ARC at North Carolina State University

This October, directors and project managers from the nodes of the Advanced Research Consortium (ARC) met in Raleigh, North Carolina to discuss the expansion, implementation, and sustainability of ARC as a digital infrastructure for the future of humanities scholarship. Representatives from ARC, including the IDHMC’s own director Laura Mandell, Nineteenth-Century Scholarship Online (NINES), 18thConnect, the Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance (MESA), the Renaissance English Knowledge Base (REKn), and Modernist Networks (ModNets) were in attendance.

The last day of the meeting, scholars and independent software developers from the research triangle travelled to North Carolina State University for DH Day. A storify of the days events and discussions can be found here (and thank you to NCState’s Barry Peddycord). The NCSU libraries and scholarly community also graciously video archived the days events, and those videos can be found below.

Thank you to NCSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tim Stinson, and Rachel Hodder for bringing us all to North Carolina State University, and thank you to all the ARC nodes for making these productive discussions possible.


DH Day Panel on “Evaluating Digital Scholarship” [part 1]  [part 2]

Mandell, Laura. “The End of the (Print) Humanities: Retooling the Academy.” [Part 1]  [Part 2]

For more information about DH Day, see the official page.


Video Lectures from Digital Humanities 2012

At the annual international conference of the Alliance for Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), our director, Dr. Laura Mandell, and one of our faculty fellows, Dr. Amy Earhart, presented papers at the University of Hamburg.

Dr. Laura Mandell, Director of the IDHMC and Professor of English presented:

“Myopia: A Visualization Tool in Support of Close Reading” by Manish Chaturvedi, Gerald Gannod, Laura Mandell, Helen Armstrong, and Eric Hodgson.

The video lecture can be viewed here.

The abstract can be viewed here.

Dr. Amy Earhart, Assistant Professor of English and IDHMC faculty fellow, presented:

“Recovering the Recovered Text: Diversity, Canon Building, and Digital Studies.”

The video lecture can be viewed here.

The abstract can be viewed here.

Thank you to the University of Hamburg, #dh2012, and the ADHO for the videos and scholarly discussion!

IDHMC’s Day of DH 2012

This March 2012, the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture participated in its first Day of DH. We took some lovely pictures of projects, planning, and people, and we’re finally ready to share them.


 The IDHMC lounge is open for meetings, small workshops, events, and is also a place for faculty, graduate students, and staff to have coffee, talk, and read! We always have coffee, tea, and snacks as well as light (or heavy) reading to share.



PhD candidate and IDHMC fellow Matt Davis and IDHMC faculty fellow Dr. Amy Earhart discuss their projects in our IDHMC lounge. In this photo, they are discussing ARC (Advanced Research Consortium).



Every week in the IDHMC, our fellows, professors, and project managers get together to discuss their projects over coffee and tea.





Above Matt and Amy is a TEI Hierarchy Chart created by the fabulous Dr. Laura Mandell, the director of the IDHMC at Texas A&M University, for her bimonthly XSLT workshop – a precursor to her upcoming book on XSLT for the Humanities.




PhD candidate and IDHMC fellow Shawn W. Moore points to the wall of Digital Humanities in his office. Shawn created this physical visualization of his preliminary exam reading list in the Spring, and he is currently expanding it to visualize his dissertation project.



Here is the wonderful Dr. Krista May, Associate Editor of the World Shakespeare Bibliography and an IDHMC fellow, working hard on bibliography entries!




Project Manager Mary Farrington works with our IDHMC undergraduate interns! In this picture, Mary and Carly are working on data input and website maintenance.





Matt Christy, our programmer in the IDHMC, and Mary Farrington discuss the current contract work our Initiative is completing for our outside collaborative projects.




I’ll leave you with an excellent image of one of our project boards from March. The IDHMC is preparing for an exciting 2012-2013, and our contributors, students, staff, and faculty look forward to sharing more in the coming months.