Are you a doctoral student interested in digital scholarship, but don’t know where to start?
The University Library’s Scholarly Commons is now accepting applications for two new paid graduate internship positions for doctoral students in humanities or social sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Students currently in the third year or later of their doctoral program who have completed all required coursework are eligible to apply.
One internship will focus on the digital humanities, and the second internship will focus on the digital humanities or computational social sciences.
The two paid graduate interns will be “in-residence” in the Scholarly Commons for 10 hours per week during the 2017-2018 academic year: Interns will spend the majority of their time on a digital scholarship research project of their choosing that draws upon Scholarly Commons and University Library resources, and may intersect with their dissertation research. The Interns also will contribute time to the training and research support services of the Scholarly Commons in an area of digital scholarship of interest to them.
Interns will be assigned a mentor from the University Library throughout their internship. Interns also may work with Library staff outside of the Scholarly Commons depending on the digital scholarship projects they pursue during the internship.
The full position description and application criteria are available here:
Application materials must be submitted to Emilie Staubs (estaubs [at] illinois [dot] edu) by May 30, 2017.
Please contact Harriett Green (green19 [at] illinois [dot] edu) or Eleanor Dickson (dicksone [at] illinois [dot] edu) with any questions.
Niko Pfund, president of Oxford University Press USA
“A Career in Publishing: What You Need to Know”
Date: February 6, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 West Nevada Street, Urbana
Sponsored by the Department for Asian American Studies, University Library, and the IPRH.
Please join us on Monday, February 6, for a lunchtime talk by Niko Pfund, president of Oxford University Press USA, on “A Career in Publishing: What You Need to Know,” at the Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 West Nevada Street. Cookies and coffee will be provided.
All are welcome to attend the Savvy Researcher Workshop on the principles of text encoding using TEI on Wednesday, November 11th in the Main Library. Register for the event on the Savvy Researcher Workshops website prior to attendance here.
Principles of Text Encoding in the Humanities using TEI
November 11th, 3-3:50pm
314 Main Library
The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is the humanities-centric XML standard for encoding digital text. Participants will learn the principles of text encoding with the TEI Guidelines, and receive an introduction on how to start creating transcriptions for digital humanities projects focused on scholarly editions and textual analysis. All experience levels welcome, though beginners should consider attending the introductory XML workshop to prepare.
All are welcome to attend the Savvy Researcher Workshop on the HathiTrust Research Center and its uses in text mining on Tuesday, November 3rd in the Main Library. Register for the event on the Savvy Researcher Workshops website prior to attendance here.
Introduction to the HathiTrust Research Center Portal for Text Mining Research
November 3rd, 11-11:50
314 Main Library
Students and researchers today have access to massive amounts of digitized text from the world’s research libraries. Access to this growing digital record of human knowledge provides researchers with an unprecedented opportunity, but working with such material requires new tools to effectively analyze digitized text at so large a scale. This workshop will introduce cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure that are being developed at the Hathi Trust Research Center (HTRC)* to meet these needs in the context of the digitized text collection of the Hathi Trust Digital Library, currently comprising more than 11 million digitized volumes.
Scholarly Commons Digital Humanities Lunch Forum: “Getting Going: DIY GIS in Scholarship and the Classroom”
John Randolph, professor, Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: 308 Library
Join us in the Scholarly Commons on Wednesday, April 22nd at 11:30 a.m. for a Digital Humanities Lunch Forum session with John Randolph, professor in the Department of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. John Randolph will describe his efforts to use spatial analysis techniques, as a non-GIS specialist, in the study and teaching of Russian history.
Light refreshments will be provided and attendees are welcome to bring their lunches.
Hosted by the Scholarly Commons, University Library, with thanks to a generous gift from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Questions? Contact Harriett Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We now have a brand-new shiny listserv for getting the word out about digital humanities! Click or copy this link to join the DH @ Illinois listserv:
If you have questions about the listserv, contact Harriett Green.
Register now for the 2015 Illinois Digital Humanities Symposium on February 27-28!
The symposium is hosted by the University Library’s Scholarly Commons and the Institute of Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS).
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Guiliano, assistant professor of history at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, who will deliver the keynote address, “Challenging the Academy: the Future of the Humanities in a 21st Century Digital World.”
Hands-on workshops will be held on the evening of Friday, February 27th at the Main Library, and will feature leading digital humanities practitioners from UIUC teaching on topics such as text analysis, geographical information systems, and data visualization.
A day-long research symposium on Saturday, February 28th at 1000 Lincoln Hall will feature the keynote by Professor Guiliano, followed by research presentations by leading UIUC researchers in digital humanities presenting on current digital research and methodologies.
Learn about digital humanities tools and research methods from UIUC faculty and experts, and join us in building a research community for digital humanities practitioners at Illinois.
This event is made possible thanks to generous support from the Graduate College, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the Department of Communication, and the Department of English.
For more information, visit http://publish.illinois.edu/digitalhumanities/dh-symposium/
The Scholarly Commons and IPRH are co-sponsoring a panel on “The Future of Scholarly Communication” with Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association), Seth Denbo (Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives, American Historical Association), and Maria Bonn (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, UIUC).
DATE: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
TIME: 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum (600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana)
See http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/4639?eventId=31764314/ for full details!
Come out to the first meeting of the IPRH Digital Humanities Reading Group on Tuesday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Quality Bar in downtown Champaign. Here is some more information about the group:
We are interested in developing critically grounded perspectives on what it means to do digital humanities work in various institutional contexts. As a starting point, we will examine some prominent pieces that discuss themes related to defining, critiquing, practicing, and teaching “digital” humanities. We hope to supplement these readings with additional perspectives informed by the interests, scholarship, and work of those who do digital humanities on campus.
This first meeting will be focused on getting to know everyone’s interests, but to get the conversation started, here are three short pieces that reflect a recent debate about what “digital humanities” is and its role in humanities scholarship more broadly.
Adam Kirsch, Technology Is Taking Over English Departments: The false promise of the digital humanities
Ryan Cordell, On Ignoring Encoding
Chad Wellman, The Humanities in Full: Polemics Against the Two-Culture Fallacy
If you have any questions at all, contact Brandon Locke at blocke2[at][illinois.edu or Sveta Stoytcheva at stytchv2[at]illinois.edu.
Dr. Victoria Stodden: “Opportunities and Challenges for Open Data and Code: Facilitating Reproducibility”
Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom, 601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana
Refreshments at 9:30
Talk and Conversation from 10-11:30
The University Library invites the campus community to join a conversation with Victoria Stodden (Columbia University) on “Opportunities and Challenges for Open Data and Code: Facilitating Reproducibility”.
Known for her research and policy work on open data and reproducible science, Victoria Stodden is an assistant professor of Statistics at Columbia University and with the Columbia University Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering. After pursuing degrees at Stanford in Statistics and Law, her research has focused on the problem of enabling reproducibility in computational science. Victoria has developed the acclaimed “Reproducible Research Standard,” a suite of open licensing recommendations for the dissemination of computational result and is the co-founder of RunMyCode, an “open platform for disseminating the code and data associated with published results, and enabling independent and public cloud-based verification of methods and findings.” She serves on the National Academies of Science Committee on “Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process” and on the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI).
For more information, see http://go.illinois.edu/vstodden
Learn more about Open Access Week events! http://go.illinois.edu/openaccessweek
Sponsored by the Scholarly Commons of the University Library and made possible through a generous gift from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.