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Hackfest at Ottawa: DHBenelux 2015

Dear colleagues,
Please find enclosed a series of announcements concerning the upcoming DH
Benelux conference (8-9 June 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium), including links to
the conference¹s preliminary program and registration form, more information
on our bursaries for early career scholars, etc.
Preliminary Program
It is with great pleasure that we announce the preliminary program for
DHBenelux 2015. You will find the program on the conference's website:
http://dhbenelux.org/  http://dhbenelux.org/. Please note that this is the
*preliminary* program, subject to changes.
We were very excited to welcome many great contributions of high quality.
Unfortunately this also meant that competition is up and we had to reject a
larger number of papers than the previous year. We shall however take it as
a positive sign of a well developing DH Benelux community. Please check out
this year's host of high quality papers, posters, and demosŠ
DHQ: Special DH Benelux Issue
It also gives us great pleasure to be able to announce that we have found
the editorial board of Digital Humanities Quarterly willing to work together
with us on a special issue of DHQ (http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/
http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/) on the occasion of DHBenelux 2015. The
special issue will show case the highlight contributions to the conference.
Bursaries for Early Career Scholars
We are also proud to announce that we can offer a limited number of
bursaries to early career scholars who wish to attend the DH Benelux
conference. In addition to a reimbursement fee to cover travel and
accommodation expenses, the bursary will include an invitation to the
conference dinner at the Antwerp Zoo, and a waiver of the recipient¹s
registration fee. For more information on these bursaries please refer to
the dedicated section on our website (http://dhbenelux.org/#Bursaries
 http://dhbenelux.org/#Bursaries  ).
It remains then for us to once again kindly invite you to join us for this
exciting digital humanities event in the beautiful and bustling city of
Antwerp. Registration is now open. We offer discount fees for early bird
registration (until May 15). Please refer to the registration form
(http://dhbenelux.org/#Registration  http://dhbenelux.org/#Registration  )
for more information. Please also note that instead of an integrated fee
payment system we rather make use of decentralized highly intelligent
payment systems that are able to ensure timely payment of fees to the
appropriate account (this means you).
Reminder: Workshop on Visualization in DH
Finally, we also wish to remind you that the University of Antwerp¹s
Platform Digital Humanities is organizing a three day workshop on
'Visualization in Digital Humanities' that will immediately follow the DH
Benelux conference (10-12 June 2015). Registration for this workshop is open
until 30 April 2015. For more information please visit the workshop¹s
official website: http://dighum.uantwerpen.be/dighum/2015_spring_academy
 http://dighum.uantwerpen.be/dighum/2015_spring_academy  .
Kind regards on behalf of the Program Committee and Organization Committee
-- Joris van Zundert (Chair), Marijn Koolen (Vice Chair)

Michigan State University looks for Digital Librarian

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 896.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Submit to: humanist@lists.digitalhumanities.org
Dear colleagues,
Please feel free to share this position widely. Application deadline is 5pm May 6, 2015.
Digital Library Programmer, Librarian I
See job posting #1154 at https://jobs.msu.edu/ for full description and application procedure.
Minimum $50,000;
MSU provides generous fringe benefits.
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Head of the Digital and Multimedia Center, we are looking for a 
creative Librarian who will plan, code, test, and implement technologies
and systems that promote and advance the Library's mission of 
preservation, creation, transmission and application of knowledge. As 
part of a unified team, the incumbent shall work with and through the 
G.M. Kline Digital and Multi-media Center, Digital Curation, 
Collections, Systems and Public Service staffs to further develop or 
enhance application design and functionality for vendor supplied, open 
source or in-house applications, with an emphasis on collection 
stewardship and discovery.
This librarian will participate 
approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment based on 
qualifications, interests and need; may include work in areas such as 
cataloging, catalog services, reference, or collection development.
Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment system 
and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities 
related to their position in addition to serving on library and 
university committees as elected or assigned.
Michigan State University Libraries serve more the 4,900 faculty, 36,000 
undergraduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a 
park-like campus of over 5,000 acres. The Main Library and 4 branch 
libraries have combined holdings of over 5 million volumes. East Lansing
is a community of 50,000 located adjacent to Lansing, the State 
Minimum Qualifications:
  *   Master's degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  *   Broad understanding of emerging trends in digital technologies and
scholarship; experience with languages such as Python, PHP or Java and 
demonstrated facility with XML and database construction (e.g. MySQL);
  *   Advanced use of HTML, CSS;
  *   Knowledge of standards-based metadata schema;
  *   Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  *   Ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment;
  *   Ability to work effectively with diverse faculty, students, and staff;
  *   Ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  *   Ability to prioritize and balance various unit needs;
  *   Attention to detail.
As librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuous 
appointment system, also required are preparation and commitment to 
conduct independent scholarship consistent with a librarian appointment;
and capacity and commitment to engage independently in continuing 
professional development.
Desired Qualifications:
Familiarity with repository software technologies, especially Fedora Commons and 
Islandora. Degree or coursework in Computer Science or allied field.
Closing Date:
5pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Instructions to Applicants:
Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, resume and names, 
addresses and email addresses of 3 references to https://jobs.msu.edu/ posting #1154.
Jacquelyn Hansen: aholajac@mail.lib.msu.edu

CFP: Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice – Due June 1, 2015

*Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice* will return Friday, September 25, 2015 to Lawrence Technological University.

*Network Detroit* showcases the best of digital humanities research in the Great Lakes region by leading scholars from museums, libraries, universities, liberal arts colleges, and community colleges. For this event, we welcome proposals for papers and panels that focus on the digital humanities, especially regarding the cultural heritage of Michigan and Detroit.

This year our theme is *Cultural Criticism and the Digital Humanities*, and we encourage submissions on race studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, and political dissidence. The *Detroit Historical Society*, which will host this year?s dinner and keynote address, recently launched a special project entitled “Detroit 1967.” Papers that address digital approaches to the memorialization, dissemination, and understanding of this significant year in Detroit’s history are also encouraged. If you know a student with a promising project, please encourage them to submit to our student poster competition open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

*Proposal Deadline: June 1, 2015*

*Submit a Paper or Poster Proposal: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nd15>*

The following topics and lines of inquiry are recommended:

  • Detroit history and culture
  • Critical race studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, and political dissidence
  • digital art
  • humanities computing
  • digital archiving
  •  career paths for digital humanists (universities, libraries, corporate, alt?ac)
  •  text analysis
  •  digital pedagogy (methods, gamification, content management systems, online learning)
  •  history of the book
  •  design thinking
  •  simulation
  •  game studies
  •  impact of evolving communications technologies on aesthetics, consciousness

For more information, visit the conference website <http://detroitdh.org>.

DH@Guelph Summer Workshops May 19-22

Registration is now open for the inaugural DH@Guelph Summer Workshops, which will run May 19-22 with courses on Omeka, topic modelling, and a CWRC-shop on collaborative online scholarship, plus an introductory talk and reception, a panel on DH and early career scholars led by Adam Hammond (Guelph; soon to be at San Diego State University), and a plenary by Jennifer Roberts-Smith (Waterloo) titled “Your Mother is Not a Computer: Phenomenologies of the Human for Digital Humanities”. Courses count towards the University of Victoria graduate certificate in Digital Humanities. Fees and on-campus accommodation costs are modest. Deadline for registration is April 20th.

For more information, see: https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/digital-humanities-guelph/dh2015

Inquiries may be sent to Susan Brown (sbrown@uoguelph.ca) or to digital.humanities@uoguelph.ca.



Call for Proposals: Archiving 2015 at the Getty

Archiving 2015 presents the latest research results on archiving, provides a forum to explore new strategies and policies, and reports on successful projects that can serve as benchmarks in the field.
Conference Dates: May 19-22, 2015 
Location: Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA 
Full Paper Deadline: March 31, 2015 
Early Registration Deadline is April 27, 2015
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NEH 2015 Research and Development Grant Guidelines Available–June 25 Deadline

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 793
Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London
Submit to: humanist@lists.digitalhumanities.org

Division of Preservation and Access’ Research and Development
National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities http://www.neh.gov  is proud to announce changes to the Division of Preservation and Access’ Research and Development http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/research-and-development  grant program which address major challenges in preserving and providing access to humanities collections and resources.  Recognizing that singular projects such as a case study or one-time experiment can have far-reaching implications, while longer-term projects demand ongoing planning, we have created for the first time two tiers of funding.

Both funding tiers support the development of standards, practices, methodologies, and workflows dedicated to the stewardship of humanities collections.  Tier I, which is for projects up to $75,000, supports planning, basic research, and iterative tool development.  Tier II, which is for projects up to $350,000, supports advanced implementation and applied research.

Also, starting in 2016, NEH will host an annual Research and Development Project Directors’ Meeting. The event will present NEH-funded projects and engage the public in a range of issues related to cultural heritage stewardship.

The Research and Development<http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/research-and-development> program invites non-profit institutions to submit proposals for both funding tiers by June 25, 2015.

The newly updated program, with its combination of planning and implementation grants, is intended to motivate the cultural heritage community to form new partnerships; forge collaboration across cultural heritage, preservation, and the sciences; and to think broadly about how new standards, practices, methodologies, and workflows will help shape the work of the humanities now and well into the future.

To help inspire ideas for Research and Development projects, we have compiled a working list of humanities collection types, research topics, and fields for your consideration.  Bear in mind, the list is by no means comprehensive or exhaustive; we always invite creative submissions in areas not listed below. Ultimately the applicants determine the trends in research and development.

Collection and Format Types

*         archaeological and ethnographic artifacts

*         architectural and cartographic records

*         archives

*         art and visual culture

*         books, manuscripts, and special collections

*         digital media

*         geospatial information

*         language materials

*         material culture

*         moving image and sound recordings

*         news media

*         prints and photographs

*         research databases

*         software
*         time-based media and born-digital art

*         web, social media, and e-mail

Research Fields and Topics

*         accessibility for the disabled

*         appraisal and selection

*         cataloging and description

*         digital forensics

*         digital preservation

*         disaster preparedness and emergency response

*         humanities research data management and curation

*         indigenous cultural heritage practices

*         knowledge organization

*         linked open data

*         material analysis

*         metrics for evaluating use of humanities materials

*         preventive conservation

*         textual encoding

*         visualization

The application deadline for Research and Development is June 25, 2015.  For complete information on how to apply, visit our information page: http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/research-and-development.  A pdf of the guidelines may be downloaded here<http://www.neh.gov/files/grants/research-development-june-25-2015-edit.pdf>.  Questions about the program may be submitted to preservation@neh.gov<mailto:preservation@neh.gov> and you may follow us @NEH_PresAccess for additional updates and news.

Registration open for HathiTrust UnCamp!

Registration Now Open! HTRC UnCamp, March 30-31, 2015

HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp

March 30-31, 2015
Palmer Commons at the University of Michigan
100 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2218
2015 UnCamp

This year’s HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp will be held March 30-31, 2015 at the University of Michigan Palmer Commons. This is the third iteration of the UnCamp—an event that is part hands-on coding and demonstration, part inspirational use-cases, part community building, part informational, all structured in the dynamic setting of an un-conference programming format. It has visionary speakers mixed with boot-camp activities and hands-on sessions with HTRC infrastructure and tools. This year’s keynote speakers are Professor Michelle Alexopoulos, of the University of Toronto Department of Economics and Professor Erez Lieberman Aiden of the Department of Genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine. Read more about Michelle and Erez on the HTRC website.

Who should attend? The HTRC UnCamp is targeted to the digital humanities tool developers, researchers and librarians of HathiTrust member institutions, and graduate students. Breakout sessions will cover a range of topics and be based around attendees’ self-identified roles, so all levels of user/researcher are encouraged to attend. Attendees will be asked for their input in planning sessions, so please plan to register early!

Registration is now live!

The UnCamp will have a minimal registration fee of $150 so as to make the Uncamp as affordable as possible for you to attend, while covering meals and venue expenses. Registration will be open until March 16, 2015, and is limited due to venue constraints, so do plan to register early.

Register: https://www.eventville.com/catalog/eventregistration1.asp?eventid=1011462


Two blocks of hotels have been reserved and are available for reservations via phone only:

Campus Inn (734-769-2200)
Within walking distance of Palmer Commons
$229 per night
Block name “UM Library-HathiTrust UnCamp”

Sheraton Ann Arbor (734-996-0600)
Short car ride from Palmer Commons
$135 per night
Block name “HathiTrust UnCamp”

Additional information, including detailed bios for speakers, introductions for keynotes and the full UnCamp program, will be posted at http://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2015 as it becomes available. Please forward any question to HTRC Executive Assistant, Ryan Dubnicek (rdubnic2@illinois.edu).


Public Knowledge Project Announces Speakers!

The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the upcoming PKP 2015 Scholarly Publishing conference:

  • John Maxwell , Director of the Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing at SFU, and Associate Professor in the Masters of Publishing program at SFU.
  • Miriam Posner , Digital Humanities program coordinator and member of the core DH faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Ray Siemens , Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing and Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, in English with cross appointment in Computer Science.
  • John Willinsky , PKP Director, Khosla Family Professor of Education and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford University, Professor in Publishing Studies at SFU, and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the SFU Library.

For more information, please visit the ‘Invited Speakers’ page on the conference website: http://pkp.sfu.ca/pkp2015/pages/view/speakers

Call for Participation

The conference will address a wide range of issues such as open access publishing, global knowledge creation and sharing, open educational resources, the digital humanities, current and future scholars as publishers, and open source technologies. It will provide opportunities to explore a new array of connections among scholarship, technology, and community, all focused around the broad theme of openness.

The program will consist of a mixture of invited plenary presentations, a “next generation scholars” panel discussion, brief “lightning talks,” a 2-day development sprint, and workshops. A preliminary schedule, including the updated registration fees, can be found on the conference website: http://pkp.sfu.ca/pkp2015/pages/view/program

This year, the conference organizing team has chosen a more dynamic, modern format for the PKP conference, with more opportunities to participate and learn from each other. This format will be more interactive and allow all participants to engage with each other on topics of mutual interest. Therefore, instead of more traditional full presentations, we invite proposals for lightning talks and development sprint participation only. Lightning Talks are limited to 5 minutes each (“5 slides in 5 minutes”). Lightning talks can be based on a full paper, in which case you will have the opportunity to have that paper made available on the conference website; so that other participants can read it before or after the conference.

Proposals that address one or more of the following topics are especially encouraged:

  • Roles for next generation scholars, researchers, and librarians;
  • Community connections and partnerships among scholarly journals, the digital humanities, and libraries;
  • Open education and open learning;
  • New reading and publishing technologies, e.g., innovative reader interfaces;
  • Sustainability for Open: finance and beyond;
  • From scholarly publishing to scholarly products, e.g. the next generation scholarly monograph;
  • New approaches to assessing research outcomes and impact;
  • The full research lifecycle and new linkages with scholarly publishing, e.g. research data.

To start your submission, please visit: http://pkp.sfu.ca/pkp2015/schedConf/cfp

The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2015