Meet Darius: The TDHN Mascot

You may have seen our little robot friend around the website, Twitter, or at a TDHN event and wondered, “what the heck is that?” Well, the wait is over, your questions answered, because we’re formally introducing our mascot, Darius Hardscrabble (DH for short) to the network! Darius was born early in TDHN’s rebirth when Nathan Kelber … Continue reading “Meet Darius: The TDHN Mascot”

Not Your Daddy’s DH: A Review of Disrupting the Digital Humanities

The captains at the helm of Disrupting the Digital Humanities—Dorothy Kim (editor), Jesse Stommel (editor), and Eileen Joy (publisher)—arrive with convictions. Kim’s Digital Whiteness and Medieval Studies (2019) argues that medieval studies has been “complicit in the construction of the historical and critical category of whiteness” and that medievalism “has become a fertile ground for … Continue reading “Not Your Daddy’s DH: A Review of Disrupting the Digital Humanities”

Library Carpentry Review: A Great Introduction to Digital Scholarship Skills

Library Carpentry logo

In October, I joined a group of librarians and library graduate students for a two-day Library Carpentry workshop at UNC’s Davis Library. The workshop is part of a larger organization that extends all over the world to teach introductory skills for data management and digital tools. Our workshop was typical of their style and included … Continue reading “Library Carpentry Review: A Great Introduction to Digital Scholarship Skills”

Conference Lessons: The Realities of DH and Librarianship

As part of winning the Atiyeh Prize, the week of November 12 I attended the Middle East Librarians Association (MELA) and Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conferences. My work with Syriac Paleography is actually what introduced me to the digital humanities as an undergraduate at Mount Holyoke College. I began as a research assistant on … Continue reading “Conference Lessons: The Realities of DH and Librarianship”

Make an Impact with Open Access

Last week was Open Access Week! Between October 22nd and October 28th, OA supporters across the Triangle celebrated with speaking events, workshops, and movie screenings. When I first heard about OA Week, a question came to mind. Maybe you’re wondering, too: What does Open Access have to do with the Digital Humanities? I’d seen enough … Continue reading “Make an Impact with Open Access”

Open Access Week: What Does OA Have in Common with DH?

As a humanist, you may read the term “open access,” and think, “Isn’t that for scientists?” It is true that open access is more common as a publishing standard in the sciences than in the humanities (as seen in the chart below), but it is a quickly growing phenomenon in the humanities as well. The … Continue reading “Open Access Week: What Does OA Have in Common with DH?”

Why does the Triangle need a DH Network?

Giraffe onesie hanging up on a rack of dresses

Last week, I found something interesting at the thrift store: a giraffe onesie, hanging up with the dresses. You can imagine the confusion of the poor employee who sorted this thing. Does a onesie belong in sleepwear or coats? Should they throw it into the stuffed animals bin with the rest of the giraffes? “Women’s … Continue reading “Why does the Triangle need a DH Network?”