• Notes on Metaphor and the Figures of/on the Internet

    Notes on Metaphor and the Figures of/on the Internet

    For this blog post, I introduce a couple of key concepts (remediation, “user,” and metaphor) to start gesturing towards the actually complex role that metaphors play in the digital realm and in constructing our understanding of how digital and internet technologies actually work. This blog post was inspired by a lecture I gave to my […]

  • Design Practices: “Nothing about Us without Us!” ~ A Review

    Design Practices: “Nothing about Us without Us!” ~ A Review

    Artwork by Andrea Chronopoulos     Design Practices: “Nothing about Us without Us!” is the second chapter in Sasha Costanza-Chock’s 2020 book Design Justice. Overall, the book delves into the ways in which design should be led by marginalized communities in order to dismantle structural inequalities and advance collective liberation. The author does an excellent job […]

  • HASTAC Hiatus—and Looking Ahead

    HASTAC Hiatus—and Looking Ahead

    Dear HASTAC Network Members, As we’ve been predicting all year, we are now moving into our shutdown phase as we undertake the crucial, final parts of our migration from HASTAC.org (2002/03-2022) to HASTAC Commons (2022-the future). We thank you all for your patience at this extremely complex and labor-intensive time. This move is a massive […]

  • Rethinking Knowledge Production: An Interview with Dr. Lorena Gauthereau

    Rethinking Knowledge Production: An Interview with Dr. Lorena Gauthereau

    Last year I had the opportunity to sit down virtually with Dr. Lorena Gauthereau for an hour to discuss her academic career and current work with the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage project. Dr. Gauthereau serves as the Digital Programs Manager for the US Latino Digital Humanities Center at the University of Houston and […]

  • CFP: Digital Humanities Quarterly Special Issue: Digital Sankofa: Understanding Black Digital Humanities past and futures

    CFP: Digital Humanities Quarterly Special Issue: Digital Sankofa: Understanding Black Digital Humanities past and futures

    Respond to this CFP by submitting your abstract by April 15, 2022 which is the new extension. Visit the Digital Humanaties Quarterly for more information on the submission process and more.  http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/submissions/cfps.html

  • An Argument for PubPub: Your new Publishing BFF

    An Argument for PubPub: Your new Publishing BFF

    PubPub  What is PubPub?  PubPub is focused on community publishing – emphasizing collaborative editing and writing, multimedia/multimodal incorporation, and free community building. Through this, it is open and accessible for all. Their mission: “PubPub gives research communities of all stripes and sizes a simple, affordable, and nonprofit alternative to existing publishing models and tools.”  Beyond […]

  • Comprehensive reference for managing special collections publishes in a new third edition

    Comprehensive reference for managing special collections publishes in a new third edition

    Facet Publishing announce the publication of The Special Collections Handbook, third edition. The dynamic sector of collections development is constantly changing. In The Special Collections Handbook, 3rd ed. Alison Cullingford has updated her comprehensive desk reference to grapple with the most complex issues of the moment, including guidance on decolonising special collections, the drive towards […]

  • New resource for librarians provides a comprehensive foundation in building a metadata strategy for digital libraries

    New resource for librarians provides a comprehensive foundation in building a metadata strategy for digital libraries

      Facet Publishing announce the publication of Metadata in the Digital Library by Richard Gartner Producing metadata can be a prolonged and expensive process, and the range of metadata needed to run a digital library and preserve its collections in the long term is much more extensive and complicated than anything in its traditional counterpart. […]

  • Dissertation to First Book with Ken Wissoker | RECAP

    Dissertation to First Book with Ken Wissoker | RECAP

    Ken Wissoker of Duke UP says to “write for the fang[x]rls…” If you weren’t one of the 100+ people able to make it to Ken Wissoker’s incredible Dissertation to First Book talk, don’t worry – I’ve got you covered. Wissoker, the Senior Executive Editor at Duke University Press & Director of Intellectual Publics here at […]

  • Unboxing Eli Thayer: Exploring Brown University Special Collections

    Unboxing Eli Thayer: Exploring Brown University Special Collections

    In Spring 2019, I started working on a Digital Humanities project entitled, “The Speech that Settled Kansas: Eli Thayer’s Rousing Lecture” which was both challenging and fascinating for me. It is challenging because it deals with an 1854 speech by Eli Thayer, which has long been absent from the archive; fascinating as the absence has […]