Digital Commonwealth: Creativity and Accessibility – Digital Trends in 2018

Digital Commonwealth will hold its 12th Annual Conference, entitled “Creativity and Accessibility – Digital Trends in 2018” on Tuesday April 10, 2018 at the Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. The keynote speaker will be Professor Joseph Nugent, Professor of the Practice, Department of English at Boston College. Professor Nugent’s presentation will be entitled “Joycestick – Engaging Ulysses In a Virtual Reality Game”.Digital Commonwealth is pleased to be able to offer complimentary registration to five (5) full-time … Read More

No-Tech Intro to Digital Humanities: Network Analyses

Feb. 12, 2018 12:00 – 1:30 in CHI (Frost Library 2nd Floor at Amherst College) Join us at Amherst College to learn about the cutting edge analytical method that is taking humanities, social sciences, and hard sciences by storm! For this semester’s first No-Tech Intro to Digital Humanities, Amanda Henrich will explore the power of network analysis as a digital humanities tool. Details are included in the attached flyer below. Free lunch included. (Click here for the downloadable flyer) .

HathiTrust UnCamp 2018: Records, Gaps, and Capsules

By Amanda Henrichs-Recently, the HathiTrust held its third semi-annual UnCamp at UC Berkeley: over 2 days, researchers and librarians from all over North America presented research, outreach efforts, and pedagogical strategies using the 16 million digitized volumes in its collection. Beginning in 2008 as a partnership between the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the UC library system, HathiTrust boasts partner institutions all over the world. As one of the largest repositories of digitized books, HathiTrust maintains “an international community of … Read More

Virtual Reality, the Ancient Maya, and Astronomy

The Five College Digital Humanities Program is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey R Vadala, one of our Postdoctoral Fellows in Blended Learning and Digital Humanities, will be continuing our Five College Digital Humanities speaker series.Dr. Jeffrey R. Vadala’s talk, “Virtual Reality, the Ancient Maya, and Astronomy” will be given on February 1, 5:30 PM at Hampshire College in Franklin Patterson Hall in the Staff Lounge (upstairs). This event is open to the public. Among New and Old World ancient societies, the ancient Maya are … Read More

Speaker Series Event: Are we in the Present, Past, or Future? 3D GIS Explorations of Vision, Sound, and Movement in Ancient Maya Cities

The Five College Digital Humanities Program is pleased to announce that Dr. Heather Richards-Rissetto from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be the first speaker to kick-off our Five College Digital Humanities speaker series this academic year. Her talk “Are we in the Present, Past, or Future? 3D GIS Explorations of Vision, Sound, and Movement in Ancient Maya Cities” will be given on: December 12th 5:00 pm in N255 at the Integrative Learning Center at UMass in Amherst MA. Ancient Maya architecture worked in … Read More

Five College Undergraduate Digital Humanities Fellowship CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:

Five College Undergraduate Digital Humanities Fellowship CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:  Submissions due 22 December 2017. Successful recipients will be notified by 2nd of January 2018. (Click here for downloadable flyer) or Click here to Apply ( Five College Consortium is pleased to announce the return of our fellowship for undergraduate projects in the digital humanities. Junior and senior undergraduate students (though others will be considered) across the Five Colleges are invited to submit proposals for creative and/or scholarly projects that draw together the … Read More

Scholarly Primitives: what methods do humanities researchers have in common, and how might our tools reflect this?

Part of a symposium on “Humanities Computing: formal methods, experimental practice” sponsored by King’s College, London, May 13, 2000. By John Unsworth According to Aristotle, scientific knowledge (episteme) must be expressed in statements that follow deductively from a finite list of self-evident statements (axioms) and only employ terms defined from a finite list of self-understood terms (primitives). [Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy]Read on at

Is Digital Archaeology Busted?

Timothy Brennan has just published an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education called ‘The Digital-Humanities Bust’ (behind a paywall but Google the article and on the first results page you’ll currently find a short domain link direct to the full piece). It’s a critical reflection on the state of Digital Humanities, in which he points to a decade’s worth of resources being invested in Digital Humanities, and asks what exactly they have accomplished: “To ask about the field is really to ask how … Read More

New teaching materials on World War II in the Pacific available

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media is proud to announce the launch of new materials related to World War II in the Pacific on the award-winning website Understanding Sacrifice, created in partnership with National History Day ®(NHD) for the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) and the VA National Cemetery Administration (NCA) .Read on at

Preservation for the (Digital) Ages

Databases aren’t just for tech companies. Classicists collaborate with TACC, UT’s supercomputing center, to upgrade preservation methods for the Digital Age. “Deborah Beck is an expert in the use of language in Greek poetry. Her book “Speech Presentation in Homeric Epic” was the first systematic examination of all the speeches in the “Iliad” and the “Odyssey.” When she was preparing her book in 2012, her publisher suggested she make the extensive database she had created available to the public online.”Read on at 

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