After an unplanned hiatus of six weeks that resulted from a combination of too many senior seminar papers to help with then grade, six MA students trying to graduate on time, and various family responsibilities, I’m back. For those of you who have been regular readers of Edwired, I hope you haven’t forgotten me!
A lot has happened in the past six weeks–so much so that I can’t reasonably do justice to it all in one (or even three) posts. So, I’m going to hope that you’ve been keeping up with the ups and downs of digital history and teaching history in the digital age in other ways. For now, though, I do want to call your attention to two episodes of our podcast Digital Campus that have appeared since I went off line. In the first (episode 25), Dan and Tom pulled in programming humanists Bill Turkel and Steve Ramsey for a conversation about computer programming and the humanities. In the second (episode 26), we had an extensive conversation about free education, a topic I’ve spent a lot of time writing about here.
Another thing that’s going on right now that I think is worthy of immediate note is that tomorrow THATCamp will begin at CHNM. This “un-conference” will be bringing together digital humanists from around the country (even a few from other countries) for two days at our place to discuss topics of mutual interest in a more informal environment. As far as I know there will be no singing after dinner…but you never know.
Finally, for those interested in tenure track employment in digital humanities, Macquarie University (in Sydney, Australia) has one or more full time positions available right now in their Concentration of Research Excellence in Social, Cultural and Political Change. If you think you might want to apply for one of these jobs at one of the up and coming universities in the world of digital scholarship, then go to their website now. The deadline for the applications is fast approaching. I know some of the folks there and recommend it highly.