The National Archives is on GIPHY

Did you hear? Historians across the nation stopped everything they were doing on the morning of September 22 2016 when  the American Historical Association announced that the National Archives and Records Administration had joined GIPHY.  “I am posting too much today,” a colleague from the Midwest wrote on Facebook, attaching a .gif of the original […]

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Video: Gay American History @ 40

Last May it was the great pleasure of the DHI to help organize the Gay American History @ 40 Conference, a celebration of the fortieth anniversary of Jonathan Ned Katz’ seminal LGBT text, which inaugurated the birth of a whole field of writing on radicals, sexual subversives, leaders, and ordinary people incognito or under persecution in the […]

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Designs on eLearning 2016 – Anxiety and Security

New School students & recent alumni (from design, the creative arts, media studies, and cultural production more generally) are invited to submit proposals for Designs on eLearning 2016: Anxiety and Security, an international conference in partnership with The New School, University of the Arts London (UAL), Penn State University and Texas State University. The conference […]

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CFP: Histories of Digital Labor, Past and Present (Open Submissions)

250-300 word abstracts due January 31, 2017 6,000-word essays due June 30, 2017 Full CFP here: https://oncomouse.github.io/digital-labor-cfp/ Recent attempts to rewrite dominant accounts of technological progress, including the annual Ada Lovelace Day and Hidden Figures—the upcoming film about African-American women’s achievements in NASA—have drawn attention to the unknown histories lurking behind our digital present. This […]

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Race and Queerness: OutHistory.org’s Latest Update

This post was jointly written by Kevin Ewing and Sabine Decatur. This summer we started an exciting project to document and make accessible chronologies of queer history. With funding from the Arcus Foundation, we established a series of interactive LGBTQ timelines that will be housed on OutHistory.org. The goal was to create an extensive yet […]

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Redesigning a Literary Archive for the Modern Web

One of the projects that the DHI has taken on over the summer is a redesign of the Charles Chesnutt Archive, a digital archive maintained by the dean of Eugene Lang College, Dr. Stephanie Browner. It was created by Dr. Browner in 1995 at Berea College and has been an invaluable source of Chesnutt’s work […]

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Blogging with the Brotherhood/Sister Sol

It has been my pleasure to spend the past month working with the mentors and students of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol in Harlem. For six weeks, I’ve walked each Wednesday morning through the colorful, hand-painted door at the Brownstone on 143rd street to help high schoolers learn some blogging best practices in one of the organization’s […]

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Skype Alert!

Experiencing trouble with your Skype? Looking at the bulletin boards (which we did this morning because we were trying to connect with someone in Shanghai and Google+ doesn’t work there) a lot of people are having one or all of these problems: It looks like your friends are online when they are actually offline; You […]

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CFP | 2017 R-CADE Symposium, Camden, NJ Due November 11, 2016

The Rutgers-Camden Digital Studies Center welcomes panel proposals for the 2017 R-CADE Symposium. The Rutgers-Camden Archive of Digital Ephemera (R-CADE) provides scholars and artists the opportunity to do hands-on work with digital ephemera. The R-CADE defines ephemera broadly – nearly any digital artifact can be considered “digital ephemera,” from early videogames such as Spacewar! to […]

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CFP: Handbook of Methods in the Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities is a contested field. With little agreement on exactly what Digital Humanities means it has been deemed both the savior of the humanities and, as recently claimed in the London Review of Books, a “neoliberal tool” (​Allington, et al, 2016​) bent on destroying traditional humanities departments. Yet, despite the disagreements and debates, we […]

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