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August 15-17: Digital Humanities Bootcamp 2018

Mar. 19, 2018—We’re pleased to announce the second annual Digital Humanities Bootcamp 2018, to be held August 15-17 on the Vanderbilt University campus. This intensive three-day program is designed for faculty and graduate students who: Have an interest in incorporating digital methods into their scholarship but aren’t sure how to get started May have some experience with specific...

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Just Published: Cinema in the Time of the Anthropocene

Mar. 19, 2018—Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Fay of Cinema and Media Arts and CMAP on the publication of her new book, Inhospitable World: Cinema in the Time of the Anthropocene!

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DH FELLOWSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED to 3/21/2018

Mar. 19, 2018—The deadline for 2018-19 Mellon Digital Humanities Fellowships has been extended until Wednesday, March 21, 2018. One-year fellowships are available at the graduate, postdoctoral, and faculty levels. Find more information about the fellowships and application process here.  

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Juliet Larkin-Gilmore: Frederick Douglass Day 2018

Feb. 15, 2018—Although Frederick Douglass was born into bondage, and never knew his birthdate, he chose to celebrate every year on February 14.  Members of the Vanderbilt community gathered to celebrate Douglass’ elected birthday and his legacy by transcribing documents from the Freedmen’s Bureau Papers, making these important records more accessible to researchers worldwide, in a multi-institutional event organized by the Colored...

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Just Published: Black Litigants in the Antebellum American South

Jan. 19, 2018—Congratulations to Professor Kim Welch, DH Faculty Fellow, on the publication of her new book, Black Litigants in the Antebellum American South!

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Jenifer Dodd: Data Curation: Simple Tools for Starting Projects

Jan. 15, 2018—The first step for much digital humanities work is data curation: collecting data, putting it into a format that makes sense for your project, and making sure it doesn’t contain any mistakes. While some DH technologies have steep learning curves, data curation can be done by anyone. Data Curation: Simple Tools for Starting Projects ArcGIS,...

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Gabriela Ore: To Code or Not To Code

Dec. 4, 2017—As archaeologists, do we need to code?  No.  Will it help our research, or will it make a substantial difference?  Mmm …, no. Do we need to collaborate?  Will it help our research, will it make a substantial difference?  Yes. To code or not to code This is the question that I posed as part of one...

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Ted Dawson: On Cyber Monday I turned off my router: Slowness in the Digital Humanities

Nov. 29, 2017—On Cyber Monday I turned off my router: Slowness in the Digital Humanities I’ve never shopped on “Black Friday.” Maybe it’s that I don’t like waiting in lines, but I like to think it’s because the celebration of consumer capitalism isn’t my thing. I prefer spending the Friday after Thanksgiving relaxing, taking walks, enjoying the...

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Kellie Cavagnaro: Announcing a New Digital Humanities-Enhanced Course for Undergraduates!

Oct. 11, 2017—Anthropologist Kellie Cavagnaro is a Mellon Graduate Fellow in Digital Humanities and a Fellow in Vanderbilt’s Comparative Media Analysis and Practice (CMAP) joint-PhD program.  Building on her Digital Humanities and CMAP experiences, she will offer a new undergraduate course this Spring, that will integrate a series of curricular and instructional designs that connect students with on-campus media experts, and...

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Angela Sutton: Digital Initiatives for Public Engagement: Storytelling and Oral Histories of the Descendants of Fort Negley

Sep. 27, 2017—  Digital Initiatives for Public Engagement: Storytelling and Oral Histories of the Descendants of Fort Negley There is a fortification on St. Cloud Hill, right next to Nashville’s Adventure Science Center, called Fort Negley. Beneath it are buried countless stories untold that we may never get a chance to recover. This fort played a pivotal role...

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