9th Annual Jerrell H. Shofner Lecture Series on Florida History and Culture

Join us for an insightful conversation with four esteemed journal editors on topics ranging from the role of the discipline of history in the 21st century, to the future of history journals, and the study of history in difficult times.

In-person and virtual registration at:

Monday, October 11, 2021 6:30pm
University of Central Florida Morgridge International Reading Center
4143 Andromeda Loop, Orlando, FL 32816
Free and Open to the Public

2nd Annual Conference of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH)

2nd Annual Conference of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH)

April 2, 2022, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

The Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) will host its 2nd annual conference at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL on April 2, 2022. FLDH seeks proposals for papers, posters, lightning rounds, roundtables, and panel presentations on any topic related to digital humanities for our annual, one-day conference. We welcome proposals not only from those in higher education, including students, faculty and staff, but also from cultural institutions and other organizations doing work in the digital humanities. We look forward to a gathering of members and guests to hear about current research, to discuss topics of mutual interest, and to set goals for future collaboration.

FLDH is a Florida-based collective of institutions that seeks to promote an understanding of the humanities in light of digital technologies and research. FLDH, Founded in 2014, provides a platform for studying and discussing digital tools, methods, and pedagogies and educates teachers, faculty, and the public about the multiple, interdisciplinary ways humanities research and computing impact our world. 

All proposals should include name, affiliation, contact email, and needed IT equipment. Ways you can participate in the 2022 FLDH Annual Conference include:

  • Individual, 15 minute talks (200-250 words abstracts) 
  • Panel proposals, 60 minutes (750-1000 words abstract)
  • Posters, lightning rounds, and roundtables proposals (brief description of 150 words) 

The deadline for submissions is extended to November 8, 2021.  

You can submit your proposals at https://bit.ly/FLDH2022 

2021 Virtual Digital Initiatives Symposium: Support your Florida Colleagues

Some of our colleagues from Rollins College will be presenting at the 2021 Virtual Digital Initiatives Symposium, which is taking place from April 26 to April 29, 2021. 

Think of attending their session to support them. It will take place on April 29 from 10:30 am to 11:10 am (PDT). To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-initiatives-symposium-tickets-18946903699

Supporting Sustainable Digital Humanities Projects: Managing the Lifecycle of Student-Created Web Content from Inception to Archiving
Rachel Walton, Rollins College and Amy Sugar, Rollins College

Position Vacancy Announcement: Natural Language Processing Specialist (AI), George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida

Natural Language Processing Specialist (AI)

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

University of Florida

George A Smathers Libraries

The University of Florida’s, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative, collaborative, and services-oriented candidate to enhance research support in the areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Digital Sciences. As part of UF’s partnership with Nvidia and the university’s AI Initiative (https://ai.jobs.ufl.edu/), this position leads the Smathers Libraries’ commitment to “AI for everyone”. The NLP Specialist (AI) is a year-round (12 month) tenure-track faculty position with primary responsibilities in instruction, consultation, and project work in NLP, text mining, predictive text, and related areas. The position works with library colleagues, researchers, and educators from throughout the University of Florida community to create, identify, and evaluate learning resources in the areas of NLP and Digital Sciences; advocate for the role of the Smathers Libraries in supporting related education and research; and build effective, inclusive, collaborations across the campus community.

As a member of the Academic Research Consulting and Services (ARCS) department, the NLP Specialist synergizes with existing specialists who provide expertise in bioinformatics analysis, data management, informatics, rigor and reproducibility, systematic reviews, and related areas (http://arcs.uflib.ufl.edu/). ARCS is strategically expanding its support to AI education, research, equity, and outreach, with this position formally liaising to other expert faculty hired through the university’s AI Initiative. The NLP Specialist sets a foundation in NLP for UF students from all majors, and faculty and staff interested in incorporating NLP technology and techniques to their discipline-specific teaching and research.

The library encourages team member participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Natural Language Processing Specialist will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and perspectives. The Natural Language Processing Specialist will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until filled, and applications will be reviewed starting April 1, 2021. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Tina Marie Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@uflib.ufl.edu.

Digital Humanities Institute at UVictoria-Canada (June 2021), Free Registration

This year, the annual Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) hosted by the University of Victoria will take place online on June 7-11 & June 14-18. Registration this year is free.

DHSI is delighted to offer a robust virtual program featuring over 40 online workshops (with full participation registration and, in many cases, an option to audit), 7 aligned conferences & events, and 10 institute lectures, with engagement via a combination of synchronous and asynchronous means, and free registration! DHSI thanks their partners and sponsors (including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council), workshop instructors, aligned conference & event organizers, institute lecturers, local facilitators, and beyond for making this possible.

More information is available via these links:

Call for Presentations – ACRL DSS Digital Humanities Discussion Group

The ACRL Digital Scholarship Section Digital Humanities Discussion Group invites proposals for an online symposium on digital humanities librarianship that will be held on Monday, March 29, 2021 at noon ET/9am PT.

This is an open call for presentations about any aspect of the intersection of digital humanities and libraries.

Possible topics might include (but aren’t limited to):

●       Librarian-led digital humanities projects

●       Evaluation/assessment of DH librarianship

●       Development of library services

●       DH librarianship across the library or collaboration among different library units in support of a project or service

●       Sunsetting digital projects

●       Instruction or consultation best practices

●       Collaborating at the creation of a digital humanities program at your institution

●       Success strategies for DH outreach to instructors or other stakeholders less knowledgeable or even wary of the discipline

Presentations should be 12-15 minutes in length, but we will also consider shorter lightning talks or project presentations.

Please submit your proposal (including your name, job title, institution, email address, and up to 250 words describing your proposed presentation) by February 19, 2021

You do not need to be a DSS member in order to present, so please share this opportunity widely!

Apply here: – https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__bit.ly_35UKLkz&d=DwIGoQ&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=m0G4FeSJSIA8sCuTQp6g-A&m=_SR7yoHnasjJen6FJuyKk2eOue1ITx26EWh-3NMOMFU&s=6sYYD86Fhads_M3zLcKV8TVmOkpDF1aFiOCuxtRlccI&e=

Call for Proposals

Issue (6) | Special Issue on the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)

For almost two decades, the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) has provided scholars, teachers, researchers, and others access to digital materials held in archives, libraries, and private collections. Beginning with collections of Caribbean newspapers, dLOC has expanded to include archives of Caribbean leaders and governments, historic and contemporary maps, oral and popular histories, travel accounts, literature and poetry, musical expressions, artifacts, and much more. dLOC is an international partnership dedicated to shared governance and mutual support, with a growing collection of over 4 million pages.

This special issue of archipelagos journal will focus on the ways in which scholars and students have created, contributed, and utilized dLOC content across disciplines and geographies.

The deadline for abstract submission is February 15, 2021. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words. Accepted essays will be due on April 30, 2021.

For more information, please visit: https://archipelagosjournal.org/cfp/issue06/

Call for Proposals: Association for Computers and the Humanities 2021

The second annual Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) conference will take place virtually on July 22-23, 2021. (ACH plans to host an in-person conference with a virtual component in 2022 in Houston, Texas.)

Deadline to submit a proposal: February 28, 2021