Carnegie Mellon University’s digital scholarship center, dSHARP, is offering an eight week summer internship to occur between May 29th and August 24th, 2018 (exact dates flexible).
The Summer Intern will be expected to work on two to four pre-existing projects during their tenure, with the projects determined based on how their skills and interests best match with current center and faculty projects. Example projects they might work on include the Bridges of Pittsburgh (databases, GIS, graph theory), the Carnegie Mellon Encyclopedia of Science History (history of science, web publishing, editorial work), or Digits (digital preservation). As appropriate, the Summer Intern may also work collaboratively with center faculty to develop digital resources for the dSHARP website (WordPress, digital pedagogy).
- currently or recently enrolled in a Ph.D. or a terminal master’s degree such as a MLS/MSIS program
- previous experience in digital scholarship, digital humanities, or digital publishing
- ability to work both independently and collaboratively in an innovative and interdisciplinary environment
- excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Applicants should submit the following by February 15, 2018 to email@example.com
- cover letter
- names, emails, and phone numbers for two people who can speak to your previous experience in digital scholarship, digital humanities, or digital publishing
Applicants will be notified by March 31, 2018.
Our Spring 2018 semester office hours will be held every Wednesday, 12:30-2:50pm in Hunt Library Studio B. Have questions about digital research or publishing? Feel free to drop in.
On Wednesday October 25, the DH reading group will be meeting from 5-6:30pm at Hemingway’s Cafe to read work by Ursula Lutzky and Heather Froehlich (with a probable appearance by Heather Froelich depending on traffic).
Our selections this month:
- “Exploring the characterisation of social ranks in Early Modern English comedies” (Lutzky) http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/series/volumes/17/lutzky/
- ““Thus to make poor females mad: finding the ‘mad woman’ in Early Modern drama” http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/series/volumes/17/froehlich
CMU’s new dSHARP center is kicking off an annual speaker series. We’ll be bringing in scholars for talks and/or workshops on a variety of digital research and publishing subjects which will hopefully be of interest to the greater Pittsburgh DH community.
Our first visiting speaker is Heather Froehlich of Penn State, whose visit is co-sponsored by the English Department’s Digital Media Lab at the University of Pittsburgh and the DHRX. She will be giving a talk on Thursday Oct. 26 and a workshop on Corpus Linguistics with AntConc on Friday October 27th.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26
4:30-6:00pm • 202 Frick Fine Arts
University of Pittsburgh
In the early modern period, women were passed from father to husband, and in particular were insulted and debased by accusations of ‘whore’ (i.e. not chaste and not silent) when they acted out against an established social order of male empowerment. Kay Stanton, in her chapter in a Feminist Companion to Shakespeare (2010), lists and describes all the ways the word ‘whore’ is used to demean women in
Shakespeare’s plays. In this talk, I will use the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary (http://oed.com/thesaurus) to present a larger list of terms synonymous with ‘whore’ in use during Shakespeare’s life. With a larger lexicon for feminine lack of purity, it is possible to show a better picture of how whorishness and feminine dishonour is constructed in Shakespeare’s plays.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
10am-12pm • CFA 317
Carnegie Mellon University
Corpus Linguistics with AntConc
Corpus analysis is a form of text analysis which allows you to make comparisons between textual objects at a large scale (so-called ‘distant reading’). This hands-on workshop explores the basic principles of quantitative text analysis using a graphical user interface. We will discuss how to use computers to identify patterns in language by covering a few basic principles of corpus methods, including keywordin-context analysis, very basic statistics, and how computers can be used to generate more nuanced questions for a given dataset.
As is common for visiting scholars, we will be hosting a small dinner for her on Thursday night. We will also be hosting a “kaffeeklatsch” (a small group hanging out over coffee/tea) either Thursday morning or Thursday early afternoon depending on when people are available. We very much want to have a good mix of CMU and Pitt folks at each of these, ideally with both people who are already actively involved in our DH community as well as “DH-curious” folks who’d like to learn more about what we do.
- “Fugitive Verses”: The Circulation of Poems in Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers, http://viraltexts.org/2016/04/08/fugitive-verses/
- Computational Methods for Uncovering Reprinted Texts in Antebellum Newspapers, http://viraltexts.org/2015/05/22/computational-methods-for-uncovering-reprinted-texts-in-antebellum-newspapers/
Nov: Introduction to Basic Web Design
Our Fall 2017 semester office hours will be held every Wednesday, 1:30-4:30pm in Hunt Library Studio B. Have questions about digital research or publishing? Feel free to drop in.