From News from MLA: In conjunction with the publication of The Comedy of Errors, the MLA Committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare is sponsoring a digital challenge to find the most creative uses of the XML files and schema for the volume. The MLA has released the data under a Creative Commons license and encourages scholars to submit innovative new means of displaying, representing, and exploring this data. The winner will receive $500 and will be recognized at the 2013 MLA convention in Boston. URLs for all entries must be sent by e-mail to and must be received no later than Friday, 31 August 2012, at 11:59Read More →

Librarian for Digital Humanities Research Humanities Collections and Research Education Yale University Library Yale University New Haven, CT Rank: Librarian I-III Schedule:  Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00) Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music. The University and the Library The Yale University Library, as one of the world’s leading research libraries, collects, organizes,Read More →

Please join us this Thursday evening for: 5 April, 7:30 pm, Smathers 1A, University of Florida Gregory Crane (Tufts University; Editor in Chief, Perseus Project) To Advance the Common Understanding: Reinventing the Humanities in a Digital Age The rise of vast digitized collections and increasingly sophisticated analytical methods has begun to transform both the depth and potential scale of humanities research. New media are, however, far more important because they have the potential to change the “who” and not simply the “what” of humanities discourse. We have an opportunity to redefine the relationship between what happens in the academy and society as a whole, butRead More →

I’m excited that tomorrow I’ll be participating in the Day of Digital Humanities (DH). The Day of DH is: A Day of the Life of the Digital Humanities, an event where digital humanists from around the world document what they do. This year the event will be held March 27th, 2012. (Peter Organisciak) My Day of DH blog is here and I’ll be cross-posting links from this blog as well. The Day of DH has been going on for several years, but tomorrow will be my first time participating. This is partly because I was overwhelmed from an interim administrative position for the past three years andRead More →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2012 CONTACT: Cheryle Cole-Bennett – – (919) 912-9486 ASERL Receives “Documents to the People” Award ProQuest / GODORT / ALA Recognizes Innovation in Managing Federal Documents The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) was recently awarded the 2012 “Documents to the People” Award, presented by ProQuest, the American Library Association (ALA), and ALA’s Government Documents Round Table (GODORT). This award is presented each year to an individual or organization that has most effectively encouraged the use of government documents in support of library service. ASERL’s Collaborative Federal Depository Program (CFDP) was selected for this award in recognition of its “achievable and sustainable plan for theRead More →

Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Humanities and History Libraries Columbia University Libraries/Information Services The Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position of Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Humanities and History Libraries division. The Digital Scholarship Coordinator will provide leadership in incorporating technologies and new research methodologies into the scholarly activities of the humanities community at Columbia University. The Digital Scholarship Coordinator will work with colleagues from across the University to develop outreach strategies and partnerships with faculty and students supporting digital research projects in the humanities. The Digital Scholarship Coordinator will engage technologies emerging as critical to research and teaching in the humanities to meet theRead More →

Sheila A. Brennan,the Associate Director of Public Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) and Research Assistant Professor at George Mason University, has written an excellent post regarding her experiences with the RRCHNM and digital humanities for International Women’s Day. Sheila’s narrative resonates strongly with me when she states: “My perspective may seem too positive, but I am not blind” (blog). I began self-identifying as a digital humanist after reading Johanna Drucker’s SpecLab: DIGITAL AESTHETICS AND PROJECTS IN SPECULATIVE COMPUTING and other works as well as having experiences where I came to understand  the digital humanities as the humanities in and for a digitalRead More →

The following two blog posts are from Digital Humanities Now announcing the new Journal of Digital Humanities and inviting the community to participate in open peer review for selected pieces. HELP PEER REVIEW FOR THE JOURNAL OF DIGITAL HUMANITIES Digital Humanities Now is pleased to announce the Journal of Digital Humanities (ISSN 2165-6673), forthcoming in March 2012. Select pieces are available for open peer review from February 14-29. We invite and encourage you to read, view, and listen to these posts and provide your comments and critiques for the authors. INTRODUCING THE JOURNAL OF DIGITAL HUMANITIES Digital Humanities Now is pleased to announce the Journal of Digital Humanities (ISSN 2165-6673), forthcomingRead More →