The Digital Humanities Research Institute (DHRI) is a ten-day residential workshop to be held from June 11 – 20, 2018 at The Graduate Center, CUNY. During the DHRI, which is supported by an National Endowment for the Humanities Institutes in Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities grant, participants will explore interdisciplinary, digital humanities research and teaching with leading DH scholars, develop core computational research skills through hands-on workshops, and begin developing versions of the DHRI for their own communities.
The Boston Public Schools Desegregation Collection, an inter-archival collection of more than 4,500 items, is now available through a portal created by Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sunday, February 18, 2018
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research.
Department of History
An article on the digitization of the Bay Area Report, an LGBT magazine founded in 1971:
"An initiative to put the full contents of the longest-running continuously published LGBT weekly in the United States online has reached its first milestone with the posting of five years of historic back issues."
Josh Jones writes about "Walker Evans and James Agee’s extraordinary work of literary photojournalism, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," and the Library of Congress's online collection of Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs.
Princeton University recently made available the Minor White Archive online.
White was "one of the most important photographic artists of the twentieth century" and the online archive has over 26,000 digitized items.
Dan Cohen, Vice Provost for Information Collaboration, Dean of the Libraries, and Professor of History at Northeastern University, reacts to the news that the Library of Congress will stop archiving all tweets:
The Significance of the Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress, Dan Cohen's blog, December 29, 2017, http://www.dancohen.org/2017/12/29/the-significance-of-the-twitter-archive-at-the-library-...
"Historical scientific instruments and artifacts stored at the University of Toronto are coming to light in an ever-growing digital catalogue that includes objects such as an EEG machine."
Source: Tamar Harris, Thestar.com, December 27, 2017, https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/12/27/historical-artifacts-organized-into-digital-ca...
As part of the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth’s website renewal project, we are trying to locate conference programs from the following past meetings:
2001 - Marquette
2003 - University of Maryland - Baltimore County
2005 - Marquette
2009 - Berkeley
If you possess either a hard copy or an electronic version of the programs from any of these years, please contact me.