Friday, February 27, 2009

JURN: search over 1800 free scholarly ejournals in the arts & humanities

An interesting complement to subscription based services, JURN indexes over 1800 free scholarly ejournals in the arts & humanities. There is alot of full text material.

New titles that appear in Intute, DOAJ, NewJour, and other sources are added on a regular basis.

Last, there is a short guide to academic research, including general reference sources, 'invisible web' searching, finding images, etc.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Digital Humanities 2008 Abstracts

The annual conference, Digital Humanities 2008, has a link to the abstracts of the papers presented. The file is 10MB large and 300 pages long. If you want a detailed overview of the current scholarship in the digital humanities, this would be a good place to start. The 2009 conference will be held at the University of Maryland in College Park from June 22-25, 2009.

Future of the Digital Humanities: HASTAC Forum

Brett Bobley, Director of the Office of Digital Humanities at the
National Endowment for the Humanities, was the guest at a February 1st forum on the future of digital humanities sponsored by Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC). He addressed four questions: What do you see as the most exciting innovations happening right now in the field of digital humanities? How is digital technology transforming your work? When it comes to the digital humanities, what should administrators focus on, whether at universities or other institutions like the NEH? What is the role of grad students and junior faculty?

2008 Overview of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

Lisa Spiro has written an excellent overview of the state of Digital Humanities in 2008 in her blog Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. She addresses three main themes: the emergence of this 'thing' called 'Digital Humanities'; what does it mean to say 'Digital Humanities'; and the issues surrounding community and collaboration.