Academic Conference  Thursday – Friday, January 30 – 31 Theme: What is Afrofuturism? The transformative success of Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon calls our attention to the visionary scholarship and innovative practice at the heart of Zora Neale  Hurston’s legacy. Hurston’s ability to see beyond the limitations imposed by white supremacy has long marked her as a leading figure who championed the centrality of black knowledge and action. The power of the black imagination and Hurston’s legacy of documenting it make her a foundational figure and calls our attention to the long legacy of the black imaginary that shapes the Afrofuturism we celebrate today.  In theRead More →

The full job posting is here: The top information on the job posting is quickly copied below for ease. The person in this position will get to work on lots of cool projects and with awesome people (including me!). Cool projects including supporting the UF Digital Collections, Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), and Florida Digital Newspaper Library, and more – hundreds of thousands of items, millions of pages, historical children’s books, newspapers, current research – fall in love again and again with great works, and great work to share and make these materials openly and freely available for the world! The Libraries areRead More →

Presentation slides and streaming video will be posted to the event website: More about this awesome event: Thank you to our workshop co-sponsors:  George A. Smathers Libraries, University of FloridaA. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center Alachua County African American History Task Force AFRO Publishing Without Walls UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network  ​The Digital Collaborations workshop is funded in part by:+ Strategic Opportunities Grant, George A. Smathers Libraries  + Public Humanities Grant, Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere with the support of the Rothman EndowmentRead More →

This is super exciting news, and thanks to Perry Collins for sharing with the UF DH Working Group! From the website: Reviews in Digital Humanities, edited by Jennifer Guiliano (IUPUI) and Roopika Risam (Salem State University), is the pilot of a peer-reviewed journal that facilitates scholarly evaluation of digital humanities work and its outputs. The goal of Reviews in Digital Humanities is to foster critical discourse about digital scholarship in a format useful to other scholars. The journal publishes project overviews written by project directors alongside peer reviews written by members of the digital humanities communities. Projects submitted for review are also listed in ourRead More →

Librarian, Founders Library St. George’s University invites applicants for a full-time position in the Founders Library beginning 9/2/2019. Click on this link to apply – browser cache if link not opening correctly) Job Description: The Principal areas of responsibility for this position include: Provide professional research and reference service to university’s library users. Participate in the development and delivery of information skills to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and to library workers. Contribute to outreach activities to promote the Library’s services and collections. The efficient and effective operation of the Technical Services section. The Sub-areas of responsibility:- Collection management and development of the printedRead More →

Copied below for ease; see the website here: Museums Challenge A Symposium for Transformative PracticeUniversity of Florida, Gainesville, FloridaFebruary 17-18 2020 UF Museum Studies 20th Anniversary Symposium In 2000, the University of Florida (UF) established a graduate program in Museum Studies. In the last twenty years, museums and museum professions have undergone critical transformations. To mark the twentieth anniversary of the program and the radical changes in Museum Studies and museums, UF is convening a symposium to examine the history and future of museums and museum professionals challenging ideas and practices in order to shape transformational knowledge and experiences.   The UF Museum Studies programRead More →

I am thrilled that this position has posted! We want the best colleague, and we look forward to being our best in supporting our new colleague in this new and critically important position. Please read, share, and consider. This and other vacancies are posted on the Smathers Libraries recruitment webpage, and the position vacancy announcement is copied below for ease (some links are missing, formatting wrong; please see the full announcement on the HR page for all content, and any updates). POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Librarian (DEI Librarian) RANK: Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian (12-month, tenure-track faculty) REPORTS TO:Read More → The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature at the University of Florida is offering travel grants up to $1,500 for US residents and $2,500 (not inclusive of taxes) for international residents to undertake research from August 2019 – June 2020. Applications are due July 10, 2019. The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature is one of the largest collections of Anglo-American children’s literature in the world, and known for its emphasis on comparative editions. Particular strengths of the collection include marginalia and inscriptions, women and science, movable books, education, and 20th century non-fiction. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the library catalog atRead More →

Thanks to the fanastic Perry Collins for compiling the information below! From Perry (@perrycollins): Below is the brief information (and as a one-pager) about two programs for training and funding geared toward community-based archives. Many of us are members of organizations or work with organizations that might wish to apply. Deadlines for both of these are coming up quite soon at the beginning of July, though the applications aren’t too onerous. The Mellon program will definitely have a 2020 deadline and I think it’s likely the DocNow training program will also run again next year depending on their funding situation. Below are two upcoming opportunitiesRead More →

Co-organized by: The Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center, the University of the Virgin Islands The University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados Venue: University of the Virgin Islands, Albert A. Sheen St. Croix Campus  Dates: Thursday, 31 October to Saturday, 2 November 2019 (Arrival: Wednesday, 30 October 2019. Departure: Sunday, 3 November 2019) EARLY DEADLINE FOR EARLY CONSIDERATION OF YOUR ABSTRACT: SATURDAY 15 JUNE 2019 FINAL DEADLINE FOR OTHER ABSTRACTS: MONDAY 2SEPTEMBER 2019  SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR PRESENTATION INCLUDE, but are not limited to: The Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the Virgin Islands of the United States (VIUS) Eastern Caribbean Drama, Poetry, Fiction, Cinema, Essays, Biographies,Read More →