Tuesday, April 8, 2014, is the annual Day of DH, an open community publication project that brings together scholars interested in the digital humanities from around the world to document what they do on one day, April 8th, answering the question, "Just what do digital humanists really do?" Several members of the Loyola DH community wil be participating in this year's event.
A day conference, "Textual Conditions: Lawrence, Conrad, and Woolf," will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM, on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus (Cuneo Room 2), sponsored by the CTSDH and the Martin J. Svaglic Chair of Textual Studies.
Trevor Borg, graduate of the MA program in Digital Humanities, began working as a software engineer for the social media analytics and advertising firm 4C in the fall of 2012. A new paper based on Trevor’s MA project at Loyola, “Single Page Apps for Humanists: A Case Study using the Perseus Richmond Times Corpus,” co-authored with George Thiruvathukal, has been accepted for the program of the Digital Humanities 2014 conference in Lausanne, Switzerland this summer.
The Society for Textual Scholarship's International Interdisciplinary Conference will be held March 20-22, 2014, at the University of Washington, Seattle. The theme is “Textual Scholarship Across the Disciplines.” The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2013.
The call for proposals is now online for the international Digital Humanities conference, to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, July 6-12, 2014: http://dh2014.org.
Modernist Networks (ModNets), the federation of digital projects in modernist literary and cultural studies directed by Pamela Caughie and David Chinitz of Loyola’s English Department, held a workshop at the CTSDH on August 17, 2013, supported by an NEH Startup Grant, to discuss the metadata issues essential to aggregating digital modernist projects. Project managers, metadata analysts, and representatives of both ModNets and its umbrella organization, ARC, came from as far as Belgium, Nova Scotia, Texas, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and even Australia to attend.
The 8th Annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS) will take place December 6-8, 2013, on the Lincoln Park Campus of DePaul University. The DHCS aims to bring together researchers and scholars in the humanities and computer science to examine the current state of digital humanities and to identify and explore new directions and perspectives for future research.
The CTSDH bids farewell to Peter Shillingsburg, Professor of English and the first Martin J. Svaglic Chair in Textual Studies 2008–2013, who retires this month.
The Modernist Networks project, directed by Pamela Caughie and David Chinitz, has been awarded an NEH Digital Humanities Startup Grant for over $27,000. The funding will sponsor a workshop in August 2013, hosted by the CTSDH, for the technical development of Modernist Networks.
Mandy Gagel, a 2012 graduate of the MA program in Digital Humanities, began work in March at the Mark Twain Project at University of California Berkeley, where she will serve as Associate Editor.
This year, the MA program in Digital Humanities has been privileged to have among us (as a non-degree candidate) Dr. Amy Cavender, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and Associate Professor of Political Science at Saint Mary's College. For her sabbatical year she came to Loyola to study the digital humanities.