As now the Digital Scholarship Director for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) instead of formerly the Technical Director, I see production information far less often than I once did.  This is thus a bit random, but I was sent a copy of an internal production report for a selection of some of the items related to Cuba that have recently been added to dLOC. There’s so much more that’s been added for all areas, including many other materials for Cuba. I still thought this was a nice list to share. Canto a Israel Ideario hebraico y humanista Martí y lasRead More →

Thanks to the ever-fantastic Dr. Julian Chambliss for sharing this call for papers! See the CFP for the ZORA! Festival in PDF Zora Neale Hurston™ Festival of the Arts and Humanities -Always the last week in January- Call for Academic Papers 29th Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival), January 20 -28, 2018 In acknowledging Zora Neale Hurston’s spiritual and intellectual engagement with the many “folks” who populate the American South and its Caribbean environs, The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. (P.E.C.), sponsor to the ZORA! Festival, invites proposals for papers that consider the historical or contemporary contact/influences between theRead More →

I’m looking forward to seeing so many great people at UF and beyond with my research travels this spring! In case helpful for meeting: Rollins College, Feb. 14-15 University College London, March 6, 5:30-6:30pm University of Leiden, visiting March 7-10 Curaçao, March 21-24 Trinidad, April 3-7 UF event: THATCamp-Gainesville, April 21 ACURIL in Puerto Rico, June 4-8 Likely day trip to the US Virgin Islands Cambridge, MA, July 30-August 4 Montréal, DH Conference, August 8-11 Super looking forward to sharing with more folks!Read More →

Please see, share, and contribute to sx archipelagos, which is doing fantastic work so connect to help share and promote other fantastic work! CALL sx archipelagos, the most recent born-digital publishing platform of the Small Axe Project, seeks mid-stage digital scholarship for peer review and public launch. We invite Caribbean-focused digital humanities projects currently under development to participate in our unique single-blind evaluation process and to be included as featured content in the journal’s May 2017 issue. Please see our inaugural issue (May 2016) – especially our review of Laurent Dubois, David Garner, and Mary Caton Lingold’s Musical Passage – and our submission guidelines for further information. 350-500 abstracts are requestedRead More →

Thanks to @superHH Hélène Huet, HASTAC 2017 Program Committee, for sharing this CFP! The next HASTAC Conference: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities is taking place in Orlando, Nov.2-4, 2017. The lead sponsor and organizing group is the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) and the deadline for your proposals is April 7. HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities November 2-4, 2017 University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida #HASTAC17 Call For Proposals Submissions Deadline:  April 7, 2017 In 2017, we invite you to join us at the University of Central Florida to explore “The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities.” Orlando is known to tourists worldwideRead More →

Thanks to Randi Gill-Sadler for creating this fabulous workshop! Please join us! How to Write a Book Proposal Workshop Monday, 6 February 2017, 11:00-12:30 pm, Library West 212 (Scott Nygren Scholars Studio) Please join the George A. Smathers Library, the Center for the Humanities and Public Sphere and the University Press for the “How to Write a Book Proposal” Workshop. Meredith Morris-Babb, Director of the University Press of Florida, is the featured speaker, and she will provide tips on selecting a press for your manuscript/dissertation, meeting editors and the process of turning a manuscript into a book. Participants will have the opportunity to review a UniversityRead More →

7th NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLANNING HISTORY Society for American City & Regional Planning History Westin Cleveland Downtown Cleveland, Ohio October 26-29, 2017 We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 17th National Conference on Planning History. In order to submit a proposal, please complete the online submission form included below. Call for Papers SACRPH cordially invites scholars and practitioners to present papers and talks on all aspects of urban, regional, and community planning history and their relationship to urban and metropolitan studies. Particularly welcome are papers, talks, roundtables, and sessions addressing the theme of Theory and Practice in Planning History. What is the relationship betweenRead More →

I’m technically on sabbatical right now (technically because I’m teaching and in the office almost every day, unless traveling for research), but I’m trying to get more reading done to support next steps for transformational and radical collaboration in the digital age. Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation is an excellent read and my notes on it are below. Johnathan Lear. Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006. “After this nothing happened” (2). “what philosophers call the principle of humanity: that we should try to interpret others as saying something true—guided by our own senseRead More →

I love the study of standards, scientifically and culturally/spiritually. Standards offer the opportunity to make visible and communicable, enabling the possibility for uplift or oppression. Standards and measures operate together, and The World in Balance is an excellent introduction to concerns with measures, including the science (metrology) and cultural/spiritual significance (metrosophy) of measures. Below are some of my brief notes on selected passages from the book. A After my notes are a quote from J.T. Roane’s recent article in Black Perspectives, which covers other ways of knowing and being that transcend and transform the Western intellectual tradition. As I prepared to type notes on metrology, this was an excellentRead More →