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DHNow is on Summer Break!

Digital Humanities Now will be taking a break until September. On behalf of the DHNow staff, thank you for another great semester! A very big thank you goes to our dedicated community of volunteer editors-at-large for being so generous with their time and expertise. This semester’s editors-at-large included: Jessica Dauterive, LaQuanda Walters Cooper, Greta Swain, Jajwalya Karajgikar, R. J….

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Editors’ Choice: Taste the Data!

This spring, I taught a new Freshman Seminar at Princeton ( FRS 154) called “Weird Data,” a CDH course sponsored by the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning. The goal of the course was to provide a wide-ranging introduction to the world of data in all its forms, ideas, and, well, weirdness. A key idea…

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Editors’ Choice: The Quilombo Activists’ Archive and Post-Custodial Preservation, Part II

… I learned about Carlitos da Silva’s story while conducting archival research at the Articulation and Advisory Team to Rural Black Communities of the Ribeira Valley (EAACONE, formerly MOAB, the Movement of Peoples Threatened by Dams), an Eldorado-based civil society organization that defends the territorial rights of quilombos residing in the Atlantic Forest of São…

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Editors’ Choice: (Re)Animating Queer Life(after?)Death – Queer/ing Multimodality and/as Practicing Mourning

Content warning: This post will explore topics relating to anti-queer violence and death. In Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age, we see an interestingly multimodal argument for agency beyond the grave. Since, “digital technologies are increasingly intertwined with physical environments” (p. 111) myriad technologies  are offering an embodied mourning experience. Living Headstones…

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Editors’ Choice: Race, Gender, and Toxicity Online Plenary Roundtable

Race, Gender, and Toxicity Online Plenary Roundtable When: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25 Sponsored by: Social Science Research Council and the Center for Media Engagement in the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. Plenary Roundtable: Professor Zizi A. Papacharissi, University of Illinois-Chicago; Professor Lisa Nakamura, University of Michigan;…

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Editors’ Choice: When and how did “archive” become a verb?

Archives are places. They are institutions. But to archive is also an action. Web Archiving is a process that produces web archives and personal digital archiving is a set of practices for working to ensure longterm access to personal digital content. When and how did archive become a verb? Webster’s dates the noun usage to 1603 and the verb…

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Editors’ Choice: How a University Can Sell Its Soul

HASTAC’s Stanford Origins and the University’s Current Decision on Stanford University Press … For HASTAC, this story has particular relevance since we were founded with the conviction that the technologies emerging from Silicon Valley had to have ethical and social dimensions, including ones based on access and equity. HASTAC has deep roots in a scholarly…

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Editors’ Choice: Thirteen Oblique Strategies for Digital Pedagogy

When I sat down to write this post I had no ideas. That’s probably inevitable, given the year of blogging challenge that we’re undertaking in the Scholars’ Lab. The whole point is to write often and frequently, that there is value in a steady stream of thoughts rather than waiting for the perfect blog post,…

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Editors’ Choice: Transforming TEI for the Web

Last month, I led a workshop for the GC Digital Initiatives on “Getting Started with TEI.” For those who don’t know, TEI (short for Text Encoding Initiative) is a method for encoding, or “tagging,” texts in such a way that both humans and computers can make sense of them. It is a set of guidelines used…

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