The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture and the Advanced Research Consortium (ARC) are pleased to announce that the DHSI course on Digital Project Aggregation with ARC and Collex will be co-taught by IDHMC Director Dr. Laura Mandell and MESA Co-Director Dr. Tim Stinson (NSCU).
Would you like to learn more about digital humanities? If so, you might be one of our next interns!
Over the past few weeks, IDHMC lead programmer Matt Christy and I have been settling into our new roles as eMOP co-project managers for Year Two of the Mellon grant project. We've also begun looking towards the future, having a series of planning meetings with our post-processing collaborators.
Look forward to several new things from eMOP this fall, including the release of Franken+, a tool created by eMOP graduate student researcher Bryan Tarpley (which allows for easier creation of font training libraries).
Texas A&M University seeks to hire a dynamic researcher with an established record in digital humanities research and/or humanities, artistic, or information visualization to participate in establishing an interdisciplinary Institute for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC).
IDHMC Faculty Fellow and Professor of Communication, Dr. Heidi Campbell, has made the TAMU news! Click on the links below to read more about her project on the TAMU College of Liberal Arts website and The Battalion, the TAMU student newspaper.
The IDHMC invites you to an event sponsored by the Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Culture Studies, the Religious Studies program, and our offices on October 18, 2013.
Date: October 18, 2013
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Location: Bolton 111D
Speaker: Dr. Gregory Grieve, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Now that we are settled in to our new building, it's time to celebrate, and we can think of no better way to do that than to enjoy a talk by Dr. Lisa Spiro, a longtime supporter of IDHMC whose scholarship and activism in the field of DH continues to be an inspiration to us (and many others). Lisa will be presenting a talk, "Why Digital Humanities?" at 3:00 in LAAH 453.
Today we said goodbye to Jacob Heil, IDHMC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, who is leaving to begin his new position as Mellon Digital Scholar at the Five Colleges of Ohio Consortium. We will miss you, Jake, and we wish you the best in your new job!
The IDHMC is pleased to communicate two excellent pieces of job placement news from this Summer 2013.
IDHMC Lead Programmer Matt Christy has been working with Gamera over the past few weeks, as we've chosen three open-source OCR engines to test our theory for improving the OCR of early modern texts. We hope you'll visit the post for a look at the lessons we've learned and the progress we've made.
Especially illuminating is Matt's description of Gamera, the software's OCR toolkit, and the collaborative effort it has taken for eMOP to come to certain conclusions about the effectiveness of the software for large data sets.