- During January of 2012 the American Historical Association will hold their annual conference on the theme Communities and Networks. Many of the sessions involve topics of interest to the digital humanities. Early registration ends after December 19th. http://www.historians.org/annual/2012/index.cfm The American Historical Association blog, AHA Today, is a wonderful place to keep updated on digital collections in the world of history, both in and out of the academy. http://blog.historians.org/
- For KU students, faculty, and staff, KU Libraries has added over 800 new images to the Classical Heritage Image Collection in LUNA from the slide collection of the Department of Classics. http://luna.ku.edu:8180/luna/servlet/kuvc1csc~1~1?cic=kuvc1csc~1~1
The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities will be holding their Fall 2011 Digital Humanities Forum at the Kansas Union and at Watson Library, September 22-24.
We currently have over 90 registered participants from KU and throughout the midwest. In addition to many presenters from KU, the program includes presenters from Kings College, London; Emory University; the Universities of Texas, Michigan, North Carolina, Illinois, Pittsburgh and others; the National Endowment for the Humanities; and the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education. The Forum will also feature a keynote talk by noted electronic text and markup specialist Michael Sperberg-McQueen at the Spencer Museum of Art on Friday, Sept. 23 at 4:30pm (followed by a reception).
The Forum consists of three separate but related programs held over three days:
(1) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, WORKSHOPS: a set of 10 workshops on digital tools and other DH topics. (LOCATION: KANSAS UNION) – see full descriptions here:
(2) FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, THATCamp: an “unconference” for technologists and humanists. (LOCATION: WATSON LIBRARY)
(3) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, REPRESENTING KNOWLEDGE IN THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES: a one-day program of panels and poster sessions (LOCATION: KANSAS UNION)
All events are free and open to KU and non-KU partcipants, but space is limited (especially for the workshops) so please register if you would like to attend). If you are unable to join us in person, you can follow along online, as we expect there to be plenty of tweeting, blogging, and online collaboration!
The full schedule of workshops and panel presentations is online at: http://kansas2011.thatcamp.org/schedule.
In the first step of a project scheduled to digitize 1500 photographs from the University Archives Student Activities, CDS staff members have loaded 500 images and metadata records into the LUNA image management system. Reproductions of University Archives photos are requested regularly by undergraduates and graduate students for class projects (and occasional genealogy research), by faculty as they do their own research, by departmental staff as department histories are written or someone retires and by various outside researchers. Browse Student Activities
The Current Practices in Fine Art Reproduction Symposium was held in June 2010 at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. This symposium presented preliminary results of a 30-month project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that was undertaken to evaluate current practices in fine art image reproduction, determine the image quality generally achievable today, and establish a suggested framework for art image interchange. Results from multiple experiments were among the inputs used to construct a conceptual framework of the various types of imaging taking place in cultural institutions at present. Results of the project to date were presented along with related presentations from other experts. The symposium was designed for people involved in all aspects of art image reproduction in museums, libraries and archives.
The symposium consisted of talks, panels, tours and an exhibit, as well as interactive sessions where the participants could partake in experiments, discussions, and surveys.
More information about the symoposium along with preliminary results from the project are available at http://artimaging.rit.edu/symposium/
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