This blog is dedicated to Slavic Studies, East and Central European Studies and Central Asian Studies librarianship.
This personal blog was created by Liladhar R. Pendse (Slavic & Eastern European and Central Asian Studies Librarian at University of California, Berkeley).
Keywords: Slavic Studies, Russian, Central and East European, Eurasian Studies, Academic Librarianship, University of California, Berkeley, UCLA-My Alma Mater, Russian Diaspora, Caucasus, and Central Asia.
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Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2016-- DHSI Colloquium.
are now being accepted for presentations at the Digital Humanities
Summer Institute Colloquium, to be held in June 2016 at the University
of Victoria. Open to all DHSI attendees, the DHSI Colloquium offers an
opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging,
collegial atmosphere. Submissions are peer-reviewed, with participants
subsequently invited to contribute to a DHSI-themed special issue in an
invite proposals of 300-500 words for these presentations. Proposals
may focus on any topic relating to the wider Digital Humanities. Topics
may include, but are not limited to, the scholar’s role in personal and
institutional research projects, tool application and development,
perspectives on Digital Humanities implications for the individual’s own
research and pedagogy, reports on activities from the field, etc.
Submissions are welcome from emerging and established scholars alike,
including, but not limited to, faculty, graduate students, early career
scholars and humanities scholars who are new to the Digital Humanities;
librarians, and those in cultural heritage, alt-academics, academic
professionals, and those in technical programs.
are welcome across a number of formats. In your abstract, please
indicate which format you would prefer, but note that, due to scheduling
requirements, not all preferences can be accommodated:
Contributors have 10 minutes to complete the presentation of completed research / projects
Short Paper Presentations
Contributors have 5 minutes to complete high-impact presentations
Poster Session (June 10th only)
Contributors display A1 landscape posters at a conference reception
This year, there will also be two sessions dedicated to the following themes:
Gender and the Digital Humanities (Week 1) Building an Inclusive DH Community (Week 2)
you would like to submit to one of these themed sessions, please
indicate your preference in the relevant section of the submission form.
Colloquium will run throughout the duration of DHSI, so please indicate
which week(s) you will be in attendance. The only poster session will
be held on June 10th, and will also feature poster presenters from the
ELO 2016 conference.
Please submit abstracts via http://goo.gl/forms/CqQlMoNG4Z. The submission system will automatically close on December 23, 2015,at 8:00pm PST (UTC-8). Submissions will be peer-reviewed, with authors being notified by early February 2015.
Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria
provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new
computing technologies, and how they are influencing the work of those
in the Arts, Humanities and Library communities. The Institute
incorporates intensive coursework, seminar participation, and lectures.
During DHSI, we share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in
applying advanced technologies to our teaching, research, dissemination,
and preservation. For more information see www.dhsi.org.
Web-comics: Some Links by Liladhar R. Pendse (UC Berkeley)
This exhibit also takes in consideration comics that are born digital. The webcomics represent a unique opportunity for their creators to provide outreach to multiple audiences. Below are some suggested webcomics that can make this exhibition more interesting to our visitors.The list below was adapted for use from Buzzfeed.com, scroll.in and other sites. Some of these comics might be sensitive to their viewers. I would advise viewer’s discretion. This is not a comprehensive list but it provides a meaningful insight into the mysterious world of the webcomics.
A Century of Movement: Russian
Culture and Global Community Since 1917 CFP Deadline: April 7, 2017 October
12-13, 2017 http://centuryofmovement.web.unc.edu University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Keynote Speakers: Katerina
Clark and Marina Frolova-Walker Conference Organizers: Jamie
Blake and Grace Kweon, in collaboration with Annegret Fauser The
cultural products of the last century reflect change, opportunity, and
uncertainty, and demonstrate active negotiations between personal identity and
social awareness, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, artistic voice and security.
This conference, in the centennial year of the Revolution, seeks to explore the
transformations set in motion during and after the events of 1917 through an
examination of cultural production and practices, located both within and without
will explore first and foremost the issue of human migration, particularly the
patterns and developments set in motion by the Revolution. In light of today’s
CALL FOR PAPERSAccelerated development? Socio-political landslides, cultural ruptures and literary history in Eastern EuropeGhent UniversitySeptember 29 – October 1, 2017 http://www.slavistiek.ugent.be/Accelerateddevelopment). In 1964 the Bulgarian-Belarusian-Russian scholar Georgii Gachev coined the term ‘uskorennoe razvitie’ or ‘accelerated development’ in his 1964 monograph Accelerated Development of Literature: On the Basis of the Bulgarian Literature of the First Half of the 19thCentury. The term describes what happened to Bulgarian literature during Ottoman rule. Being a ‘young’ and ‘peripheral’ literature, having started to develop only recently at the time, Bulgarian literature ‘had to’ go through the whole evolution of European literature at a high pace in order to catch up with the latter. One of the side effects of this accelerated development was that characteristics of different style periods could even co-occur. Gachev’s thought-provoking idea has never really received a l…