In conjunction with the publication of The Comedy of Errors, the MLA Committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare is sponsoring a digital challenge to find the most creative uses of the XML files and schema for the volume. The MLA has released the data under a Creative Commons license and encourages scholars to submit innovative new means of displaying, representing, and exploring this data. The winner will receive $500 and will be recognized at the 2013 MLA convention in Boston. URLs for all entries must be sent by e-mail to email@example.com and must be received no later than Friday, 31 August 2012, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Visit the New Variorum Shakespeare Digital Challenge page to learn more and download the files.
The University of Sheffield is undertaking research with the intention of improving search within the humanities. The AHRC-funded project called ‘Participating in Search Design: A Study of George Thomason’s English Newsbooks‘ is a collaboration between the Humanities Research Institute and the departments of History (Professor Mike Braddick, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Arts and Humanities), English (Dr Marcus Nevitt) and Sociological Studies (Dr Bridgette Wessels).
We are seeking participants ranging from PhD students to Professors in the research areas of History, English Language, English Literature, Politics and Journalism to answer a short survey about your current research practice, including your overall understanding of search and the advantages and drawbacks of web-based vs. more traditional text-based methods.
If this applies to you please follow the link to the survey below. It will only take 10 minutes of your time and your opinions will be of great value to our work and the wider impact of the project.
The knowledge gained from this will be used to inform the design of better search interfaces for online resources, which genuinely meet the needs of the research community. The test dataset is approximately 50,000 pages of 17th century newsbooks collected by George Thomason.
The survey will be open until Monday 16th April. Results will then be fed back to survey respondents and there will also be the opportunity for further participation in the project. The survey is completely anonymous and complies with the University of Sheffield’s Ethics Policy.
Comment on essays from October 6th to November 14th, 2011.
Has the digital revolution transformed how we write about the past — or not? Have new technologies changed our essential work-craft as scholars, and the ways in which we think, teach, author, and publish? Does the digital age have broader implications for individual writing processes, or for the historical profession at large? Explore these questions in Writing History in the Digital Age, a born-digital edited volume, under contract with the University of Michigan Press for the Digital Humanities Series of its digitalculturebooks imprint.
Susan M. Hockey went on to set much more than a curious counter-example. She spent a full career serving for many of us as one of the most positive role models imaginable, of a woman in important technical, teaching, and leadership positions in the growing field of literary, linguistic, and humanities computing — a community of practice we now call the digital humanities.
A brief selection of assorted bloggers. Note that not all of the bloggers listed here necessarily identify as digital humanists – but all have views to share that are important to the field.
I’m writing to you to let you know about an exciting new addition to this year’s North American Conference on British Studies. As some of you already know, Tim Hitchcock and I are working together on a digital space that we are calling The History Working Papers…