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Humanities + digital insights is HyperStudio's weekly mailing about news in digital humanities. Every week we will provide you with summaries on innovative digital projects and current discussions in the field, with pointers to conferences and innovative digital tools, as well as information on new publications and digital library initiatives.

The HyperStudio Team


HyperStudio News
On November 13, Kurt Fendt will be participating in a panel at the Shaping Access! More Responsibility for Cultural Heritage conference in Berlin.

Want to learn more about Annotation Studio? Join us on November 21 from 2 to 3pm EST for a free webinar. Participants in this discussion will come away with an understanding of a range of constructive and innovative assignments for students that focus their attention on careful reading and analytical writing while creating a dynamic social classroom environment.

Digital Humanities News

Aaron Straup Cope discusses the bias inherent in systems like the Cooper Hewitt Museum’s collection website and how an organization might mitigate it: “What search-by-color and other algorithmic cataloging points to is the need to develop an iconography, or a colophon, to indicate machine bias.”

The Vatican Apostolic Library is undertaking an initiative to digitize its collection of 82,000 manuscripts and documents—an effort supported, in part, through crowdsourced funding. 

Public humanities
On the Chronicle of Higher Education, Rebecca Koenig considers Buzzademia—”a peer-reviewed journal 4 Buzzfeed-style scholarship”—and its strategy of adopting popular social media writing styles to articulate academic research.

In slides from a recent presentation, Steven Lubar reflects on his tenure as director of Brown University’s public humanities program and where public humanities is headed in the future.

In “Digital Scholarship and Digital Studies,” Sarah Werner and Michael Kirschenbaum argue that “book historians are already using digital tools and that current book production and reception is inextricably tied to digital methods.”

In a series of posts commemorating the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media’s twentieth anniversary, Stephen Robertson reflects on the development of combining history pedagogy with digital tools, highlighting prominent projects in RRCHNM’s history.

Focus: Open access
To mark the end of Open Access Week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation shares an excellent lists of blog posts and other resources that examine “making scholarly research immediately and freely available around the world to read, cite, and re-use.”

Joseph Esposito responds to Simba Information’s recent report on open access journal publishing: “The real story of OA is that as soon as someone found a way to make economic sense out of it, businesspeople jumped in and began to domesticate it for their own purposes.”


Conferences, Fellowships, + Publications

Proposals are now being accepted for Museums and the Web (Chicago, April 8-11, 2015)

Registration is now open for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute; scholarships are also available (June 2015, University of Victoria, Canada)

Applications are now being accepted for the Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities (University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA)

October 31 is the (extended) deadline to submit proposals for HASTAC 2015: Exploring the Art & Science of Digital Humanities (Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, May 27-30)

November 1 is the deadline to submit abstracts to Born Digital: Reformatting Humanities in the 21st Century (University of Miami, March 20-21, 2015)

November 1 is the deadline to submit abstracts to the Digital Classicist Seminar New England (Tufts University, Boston, spring 2015)

November 3 is the deadline to submit proposals to Digital Humanities 2015: Global Digital Humanities (Sydney, Australia, June 29-July 3, 2015)

November 5 is the deadline to submit to Electronic Literature Collection 3

November 21 is the deadline to submit proposals for the anthology Theorizing the Digital Humanities

December 1 is the deadline to submit “executable culture of all sorts” to Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures

December 1 is the deadline to apply for the Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Digital Humanities (Rice University, Houston, Texas)

December 1 is the deadline to participate in GIF IT UP, a competition run by the Digital Public Library of America and DigitalNZ

December 15 is the deadline to submit proposals for The End(s) of Electronic Literature (Bergen, Norway, August 5-7, 2015)

December 15 is the deadline to apply for the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL)

December 31 is the deadline to apply for membership to the BitCurator Consortium 

January 1 is the deadline to submit proposals to Textual Machines (University of Georgia, Athens, GA, April 18, 2015)

January 5 is the deadline to submit proposals for Critical Making: Design and the Digital Humanities

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