Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal is a collaborative and multi-institutional research project that publishes "online reference works concerning Syriac communities from antiquity to the present." Dr. Daniel Schwartz, Assistant Professor of History at Texas A&M was awarded a Technical Assistance grant by the IDHMC to work on a structured schema for Syriaca.org this summer, and the NEH website has recently highlighted the resources of this excellent project on their site.
The IDHMC is pleased to announce its 2014-15 HASTAC fellows: Laura Perrings (ENGL) and Nigel Lepianka (ENGL).
Laura Perrings is a PhD candidate in English specializing in Victorian literature and digital humanities. Her digital project, The Victorian Female Detective Archive, involves the development of custom TEI tags to mark aspects of the supernatural. Laura's work on the archive ties in with her dissertation in progress, which also examines the role of supernatural phenomena in Victorian detective fiction.
The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI; main website: http://dhsi.org/) will be held this year on June 1-5, 8-12, and 15-19, 2015 at the University of Victoria, offering different courses during each week-long session.
This two-day symposium, Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18, 2014, will explore the ways handwriting, print, and the body work together to make sense, intellectually and physically. Sponsored by the Department of English, University Libraries, and IDHMC, the program features plenary speakers and roundtables of ongoing work within the Texas A&M University community. Sessions are free and open to all.
For complete program information, go to makingsensewriting.wordpress.com
The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media and Culture and the University Libraries are proud to sponsor a visit by Dr. Miriam Posner, on Wednesday, September 17.
Please join us for two public events:
Liberal Arts and Humanities (LAAH) Building, Room 326
The Digital Humanities Working Group will host an informal discussion with Dr. Posner, focused on alternative academic careers in digital humanities.
Each year, HASTAC (the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) accepts a new cohort of HASTAC Scholars. HASTAC scholars are “graduate and undergraduate students who are engaged with innovative projects and research at the intersection of digital media & learning, the digital humanities, and technology in the arts, humanities and sciences.” The HASTAC scholars maintain an online presence at the HASTAC site throughout the year by blogging, participating in forums, reporting on events, projects, and publications, and collaborating on projects.
We're very excited to announce that many of our IDHMC affiliated faculty, staff, and graduate students are presenting work at this year's Digital Humanities 2014 conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. If you'll be attending the conference, we hope you'll support our TAMU and IDHMC work by visiting the below presentations and posters by our excellent colleagues.
The IDHMC is pleased to announce that our IDHMC/ARC Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr. Timothy Duguid, has recently been awarded the Douglas Murray Prize for his article, "The 'Troubles' at Frankfurt: A New Chronology," which appeared in Reformation & Renaissance Review 14.3. Tim is also the author of a book, Metrical Psalmody in Print and Practice, which is forthcoming from Ashgate Publishing this summer. Good work, Tim!
Dr. Todd Samuelson, our eMOP book history consultant, recently completed his eMOP research trip to Amsterdam, Antwerp, and London. After intensive discussion and preparation with the eMOP team, he travelled to Europe in November 2013 to hunt for information and pictures of early modern specimen sheets. Specimen sheets, or type specimens, were circulated in the early modern period to advertise available typefaces for printers, and specimen sheets constitute a number of the OCR training that the eMOP team has completed over the past few months.
The Early Modern OCR Project (eMOP) has submitted their interim report to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and we now have permission to post sections of that report online. Prepared by PI and IDHMC Director, Dr. Laura Mandell, and eMOP co-project managers for year two, Matthew Christy and Elizabeth Grumbach, this report details work performed during the first year of the grant project.