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Proposals are now open for the 2025 MLA Convention panel “Invisible Labor: supporting emerging technologies in academic institutions”. Panelists might discuss the challenges in supporting emerging technologies such as but not limited to: immersive technologies (AR/VR), AI/LLMs, 3D scanning/printing, digital mapping/GIS, and digital storytelling platforms. The MLA 2025 Convention is scheduled for January 9-12, 2025 in New Orleans. Proposals are due by March 7, 2024.
Proposals are now being accepted for the “Digital Kafka” International Symposium. This symposium aims to focus on research, teaching, and creative approaches that either make use of digital tools to analyze Kafka’s work or use digital platforms to share and disseminate parts of Kafka’s oeuvre and its analyses. The symposium will take place at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. on November 1-2, 2024. Proposals are due by March 29, 2024.
Trinity College is calling for applications for two Instructional Technologists for The Digital Learning & Scholarship Group. They are particularly interested in applicants in the areas of virtual/augmented reality, GIS, data analytics/visualization, maker technologies, high performance computing, generative AI and digital scholarship. Instructional Technologists will work with Trinity programs, departments, faculty, and students.
Registration is open for the 18th annual Digital Commonwealth Virtual Conference, “Building Connections: Pixels & People”. The keynote speaker is K.J. Rawson, founder and director of the Digital Transgender Archive, as well as chair of the editorial board of the Homosaurus. The virtual conference is scheduled for April 30, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET. Registration is $10 for students, Digital Commonwealth members, and people experiencing personal hardship; $25 for non-members.
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York is calling for participants for a three-week, hybrid Open Education Publishing Institute (OEPI): Collaborative Knowledge and Social Justice. The OEPI provides an opportunity for the development of Open Educational Resource (OER) publications. Participants will receive a lump-sum award of $4,200 that will cover travel, lodging, and per diem expenses for the in-person sessions and overall participation in the institute. Applications are due by March 1, 2024. The institute is scheduled in-person for June 12-14, 2024 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York, and virtually via Zoom June 17-27, with virtual follow-ups in August and January.
The Scholars Lab at the University of Texas at Austin Libraries is hosting a Digital Humanities Workshop Series for Spring 2024. The last virtual workshop in the series is “Introduction to Optical Character Recognition (OCR)”. This workshop introduces the basics of optical character recognition (OCR), which allows for full-text searching and other types of text manipulation of a digitized document. Attendees will learn how to use Google Docs to create a basic machine-readable text from an image file and be introduced to Tesseract for OCR through exercises in Google Colab. The virtual workshop is scheduled for March 22, 2024 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CT. The workshop is free to attend, however registration is required.
The Scholars Lab at the University of Texas at Austin Libraries is hosting a Digital Humanities Workshop Series for Spring 2024. The next virtual workshop in the series is “Getting Started with Scalar”. Scalar is a free, open-source publishing platform designed for long-form, born-digital, and media-rich digital scholarship. This workshop, led by Miriyam E. Judd, will give an overview of Scalar and discuss what differentiates it from other content management systems, before demonstrating how to build your Scalar site. The virtual workshop is scheduled for February 23, 2024 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CT. The workshop is free to attend, however registration is required.
The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is hosting a free, virtual lecture, “DAMS to Digital Preservation: A National Museum’s Journey to Understanding its Digit Assets”, with Amy Adams, Collections Information and Access Manager at the National Museum of the Royal Navy. This webinar will take attendees through the National Museum’s journey with its digital assets, discuss lessons learned and review where we are now. It will hope to reassure audiences to not worry what shape the journey to digital preservation takes, but instead encourage them to jump in and get started. The virtual lecture is scheduled for February 27, 2024 at 15:30 CET. The lecture is free to attend, however registration is required.
The Global Digital Humanities Symposium at Michigan State University (MSU) has opened free registration for its Virtual Symposium. The Virtual Symposium features keynote presentations from Sara Morais dos Santos Bruss and Rachel Adams, with a response and discussion, led by Alex Gil. Registration closes on March 11, 2024. The Virtual Symposium is scheduled for March 18-20, 2024. The symposium is free to attend however registration is required.
Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries are hosting a free virtual workshop on how to give spatial information to a historical map in order to incorporate it into a GIS (Geographic Information System), a process called georeferencing. Information can then be extracted from the map and turned into data via digitization. The process will be demonstrated using the open-source software QGIS. The virtual workshop is scheduled for March 13, 2024 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM ET. The workshop is free to attend, however registration is required and seats are limited.