Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy and Practices

The Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University, in collaboration with the River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester, Vanderbilt University Libraries, and Washington University in St. Louis Libraries, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy and Practices.  

This colloquium will bring together both faculty and librarians across disciplines to discuss instructional methodologies and strategies for using digital tools in humanities, science, and social science classrooms. Our diverse group of presenters from institutions across the United States and Canada will be presenting on a wide range of topics:
  • collaborating with students on digital projects (e.g. digital archives, text mining, game design, GIS)
  • enhancing field research by using mobile applications for data collection
  • supporting faculty and student digital scholarship through libraries’ and specialized centers’ efforts
  • collaborations between faculty and librarians to support digital scholarship efforts in the classroom

The Colloquium will feature presentations, panels, and unconference sessions.  All activities will take place at the Kelvin Smith Library on Case Western Reserve's campus.  For more information, and to register, please click here.

Source:
E. Leigh Bonds, PhD
Digital Research Services Librarian for the Humanities
Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University
11055 Euclid Avenue, Room 201-P  |  216.368.4253

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

UC Berkeley Event: Career Talk: Data Analytics at Facebook

Talk at the UC Berkeley School of Information:

Career Talk: Data Analytics at Facebook
With Jake Peterson

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
210 South Hall

The event will be recorded and posted here two to five days after the event.
Jake Peterson will talk about the Facebook analytics team and how they perform large scale data analysis, identify actionable insights, suggest recommendations, and influence the direction of the business.
The Facebook analytics team serves as the voice of data that drives success throughout the company, including product development, user engagement, growth, revenue, and operations. Learn about their typical day-to-day responsibilities, challenges, and how best to succeed as a data scientist in analytics.
MIMS students Jason Ost and Timothy Meyers will also be on hand to discuss their experiences as Facebook Analytics interns.

Jake Peterson is a data scientist and analytics engineering manager at Facebook and has been working in data science for more than ten years — longer than “data science” has been a term. At Facebook, Jake has led data science for four different Facebook product teams, most recently for the Graph Search product. Prior to Facebook, Jake led analytics functions at several tech startups and spent six years in the direct marketing industry as an analytics consultant at Acxiom. He holds a B.S. in computer science and a B.A. in philosophy from Santa Clara University.

More information: http://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/newsandevents/events/20140917facebookdatascience

Cfp: Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture.

Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture
Orlando turns 20
Edmonton, Canada 7-9 May 2015
How have new technologies transformed literary and cultural histories? How do they enable critical practices of scholars working in and outside of digital humanities? Have decades of digital studies enhanced, altered, or muted the project to recover and represent more diverse histories of writers, thinkers, and artists positioned differently by gender, race, ethnicity, sexualities, social class and/or global location?  This conference examines the trajectory of feminist digital studies, observing the ways in which varied projects have opened up the objects and methods of literary history and cultural studies. It marks the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Orlando Project, an ongoing experiment in digital methods that produces Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles, from the Beginnings to the Present (orlando.cambridge.org). Alongside pioneering projects such as the Women Writers Project, the Corvey Project, the Dickinson Electronic Archives, the Perdita Project, and the Victorian Women Writers Project, Orlando blazed a new path in the field, bringing together feminist literary studies with emerging methods of digital inquiry.  These twenty years have witnessed a revolution in how we research, produce, and circulate knowledge. It is time to reflect upon the impact of the digital turn on engagement with the literary and cultural past.
We welcome presentations that will together reflect on the past, present, and future of digital literary and cultural studies; examine synergies across digital humanities projects; and stimulate exchanges across such fields as literary history, history, art history, cultural studies, and media studies.
Potential topics include:
  • Transformations and evaluations of feminist, gender, queer and other recuperative literary studies
  • Digital manifestations of critical race studies, transatlantic/transnationalist or local/community-based approaches
  • Collaborations between digital humanities specialists and scholars in other fields
  • Born-digital critical and creative initiatives in cultural history (journals, blogs, electronic “branch” projects, crowdsourcing, multi-media, and interactive projects)
  • Editorial initiatives, digitization and curation of primary texts, representation of manuscripts and the writing process
  • Inquiry into texts, networks, and historical processes via visualization and other “distant reading” strategies
  • Authorship and collaboration: the work of women and other historically marginalized writers, traditional models of scholarship, and new conditions of digital research and new media
  • Sound and sight: sound and visual arts studies in digital environments
  • Identities and diversity in new media: born-digital arts in word, sound, and image, in genres including documentaries, blogs, graphic novels, memoirs, hypertexts and e-literature
  • Conditions of production: diversity in academia, publishing, library, information science, or programming, past and present
  • Cultural and political implications of particular tools or digital modes of presentation
  • Pedagogical objectives, practices, environments
  • Dissemination, accessibility, and sustainability challenges faced by digital projects
The conference will include paper/panel presentations as well as non-traditional presentation formats. Please submit abstracts (500 words for single paper, poster, or demonstration, and 1500 words for panels of 3 papers or workshops) along with a short CV for each presenter. We are applying for funding to support the participation of students and emerging scholars.
We welcome proposals for other non-traditional formats. Half- to full-day workshops will be held on the first day of the conference; demonstrations and poster presentations will be embedded in the conference program. Proposals for workshops should provide a description, outline, and proposed schedule indicating the length of time and type of space desired.
The deadline for all submissions is  26 September 2014. Send proposals and CVs by email, to digdiv2015@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @digdiv2015.

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