Digital Humanities updates

| July 1, 2013

It’s a busy summer for folks in the digital humanities. Here’s a quick overview of some of the developments in the DH community:

INLET NEAR SUNSET BEACH, 06/1973, boat on water during sunset

Inlet near Sunset Beach, 06/1973, Record Group 412: Records of the Environmental Protection Agency, 1944 - 2006, National Archives and Records Administration

dh +lib has released a mini-series called Make It New?, a collection of articles that continue the conversation about collaborations and connections between digital humanities and libraries in response to the Journal of Library Administration’s special issue devoted to digital humanities. The mini-series is openly available in pdf and e-pub formats.

There were a series of THATCamps in June that brought together digital humanists, librarians, scholars, students, and others to talk, make, and play unconference-style. See for example the THATCamp Prime 2013 (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University),  THATCamp Publishing (Simmons College, Boston, MA), and THATCamp Performing Arts (CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY). You can check out the sessions and notes at the sites for each THATCamp.

The American Library Association’s annual conference is still going strong in Chicago. dh + lib created this guide to DH-related sessions.

The Digital Humanities 2013 conference will be taking place in Lincoln, Nebraska in just about two weeks. Keynote speakers include the Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero, Willard McCarty of King’s College, and Isabel Galina of the Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas at the National University of Mexico. Check out the full program online.

And just for a little summer flavor, I’m throwing in a beach photo held at NARA and found via the Digital Public Library of America.