Week 2: Fall Quarter Roundup
THIS WEEK IN DH: Social Media & Online Platforms that change the way we work
Social Media “how-to guides miss a deeper opportunity to discuss how digital media, including Twitter, has opened up new methods for researching, creating, reviewing, publishing, and disseminating scholarship. Ten years after Twitter’s launch, we need to stop asking what academics should do on Twitter and start asking what Twitter has done to academics.”
Amanda Visconti, “How the Digital Humanities are using Slack to support and build a geographically dispersed intellectual community,” The Impact Blog
Slack is a web platform aimed at improving team communication that offers some promising features for academic communities. A group of DHers is using it to share ideas, discuss resources, and find out about projects.
Shan Wang, “How NPR factchecked the first presidential debate in realtime, on top of a live transcript” Neiman Lab
Using tools we all have at our disposal, a group of 50 researchers from NPR live fact checked the presidential debate. Read more about how digital tools helped them keep up with realtime transcription and the changing demands of covering the presidential election.
Teaching with Digital History
The American Historical Association recently launched “Teaching with #DigHist,” a new review series targeted at history instructors from primary to graduate school focused on how to use digital history projects in the classroom. The first entry examines ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World and discusses the ways it can be used to study late antiquity.
DH OPPORTUNITIES (Grants, Webinars, Conferences, Jobs, Postdocs)
Opportunities on Campus
Digital Instruction Project | Find more details & apply >
The Digital Scholarship Commons and Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL) will be launching a year long opportunity for faculty and instructors to develop and implement new, impactful assignments. Work with us and a cohort of your peers to brainstorm and then refine a new digital assignment for a Winter 2017 course. Applications are due October 14.
DH Awards and Prizes
The annual Medieval Academy of America Digital Humanities Prize will be awarded to an outstanding digital research project in Medieval Studies created and launched within the last five years. The Prize – an award of $1,000 – will be presented at the Medieval Academy of America’s Annual Meeting. Nominations are now being accepted online and must be submitted by midnight on October 15.
Jobs & Postdocs
Assistant or Associate Professor, Digital Humanist Focused on Technology and Diversity in Historical Context, San Diego State University
Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Kansas
Assistant Professor, Public History, Grand Valley State University
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, British Museum, Prints and Drawings
Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University
Assistant Professor, History of Technology, Purdue University
Assistant professor in in world literature and global film and visual culture, American University of Beirut
Assistant Professor in English/Digital Humanities, California State University, Chico
Assistant Professor in Digital Rhetoric, Digital Writing, Digital Literature, California State University, San Marcos
20th/21st-Century British Literature with Emphasis in Digital Humanities, California State University, Fresno
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English – Renaissance Drama, Carnegie Mellon
Assistant Professor, Latin America in the World (Digital Humanities experience welcome), Murray State University
Assistant Professor, Latin American History (DH Desired), Simmons College
Research Support & Data Services Librarian, Columbia University
Director of Research Services, University of California, Riverside Library
Digital Scholarship Outreach Librarian, Michigan State University
Digital Publishing Lead, George Mason University