Join the TDHN Organizing Committee

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The Triangle Digital Humanities Network is forming an organizing committee. The primary focus of the committee is planning the next institute and fostering the TDHN community. There will be a variety of roles open to students, professors, community members, and others. Please contact us (triangledhnetwork@gmail.com) if you’re interested in helping build a DH community in … Continue reading “Join the TDHN Organizing Committee”

John Taormina on his DH Bibliography

John Taormina

John Taormina, Director of the Visual Media Center Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University recently released his comprehensive DH Bibliography, which has been the focus of his work for the past two years. Taormina took the time to answer some questions about his work on the Bibliography, which is now available through … Continue reading “John Taormina on his DH Bibliography”

A Recap of UNC’s Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is a global campaign in celebration of Women’s History Month. The goal of Art+Feminism is to “improve coverage of cis and transgender women, non-binary folks, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia.” This Edit-a-Thon also seeks to close the Wikipedia gender gap. Currently, less than 10% of Wikipedia editors are women! In … Continue reading “A Recap of UNC’s Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon”

Hunter Corb: Social Networks of Women in the Book Trade

17th century book trade

Hunter Corb is a second year Master of Library Science candidate at UNC’s School of Library and Information Science. With a focus in archives and rare books, Corb is currently working on a digital humanities master’s paper to finish up his degree. The project is a social network analysis investigating the role of women in … Continue reading “Hunter Corb: Social Networks of Women in the Book Trade”

Register for THATCamp Charlotte

What is THATCamp? THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is an unconference that describes itself as collaborative, informal, productive, non-disciplinary, and fun. THATCamp is a place for humanists and technologist to come together, talk, and learn from each other. This conference is inexpensive (or free!) and small with usually around 75 participants. If you are … Continue reading “Register for THATCamp Charlotte”

Highlight: NC Clear Path

NC Clear Path is a start-up with a mission to harness GIS data to “provide safe and accessible trip planning on pedestrian ways for people with limited mobility.” Since winning the 2018 Civic Camp Hackathon, this start-up has been making huge strides in gathering the geographical data that it needs in the past few months. … Continue reading “Highlight: NC Clear Path”

Interview with Sean Swanick

Small collection of books at Ezbikiyya

I had the opportunity to interview Sean Swanick, Duke’s Librarian for Middle East and Islamic Studies. We discussed the librarian’s role both supporting and participating in digital humanities projects. Describe your involvement with DH projects at your institution. Currently there are three DH-related projects at Duke University which relate to the Middle East and Islamic … Continue reading “Interview with Sean Swanick”

Conference Lessons: The Realities of DH and Librarianship

As part of winning the Atiyeh Prize, the week of November 12 I attended the Middle East Librarians Association (MELA) and Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conferences. My work with Syriac Paleography is actually what introduced me to the digital humanities as an undergraduate at Mount Holyoke College. I began as a research assistant on … Continue reading “Conference Lessons: The Realities of DH and Librarianship”

Interview with John Wall of the Virtual Paul’s Cross Project

Image taken from the immersive experience of the Virtual Paul's Cross Project.

The Virtual Paul’s Cross Project recreates the experience of being at Saint Paul’s Cathedral and hearing the preacher John Donne deliver the Gunpowder Day sermon of November 5, 1622 using historical documentation of the sermon. In 2014, the Virtual Paul’s Cross Project won the Award for Best DH Data Visualization in the 2014 DH Awards. … Continue reading “Interview with John Wall of the Virtual Paul’s Cross Project”

Open Access Week: What Does OA Have in Common with DH?

As a humanist, you may read the term “open access,” and think, “Isn’t that for scientists?” It is true that open access is more common as a publishing standard in the sciences than in the humanities (as seen in the chart below), but it is a quickly growing phenomenon in the humanities as well. The … Continue reading “Open Access Week: What Does OA Have in Common with DH?”