(Digest #6) Announcing the Ivanhoe Information Website and Beginning of Testing

Yesterday we celebrated the Day of DH by preparing for internal testing of the Ivanhoe Game WP Theme.  The entire team is now scurrying to make some finishing touches to the theme, info site, and documentation before our testers begin their games.  Development has been working to stabilize roles and the role journal features, and…. More.

New adventures

The last few days have been bittersweet for me – after almost three years at the Scholars’ Lab, Friday of last week was my last official day on the job. Next week, I’m off to a new project and adventure – I’ll be joining an early-stage company here in Palo Alto called Casetext, which is…. More.

NeatlineText: Connect Neatline exhibits to documents

Download the plugin Today we’re pleased to announce the first public release of NeatlineText, which makes it possible to create interactive, Neatline-enhanced editions of text documents – literary and historical texts, articles, book chapters, dissertations, blog posts, etc. – by connecting individual paragraphs, sentences, and words with objects in Neatline exhibits. Once the associations are…. More.

FedoraConnector 2.0

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s update to the SolrSearch plugin, today we’re happy to announce version 2.0 of the FedoraConnector plugin, which makes it possible to link items in Omeka with objects in Fedora Commons repositories! The workflow is simple – just register the location of one or more installations of Fedora, and then…. More.

SolrSearch 2.0

Today we’re pleased to announce version 2.0 of the SolrSearch plugin for Omeka! SolrSearch replaces the default search interface in Omeka with one powered by Solr, a blazing-fast search engine that supports advanced features like hit highlighting and faceting. In most cases, Omeka’s built-in searching capabilities work great, but there are a couple of situations…. More.

DH Speaker Series: Micki Kaufman on Quantifying Kissinger

Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: Quantifying Kissinger Thursday, April 3 at 10:00 am in Alderman Library, Room 421 Click for a larger image.  See for a detailed description. Scarcity  of  information  is  a  common  frustration  for  many  historians.  However,  for  researchers  of  twentieth-­ and  twenty-­first  century  history  the  opposite  problem  is …. More.

DH Speaker Series: Ted Underwood on CS and the Humanities

March 10 update: Due to technical difficulties, we are not able to post the podcast of this event.  Apologies for any inconvenience! Beyond Tools: The Shared Questions about Interpretation that Link Computer Science to the Humanities Thursday, March 6 at 10:00 am in Alderman Library, Room 421 The phrase “digital humanities” suggests an encounter with…. More.

Apply for Praxis 2014-2015!

UVa grad students! Apply by March 10th for a unique, funded opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of your peers, learning digital humanities skills from the experts, and collaboratively designing and executing an innovative digital project. Each year, the Scholars’ Lab Praxis Program provides six UVa graduate students with hands-on experience in digital humanities collaboration and project creation.…. More.

Call for Graduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

The Scholars’ Lab is proud to announce that applications for our prestigious Graduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities are being accepted for the 2014-2015 academic year. The fellowship supports ABD graduate students doing innovative work in the digital humanities at the University of Virginia. The Scholars’ Lab offers Grad Fellows advice and assistance with the creation…. More.