This is exciting news, as are all stories on digital humanities, digital scholarship, and digital innovation centers, labs, institutes and the like because these entities provide a conceptual space (and sometimes this is located in an incredibly useful physical space) to support new forms of scholarship and new ways to increase impact with existing forms of scholarship. These entities are critical to connecting research with the public and public good. Congrats to UNC! The news story copied below is  from here. UNC to launch Digital Innovation Lab Wednesday, September 14, 2011 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will launch a new virtual labRead More →

Computational Culture: a Journal of Software Studies is a new journal with the first issue expected this fall. I’m late in announcing this, but it’s an important journal and worth repeating earlier announcements on it. From the homepage of Computational Culture: Computational Culture is an online open-access peer-reviewed journal of inter-disciplinary enquiry into the nature of the culture of computational objects, practices, processes and structures. The journal’s primary aim is to examine the ways in which software undergirds and formulates contemporary life. Computational processes and systems not only enable contemporary forms of work and play and the management of emotional life but also drive theRead More →

The full call is below. This is a fabulous opportunity because Digital Humanities Quarterly ( is such an excellent publication. It’s open access, which is critical to dissemination of scholarship. Most importantly, it’s woven into the full spectrum of the dynamic digital humanities community (speculative computing, how to do traditional humanities with computing, new humanities questions made possible through technology and posed by technology, technologies and tools, data mining, etc). The call below came out over the CenterNet list, which is another amazing resource worth subscribing to by anyone interested in digital humanities. Call for applications: Reviews Editor, Digital Humanities Quarterly DHQ is seeking oneRead More →

Due to enthusiastic response to our 2011 HASTAC Conference CFP, and due to conflicts with summer travels and holidays, HASTAC has decided to reschedule the deadline to September 15, 2011. The University of Michigan will be hosting the 2011 annual HASTAC Conference face-to-face on its Ann Arbor campus December 2 and 3. We invite proposals for presentations on the general theme of Digital Scholarly Communication. Deadline for submission is September 15, 2011. Proposals can be submitted here: They seek topics which may range over but need not be restricted to, the role of digital technologies in: Reformulating scholarly projects and products. (This might includeRead More →

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy is a new journal with a first issue expected in September 2011. The journal is open access and, according to the website: The mission of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy is to promote open scholarly discourse around critical and creative uses of digital technology in teaching, learning, and research. Educational institutions have often embraced instrumentalist conceptions and market-driven implementations of technology that overdetermine its uses in academic environments. Such approaches underestimate the need for critical engagement with the integration of technological tools into pedagogical practice. The JITP will endeavor to counter these trends by recentering questionsRead More →

A THATCamp is being held in Orlando, Florida on February 19-20, 2011. See the website for more information: Registration is being accepted now through February 5, and this will certainly be an exciting event and well worth attending! Description from the website: Announcing THATCamp Florida!  The University of Central Florida will be hosting a regional THATCamp on the weekend of February 19-20, 2011 in sunny Orlando.  The gathering will involve about 75 people drawn broadly from the Humanities and will include Professors, Librarians, Graduate Students and interested parties (writers, musicians, etc.) who are engaged in sorting through the many and varied ways that ourRead More →

Victoria University of Wellington has announced the establishment of a targeted PhD scholarship in the broad area of digital preservation: Future Memory at Risk: Digital Preservation and Cultural Heritage The creation of a national digital memory poses fundamental challenges for cultural heritage institutions. Our libraries, archives and museums are searching for new ways to demonstrate their relevance in the digital world, but they are uncertain of the boundaries of their responsibilities which were established in a pre-digital age. Our future access to a trustworthy and meaningful national memory requires these institutions to identify, preserve and make accessible significant digital artefacts of society and also toRead More →