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UODS Roundtable 4/1 1pm: UO graduate certificate in New Media

Digital Scholars Roundtable:
UO Graduate Certificate in New Media
Friday April 1 1:00-2:30
McKenzie Collaboration Center
175 McKenzie

The worlds in which scholars now live and work are undergoing rapid and dramatic changes. In the humanities and social sciences, scholarship on new media and culture continues to proliferate, myriad efforts to digitize texts and artifacts are underway, and researchers across disciplines are learning how to develop and use digital tools. All these changes affect and alter how we do research, how we publish it, and how we think about the products of scholarly research; indeed, they alter what it means to know anything at all.

As our graduate students – MA and PhD alike – enter an ever more competitive job market, their experience and proficiency with new media will also contribute to their success as scholars and potential employees. UO Digital Scholars have been organizing an effort to create a graduate certificate program in new media and culture. We hope you (faculty, students, administrators) will join us for a roundtable discussion about the possibility of such a certificate program.


Next UODS Works-in-Progress event: Friday 4/15 noon – 1:30
Ed Madison (SOJC)
Tween TV

Engaging 5th Graders in Critical Thinking
with Digital Video Production and Mobile Media

3/18/11 Day of Digital Humanities: sign on now

The general invitation to participate in the 3rd annual Day of Digital Humanities is out!  Though the ‘official’ deadline to apply appears to be 3/14/11, you may join up to the last moment to add your voice, images, and critique to this international collaborative event.

Willing and interested in documenting what you do DH-wise that day? DDH is open to tweets, blogging, Flickr-streams, Flip-video, hyperlinks, Facebook feeds, etc. Get the details here: http://tapor.ualberta.ca/taporwiki/index.php/Day_in_the_Life_of_the_Digital_Humanities_2011. Worth paying special attention to their directions for WordPress tags (all of which will use the prefix DDH-).

UO Digital Scholars will announce  a UO-specific Twitter #hashtag for DDH soon, so that we may  aggregate UO-specific DDH tweets here.

Roland Kelts on Multipolar Japan, 3/10 4pm

Pop Culture from a Multipolar Japan
Roland  Kelts, Author and Journalist
Knight Library Browsing Room
March 10, 4:00 pm

Is there something more to the U.S.’s fascination with Japanese anime and manga?  How are anime films and manga comics cultural channeling zones, opened by the horrors of war and disaster and animated by the desire to assemble a world of new looks, feelings and identities? Roland Kelts addresses the movement of Japanese culture into the West as sign and symptom of broader reanimations.  With uncertainty now the norm, style, he argues, is trumping identity, explaining, in part, the success of Japanese pop and fashion, design and cuisine in the West.  As Western mindsets encounter a rapid decline in longstanding binaries – good/evil, woman/man, black/white – Japan’s cultural narratives evolve in borderless, unstable worlds where characters transform, morality is multifaceted, and endings inconclusive.  Animation allows an aesthetic freedom wherein these transformations and gender ambiguity may be given fuller play than in live action films.  Nothing appears fixed.  No surprise, perhaps, argues Kelts, coming from the only people to have suffered the immediate transformations of two atomic bombs and the instant denigration of their supreme polar father: the Japanese Emperor.

Roland Kelts is a half-Japanese American writer, editor and lecturer who  divides his time between New York and Tokyo. He is the author of Japanamerica : How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US and the forthcoming novel, Access. He has presented on contemporary Japanese culture worldwide and has taught courses in Japanese popular culture at numerous universities. His fiction and nonfiction appear in such publications as  Zoetrope: All Story, Psychology Today, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Japan, The Millions, The Japan Times, Animation Magazine, Bookforum, and The Village Voice. He is the Editor in Chief of the Anime Masterpieces screening and discussion program, the commentator for National Public Radio’s series, “Pacific Rim Diary,” and the author of a weekly column for the Daily Yomiuri newspaper. His blog is: http://japanamerica.blogspot.com/

This event is presented by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and cosponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. For more info, please call 541-346-1521.

Video Version of Digital Scholars Symposium


Introductory Remarks: Deb Carver, Dean of UO Libraries
Introduction of UO HASTAC Scholars: Andrew Bonamici, Associate UO Librarian
Keynote: “Modulated Subjects: MP3, Telephony, and the Imagined Auditor,” Jonathan Sterne



Digital Studies at UO
• Moderator: Kate Mondloch, Art History
• Allison Carruth, English
• Alisa Freedman, East Asian Languages and Literatures
• Colin Koopman, Philosophy
• Bish Sen, Journalism



Graduate Research in Digital Studies
• Moderator: Carol Stabile
• Ashley Gibson, Art History
• Bryce Peake, Anthropology
• Whitney Phillips, Folklore
• Staci Tucker, School of Journalism and Communications
• Mara Williams, School of Journalism and Communications



UO Digital Projects: Introduction by Don Harris, Vice Provost, Information Services
• Moderator: Douglas Blandy, Arts & Administration
ChinaVine: Doug Blandy and John Fenn, Arts & Administration
•  Open Access journals at UO: JQ Johnson, UO Libraries
Fembot: Carol Stabile, SOJC/English, and Karen Estlund, Digital Collections Coordinator, UO Libraries
Nolli Map of Rome/Giuseppe Vasi’s Rome: James Tice, Architecture, and Erik Steiner, InfoGraphics

(Owing to illness Massimo Lollini was unable to present on the Oregon Petrarch Open Book project. Instead, JQ Johnson discussed OPOB’s forthcoming  OA journal, Petrarch and Digital Humanism.)

Read a related UODS Symposium story in the Information Technology newsletter here: http://it.uoregon.edu/node/1518.

Many thanks to Lynnette Boone and Ward Biaggne of UO Libraries for their videography.

HASTAC scholar Whitney Phillips on transgressive humor and cyber-trolling

HASTAC scholar and English PhD student Whitney Phillips is on record about the sleazy practice of cyber-trolling (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7283797.html), but tonight will be part of an Oregon Think Tank panel titled Why Do We Laugh? The Psychology & Culture of Humor, November 9, 7:00-8:30PM in the Living Learning Center Performance Hall.

This interdisciplinary panel discussion will explore cultural and psychological origins and meaning of humor and comedy. Continue reading

Jennifer Serventi ODH powerpoint on NEH grantmaking

2010_ODH_GrantWorkshop Skype UOregon-1

This  links you to a PowerPoint NEH presentation by NEH program officer Jennifer Serventi which accompanied a Skype meeting between Jennifer and several members of the UODS community, including UODS Organizing Committee members Carol Stabile (Center for the Study of Women and Society), Kate Mondloch (Art History), Bish Sen (School of Journalism), Helen Chu (Director of Academic Computing)  and Robert Long (Research and Faculty Development), as well as John Fenn (Arts Administration), Karen Estlund (Director of Digital Collections), Allison Carruth (English, Morse Center Fellow), Albert Narrath (Art History), Emily Afanador (Oregon Folklife Network), and Emily Walters (Eugene community activist on healing strategies).

If you’re a UO faculty member or grad student who wants to talk about NEH funding possibilities (including but not limited to Digital Humanities funding), contact Robert Long: rohilong[at]uoregon[dot]edu. You can also follow Robert’s tweets on grant deadlines http://twitter.com/roberthilllong, and (as Robert does), follow Jennifer Serventi on digital humanities & NEH matters: http://twitter.com/JenServenti.

U-Denver NEH Institute for Digital Humanities: 12/15/10

University of Denver’s Digital Media Studies Program is accepting applications for fellowships in the 2011-2012 Institute for the Digital Humanities, a program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Proposals Due December 15, 2010: Email proposals to adrienne.russell@du.edu and lynn.clark@du.edu.

The University of Denver’s Institute for the Digital Humanities will offer 12 visiting scholars the opportunity to explore the benefits of incorporating interactive media into interdisciplinary collaboration and public dissemination of research. Fellows will be given training and mentoring in the use of digital tools for data analysis and presentation, social collaboration and authorship, and/or research production and dissemination in relation to projects of their own choosing. Continue reading

Gardner Campbell: Digital Citizenship in a Networked World

gardner campbellUO Digital Scholars:  Save the date, and spread the word to your colleagues — this will be a challenging and inspiring presentation.

From Chronicle of Higher Education ProfHacker blog:
Baylor’s Gardner Campbell… is so electrically inspiring in conversation that he should be tattooed with a warning label.”

Prof. Campbell’s talk is scheduled for Friday, November 5, at 4 p.m. in Knight Library’s Browsing Room. See you there! [NB: If you missed it in person, here’s a a link to a Nathan Gilles interview with Campbell:



The notion that we live in an age of “cognitive surplus” has recently sparked much conversation and controversy. Can computer networks give us the potential to improve the human condition through the wise use of increased free time, expanded brain function, and innovations that harness collective intelligence? If so, how can teaching, learning, and research improve our chances of realizing that potential? What can universities do to prepare students for productive and fulfilling lives as digital citizens?

In the 2010 Philip H. Knight Dean of Libraries Lecture, Gardner Campbell, director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at Baylor University and a leading authority of the use of technology in higher education, will address these questions in a talk entitled “Digital Citizenship in a Networked World.” The lecture is scheduled for Friday, November 5, at 4 p.m. in Knight Library’s Browsing Room.

Campbell, who is also an associate professor of literature, media, and learning in the Honors College at Baylor, is well known as an advocate for changing the way we teach in university settings. He has presented at numerous national and international conferences on Renaissance literature, film, and teaching and learning technologies. He maintains a popular blog, Gardner Writes, at http://www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1/.

Campbell received his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia. He is a Fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute (2005), was chair of the Electronic Campus of Virginia from 2006 to 2008, and has served on program committees for both EDUCAUSE and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). He is currently a member of the Advisory Council for ELI, the Advisory Board for the New Media Consortium / ELI “Horizon Project,” and the board of the directors for the New Media Consortium.

11/5 Skype workshop with ODH Program Officer Jen Serventi

UODS will sponsor a Skype workshop/meeting with NEH Office of Digital Humanities Senior Program Officer Jennifer Serventi in the McKenzie Collaboration Center, 175 McKenzie, from 10am-noon on Friday November 5.  Jen will queue up a PowerPoint on NEH grant programs, go through it with UO us over Skype, leaving ample time for questions (about an hour).

We’ll then devote up to 60 minutes to general discussion about the NEH review process (in particular, the Office of Digital Humanities).


Follow Jen Serventi on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jenserventi

Follow NEH Office of Digital Humanities on Titter: http://twitter.com/NEH_ODH

NEH on Facebook? Yep: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-DC/National-Endowment-for-the-Humanities/131252093552454?v=wall

Share this information with interested colleagues and graduate students.

UO Open Access Week 10/15-22

Open Access Week 2010

Open  Access LogoJoin the University of Oregon Libraries as we participate in an international celebration of Open Access, Oct 14-22, 2010. We’re highlighting a series of new services provided by the UO Libraries that support Open Access.  For more details of UO initiatives to support Open Access see http://libweb.uoregon.edu/scis/sc/uoopenaccess.html.

Week at a Glance

Oct 15
Keynote speaker:  Kevin L. Smith, Duke University: “Why Open Access Works and Copyright Doesn’t”
Friday, Oct 15, 3:30pm
Knight Library Browsing Room
Oct 18
OA Week kickoff videocast
Harold Varmus (director, National Cancer Institute) and Cameron Neylon (author of “Science in the Open”) are featured speakers in this short video highlighting the benefits of open access.
Screening in the Knight Library Collaboration Center
Oct 19
Electronic Theses and Dissertations at the UO
1:00pm ETDs at UO, an Overview, Ann Miller
1:30pm How to Prepare and Submit an ETD, Nargas Oskui
Knight Library Collaboration Center
Oct 20
New Library Services Supporting Open Access at UO
1:00pm Open Access Repositories, Karen Estlund
1:30pm OA Publishing Grants from the UO Libraries, Dean Walton
2:00pm UO Libraries as OA Journal Publisher, JQ Johnson
Knight Library Collaboration Center
Oct 22
Retaining Your Rights: Negotiating Publisher Copyright Transfer Agreements, JQ Johnson
Knight Library Collaboration Center Continue reading