Starting an undergraduate DH program

Last year, Meredith Goldsmith joined Duke University as a Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow, learning how to digitally map locations and movements in realistic fiction. She returned to Ursinus College to begin setting in place an undergraduate digital humanities program, armed with firsthand knowledge of digital tools that are within economic and pedagogic reach, the intellectual benefits Read more about Starting an undergraduate DH program[…]

The care and feeding of digital scholarship

In the best of all possible worlds, digital scholarly projects are simple and striking, robust and adept, and immortal. In the real world, however, such idealistic notions elide the attention and effort required to create and sustain digital scholarship, and overlook the intellectual insight and growth that can emerge in the process. Digital scholarship is labor, producing effects and Read more about The care and feeding of digital scholarship[…]

Grad student opportunity – coordinate spring 2016 conference

I’m excited to share that Project Vox, a digital project we’ve been partnering with since spring 2014, is looking to hire a Duke graduate student assistant for the spring 2016 term, to help organize and run a conference at Duke University on pre-modern women philosophers (April 14-17). In addition to gaining experience organizing and promoting Read more about Grad student opportunity – coordinate spring 2016 conference[…]

Calling grad students: Apply for 2015-2016 Digital Research Internship

Digital Scholarship Services is pleased to offer a half-time internship position (9-months, 19 hours per week) to a Duke University graduate student, beginning fall 2015. Through the Digital Research Internship, you can gain hands-on knowledge in the interdisciplinary, collaborative practices of digital research and digital scholarship creation and use, and at the same time assist researchers and contribute to Read more about Calling grad students: Apply for 2015-2016 Digital Research Internship[…]

DH Project Management, or Scoping Infinity

Last night’s panel discussion of DH project management was not just filling (thanks, Scratch!) but also rewarding. The free-ranging discussion surfaced some tensions in building digital humanities projects that I found particularly familiar and compelling: building public expectations for a project and managing those expectations internally DH in pedagogy: walking the fine line between experiential Read more about DH Project Management, or Scoping Infinity[…]

Can a game change how we learn about art?

Does the prospect of ownership, even in a fantasy realm, change how we interact with art? That’s the question Duke Art History graduate student Katie Jentleson asked as she worked with undergraduate students enrolled in interdisciplinary courses on the art market here at Duke. The answer came through a Humanities Writ Large project collaboration with Duke University Read more about Can a game change how we learn about art?[…]

“Digitize This Book” puts Duke’s collections at your fingertips

At Duke Libraries we’re piloting a new digitization-on-demand service for our users. Called “Digitize This Book,” it allows registered Duke users to select single-volume public domain books from our collections to be digitized and published through our Internet Archive collection. Right now the pilot is limited to just those titles located in the Perkins/Bostock, Lilly, Read more about “Digitize This Book” puts Duke’s collections at your fingertips[…]

Text > Data: Mining Oral Histories for Multiple Audiences

Event: Mining Oral Histories for Multiple Audiences Date: Monday, February 18 Time: 3:30-5:00 PM Location: 217 Perkins Library, Duke West Campus (Map) Contact: Liz Milewicz, liz.milewicz@duke.edu, 919-660-5911 Register to attend: http://library.duke.edu/events/digital-scholarship/event.do?id=6391&occur=14081 Millions of dollars have been spent on digitizing oral histories, preserving records of otherwise undocumented lives and experiences. But a list of digital audio files and transcripts can seem Read more about Text > Data: Mining Oral Histories for Multiple Audiences[…]