The Vanity of Systems: Data Management for Humanists

Last week at the c19 conference in Berkeley, I had the pleasure of sitting on the “Digits, Data, and Dilemmas” panel with some very distinguished folks from the Digital Humanities world. My remarks, “The Vanity of Systems: Data Management for Humanists,” are below:

Unless you’re a librarian or scientist, you probably neither know nor care that last fall the National Science Foundation mandated that all grant applications must include a 2-page plan for the retention and sharing research data. This has caused a significant kerfuffle in the scientific research communities tasked with making and implementing these plans, and in the library community tasked with helping academic researchers follow through on what they promise the NSF. Continue reading “The Vanity of Systems: Data Management for Humanists”

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CFP for Roundtable on Data Management for Humanities Research at MLA 2013

In collaboration with my friend and colleague Korey Jackson at University of Michigan, I put out a CFP for a panel on Issues in Data Management for Humanities Research for the 2013 MLA in Boston.

Since the MLA site only allows eeensy-teeensy little abstracts (check ours out here), we decided to elaborate a bit. And please note that it’s not “for Digital Humanities Research.” We’re thinking about data broadly in the Humanities, and wondering what exactly that might mean.

MLA Call for Papers: Issues in Data Management for Humanities Research Continue reading “CFP for Roundtable on Data Management for Humanities Research at MLA 2013”

CFP: The Formative Years – Children’s Literature in the University

Call for Papers
The Formative Years: Children’s Literature in the University

The NEW YORK UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE and the FALES LIBRARY are pleased to announce a two-day Graduate Student Conference on Children’s Literature entitled “THE FORMATIVE YEARS: CHILDREN”S LITERTURE IN THE UNIVERSITY” to be held March 26-27, 2009. The conference will feature a Keynote Address by KAREN SANCHEZ-EPPLER. Continue reading “CFP: The Formative Years – Children’s Literature in the University”