Category: Open Access & Publishing

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Digital in the Age of Doomscroll

                2021 is many things, including, an odd time to get paid to share information on the internet. As the social media manager for Southern Spaces, an open-access digital academic journal, I share published pieces on Twitter and Facebook. These are channels that are now actively struggling to combat disinformation campaigns and conspiracy theorists. They are, […]

  • Going Digital: DVCAI’s Caribbean and Latin American Art Digital Archive

    Going Digital: DVCAI’s Caribbean and Latin American Art Digital Archive

    On Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday) the Shroud of Turin was shown in public. The Shroud was last exhibited in 2015. How things have changed in five years. Physical distancing protocols meant that the 2020 public viewing was not the same as it had been in years and decades past. No people actually […]

  • Strategies for Co-Writing

    Strategies for Co-Writing

    By Kaysi Holman, Cihan Tekay, Sujung Kim, Mary Grueser, Michael Epstein, Stefano Morello Note: In their initial collaboration, the authors of this post wrote in different font colors to distinguish between voices in the document, which is an easy and effective strategy for co-writing that makes voices visible and indicates which voices could be brought out even more. […]

  • Discussion of Numbered Lives, Ch 3: We Don’t Do Body Counts (Ashley Hemm)

    This post is part of the HASTAC Scholars Collaborative Book Discussion on Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media (MIT Press, 2018), by HASTAC Co-Director Jacqueline Wernimont. —            Wernimont closes the first section of Numbered Lives with “We Don’t Do Body Counts,” moving past mortality counts and casualty media […]

  • Adventures in the Archive: Text Mining Pan Am Periodicals

    Adventures in the Archive: Text Mining Pan Am Periodicals

    Adventures in the Archive: Text Mining Pan Am Periodicals  Pan American Airlines was the major international airline for much of the 20thcentury, the United State’s unofficial national airline, and responsible for many of the innovations in air travel that are still with us today. Following bankruptcy in 1991, University of Miami acquired its archives and, […]

  • How to Cope with the Dreaded–I mean, AMAZING– “Revise and Resubmit”

    How to Cope with the Dreaded–I mean, AMAZING– “Revise and Resubmit”

    The Dreaded Amazing “Revise and Resubmit” Perhaps the biggest turning point in my career as a researcher and writer came the day that it dawned on me that receiving a “revise and resubmit” (or any kind of professional feedback) was a gift, not a curse and a condemnation.   The first few times, it felt like, […]

  • Grant Writing and Digital Projects

    Ode to the beloved grant application–being forced to engage in that awkward dance of showcasing your brilliant project proposal while featuring why you, with all of your skills and experience, are the ideal candidate to execute your project without gloating too much or simply regurgitating your CV in narrative form. Though most seem to sigh and groan […]

  • Publish a Technical Article to Teach Others and Support Charities

    Publish a Technical Article to Teach Others and Support Charities

    The Community site on DigitalOcean has nearly 2,000 technical tutorials on software development and Linux. The team is looking for more writers to contribute to this corpus. This opportunity enables those in the digital humanities field and researchers at large to not only share knowledge with other scholars, but with a broader, interdisciplinary developer community. […]