Digital Humanities Melbourne in the Pub (7 May 2014)

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

Discounted members places for DHA2014

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

5 most important (computing) technologies for the humanities

  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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