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Weekend Reading: Umbrellas in Portugal Edition

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Happy Weekend, ProfHacker friends!

The title and image for today’s Weekend Reading comes from the Ágitagueda art festival, an annual tradition in Portugal this month that was recently featured in Bored Panda.

If you have even a fleeting interest in the digital humanities, it is well-worth your while to check out Bethany Nowviskie’s keynote address, “Digital Humanities in the Anthropocene,” from the 2014 DH Conference which just wrapped up in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Lots going on this weekend: pe…

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DHSI 2014: On Building

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I was one of some 600 people who gathered at the University of Victoria last week to participate in this year’s Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI). A couple years ago, Natalie wrote a great post about DHSI that is still timely. I won’t repeat what she’s said. Rather, I want to reflect on the many ways that the Digital Humanities is all about building. I’m not interested in making an argument that Stephen Ramsey himself has backed away from since he made his controversial and provocative…

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DHCommons Journal Seeks Mid-Stage Digital Humanities Projects for Review in Inaugural Issue

Many—though far from all, I realize—ProfHacker readers are involved in the digital humanities (DH). More than two years ago I wrote about the launch of DHCommons, a resource for connecting scholars interested in collaborating on DH projects. Later that year I wrote about how DHCommons was partnering with the Association for Computers and the Humanities to connect new DH scholars with mentors. Since then DHCommons has partnered with centerNet, the international network of digital humanities cent…

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A Quick Recap of Day of DH 2014

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This post was originally scheduled to run last week, but then there was Heartbleed.

So it’s only now that we get to look back to this year’s Day of Digital Humanities event, held on April 8 and hosted for the second year in a row by the wonderful team at Matrix, including Ethan Wattrall. For those who may be unfamiliar with the event, it’s a day in which those working in digital humanities publicly document some of their work day and discuss their work.

What is digital humanities? For answers t…

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Accessible Future Workshop: A Report

Last week I had the good fortune to attend Accessible Future, an NEH-funded workshop on making the web more accessible to people with disabilities, led by Jennifer Guiliano (@jenguiliano) and ProfHacker’s own George Williams (@georgeonline). The 2-day workshop was held at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. The first day was dedicated to more theoretical explorations of disability, accessibility, and disability studies, while the second focused on implementing accessi…

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The Latest From Digital Humanities Questions and Answers

Launched in September of 2010, Digital Humanities Questions & Answers is a joint venture of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) and ProfHacker. (See Julie Meloni’s launch announcement.)

Digital Humanities Questions and Answers (@DHAnswers on Twitter) is designed to be a free resource where anyone with an interest in the digital humanities can pose a question to the community of folks working in the field.

Since we last checked in with the site, many interesting threads have b…

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Showcase Your Undergraduates’ Digital Work at Re:Humanities

final_heroes_game___gui_design_by_dynamo00-d4tkkx6More and more institutions are beginning to incorporate digital tools and assignments into their curricula. If this includes you and your students, and you work in the arts and the humanities, consider asking your students to submit applications to present at Re:Humanities, the first national digital humanities conference for and by undergraduates. Stemming from the TriCollege Digital Humanities Initiative (run out of Haverford, Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr), Re:Humanities offers a peer-reviewed spa…

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Weekend Reading: GovernMental Institution Edition

5539225551_9497a41927_m Happy Friday, ProfHackers! It’s been a topsy-turvy week for many of us, especially George Williams and Ryan Cordell, who have traveled to Washington D. C. to participate in a now-cancelled NEH Digital Humanities Project Directors Meeting. Kudos to the University of Maryland and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities for hosting an unconference so that participants can still gather and share their work. But George, Ryan, and our friends at the NEH aren’t the only academics who h…

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One Week | One Tool: Introducing Serendip-o-matic

Serendip-o-matic logo[ProfHacker interrupts our scheduled summer break for this special, breaking news! We'll be back in the full swing of things on Monday, August 12! --Ed.]

This past week, I was one of twelve participants in “One Week | One Tool” (OWOT), an Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and hosted by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The team first assembled on the evening of Sunday, 28 J…

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First Look: Textal, A Free SmartPhone App for Text Analysis

textalIf you’ve ever wanted to do sophisticated text analysis on your smartphone, you’re in luck. A team from University College London Center for the Digital Humanities, made up of Melissa Terras (@melissaterras), Steven Gray (@frogo) and Rudolf Amman (@rkammann), has just released Textal, a free smartphone app currently available only on iOS that allows you to analyze websites, tweet streams and documents, spitting out an intuitive word cloud from your search from which you can see word frequency and collocates (words that often appear next to your selected words) at the tap of a finger.

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