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UH Digital Humanities This Friday

The Digital Humanities Reading Group at the University of Houston is meeting this Friday, October 5, to discuss the following articles:

  • Johanna Drucker, “Humanistic Theory and Digital Scholarship” in Debates in the Digital Humanities; [please note this essay is not available online]
  • Tom Scheinfeldt, “Sunset for Ideology, Sunrise for Methodology” in Debates; also available online
  • Gary Hall, “There are no digital humanities” in Debates and online

I am planning to attend, and if anyone is interested in going, I’d be happy to car pool. Just let me know.


As part of the other masterclass offered by the Humanities Research Center, the English Department will be offering a workshop on applying to grad school, with a focus on “Preparing CVs, Personal Statements, and Writing Samples.” The advice will probably … Continue reading


THATCamp, or “The Humanities and Technology Camp,” is a good example of the new kinds of professional collaborations fostered by digital historians and humanists. I mention it here because:

  • There’s a THATCamp Philly going on today, and you can follow tweets at #thatcampphilly
  • Registration for THATCamp AHA, to be held at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in New Orleans this January, is now open

Check out the THATCamp page for more of what these conferences are all about, or read Natalie Houston’s report on the THATCamp that was held here at Rice in 2011.

Short Courses at Fondren

A couple of you expressed interest last week in the “short courses” offered at Fondren Library on using digital tools. You can find more information about upcoming Digital Media Center courses and GIS Short Courses on the library’s webpage. If you attend one of these courses, let us know how it went in the comments?