[Humanist] 25.573 events: cultural mapping at UCLA; digital humanities at the MLA

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Fri Dec 23 10:37:13 CET 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 573.
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  [1]   From:    Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at gmail.com>             (15)
        Subject: DH sessions at the 2012 MLA

  [2]   From:    Chris Johanson <johanson at ucla.edu>                        (49)
        Subject: NEH Summer Institute at UCLA: Digital Cultural Mapping (June
                18-July6, 2012)

        Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 13:38:50 +0000
        From: Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at gmail.com>
        Subject: DH sessions at the 2012 MLA

The ACH is delighted to announce a listing of digital humanities sessions at the 2012 Modern Language Convention in Seattle Washington. The 2012 list was  complied by Mark Sample and the ACH gratefully acknowledges his generosity in making it available on the ACH site. The ACH has been compiling this list since 1995 and anybody who is interested in using this information for analysis  should get in touch.

For the this year's listing as well as previous years, seehttp://www.ach.org/mla-pages

with all best wishes


Susan Schreibman, PhD
Long Room Hub Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities
School of English
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland

email: susan.schreibman at tcd.ie
phone: +353 1 896 3694
fax:  +353 1 671 7114

check out the new MPhil in Digital Humanities at TCD

        Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 20:06:56 -0500
        From: Chris Johanson <johanson at ucla.edu>
        Subject: NEH Summer Institute at UCLA: Digital Cultural Mapping (June 18-July6, 2012)

NEH Summer Institute at UCLA:
Digital Cultural Mapping (June 18-July 6, 2012)

Directed by: Todd Presner, Diane Favro, and Chris Johanson
Fellowship stipends and housing support up to $4,100 provided for
Institute participants

The purpose of this NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in Digital
Humanities is to bring together a cohort of 12 Humanities scholars and
advanced graduate students across various disciplines to learn how to
develop innovative publications and courses that harness the
theoretical and practical approaches of the “geospatial Humanities.”

By geospatial Humanities, we mean the centrality of place, geotemporal
analysis, and mapping for conceptualizing, investigating, and
visualizing research problems in fields such as history, architecture,
classics, literary studies, art history, as well as the humanistic
social sciences (archaeology, anthropology, and political science).
Situated at the intersection of critical cartography and information
visualization, the Institute will combine a survey of the “state of
the art” in interoperable geospatial tools and publication models,
with hands-on, studio-based training in integrating GIS data into
Humanities scholarship, developing spatial visualizations, and
deploying a suite of mapping tools in the service of creating
publication-ready research articles and short monographs with robust
digital components.  To learn more, please go to:


Application Deadline: February 1, 2012

Who can apply?

The Institute targets scholars at all stages of their careers
(faculty, graduate students, librarians, and staff researchers) who
are actively engaged in digitally enabled research and who are
currently preparing digital publications and/or teaching courses that
rely on geotemporal analysis and argumentation.  The Institute is
primarily focused on helping scholars bring mature research projects
to a state in which they can be submitted to journals and presses for
peer review and eventual publication.  A large component of the
Institute will thus focus on evaluating digital scholarship through
conversations with key representatives from university presses,
professional associations, and leading journals.  The Institute is
less an “introduction” to GIS and geospatial digital tools than it is
a hands-on opportunity to work closely with faculty and staff
affiliated with UCLA’s Digital Cultural Mapping program in order to
prepare scholarly research in the geospatial Humanities for peer
review and submission to presses and journals.  The HyperCities
platform (http://hypercities.com), the Scalar platform, and various
geo-visualization tools will figure centrally in the Institute.

Christopher Johanson
Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Classics
Work/Cell: 310 574-2834

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