DH On Campus Update: Fall Q, Week 2

Week 2: Fall Quarter Roundup


THIS WEEK IN DH: Social Media & Online Platforms that change the way we work

Leila Walker, “Beyond Academic Twitter: Social Media and the Evolution of Scholarly Publication”    

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 transcriptNeiman 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

NEW DH Prize from the Medieval Academy of America

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

Open Rank Professorship, Urban Humanities, NYU

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 of African American Literature and Culture (Digital Humanities Desired), Hampshire College

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