The agenda for today’s meeting of the UF Digital Humanities Working Group (meeting in Pugh 210 from 12-1:30pm) is copied below and available as a PDF. The meeting today will include introductions from all attendees and informal discussions on a general reading and on collaboration. The meeting should have an exciting mix of academic and library faculty attendees for discussion and brainstorming. The UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) is a group of academic and library faculty, staff, and graduate students who meet monthly to discuss current projects and topics at the intersection of digital technologies and core research needs and questions in the humanitiesRead More →

David Mimno wrote a lovely overview of Princeton’s Digital Humanities work, “The Digital Humanities Initiative at Princeton University.” I’d like to emphasize several of his excellent points, which are applicable to all digital humanities work (emphasis added below is mine): If there is one message I’d like to convey in this talk, it is that the real goals of  digital humanities are not that diferent from traditional humanities.The methods and tools that have become available recently are not part of standard practice in the humanities, so we need a label for them: thus, “digital” humanities. But as these new technologies become more familiar, they willRead More →

This is from the centerNet email list. The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for the eighth annual competition of the Digital Innovation Fellowships. This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. It is hoped that projects of successful applicants will help advance digital humanistic scholarship by broad­ening understanding of its nature and exemplifying the robust infrastructure necessary for creating such works. ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships are intended to support an academic year dedicated to work on a major scholarly project that takes a digital form. Projects may: address a consequential scholarly questionRead More →

The call for editors below is from DHNow. As part of our efforts to produce a crowdsourced digital humanities publication, volunteer Editors-at-Large helped us publish Digital Humanities Now over the summer. They did such a great job that we are currently recruiting additional Editors-at-Large for the rest of 2012. Editors-at-Large monitor the work of the digital humanities community by reviewing aggregated RSS feeds from blogs, websites, and Twitter, and suggest content for publication in DHNow and the Journal of Digital Humanities. Editors-at-Large are critical to helping DHNow reflect community interests, ideas, and opportunities. Becoming an Editor-at-Large also is a great way to discover the wide range of material and resources being producedRead More →

The call for applications below is from the  Humanist Discussion Group ( MLA Workshop: Get Started in Digital Humanities with Help from DHCommons Thursday, 3 January 2013, 8:30am-12:30pm At the 2012 MLA, conference attendees packed many sessions on the digital humanities (DH), reflecting the growing interest in this domain. Yet many newcomers to digital humanities lack opportunities to connect with the DH community, get help from experienced practitioners with conceptualizing and launching a project, or begin building the skills they need to realize their projects. This four-hour preconvention workshop welcomes language and literature scholars who wish to learn about, start, or join digital scholarly projects for research and/or teaching. Representatives of major digital humanitiesRead More →

The CFP below is from the IGDA Game Preservation SIG email list ( The History of Games International Conference 1st edition: Working With, Building, and Telling History Montreal, Canada. June 21st – 23rd 2013 Organizers: Espen Aarseth (IT University of Copenhagen), Raiford Guins (Stony Brook University), Henry Lowood (Stanford University), Carl Therrien(Université de Montréal). In spite of the strong wake of game studies in the last decade, the history of video and computer games is still in its infancy in the academic world. Some significant contributions have been made and continue to emerge. In order to make the most out of these contributions and to reflect on the methodological issues they raise, we have decided to create the first international conference on the history of games. This will be the occasion to bring together academics, curators and museumRead More →

The press release below is from: Ensuring arXiv’s Future Grant Provides Five Years of Matching Funds for Scientific Repository ITHACA, N.Y. (Aug. 28, 2012) – arXiv, the free repository that has revolutionized the way scientists share information, is adopting a new governance and business model that will allow it to grow and succeed in the future. Thanks to an operating grant from the Simons Foundation, Cornell University Library has helped arXiv take a major step toward sustainability. Beginning in January and running through 2017, the Simons Foundation will provide up to $300,000 per year as a matching gift for the funds generated through arXiv’s membershipRead More →

This job posting is from the code4lib jobs:  Texas A&M Libraries seeks a service-oriented, technically-savvy, and innovative professional to serve as Digital Repository Librarian in the Office of Digital Services & Scholarly Communication (DSSC). The Digital Repository Librarian is part of a team that provides leadership and direction in support of the Texas A&M Libraries’ Digital Services and Scholarly Communication (DSSC) program. DSSC serves the digital research and scholarly communication needs of faculty, researchers, students, and scholars through the innovative creation and implementation of digital publishing technologies and services. This is an academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities, including research, publication and service,Read More →

The School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington is holding a workshop on “Scholarly Editions and the Digital Age: Text and Music” this Friday and Saturday (August 31-September 1, 2012). This looks to be a very exciting workshop. I’m particularly interested to see news from the workshop because it could be directly relevant to the UF Digital Humanities Working Group meetings this fall. The information below is from the workshop announcement and this is the full workshop schedule. SCHOLARLY EDITIONS AND THE DIGITAL AGE: TEXT AND MUSIC An interdisciplinary workshop jointly organized by the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature and the Medieval StudiesRead More →

The announcement below is from the TEI email list and looks to be an excellent opportunity for musicology. The University of Virginia Library, the University of Paderborn, and the Music Encoding Initiative Council are pleased to offer an opportunity to learn about the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI), an increasingly important tool for digital humanities music research, in conjunction with the joint meeting of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Society for Music Theory in New Orleans, scheduled for 1-4 November. “Introduction to MEI,” an intensive, hands-on workshop, will be offered Wednesday, 31 October from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Experts from the Music Encoding Initiative CouncilRead More →