The Uncanny Valley and the Ghost in the Machine: a discussion of analogies for thinking about digitized medieval manuscripts

Dot Porter, curator at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, posted a version of a paper presented at University of Kansas Digital Humanities Seminar, co-sponsored with the Hall Center for the Humanities on September 17, 2018. It revolves around the question:

If a digitized manuscript isn’t a manuscript, how can we present it in ways that explore aspects of the original's manuscript-ness, ethically and with care, while both pushing and respecting the boundaries of technology?

“Material Maps in the Digital Age" NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Faculty

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The Newberry Library’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography is pleased to announce its 2019 NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Faculty, “Material Maps in the Digital Age.” The four-week seminar, led by James Akerman (The Newberry Library) and Peter Nekola (Luther College), will focus on the practice of critically reading and teaching from original map documents, informed by the most recent cartographic scholarship.

Sonic South 2019: Call for Submissions

The Southern Oral History Program (SOHP), housed at the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, invites artists, composers, audio/radio producers, writers, and community members to use our interviews to create new and thought-provoking short-form audio documentaries, sound art, sonic experiments, and aural landscapes. 

The Library of Congress Makes Thousands of Fabulous Photos, Posters & Images Free to Use & Reuse

" Need photographs of Abraham Lincoln—and scans of his speeches, letters, and “dueling instructions”—for that book you’re writing? You’re covered with this gallery. Need a collection of classic children's books for your website (or your reading pleasure)? Here you go "

A Free Online Photo Archive Explores the Middle East’s Pluralistic History

"In September 2017, the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan published an online archive of historical images from across the Middle East. The project is being supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education...

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