The Digital Humanities Initiative at Buffalo

The Digital Humanities Initiative at Buffalo (DHIB) functions as an applied think-tank for the humanities and related areas. It is designed to serve as an intellectual hub for scholars involved in innovative research and instruction at the intersection of the humanities, computing, and other emerging digital technologies and to provide an environment in which faculty are encouraged to experiment and develop digital solutions to challenges in research and instruction, or to experiment with digital technologies that may lead to new applications and project challenges. (More information.)

Current announcements

Applications for funding invited

Members of the DHIB are invited to apply for funding under either of two categories: Working Group or Small Research Awards. Instructions and details are available here, and the deadline is November 15th.

Visit by digital scholar Sandy Baldwin

Noted digital scholar and professor Sandy Baldwin, of West Virginia University, will be visiting Tuesday, October 19th at 3:30 pm in 232 Center for the Arts. His talk, in which Loss Glazier will particiate, will focus on “Energizing Digital Humanities: the Perspective of Digital Poetics.” It will unfold in several directions, involving issues such as digital humanities from a larger sense, engaging the particulars of digital poetics as an example of a specific practice, and its relation to curriculum-building; it will also evoke some of the themes that will be embodied in next spring’s E-Poetry 2011 Festival. This will be of interest to those working in the field as artists or scholars, and to those interested in digital archiving and digital projects. Sandy Baldwin is a long-time collaborator with Buffalo programs and has been an active co-participant and adviser in digital and arts events at Buffalo, West Viriginia, and Brown and has assisted with E-Poetry in London, Paris, and Barcelona. He will be co-directing E-Poetry 2011, with special attention to installations, exhibitions, and some of the cultural events in the city, along with festival events in general. He has received grants from the NSF and other agencies for his digital projects, and is Director of WVU’s Literary Computing Center.

Visit to Brock University’s partner lab

From Martin Danahay at Brock University’s Centre for Digital Humanities comes an invitation to a special tour of nGen for UB faculty and students.

You’ll have an opportunity to interact with our technology partners and see it all in action….

NEH grant-writing workshop

Jason Rhody, Senior Program Officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities, will participate in a grant information session and mock-panel review on October 7th in Clemens 120.

Faculty and graduate student collaborators on digital humanities projects may contact Professor Jeff Good to set up an individual meeting with Mr. Rhody.

Those attending the mock grant review panel will want to review the sample grants proposals Looking For Whitman and Main Street Carolina ahead of time as well as the panel instructions.

More information

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