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Humanist Archives: Sept. 17, 2019, 6:24 a.m. Humanist 33.252 - events: archiving cfp; historical studies cfp

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 252.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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    [1]    From: Ian Milligan 
           Subject: Call for Proposals: Archives Unleashed Datathon @ Columbia University (March 26-27, 2020) (89)

    [2]    From: Amanda Phillips 
           Subject: ASA Digital Humanities Caucus Digital Shorts CFP (69)

        Date: 2019-09-17 05:09:46+00:00
        From: Ian Milligan 
        Subject: Call for Proposals: Archives Unleashed Datathon @ Columbia University (March 26-27, 2020)

For those who are interested in web archiving, the Archives Unleashed
Project (https://archivesunleashed.org) will be hosting its fourth 
datathon event. This event offers an opportunity for participants to 
work with the Toolkit and web archives at scale. These events have been 
attended by librarians, archivists, and researchers from a number of 
fields including history, computer science, digital humanities, 
journalism studies and beyond.

Please help us share this news by forwarding to any interested parties!


Archives Unleashed: Call for Participation

Web Data at Scale with the Archives Unleashed Toolkit
Butler Library| Columbia University, New York City
26-27 March 2020


Web Archives

The World Wide Web has had a profound impact on how we research and
understand the past. The sheer amount of cultural information that is
generated and, crucially, preserved every day in electronic form,
presents exciting new opportunities for researchers. Much of this
information is captured within web archives.

Web archives often contain hundreds of billions of web pages, ranging
from individual homepages and social media posts, to institutional
websites. These archives offer tremendous potential for social
scientists and humanists, and the questions research may pose stretches
across a multitude of fields. In short, web archives offer the ability
to reconstruct large-scale traces of the relatively recent past.

Archives Unleashed Toolkit

The Archives Unleashed Team has partnered with Columbia University
Libraries to host our fourth Archives Unleashed datathon.

This event is tailored towards web archives practitioners and
researchers. The Archives Unleashed datathon presents an opportunity for
librarians, archivists, researchers, computer scientists, and others to
collaboratively work with web collections and explore cutting-edge
research tools through hands on experience.

This event will bring together a small group of approximately 15-20
participants to experiment with the newest release of the Archives
Unleashed Toolkit and the Archives Unleashed Cloud, and to kick-off
collaboratively inspired research projects. Participants will have
access to analytics software and specialists, and will be exposed to the
process of working with web archive files at scale. For more information
on AUT and the Cloud, please visithttp://archivesunleashed.org/.

Sponsors + Travel Grants

This event is possible thanks to the generous support of the Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation, Columbia University Libraries, University of
Waterloo’s Faculty of Arts, York University Libraries, and Compute Canada.

The Archives Unleashed team is pleased to offer modest travel grants to
help attendees participate in this event. These grants can cover *up to
$1,000 USD* in travel expenses. If you require financial assistance to
attend the event, please indicate in your statement of interest that you
would like to be considered for the travel grant.

Submission Guidelines

Those interested in participating should send a 250-word expression of
interest and a short one-page CV to the Archives Unleashed Team
(_sam.fritz@archivesunleashed.org_) by midnight (EST) on 1 November
2019. This expression of interest should address your background and
interests in web archiving, and what you would hope to get out of
working with tools and web archive data at scale. Applicants will be
notified by 12 November 2019.

On behalf of the organizers,

Ian Milligan (University of Waterloo)
Pamela Graham (Columbia University)
Samantha Abrams (Columbia University)
Alexander Thurman (Columbia University)
Nick Ruest (York University)
Jimmy Lin (University of Waterloo)
Samantha Fritz (University of Waterloo)

        Date: 2019-09-16 16:06:52+00:00
        From: Amanda Phillips 
        Subject: ASA Digital Humanities Caucus Digital Shorts CFP

The Digital Humanities Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks
ASA conference attendees to participate in our annual Digital Shorts.
The session will consist of 'lightning talks' in which participants
describe digital projects in 3-5 minute presentations, receive community
feedback, and discuss issues raised by the talks.

These presentations may address current projects, developing ideas and
project proposals, or activities related to digital humanities work such
as publishing and teaching. Contexts for projects presented in this
session can include academic research, public history and museums work,
and archival and library work.  DH has always had a strong emphasis on
addressing current and historical crises within the US and the world,
its application within the American Studies community takes on a
particularly activist edge.

We especially encourage presentations that address the conference theme,
"Build as We Fight." Building, often in terms of creating software and
archives, has long been a central component of the digital humanities.
In the early days of the field, scholars would juxtapose coding
practices against more traditional, abstract theoretical humanities
work--the infamous period of 'hack vs. yack.' However, as many folks
have always known, building is itself a political act, and our software,
archives, and projects enact their own politics. We hope to continue our
tradition of turning DH toward social justice and radical dissent
through this open call, and demonstrate the ways that DH building can be
part of the fight for justice.

There is no need to write a mini-paper or formal presentation to
participate. Speaking from slides, a website, or memory are all
encouraged. We will have a computer/projector in the room with
PowerPoint loaded and live Internet access available.

Digital Shorts will take place Friday, November 8, 10:00 to 11:45am,
Hawai'i Convention Center, Mtg Room 303 B.

To sign up, Please complete the form here:

Important Note: This is informal, so you can (and should!) make a
presentation even if your name appears elsewhere on the ASA program.

Digital Humanities Caucus:



Amanda Phillips || PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of English
Core Faculty, Film and Media Studies Program
Georgetown University
New North 418

Chair, Digital Humanities Caucus
American Studies Association


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