Florida State University presents a symposium on “Invisible Work in the Digital Humanities,” to be held November 17 and 18, 2016, at Strozier Library

Florida State University presents a symposium on “Invisible Work in the Digital Humanities,” to be held November 17 and 18, 2016, at Strozier Library.

Digital Humanities projects that involve content specialists and scholars working alongside digital experts and technologists frequently proceed under the assumption that the participants in these collaborative endeavors share common goals. But is this really true?

This two-day symposium, featuring three keynote speakers from universities across the country, will attempt to identify the unspoken assumptions surrounding collaborative work in the digital humanities by exploring questions about diverging expectations, unequal labor, and invisible work.

Information about the symposium is available at http://iwdh.cci.fsu.edu/. Registration will open Sept. 6th and close Oct. 31st.

Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium Held at University of Miami

This fall, the University of Miami will host the first symposium focusing on the intersection of digital humanities and data journalism research. Academics and journalists share common interests and questions about obtaining and visualizing data, the ethics involved in data research, and the work of communicating the results of research to the public effectively.


DH+DJ will mix training workshops for data processing, visualization, and cleaning with talks from digital humanists and data journalism industry professionals from organizations including the Knight Lab, the BBC News Labs, FiveThirtyEight.com, and Mashable.

Dan Cohen (Digital Public Library of America), Scott Klein (ProPublica), and Lauren Klein (Georgia Tech) will be featured keynote speakers. Our goal is to create an environment where both novice and experienced practitioners can come together to learn and explore the possibilities that the fields of DH and DJ have to offer.

Visit http://dhdj.com.miami.edu/ for a complete list of speakers, the schedule, and to register.

HASTAC 2017 Hosted by the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium

The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities

November 2-4, 2017
Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, Orlando, Florida

Please mark your calendars for HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities, being held in Orlando, Florida at the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, a premier game site, on November 2-4, 2017. The lead sponsor and organizing group for the conference is the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH.org), which includes a dozen different organizations working collaboratively on this project.

The title suggests the simulation theme, and also the hard problems that are on the horizon for DH, and how addressing them might open new areas of research and creative work. It is also a nod to science fiction, and hence has a popular angle also. Watch for more details and a call for papers as the dates approach!

2016 ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter Annual Conference – Call For Proposals

Deadline for submissions: Friday, September 16, 2016

The Southeast Chapter of ARLIS/NA is accepting proposals for presentations at the 2016 Annual Conference, which will be held in Sarasota, Florida from November 16-18.

Since the time of Ponce de Leon, Sarasota has inspired exploration. Join us, along with our hosts at The Ringling, as we explore the emerald green Center for Asian Art at the Ringling Museum of Art, the mid-century modern architecture of the Sarasota School, and the bespoke design of the Alfred R. Goldstein Library at the Ringling College of Art and Design. Inspire your colleagues with a presentation, then let the natural beauty of Sarasota’s sunsets, the city’s stylish architectural treasures, and the aesthetic delights of The Ringling inspire you!

Presentations are 20 minutes in length, followed by question-and-answer sessions. Presentations may include, but are not limited to, the following topics and themes:

  • Assessment
    Assessment Plans, Performance Funding Metrics, Altmetrics
  • Collections
    Archives, Special Collections, Open Educational Resources, Collection Development
  • Digital Scholarship
    Digital Humanities, Born-Digital Resources, Metadata, Scholarly Communication, Institutional Repositories, Asset Management
  • Instruction
    Information Literacy, ACRL Frameworks, Curriculum Development, Embedded Librarianship, Instructional Technology, Professional Development
  • Outreach
    Marketing, Promotion, Institutional Partnerships, Subject Liaisons, Programming
  • Spaces
    Makerspaces, Renovations, New Construction, Learning Labs

Submissions are due to programplanningcommittee@gmail.com by September 16, 2016.

THATCamp Gainesville

On April 23rd, THATCamp Gainesville took place at the Santa Fe College Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED). Visit the page to see all the varied sessions that were presented.

Florida Southern College Joins FLDH

Florida Southern College joined the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium.

FLDH Election Results

In February 2016, the FLDH consortium elected 16 members of the Executive Council.

FLDH is pleased to announce the election of 16 members to its 2016-18 Executive Council in its first elections held in February 2016!

Representatives Elected by the General FLDH Membership:
With over 70% confirmation votes per candidate
Allen Romano, Florida State University
Scott French, University of Central Florida
Hélène Huet, University of Florida
Paige Morgan, University of Miami
Clayton McCarl, University of North Florida
Anne Pfister, University of North Florida
David Thomas, University of South Florida

Permanent Institutional Representatives (Chosen by FLDH members from the Institution)
Florida Humanities Council – Jennifer Snyder
Florida International University – Michael Patrick Gillespie
Florida State University – Abby Scheel
New College of Florida – Theresa Burress
Rollins College – Julian Chambliss
University of Central Florida – Mark Kamrath
University of Florida – Sophia Acord
University of Miami – Lillian Manzor
University of South Florida – Barbara Lewis

THATCamp Florida, 2016

On February 18th, UCF’s Center for the Humanities & Digital Research along with UCF’s History Department and RICHES hosted THATCamp in the John C. Hitt Library in the center of UCF’s main campus. It was an excellent day of discussions and networking.

Photo from the PEN & Inc. – Project Enhancement Network and Incubator discussion.