Did you know that our Digital Scholarship Guide contains association and disciplinary guides for art disciplines, the American Historical Association, and the Modern Language Association?
In today’s In the Know on the Go, we take a look at MLA’s Guidelines for Evaluating Work in Digital Humanities and Digital Media to help humanities students, faculty, and departments get the most out of digital scholarship.
MLA provides candidates for jobs and faculty positions, and existing faculty members with recommendations for negotiating specifics regarding the ways in which their digital work will be validated in academic processes. Within these guidelines, there is an emphasis on the importance of work documentation and what documentation for digital humanities and digital media work resembles. Digital humanities scholars just getting started in digital work, or actively looking for positions should consult the guidelines for tips on self-advocacy and institutional support.
For committees responsible for tenure, promotion, and appointments, MLA’s guidelines recommend tailoring job descriptions and responsibilities to reflect the inclusion of digital work; including faculty experienced with digital media or digital humanities, or engaging with faculty across disciplines, in the review process; and acknowledging mediums and accessibility.
If you’re not sure where to start with digital scholarship and digital humanities in your research, or if you’re unsure if what you’re doing counts as digital humanities, our Digital Scholarship Guide contains cross-disciplinary resources and guidelines to assist you in your digital work.
Visit Evaluating Digital Scholarship within our Guide for more information about digital frameworks, evaluation, promotion, and tenure!
For this DSC Guide Deep Dive, we’re kicking off Pride month by highlighting three notable online projects and resources from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities related to the LGBTQIA+ community! Read more
There’s still time to register for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2021 – Online Edition! This year’s institute is virtual and includes synchronous and asynchronous offerings available to all interested in digital humanities.
Institute Dates: June 7 – 11 & 14 – 18
Institute Cost: Free
This summer institute offers a variety of workshops, lectures, and sessions across ten days, providing registrants with a range of opportunities to fit their schedules. Aligned events and conferences also occur during this summer institute including the DHSI Conference and Colloquium, Right to Left (RTL), Open Digital Collaborative Project Preservation in the Humanities, Project Management in the Humanities, and more!
Registration for available offerings ends Monday, June 7, 2021!
Visit DHSI to learn more about the DH Summer Institute
This week in Digital Humanities, we’re sharing the Digital Museum of Japanese History in New York! Established May 18, 2021, this digital humanities project, also referred to as the Digital Museum of the History of Japanese in NY, is a valuable new resource for AAPI Heritage Month and beyond.
Curated by the Japan History Council of New York, this notable digital exhibit showcases the history of Japanese and Japanese-Americans in New York and the surrounding areas. This Council, consisting of fifteen members, was established on December 12, 2020, and began work on this digital project with the aim of sharing the history and stories of Japanese, Japanese Americans, and American individuals.
The Digital Museum of Japanese History in New York features a digital archive containing historical documents, photos, and ephemera related to Japanese history between 1860 and today. The homepage timeline illustrates the history including the inception of notable associations and diplomatic services and the relationships between Tokyo Metropolitan and New York City.
This digital museum also features oral history footage of Japanese American elders sharing stories from their lifetimes. Hearing their experiences in their own words is an asset and invaluable resource, especially from those contributors who have since passed on.
Within our Digital Scholarship Guide, we have tools available for you to create your own digital history project with TimelineJS or ArcGIS Story Maps. Also, be sure to check out our Digital Library for additional resources and collections.
Visit the Digital Museum of Japanese History in New York at https://www.historyofjapaneseinny.org/
Interested in digital humanities, leadership, and professional development? Applications for this year’s Digital Humanities Research Institute are now open!
This virtual workshop provides participants with digital humanities training and mentoring. Accepted applicants will receive $1,800 stipends after completing the institute, $500 stipends after leading local institutes, and 20 hours of support.
Applications are due May 21, 2021
1. Completed Form
2. CV or Resume (max 2 pgs)
3. Personal statement (max 500 words)
4. Plan for collaboration (max 750 words)
5. Letter of support (emailed by May 28 at 5PM EST)
Those interested must apply with one other person either from their own institution or a partner institution. Pairs must be available to attend every day of the institute and are expected to lead a local institute together.
Tuesday, July 6 – Friday, July 9 and Monday, July 12 – Thursday, July 15
11 AM – 5 PM EST
To learn more about the workshop and application requirements, visit https://www.dhinstitutes.org/apply/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Active reading via annotation is a valuable tool for any scholar. Hypothesis, stylized as Hypothes.is, applies this notetaking skill to online readings by giving users the ability to digitally annotate across the web for free. In this DSC Guide Deep Dive, find out how Hypothesis supports digital learning while promoting active notetaking and collaborative digital annotation.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s comic book resources! Tomorrow is a big day for comic fans and comic scholars. In honor of Free Comic Book Day on May 1st, here are two comic book resources within UNT Libraries perfect for research or celebrating comics every day.
Government documents are more than just historical papers! Government Comics is a fusion of comic studies with government information including government-published comics and cartoons, and even publications discussing comics. UNT Library contains a remarkable collection of posters, illustrations, anthologies, books, articles, and more resources of, and about, government comics. Browse the Government Comics guide to learn more about this distinct area of comics.
No post about comics is complete without mentioning Comics Studies at UNT. The academic field of Comic Studies includes theory, research, and critical analysis in the expansive realm of comics and graphic novels. The Comic Studies blog features updates, insights, reviews, and notable happenings from the Comic Studies Reading Group. If you want to know more about comics resources throughout the library, check out the master post of comic research resources.
After visiting your local comic book shop, be sure to check out these comic resources and more within UNT Library. Happy Free Comic Book Day!
Day of DH (Day of Digital Humanities) 2021 is this week! This year’s virtual event is on Thursday, April 29 and the theme is multilingual DH.
Don’t forget to follow @dayofdh on Twitter for updates, and be sure to use #dayofDH2021. New this year, you can also use the hashtag to share photos and videos on Instagram! Find out more about how to get involved in Day of DH on social media, download Zoom backgrounds, and create event ideas.
Want to join Thursday’s event? Visit centerNet for even more details!
With the recent surge in remote teaching and learning, today’s In the Know on the Go explores Hybrid Pedagogy, a viable open-access resource for academics navigating the realm of digital pedagogy.
Hybrid Pedagogy: the Journal of Critical Digital Pedagogy is a cross-disciplinary scholarly journal focused on praxis. This collaborative community and journal approaches teaching and education with an emphasis on respect and awareness while evaluating the role technology plays in education. “Articles in this journal combine personal experience, current conversations in academia, and a theoretical foundation that presumes the value, strength, and independent thinking of all learners” (Hybrid Pedagogy). Topics cover a variety of academic issues including syllabi, learning, assessment tech, collaboration, digital literacy, digital pedagogy, and even academic labor.
Hybrid Pedagogy aims against gatekeeping and favors supporting scholars and marginalized voices. This is particularly notable in their collaborative open peer review process which strives to motivate scholars in their research. Hybrid Pedagogy is accessible not only in language but in its inclusion of both higher education and K-12 communities.
This journal is already quite unique, but they also have a podcast and open access books! As we head toward Summer and Fall, explore the articles, collections, and podcasts of Hybrid Pedagogy.
Thanks to a cooperative initiative across Florida’s public universities, PALMM or Publication of Archival, Library & Museum Materials (PALMM) offers digital access to materials. PALMM houses 27,365 items, including entire books, newspaper scans, and photographs, throughout 27 digital collections. But these collections contain more than items focused on Florida! In this DSC Guide Deep Dive, get to know three appealing collections within the PALMM Digital Collections.