Registration for THATCamp New England 2014

Friday, May 30 – Saturday, May 31.

Boston University’s College of General Studies

THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.” It is an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. An unconference is to a conference what a seminar is to a lecture, what a party at your house is to a church wedding, what a pick-up game of Ultimate Frisbee is to an NBA game, what a jam band is to a symphony orchestra: it’s more informal and more participatory.

So if you are excited about humanities and/or technology, head over here to register!

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Digital Media and Learning 2014 Conference

Thursday, March 6 – Saturday, March 8.

Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 St. James Avenue

Boston, MA 02116

The annual conference is meant to be an inclusive, international and annual gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, focused on fostering interdisciplinary and participatory dialogue and linking theory, empirical study, policy, activism, and practice.

Subscribe to their mailing list at to receive up-to-date information regarding the 2014 conference.

More information here.

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Geospatial Learning and Analysis Across the Curriculum

Thursday, March 6, 2 – 3 pm.

Held online via desktop videoconferencing.

No matter the discipline, the capacity to collect, analyze, interpret, and share geographic data can be enhanced by Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Yet identifying GIS resources and learning how to use new geospatial tools can be time-consuming. Join NITLE Subject-Area Specialist Meg Stewart as she provides an introduction to geospatial technologies, their wide-ranging uses and the means to determine which uses might enhance your courses and research.

Those interested in how GIS might enhance the value of liberal education for the 21st century student should attend this seminar. Attendance by institutional teams is encouraged; individuals are also welcome to participate.

Register online by March 4.

Please direct your questions to Georgianne Hewett at

More information can be found here.

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Shared Course Design: Hendrix, Rollins and the ACS New Paradigm Initiative

Thursday, February 27, 4 – 5 pm.

Held online via desktop videoconferencing.

A shared course piloted by Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, and Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, tested whether a faculty member teaching students from nearly 1,000 miles away might still be able to positively impact student learning. What did course designers learn from this pilot program and how might it inform a new teaching paradigm?

Register online by February 25.

Direct your questions to Georgianne Hewett at

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Zotero Workshop with Brian Keegan

Tuesday, February 25, 12 – 1:30pm.

400B Holmes Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

This workshop will cover some collaborative features of Zotero and best practices for merging it with your existing research workflows. Lazer Lab postdoctoral research fellow Brian Keegan will lead the workshop.

Click for more information regarding this workshop.

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Using Digital Tools in the Classroom and in Research

Tuesday, February 11, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

The Humanities Initiative at NYU
20 Cooper Square
Fifth Floor
New York, NY

A panel of NYU faculty and graduate students will come together to present case studies of successful digital projects for teaching and share best practices and new approaches to using technology in their research.


Maeve Adams, Assistant Professor, English, Manhattan College

Collin Jennings, PhD Candidate, English Department, FAS, NYU

Nicole Starosielski, Assistant Professor, Department of Media, Culture and Communication, Steinhardt, NYU

Nicholas Wolf, Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, Irish Studies, FAS, NYU

Moderated by Jennifer Vinopal, Librarian for Digital Scholarship Initiatives at NYU

Get more information and register here.

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Summer Workshop: Telling Stories About Art with Open Collections

June 16 – June 27, 2014.

A summer workshop supported by the Getty Foundation.

Participants will be introduced to concepts and skills necessary to make use of open collections to develop art-historical storytelling through data visualization, interactive media, enhanced curatorial description and exhibition practice, digital publication, and data-driven, object-oriented teaching.

Intended for art historians, scholars of visual culture, and museum professionals at all career stages, admission is on a competitive basis. All participants will receive a stipend covering housing and travel expenses. International applicants are also welcome.

Apply here by March 1.

Questions can be directed to

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New Directions for Digital Collections at Academic Libraries Seminar

Thursday, February 13, 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

Held online via desktop videoconferencing.

Seminar leaders include Mark Dahl, director of the Aubrey R. Watzek Library at Lewis & Clark College, and a NITLE fellow. Others are Mark Christel, Annelise Dehner, Isaac Gilman, and Allegra Swift.

The panelists will discuss collections developed around faculty teaching and research interests, student-created collections and exhibits, library publishing programs, and library support for digital field scholarship.

Recommended reading:

Register by Tuesday, February 11.

More information here.

Questions? Please contact Georgianne Hewett at

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Talk on Textual Science: The Future of the Past

Thursday, January 30, 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

Room 3-133

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bldg 16-635
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Professor Gregory Heyworth, Associate Professor of English at the University of Mississippi and the Director of the Lazarus Project will lead a discussion on textual science.

Description from the event:

Over the past decade, a quiet technological revolution has been occurring in the humanities. Great texts – the Archimedes palimpsest, the Dead Sea Scrolls among others – once largely illegible and lost to history, have been returned to us through spectral imaging. We stand now at the threshold of a renaissance of the past, but only if we can integrate science with the humanities in a new, hybrid discipline. Textual Science, as Gregory Heyworth argues, is poised to change the established order of things: the notion that the humanities is about husbanding the past with scholarship that adds to human insight in ever slenderer increments; that the canon is a coffin, the past irrevocably the past, and that scholars and students must behave as humble curators rather than archaeologists of an undiscovered country; that the artistic mind cannot, in any profound way, share neurons with the scientific. With images of recovered works, many previously unseen, this talk will chart the way ahead in theory and praxis.

More information here.

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Intro to XML, February 26-28, Washington, D.C.

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics and Assessment program and the Digital Library Federation (DLF), a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources, are pleased to offer two three-day in-depth workshops focused on using XML and XSLT in the library environment: “An Introduction to XML and XML Applications” and “Transforming Library Metadata with XSLT.”

An Introduction to XML and XML Applications
February 26–28, 2014, in Washington, DC

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