[Humanist] 29.544 pubs: DHQ deadline; The Digital Humanist; Ada's Legacy

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Dec 11 09:33:09 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 544.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Andrew Russell <arussell at stevens.edu>                     (13)
        Subject: Ada Lovelace @ 200

  [2]   From:    Julia Flanders <j.flanders at neu.edu>                       (10)
        Subject: DHQ upcoming submission deadline: January 15, 2016

  [3]   From:    Paul Eggert <pauleggert7 at gmail.com>                        (7)
        Subject: The Digital Humanist: A Critical Inquiry

        Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:34:20 +0000
        From: Andrew Russell <arussell at stevens.edu>
        Subject: Ada Lovelace @ 200

Dear colleagues -

To mark 200 years since Ada Lovelace’s birth, we have published a new book with ACM Press/Morgan & Claypool titled “Ada’s Legacy: Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age”.  The book is edited by me and my colleague at Stevens, Robin Hammerman, and features chapters by scholars from disciplines such history (including CBI's Tom Misa), literature, art, Internet studies, and more.

Misa’s chapter might be of particular interest for those who think that the claim that Ada was the “world’s first programmer” deserves some scrutiny, context, and a more nuanced interpretation of Ada’s accomplishments.

Here is the blurb:
Ada's Legacy illustrates the depth and diversity of writers, thinkers, and makers who have been inspired by Ada Lovelace, the English mathematician and writer. The volume, which commemorates the bicentennial of Ada's birth in December 1815, celebrates Lovelace's many achievements as well as the impact of her life and work, which reverberated widely since the late nineteenth century. In the 21st century we have seen a resurgence in Lovelace scholarship, thanks to the growth of interdisciplinary thinking and the expanding influence of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Ada's Legacy is a unique contribution to this scholarship, thanks to its combination of papers on Ada's collaboration with Charles Babbage, Ada's position in the Victorian and Steampunk literary genres, Ada's representation in and inspiration of contemporary art and comics, and Ada's continued relevance in discussions around gender and technology in the digital age.

With the 200th anniversary of Ada Lovelace's birth on December 10, 2015, we believe that the timing is perfect to publish this collection of papers. Because of its broad focus on subjects that reach far beyond the life and work of Ada herself, Ada's Legacy will appeal to readers who are curious about Ada's enduring importance in computing and the wider world.

Here is the url to order the book from M&C: http://www.morganclaypoolpublishers.com/catalog_Orig/product_info.php?products_id=859

Here are some sample pages (front matter and intro): http://arussell.org/papers/Ada.pdf

Finally, if you happen to find yourself in Oxford today (right now!) at the Lovelace Symposium, please find Robin Hammerman to get a copy of the book and an Ada t-shirt :)

Happy birthday Ada!!


Andy (from Hoboken) and Robin (from Oxford)

        Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2015 22:49:11 -0500
        From: Julia Flanders <j.flanders at neu.edu>
        Subject: DHQ upcoming submission deadline: January 15, 2016

Digital Humanities Quarterly welcomes submissions in all categories for our upcoming submission deadline: January 15, 2016. 

Submission form: http://openjournals.neu.edu/ojs/dhq

DHQ has recently made some changes to our submission and ediutorial process, and we now 
consider articles in cohorts at two-month intervals. These cohorts will apply only to the review process; articles will continue to be published as soon as they are ready. Submission deadlines are every other month on the 15th of the month (except for November) starting in January: January 15, March 15, May 15, July 15, September 15, November 1. Articles submitted before each deadline are welcome and will be considered immediately following the deadline.

More information about submissions and policies is available at the DHQ site:  http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/submissions/index.html

Please email us at submissions at digitalhumanities.org with any questions!

best, Julia

Julia Flanders
Editor in chief, Digital Humanities Quarterly
Northeastern University

        Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2015 10:57:51 +1100
        From: Paul Eggert <pauleggert7 at gmail.com>
        Subject: The Digital Humanist: A Critical Inquiry

Announcing the publication of an exceptional contribution to the digital humanities. It is a thoroughly revised edition, now translated, of L’umanista digitale (il Mulino, 2010).  It counterbalances the anglo-american dominance of the field. It offers "a critical introduction to the core technologies underlying the Internet from a humanistic perspective. It provides a cultural critique of computing technologies, by exploring the history of computing and by examining issues related to writing, representing, archiving and searching. The book raises awareness of, and calls for, the digital humanities to address the challenges posed by the linguistic and cultural divides in computing, the clash between communication and control, and the biases inherent in networked technologies”.

The Digital Humanist: A Critical Inquiry
by Domenico Fiormonte  http://punctumbooks.com/category/titles/domenico-fiormonte/ , Teresa Numerico  http://punctumbooks.com/category/titles/teresa-numerico/ , and Francesca Tomasi  http://punctumbooks.com/category/titles/francesca-tomasi/
translated from the Italian by Desmond Schmidt and Christopher Ferguson

See http://punctumbooks.com/titles/the-digital-humanist/  

Paul Eggert
English Department, Loyola University Chicago  |  Crown Center for the Humanities, 1001–25 West Loyola Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626 USA  |  +1 (773)  508 2328

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