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Job: SSHRC Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities, Tier 2

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 13:30

From the ad:

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a SSHRC Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities, Tier 2. The successful applicant will be an exceptional emerging scholar with interdisciplinary expertise in Digital Humanities. Priority will be given to scholars with a research focus in some aspect of Indigenous studies, either within Canada or globally. Consideration will also be given to scholars whose interdisciplinary research has a transnational and/or intercultural focus.

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Job: Digital Scholarship Technology Manager, Drew University

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:30

From the ad:

Drew University seeks applications for a Digital Scholarship Technology Manager. This position is 12-month, full-time with an anticipated start date of Summer 2018. The Digital Scholarship Technology Manager is a new position designed to advance the digital humanities (DH) and digital scholarship (DS) at Drew University. Reporting to the Director of Instructional Technologies, the incumbent will work in collaboration with technologists, librarians, faculty, and students. An initial focus will be Digital Drew, an interdisciplinary initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen inclusive, integrative, project-based digital pedagogies across the institution.

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Report: No Bridge Too Far – Highlights from the Digital Humanities 2018 Conference

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:00

From the report:

What would it mean for the digital humanities to build more bridges in their work? Last week nearly 700 digital humanists went to Mexico City to participate in the annual international Digital Humanities 2018 conference. The conference title was “Puentes/Bridges” – and a central question was how digital humanities can build bridges and create a more inclusive, global

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CFP: Current Research in Digital History 2019

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:30

From the CFP:

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media invites submissions for the second annual Current Research in Digital History conference. Submissions should offer historical arguments and interpretations rather than showcase digital projects. The format of short presentations provides an opportunity to make arguments on the basis of ongoing research in larger projects. Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals. Some travel funding for presenters is available. Presentations will be peer-reviewed and published in an online publication that accommodates dynamic visualizations and narrative.

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Editors’ Choice: Other Than Scale – Abstract Signs in the Digital Archive

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:00

[Delivered as part of the “Mid-Range Reading: Manifesto Edition” panel, organized by Alison Booth, of the DH2018 Conference in Mexico City]

A great deal of digital humanities work over the past decade or so has employed scale as the concept that distinguishes it from other methods of literary and cultural study. Quantitative scholars in particular have quite naturally chosen scale as the specific difference of their method. They speak of the computer as a “macroscope” that permits “macroanalysis.” Critics counted words and documents before computers, but computers let them count and compute lots of them. Contrasting themselves with close readers, “distant readers” propose, with the help of machines, to step back from the individual pages and books to see more and see bigger. When the popular press sees fit to feature DH, it is scale that gets touted and scale that gets maligned.

Claims of scalar difference are often apparently precise. Instead of offering a reading of a single novel, distant readers study the titles of 7,000 British novels from 1740-1850, or ask how not to read a million books, or search through (as of last count) the 60,237 full texts in EEBO TCP I and II. For nearly all quantitative analyses of texts, the authors tell (or could tell) the reader exactly how many words they are counting in exactly how many documents over how many years, since these numbers are the basis of more sophisticated metrics and models.

The concept of scale is not wrong or misguided in any simple sense, and I plan to issue no prohibitions on its use. Nor do I plan to offer a brief for the micro in opposition to the macro (As Roopika Risam and Susan Edwards did at DH2017). I want instead to argue that we should displace scale from its marquee role in differentiating data and corpus based digital inquiry from other approaches. That displacement has perhaps already begun. Surveying recent work by a range of scholars in an attempt to forestall attacks on the use of data in literary study, Ted Underwood observes that “None of them, as far as I can tell, have stopped doing close reading.”  “We also do close reading” is a totally sensible line of defense, albeit one that fortifies distant reading at the expense of its distinctiveness. This is all to the good.


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CFParticipation: ACH2019 Call for Reviewers

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 13:30

From the CFParticipation:

ACH 2019 is seeking reviewers to evaluate conference proposal submissions during December 2018 and January 2019. ACH wishes to establish a wide, and as varied as possible, pool of reviewers for this conference.

We welcome members of any academic affiliation or professional role who are interested in the digital humanities that would like to help shape the representation of our organization at its first national conference. Although we are a US-based organization, we encourage those who live in regions of the world that are not represented by existing professional organizations to review, recognizing that intellectual, cultural, institutional, and other forms of diversity make a vital contribution to scholarship and practice.

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Job: Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Dunham’s Data

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 13:00

From the ad:

The AHRC-funded research project Dunham’s Data: Digital Methods for Dance Historical Inquiry (Principal Investigator – Kate Elswit, Co Investigator – Harmony Bench – OSU) seeks to hire a Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Research Assistant. The role holder will work with the PI and CI in structuring data and development, design, and implementation of interactive visualizations and other tools for analysis. For this role, we seek an early career researcher from any arts or humanities field, whose research involves a significant digital component of data collection and analysis. We expect demonstrated evidence of coding ability (see Job Information for details).

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Resource: Resources Shared During #DH2018 via Twitter

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:30

From the resource:

Below is a list of resources, tools, slides, presentation aids, and articles shared during the course of DH2018 on Twitter. If you see anything missing you would like added, please tweet @ADHOrg or email

Notes on #DH2018 Conference

Tweets per user_lang in a #DH2018 archive by Ernesto Priego

English Language notes on DH2018 by James Baker

DH Twitter Network Visualization

Primer Informe de Verano – Natalia Mora, Tania Ortega, Mariana Ramirez, Rafael Rodriguez

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Editors’ Choice: Distance-reading the feminine landscapes of The Awakening

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:00

One thing we digital methods people like to harp on about is the fact that quantitative methods are brilliant for dealing with huge amounts of text that are quite frankly incomprehensible at the level of literary-linguistic detail we would like to be able to study them at. The ability to observe frequency at a level of detail that would be impossible at scale is this is indeed their radical possibility. But the question of ‘scale’ is not a fixed measure. To the literary scholar used to focusing on one text at a time, ‘scale’ could mean that one text, whereas to someone who is used to dealing with corpora, ‘scale’ could represent the entirety of Eighteenth Century Books Online (ECCO). So when I was approached to write this post, I wanted to model what resources like CLiC offer to the scholar used to closely interacting with one text at a time.

I was intrigued to see that the CLiC project had included a copy of The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin, in large part because The Awakening can be classified as a very long short story or a very short novella. It is very much the kind of writing which is perceived as wholly human-addressable, insofar that it is short enough to read in one sitting.[1] The Awakening is also widely understood as an early example of the development of an autonomous female identity (Toth 1976, 242; Gray 2004, 53; Chopin 57). Literary critics such as Perkins-Gilman (1898, 79); Skaggs (1974, 348) Seyersted (1969, 134) and Grey (2004) have focused on the performative aspects of women’s social enclosure within the confines of 19th century home life. And I am intrigued by its history as part of women writing their own literature and history about their own experiences in a society where this is widely frowned upon. In this post, I shall illustrate how simple frequencies can be used to guide a literary analysis


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Editors’ Choice: 3D – Dismantling the Mafia, Destabilizing Mechanisms, and Documenting the Historical Memory

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 11:00

Reposted from Torn Apart / Separados website. You can find the Spanish version titled, “Triple D: Desmantelando a la mafia, desestabilizando mecanismos y documentando la memoria histórica”, at

Ever since I begin my university studies in 2009, a concern arose in me; it derived from the frustration generated from taking courses related to the border. At first these classes focused on the feminicides–the murder and disappearance of hundreds of young women working at the factories (maquiladoras)–NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), the aftermath of the war against drug trafficking as well as other issues tied to the US-Mexico border (immigration, militarization, violence and more violence). Most of these classes have been very difficult for me because of the negative perspective perpetrated to this geographical space and its communities. Despite the reality of these problems, interpreted in a particular way in these contexts, these classes were framed from a number of generalizations, without going deep into the history that lies behind the continuous crises.

Being a border woman, born and raised in the same place where my parents met while working in the Toshiba factory, my life has always been centered in a transnational environment. Therefore, the abuses, the violence and everything that implies living under a mechanism controlled by the hegemonic interests of an imperialist and capitalist system have been part of my everyday life. So, when I talk about my hometown (la frontera #1), most of the time I feel very sad and frustrated because my birthplace ends up being the representation of the chaotic, the dangerous, and the monstrous zone. It produces a rejection of the border or, in many cases, it provokes a feeling of a division to draw a distinction between the United States and Mexico. By living in this region one perceives and, in one way or another, resists that the problems that emerge, concentrate or impose themselves in this place, are beyond the sensationalist or tragic story and are there for paternalistic reasons. Also, the same mechanisms that control spaces like the US-Mexico border or the Central America region itself have been responsible for building “the official history” of these spaces and perpetuate the omission, invisibility, and alteration of the voices of the communities that inhabit these places.


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Job: Humanities Research and Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Minnesota

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:30

From the ad:

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for a collaborative and innovative liaison librarian to work with scholars in the humanities and participate in the Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities (DASH) program. The librarian in this position will serve as liaison to students, faculty, and staff affiliated with the Classical & Near East Studies Department, Philosophy Department, and Religious Studies Program. Liaison librarians combine skills in outreach, teaching, technology, and collection development with their knowledge of scholarly practices in assigned disciplines to partner with academic departments.

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CFParticipation: Torn Apart / Separados invites Contributors and Reviewers

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:00

From the CFParticipation:

Torn Apart / Separados ( is inviting contributors and reviewers to help us in the following:

1. Peer review of certain sections of the project, offer feedback on how effectively we articulated the purpose of the project, the experience of undertaking research, the decisions we made while designing data visualizations, site navigation, and the difficult political and ethical choices we made in the process.

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CFParticipation: Working with Gothic script? Join a new Transkribus working group!

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:30

From the CFParticipation:

Gothic scripts from the Middle Ages can be found in archives and libraries all over Europe.  The script was widely used for hundreds of years, and not only in expensive decorated books.  First experiments with documents from Switzerland and Germany have demonstrated that Gothic script can be recognised by Automated Text Recognition models with good levels of accuracy (see an example from the cartulary of the Königsfelden abbey).

The next step is to combine different examples of Gothic scripts in order to build and improve generic models for the recognition of this kind of document.  Dr Tobias Hodel (State Archives of Zurich, University of Zurich) has set up the ‘Gothic Hands’ working group – where all Transkribus users can work together towards the aim of the improved recognition of Gothic material.  Scroll down to find out more about joining the working group and its aims.

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CFP: Digital Cartography – New Maps, Ancient History

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:00

From the CFP:

Duke’s Departments of Classical Studies and of Art and Art History and Visual Studies, in partnership with the Ancient World Mapping Center at UNC Chapel Hill, seek paper proposals for Digital Cartography, a conference on digital mapping and its multiple potential applications for a richer understanding of ancient history. We invite papers on individual or collaborative projects involving such approaches as mapping, photogrammetry, G.I.S. and remote sensing, virtual reality systems, the documentation of archaeological data, and communication both in the classroom and to a wider public. Preference will be given to proposals from graduate students and junior faculty.

Interested speakers (20 minutes maximum) should submit an abstract of no more than 500 words together with a brief C.V. to by September 15, 2018 (please enter “DigCart Abstract” in the message subject line). Those whose papers are selected will be notified by October 1st.

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Job: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Art and Digital Humanities, U of T Mississauga

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 13:00

From the ad:

The Department of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in medieval art, with a focus on Digital Humanities and web-based technologies. The Fellow will have an established track record in his/her/their own discipline and/or Digital Humanities. Qualifications for the position include excellent writing and communication skills, expertise in an area of medieval visual culture (broadly defined as European, Byzantine, Islamic art and architecture or related fields), and experience working with Drupal and information architecture.

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CFP: Digitorium 2018

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 12:00

From the CFP:

We are delighted to invite proposals for Digitorium 2018, a large-scale, international Digital Humanities conference to be held for the fourth time at The University of Alabama, October 4 – 6, 2018.

We seek proposals on Digital Humanities work from researchers, practitioners, and graduate students which showcase innovative ways in which digital methods have brought scholarship and scholarly communities to life, whether locally or globally. We especially welcome proposals which discuss the use of digital methods and their novel results for research, pedagogy, and public scholarship. The conference will host research presentations, roundtables, and workshops throughout the event for participants to gain new digital skills, and to share their expertise in using particular tools.

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Job: Digital Humanities Developer, Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 11:30

From the ad:

The Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art is the recipient of a Kress Digital Resources Grant for 2019-2020. Supported by this grant, we are seeking a part-time Digital Humanities Developer (beginning fall 2019) to join the editors of the JHNA in publishing a scholarly article by Dr. Melanie Gifford, Research Conservator for Painting Technology at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The article, entitled, “The Fall of Phaeton in the Evolution of Peter Paul Rubens,” will be accompanied by high-resolution zoomable images and interactive painting sample analysis to illustrate her discovery of a second campaign of revision by the artist in The Fall of the Phaeton.

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Job: Project Manager, UVA Landscape Studies Initiative

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 11:00

From the ad:

The position, housed within the School of Architecture’s Center for Cultural Landscapes, works closely with faculty and staff across the School of Architecture, UVA Libraries, and the College of Arts & Sciences to establish a research and implementation agenda for an innovative digital resource in landscape design history. This position directs the interdisciplinary Landscape Studies Initiative research group creating a database of landscape places, terms, and types that are geo-spatially referenced on a global scale. The digital resource makes use of a suite of visualization tools to support new creative interpretations and critical cartographies of historic landscapes, functioning as a research platform and a pedagogic tool.

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Job: Associate College Librarian for Research Services, Bates College

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 12:30

From the ad:

This position is responsible for leading a team of professional research librarians and managing research and instruction services and operations… In addition to working with close ILS partners, such as the Curricular and Research Computing group, the Associate College Librarian will help envision and implement library support for exciting new initiatives in the digital humanities, open educational resources, and Bates’ new Digital and Computational Studies program. We are looking for a collaborative colleague who is dynamic, innovative, and willing to think creatively about the future of the academic library.

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Job: Visual Resources Specialist, Southern Methodist University

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 12:00

From the ad:

  • Work directly with arts and humanities faculty to realize college and departmental learning goals.
  • Consult with faculty in the arts and humanities to develop and deliver a suite of services that support the integration of information resources and technology in their teaching and research, with special emphasis on visual resources and the digital humanities.
  • Curate, quality control, and troubleshoot relevant digital content.

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