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Talk: Alan Liu, “The Meaning of Digital Humanities”
Talk to be given on October 11, 2012, 4:30 PM
Location: FHI Garage - C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse, Duke University, 114 S. Buchanan Ave., Durham, NC 27708
In a talk responding to a request by PMLA, Alan Liu charts the internal trends in the Digital Humanities, including a reading of a state-of-the-art work of text mining. He also considers the Digital Humanities as a register of the major difficulties for the humanities in general in society today.
Alan Liu is Professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of the The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information, and Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database, among other books. His work has been recognized by an NEH Fellowship, an ACLS Fellowship, and numerous grants.
Introduction by Timothy W. Lenoir, Professor and primary Kimberly Jenkins Chair for New Technologies and Society.
Postdocs: University of Southern California: Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars in the Humanities.
Deadline: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars play a pivotal part in fostering the strengths of the humanities at USC, linking the expertise of USC faculty and doctoral students with the knowledge and insights gained from their own research and scholarship.
These appointments are for two years, and begin in August of the academic year to which candidates are appointed. Provost’s scholars will teach three courses over four semesters, with one semester free for full-time research. The salary for Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars is $50,000 per year plus fringe benefits, with a research and travel account of $6,000 per year.
What is digital? The name suggests ﬁngers, numbers, more recently, an emerging condition of personal engagement, physical and psychical, with electronic devices for processing our information. The experience of the researchers in the evolving digital environment of research is the central…
Host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype by Howard Rambsy II, Associate Professor of English Language and Literature and Director of the Black Studies Program at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and Jessica Marie Johnson, a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Richards Civil War Era Center and African Research Center at Penn State University.
Neal, Rambsy and Johnson discuss the “Digital Humanities,” one of the current academic buzzwords, and the double-bind that the Digital Humanities can present for scholars working within the context of Race, particularly within Black Studies.
The History Department at Rutgers-Camden (yes, this job is in Jersey - make peace with your gods) seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor, specialization open, with strengths in digital and public history. Appointment will begin in September 2013….