Apr 172014
 
 Posted by on April 17, 2014 digital humanities No Responses »

Dear Melbourne DH folk,

Following the DHA 2014 conference in Perth, a group of us are keen to start a
regular Melbourne get-together for people working in and around the digital
humanities, with the working title: “DH at the Pub”.

beerOur first session is proposed for Wednesday 7 May from 5:30pm at the Prince Alfred
pub (PA’s) on Grattan St, Carlton. Please spread the word to colleagues and friends
who may be interested. As an extra incentive, there will be free beers for those who
arrive early!

For our inaugural event we would like to discuss: where to meet (we want to be
Melbourne-wide, not Melbourne Uni focused so are open to suggestions); how often;
the purpose and focus of the group; what we want to be called; and how we should
communicate (a dedicated email list, Twitter, etc.). The more people who can come
along to contribute their views, the better.

Thanks – we look forward to seeing you at the first Melbourne DH at the Pub session
on 7 May!

Mike Jones

Apr 032014
 
 Posted by on April 3, 2014 digital humanities, e-learning, education No Responses »

I would like to see a future for the Digital Humanities that engages fully with eLearning. It makes absolutely no sense for the DH to exclusively collaborate with the scientific support mechanisms of eResearch (ie. infrastructure). The social sciences have done ok out of eLearning and there are also lots of opportunities for the humanities in eLearning as we have most of the worlds great content.

Content is always king, especially if it is well taught!

Jan 292014
 
 Posted by on January 29, 2014 conferences, digital humanities No Responses »

ADHO, the Association of Digital Humanities Associations (in which the aaDH is associated) has a new discounted members category, which is a good way to join the aaDH.  It costs about $45 to join, but this is without the subscription to LLC.

And if you join aaDH, you get a discount of $150 to register for DHA2014 plus a similar discount for the major international DH conference in Switzerland this year.

More details here:
http://aa-dh.org/2014/01/aadh-new-discounted-membership-categories/

A3DHA

Jan 242014
 
 Posted by on January 24, 2014 digital humanities, gadfly No Responses »
  1. Judgement: the ability to examine a situation from a number of different perspectives and offer an independent position on the situation based upon hard-won life experiences
  2. Empathy:  the ability to imagine a world bigger than oneself and also, the other wonderful people in it, who are also engaging with the world in unique and special ways (well, sometimes)
  3. Synthesis: the ability to put desperate ideas together (woops, I mean disparate)  in such a way as to make sense to you and possible someone else
  4. Analysis: the ability to critical examine an idea, and how it got into your head, and not just describe the idea from a pseudo-objective standpoint (like the objective god of empirical science…shite the robot has spotted me…run!)
  5. The critical application of XML to significant and important historical (and other) phenomena to bring depth and perspective to angry robots

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