SyncDH: the 8th Annual Transcriptions Research Slam
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Co-Organized by Ashley Champagne and Jeremy Douglass
Fri May 8th 2015 — online and on-ground at UC Santa Barbara

SyncDH is a research slam organized around topics in the digital humanities, media arts, information culture, and technology & society. It combines a “research slam” (with projects showcased in a simultaneous, poster-session style) with a schedule of featured presentations showcased on a live video conference.

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4Humanities.org announces its Shout Out For the Humanities student prize contest. Prizes are offered for best undergraduate (1st prize: US $1,000 – 2nd: $700 – 3rd: $300) and best graduate student (1st prize: US $1,000 – 2nd: $700 – 3rd: $300) submissions by students from any nation, working individually or in teams, that speak up for the value of the humanities in today’s society.

Danielewski’s The Familiar is the first of a twenty-seven volume new serial novel. The Familiar is textually innovative, using multiple fonts and colored text, and intervenes in conversations on social media, the Internet, modernity, and postmodernity. The work also includes a mix of many voices, genres, page layouts and typographic styles, including illustrations, cartoons, and photography.

An upcoming lecture and demonstration to be given by Mark Algee-Hewitt and Ryan Heuser, Associate Research Directors of the Stanford Literary Lab will take place on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at SH 2635, 3:30-5:00. The Early Modern Center and Transcriptions Research Center are co-sponsoring this event. Mark Algee-Hewitt and Ryan Heuser will introduce two of the many projects of the Stanford Literary Lab.

The new English department website looks terrific, but it would look even better with complete graduate student profiles that include professional photos and information on individual research, teaching, and other projects. This workshop is designed to show you how to make your profile look great.

The aim of this presentation is to highlight the importance of Brazilian Concrete poets of the 1950s for the practice of E-literature and visual arts at the present time. In what ways did the works of Erthos Souza, the Campos brothers, and Décio Pignatari, among others anticipate the aesthetic sensibility of current digital writers and artists? How has this tradition or legacy been transformed by the major figures in Brazilian digital culture in the 21st century?