[Humanist] 27.578 essay prize winners

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sun Dec 1 07:45:54 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 578.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:08:42 -0700
        From: Daniel O'Donnell <daniel.odonnell at ULETH.CA>
        Subject: Global Outlook::Digital Humanities Essay Prize Winners Announced

lt is with great pleasure that Global Outlook::Digital Humanities 
announces the winners of its first DH essay prize. 
http://t.co/7xhUcgfUXG The competition, which was supported by funds 
awarded by the University of Lethbridge and an anonymous donor, 
attracted 53 entries in 7 languages.

The first prize winners (in alphabetical order) are

  * Dacos, Marin (Open Edition, France). La stratégie du Sauna
    finlandais: Les frontières de Digital Humanities. Essai de
    Géographie politiqued’une communauté scientifique.
  * Gawne, Lauren (University of Melbourne, Australia). Language
    documentation and division: Bridging the digital divide.
  * Pue, A. Sean, Tracy K. Teal, and C. Titus Brown (Michigan State
    University, USA). Bioinformatic approaches to the computational
    analysis of Urdu poetic meter.
  * Raval, Noopur (Jawaharlal Nehru Univesity (JNU), New Delhi, India).
    On Wikipedia and Failure: Notes from Queering the Encyclopedia.

Second prize winners (also in alphabetical order) are

  * Arauco Dextre, Renzo (Memoragram, Lima, Peru). Memogram, un
    Cloud-Service Para la Memoria Colectiva.
  * Carlson, Thomas A. (Princeton University, USA). Digital Maps are
    still not territory: Challenges raised by Syriaca.org’s Middle
    Eastern places over two millenia.
  * Tomasini Maciel, Julia (University of Maryland, USA). Humanidades
    Digitales y traducción literaria: Latinoamérica entre el portugués y
    el español.
  * Portales Machado, Yasmín Silvia (Havana, Cuba). Perfil demográfico
    de la blogosfera hecha en Cuba en diciembre de 2012.
  * Tasovac, Toma and Natalia Ermolaev (Centre for Digital Humanities,
    Belgrade, Serbia). Interfacing diachrony: Rethinking lexical
    annotation in digital editions.

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order):

  * Arbuckle, Alyssa (University of Victoria, Canada). The risk of
    digital repatriation for indigenous groups.
  * Baryshev, Ruslan, Igor Kim, Inna Kizhner, Maxim Rumyantsev (Siberian
    Federal University, Russia). Digitial Humanities at Siberian Federal
  * Calbay, Francis Raymond (HayPinas.org, Taipei, Taiwan).
    User-Generated vitriol: Ethnic stereotypes in online comments on
    media reports of a South China Sea shooting incident.
  * Farman, Jason (University of Maryland, USA). Mapping virtual
    communities: The production of crisis maps and cultural imaginaries
    of the Diaspora.
  * Finney, Tim (Vose Seminary, Australia). How to discover textual groups.
  * Ives, Maura and Amy Earhart (Texas A&M University, USA).
    Establishing a digital humanities center: Vision, reality,
  * Kaltenbrunner, Wolfgang (Leiden University, The Netherlands).
    Transparency strategies in digital scholarship.
  * López Villaneuva, José Manuel (Mexico). Reflexiones sobre la RedHD
    en México: desarrollo y alcance de la RedHD en la comunidad
    académica universitaria.
  * Menon, Nirmala (Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India).
    Multilingual digital publishing: A postcolonial Digital Humanities
  * O’Sullivan, James (Ireland). The emergence of Digital Humanities in
  * Ouellette, Jessica (University of Massachussetts, USA). Blogging
    borders: Transnational feminist rhetorics and global voices.
  * Perozo Olivares, Karla (Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Venazuala).
    Una aproximación al desconocimiento de las masas digitales.
  * Riedel, Dagmar (Columbia University, USA). The digitization of books
    in Arabic script and the digital divide in Muslim societies.
  * Sandstedt, Jørgen (University of Iceland, University of Oslo,
    Iceland/Norway). Text-dependent automated methods in scribal hand
  * Schmidt, Desmond (University of Queensland, Australia). Towards a
    model for the digital scholarly edition.
  * Sobczak, Anna (Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego, Poland). A CO Z

The committee thanks all authors for their submissions and their 
patience with the (longer-than-anticipated) adjudication process. The 
competition was extremely tight and the remaining submissions included 
many excellent papers that the referees singled out for special comment.

Although this exhausts the current funding, it is hoped that we will be 
able to repeat this competition in future years. The organisers also 
thank the adjudication panel for their hard work and willingness to help 

Daniel Paul O'Donnell
Professor of English
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4

+1 403 393-2539

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