PRESERVATION IN PRACTICE: A SURVEY OF NEW YORK CITY DIGITAL HUMANITIES RESEARCHERS

| By Malina Thiede (with significant contributions from Allison Piazza, Hannah Silverman, and Nik Dragovic) |

Looking for definitions of Digital Humanities (DH), there are hundreds to choose from. In fact, Jason Heppler’s whatisdigitalhumanities.com alone offers 817 rotating definitions of the digital humanities, pulled from participants from the Day of DH between 2009-2014. A few of these definitions are listed in this article.

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Bridging the Gap Between Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Digital Newspaper Archives

by Thomas Smits on DIGITAL HUMANITIES NOW Since the early 2000s, humanities 3.0, as Rens Bod has called it, was posited as being able to discover new patterns, mostly over long periods of time, that were overlooked by traditional qualitative approaches. A study by a team of academics led by Professor Nello Christianini of the University of … Read more…

The Job-Market Moment of Digital Humanities

By Leonard Cassuto Digital humanities have become integrated into the academic job market. In fact, digital humanities are one of the few growth areas in the academic job market today say’s Leonard Cassuto of “The Chronicle of Higher Education. That raised the question: Will expertise in digital humanities get graduate students the academic jobs that … Read more…

Posthumanities: The Dark Side of “The Dark Side of the Digital”

An article from       By Janneke Adema and Gary Hall   Disruptive Humanities – Digital Humanities – Posthuman Humanities “In What Is Posthumanism? Cary Wolfe insists “the nature of thought itself must change if it is to be posthumanist.”[1] Our argument, made manifest by this special issue of the Journal of Electronic Publishing, … Read more…

The Research Librarian of the Future: data scientist and co-investigator

In the article by The London School of Economics ans Political Science, Jeannette Ekstrom, Mikael Elbaek, Chris Erdmann and Ivo Grigorov discuss the disconnect between how research librarians see their role and its responsibilities and how theses are viewed by their faculty colleages. They rein in on their ideas on how the research librarian of … Read more…

Uniting Digital Scholars

The newly formed Digital Humanities Student Scholars (DHHS) is an organization aimed at uniting graduate students across disciplines who are interested in digital scholarship. A new article written by Sam Settimio on The Official Blog of the Syracuse University iSchool, goes into more details: “The Digital Humanities Student Scholars (DHSS) is a burgeoning new group … Read more…

Add Tech to a Humanities Degree to Bridge the Employment Gap

Story by: Nikki Wiart November 2, 2016 Check out this very interesting article by Maclean’s.  This article tells the story of how students now are being encouraged to have diverse skills sets, balancing the technical and the liberal arts type classes, to help prepare them for employment opportunities and the employment challenges facing today’s job … Read more…

Advocating for study of the humanities

The STEM field, (science, technology, engineering, and math) has been promoted as the way to go for students seeking careers that are growing and in-demand. The value of humanities is often lost in that conversation. But in a recent trip to Seoul, South Korea,  William D. Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities … Read more…

Keeping the “Human” in Digital Humanities

Cory Rasmussen, graduate student at Chapman University, had the opportunity to read historic, handwritten letters of U.S. soldiers as part of a class assignment, and digitize them.  The letters, housed in Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries, give a window into the lives of soldiers, going as far back as the Revolutionary War, until the present day … Read more…

Digitizing Early Arabic Printed Books: A Workshop

In partnership with Brown University Middle East Studies, Gale is excited to present Digitizing Early Arabic Books: A Workshop.  The event will feature presentations and talks with scholars of Middle East and Arabic Studies. Gale will also present a demonstration of  Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library  , the new DH Sandbox, and text … Read more…