Big Data and the Visionary Power of Change Wall Street Journal (blog) Tom Davenport in his new book Big Data @ Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities, makes the point, “Big Data is such a broad business resource that it is...
Thomas P.Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of publi (RT @walters_museum: Metropolitan Museum initiative provides free access to 400,000 digital images...
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NEW YORK, NY.- Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the Museum and without a fee. The number of available images will increase as new digital files are added on a regular basis. In making the announcement, Mr. Campbell said: “Through this new, open-access policy, we join a growing number of museums that provide free access to images of art in the public domain. I am delighted that digital technology can open the doors to this trove of images from our encyclopedic collection.” The Metropolitan Museum’s initiative—called Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC)—provides access to images of art in its collection that the Museum believes to be in the public domain and free of other known restrictions; these images are now available for scholarly use in any media. Works that are covered by the new policy are identified on the Museum’s website with the acronym OASC. (Certain works are not available through the initiative for one or more of the following reasons: the work is still under copyright, or the copyright status is unclear; privacy or publicity issues; the work is owned by a person or an institution other than the Metropolitan Museum; restrictions by the artist, donor, or lender; or lack of a digital image of suitable quality.) OASC was developed as a resource for students, educators, researchers, curators, academic publishers, non-commercial documentary filmmakers, and others involved in scholarly or cultural work. Prior to the establishment of OASC, the Metropolitan Museum provided images upon request, for a fee, and authorization was subject to terms and conditions.
BayDH is an organization bringing together academics, journalists, tech industry professionals, artists, designers and anyone else who is interested in exploring the intersection between humanities an (RT @Elijah_Meeks: We've started a meetup group...
The annual Digital Humanities conference is the highlight of ACH's activities and a time when great numbers of the international DH community meet face-to-face. Held in alternating years in Europe and North America, the Digital Humanities conference welcomes digital humanities scholars and practitioners from a huge range of disciplines and professional areas: faculty and students, librarians, archivists, technologists, project and center directors, and many more. The conference is broadly international and interdisciplinary in scope.
DH2014 is jointly hosted by the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
Contributions to the conference take a variety of forms and may be deliberately experimental: papers (long and short), posters and demos, panel discussions, and social media. Selected presentations are published as a special issue of LLC and may appear in other ADHO journals as well.
Archive of past conferencesBrowse the DH abstracts database (prototype, URL may change)Student bursaries are available to help defray travel costs (past winners)Other ADHO conferencesCSDH/SCHN Annual Conference, May 26–28, at the 2014 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Brock University, Ontario.Also of interest to ACH membersACH sessions at MLA, the annual convention of the Modern Language AssociationDHSI: Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of VictoriaTHATCamp: regional DH unconferences taking place in different locations throughout the yearText Encoding Initiative Conference: Next meeting is Nov 7-10, 2012 at Texas A & M University
ACH and its fellow ADHO associations publish three peer-reviewed scholarly journals as well as other forms of scholarly discussion and exchange.
Digital Humanities Quarterly: ACH's open-access journal of digital humanities, supported by ACH and ADHO membership fees.LLC: the journal of digital scholarship in the humanities: The ADHO flagship journal, published by Oxford University Press. All ACH members receive LLC as benefit of their membership.Digital Studies/Le champ numérique: The multilingual, open-access journal of SDH-SEMI.The ACH Newsletter: a new publication, to be circulated several times a year to ACH members, with updates on association activitiesHumanist: A long-running discussion list, home to the international DH community and for over two decades a forum for searching and thoughtful conversations on DH.Computing in the Humanities Working Papers: An interdisciplinary series of refereed publications. Though no longer actively updated, CHWP contains a number of important resources on early humanities computing tools and methods.More ADHO publications are listed on the ADHO site.
Report identifies emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in tertiary institutions across Australia (RT @ChrisParrTHE: Twelve technologies set to revolutionise higher education in Australia...and ...
If a college library moves 170,000 of its books to storage, to make room for sumptuous new administrative offices—which is happening at Maine’s Colby College—does it still count as a library? Or, as an impassioned open letter from concerned faculty attests, is it no longer “a place for reflection and...
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Rebecca Schuman argues: It’s not about the books. It’s about the books representing the last place on campus where intellectual contemplation thrives.
Important contribution to critical thinking about processes and procedures and long-term impacts on identities and selves in the digital age, especially in higher education.
On Tuesday, the United States Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a full-committee hearing on the subject of “Driving Innovation through Federal Investments.”
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Testifying at the hearing will be the directors of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and other research-oriented agencies.
The Association for Computers and the Humanities joins over 100 institutions and organizations in expressing to Chairwoman Mikulski and the Committee the great value of federal investment in research and development. What is special about ACH’s response is that it comes from a strong humanities perspective. Humanities investments are investments in innovation.
Read ACH President Bethany Nowviskie’s submitted testimony (PDF link), and seek ways to strengthen humanities voices in conversations about federal funding and policy through the National Humanities Alliance.
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International Conference Hall, Humanities & Social Sciences Building (HSSB), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Digital Humanities refers to the practice of humanities research with digital resources and information technology. The interdisciplinary nature of digital humanities enables researchers examining new methodology, defining new research issues, discovering new context between quantity data, and exploring how the humanities may evolve. The emergence of Digital Humanities has not only transformed the practice of academic research. With equally importance, digital humanities also aims to endeavor a nuanced and critical understanding of how digital technology shapes our society, inspires innovation, and creates new life style in the digital era. This conference is thus organized to engage more researchers to participate in the ongoing dialogs that will eventually lead to encourage collective projects, to stimulate more new research themes, and ultimately to contribute to the growth and flourishing of the global research community of Digital Humanities.
Topics of interest
We invite submissions of abstracts relating (but not limited) to the following aspects of digital humanities:
1. Development of digital technologies and their applications to help advancing humanities studies (including digital media, data mining, software design, and modeling, etc.). 2. Interdisciplinary research and humanistic research in literature studies, linguistics, culture, and history that are conducted with the use of digital data or digital technology. 3. Research related to the impact of digital technologies on social, institutional, and linguistic aspects, as well as its impact on globalization and multiculturalism. 4. Innovative forms of digital arts such as music, film and theatre; and digital applications such as digital design and new media.
1. The call for papers (http://www.dadh.digital.ntu.edu.tw/Call.php?LangType=en&His=EKALM ) is open for all who are interested. 2. All submissions are to be done online (website: http://www.dadh.digital.ntu.edu.tw/up_index.php?LangType=en&His=EKALM ). 3. Submitted abstracts should include title, an abstract of 1,000-3,000 words, 5 keywords, as well as the author’s name, affiliation & position, contact number, mailing address, and email. The papers will be reviewed. Authors of accepted abstracts will be required to submit the full papers by September 30, 2014. 4. Important Dates: Abstract Submission Deadline is midnight Taiwan time, July 1, 2014. Notification of Acceptance will be send on July 16, 2014. 5. Publications: A Conference Proceeding will be distributed during the conference. The authors of the accepted papers will be invited to submit a revised version after the conference. If accepted, it will be included in the Series on Digital Humanities v. 6. published by the National Taiwan University Press.
Admission to the conference is free, but registration on-line is required. The online registration system will be open from October 1, 2014.
Research Center for Digital Humanities, National Taiwan University, Taiwan Contact：Ms. Yi-chun Chen Address：No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, Taiwan. Tel：886-2-33669847 Email：dadhic _at_ gmail.com
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