CALL FOR PAPERS: “THE UNEXPECTED CARIBBEAN” SYMPOSIUM University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS), October 18-20, 2018 In 1779, the first permanent resident of what was to become Chicago, IL was arrested by the British army, who suspected him of being an American sympathizer in the U.S. Revolutionary War. Jean Baptiste Point du Sable later moved to St. Charles, MO, where he died in 1818. While his home at the mouth of the Chicago River is now established as a National Historic Landmark, few people realize that this key figure in Midwestern history was of African descent, and likely of Haitian origin, arriving to the Upper MidwestRead More →

Call for Proposals: International Studies/Digital Humanities Symposium at the University of North Florida On March 9, 2018, the University of North Florida will host a one–day symposium examining intersections between international studies and the digital humanities. This event is cosponsored by the UNF International Studies Program, the UNF Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI), and the UNF Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT). We will begin with a panel discussion (noon–1:15 PM, Building 58W/Room 3703) addressing the implications of digital tools and methodologies for how we understand problems in the world today, interact across cultural boundaries, and deal with matters of cultural heritage in a globalizedRead More →

Please see the call below (and online: for an exciting NEH-funded DH Institute this summer. Please share widely! Call for Applications: “Textual Data and Digital Texts in the Undergraduate Classroom,” a 2018-2019 NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Deadline: Applications are due Thursday, February 1, 2018 We are pleased to invite applications to an NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities titled “Textual Data and Digital Texts in the Undergraduate Classroom.” This institute is designed for those who teach or support undergraduate text-based humanities courses, and are interested in learning ways to implement digital tools and methods into theirRead More →

Working in digital libraries and so many other technically-related areas, the concept of Communities of Practice (CoP) is important for how we all work, learn, and grow our programs and our colleagues, because our systems and people are different locations and our connections and impacts extend across vast networks. Communities of practice are social learning systems comprised of folks who share a profession. I’ve read a lot (I think) about CoP, but I don’t remember the readings including discussion of unions, labor coalitions, and councils. This is confusing, and it may be that I’m forgetting other readings or that I haven’t read enough. I’m postingRead More →

Congratulations to all of the NEH DH award winners! Congratulations to the University of Puerto Rico for the NEH DH Award! University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Rio Piedras, PR) Caribbean Diaspora: Panorama of Carnival Practices Project Director: Nadjah Rios-Villarini Co-Project Director: Mirerza González-Vélez, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Outright: $40,000 To support: Early planning for a project to explore migration and the Caribbean diaspora through the lens of cultural practices related to Carnival. Coordinated through a series of meetings and drawing on multiple archival collections, the project will produce a website for public audiences and a white paper.Read More →

CLIR has another set of positions for postdoctoral positions in Latin American and Caribbean Data Curation, and one is with dLOC and FIU! Please see more about the program here, including information on the different positions and how to apply: More →

2018 IFLA International News Media Conference “When Risk becomes Real, Preserving News becomes Critical” Organized by the IFLA News Media Section ( Dates: 18-20 April 2018 Location: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA Conference website: Coming in a few days Theme & sub-themes: As the world has seen increasing disasters that threaten entire communities, preservation of the identity of those communities as revealed through their newspapers becomes imperative.  From earthquakes in Mexico to hurricanes and fires in the United States, to problems of publisher inability to manage large news archives, libraries can step in to assist communities with preservation solutions. Libraries can also saveRead More →

This is a modified portion of a message from the incredible UF Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research on their fabulous MA program.  I am one of the faculty affiliated with the Center, and can attest to the Center being an awesome group doing incredible work! Please see the flyer for more information: Each year, the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research at the University of Florida admits a small group of graduate students to the MA program, which offers a vibrant and diverse faculty, flexible requirements, and excellent preparation for those wishing to go on for doctoral work orRead More →

Early American Literature, special issue “Beyond Recovery” Deadline: Friday, June 15, 2018 CFP: “BEYOND RECOVERY” The recognition that archives are partial, filled with lacunae that demand scholarly attention, has fueled research engaging the epistemological, cultural, and political forces of early American materials and repositories. While powerful, positivist recovery work—efforts to fill gaps and hear silenced voices— has theoretically and materially expanded early American studies, the archive remains yet and always incomplete. This special issue of Early American Literature seeks essays that work around, across, or beside missing or marginalized records. “Beyond Recovery” invites submissions that address some of the following questions: What avenues exist for scholars whenRead More →

ACURIL SocialMediathon – Here is how you can Participate Proactively: Promote the hastag:  #ACURILSocialMediathon. Promote this campaign. Join the conversation on Facebook: Join the conversation on Twitter: Listen to live presentations and interviews on Disaster Preparedness  (Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Belize, Haiti, USA) on the event’s  Facebook page: Share your personal stories on Relief, Recovery, Rebuilding in the aftermath of the hurricanes Post a bid to win select  items in the two-day online auction Make a donation to the campaign: Offer your expertise/skills in specialised areas (collection development, library services, technology support, architecture/library rebuilding) to assist Caribbean libraries recover & rebuild. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2017, 4:00Read More →