On April 15, the IDHMC hosted our first Visualization Day, which showcased the work of Texas A&M faculty and researchers. We were pleased to have participants from Archaeology, Digital Humanities, English, Performance Studies, and the Libraries in the event.
The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture is hosting a Humanities Visualization Day in its Humanities Visualization Space (HVS) featuring presentations by faculty and post-doctoral fellows on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. For details and the schedule of presentations see the HVSDay-Schedule flyer.
The IDHMC is pleased to announce the formation of an advisory board to provide feedback, input, and guidance on IDHMC projects, structure, and initiatives.
The following faculty members have agreed to serve on this board: Richard J. Golsan, Bruce Herbert, Craig Kallendorf, Tim McLaughlin, Daniel L. Schwartz, and Nancy Warren. See IDHMC Advisory Board for brief bios for each of the board members.
On November 12, Dr. Laura Mandell, Professor and Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M University, presented at Texas A&M her talk, “Imminent Demise or Potential Rejuvenation?: The Future of the Scholarly Monograph” originally given as a keynote address at the recent ARL forum Wanted Dead or Alive – The Scholarly Monograph.
Dr. Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Humanities and History Division, Columbia University Libraries, took a break from the ARC semi-annual meeting being held at Texas A&M to give a talk at the Glasscock Center on "Praxis and Sustainability: building social structures in digital humanities." The talk was a fascinating hour and 20 minutes. It's been split up here into 3 videos.
Alex Gil Part 1
ALex Gil Part 2
Alex Gil Part 3
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