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Resource: Verification Handbook for user-generated content

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:00

The Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid responders, which provides step-by-step guidelines for using user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.

While it primarily targets journalists and aid providers, the Handbook can be used by anyone. It’s advice and guidance are valuable whether you are a news journalist, citizen reporter, relief responder, volunteer, journalism school student, emergency communication specialist, or an academic researching social media.

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Resource: Costume Core, An application profile for cataloging costume

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 14:30

Costume Core is a new application profile, building on existing metadata standards to create a specification for cataloging and encoding costume. This specification is being tested to consider its application for an inter-institutional digital resource for the study of the history of dress, HistoricDress.org.

Source: Costume Core | An application profile for cataloging costume.

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CFP: Beyond the Proto-Monograph: New Models for the Dissertation

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 14:00

A new section of the Mediacommons project known as #alt-academy is dedicated to “Graduate Training in the 21st Century.” Edited by Melissa Dalgleish (York University) and Daniel Powell (University of Victoria), the first “cluster” is exploring “how the prototypical graduate project in the humanities—the dissertation—is changing in the face of the digital turn, shifting job markets, and new visions for the academy.”

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CFP: “Crossing Borders,” Eastern Sociological Society

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:30

The “Crossing Borders” theme invites discussion of the social construction and social impacts of borders dividing individuals, groups, and nations.  It challenges us to explore how borders are created, how they can change, and the complex processes shaping whether, and how, they can be crossed – and with what consequences.

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Postdoc: Rice University Humanities Research Center

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:00

The Humanities Research Center (HRC) will award one postdoctoral fellowship for a one-year appointment to participate in the 2015-16 Sawyer Seminar working group on “Platforms of Knowledge in a Wide Web of Worlds: Production, Participation, and Politics.”

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Postdoc: Edition Open Sources , U. Oklahoma and Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (2)

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:30

Two post-doctoral fellowships in the history of science and technology are offered by OU and MPIWG, one fellow will be appointed for each institution. Fellowships offer an opportunity to acquire skills in the digital humanities because, unlike other publication workflows, EOS requires authors to assume responsibility of preparing the work for press. This entails use of a variety of software tools, including LaTeX and XML editors. 

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Postdoc: Hero of Alexandria and his Theatrical Automata, U. Glasgow)

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:00

The project investigates Hero of Alexandria’s treatise on the making of automata, and will design, build and the models described in that work.

 

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Postdoc: “English Literary Heritage: Curation, Innovation and Interpretation,” Institute of English Studies, U. London

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:30

The main objective of the project is therefore to investigate how the digital medium can assist non-specialists as well as advanced readers with unlocking the stories and contexts that lie behind them. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is midnight on Sunday, 17 August 2014.

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Job: Digital Projects & Technologies Librarian, UTSC

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:00

The University of Toronto, Scarborough Library is hiring a Digital Projects and Technologies Librarian.

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Job: Digital Content Officer, ICON, London

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:45

The Institute of Conservation (ICON) is searching for a part-time Digital Content Officer.

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Opportunity: Digital Innovation Fellowships, ACLS

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:30

The ACLS is now accepting applications for their Digital Innovation Fellowships, as well as fellowships in other areas.

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Opportunity: PhD Studentships, Centre for Digital Heritage, The University of York

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:30

The University of York program in Digital Heritage offers two funded PhD studentships, to begin in January 2015.

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CFP: AccessibleFuture

Digital Humanities Now - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:45

The Building an Accessible Future for the Humanities Project is organizing workshops in Boston, Austin, Lincoln and Atlanta on technologies, design standards, and accessibility issues associated with the use of digital environments.

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Job: Postdoc in Digital Humanities, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:45

The National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUI Maynooth) seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital Humanities.

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CFP: Born Digital: Reformatting Humanities in the 21st Century

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:20

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami announces its annual graduate student conference, “Born-Digital: Reformatting Humanities in the 21st Century” to be held March 20-21, 2015. Submission deadline is November 1.

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Job: Collection Development Specialist, ACLS

Digital Humanities Now - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:00
The ACLS is recruiting a Collection Development Specialist.

 

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