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.
[This position has been filled.]
Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Digital Humanities at Texas A&M
The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, in partnership with the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University, announces a postdoctoral research fellowship for the academic year 2013-2014 in the area of digital humanities. This position is in association with the Advanced Research Consortium (ARC) and 18thConnect.
IDHMC Lead Programmer and self-dubbed "code monkey," Matt Christy, has posted a series of short reflections about eMOP's Tesseract experimentations. We hope you'll visit the page to get a look at the lessons we've learned, the goals we're trying to achieve, and the tips and tricks we have to offer the OCR community.
The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC) and Advanced Research Consortium (ARC) at Texas A&M University are very excited to announce the launch of the Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance (MESA).
Graduate Research Assistantship
Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC)
The Advanced Research Consortium (ARC), housed in the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC), seeks to hire a Graduate Research Assistant for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. This will be a 9-month appointment, and the GAR will report to the ARC director, Dr. Laura Mandell, while also coordinating with ARC staff at Texas A&M University, the University of Virginia, and North Carolina State University.
On Friday, June 28, ARC (Advanced Research Consortium) Project Manager Liz Grumbach will be live tweeting the server move of ARC data from cloud storage to TAMU's Academy for Advanced Telecommunications and Learning Technologies (http://academy.tamu.edu/). This will mark the first time that ARC's extensive catalog of humanities data has found a home on University server space, and it is an important step towards full implementation of ARC at TAMU. You c
The IDHMC offers unpaid undergraduate internships for students in Communication, Computer Science, English, Education, History, Hispanic Studies, Modern Languages, Visualization, and other fields relevant to the research projects we support. Interns work up to ten hours a week on innovative research projects in a variety of disciplines and receive technical training in a number of digital tools. More details available at