Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 252. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org  From: Ian Milligan
Subject: Call for Proposals: Archives Unleashed Datathon @ Columbia University (March 26-27, 2020) (89)  From: Amanda Phillips Subject: ASA Digital Humanities Caucus Digital Shorts CFP (69) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2019-09-17 05:09:46+00:00 From: Ian Milligan Subject: Call for Proposals: Archives Unleashed Datathon @ Columbia University (March 26-27, 2020) For those who are interested in web archiving, the Archives Unleashed Project (https://archivesunleashed.org) will be hosting its fourth datathon event. This event offers an opportunity for participants to work with the Toolkit and web archives at scale. These events have been attended by librarians, archivists, and researchers from a number of fields including history, computer science, digital humanities, journalism studies and beyond. Please help us share this news by forwarding to any interested parties! _________ Archives Unleashed: Call for Participation Web Data at Scale with the Archives Unleashed Toolkit Butler Library| Columbia University, New York City 26-27 March 2020 http://archivesunleashed.org/new-york/ Web Archives The World Wide Web has had a profound impact on how we research and understand the past. The sheer amount of cultural information that is generated and, crucially, preserved every day in electronic form, presents exciting new opportunities for researchers. Much of this information is captured within web archives. Web archives often contain hundreds of billions of web pages, ranging from individual homepages and social media posts, to institutional websites. These archives offer tremendous potential for social scientists and humanists, and the questions research may pose stretches across a multitude of fields. In short, web archives offer the ability to reconstruct large-scale traces of the relatively recent past. Archives Unleashed Toolkit The Archives Unleashed Team has partnered with Columbia University Libraries to host our fourth Archives Unleashed datathon. This event is tailored towards web archives practitioners and researchers. The Archives Unleashed datathon presents an opportunity for librarians, archivists, researchers, computer scientists, and others to collaboratively work with web collections and explore cutting-edge research tools through hands on experience. This event will bring together a small group of approximately 15-20 participants to experiment with the newest release of the Archives Unleashed Toolkit and the Archives Unleashed Cloud, and to kick-off collaboratively inspired research projects. Participants will have access to analytics software and specialists, and will be exposed to the process of working with web archive files at scale. For more information on AUT and the Cloud, please visithttp://archivesunleashed.org/. Sponsors + Travel Grants This event is possible thanks to the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Columbia University Libraries, University of Waterloos Faculty of Arts, York University Libraries, and Compute Canada. The Archives Unleashed team is pleased to offer modest travel grants to help attendees participate in this event. These grants can cover *up to $1,000 USD* in travel expenses. If you require financial assistance to attend the event, please indicate in your statement of interest that you would like to be considered for the travel grant. Submission Guidelines Those interested in participating should send a 250-word expression of interest and a short one-page CV to the Archives Unleashed Team (email@example.com_) by midnight (EST) on 1 November 2019. This expression of interest should address your background and interests in web archiving, and what you would hope to get out of working with tools and web archive data at scale. Applicants will be notified by 12 November 2019. On behalf of the organizers, Ian Milligan (University of Waterloo) Pamela Graham (Columbia University) Samantha Abrams (Columbia University) Alexander Thurman (Columbia University) Nick Ruest (York University) Jimmy Lin (University of Waterloo) Samantha Fritz (University of Waterloo) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2019-09-16 16:06:52+00:00 From: Amanda Phillips Subject: ASA Digital Humanities Caucus Digital Shorts CFP The Digital Humanities Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks ASA conference attendees to participate in our annual Digital Shorts. The session will consist of 'lightning talks' in which participants describe digital projects in 3-5 minute presentations, receive community feedback, and discuss issues raised by the talks. These presentations may address current projects, developing ideas and project proposals, or activities related to digital humanities work such as publishing and teaching. Contexts for projects presented in this session can include academic research, public history and museums work, and archival and library work. DH has always had a strong emphasis on addressing current and historical crises within the US and the world, its application within the American Studies community takes on a particularly activist edge. We especially encourage presentations that address the conference theme, "Build as We Fight." Building, often in terms of creating software and archives, has long been a central component of the digital humanities. In the early days of the field, scholars would juxtapose coding practices against more traditional, abstract theoretical humanities work--the infamous period of 'hack vs. yack.' However, as many folks have always known, building is itself a political act, and our software, archives, and projects enact their own politics. We hope to continue our tradition of turning DH toward social justice and radical dissent through this open call, and demonstrate the ways that DH building can be part of the fight for justice. There is no need to write a mini-paper or formal presentation to participate. Speaking from slides, a website, or memory are all encouraged. We will have a computer/projector in the room with PowerPoint loaded and live Internet access available. Digital Shorts will take place Friday, November 8, 10:00 to 11:45am, Hawai'i Convention Center, Mtg Room 303 B. To sign up, Please complete the form here: https://forms.gle/rpocjbqcTpqK72oo6 Important Note: This is informal, so you can (and should!) make a presentation even if your name appears elsewhere on the ASA program. Digital Humanities Caucus: https://www.theasa.net/communities/caucuses/digital-humanities-caucus #2019asa #dhasa Best, Amanda -- Amanda Phillips || PhD Assistant Professor Department of English Core Faculty, Film and Media Studies Program Georgetown University New North 418 Chair, Digital Humanities Caucus American Studies Association firstname.lastname@example.org http://gamertrouble.wordpress.com/ _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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