August 2017 P4H: "What is Digital Humanities?" Continuing Education Course

  • Posted on: 14 June 2017
  • By: nsumpter

Announcing the August 2017 P4H: “What is Digital Humanities?” continuing education course and online webinar beginning Friday, August 4, 2017. This course introduces the emerging field of Digital Humanities to participants with no background and covers:

• Introduction to some successful Digital Humanities Projects
• Introduction to Digital Humanities Tools and their Uses
• “How Did They Make That?” (inspired by Miriam Posner)
• Digital Humanities Institutions

KIAS Around the World Conference: "Digital Media in a Post-Truth Era?"

  • Posted on: 5 June 2017
  • By: nsumpter

The unfolding of recent political events in the United States sparked much debate around 'fake news,' disinformation and trustworthiness on the web. We hope to use these developments as a starting point for a broader discussion of how digital media has challenged and/or unsettled our notion of truth. The conference theme of ‘post-truth’ is loosely-defined and we welcome considerations of this topic from a wide range of perspectives: from the algorithmic to the philosophical.

GAR Position with IDHMC Available

  • Posted on: 31 May 2017
  • By: nsumpter

The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC) seeks to hire a Graduate Research Assistant for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 to work on a SSHRC-funded partner grant called "Text Mining the Novel," or "NovelTM." This is a 9-month appointment. This is a graduate research position as defined by the University, and GARs will be required to work an average of 20 hours per week. Tuition waivers will not be provided for Master's students, per CLA policy, and potential tuition waivers for PhD students will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

IT Professional I Position Available

  • Posted on: 22 May 2017
  • By: nsumpter

The IT Professional I, under general supervision, meets the IT needs of a unit where multifaceted expertise is required. Performs in specialty areas of systems, services, applications, and/or database management. Performs unit-level support in multiple technical fields.

Experience with any of the following IT environments or tools: Puppet, Virtual Machines (VMs), WordPress, Drupal, Docker, LDAP, and Network Attached Storage (NAS).

To view the position details and to apply, go to: IT Professional I

Digital Humanities Database Course

  • Posted on: 11 April 2017
  • By: nsumpter

A Digital Humanities Database Course will be offered by the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture beginning Monday, May 15, 2017 through Friday, May 19, 2017. This week-long course will introduce the inner workings of databases and demonstrate hands-on work with participants' own data-sets to learn more about concepts such as data normalization, relational table design, Structured Query Language (SQL), and effective long-term management.

Digital Mapping Workshop

  • Posted on: 31 March 2017
  • By: nsumpter

The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture is hosting a one-day Digital Mapping Workshop on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in the Humanities Visualization Space (HVS), 433 LAAH. Participants will learn about using digital mapping techniques to facilitate research and teaching.

See the flyer DigitalMappingWorkshop for more information including the schedule.

Registration closes Friday, April 14, 2017

Laura Mandell - Presidential Impact Fellow

  • Posted on: 30 March 2017
  • By: nsumpter

Dr. Mandell is one of twenty-four faculty members across Texas A&M University's 16 colleges and schools to be honored in the inaugural class of Presidental Impact Fellows. These fellows are considered candidates for continued or new national and international acclaim and will utilize this honor to participate in national dialogue, advance their scholarship and create new partnerships.

Dr. Mandell and the other fellows were honored at a March 7, 2017 ceremony by TAMU President Michael K. Young and Provost and Executive Vice President Karan L. Watson.

IDHMC Presents Henry Abelove

  • Posted on: 1 February 2017
  • By: nsumpter

The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture is presenting several events featuring Henry Abelove on March 7th and 8th.

Henry Abelove is the Willbur Fisk Osbourne Professor of English, Emeritus, Wesleyan University. He is the co-editor of The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader and the author of The Evangelist of Desire and Deep Gossip.

For details of Dr. Abelove's visit, please see the flyer.