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Newsletter September 16

Posted by on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in Newsletters.

In This Newsletter

  • 21/22 Digital Humanities Working Groups
  • Upcoming Events
  • Mellon Fellow Professor Lijun Song wins research award
  • DH Scholarship News
  • Job Postings

21/22 Digital Humanities Working Groups

The Center for Digital Humanities Working Groups for the 2021/2022 academic year are open and organizing their first meetings. 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 Forehand (
    • Sign-up Link: Sign Up Here!
  • Black Studies and DH Working Group
    • Contact: Brandon Byrd (
    • Sign-up Link:  Sign Up Here!
  • Digital Collections Working Group
    • Contact: Mickey Casad (
    • Sign-up Link: Sign Up Here!
  • Spatial Humanities Working Group
    • Contact: Jana Harper (
    • Sign-up Link: Sign Up Here!
  • Text Analysis Working Group
    • Contacts: Danielle Picard and Mark Schoenfield (, mark.l.schoenfield@Vanderbilt.Edu)
    • Sign-up Link: Sign Up Here!
  • Game Studies and DH Working Group
    • Contact: Derek Price (
    • Sign-up Link: Sign Up Here!

Upcoming Events

Below is a selection of upcoming events across campus that might be of interest to scholars, educators, and students working in 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.

Digital Commons – Teaching with Wikipedia

Date and Time: Tuesday, September 21st, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Speakers: Brooke Ackerly, professor of political science, and Kristin Michelitch, assistant professor of political science

Location: Digital Commons, Room 200 (upstairs)

Sponsors: Digital Commons, Center for Teaching

More Event Details and Registration

Digital Commons – Digital Presence – Web & Social Media Workshop

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 29th, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Facilitators: Jaclyn Antonacci, senior social media specialist, and Lacy Paschal, executive director of digital strategies

Sponsors: Digital Commons, VU Communications and Marketing

Location: Zoom

More Event Details and Registration

Center for Digital Humanities – Virtual Talk with Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi, Asst. Professor of History at UC Riverside

Date: Thursday, 7th Oct. 2021

Sponsor: Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities

Registration and details coming soon

Digital Commons – Digital Presence – Academic Podcasting

Date and Time: Thursday, October 7th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Panelists: Ed Cheng, Hess chair in law; Kate Stuart, assistant director, Office of Career Development; and Amy Hill, doctoral student in German and comparative media analysis and practice

Sponsor: Digital Commons

Location: zoom

More Event Details and Registration

Mellon Fellow Professor Lijun Song wins research award

Mellon Faculty Fellow Lijun Song, associate professor in the Vanderbilt University Department of Sociology and the Department of Medicine, Health and Society, recently won the American Sociological Association’s 2021 Best Publication Award in the Sociology of Mental Health Section. For more about Dr. Song’s prize-winning publication, see this news article.

DH Scholarship News

Critical Making, Critical Design

The journals electronic book review and The Digital Review are proud to present “Critical Making, Critical Design”–a special double issue pairing digital works of art and design with critical and scholarly mediation.

Table of Contents for electronic book review


Table of Contents for The Digital Review


Featuring essays, works of art accompanied by critical reflections, and two discussion transcripts, this double issue represents digital experiments and processes in design, poetics, critical making, and research-creation. Our featured artists are Caitlin Fisher (Canada), Erik Loyer (USA), Nick Montfort (USA), and Mez Breeze (Australia).

Job Postings

Digital Projects Specialist — Deadline October 1, 2021



The Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society seeks to hire a Digital Projects Specialist to join a growing collaborative team at the Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS). This position will support the CDS’s efforts to increase digital accessibility and preservation of Library & Museum collections, and promote outreach and use, through digital project development.


For more information and to apply:

MITACS Globalink program

a reminder to all your students that there is one week left to apply to the MITACS Globalink program for the summer of 2022! Three membres of our team have projects that should be interest to them so thanks for encouraging them to apply to this great, fully-paid opportunity to work in our lab next summer!You can find the descriptions of the projects directly on the MITACS portal under their names (Sinatra, Vitali-Rosati and Château-Duier) or on the team’s website.