Millions of historic newspaper images get the machine learning treatment at the Library of Congress

"A new effort from the Library of Congress has digitized and organized photos and illustrations from centuries of news using state of the art machine learning.

Led by Ben Lee, a researcher from the University of Washington occupying the Library’s “Innovator in Residence” position, the Newspaper Navigator collects and surfaces data from images from some 16 million pages of newspapers throughout American history."

ANN: PhD Studentship in Film and Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen

The Film and Visual Culture Department at the University of Aberdeen welcomes applications for a New Kings Studentship, to support doctoral research within the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture. Three open-topic studentships are available for PhD research within the School. The studentships comprise a fee waiver plus an annual stipend of £6000 for the 3 years of supervised study, and are open to UK/EU students beginning their studies in October 2020. The extended deadline for applications is 1 June 2020.

RuPaul's Drag Race as International Phenomenon symposium- CFP deadline extended to 22nd June 2020

Due to disruptions caused by the current Coronavirus crisis, we have extended the deadline for abstracts for the 25th September 2020 symposium- Supermodels of the World: RuPaul’s Drag Race as International Phenomenon. 


Dependent on further developments, online participation may become our primary method for all to engage in this one day event. We will, of course, update accordingly.




Call for Papers:


Supermodels of the World: RuPaul’s Drag Race as International Phenomenon

A One-Day Interdisciplinary Symposium


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