Friday, October 21, 2011

DH2012 CFP deadline is November 1st

Digital Humanities 2012 will be held in Hamburg, Germany in July 16-22, 2012.  The call for proposals has gone out and the deadline is November 1st, 2012.  I have been invited to be a reviewer for the proposals.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Getting Started in the Digital Humanities

Lisa Spiro has posted an excellent entry on her blog for newcomers titled 'Getting Started in the Digital Humanities':

"I’d like to offer some ideas for how a newcomer might get acquainted with the community and dive into DH work. I should emphasize that many in the DH community are to some extent self-taught and/or gained their knowledge through work on projects rather than through formal training. In my view, what’s most important is being open-minded, experimental, and playful, as well as grounding your learning in a specific project and finding insightful people with whom can you discuss your work."


  • Determine what goals or questions motivate you.
  • Get acquainted with the digital humanities
  • Participate in the DH community
  • Stay informed
  • Explore examples for inspiration and models
  • Pursue training
  • Online tutorials
  • Learn standards and best practices
  • Find collaborators
  • Plan a pilot project
  • Where possible, adopt/adapt existing tools
Some of the comments are from practicing DHers.