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ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships

Another interesting post from a listserv: The American Council of Learned Societies invites application for the sixth annual competition of the Digital Innovation Fellowships. This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. It is hoped that projects of successful applicants will help advance digital humanistic scholarship […]

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Bentham Transcription Project

I thought this was a very interesting announcement.  It came through on a Digital Humanities list. The Bentham Project at UCL seeks the assistance of willing participants in an initiative to transcribe the manuscripts of philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). Today sees the launch of the Transcribe Bentham Transcription Desk, an online tool designed […]

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LabSTOR launched

For about a year now, I have been working with three other CIOs on a project we call LabSTOR.  Rick Holmgren (Allegheny), Mike Roy (Middlebury), Pam McQuesten (Occidental) and I all wanted to find a way to get access to the kind of remote computing services provided by North Carolina State’s Virtual Computing Lab (VCL).  […]

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Sakai Fellows Program 2010

From the Sakai listserv…. Nominations for the Sakai Fellows Program for 2010 are now open.  Up to six fellows will be chosen by the selection committee.  We are seeking nominees who have advanced the goals of the Sakai Community by their innovative work, leadership and/or advocacy.  The nomination form is attached and eligibility requirements are […]

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Digging into data

From the NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities blog at The Digging into Data Challenge The Digging into Data Challenge is an international grant competition sponsored by four leading research agencies, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) from the United Kingdom, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) from the United States, the National Science […]

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Teaching with Sakai awards

Instructors: Teaching Award Opportunity Instructors making innovative use of Sakai, HMC’s course management system, have the opportunity to apply for the 2009 Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award. This award goes to an instructor making exceptional use of Sakai in the areas of Communication and Collaboration Learning Materials Learning Outcomes & Assessment Course Look and Feel and Usability […]

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HASTAC competition

An announcement from HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) came in this morning. It may be of interest to HMC students. With sponsorship from the MacArthur Foundation, they have announced a digital media and learning competition. The website is Here’s the announcement that came via email: An announcement from We want […]

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Digital Humanities Fellowship

The Stanford Humanities Center has announced a Digital Humanities Fellowship for 2009-2010: The Stanford Humanities Center seeks to award one Digital Humanities Fellowship for the academic year 2009-2010 to a junior or senior scholar. The Digital Humanities Fellowship reflects the Stanford Humanities Center’s commitment to supporting new directions in humanities research. The fellowship is intended […]

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