am dh: a Morning of DH Research

Friday, May 5th


featuring talks by

David Bamman, School of Information, UC Berkeley

Scott Weingart, Digital Humanities Specialist, Carnegie Mellon

Porter Hall 222C

CFP: FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute

Courses Selection and Registration Open


Courses have been established for all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced. They are also aimed at different audiences such as:

  • Researchers
  • Institution Administrators
  • Funders
  • Publishers
  • Librarians
  • Students


FORCE11 (Future of Research Communications and E-Scholarship)—a global community of researchers, students, librarians, publishers, funders and scholars interested in the future of scholarship—is pleased to announce the launch of its new annual Summer Institute in Scholarly Communications: the Force 11 Scholarly Communications Institute at the University of California, San Diego (FSCI@UCSD).

FSCI@UCSD is a week-long program that offers participants training, networking and skills development in new modes of research communication.  The UC San Diego Library is hosting the event that will take place at the Institute of the Americas on the UC San Diego Campus.

Based on proven models in other disciplines, FSCI@UCSD brings world-leading experts in different aspects of scholarly communication to San Diego to deliver courses that will help participants to navigate this new world.

CFP: ADHO Communications Fellowship

Join our team! The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) seeks applicants for its 2017-18 Communications Fellowship.

Working on a small team, two fellows will write news releases, blog posts, and announcements about ADHO, its constituent organizations, and the broader digital humanities community; monitor and update ADHO’s social media presence; maintain its website; help to develop and implement ADHO’s outreach strategy; and perform other communications-related responsibilities. The fellows should anticipate spending approximately 3-4 hours per week on the position. The fellowship comes with a small annual stipend of 600 Euros. It is well suited for graduate students, young scholars, and academic professionals who wish to develop deeper knowledge of digital humanities and its global communities, contribute to an important digital humanities professional organization, and gain professional experience in social media and communications.

Desired skills and qualifications include:

  • working knowledge of more than one language
  • excellent written communication skills
  • ability to work with minimal supervision
  • attention to detail
  • some knowledge of digital humanities communities and current discourses
  • some knowledge of social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook
  • experience creating and publishing content using Drupal, WordPress, or another web content management system
  • skills in graphic design and multimedia editing

To apply, submit a CV or résumé, a brief writing sample, three letters of reference, and a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position to Hannah Jacobs, chair of ADHO’s communications committee: communications@digitalhumanities.orgThe application deadline is May 31, 2017. Two positions will be available. The fellowships will extend from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

DH Reading Group: April

Who: anyone interested in reading analytical articles encompassing the digital humanities, including but not limited to digital history

What: read some stuff of interest to the group members, get together over food or drinks and discuss the readings

When: April 26th, 5pm-6:30pm and repeated on the last Wednesday of every month

Where: We are still questing for the perfect meeting location. This time, we’ll try the back room at Hemingway’s Cafe (3911 Forbes Ave).

Our readings this month will be:

– The Transnational and Text Searchable, Lara Putnam:

– GIS and Literary History: Advancing Digital Humanities research through the Spatial Analysis of historical travel writing and topographical literature,

RFP: HTRC Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS), Spring 2017

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is seeking proposals for Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) project awards. These awards are modeled in the form of HTRC staff and compute time to collaborate on the proposed project during the award period. 4-6 awards are anticipated, and awardees can be individual scholars or a team of scholars, either from HathiTrust member institutions or non-members, though 3 award spots will be reserved for applicants from HT member institutions. The HTRC ACS-dedicated staff will provide a general overview of HTRC components, the HT corpus and HT computational tools, to the awardees over the course of the project’s time period.

For this RFP, we are especially encouraging proposals that will utilize our Data Capsule ( to do analysis on in-copyright volumes in HathiTrust.

Proposals should be concise, and include project narrative, detailed description of the data you’re interested in engaging with, a schedule of completion, and list of deliverables. Full details of required components can be found in the full ACS RFP, available here:

Deadline for submission is 5:00 pm Eastern, June 19, 2017, submitted electronically.

For any questions or to submit your proposal, email