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Resource: Create A Rich Multimedia Narrative with ESRI Story Maps

From the resource:

A few years ago when I was taking a class in advanced cartography, I was introduced to ESRI Story maps, a webapp that allows you to blend text, maps, 3D scenes, images, and videos in order to tell your story and engage your audience.

While Story Maps were initially made by ESRI (the world’s leading supplier of GIS mapping software) to help its user’s contextualize their maps, the truth is that you don’t need any mapping skills in order to take advantage of this awesome easy-to-use, open-source tool. Anyone can use it as a way to tell their story or present their research.

Read the full resource here.

Announcement: Launch of Early Modern Songscapes Beta Site

From the announcement:

Early Modern Songscapes is a project exploring the circulation and performance of English Renaissance poetry. The recently released beta version of the project’s site includes a digital exploration of Henry Lawes’s 1653 songbook Ayres and Dialogues. The project is a collaboration between the University of Toronto (UoT), the University of Maryland (UMD), and the University of South Carolina (USC). My role (Raff Viglianti) at MITH for this first exploratory phase has focused on designing a data model and an online viewer for the text and musical score of the songs. Prof. Scott Trudell (UMD) and Prof. Sarah Williams (USC) have contributed to shaping the data model and have carried out the encoding work so far.

Read the full announcement here.

Announcement: Launch of Freedom on the Move

From the announcement:

Freedom on the Move (FOTM), an online project devoted to fugitives from slavery in North America, launches today, February 14, 2019. FOTM asks the public to help in creating a database that makes the stories and lives of fugitives from slavery in North America accessible. The website is designed for use by scholars, researchers, educators, students, genealogist, and the public. After quickly setting up an account, users can begin transcribing digitized versions of advertisements and recording important information included in each ad. Participants can even choose to work on ads from specific time periods or geographic locations. Users can also search for and browse through digitized ads.

Read the full announcement here.

PROJECT: Freedom on the Move

Freedom on the Move is a database of fugitive slave advertisements that are being compiled by an interdisciplinary and multi-institutional team. The database includes thousands of “runaway ads” from newspapers, which tell thousands of stories through the details provided by the enslavers; “the ads ultimately preserved the details of individual lives–their personality, appearance, and life story. Taken collectively, the ads constitute a detailed, concise, and rare source of information about the experiences of enslaved people.”

This digital humanities project can be used by librarians, scholars and students, as well as citizen historians, to not only find the data they need, but to better understand the lives of people painted so vividly in the text of the advertisements. Of interest to DH practitioners, database users can export search results to JSON and CSV and use with your tool of choice, whether for mapping, text mining, or other DH applications.

CFP: Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference

The University of Alabama is now seeking proposals for Digitorium, their Digital Humanities Conference, which will take place from October 10-12, 2019.

From the call:

We seek proposals from a range of people including those who are brand new in the field of Digital Humanities, experienced scholars, and anybody in-between to create an inclusive environment where everybody can learn something from each other. Proposals should demonstrate how we as digital humanists can engage with communities and our scholarship in new and innovative ways… Our theme this year is “Connecting the Physical and the Digital,” which includes, but is not limited to, connecting a physical place to an online map or a digital recreation, the digitization of documents or objects, and connecting real world museums to online exhibitions.

Presentations in the areas of Digital Methods, Public Scholarship, and Digital Pedagogy will be considered, and a variety of formats will be accepted.

Abstracts of 400-500 words are due by March 31, 2019.

JOB: Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of South Florida

From the announcement:

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will coordinate the NPMLs’ [Nelson Poynter Memorial Library’s] efforts related to copyright, open educational resources, and scholarly works in the library’s institutional repository. The librarian will serve on library and faculty committees and workgroups. The Scholarly Communication Librarian will work closely with faculty, researchers, students, staff, and librarians to assist in scholarly communication.

JOB: Digital Collections & Scholarship Librarian, Santa Clara University

From the announcement:

Santa Clara University Library is seeking a dynamic, motivated, user-focused, and collaborative individual to serve as the Digital Collections & Scholarship Librarian. This position oversees the digital collections and digital scholarship functions of Archives & Special Collections (A&SC), including digital humanities collaborations with teaching faculty. The digital collections program encompasses digitization of local unique materials, including analog archival and special collections materials, born-digital university content, digital preservation, and the institutional repository.

JOB: Data Services Librarian, Clemson University

From the announcement (pdf):

Clemson University Libraries seek an entrepreneurial librarian to lead the Libraries data management initiatives. The Data Services Librarian will develop and provide services that support faculty, researchers, and students in the discovery, use, preservation, and visualization of data. The Data Services librarian will coordinate and teach instruction sessions and programming related to research data management and provide consultations for researchers in collaboration with subject librarians. This is a 12-month tenure track Faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Library Technology.

CFP: Digital Classicist London 2019

From the CFP:

The Digital Classicist invites proposals for the summer 2019 seminar series, which will run on Friday afternoons in June and July at the Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, London.

We would like to see papers that address digital, innovative and collaborative research, teaching and practice in all areas of antiquity (including cultures beyond the Mediterranean), whether from classics, ancient history, cultural heritage, reception, or other perspectives. Proposals from researchers of all levels, including students and professional practitioners, are welcome. As with previous years, most presentations will be live-cast and archived on Youtube.

Read the full CFP here.

Opportunity: Material Maps in the Digital Age

About the opportunity:

The Newberry Library’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography is pleased to announce Material Maps in the Digital Age, a four-week NEH seminar (Monday, June 10 — Saturday, July 6th*) for college and university faculty.

The seminar directors, Dr. James Akerman (a geographer and the Newberry’s Curator of Maps) and Dr. Peter Nekola (a philosopher and historian at Luther College), will lead 16 humanities scholars on a course of reading, discussion, map study, and research immersed in the Newberry’s extensive and renowned collection of historic map documents and other humanities materials. While this seminar will be guided by a program of reading and discussion led by Akerman and Nekola concerning a range of contemporary themes and perspectives in historical map scholarship, it will be especially mindful of how map research in the humanities, and map literacy itself, is being transformed by the challenges and opportunities posed by the digital revolution.

Read more here.

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