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TopicJob: Digital Scholarship Editor at Brown University

Job Description The Digital Scholarship Editor is a grant-funded position through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (https://news.brown.edu/articles/2015/01/digital) and is designed to extend Brown’s capabilities as a central force in advancing new forms and methods of scholarly communication. The Digital Scholarship Editor plays an important role in bringing together key technological, organizational, and academic resources across […]

DepositBroadening the Digital Humanities: The Vectors-CTS Summer Institute on Digital Approaches to American Studies

We propose to bring fifteen (15) scholars with strong interests in digital publication both in the fields of new media and in traditional areas of American Studies and Ethnic Studies to attend a four-week summer institute at the University of Southern California (USC) from mid-July to mid-August, 2011, that will explore how digital scholarship can address the needs of the changing fields of American Studies and Ethnic Studies. This summer institute will be administered by USC’s Center for Transformative Scholarship (CTS) and held at the Institute of Multimedia Literacy (IML), also the operational base for Vectors, the international electronic journal. The institute will be an introduction to key issues in the digital humanities within the context of American Studies and also a hands-on practicum in the creation of digital scholarship. The projects created will enrich participants’ understanding of the digital humanities and will model the field for other scholars in American Studies.

DepositAaron Swartz’s Legacy (Academe, 2014)

“It’s time to…declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture,” wrote computer programmer and internet activist Aaron Swartz in his “Guerilla Open Access Manifesto” (2008). Swartz was criticizing the privatization of scholarship already in the public domain, and seeking ways to make this work accessible to everyone. This essay examines Swartz’s open access vision, and traces the challenges he faced in carrying out his dream. I trace how digital technologies have shifted the boundaries of the scholarly community and outline how we can return scholarship past and present to the public domain.

MemberChelsea Miller

I currently work in the Acquisitions department at the State University of New York Press as an Editorial Assistant, where I work with authors and editors to publish scholarship in the fields of history, politics, religion, and more.I have experience in writing, editing, curatorial practice, teaching, web development, and event management. I am interested in the intellectual and physical spaces in which the past and present collide. In my personal work, I focus especially on writing history for digital and print media and examining the role of the activist-scholar through public history and public memory projects.

DepositDigital Cultural Mapping: Transformative Scholarship and Teaching in the Geospatial Humanities

“Digital Cultural Mapping: Transformative Scholarship in the Geospatial Humanities” is a proposal for a three-week summer institute at UCLA for an interdisciplinary group of 12 humanities scholars and advanced graduate students to learn how to develop innovative publications and courses that harness the theoretical and practical approaches of the “geospatial humanities.” Situated at the intersection of critical cartography and information visualization, the Institute will combine a survey of the state of the art in interoperable geospatial tools and publication models, with hands-on, studio-based training in how to integrate GIS data into humanities scholarship, develop robust spatial visualizations, and deploy a suite of mapping tools in the service of creating publication- ready research articles and short monographs. The Institute will culminate in an “impact and evaluation” seminar of these publications with representatives from major university presses and journals.

TopicCFP: Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference (#BUDSC17), Oct 6-8

(with apologies for cross-posting) <p dir=”ltr”>Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference Call for Proposals 2017</p> <p dir=”ltr”>Bucknell University, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host its fourth annual digital scholarship conference (#BUDSC17). The theme of the conference is “Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Evolution of Digital Scholarship.”</p> <li dir=”ltr”> <p dir=”ltr”>What can different […]

DepositNINES Summer Workshops: Emerging Issues in Digital Scholarship

NINES proposes a two-year series of summer workshops with emphasis on institutional concerns surrounding digital scholarship in the humanities, specifically in regard to peer-review and the tenure-and-promotion process. We plan to host 22 people each year for a 5-day workshop, in which digital project leaders will interact with institutional representatives with a stake in the evaluation of scholarship. We will come at issues under rubrics: “markup and metadata,” “interface,” “documentation,” “collaboration,” and “sustainability.” We hope to guide the development of projects and use the group to generate public working papers towards a rationale for peer-review and promotion. Both workshops will be held at the University of Virginia, with its rich supporting environment in the digital humanities. In combining opportunities for technical, theoretical, and institutional training and discussions, NINES hopes to cultivate digital scholarly production and reception in the humanities.

DepositA Black Social World: Recovering African American Community Life through Generative Digital Practice

The paper explores the impact of generative digital scholarship to document and illuminate the black experience in Winter Park, Florida. Building on a community engagement and experiential learning model that positions the classroom as a critical making platform, this presentation documents how archival research and digital exhibits focused on African Americans in Central Florida aligns with broader questions of heritage, memory, and power. This presentation will discuss how utilizing archival research to create digital and public history projects such as Advocate Recovered, a digital reconstruction of an African-American newspaper document networks of economic, social, and political power rooted in the black experience.