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Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing (vol. 35, 2014) published

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 21:48

We are pleased to announce the publication of the newest issue of Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing (vol. 35, 2014), online at Scholarly Editing publishes peer-reviewed editions of primary source materials of cultural significance while continuing the decades-long tradition of publishing articles and reviews about editing that defined its print predecessor, Documentary Editing. As always, the editions represent diverse materials from a variety of fields, and this year we also present our first non-English language edition. We are pleased not only to present editors with a rigorously peer-reviewed publication platform, but also to share fascinating documents from cultural history with the reading public. All of this material is available freely online and is completely open-access.

Amanda Gailey (gailey [at]
and Andrew Jewell (ajewell2 [at]
Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing

Scholarly Editing invites proposals for the 2015 issue. Many scholars know fascinating texts that deserve to be edited thoughtfully and imaginatively, and we offer a venue to turn this knowledge into sustainable, peer-reviewed publications that will enrich the digital record of our cultural heritage. If you are interested in editing a small-scale digital edition, we want to hear from you. Proposals for the 2015 issue are due by May 9, 2014. Please see details for submitting a proposal at

We also welcome submissions of articles discussing any aspect of the theory or practice  of editing, print or digital. Articles must be submitted by August 15, 2014, to be considered for the 2015 issue. Please see details at

Detecting Poetic Content in Historic Newspapers with Image Analysis

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 18:24

April’s Faculty Fellows Forum will feature Elizabeth Lorang, Leen-Kiat Soh, Joe Lunde, and Grace Thomas presenting on “Detecting Poetic Content in Historic Newspapers with Image Analysis.”

This presentation will discuss the development of a software system for image processing to aid in the automated identification of poetic content in the 7 million newspaper pages available from Chronicling America. After establishing a context and rationale for this work, the presentation will demonstrate our work in progress to identify poetic content in digitized newspapers. We will conclude with a look at lessons learned thus far, next steps, and broader implications of this research.

Please join us Tuesday, April 1,  from 3.30-5.00 in Love Library 111.

Announcing the Digital Scholarship Incubator

Thu, 30/01/2014 - 16:36

Supported by research and innovation funding from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at UNL announces the creation of the Digital Scholarship Incubator. The Incubator provides research consultations; project coaching and support; access to resources, including hardware, software, people, and materials; work space; project and professional development funding; and professionalizing opportunities. Incubator participants, who must be graduate students enrolled in a humanities degree program at UNL, will be chosen by competitive application.

The Digital Scholarship Incubator is now accepting applications for its first cohort of student fellows. Incubator fellowships will run from March 1, 2014–December 31, 2014. During the fellowship period, students commit to developing a specific contribution to humanities scholarship that depends on digital methodologies for research and/or publication. Students might use the Incubator to kickstart a new research project or to complete an ongoing project (or stage of an ongoing project). Incubator fellows should plan to work in the Incubator space located in Love Library for a minimum of 3-5 hours per week during the academic year. Invested in their own scholarship, fellows will also support the research of other Incubator fellows through thoughtful dialogue, critical engagement, and knowledge exchange. In addition, fellows commit to presenting their work to a public audience and to participating in training opportunities.

This year is a pilot year for the Digital Scholarship Incubator. Not only will fellows for 2014 help shape the developing model of the Incubator, fellows’ projects will be important for making the case for future support.

To apply, submit a letter of application and cv to Liz Lorang by noon Monday, February 17, 2014. Your letter of application should include a statement of your work in digital humanities; a description of the research you plan to undertake as an Incubator fellow, including projected outcomes from the fellowship period;  a description of how this digital research/scholarship fits within your larger program of study and supports your professional goals; and a statement of your research/scholarship needs as you currently understand them.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Liz Lorang (llorang2 at with any questions.

Gailey to present “Searching for Topsy”

Tue, 28/01/2014 - 20:58

February’s Faculty Fellows Forum will feature Amanda Gailey: “Searching for Topsy.” Professor Gailey will argue for a new approach to digital text editing that better expresses various interpretive interests.

Please join us Tuesday, Feb. 4,  from 3.30-5.00 in Love Library 111.

The final forum of the academic year, on April 1, will feature Liz Lorang.

Professional Opportunities in Digital Humanities

Wed, 15/01/2014 - 14:28

Professional Opportunities in Digital Humanities
January 21, 2014
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Library Instruction Room, Love Library South 110

This workshop will introduce students to conference, publication,
training, and fellowship opportunities in Digital Humanities at the
local, national, and international level. Participants will learn
about specific opportunities available at this time–such as calls for
proposals for the 2015 meetings of the American History Association
and the Modern Language Association, a Programming for Humanists
course from Texas A&M that can be attended via Google Hangouts, and a
new project incubator for students available here at UNL–and we’ll
discuss how to find out about future opportunities.

The primary audience for this workshop is students–undergraduate and
graduate–but the workshop is open to everyone.