• Hi All — please see the event announcement below and attached from NYU and the NYCDH community.

    Join us on 1/15/2015 at 5pm at NYU Jurow Hall, Silver Center for:

    HyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities
    Todd Presner (UCLA), in discussion with Matthew K. Gold (CUNY) and Laura Kurgan (Columbia University), about his collaboratively authored new book, HyperCities, and its companion website, hypercities.com

    An NYCDH event, sponsored by NYU Faculty of Arts & Sciences and NYU Libraries.

    For more details click on poster below or visit https://wp.nyu.edu/dss/category/events/

  • Hi All —

    I am sure that this nearby conference will be of interest to many in our community; please propose a session if you can make it. Below, please see a call for proposals from the organizers.

    There is still one month to propose presentations for the Keystone Digital Humanities Conference! The deadline for proposals is January 12, 2015. Selection will be made by open, online peer review by the community. Although a regional conference (Pennsylvania being the “Keystone State”), we welcome proposals from across the USA and abroad, from all areas of the digital humanities.


    The Keystone Digital Humanities conference will be held in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, July 22-24, 2015.

    Proposals are now invited for long presentations (20 minutes), short presentations (7 minutes), and project showcases (10 minutes) in all areas of digital humanities.

    Presentations may take the form of interactive presentations, short papers, project demos, workshops, or panel discussions. We welcome proposals from emerging and veteran students, teachers, and scholars.

    The community will be invited to vote on proposals that they would like to see included in the program. The 10 proposals with the highest scores are guaranteed a slot at the conference. The Program Committee will curate the remainder of the program in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters. Community votes will, of course, still weigh heavily in these decisions.
    Please send your name, email address, and a proposal of 200-300 words to keystonedh.conference@gmail.com. The proposal deadline is *January 12, 2015*, and community peer review will run from January 20-February 15. Proposers will be notified by March 1.

    The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH; http://www.ach.org/) is generously providing funding for 10 graduate students to attend and present their work.

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  • Matthew K. Gold commented on the post, Aha! I finally got it!! , on the site Digital Praxis Seminar Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 1 week, 6 days ago

    Very glad to see this!

  • Hi All,

    Social Text seeks a contract/freelance Web Editorial Assistant to
    facilitate updating the Social Text website with content from its print
    journal, Periscope dossiers, and other online articles.

    Full ad:




  • Please see the job opportunity below

    Bucknell University has just opened a search for an Instructional Designer
    and Technologist.

    Full job description and application information: http://goo.gl/tqd3PB
    Library and IT at Bucknell: http://www.bucknell.edu/libraryit
    Instructional Technology: http://www.bucknell.edu/itec

    Bucknell is seeking a well-qualified, experienced Instructional
    Technologist and Designer dedicated to furthering the meaningful
    integration of technology, teaching and learning in a liberal arts
    university or college setting. The ideal Instructional Technologist and
    Designer (ITD) candidate will have a deep awareness of and direct
    experience with applying best-practice instructional design principles in a
    higher education context, and in particular an expertise in bringing
    pedagogically-informed strategies and technologies to his/her work with
    faculty, developing well thought-out methods for understanding both the
    current needs of students and the end goals of instruction. In addition,
    the successful ITD will have a deep understanding of the critical role that
    assessment plays in this work and will have the ability to translate
    assessment theory into practice. The ITD will partner with faculty across
    all disciplines to facilitate innovative course development and
    redevelopment at the University.

    The ten-member Instructional Technology team and the division of Library
    and Information Technology maintain a highly collaborative work environment
    and as such we anticipate hiring an ITD who will embrace hard work,
    dedication, and laughter while working in a team-oriented group. In
    addition, we seek a colleague who is naturally curious, possesses a
    willingness to embrace change, and relishes tinkering with new
    technologies. The ideal candidate’s experience and expertise will
    contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

    Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts
    institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering,
    business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the
    Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an
    appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America’s best small towns.
    Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor
    recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and appealing amenities such as
    restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In
    addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University
    and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical
    facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city,
    Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York,
    Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

    Application review will begin on January 15, 2015.

  • Matthew K. Gold commented on the post, Tay Sway by the Numbers, on the site Digital Praxis Seminar Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Nice work, Christopher!

  • Matthew K. Gold commented on the post, Small Data Viz, on the site Digital Praxis Seminar Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 1 month ago

    Julia! I love so much about this project: the fact that you worked with local data; that you had a real pedagogical imperative behind it; that you refined your data; and that you produced such a beautiful poster! […]

  • Hi Everyone,

    Graduate Center Digital Initiatives is a sponsor of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute in 2015 at the University of Victoria (http://dhsi.org). It’s a great way to spend some intensive time learning DH techniques from some of the leading practitioners in the field.

    As part of our institutional sponsorship, we can offer reduced registration costs for members of the CUNY DHI community. Please follow these directions if you are interested:

    Here’s how partner/sponsor registration works:

    Follow the link from http://dhsi.org/registration.html to the registration system for the DHSI week you’d like.

    Note: In response to requests from attendees who indicated they would like to take more than one course per DHSI offering, this year we have a core DHSI week (8-12 June) and an additional week of additional courses and activities on each side of it (1-5 and 15-19 June). Our schedule, at http://dhsi.org/schedule.php, lays out the general flow of the time, and the courses are listed at http://dhsi.org/courses.php.

    Each participant, or someone representing the participant, registers by [1] entering the participant’s email address, [2] selecting a course, and (once a course is selected) [3] using a optional discount code. For sponsors, we’ve set up discount codes for you and your colleagues to use – both for the 5 spots that come with your sponsorship (as well as for spots over and above those 5, for which we will invoice you later), and for those that your colleagues might register for directly to receive the sponsorship tuition discount.

    For sponsor discounted registration rates: The codes that provide you and your colleagues with the discounted registration rates for sponsors are listed at http://dhsi.org/registration.html#SponsorRegistration. Pointing your colleagues to this page will provide them with the information they need to register at discounted rates.

  • Hi Everyone,

    The CUNY Academic Commons Team is very pleased to announce the release of a new short video about the site: The CUNY Academic Commons: What Will You Build? http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/what-will-you-build/

    We’ve tried to capture that spirit that animates our collective project. Please check it out and let us know what you think!



  • Hi Martha,

    The CUNY Academic Commons was contacted by someone who pointed out that we were hosting a pirated copy of copyrighted materials — the python for kids book that you had attached here. The book is […]

  • Your post makes me very proud of the learning opportunities we’ve put out there for students in the class, Martha, and I am thrilled to see you taking full advantage of them. It’s clear that you are out there […]

  • *From:* Diane Graves [mailto:dgraves@TRINITY.EDU]
    *Sent:* Monday, November 03, 2014 11:13 AM

    Colleagues: Please share the following posting with potentially
    interested individuals or departments that might have such people. Thanks
    in advance!

    Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Trinity University, San Antonio, TX invites applications for a two-year
    postdoctoral fellowship to join an accomplished team of faculty librarians
    and a budding community of DH scholars. Under the auspices of the Council
    on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship in
    Academic Libraries, the Fellow’s work is part of a major initiative,
    supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to define and
    implement a liberal arts college model for digital scholarship and teaching
    in the arts and humanities. Further, Trinity is in the process of
    implementing a new curriculum, which includes a “digital literacy”
    component required of all students. Our goal is to have digital literacy
    developed across the curriculum, including disciplines that are still
    growing their definitions of digital scholarship, learning, and teaching.
    Undergraduate research is also an emphasis at Trinity, and this position
    will have the opportunity to work closely with talented, research-oriented

    Responsibilities of the Fellow will include:

    ● working with the Mellon Initiative and Library faculty to formulate
    policies, manage projects, identify content and develop training to support
    an expanded and sustainable DH program

    ● investigating and evaluating emerging tools and technologies related
    to DH research

    ● holding individual and group DH research training and informational
    sessions for faculty, staff, and students

    ● helping individual faculty members to develop and implement digital

    ● assisting faculty members with the integration of DH methodologies
    into existing and/or new academic courses.

    ● continuing his or her own DH research; participating in the
    undergraduate research programs at Trinity

    ● possibly teaching one class per semester

    The Fellow will collaborate with librarians and with the faculty steering
    committee of the Mellon Initiative in allocating time and expertise to



    ● Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in a humanistic discipline
    after January 1, 2010, but before beginning the fellowship in July 2015.

    ● Experience in the use and application of one or more DH
    methodologies (e.g., visualization, text-mining, text-encoding, GIS,
    network analysis, database design, digital editions) for creating and
    transmitting scholarship.

    ● Ability to work in interdisciplinary humanities environments.

    ● Demonstrated ability to articulate the opportunities of digital
    research to scholars in the humanities.

    ● Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    ● Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team


    ● Demonstrated digital project management experience.

    ● Knowledge of open scholarship trends, resources, and applications.

    ● Programming experience.

    ● Teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

    *Appointment Details:*

    This is a two-year full-time position with benefits, including vacation
    days, sick leave, and health insurance. The successful candidate must
    attend a one- to two-week introductory seminar in July/August 2015. To
    assist with the Fellow’s professional development, the Fellow will have the
    opportunity to participate in the College’s new faculty orientation and
    mentoring programs. Annual salary commensurate with other postdoctoral
    appointments. In addition, the Fellow will receive a research and travel

    *About Trinity University:*

    Trinity University is a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences
    institution characterized by a demanding curriculum, distinguished faculty,
    and exceptionally bright students. Trinity is located in what Will Rogers
    called one of America’s four unique cities. Combining Old World charm, a
    multicultural heritage, and numerous cultural and historical attractions,
    San Antonio is a friendly, affordable, enchanting city in which to live and
    work. Additional information can be found at: http://new.trinity.ed

    *To apply: Please follow the instructions on the following link: *

  • Forwarding from NYCDH:

    “*HASTAC 2015: Exploring the Art & Science of Digital Humanities*
    May 27-30, 2015 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

    Submissions *Deadline EXTENDED to: October 31, 2014*, 5:00pm EST
    (Proposals are welcomed at: )

    Join us on the campus of Michigan State University to celebrate and
    explore the range of Digital Humanities Scholarship, Research, and
    Performance! We welcome sessions that address, exemplify, and
    interrogate the interdisciplinary nature of DH work. HASTAC 2015
    challenges participants to consider how the interplay of science,
    technology, social sciences, humanities, and arts are producing new
    forms of knowledge, disrupting older forms, challenging or reifying
    power relationships, among other possibilities. Themes addressed by the
    conference include:

    – the changing nature of humanities research and scholarship
    – indigenous culture, decolonial and post-colonial theory and technology
    – technology and education
    – ­open learning, peer learning, and issues of access, equity for
    primary and/or higher education
    – communication of knowledge, publishing, and intellectual property
    – digital cultural heritage and hegemony
    – crowd dynamics, global outreach, and social media
    – technology and social identity and roles: gender, race, and other
    – digital animation and other visualization media arts and sciences
    – games and gaming, including for learning
    – community development including the importance of art and culture
    – mobile technologies, activity streams, and experience design
    – cognitive and other dimensions of creativity, innovation, and

    HASTAC 2015 will include plenary addresses, panel presentations
    (variations detailed below), maker sessions, workshops, exhibitions,
    performances and tech demos.

    We seek proposals for participant presentations in the following

    * 5-8 minute lightning talks
    * 15-20 minute talks
    * 75 minute curated panels (lightning talks, longer talks, curated
    * project demos
    * digital and/or print posters
    * creative performances or exhibitions
    * maker sessions or workshops

    For each submission, we will need the following information from you:
    1) complete contact information including valid phone, email, and
    institutional affiliation, if any;
    2) 500 word abstract of the work you would like to present that must
    discuss its relationship to the conference themes;
    3) any technical requirements or other support (including space
    requirements) that may be required for the presentation. For
    exhibitions or other performances, please indicate any equipment that is
    absolutely required and that you cannot bring with you. In the event
    that we cannot guarantee access to the equipment, we regret that we may
    not be able to accept your proposal.

    If you have any questions or require more information, please e-mail us at
    hastac2015@gmail.com or reach out on twitter @hastac2015

    Kristen Mapes
    Digital Humanities Specialist
    College of Arts and Letters
    Michigan State University

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  • Thanks so much for documenting your process, Sarah! I love the fact that you are analyzing a personal dataset and your “meh –> essential” scale is amazing. Great progress and keep at it.

  • ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Neal Stimler <neal.stimler@gmail.com>
    Date: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 11:09 AM
    Subject: Job: Manager of Collection Information/Digital Media – The
    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Dear Colleagues,

    Please share this job posting for the Manager of Collection
    Information/Digital Media at The Metropolitan Museum of Art with potential


    Kindest Regards,

    Neal Stimler

    At The Metropolitan Museum of Art:

    Neal Stimler
    Digital Asset Specialist
    Digital Media
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  • Reposting an announcement from NYCDH:

    Mark Phillipson started the topic Job opportunity: Assistant Director, GSAS
    Teaching Center in the forum NYCDH Announcements

    “Hi all,

    We’ve opened up a line for an Assistant Director here at Columbia’s GSAS
    Teaching Center – here’s the job description:


    The GSAS Teaching Center engages primarily with graduate students, and
    often emphasizes the exploration and use of emerging communication
    technologies in higher education. You can get an idea of the range of our
    programming by browsing our website (
    http://teachingcenter.wikischolars.columbia.edu/ ).

    We often partner with other digital support groups at Columbia, such as the
    Center for New Media Teaching and Learning and the Center for Digital
    Research and Scholarship — and we share our home, Studio@Butler, with the
    Digital Humanities Center here.

    The Assistant Director will have many opportunities to define and implement
    new modes of teaching support, and to cultivate collaborative relationships
    across Columbia. Please pass along this job description to anyone you think
    may be a good fit.”

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