DH on Campus Update: Fall Q, Week 5

Week 5: Fall Quarter

THIS WEEK IN DH: The state of the Academy

Kevin Birmingham, Truman Capote Award Acceptance Speech 

While accepting the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism at the University of Iowa, Birmingham called attention to the state of academic labor and the devastating position of so many contingent faculty. He writes that tenured and tenure-track faculty in humanities departments “are both the instrument and the direct beneficiary of exploitation.” Worth a read for all of us.

Michael Ullyot, The Cure for Death By Powerpoint

Ullyot, associate professor of English at the University of Calgary, shares a summary of a recent talk about the pedagogical implications of using (and abusing) presentation software.

Chris Bourg, “Libraries, Technology, and Social Justice”

In her Access 2016 talk, Bourg (MIT Libraries) takes on the notion of library neutrality and imagines what a social justice agenda would look like in academic libraries.


DH DIGEST: Of interest news, projects, and more
New Digital Tools for the History of Medicine and Religion in China

Michael Stanley-Baker (University of Nottingham) on the methodological and epistemological changes digital tools have sparked in the study of Chinese past.
Sawyer Seminar at Stanford links Asian Studies to digital humanities

New funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has been awarded to Stanford faculty supports building connections between Asian Studies and digital humanities. Projects are in development in music, linguistics and history.

DH OPPORTUNITIES (Grants, Webinars, Conferences, Jobs, Postdocs)

Research Opportunities

Joint NEH, IMLS Funding for Digital Humanities Advancement Grants | Due January 2017
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has announced that it will now jointly fund Digital Humanities Advancement Grant projects with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Association for the Computers and the Humanities Microgrants

“ACH Microgrants were established to reward enterprising ideas that serve the digital humanities community. We especially value proposals from emerging scholars and DH practitioners that promise to expand the community, create new content or analyses of existing content, or build links with other DH initiatives.”

2017 JDC Archives Fellowship Program
In 2017, 5-6 fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and independent researchers to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or in Jerusalem. Topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish history, modern history, social welfare, migration, and humanitarian assistance will be considered, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections (http://archives.jdc.org/)

Calls for Papers: Conferences, Journals
SAVE THE DATE: HASTAC 2017 – The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities #HASTAC17
HASTAC 2017 will be held in Orlando, Florida at the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, a premier game site, on November 2-4, 2017.

17th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) (Toronto, June 2017)

Panel on Environmental Humanities & DH (DH2017, Montreal, August 8-11)

Calls for Papers: Conferences, Journals

Process Manager, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, KU Leuven University Library

Digital Curation Librarian, Fort Hays State University

Assistant Manager for Audio and Moving Image Preservation, NYPL

Digital Library Developer, Vassar College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, Illinois Wesleyan UniversityChinese Studies Librarian, Princeton University

Assistant Professor of History, Arkansas State University

Mahindra Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellowship (Migration and the Humanities), Harvard University

Video Oral History Researcher/Processor, The History Makers

Assistant professor in in world literature and global film and visual culture, American University in Beirut

Digital Initiatives Librarian/Lecturer, UNC Wilmington

Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies/Program for Accelerated College Education, CSU Dominguez Hills

Dartmouth College Neukom Institute for Computational Science, Dartmouth College

Assistant Professor in Human Computer Interaction, State University of New York at Oswego