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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.

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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

http://quickstream.uoregon.edu/DIGSCHOL/digital_scholars_intro_hi.mp4

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

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http://quickstream.uoregon.edu/DIGSCHOL/digital_scholars_1_hi.mp4

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

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http://quickstream.uoregon.edu/DIGSCHOL/digital_scholars_3_hi.mp4

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

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http://quickstream.uoregon.edu/DIGSCHOL/digital_scholars_2_hi.mp4

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.

Symposium on Digital Scholarship 1/28/11, Fir Room

Symposium on Digital Scholarship
January 28 2011, 9:00-5:00
Fir Room, Erb Memorial Union

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Opening Remarks:                       Deb Carver, Dean of University Libraries

2010-11 HASTAC Scholars:    Andrew Bonamici, Associate University Librarian

Scholars: Ashley Gibson (MA, Art History); Bryce Peake (PhD, Anthropology) Whitney Phillips (PhD, English/Folklore); Anne Stewart (undergraduate, English/Japanese); Staci Tucker (MA, SOJC); Tomas Valladares (MA, Arts & Administration); Matt Villeneuve (undergraduate, History); Mara Williams (PhD, SOJC).
Mentors: Douglas Blandy, Arts & Administration; Alisa Freedman, East Asian Languages and Literatures; Kevin Hatfield, History; Kate Mondloch, Art History; Carol Stabile, SOJC/English.

Keynote Introduction:      Scott Coltrane, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

9:30-10:30:
“Modulated Subjects: MP3, Telephony, and the Imagined Auditor”
Jonathan Sterne

Professor of Art History and Communication at McGill University, Jonathan Sterne is the author of The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction and the forthcoming MP3: The Meaning of a Format (Duke University Press). He is currently a fellow of Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.  http://sterneworks.org/

10:45-12:15                        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
  • Kartz Ucci, Digital Arts

12:30 – 1:30                         Lunch on your own in the EMU

  • Digital Scholars Advisory Board meeting, Fir Room

1:30-3:00                            UO Digital Projects:  Don Harris, Vice Provost, Information Services

  • Moderator: Douglas Blandy, Arts & Administration
  • ChinaVine: Doug Blandy and John Fenn, Arts & Administration
  • Oregon Petrarch Open Book: Massimo Lollini, Romance Languages
  • Fembot: Carol Stabile, SOJC/English, and Karen Estlund, Digital Collections, UO Libraries
  • Nolli Map of Rome/Giuseppe Vasi’s Rome: James Tice, Architecture, and Erik Steiner, InfoGraphics

3:15-4:45                            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

Sponsors:
Center for the Study of Women and Society *  Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies *  School of Architecture and Allied Arts *  School of Journalism and Communications * UO Information Services *  UO Libraries  * UO Digital Scholars

Digital Humanities: Finally Fit to Print in NYT

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/17/arts/17digital.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

Today the  New York Times decided that digital humanities deserved a write-up. Appropriately, you can get the most from this wide-ranging article by Patricia Coen in its online incarnation, which is full of links to sources and resources named in the article. If you’re a latecomer to the notion of digital humanities,  how it proposes to ‘dig into data’ differently than in a  world of paper archives, and what fresh interpretations it proposes via data visualization and similar tools, Coen’s introductory survey is a good place to start.

But please read it online–and follow its links, and their subsequent links. That’s the point the media itself makes: in such “links”  (a mechanistic term some of us dislike, preferring an expansive, living metaphor like tree / branch /root /twig /leaf /seed /fruit), the story itself branches out and roots around in the active reader’s intelligence long after the paper version of the article has been recycled.

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