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DHNow is on Winter Break!

Digital Humanities Now will be taking a break until the end of January. On behalf of the DHNow staff, thank you for another great year of publication! A special thanks goes to the generous community of volunteer editors-at-large for dedicating their time and expertise, whether for a single week or throughout the year. We hope you’ll join…

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Funding: Attend Digital Pedagogy Lab as a 2019 Fellow

About the funding: …As an event, the Lab receives no financial support from any institution or corporation, relying instead on the donations and contributions of its community, and on the revenue generated by registrations. Each year, we earmark funds to provide fellowships to as many people as we can. A Digital Pedagogy Lab Fellow attends…

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Resource: State of Online Surveillance

About the resource: With each new technological development promising to “revolutionize education”, we need to start asking how…and at what cost. Platforms that provide services allegedly for free often do so in exchange for data about its users—forming a deep layer of surveillance over our online lives. Asking students to use online platforms and services…

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Report: GIS Day 2018

From the report: As part of GIS Day 2018, the Digital Scholarship Group, the Northeastern University Visualization Consortium (NUVis), and the College of Arts, Media and Design brought Nil Tuzcu and Arzu Çöltekin to present on mapping and visualization. Nil Tuzcu is an information designer and urban technologist specializing in spatial data analysis and visualization…

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Job: Colored Conventions Project Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation, UD

From the ad: This will be a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in African American data curation, with time split between the Colored Conventions Project (CCP) and the CLIR Fellow’s own research. Working as a key member of the CCP team, the Fellow will implement and supervise new, multi-institutional partnerships for gathering documents, organizing research data, and…

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Job: Assistant Professor of History, California State University San Marcos

From the ad: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D in History or historically based interdisciplinary degrees (i.e. American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Humanities, etc) by August 2019. Ability to contribute to the BA and MA courses on Digital History and/or Public History/Applied History Areas of Specialization:  Fields covering pre-Colonial Americas through antebellum US and the Civil War through the…

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CFParticipation: NYCDH Week 2019 – Call for Workshops

From the CFParticipation: NYCDH is happy to announce the 4th Annual NYCDH Week, February 4-8, 2019. Taking place at institutions throughout New York City, NYCDH Week gives individuals across the region who are interested in digital humanities an opportunity to learn new techniques and skills, hear about DH projects from across the city, and become part of…

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Job: Digital Workflow Specialist, Wellcome Collection

From the ad: Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library for incurably curious; exploring health, life and our place in the world. Inspired by the collections assembled by Henry Wellcome, we encourage ideas about health by connecting science, medicine, life and art. We are looking for a Digital Workflow Specialist to contribute to our…

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Resource: Draft guide for identifying public domain serial content

About the resource: Back in June, I announced that we had completed an inventory of all serials with active copyright renewals made through 1977, based on listings in the Copyright Office’s Catalog of Copyright Entries.  At the time, I said we’d also be releasing a draft of suggested procedures for using the information there, along…

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Resource: ScanTent device and DocScan mobile app – Preserving our cultural heritage with a smartphone

About the resource: The READ project is a big proponent of digitisation on demand using smartphones. A typical mobile phone camera can capture relatively high-quality images of historical documents, which can then be used for preservation, research and even as training data for Automated Text Recognition using our Transkribus platform. The Computer Vision Lab at…

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