Call for Proposals: 2nd Pearl S. Buck Living Gateway Conference September 13-15, 2018 West Virginia Wesleyan College

The 2018 Pearl S. Buck Living Gateway Conference invites scholarly papers and
presentations on any aspect of Pearl S. Buck’s life, literature, career, and
legacy.  This includes Buck’s influence on literary, cultural, and political
affairs.  We are particularly interested in papers and presentations that
emphasize Buck’s work on women’s rights and social justice, both in the U.S.
and globally, as well as papers that reflect or address the global nature of
Buck’s impact and influence.

Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2018, with expedited review upon request
for international submissions.

Proposal Submission information and form:
https://pearlsbuckconference.wvu.edu/proposals

Conference Homepage:
https://pearlsbuckconference.wvu.edu/home

For questions or more information, please contact Brett Miller at
miller_bt@wvwc.edu

The Pearl S. Buck Living Gateway Conference is co-sponsored by West Virginia Wesleyan College, West Virginia University, the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation, and Davis and Elkins College.

User Trial: YEWNO – Contextual Search and Discovery

Hesburgh Libraries is piloting Yewno — a new search tool that uses full text analysis, computational semantics, and machine learning to visualize the connections between concepts. Yewno can help expand your research inquiry or focus your research question at the beginning phases of a project. Its data visualization feature illustrates how concepts are related—it allows you to browse documents and navigate intuitively across interdisciplinary fields.

We Need Your Feedback!

Try Yewno and give us feedback about your experience.

  • How did Yewno impact your research process?
  • What did you like about Yewno?
  • What could be improved?
  • Who might benefit from Yewno?

Where to Find Yewno

How to Leave Feedback

  • Use the “Website Feedback” link in the footer of the library website. Type “Yewno” into the Short Description field.
  • Click here to leave feedback.
  • Send feedback directly from Yewno by using the question mark icon and selecting “Get help or contact your institution.”

Integrating Yewno into the Classroom

If you are interested in piloting Yewno in a class, please contact Anna Michelle Martinez-Montavon, (amarti24@nd.edu).

Call for Submissions: Howard University: Evoke: A Historical, Theoretical, and Cultural Analysis of Africana Dance and Theatre

Welcome to Evoke: A Historical, Theoretical, and Cultural Analysis of Africana Dance and Theatre.

Evoke is calling for submissions for its inaugural Volume in 2019, comprised of Issue 1 (January 2019), and Issue 2 (August 2019).

The deadline for all submissions is August 6, 2018. See the Call for Papers for details.

The Journal is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed digital journal that fosters research, critical analysis, and vigorous discourse, on Africana dance, acting, and filmmaking.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

The Hesburgh Library: 2018 Hackathon: Registration is Now Open!

REGISTRATION OPEN!
March 23 – March 25, Center for Digital Scholarship, Hesburgh Library
Are you a developer, UX enthusiast, big-ideas person, or effective team leader? Do you want to create innovative solutions that will have an impact on academics, campus life, or community engagement? Register now for the 2018 Hesburgh Libraries Hackathon – a timed, competitive event where teams with diverse skills and talents create innovative digital solutions.
This year’s theme:
Connections, Community, and the Common Good
Find solutions to connect the disconnects between different products and services, improve communications among diverse communities, and integrate aspects of the physical and digital world to improve daily life.
Seats are limited.

Upcoming Workshops @ The Hesburgh Library – Center for Digital Scholarship……..Register Today!

Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Introduction to Text Mining
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Eric Lease Morgan
This hands-on workshop shows participants the benefits of using computers to analyze textual corpora, such as a collection of books or journal articles.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Introduction to Stata
1:30PM – 2:30PM
James Ng, PhD
Stata is a commercial statistical software package popular in the social sciences, especially economics. It is flexible and allows relatively easy access to programming features.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Hands-On Stata
3:00PM – 4:15PM
Location: 247 Hesburgh Library
James Ng, PhD
Stata is a commercial statistical software package popular in the social sciences, especially economics. It is flexible and allows relatively easy access to programming features.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Digital Humanities Lab (DH Lab)
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Daniel Johnson, PhD
DH Lab provides a space to briefly showcase and discuss newly-discovered DH tools/articles, report on developments in recent DH work, and work on projects and learn new technologies in community.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
How to make a book
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Eric Lease Morgan
This hands-on workshop will demonstrate and provide opportunities to bind books using any one of three different techniques: using a machine to do coil binding, using a machine to do adhesive binding, or making a book with a “slot & tab” method and absolutely no tools—only paper.
Friday, February 23, 2018
Using the Notre Dame LaTeX Dissertation Style
1:00PM – 2:00PM
There is a LaTeX class file to help format your dissertation for submission to the Graduate School. This class will go over how to use the style file, and go over common problems. There will also be a Question and Answer session for participants to ask about problems they may be having.
Unless otherwise noted, all CDS workshops take place in the CDS Classroom (Room 129), Hesburgh Library 1st Floor Northeast.
CDS Workshop Information and Registration: cds.library.nd.edu/workshops
Library Workshop Calendar: library.nd.edu/workshops
Questions? cds@nd.edu

The Library Company of Philadelphia invites applications for short-term, dissertation and post-doctoral fellowships for 2018-2019

The March 1, 2018 deadline is approaching for the Library Company of Philadelphia Short-term, Dissertation, and Mellon Post-Doctorate Fellowship applications:

The Library Company of Philadelphia invites applications for short-term, dissertation and post-doctoral fellowships for 2018-2019. The fellowships support on-site research on topics related to the collections of the Library Company and other local archives as noted below.

The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will jointly award approximately 25 short-term (usually one-month) fellowships for research in either or both collections, with a stipend of $2,000, for residencies between September 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019.

The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellowship supports dissertation research at the Library Company, with a stipend of $20,000.  The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $10,000 for the period September 1, 2018, to January 15, 2019, or January 15 to May 31, 2019.

The Library Company’s Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) offers both short-term and dissertation fellowships that are designed to promote scholarship in early American economy and society, broadly defined, from its colonial beginnings to the 1850s.  Applicants may submit proposals based not only on the Library Company’s collections but also on those of other institutions in the Philadelphia area. The stipends and tenure of the awards are the same as for the short-term and dissertation fellowships described above.

The Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in African American History (PAAH) is now accepting applications for its Mellon Scholars Fellowship Program, which aims to promote research in the collections of the Library Company and to enhance the production of scholarly work in African American history of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The Mellon Scholars Program is made possible with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and others in the field of African American history prior to 1900. The following PAAH fellowships are offered for 2018-2019, with dates of tenure as above:

  • Dissertation fellowship, with a stipend of $25,000, which may be divided between two applicants.  Applicants must be in the later stages of research or writing.
  • Short-term (one month) fellowships, for doctoral candidates and senior scholars, with a stipend of $2,500.
  • Post-doctoral fellowship, with a stipend of $50,000, which may be divided between two applicants.  Recent recipients of the Ph.D. as well as senior scholars may apply, but applicants must hold a Ph.D. bySeptember 1, 2018.

The application deadline for all fellowships is March 1, 2018, with a decision to be made by April 15.

To apply, go to www.librarycompany.org/fellowships, fill out a required electronic cover sheet, indicating all the fellowships you wish to apply for, and submit a brief résumé and a 3-5 page description of the proposed research. For short-term awards please submit one letter of recommendation; for dissertation and post-doctoral awards also submit a writing sample of about 25 pages and a second letter of recommendation.

More detailed information is available at www.librarycompany.org/fellowships For further information about the general fellowship program, contact James Green at jgreen@librarycompany.org ; for PEAES fellowships, contact Cathy Matson at cmatson@udel.edu ; for PAAH fellowships, contact Erica Armstrong Dunbar at era@udel.edu

Conference Presentation Opportunity: African American Digital Humanities Initiative – University of Maryland

The African American Digital Humanities (AADHum) initiative at the University of Maryland is excited to announce that we are now accepting proposals for our first national conference: Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black. 
 
The conference will take place October 18-20, 2018 at the University of Maryland, College Park and feature keynote speakers Andre Brock (Univ. of Michigan) and Jessica Marie Johnson (Johns Hopkins Univ.).
Interested participants are invited to submit proposals for individual papers, panels, digital posters, tools/digital project demonstrations, and roundtables by April 9, 2018Proposals should be submitted online at: https://www.conftool.pro/aadhum2018/
For more information, please see the attached Call for Proposals, or check out our website: http://aadhum.umd.edu/conference/. Questions can be directed to: aadhum@umd.edu.
We look forward to reviewing your proposals and seeing you in College Park this Fall!
Best,
The AADHum Team

NEW in Hesburgh Libraries for ND Users: Ethnologue

The following resource is now available:

Resource name:  Ethnologue

Permanent URL:   https://eresources.library.nd.edu/databases/ethnologue

Description:

Languages of the World is a comprehensive reference work cataloging all of the world’s known living languages. Since 1951, the Ethnologue has been an active research project involving hundreds of linguists and other researchers around the world. It is widely regarded to be the most comprehensive source of information of its kind.

If you would have any questions about this resource please contact  er-acq-list@nd.edu

University of Maryland: African American Digital Humanities Initiative: Call for Proposal and Participation

Good Morning,

The African American Digital Humanities (AADHum) initiative at the University of Maryland is excited to announce that we are now accepting proposals for our first national conference: Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black. 
 
The conference will take place October 18-20, 2018 at the University of Maryland, College Park and feature keynote speakers Andre Brock (Univ. of Michigan) and Jessica Marie Johnson (Johns Hopkins Univ.).
Interested participants are invited to submit proposals for individual papers, panels, digital posters, tools/digital project demonstrations, and roundtables by April 9, 2018. Proposals should be submitted online at: https://www.conftool.pro/aadhum2018/.
For more information, please see the attached Call for Proposals, or check out our website: http://aadhum.umd.edu/conference/. Questions can be directed to: aadhum@umd.edu.
We look forward to reviewing your proposals and seeing you in College Park this Fall!
Best,
The AADHum Team
— 
African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities (AADHum)

Co-directed by the Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy
& the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
Generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
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