SIG-AH and SIG-VIS (Arts & Humanities, Visualization-Images-Sound) of ASIST are joining forces to examine the digital humanities and information visualization with a group of papers to be published in an upcoming special issue of the Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Geotags, participatory content, automatic classification methods, statistical analyses, visualization techniques and other technological methods have enhanced the pedagogy and scholarship within the humanities in recent years. With this in mind papers are being sought which present an overview of the digital humanities and information visualization, or which address the current and potential future intersection of the two topics. Special topicsRead More →

Call for Papers, Panels and Posters *********************************************************************************** DIGITAL HUMANITIES AUSTRALASIA 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting *********************************************************************************** The inaugural conference of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 28-30 March 2012 Sponsored by the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University. CONFERENCE WEBSITE: CALL FOR PROPOSALS CLOSES: 11 November 2011 (extended until Wednesday 16 November, 2011) NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: 30 November 2011 REGISTRATION OPENS: Early January 2012 The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities is pleased to announce its inaugural conference, to be held at the Australian National University, Canberra, 28-30 March, 2012. The conference willRead More →

Humanities Grant Proposal Review Opportunity, Fall 2011 UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere Grant Proposal Review Opportunity Faculty members in the humanities are invited to submit complete draft proposals (minus reference letters) by December 16th for single-blind review by three UF referees with experience serving on grant review panels at the national level. Feedback will be returned by February 5th, to enable revision and submission of proposals for spring 2012 deadlines. This opportunity is limited to 15 faculty members; in the case of over-subscription, preference will be given to those who did not participate in the Spring/Summer 2011 opportunity. To participate, please RSVPRead More →

I’ll be attending the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention in early January, so I can’t make this, but it’s a great workshop program and highly recommended both for the content and the discussion with colleagues and peers working with the same concerns. Call for Applications We are very pleased that our colleagues at the University of Miami will host the five-day Digital Preservation Management workshop this January, in Coral Gables, Florida. The Application Form will be available on November 8th, 2011 at 1:00pm ET at Digital Preservation Management: Short-Term Solutions for Long-Term Problems Location: Miami, Florida, USA Dates: January 8-13, 2012 Tuition: USD $Read More →

From the IGDA Game Preservation SIG email list: The IGDA Perspectives Newsletter is looking for content for its December issue Preservation. We are looking for pieces generally 500-2,000 words, preferably with a short third person bio and images attached separately. Topics may include but are not limited to: Highlights of game preservation projects. Game history. Postmortems of recent games that revisit classic game design. Please send articles to Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Lameman ( by Friday, November 18.Read More →

The Library Enhancement Program in the Humanities is a wonderful opportunity for UF faculty to enhance the Libraries’ physical and digital collections, including funding the digitization and acquisition of materials for worldwide open access of materials currently held only locally in other libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. CFP: UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere: Call for Proposals 2012-2013 The Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere is pleased to announce its call for proposals for 2012-2013. These programs will be supported by the Robert and Margaret Rothman Endowment for the Humanities and the Humanities Fund. The Center encourages proposalsRead More →

Call for DH “Lightning Shorts” at American Studies Association 2011! The Digital Humanities Caucus of the American Studies Association solicits conference attendees to present their newest digital projects or related work in “lightning shorts”. These 3-5 minute presentations, held October 22nd from 10-11:45 am at the annual conference at the Baltimore Hilton, allow any attendee to present their on-going or completed work in the digital humanities, receive community feedback, and participate in a culminating discussion of issues raised by the presentations. To sign-up to present, please email with a maximum 250 word abstract of your intended lightning presentation, your name and affiliation. We areRead More →

Microform & Digitization Review (formerly Microform & Imaging Review) reaches an international audience, and articles are published soon after submission. Sample articles are available at: The editor is seeking authors to write on variety of topics: – Case studies of innovative digitization projects (use of specialized digitization equipment, web 2.0 features, etc.) – Digitization projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, or South America – Digital preservation – Digitization of museum collections – Digital media centers for student / faculty use – Digitization of special formats (videos, newspapers, maps, etc.) – Microfilm as a component of a digitization project (e.g., as a preservationRead More →

The Journal of Web Librarianship is pleased to announce an upcoming special issue on the topic of data curation, edited by Susan Sharpless Smith. Data curation, “the active and on-going management of data through its lifecycle of interest and usefulness to scholarly and educational activities across the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities,” is an emerging field that brings new opportunities and challenges for libraries. The growing movement to effectively manage, archive, preserve, retrieve and reuse research data is one that compliments traditional library missions to preserve and access information. This special issue will explore issues surrounding this new arena. The issue’s scope includes butRead More →

Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Digital Humanities 2012 – Call for Papers Hosted by University of Hamburg 16-22 July 2012 Abstract deadline:  November 1, 2011 (Midnight GMT). Please note:  The Program Committee will not be offering an extension to the deadline as has become customary in recent years. The deadline of November 1 is firm. If you intend to submit a proposal for DH2012, you need to submit it via the electronic submission form on the conference website by November 1 Presentations include: Posters (abstract max of 1500 words) Short papers (abstract max of 1500 words) Long papers (abstract max of 1500 words) MultipleRead More →