The Center of Digital Humanities Research (CoDHR) (formerly the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture) will be administered by the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Dr. Laura Mandell, Professor of English, will serve as director.
CoHDR will assist faculty with developing collaborative research, funding and grant proposals, and provide the opportunity for big data research and assist faculty with the support needed to develop digital humanities resources for teaching, research, and publication.
The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC), on behalf of the Advanced Research Consortium (ARC, http://www.ar-c.org), announces the award of a NHPRC-Mellon Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives Grant to Texas A&M University for $75,000. This grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will be used to plan the development of ARCScholar, a digital publishing cooperative, and to form its governance structure.
Announcing the Spring 2018 Programming4Humanists continuing education course and online webinar beginning January 19, 2018 through April 27, 2018. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
Encoding and Analyzing Digital Editions (TEI, TEI Schemas, XSLT, Python, and Gephi)
This course covers the same material as the Fall 2017 Programming4Humanists course, but with additional sessions on XSLT.
The Novelties: New Directions in Long 18th Century Fiction Studies and DH Symposium will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017, 4:00-5:00 pm in the Humanities Visualization Space, 433 LAAH (Liberal Arts and Arts & Humanities Building). The roundtable symposium briefly presents three new exciting DH projects on the long 18th century focusing on fiction, followed by a general discussion. Symposium presenters are: Dr. Marta Kvande (Texas Tech University) "Restoration Printed Fiction: A Comprehensive & Searchable Database of Fiction printed 1660-1700," Dr.
To promote the use of BigDIVA in the classroom, the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC) is offering two opportunities for TAMU Graduate Teaching Assistants (GATs) to introduce this research tool to their undergraduate students and receive an award.
The BigDIVA.org Classroom Promotion is to educate student researchers about the benefits and to encourage the integration of its use into undergraduate classrooms. To participate:
The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI; main website: dhsi.org) will be held on June 4-8 and 11-15, 2018 at the University of Victoria, offering different courses during each week-long session.
Laura Mandell, Professor of English and director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC) will serve as Interim Director of the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research (GCHR) at Texas A&M University effective September 1, 2017. Dr. Mandell's academic specializations are digital humanities, eighteeth-century literature, and British Romantic literature. She joined Texas A&M University in 2011 and has been named a Presidential Impact Fellow for 2017-2018.