RESOURCE: Feminist Research Practices and Digital Archives

In her recent article¬†in¬†Australian Feminist Studies,¬†“Feminist Research Practices and Digital Archives,” Michelle Moravec (Rosemont College) examines the ethical considerations of putting archival materials online. After reviewing issues that arose in conjunction with the British Library‚Äôs digitisation of the feminist magazine Spare Rib in 2013, I offer three questions researchers should consider before consulting materials in ...

RESOURCE: Syllabus: Women and gender non-conforming people writing about tech

Sarah Myers West (University of Southern California) and Jillian C. York (Electronic Frontier Foundation) have created and invited contributions to a syllabus of “Women and gender non-conforming people writing about tech.” Their work was inspired by Siva Vaidhyanathan’s (University of Virginia)¬†twitter thread¬†and¬†Gabriella Coleman’s (McGill University)¬†letter in response¬†to a recent Los Angeles Review of Books digital ...

CFP: Our (Digital) Humanity: Storytelling, Media Organizing and Social Justice

Lehigh University has released a call for session proposals for “Our (Digital) Humanity: Storytelling, Media Organizing and Social Justice,” scheduled for April 20‚Äď22, 2018, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. From the call: Sessions may be proposed under one of the conference‚Äôs six tracks. ¬†A track is a series of sessions connected by a shared theme; in this ...

CFP: Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries

Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries is hosting a conference from March 7‚Äď9, 2018, in Helsinki, Finland. The organizers are particularly interested in submissions that address the following areas: History While the number of researchers describing themselves as digital historians is increasing, computational approaches to history have rarely captured the attention of those without innate ...

JOB: Digital Pedagogy Librarian, University of Michigan

From the announcement: The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant University community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the University’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, ...

POST: A History Dissertation Goes Digital

AHA Today has posted an interview with Celeste Sharpe (Carleton College), discussing “what is purportedly the first born-digital dissertation in the discipline of history.” In the post, Kritika Agarwal speaks with Dr. Sharpe about her dissertation, They Need You! Disability, Visual Culture, and the Poster Child, 1945‚Äď1980, built in Scalar. Dissatisfied with “the rigidity of ...

RESOURCE: Public Libraries as Publishers: Critical Opportunity

The Idealis has featured an article by Kathryn M. Conrad (University of Arizona Press) in the Journal of Electronic Publishing, “Public Libraries as Publishers: Critical Opportunity.” The paper examines how public libraries can engage their communities by offering publishing services. From the abstract: Libraries have a long and distinguished history of publishing, since their earliest ...

JOB: Digital Collections Management Librarian, Texas A&M

From the announcement: The Texas A&M University Libraries seeks an innovative and collaborative professional to support our expanding programs in digital collections management. Reporting to the Dean through the Director of the Office of Scholarly Communications, this person will have an integral role in the development of the University Libraries’ emergent digital asset management ecosystem ...

JOB: Digital Matters Lab Director, University of Utah

From the announcement: The Digital Matters Lab (DML) is a collaborative venture between the University of Utah’s College of Humanities, College of Fine Arts, College of Architecture + Planning, and J. Willard Marriott Library. The aim of the lab is to provide the space, tools, and expertise necessary for computationally-enhanced research and teaching in the ...