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Newsletter Oct 7th

Posted by on Friday, October 8, 2021 in Newsletters.

In This Newsletter

  • Digital Humanities Events
  • Announcements
  • 21/22 Digital Humanities Working Groups
  • New Job Postings
  • CFPs, Conferences, and Workshops


Digital Humanities Events

Below is a selection of upcoming events across campus that might be of interest to scholars, educators, and students working in and around Digital Humanities. You can always check out events that the Center for Digital Humanities is running on the center’s public google calendar or on the events page of the center’s website.


Mellon Partners for Humanities Education – Digital Archives, Mapping, and Higher Education

Date and Time: Friday, October 8th, 8:45 am – 12 noon

Panelists: Dr. Jesse Montgomery, Berea College, Dr. Emma Banks, Tennessee State University, Dr. Deann Armstrong Trakus, Tougaloo College, Dr. Magana Kabugi, Fisk University, Dr. Tiago Fernandes Maranhão, Tougaloo College with Maria Paula Andrade, Vanderbilt University, Dr. Jason Smith, Tougaloo College

Sponsor: Mellon Partners for Humanities Education

Location: Virtual

Registration: RSVP to angela.c.sutton@Vanderbilt.Edu


Digital Commons – Close Reading, Far Reading: Using Text Analysis in Research and Scholarship

Date and Time: Monday, October 25th, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Panelists: Mark Schoenfield, professor of English, Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African and African American art, and Pedro Rodriguez, postdoctoral fellow in data science and political science

Sponsors: Digital Commons, Center for Digital Humanities

Location: Virtual

Registration and More Information here


German, Russian and East European Studies – Tracing Transnational Legacies: Perspectives on Digital Scholarship in German and Russian Studies

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 26th at 4:00 pm (Central)

Panelists: Faith Hillis (University of Chicago), Helmut Smith (Vanderbilt University), and Derek Price (Center for Digital Humanities, Vanderbilt University)

Sponsor: Department of German, Russian and East European Studies

Co-sponsor: Center for Digital Humanities

Location: Virtual


Digital Scholarship and Communications Office – DiSC Education and Training

Date and Time: Multiple

Workshops offered: Digital Literacies Workshop Series, GIS Workshop Series, Python Series, R Series, Github Series, Modalities of Text Mining: Exploring British Periodicals at Scale Series,

More Information and Registration: Link to DiSC Workshops webpage




Center for Digital Humanities Digital Project Microgrants for 21/22 Academic Year


The Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities is pleased to announce faculty digital project microgrants for 2021-2022.


These awards are intended to jump-start faculty projects involving digital technology and research in the humanities or qualitative social sciences. We encourage the development of project teams that include graduate and undergraduate students. Collaborations between faculty members are also encouraged. Any Vanderbilt faculty members may apply.


Applicants may request up to $2,500 for:

  • Undergraduate research assistants
  • Graduate research awards
  • Project website support
  • Programmers / developers for hire
  • Software and/or data acquisition
  • Training
  • Conference travel for undergraduate or graduate student team members

To apply, send your 250-word project description and budget to


21/22 Digital Humanities Working Groups

The Center for Digital Humanities’ Working Groups for the 2021/2022 academic year are in full swing! These working groups are for anyone on campus interested in Digital Humanities, from absolute beginner to advanced practitioner. If you’re interested in any of the topics below, get in touch with the organizer to learn more, or sign up using the survey links below!


3D Models and Immersive Environments
DH Working Group

Contact: Melanie ForehandEmail:


Black Studies and DH Working Group

Contact: Brandon Byrd



Digital Collections Working Group

Contact: Mickey Casad



Text Analysis Working Group

Contacts: Danielle Picard and Mark Schoenfield

Email:; mark.l.schoenfield@Vanderbilt.Edu


Game Studies and DH Working Group

Contact: Derek Price



Spatial Humanities Working Group

Contact: Derek Price




New Job Postings

Below are job ads that may be of interest to scholars working in Digital Humanities, Media Studies, Information Science, Library Science, and more. We hope these links will encourage you to learn more about the advertised positions and institutions. If you want us to circulate a particular job ad or have any questions, please reach out to Derek Price (


Digitization Program Manager, Fisk University John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library

Application Due: Not listed


Assistant Professor of Communication (Digital Media Arts), Manchester University, (North Manchester, Indiana)

Application Due:  November 1, 2021


Assistant Professor of Digital Studies, University of Mary Washington

Application Due: November 1, 2021


Assistant Professor of Technical Communication, Arizona State University

Application Due: November 8, 2021


CFPs, Conferences, and Workshops

Virtual Workshops: University of Victoria Libraries

Dates: Multiple


Virtual Panel: DH Careers Series: Panel on Navigating the Faculty Job Market with DH, Stanford Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis

Date: October 12, 2021 – 12:00pm to 1:30pm



Webinar: Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Grants, Library of Congress

Dates: October 15 at 3 PM EST, October 25 at 3PM EST



Indigenous Cartography, The third Barry Ruderman Conference on Cartography, hosted by the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University Library

Date: October 20-22, 2021



Call for Contributions: EnTwine: A Critical and Creative Companion to Teaching with Twine.

Abstracts due October 29, 2021.



 Virtual Roundtable: Spectrums of DH Roundtable, McGill Digital Humanities

October 29, 2021



Digital Panel: “Decoding DH job ads,” ACH Mentoring

Date: November 5th at 12 PM Eastern / 9 AM Pacific.



CFP for Special Issue: “New Approaches to Critical Bibliography and the Material Text” (Criticism Journal)

Abstracts due: November 8th, 2021



Digital Workshop: Literature & Culture and/as Intelligent Systems, University of Stuttgart Digital Workshop

Date: 16–17 December 2021



Call for Workshop Participants: Under-Mapped Spaces: New Methods and Tools for Critical Storytelling with Maps (Stanford University)

Workshop Dates: February 28 – March 4, 2022

Applications due: November 12, 2021