DHC Recognizes IUP Students as HASTAC Scholars

The Center for Digital Humanities and Culture is pleased to recognize three IUP graduate students who have been named 2014 HASTAC Scholars. Adam Colton, Matthew Corran, and Wesley Dunning will participate in this network during the 2013-2014 academic year, under the local sponsorship of the IUP DHC. As HASTAC scholars, they will develop their graduate research projects in concert with fellow scholars from across the US and the world.

Sherwood Leads Workshop for Faculty, Library Archivists, and Grads at U Cincinnati

Kenneth Sherwood, Associate Professor of English and DHC Co-director, led a day-long workshop for the Elliston Project Digital Archive at the University of Cincinnati on 5 October, 2013. The workshop introduced UC faculty, library staff, and graduate students to theories and strategy for teaching with poetry audio.

Sherwood Helps Shape Supercomputing Tool for Literary Analysis

Co-founder of the IUP Center for Digital Humanities and Culture, Dr. Kenneth Sherwood spent a week at UT Austin this past May as an invited participant in "High Performance Sound Technology for Access and Scholarship." This National Endowment for the Humanities-sponsored Institute for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities centers involves an innovative use of supercomputers for the analysis of spoken word audio.

2013 Digital Humanities Forum: Call for Papers

2013 Digital Humanities Forum: Return to the Material
University of Kansas
September 12-14, 2013

* Thursday, September 12: Workshops
* Friday, September 13: THATCamp Kansas
* Saturday, September 14: Return to the Material conference

Recently digital humanities discussions have returned to a focus on the material in many senses. Bethany Nowviskie’s talk at MLA 2013—“Resistance in the Materials” —explored various facets of the material aspects of digital humanities, including the role of craft and collaboration, the “increasing casualization of academic labor," and the emergence of digital-to-physical technologies. KU’s 2013 Digital Humanities Forum will explore these and related topics in our program “Return to the Material.”

DHC Co-director Chosen for NEH-funded Institute

Associate Professor of English, Kenneth Sherwood, has been chosen to participate as a poetry scholar in the NEH-funded NEH-funded Institute for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities: "High Performance Sound Technology for Access and Scholarship" (HIPSTAS). The year-long project focuses on developing and using new technologies to access and analyze spoken word recordings within audio collections.

Digital Humanities and English Studies

One measure of what's going on in the field of English studies is the mix of panels at the annual professional conference of the Modern Language Association. Nearly 10% of sessions at this year's MLA focus on the digital humanities.

Opportunities for DH Students and Scholars at the 2013 MLA

The Humanities and Technologies CAMP
THATCamp MLA is an "unconference" affiliated with this year’s Modern Language Association Convention and will be hosted at Northeastern University in Boston, MA on January 2, 2013. Sessions will be held the day before the MLA Convention, which runs from January 3-January 6 in Boston. Applications for THATCamp MLA will open on September 7, 2012. Apply: http://mla2013.thatcamp.org/

DH Commons Workshop

Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age:

Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age:
E/Merging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices

12 December 2012. Hotel Parque Central, Havana, Cuba.
Proposals due 15 May 2012.

Do "The Risky Thing" in Digital Humanities

In the September 25, 2011 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, Kathleen Fitzpatrick writes that "The case for why a graduate student should take a chance on an innovative project—a dissertation in film studies that builds its argument in both video and text form, for instance, or a project that uses geospatial technologies to map literary movements—is pretty straightforward: Real innovation requires risk. "
Fitzpatrick is the Director of Scholarly Communications for the MLA and a Professor at Pomona College. Visit the Chronicle to read the full opinion piece:
http://chronicle.com/article/Do-the-Risky-Thing-in/129132/

Wisnicki joins the DHC

The DHC and the department of English are pleased to welcome Dr. Adrian S. Wisnicki to IUP. At present Adrian is completing a monograph that explores British knowledge production on the African "frontier" through close analysis of works by Livingstone, Burton, Kingsley, Conrad, Buchan, and others. His next project, which will be published through Livingstone Online, entails producing a digital, multidisciplinary, critical edition and image database of Livingstone's final exploration diaries (1869-1873). For more information, see http://www.livingstoneonline.ucl.ac.uk/