The Pudding. This was going to consist of introductions and surveys of data analysis, design, and writing, and while I thought that the first two sections would be all that our readers really wanted to see, we’ve consistently received word that there remains a substantial interest in the writing guide. I’d tried to compile this third section, which had maintained its “On Writing” heading in my mind, with little success, until I realized that the impasse lay in the fact that I was fixated on precisely that: writing.

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CFParticipation: C&C | HCI International 2021

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 14:00

Culture and Computing is an important research area which aims to address the human-centered design of interactive technologies for the production, curation, preservation and fruition of cultural heritage, as well as developing and shaping future cultures.

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Resource: GCDI is Here for You!

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 13:00

Greetings Digital GC – Welcome back!

As we all adjust to a semester of mostly online learning, the Graduate Center Digital Initiatives (GCDI) and GC Digital Fellows have been hard at work developing programming, events, workshops, and opportunities to help you continue to learn and to develop your digital scholarly projects despite the physical distance.

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Editors’ Choice: ClioVis: Description, Origin and Uses

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 11:00

ClioVis software combines the best features of digital timeline and mind-mapping software for use by researchers, students, or instructors. The software allows users to chart events chronologically and map them conceptually, illustrating connections along the way through the use of visualization software. ClioVis helps users better understand the materials they are studying, provides an intuitive way for them to organize their research/course materials, and makes it easy for them to present their findings to external audiences. In addition, it also teaches students how to cite their sources and to begin to understand how to differentiate between causation and correlation.

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Editors’ Choice: Consolation Prize, Episode 1

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 17:46

In our first episode of Consolation Prize, we go to Mexico to investigate how Americans tried to maintain their rights as Americans while sometimes subverting Mexican authority. In particular, we focus on Marmaduke Burrough’s relationship with one American merchant, John Baldwin.

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Announcement: Taking a Virtual Walk on the Wild Side

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 15:00

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, summer is drawing to a close and autumn feels hot on its heels. On recent walks I’ve noticed blackberries ripening in the hedgerows, tree leaves turning colour and bats darting through the air.

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Announcement: CNI Digital Scholarship Planning Webinar Series

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 14:30

CNI’s webinar series on Digital Scholarship Planningwhich will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2 PM Eastern from September 10, 2020 until October 13, 2020, has a full roster of speakers who will provide both big picture understanding of trends as well as practical advice. The series is intended for those in the beginning of a planning process to support digital scholarship at their universities and colleges and for those from institutions seeking to take their services and expertise to the next level.

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Announcement: Announcing the 2020 ELO Fellows

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 12:45

ELO is pleased to announce the ELO Fellowship scheme into its second year, aiming to expand our scholarly activity, and our curatorial and creative practices with the appointment of seven graduate and early career fellows. In the spirit of protest, change, and justice, and in an attempt to further strengthen the Organization’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion framework, two of the fellows (one creative, one scholarly) were chosen for our new “Amplify Anti-Racism” scheme.

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Announcement: ACH Discussion, DH Mentoring

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 12:00
Join ACH Exec Council members for the first in a discussion series on mentoring and professional development in digital humanities. This session, from 4-5 PM Eastern / 3-4 PM Central / 1-2 PM Pacific on September 22nd, will feature short statements from Quinn Dombrowski (Stanford University), Angel David Nieves (Northeastern University), and Brandon Walsh (University of Virginia) before a larger conversation with the group.

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Editors’ Choice: New NEH Grant for PlacePress

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 11:00

We are excited to begin work today on PlacePress, a new WordPress plugin for publishing location-based tours and stories. Thanks to a new National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Humanities Advancement Grant, we are starting development of this new tool to empower humanities scholars, educators, museum professionals, preservationists, cultural resource managers, and anyone who seeks a way to enhance their research and public engagement with digital tours.

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Resource: The Bahamas, The Nassau Guardian, 1849-1922, now online in the Digital Library of the Caribbean!

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 13:30

The Nassau Guardian issues from 1849-1922Nassau Guardian, Aug. 19, 1922 are now online in the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)! This is thanks to funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Enabling New Scholarship through Increasing Access to Unique Materials grant program. This is just a brief note, with a formal announcement to come, which will include the updated list of titles to be digitized thanks to this grant!

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Announcement: New ACH Liaison Volunteers

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 13:00

Welcome to our newest group of ACH liaison volunteers from regional digital humanities groups! These folks will work with the Affiliation & Liaisons Committee to advance the mission of ACH through communication, outreach, and partnerships with digital humanities-centric communities, groups, and organizations.

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Editors’ Choice: History Slam Episode 158: White Appropriations of Black Masculinities in the Civil Rights Era

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 12:00

The years following the Second World War saw major changes to American society, from the rise of suburbs to powerful social movements to shifting international priorities. Within that change, popular culture took on a new significance in American life as television spread across the country and radio stations increasingly shifted to music-only formats. With that expansion, there were opportunities for more Americans to be represented within the culture. At the same time, however, there were also more opportunities for the appropriation or misrepresentation of some Americans.

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Editors’ Choice: Visualizing the Who and What of Cable TV News

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 11:00

What would you ask if you could analyze the news yourself?

Each day, cable TV news networks determine what information millions of Americans receive. They also set the context and tone of the information presented. Editorial decisions, about who appears on cable TV news and what they talk about, shape public opinion and culture. Many newsrooms and monitoring organizations, like Media Matters, American University’s Sunday Morning Monitor Archive and NPR’s On The Media, routinely audit the content of news broadcasts, but these efforts involve the tedious and time-consuming work of manually counting who and what is on air.

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Job: Associate Director, Digital Studies, University of Chicago

Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:15

Reporting to the Director of Digital Studies, the Associate Director of Digital Studies manages the administrative work for the MA, BA/MA, undergraduate Minor, and Graduate Certificate in Digital Studies of Language, Culture, and History. This encompasses business operations, event execution, and faculty- and student-related administrative work for the Program in Digital Studies. The Associate Director minimizes the administrative workload of faculty who hold administrative positions.

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Report: Replaying Japan 2020

Wed, 08/19/2020 - 13:00

Replaying Japan is an international conference dedicated to the study of Japanese video games. For the first time this year, the conference is held online and will combine various types of research contents (videos, texts, livestreams) on the theme of esport and competitive gaming in Japan.

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