DH on Campus Update: Fall Q, Week 3

Week 3: Fall Quarter


THIS WEEK IN DH: The Digital in the World Today

STEM Education Is Vital–but Not at the Expense of the Humanities

Ok. This Editorial in Scientific America is more about the Humanities than the Digital, but the arguments for the vitality of humanities disciplines echo the need for digital humanities: “The need to teach both music theory and string theory is a necessity for the U.S. economy to continue as the preeminent leader in technological innovation. The unparalleled dynamism of Silicon Valley and Hollywood requires intimate ties that unite what scientist and novelist C. P. Snow called the “two cultures” of the arts and sciences.”

An interview with Bro Adams on “the way we live now”

In the Lexington Herald Leader, Linda Blackford interviews Chair of the NEH, William Adams, about his participation on a recent panel, “Paying Attention and the Way We Live Now”. Bro addresses how diminishing attention also has an impact on how we connect with others.

The Rise of Digital and Robotic Humanitarianism How do digital mapping and aerial robotics support humanitarian efforts around the world? At a recent THATCamp at Rice University, Patrick Meier gave a Keynote addressing digital solutions that aid in humanitarian work.

A visualization of immigration to the US 1820 – present

Immigration is one of the key issues at stake in this presidential election and the history of immigration is getting lost in the discussion. This visualization on Metrocosm.com depicts the global origins of immigrants to the U.S. from 1820 to the present.

DH DIGEST: Of interest news, projects, and more

Bringing CV to life,” Christopher Long
As we think about advising students for employment – academic, non-academic, or anything in between, it’s important to revisit our assumptions and strategies around CV and Resume building. Here, Long offers advice on representing yourself in CV form and suggests the benefits of going digital.

“Finding Runaway Slaves: Freedom on the Move and the Databasing of Fugitive Slave Advertisements from North American Newspapers”
Process: A Blog for American History highlights this discussion of the creation of a database of advertisements for runaway slaves. The database is already being used for pedagogy – right here at UCSC – and might spark ideas for others outside the field of American history.

Dot Porter, “What is an edition anyway”

Dot Porter (University of Pennsylvania) has posted text and slides from her keynote at the Digital Scholarly Editions as Interfaces conference at the University of Graz. In her talk, Porter offers a broad view of the conversation surrounding digital scholarly editions and their possibilities as interfaces.

Digitization, Transcription and the Stories of the Past

Chapman University graduate student Corey Rasmussen describes the very human stories emerging from the process of digitally transcribing letters from wartime soldiers.


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.

Deadline Extended! Applications are due October 14.


Calls for Papers: Conferences, Journals

DH2017- Access/Accès, Montreal ( August 8 – 11 in Montreal, Canada)

“How We Make,” Special Issue of TRACE (University of Florida)

Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Special issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly, ‘French-language Digital Humanities’ | Proposals due Oct 17

Bibliography Among the Disciplines conference, (Philadelphia, 12-15 October 2017) | Proposals due Oct 25

Digital Humanities in Medieval and Renaissance Studies | Phoenix, 9-11 February 2017

Other Codes / Cóid Eile – Digital Literatures in Context (Galway, Ireland, Dec. 15)

2017 Digital Humanities Symposium Utah (Utah, Feb. 10-11)

Corpora in the Digital Humanities (Bloomington, IN, Jan. 19)

The Reverse Telescope: Big Data and Distant Reading in the Humanities (Rome, January 2017)

Circuits of Cinema: Histories of Movie & Media Distribution (Toronto, June)

Open Educational Resources (Lausanne, March 2017)

Console-ing Passions Int’l Conf. on TV, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism (East Carolina U, Nov. 15)

Chapter Proposals: Participatory Digital Cultures & Contemporary Discourses of (De)Legitimization

DH Area of the SW Pop/American Culture Studies Conference (Albuquerque, February 2017)

Jobs & Postdocs

Metadata Librarian, UC San Diego

Cuban Heritage Coordinator, University of Florida

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in digital humanities,

University of Pennsylvania

Tenure Track Professor, Art/Digital Media Art (Emphasis in 3D), San Jose State University, Art and Art History

Asst/Assoc Professor, Spanish Second Language Acquisition (DH desirable), U Arizona

Assistant Professor, Digital Media, University of Utah

Assistant Professor, Corpus Linguistics, Michigan State University

Assistant Professor, C17 British Literature (DH desirable), City University of New York (CUNY)

Assistant Professor, Medieval Literature and Culture (DH desirable), Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA

Assistant Professor, Writing Studies and Digital Studies, University of Mary Washington

Assistant Professor, Multi-ethnic Studies & Digital Humanities, Mass. College of Liberal Arts

Senior Associate Director for Publishing in the Humanities, Emory U.

Postdoctoral Scholars, Data & Society (NYC)

Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities, Miami University in Ohio

Assistant Professor, Innovative Modes & Tactics of Literacy in the Humanities, UCLA

Digital Scholarship Fellow, Penn State University Libraries