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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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Resource: Encoding the corpus

Wed, 08/19/2020 - 12:30

I am now at the second part of the trinity previously mentioned in this article: the encoding. This portion of the work has already been partly explained in some of the first posts  but it was mainly about the content of the XML tree that will be used for each letter of the corpus. This post will address the means used to transform the text transcription that I obtain, according to the method described in the previous post, in an XML-TEI encoded text, that will then be used in the final post.

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Resource: GIS Instructional Resources

Wed, 08/19/2020 - 11:30
GIScience / GIS / Geospatial Instructional Resources This collection emphasizes Open Educational Resources for the teaching and learning – about and with – GIScience, GIS, and related geospatial and mapping technologies.

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Resource: Compare Lists in Python

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 15:00


If you search for how to compare two lists in Python, you will find a lot of helpful pages in a lot of places, many of which assume you are working with numbers or you want exact matches. But what if you want to compare all the items in one list with all the items in another list and you want to be able to set some arbitrary measure of similarity or difference?

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Report: What can the humanities do for data science?

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 14:30

A new white paper published today (Tuesday 4 August) explores the great potential for ground-breaking new research at the intersection between data science and humanities disciplines and offers key recommendations for funders, academic institutions, and researchers.

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Resource: Exploring Berkeley IGS Poll Data in Python

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 13:30

Between April 16 and 20, 2020 the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS), in conjunction with the California Institute of Health Equity and Action(Cal-IHEA), polled 8,800 registered voters about a variety of issues concerning the current state of politics and COVID-19. This was an unprecedented and urgently needed pulse-taking of the California populace during the pandemic. A more recent Berkeley IGS Poll from July 2020 that follows up on these and other issues of importance to Californians was just completed – so read on for information on how to access the results.

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Editors’ Choice: How to Listen to a Podcast for Class

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 11:30

Welcome to a college history class! You’ve probably learned strategies for reading books, articles, even blog posts (maybe). But in this class you’re going to listen to podcasts as a way to learn. So how do you do it?

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Editors’ Choice: History Slam Episode 156: For Home and Empire

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 11:00

When we talk about the First World War, it is usually in national terms. In Canada, there is discussion of national mobilization efforts and the federal government’s implementation of programs and policies to support the war effort. These efforts, though, took place at a local level. Battalions within the Canadian Expeditionary Force, for instance, were typically distinguished by where they were from – The Nova Scotia Highlanders, the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, or the Saskatchewan Dragoons come immediately to mind. There were similar localized efforts when it came to raising money, rationing, and wartime production.

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