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H-Net academic announcements posted to the web 2014-03-31 - 2014-04-01

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Introduce data mining to your History course in 2 minutes

James Smithies outlines a learning activity for history students to introduce them to data mining, using

"The idea is to present students with a purposefully naive example of data mining, working on the assumption it’ll prompt them to critically engage with data mining as a method."

Read more at James Smithies blog (Feb. 22, 2014)

Conferência Internacional sobre as Relações União Europeia - África, Lisbon, Gulbenkian, 29 April 2014

No próximo dia 29 de Abril terá lugar, na Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, uma conferência internacional sobre as relações UE-África. A conferência pretende analisar a implementação da parceria UE-África e trocar opiniões sobre as oportunidades e desafios das relações entre os dois continentes, agora e nos próximos anos,

Job Opening: Assistant Editor for the Journal of British Studies (JBS)

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking an Assistant Editor for the Journal of British Studies (JBS) published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the North American Conference on British Studies. Will provide editorial and administrative assistance to Editor-designate, Dr. Holger Hoock, J. C. Amundson Professor of British History. Process incoming manuscripts on Editorial Manager. Help oversee peer review.

Western Conference on British Studies Submission Reminder

This is a reminder that single paper and panel proposal submissions for the Western Conference on British Studies are due on 30 April. The conference will take place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on 3 - 5 October, 2014. While proposals focusing on the conference theme, "Crisis, Conflict and Conciliation" are particularly encouraged, submissions on all aspects and periods of British Studies are welcome. Please send proposals either to Dr. Lynn MacKay at or to Dr.

JOBS: H-Caribbean

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 24 March 2014 to 31 March 2014. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Caribbean. See the H-Net Job Guide website at for more information.


Boston College - Post-Doctoral Fellow



Reflecting on the Caribbean in Toronto
April 5, 2014
Sidney Smith Hall,
100 St. George St.
Room SS2098
9:15 Registration
Light breakfast available until 11:00. Tea, coffee and light snacks available throughout the day.
9:30 Welcoming Remarks by Jacqueline Allain
9:40 Drumming Performance by Alejandro Céspedes
10:00 Race, Gender and Political Consciousness

H-Net Job Guide

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 24 March 2014 to 31 March 2014.

See the H-Net Job Guide website at for more information.


Context Travel - Freelance docents to lead intellectual walking tours, Amsterdam and Prague <>

Transcription templates/formats

Dear list,

I am currently working on an oral history project and wondered if anyone had any tips for how they transcribe interviews.

I was also wondering if anyone used a template or standard format when they transcribe.

If you would like to reply to me off-list my e-mail is <>.

Best wishes,

New Training Session

Scott Hendrix will be training in the Plan-War network over the next few days.  If your email notifications are active, then expect training messages in your inbox; you can turn those off in your account if you wish.  Feel free to continue using the planning network for other business.

good wishes


Webinar: OHMS

OHMS (the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer) is a free online tool for enhancing access to oral history interviews. I will be hosting a webinar for those who are interested in getting started with OHMS or interested in hearing more about new features being developed for the online tool.

CfP: Celebrity in Contemporary India

Date: 2014-01-01
Description: INDIAN JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND TRANSLATION STUDIES ISSN: 2321-8274 VOLUME: II, NUMBER: I CALL FOR PAPERS CELEBRITY IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA Celebrities are an integral part of any late modern society and contemporary India is no exception. The forthcoming issue of IJCLTS will seek to decode th ...


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