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CFP: Digital Humanities 2017 Pre-conference Workshop

CFP: Digital Humanities 2017 Pre-conference Workshop  Shaping Humanities Data: Use, Reuse, and Paths Toward Computationally Amenable Cultural Heritage Collections
Galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMs) have been building digital collections for decades. Approaches developed to provide access to these collections often emulate analog research experiences that focus on supporting single object interactions and features like virtual "page" turners. While approaches of this kind have been very valuable for some kinds of scholarship, researchers and instructors seeking to leverage computation can find it difficult to work with collections developed in this vein. One barrier to developing approaches that better support these researchers is an incomplete understanding of how humanists, among others, are using and reusing cultural heritage data - and what they may need moving forward. Collections as Data is one of a range of efforts encouraging cultural heritage organizat…

Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium: Registration Open Now

This September, the University of Miami Libraries, School of Communication, Center for Computational Science, and College of Arts and Sciences will host the second annual Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium (DH+DJ). This year we have an incredible line-up of speakers, including Deb Verhoeven, Alberto Cairo, Mona Chalabi, Thomas Padilla, Safiya Noble, and more.
Registration is now open ($99 inclusive for the full conference) -- please join us! If you're curious about what the Symposium is like, check out this write-up of last year's DH+DJ  -- or feel free to email the organizers with questions at

Digital humanists and data journalists face common challenges, opportunities, and goals, such as how to communicate effectively with the public. They use similar software tools, programming languages, and techniques, and they can learn from each other. Join us for lectures and tutorials about shared data types, visualization methods, and data …

Call for Nominations: 2019 Busa Prize!

Call for Nominations: 2019 Busa Prize
The Roberto Busa Prize is an award of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO). It is named in honour of Father Roberta Busa, the first pioneer of humanities computing, who in 1949 began experiments in linguistic automation, with the support of the IBM offices in New York and Milan, as part of his analytical research on the writings of Thomas Aquinas. The computational work was central to the thirty years of research whose published output was the 56-volume Index Thomisticus, completed in 1980. The Busa award is given to recognise outstanding lifetime achievements in the application of information and communications technologies to humanities research. The award is given every three years, alternating with other ADHO awards, such as the Zampolli award. The first award was given to Father Busa himself in 1998. Subsequent winners have been John Burrows (2…

Digital Pedagogy Institute - 4th Annual Conference

The list of three plenary speakers has been announced for the 4th Annual Digital Pedagogy Institute conference will be held this August at Brock University (Niagara Region, Ontario):


Dates: Wednesday August 16 – Thursday August 17, 2017
Location: Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario)
Twitter: @DPI2017

Proposal Deadline: June 1
Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 22

The two-day conference will include keynote addresses, presentations, workshops, and digital tool training that focus on the innovative use of digital technologies to enhance and transform undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Plenary Speakers:

• Dr. Ian Milligan, University of Waterloo
"Learning to Collaborate (or Why You Should Hang Out with Librarians)"

• Dr. Bonnie Stewart, University of Prince Edward Island
"The State of Digital Pedagogy: Where Networks and Institutions Intersect"

• Dr. Joycelyn Wilson, Georgia Tech
"The Hip Hop Archive as Pedagogical Desi…

CFP: Accelerated development? Socio-political landslides, cultural ruptures and literary history in Eastern Europe (Ghent University, Ghent, September 29 – October 1, 2017)

CALL FOR PAPERS Accelerated development? Socio-political landslides, cultural ruptures and literary history in Eastern Europe Ghent University September 29 – October 1, 2017
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 19thCenturyThe 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…

Программа конференции “Гипермаркет смыслов: историческое знание в публичном пространстве” (20-21 апреля 2017 года, Пермь)

Пермский государственный национальный исследовательский университет,Историко-политологический факультети магистерская программа «Теория и практика прикладных исторических исследований» проводятвсероссийскую научно-практическую конференцию Гипермаркет смыслов: историческое знание в публичном пространстве
20-21 апреля 2017 года
11.00-11.20 Регистрация участников
11.20-11.30 Открытие конференции
11.30-13.00 Секция 1. Визуализация истории
1. Островская О. (Пермь) Повседневность российского революционного подполья в документальных свидетельствах и массовой культуре (по материалам современного российского кинематографа)
2. Фокин А. (Челябинск) Фильм-биография как механизм формирования исторического нарратива в современной российской культурной памяти
3. Павловский А. (Санкт Петербург) «Русская история в коме»: комиксы «Инок» 2012-2015 годов и образы российской истории.
4. Красноборов М. (Пермь) «Визуализация победы: практики конструирования исторической памяти о Великой Отечественной войне в пермских…

7 one-year postdoctoral positions AY 2017-2018-School of Advanced Studies, University of Tyumen (Russia)

School of Advanced Studies, University of Tyumen (Russia)
7 one-year postdoctoral positions AY 2017-2018 For more information on the SAS and the projects, please, go to
The School of Advanced Studies is an innovative project to be launched in Fall, 2017. It will bring faculty from different countries together to work in interrelated multidisciplinary projects in social sciences and the humanities, including areas related to IT and the life sciences, as well as to teach in the SAS BA and MA programs. The SAS research agenda is organized around challenging problems of contemporary scholarship in order to produce results relevant for scholarly communities globally.
Having completed the first round of hiring for faculty to work in three multidisciplinary teams starting­ August 2017, we now seek to fill seven postdoctoral fellowships to supplement the teams with necessary expertise.
The SAS postdoctoral fellowships will last one academic year and will involve r…

MA Fellowships: "Usable Pasts: Applied and Interdisciplinary History" (HSE St Petersburg: deadline 1 May)

20 full-tuition domestic and international MA studentships: Usable Pasts: Applied and Interdisciplinary History Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg, Russia. HSE St Petersburg, Department of History, invites domestic and international applicants to its two-year, English-language MA programme “Usable Pasts: Applied and Interdisciplinary History.” The course gives equal weight to both history and its uses. The programme offers strong research-led teaching that draws on the Department’s strength in global, comparative and transnational history, including studies of empires and nationalism, socialism, post-socialism and post-colonialism, environmental and economic history and anthropology, history of science and technology, and the anthropology of memory. Students benefit from interdisciplinary grounding in methods of historical research and textual criticism, cultural heritage and museum studies, anthropology, historical geography and geoinformation systems, digital humanities, oral hi…

Visiting Residency Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor (Four Positions)

Visiting Residency Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor (Four Positions) University Library
The university of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library is pleased to announce a new opportunity for early-career librarians to gain professional experience and mentoring through a new library residency program. The residency program is offered to librarians within two years of receiving their degrees. The University Library seeks opportunities to help early career librarians embark on successful careers in academic and research libraries. Through the program, the residency librarian will gain in-depth work experience in academic librarianship, will be introduced to academic library administration, and will gain experience designing, conducting, and sharing the results of a research project. As part of a cohort of new professionals, the resident will benefit from mentoring and the opportunity to work closely with a group of individuals in the …

Activism and the Intersectional Internet: Power and Resistance

Activism and the Intersectional Internet: Power and Resistance A half-day symposium hosted by the GC Digital Fellows
May 17, 2017, The Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline for submissions: Friday, April 14th, 2017 The GC Digital Fellows invite submissions for inclusion in a half-day symposium on digital activism that brings together designers, software developers, community organizers and scholars to discuss the possibilities and limitations of digital activism — past and present — and its relationship to offline grassroots efforts. From social media networks to e-mail to websites, the Internet and digital technologies are deployed both as a tool to organize and amplify activists’ resistance efforts, as well as a site of state and corporate control and surveillance. This symposium will foreground an intersectional approach, recognizing that structures and experiences of oppression are connected, across online and offline s…