• ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Gallon, Kim T <kgallon@purdue.edu>
    Date: Sat, Nov 28, 2015 at 1:17 AM
    Subject: CFP – NEH ODH Inst Adv Topics in DH, “Space and Place in
    Africana/Black Studies: An Institute on Spatial Humanities Theories,
    Methods and Practice for Africana Studies”
    To: “Gallon, Kim T” <kgallon@purdue.edu>

    Please distribute widely (see CFP attached to this email message):

    Summer 2016 NEH ODH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities


    *”Space and Place in Africana/Black Studies: An Institute on Spatial
    Humanities Theories, Methods and Practice for Africana Studies”*

    5-26 June 2016 & 14-16 April 2017

    *Deadline for applications*: *January 25, 2016*

    The African American Studies & Research Center (AASRC) and History
    Department at Purdue University and the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi)
    at Hamilton College are pleased to announce an NEH ODH Institute for
    Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities for summer 2016 (& follow-up
    workshop in 2017). The Institute is designed to offer twenty (20) early and
    mid-career Africana/Black Studies scholars, graduate students, librarians
    and archivists an opportunity to think critically about the relationship
    and intersections between Africana/Black Studies and the spatial humanities.

    *Application and Logistics*:

    Up to 20 fellowships will be awarded to individuals who demonstrate serious
    interest in the application of geo-spatial technologies to issues in
    Africana/Black studies. While all early and mid-career Africana/Black
    studies scholars and graduate students are eligible to apply, we are
    especially interested in collaborating with those who have experience in
    one or more geo-spatial technologies as well as scholars who have thought
    critically about the spatial dimensions of Africana/Black Studies as a

    All fellows will participate in a three-week residency June 5-26, 2016 at
    Purdue. Residency will include colloquia and working sessions in which
    participants collectively develop project foundations and address relevant
    issues in spatial humanities. Fellows will also be provided the opportunity
    to present their own projects. Applicants need not be proficient with
    geo-spatial technologies but must demonstrate some level of engagement with
    them as well as with spatial questions and analyses. Evidence of the
    capacity for successful interdisciplinary collaboration and for scholarly
    innovation is required.

    Fellowship awards will include a stipend of $3,800 for each participant,
    which will be used to cover expenses for accommodation, travel and meals
    for the Institute and Workshop. Participants are required to attend the
    Institute (@Purdue) and Workshop (@Hamilton) to fulfill the terms of their

    *Applications should include the following*:

    * Two to three-page statement describing how participation in the Institute
    will fit the scholarly and professional goals of the applicant.
    * One-page description of the applicant’s experience with geo-spatial
    technologies and spatial analysis.
    * Brief CV (maximum of three pages).
    * Letter of support from department chair for non-tenured faculty or from
    their dissertation advisor for doctoral candidates.
    * Projects that articulate a clear understanding of the potential of
    spatial humanities and the problems associated with the use of geo-spatial
    technologies in humanities scholarship will be regarded favorably.

    Electronic applications are required. Please assemble all application
    materials, except for letters of recommendation, into one PDF file.

    Submit to nehspaceandplaceblstinstitute@gmail.com

    Deadline for applications: *January 25, 2016*. Fellowship recipients will
    be notified February 25, 2016.

    Questions may be directed to kgallon@purdue.edu and/or anieves@hamilton.edu

    Kim Gallon
    Assistant Professor of History
    Purdue University
    University Hall
    672 Oval Drive
    West Lafayette, IN 47906

  • Hi Sara — glad to see you thinking about this. I would definitely recommend that you explore the ITP program at the GC and also that you discuss teaching with blogs with Luke Waltzer, Director of the GC’s new […]

  • Beautiful post, Ashleigh.

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  • Katina Rogers started the topic Nov 18, 1-2pm: On and Off the Tenure Track
    (CUNY Graduate Center) in the forum NYCDH Announcements

    “Wednesday, November 18 | 1 PM to 2 PM | Livestream TBA | #fight4edu | RSVP


    WHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue
    ROOM: Skylight Room (room 9100)
    WHEN: Wednesday, November 18, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    CONTACT INFO: futuresinitiative [at] gc.cuny.edu; (212) 817-7201


    Join us at the Graduate Center on November 18 from 1-2 PM in the Skylight
    Room (room 9100) for an open, livestreamed discussion.

    This is the fourth of eight conversations as part of The University Worth
    Fighting For [
    , a year-long project designed to tie student-centered, engaged practices
    in our classrooms to larger issues of institutional change, equality, race,
    gender, and all forms of social justice.

    The discussion on career paths and hiring practices will range from
    practical suggestions to higher-order questions, including thorny issues
    related to the casualization of academic labor, the size of PhD programs,
    and ways that expanding our expectations of career outcomes might affect
    the structure of graduate programs (as well as who has access to those
    programs and who sees them as worth the investment).

    Discussion leaders:

    Jade E. Davis, Associate Director, Digital Learning Projects,
    LaGuardia Community College
    Yaihara Fortis Santiago, Manager of Science Alliance, New York
    Academy of Sciences
    Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Columbia University
    Katina Rogers, Deputy Director, The Futures Initiative

    Online Discussion Group

    To help build momentum and to provide a place to discuss related theory and
    research in greater depth, we also invite you to join this student-led
    reading group that will open on HASTAC. The discussion group will remain
    open for three weeks following the workshop.

    Learn more about the series [

  • Thanks so much for this report, Destry! But, just to note: I think this was an ITP workshop, not a GC Digital Fellows workshop.

  • Good work, Kat! I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ll come up with.

  • Great thoughts, Scarlett. You might be interested in the Vogue project at Yale — http://dh.library.yale.edu/projects/vogue/ (news story here – http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2014/10/30/digital-humanities-go-vogue/ […]

  • ———- Forwarded message ———-

    *From:* Matthew F. Sandler [mailto:mfs2001@columbia.edu]
    *Sent:* Monday, October 26, 2015 10:04 AM
    *Subject:* Race and New Media, Nov. 11th, 6pm, Columbia University

    To whom it may concern,

    I am writing to request that you share the below announcement with your
    students, to whom I think it will be of interest…



    *Race and New Media*

    *November 11th, 6pm, World Room, Pulitzer Hall/Journalism *

    Presented by the MA Program in American Studies, the Center for Study of
    Ethnicity and Race, and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism

    “Race and New Media” is a panel discussion about identity and new digital
    publishing formats. It features academics (*Minh-Ha T. Pham of Pratt
    University* and *Susan E. McGregor of Columbia*) and editors of online
    magazines (*Lisa Lucas of Guernica and Ayesha Siddiqi of the New Inquiry*).
    The panelists will be speaking about their own experience building careers
    online as well as their sense of the way race works in the new media

    To guarantee admission, please RSVP here:


    For more information, please contact:

    Matt Sandler, mfs2001@columbia.edu

    *Speaker Bios: *

    *Lisa Lucas* is the publisher of Guernica magazine. She has served as the
    director of education at Tribeca Film Institute and consulted for various
    non-profit arts and cultural organizations, including Sundance Film
    Festival, San Francisco Film Society, and the Scholastic Art & Writing
    Awards. Lisa is also co-chair of the non-fiction committee for the Brooklyn
    Book Festival. You can find her on Twitter @likaluca.

    *Ayesha Siddiqi *is Editor-in-Chief of The New Inquiry and a writer based
    in New York. She has been the editor of BuzzFeed Ideas, and she tweets

    *Minh-Ha Pham *is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in Media
    Studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Before arriving to Pratt,
    she was an Assistant Professor of Visual Studies and Asian American Studies
    at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. An interdisciplinary scholar,
    her research focuses on the structural forces of race, gender, and class
    shaping contemporary fashion media technologies, discourses, and practices.
    She’s taken up these themes in studies of personal style blogs, virtual
    fitting rooms, holographic fashion models, fashion design, the digital
    fashion archive, and in her most recent work, fashion copyright talk and
    copynorms. Her first book, Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet: Race,
    Gender, and the Work of Personal Style Blogging, is forthcoming from Duke
    University Press. It provides a structural analysis of personal style
    blogging as a digital labor practice that has similarities to and is in
    some ways continuous with industrial fashion work. Her current research
    focuses on the politics and economies of race and fashion authorship. In
    addition to Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet, she is the author of
    numerous essays published in a wide range of academic journals and
    mainstream media. Her research has been featured in, among other sites, The
    New York Times, The Guardian, CNN, Wall Street Journal, and Huffington

    *Susan E. Mcgregor* is Assistant Director of the Tow Center for Digital
    Journalism & Assistant Professor at Columbia Journalism School, where she
    helps supervise the dual-degree program in Journalism & Computer Science.
    She teaches primarily in areas of data journalism & information
    visualization, with a research interests in digital security, knowledge
    management and alternative forms of digital distribution. McGregor was the
    Senior Programmer on the News Graphics team at the Wall Street Journal
    Online for four years before joining Columbia Journalism School in 2011.

    Matt Sandler, Ph.D.

    Program Director, MA in American Studies

    Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race

    Columbia University

    425 Hamilton Hall



  • Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2015 12:02:48 -0400
    From: Alex Gil <colibri.alex@gmail.com>
    Subject: Job: Digital Humanities Developer – Columbia University

    Digital Humanities Developer – Columbia University Libraries

    The Digital Humanities Developer will provide technology support for
    digital humanities-focused projects by evaluating, implementing and
    managing relevant platforms and applications; the Developer will also
    analyze, transform and/or convert existing humanities-related data sets for
    staff, engage in creative prototyping of innovative applications, and
    provide technology consulting and instructional support for Libraries staff.

    This new position, based in the Libraries’ Digital Program Division, will
    work on a variety of projects, collaborating closely with the Digital
    Humanities Librarian, the Digital Scholarship Coordinator, other Libraries
    technology groups, librarians in the Humanities & History division and
    project stakeholders. The position will contribute to building out flexible
    and sustainable technology platforms for the Libraries’ DH programs and
    will also explore new and innovative DH applications and tools.

    The successful candidate will have great collaboration and communication
    skills and a strong interest in developing expertise in the evolving field
    of digital humanities.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Requires a Bachelor’s degree in, computer science or a related field, with
    demonstrable experience in the humanities, a minimum of three years of
    related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and

    Significant experience with UNIX, relational databases (e.g., MySQL,
    PostgreSQL), and one or more relevant software / scripting languages (e.g.,
    JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby/Rails, Perl); experience with modern web
    standards (HTML5 / CSS / JavaScript); ability to manage software
    development using revision control software such as SVN and GIT/GITHUB;
    strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of
    collaborative teams; ability to communicate effectively with faculty,
    students, and staff, including both technical and non-technical

    Preferred Qualifications

    Advanced degree in computer science or a related field, or an advanced
    degree in the humanities or related field; experience in one or more of the
    following areas: natural language processing, text analysis, data-mining,
    machine learning, spatial information / mapping, data modeling, information
    visualization, integrating digital media into web applications; experience
    with XML/XSLT, GIS, SOLR, linked data technologies; experience with
    platforms used for digital exhibits or archives.

    For more information and application:


    Columbia University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and
    strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider
    this position.

  • ———- Forwarded message ———-

    Hello friends of NYPL Labs!

    I’m writing to share news of an upcoming talk & workshop, “Write to be
    Read: Publication and Rights Management Strategies For Maximizing Impact,”
    with the founding members of the Authors Alliance, Pamela Samuelson and
    Michael Wolfe. They are fantastic speakers, and I think it would be of
    interest to this community. We’d appreciate your help in getting the word

    Full event details are below, and here is the link to the program
    our site.



    Location: Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (Room 227) | New York Public
    Library | 5th Avenue at 42nd Street
    Date: November 3, 2015, 6:00 pm

    Authors of scholarly and creative works regularly confront questions about
    how best to disseminate their work and communicate their ideas.

    Join Authors Alliance’s Pamela Samuelson and Michael Wolfe for a workshop
    at The New York Public Library that will explore how authors can manage
    their legal rights and choose publication outlets with an eye on securing
    long-term impact and availability.

    Among the questions to be discussed:

    – What are terms to look for in publication contracts?
    – How and when does open access benefit authors?
    – What can be done to increase the availability of out-of-print and
    backlist titles?
    – What resources can authors who write to be read use in managing their
    own rights?

    Audience members are strongly encouraged to submit questions in advance to

    This event is free and open to the public. RSVP at

    *Pamela Samuelson* is a co-founder of Authors Alliance and the Richard M.
    Sherman ’74 Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California at
    Berkeley. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a
    past Fellow of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and an
    Honorary Professor of the University of Amsterdam.

    *Michael Wolfe* is the Executive Director of Authors Alliance and a
    Copyright Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, School
    of Law.

    *About Authors Alliance:* Authors Alliance is membership-driven nonprofit
    organization dedicated to advocating for and empowering authors who write
    to be read. Recent Authors Alliance initiatives include efforts to
    demystify and simplify publishing contracts, voicing official positions on
    copyright reform and litigation, and producing guides on legal issues
    authors are likely to encounter. Authors of all kinds and of all
    nationalities are welcome to join Authors Alliance. Membership is free and
    details can be found at https://www.authorsalliance.org/join/. For more
    information, see http://authorsalliance.org.

    *About The New York Public Library:* The New York Public Library is a free
    provider of education and information for the people of New York and
    beyond. With 92 locations—including research and branch
    libraries—throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, the Library
    offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming
    and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen record numbers
    of attendance and circulation in recent years. NYPL serves more than 18
    million patrons who come through its doors annually and millions more
    around the globe who use its resources at http://nypl.org.

    With thanks to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for funding for this event.

  • Albert Einstein wrote, “Play is the highest form of research.” In Play, a one-day conference, explores play as the principle of innovation and experimentation that underwrites gaming, performance, and other cultural, social, and aesthetic activities. Key questions In Play poses include: How can the study of computer gaming, in line with studies of other cultural forms and productions, contribute to culture studies in the academy? How have embodied performance and play historically enabled possibilities for both freedom and domination, for the making as well as unmaking of societies? How does a focus on play complicate recent scholarship on the global history of experimental art forms?

    In Play invites proposals for posters and demonstrations—conceived as tabletop presentations involving any type of media—that investigate the question of play. We especially encourage digital projects that supplement or link to posters, as well as mixed media presentations, performances, games (both digital and tabletop) and research projects. Undergraduate, graduate, and faculty proposals are welcome. Potential interventions in play might include:

    Play in literature and literature as play
    Playing with gender, sexuality, race, class, or (dis)ability
    Mathematical, technological, and scientific discoveries
    New Media
    Gaming and game theory
    Playing and Pedagogy
    Theater and performance
    Artistic experiments
    Game designs and prototypes, whether digital or tabletop

    Posters and demonstrations will be set up as the centerpiece of the conference for the duration of the event as well as, where possible, for at least a week beforehand.

    Prizes will be awarded to student projects.

    Please submit 500-word proposals or descriptions to inplayumd@gmail.com by 12/15/2015.

    Please include poster title, full name, affiliation, contact information, and brief biography (250 words). Please inform us if you require technological accommodation. Any questions should be directed to inplayumd@gmail.com.

    Plenary speakers for In Play include:

    Patrick Jagoda, University of Chicago
    Anastatia Salter, University of Central Florida
    Julius Fleming, Jr., University of Maryland
    C. Riley Snorton, Cornell University
    McKenzie Wark, The New School
    For more information, visit our website: http://english.umd.edu/InPlay or follow us on Twitter @InPlayUMD.


  • Nicky Agate started the topic Job Opportunities: Seeking a PHP developer
    and a Project Coordinator in the forum NYCDH Announcements

    “Please share widely!

    Project Coordinator, Humanities Commons

    The Modern Language Association of America seeks a project coordinator to
    work collaboratively with the MLA staff and other humanities organizations
    on the Humanities Commons [
    initiative and other related projects intended to help foster greater
    collaboration and communication in the humanities. This full-time position
    is available immediately and is expected to run through December 2016.

    The project coordinator will serve as the liaison between the MLA Commons [
    https://commons.mla.org team and three partner scholarly organizations,
    facilitating communication and supporting participating organizations as
    they get started with the Commons. The coordinator will also support the
    project principals in keeping the day-to-day activities of the project
    running on schedule. Furthermore, the coordinator will work with the
    managing editor of MLA Commons to facilitate member activity and uptake and
    create documentation and training materials and will participate in other
    Commons-related projects.

    The successful candidate for this position will have

    ● An advanced degree in a humanities discipline
    ● Considerable project-management experience
    ● Excellent communication skills
    ● A strong record of using social media for scholarly and professional
    ● Familiarity with recent trends in scholarly communication

    Further desirable qualifications include

    ● Experience leading workshops and a proven track record of doing so with
    enthusiasm and lucidity
    ● Demonstrated facility with technology
    ● A willingness and ability to coordinate multiple moving parts with aplomb

    Salary is commensurate with experience. The MLA provides generous vacation
    and sick time, flexible work hours, a 403(b) retirement plan, and
    individual health and dental plans with no shared premium cost.

    Please submit a letter of application, vitae, and the names of three
    references to Kathleen Fitzpatrick through Interfolio at
    https://apply.interfolio.com/32466. The MLA is an equal opportunity

    PHP Developer

    The Modern Language Association is seeking a PHP developer to extend and
    maintain several open-source software products, including the
    WordPress-based MLA Commons and Commons In A Box. MLA Commons allows our
    members—over 25,000 scholars in the fields of language and literature—to
    create profiles, seek feedback from peers on their work, establish and join
    groups to discuss common interests, and collaborate through new kinds of
    open-access publications. This is an extraordinary opportunity to help
    shape a platform for the leading membership association in the humanities
    and contribute to an award-winning and active open-source project (see
    GitHub [https://github.com/mlaa] ).

    In addition, our long-term plans include exciting and eagerly anticipated
    projects that will expand the scope of the MLA’s outreach, including
    several joint ventures with other organizations.

    Skills & Requirements

    We’re looking for a colleague with strong interpersonal skills and
    intellectual curiosity who can work both independently as well as
    collaboratively with internal and external team members and who has
    experience working with the following:

    PHP-based application frameworks in a production environment (for at least
    2 years)
    WordPress plug-in and theme development
    The presentation layer of a Web application (HTML, CSS, JS) in a production
    SQL (solid skills for extending existing database schemas and creating
    custom queries are required)
    REST APIs for two-way data exchange
    A system-level LAMP or LEMP server environment, for basic installation and
    maintenance tasks
    The principles of good UX design
    Additionally, your candidacy will be greatly enhanced by knowledge of any
    of the following:

    Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, Azure, or other cloud platform in a
    production environment
    BuddyPress plug-in development
    Fedora digital object repository
    Apache Solr or implementing faceted search results in a production UI

    Competitive salary
    Generous vacation and sick time
    Flexible work hours
    403(b) retirement plan
    Individual health and dental plans with no shared premium cost
    Intellectually stimulating work environment
    To apply, please submit a letter of application and a vitae to

    To view or reply, log in and go to:

  • ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Marion Thain <marion.thain@nyu.edu>
    Date: Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 11:25 AM
    Subject: Digital Representations Working Group

    Save the date! Come join us for conversation and conviviality:

    *Digitization: What is Lost and What is Found? *

    An Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion

    Tuesday 17th November: 6.00-8.00

    NYU, Center for the Humanities, 20 Cooper Square (5th floor)


    — Sebastian Heath (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)

    — W. Gerald Heverly (Librarian for Classics and Philosophy, Bobst Library)
    — Elizabeth Hoffman (Music)

    — Thelma Thomas (Institute of Fine Arts)

    We are getting ever greater access to cultural works online through digital
    representations, but how far are those representations hindered by data
    losses and the processes of translation into the digital? Conversely, to
    what extent might they enable us not just easier access to existing objects
    but, more radically, the ability to see or hear things we have never been
    able to see or hear before? This panel event will reflect on these
    questions and present innovative digitization work from across the
    humanities disciplines at NYU. Exploring 3D modeling as well as the
    digitization of music, art and manuscripts, we will also be addressing the
    status of the new digital objects that are created as a result of these

  • ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: NYC Digital Humanities <wordpress@nycdh.org>
    Date: Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 12:00 PM
    Subject: Marion Thain started the topic Digitization: What is Lost and What
    is Found? in the forum NYCDH Announcements [NYC Digital Humanities]

    Marion Thain started the topic Digitization: What is Lost and What is
    Found? in the forum NYCDH Announcements

    “Save the date! Come join us for conversation and conviviality:

    Digitization: What is Lost and What is Found?
    An Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion

    Tuesday 17th November: 6.00-8.00
    NYU, Center for the Humanities, 20 Cooper Square (5th floor)

    — Sebastian Heath (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)
    — W. Gerald Heverly (Librarian for Classics and Philosophy, Bobst Library)
    — Elizabeth Hoffman (Music)
    — Thelma Thomas (Institute of Fine Arts)

    We are getting ever greater access to cultural works online through digital
    representations, but how far are those representations hindered by data
    losses and the processes of translation into the digital? Conversely, to
    what extent might they enable us not just easier access to existing objects
    but, more radically, the ability to see or hear things we have never been
    able to see or hear before? This panel event will reflect on these
    questions and present innovative digitization work from across the
    humanities disciplines at NYU. Exploring 3D modeling as well as the
    digitization of music, art and manuscripts, we will also be addressing the
    status of the new digital objects that are created as a result of these

    To view or reply, log in and go to:

  • Hi All,

    Please forward widely and please consider submitting!!

    CFP: Debates in the Digital Humanities 2017 (Abstracts due 11/2/15)

    Matthew K. Gold and Lauren Klein, Editors
    Deadline for Abstracts: November 2, 2015
    Debates in the Digital Humanities
    A book series from the University of Minnesota Press

    Debates in the Digital Humanities seeks to anthologize the best new work in the digital humanities (DH) each year. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

    * The maturation of DH. A full decade after the field’s (re)naming, how might we think about the impact of the field? What are the underlying assumptions of current DH work, and how can they be productively challenged and re-examined?

    * Assessing the impact of specific tools and methods. What research results have various DH tools produced? What kinds of inquiries have they helped make possible, and what kinds of difficulties, complications, or complexities are involved in using them?

    * DH and its critics. What is the relationship of the field to its critics, either intellectual or institutional? Which issues have been remedied, and which issues remain unaddressed?
    DH, diversity, and difference. How should DH account for diversity and difference–in terms of race, gender, ability, and other areas–across the communities that it sustains, the audiences it addresses, and the projects it supports?

    * Who does DH labor? How can the increasingly nuanced conversation surrounding digital labor inform our understanding of the labor involved in doing DH? How might it facilitate the reformation of older practices or the creation of new ones?

    * DH and activism. How might DH contribute to the analysis of current events that have placed issues of social justice on the national and international stage?

    * DH Pedagogy. How should the digital humanities be taught? When should or shouldn’t DH be taught? What role does DH have to play in various curricula and disciplines?

    * DH, the disciplines, and allied fields. How should DH be framed in relation to other humanities disciplines and departments? How do (or might) allied fields such as STS, design, computational social science, information science, and the history of computing inform or be informed by the debates in the digital humanities?

    * DH, libraries, and LIS schools. How is DH being integrated into 21st-century libraries? How should it be? To what extent should the research and teaching of DH and LIS programs be aligned?
    DH and institutional contexts–what does DH look like at different educational levels and in institutional types?

    * What shared visions exist between DH initiatives and GLAM institutions? What institutional, political, and disciplinary divides complicate those visions?

    * DH and its publics. How is DH practiced (or how should it be) when focused on publics outside the academy? What does DH look like when focused on civic advocacy and action?

    * Histories and futures of the digital. How might alternate (or additional) genealogies of the field challenge existing formations of DH and suggest future possibilities?

    In addressing these and other debates, submissions should take an argumentative stance, advocating clearly and explicitly from a particular point of view. Scholars and practitioners from across the disciplines (regardless of rank, position, or institutional affiliation) are invited to submit 300-word abstracts on these or other topics by November 2, 2015 to the series editor, Matthew K. Gold (mgold@gc.cuny.edu) and associate editor, Lauren Klein (lauren.klein@lmc.gatech.edu). Collaboratively authored submissions are welcome.

    The Debates in the Digital Humanities editorial team will review all abstracts, and authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full essays by January 15th, 2016. The team will consult with the authors of selected abstracts about the length of their contributions, which will range from 2000 to 8000 words.

    We also welcome nominations of blog posts or other short-form pieces that address the above and related issues.

    As the series aims to introduce fully conceived scholarship on issues of pressing importance to the field, this volume will operate on a compressed production schedule. Contributors will be expected to participate in peer-to-peer and editorial review during Spring 2016; revised essays will be due April 1st 2016. The volume will be published in print and online in an open-access edition in January 2017.

    Debates in the Digital Humanities is a hybrid print/digital publication stream that explores new debates as they emerge. The call for contributions for the 2018 volume will be announced in September 2016.

    For future announcements and news about the series, see http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/newscuny.us3.list-manage.com and the twitter hashtag #dhdebates.

  • ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: NYC Digital Humanities <wordpress@nycdh.org>
    Date: Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 2:02 PM
    Subject: Collin Jennings started the topic Talk @ NYU | Andrew Goldstone,
    “Corpus or Field? A Challenge for Quantitative Methods” in the forum NYCDH
    Announcements via email [NYC Digital Humanities]
    To: mattgold@gmail.com

    Collin Jennings started the topic Talk @ NYU | Andrew Goldstone, “Corpus or
    Field? A Challenge for
    Quantitative Methods” in the forum NYCDH Announcements via email

    “Mark your calendars. This promises to be a fascinating talk:

    Sponsored by the NYU Department of English and NYU Libraries

    Corpus or Field?
    A Challenge for Quantitative Methods

    Andrew Goldstone, Rutgers University

    *4:30 PM, Thursday, October 15 *
    *East Room, Avery Fisher Center, *
    *Bobst Library, 2nd Fl. *
    *New York University *

    One of the most promising prospects for quantitative methods in literary
    studies is that of rigorous and empirically wide-ranging accounts of the
    relations between literature and society. Yet the boundary between textual
    interpretation and a sociological analysis of literature has proven
    surprisingly hard to cross. In this talk, I retrace some sociological
    traditions of quantitative textual study, from postwar content analyses of
    political opinion to contemporary field theory, and I argue that they offer
    literary scholars alternatives to the doxa of “reading” that dominates and
    limits methodological discussion in our discipline. The sociological
    traditions turn us from corpus to field, from text collections to social
    spaces of symbolic competition and collaboration. I will discuss (and
    exemplify) the many challenges and pitfalls of this shift, technical and
    conceptual, in my own attempts to quantify the changing status of “reading”
    in the history of literary scholarship.

    Dinner & drinks will follow the talk and Q&A.

    Andrew Goldstone is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at
    Rutgers University. He has collaborated with Ted Underwood on “The Quiet
    Studies of Literary Studies: What Thirteen Thousand Scholars Tell Us,” *New
    Literary History*, 45.3 (Summer 2014) and “What Can Topic Models of PMLA
    Teach Us About the History of Literary Scholarship?”*Journal of Digital
    Humanities* 2.1 (Winter 2012).Goldstone’s book, *Fictions of Autonomy:
    Modernism from Wilde to de Man* (Oxford University Press, 2013), shows how
    modernists’ many attempts to make literature a law unto itself devised
    distinctive modes of relation between literary works and their social
    world. His work in progress includes a book project, “Wastes of Time: Genre
    and the Literary Field since 1890,” and a text-mining investigation of the
    scholarly field of modernist studies.”

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