This past summer, in the wake of nationwide protests against police brutality and the murder of George Floyd, the ACH Executive Council published a statement expressing our solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. We are committed to strengthening our anti-racist practices in Association governance, in the activities that we sponsor—such as the ACH Conference—and through the ways in which we engage with ACH membership, such as this newsletter.
As discussed in several of our previous posts by Fatma, Deniz, Adrian, and Giulia, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a useful technology for scholars in the different humanities fields. Since these posts elaborate on the importance and applicability of GIS tools in humanities scholarship in detail, I will keep my intro brief and jump into presenting an easy and simple map-making tool: ArcGIS Online.
This online event is a follow-up to the workshop “Film Distribution, Exhibition and Consumption during the Second World War” (Leuven, 2018) and the “Movie Theatres in Wartime” symposium (June 2020, scheduled to take place in Amsterdam, but due to Covid-19 downsized into a smaller online event). The sessions, which can be attended through online videoconferencing (Zoom), will be organised in November, on Thursday 19 and Friday 20, between 14.00 and 18.00 Central European Time (CET).
VIS 2020 will be the year’s premier forum for advances in theory, methods, and applications of visualization and visual analytics. The conference will convene an international community of researchers and practitioners from universities, government, and industry to exchange recent findings on the design and use of visualization tools.
Virtual reality puts you in a digital world that can feel like a real world when it’s done right. Research from Benjamin Lee, et al. explored some of the possibilities in work they’re calling data visceralation. As a proof of concept, shown in the video above, the researchers recreated popular works for virtual reality. Watch Olympic runners sprint past you or look up at the comparison of the world’s tallest buildings. The goal is essentially to make the abstract shapes or data points feel more real. Looks promising.
The Head of Digital Scholarship and Communication Services is a newly envisioned position that leads the W. Frank Steely Library’s efforts in planning, implementing, and managing an active, comprehensive research services program that meets the educational needs of the campus. This is a unique opportunity to shape and lead the library’s growing research support role with regards to digital literacy, multimodal digital publishing, digital ethics, GIS research, research data management, data and statistical science, digital humanities scholarship, media archaeology, and other kinds of computational research and teaching. The individual will provide leadership for corresponding library technology and software, including the digital repository.
There was an exciting announcement today about a fall series of webinars that are being scheduled among a group of the major Data Science institutes at key research institutes — UC Berkeley, University of Michigan, Stanford, Rice University, University of Washington and NYU.
This report, published by the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI), lists a set of recommendations for SSI to further its activity in and engagement with the Digital Humanities community in the UK.
Though laity and scholars of other disciplines may not know them, most scholars involved in biblical studies will probably be familiar with some kind of software for engaging the primary sources, i.e. critical editions of biblical texts. Probably the most well-known of these are Accordance, BibleWorks, and Logos. These programs have great merits, but also some short-fallings and hurdles. For example, BibleWorks has unfortunately closed shop, meaning only legacy versions of the software are available. These programs all have pretty steep learning curves to do anything beyond the most basic search. But probably the highest hurdle for many users—particularly precluding students, early-career scholars, and interested academics in cognate disciplines—is the cost.
In this episode of the History Slam, I talk with Jane Griffith about the book Words Have a Past: The English Language, Colonialism, and the Newspapers of Indian Boarding Schools. We talk about why schools published newspapers, who the intended audiences were, and the information they did not include. We also discuss the power of language, colonial efforts towards linguicide, and the legacy of how language was policed in residential schools.
The Department of English at the University of Notre Dame invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in the digital humanities. We prefer to appoint an assistant professor, although for exceptional candidates we will consider appointments at the tenured associate or full professor level. We are looking for a literary scholar with demonstrated expertise in an aspect of digital humanities broadly construed.
Reporting to the Associate Director of the Center for the Art of East Asia (CAEA) and Faculty Director of the Dispersed Chinese Art Digitization Project (DCADP), the Collections Curator will manage research and data related to the DCADP, which include but are not limited to research papers, photographic images, and digital 3D object models for the dispersed artworks.
The New Media Writing Prize (NMWP) is in an annual international award, which encourages and promotes the best in new media writing; showcasing innovative digital fiction, poetry and journalism. The types of interactive writing that we have been examining, researching and tentatively collecting in our emerging formats work at the Library.
There is a magic in information graphics. Maps float you above the land for a bird’s eye view. Timelines arrange memories on the page for all to see. Diagrams reveal the parts inside without requiring disassembly, or incision.* Data visualization leapt from its Enlightenment origins and into the minds of the general public in the 1760s. It cast more powerful spells throughout the following century. By 1900, modern science, technology, and social movements had all benefited from this new quantitative art. Its inventions include the timeline, bar chart, and thematic map. Together, these innovations changed how we understand the world and our place within it. Data visualization helped a new imagination emerge, wired to navigate a reality much bigger than any single person’s lived experience.
The Online Dictionaries and Full-text Search of Mongolian Languages and Written Manchu モンゴル諸語と満洲語の資料検索システム (Mongoru shogo to Manshūgo no shiryō kensaku shisutemu) is an online database of digitalized dictionaries and texts for Inner and East Asian languages. It was created by Dr. Hitoshi Kuribayashi (栗林均) and his team at the Center for Northeast Asian Studies (東北アジア研究センター) of the Tohoku University in Japan. The database has been online since 2017.
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In public elementary and secondary institutions, teachers face many challenges in discussing religion in the context of American history, government, literature, and other areas. Parents with strong beliefs may object to the presentation of religious points of view they don’t share. Parents who believe in secular education may object to religion being discussed at all. The objective, of course, is to teach about religion without teaching religion.
College students can also have difficulty objectively interpreting religious content. Because American religious practice has played an integral role in the development of the nation, its government, its literature, and its politics, it is vital to introduce students to this perspective.
For many people, our personal understanding of time has been challenged during the covid-19 pandemic, with minutes, hours and days of the week seeming to all merge together into “blursday”, without our previous pre covid-19 routines to help us mark points in time.
Hi everyone! If you missed the GC Digital Initiatives (GCDI) open house held a couple of weeks ago, have no fear! This post will provide you with a recap of what was covered and where and how you can access our resources.
The Shakespeare and Company Project, in collaboration with the Journal of Cultural Analytics and Modernism/modernity, invites proposals for articles about Shakespeare and Company, Sylvia Beach’s bookshop and lending library in interwar Paris. The articles should be based on documents and data made available by the Project.
The goal of the book is to change the terms of debate surrounding the place of computational literary analysis within the field literary studies. Most of these debates have and continue to centre around the idea of, “What does this new thing add?” The answers then range from nothing to exciting.