Call For Papers: Digital Humanities Knowledge Visualisation, DHKV (formerly Cultural Heritage Knowledge Visualisation, CHKV – now expanded to include the Digital Humanities) A symposium in the 16th International Conference Information Visualisation, 10, 11 – 13 July 2012, LIRMM CNRS Univ, Montpellier II, Montpellier, France. Important Dates: 01 March 2012: Submission of papers 22 April 2011: Notification of Peer Review Result 05 May 2011: Submission of camera-ready 15 May 2011: Early registration closes Paper Format Guide: (Not more than 6 pages – excess pages at 30 GBP per page.) The Humanities has enjoyed a renaissance in the last two decades. This has been largely facilitated byRead More →

MLA’s Profession 2011 is out and it includes six articles within the section on “Evaluating Digital Scholarship.” All of the articles within “Evaluating Digital Scholarship” are openly available (no library subscription needed), excellent, timely, and needed. It is critically important for academia to engage and grapple with concerns over the evaluation of digital scholarship. This work is specifically needed to develop the necessary supports for evaluating digital scholarship as scholarship that “counts” for promotion and tenure. The official evaluation is difficult because traditional reporting separates work into three categories: research, teaching (or core job duties in some instances, as it is for me as a tenure-trackRead More →

“Digital Platforms and the Future of Books” January 20 & 21, UF, Smathers Library, Room 1A As cultural and intellectual discourse becomes digitized at an ever-accelerating rate, what will become of books? According to several prominent literary theorists, the decline of print culture — “the civilization of the book” — makes us acutely aware of different kinds of writing that fit hand in glove with broadened notions of textuality. Contemporary scholarship across the humanities continues to interrogate the vitality of books in the twenty-first century. For instance, how have books shaped our conventional notions of authorship and commonplace reading practices? Looking ahead, how might theRead More →

Call for Papers: 1st Annual Conference on Complexity and Human Experience Modeling Complexity in the Humanities and Social Sciences May 30th – June 1st, 2012 The University of North Carolina at Charlotte The recent increase in the number of formal institutes and conferences dedicated to complexity theory and its application is evidence that complexity science has arrived and is realizing its potential to cut across almost every academic discipline. Research projects centered on complex adaptive systems in the natural (physics, chemistry, biology, etc.) and social sciences (economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, psychology, etc.), along with novel applications in engineering, computer science, robotics, and, more recently,Read More →

ARL has announced the release of their newest SPEC Kit: Digital Humanities (SPEC Kit 326). The survey used in creating the SPEC Kit is openly accessible online as is the front matter of the SPEC Kit.  This is an important publication for libraries and all digital humanities folks for both the digital humanities and for the ways in which digital humanities work supports and informs digital scholarship.Read More →

The 2012 Digital Assembly Symposium “Digital Platforms and the Transformation of Intellectual Discourse” will be held 1/20-1/21/2012 at UF. Featured speakers will include David Blakesley (Campbell Chair in Technical Communication and Professor of English, Clemson University; Founder & Publisher, Parlor Press), Jay Bolter (Wesley Chair of New Media, Georgia Institute of Technology), Bob Stein (Founder & Director, Institute for the Future of the Book), and Elizabeth Swanstrom (Assistant Professor of English, Florida Atlantic University). More details will be forthcoming from the Department of English.Read More →

The “Writing the Digital Humanities” a conference is by graduate students in Laurie Gries’s current seminar and will be held 12/8/2011 from 1-6pm in Pugh Hall 210. Details: The Digital Humanities is an emergent field of study currently being “written” by scholars across the humanities. This conference highlights innovative scholarship being produced by graduate students in the Department of English, who are working at the intersections of computing and media studies, children’s literature, writing studies, queer studies, creative writing, and ecocritism. All panel presentations will take place in Pugh Hall 210. 1 PM, Opening remarks by Laurie Gries 1:15 PM, Panel A, “Interfaced Materialities.” Caroline Stone, Sean Printz, and Joan Shaffer. 2:25Read More →

THATCamp Florida 2012 Saturday, February 18, 2012 – Sunday, February 19, 2012 Location: UCF Center for Emerging Media (Orlando, FL) The History Department and the RICHES program at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) will be hosting a regional THATCamp on the weekend of February 18-19, 2012.  The gathering will involve about 75 people drawn broadly from the humanities and will include professors, librarians, graduate students and interested parties (writers, musicians, etc.) who are engaged in the many, various ways that their broadly shared disciplines intersect with emerging technologies. Please visit THATCamp Florida 2012’s website for more information about the event.Read More →

Summer 2012 NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Spatial Narrative and Deep Maps: Explorations in the Spatial Humanities June 18-29, 2012 Call for Proposals:  Applications due Friday, February 3, 2012 The Virtual Center for Spatial Humanities (VCSH), a multidisciplinary collaboration among Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI), Florida State University, and West Virginia University, is pleased to announce an NEH Advanced Institute for summer 2012 designed to advance exploration of key topics in the spatial humanities. The institute will offer scholars the opportunity to discover the benefits of a spatial-analytical approach to humanities scholarship and to explore how to bend geo-spatial technologies, including GISRead More →

Just once month after announcing the highest ever usage for the UF Digital Collections (UFDC) with 3.2 million hits in October 2011, we saw another dramatic increase with 4 million hits for November 2011! The UF Digital Collections (UFDC)  have seen continuous, steady increases in usage thanks to the abundance of amazing content and ongoing search engine optimization work. November was another milestone with nearly 4.1 million human hits to the UF Digital Collections (UFDC) and associated collections and libraries, as with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). October usage: 3,196,063 views November usage: 4,076,673 views Here’s to upcoming months of increased exposure, usage, and impact for the UFRead More →