See the #fireworks I created by blogging on #WordPressDotCom. My 2015 annual report.

So in honour of the NewYear, WordPress created a wonderful infograph/annual report on acciolibrarian.  It’s pretty interesting to see that my blog did as well as it did (by my standards, at least). I mean, acciolibrarian was read from Greece and Austria… pretty cool!  If you’d like to see how well this little blog of mine did in 2015, click below 🙂

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See the #fireworks I created by blogging on #WordPressDotCom. My 2015 annual report.

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Blindness: Digital Humanities and a Place for Remembering

** Warning: the content of Ramsay’s post may be uncomfortable for some to read, as the beginning is quite graphic.  Reader’s discretion is advised. **


Though Stephen Ramsay’s blog post Blindness was published in September of 2013, I think the discussion that it provokes is still relevant and intriguing to digital humanities (and academia in general) today.  I must admit that the political science student in me (and not the DHer) was first drawn to this blog post.  Below you will find the opening excerpt of Ramsay’s post, and after reading it, perhaps you will see why.

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Digital Humanities or the Humanities made digital? An article review.

Prescott, A.  (2011).  Consumers, creators or commentators? Problems of audience and mission in the digital humanities. Arts & Humanities in Higher Education, 2(1-2), 61 – 75.  doi: 10.1177/1474022211428215

A constant question I am grappling with (and probably still will be at the end of week thirteen) is what is digital humanities? And while it may seem that having an answer to this question is um, important considering I’m taking an entire course on it, I would argue that it is okay not to be able to provide a wholly concrete and comprehensive definition of digital humanities.  Mainly because it is still a debated topic, even amongst scholars, and also because DH is an emerging discipline.  Always emerging, some (like Patrick Juola) would say (criticize).

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Digital Disciplines: Digital Humanities + Peace Studies

Monday seems to have gotten away from me, so I am (sheepishly) a little late in posting these oh so interesting readings for the digital disciplines seminar I will be leading on Thursday.  In class on Thursday, I will be investigating the relationships between Digital Humanities and Peace Studies, which in turn sparks a greater debate about the interdisciplinary nature of Digital Humanities and if Social Science disciplines can utilize Digital Humanities tools? I’ve posted some readings to get you thinking.

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PIKTOCHART: A tool critique

This week marks the fourth week of my third (and final) term of library school… how that happened, I have no clue.  This semester, I’ve found myself taking a few classes that fall outside my usual disciplines and areas of comfort – especially introduction to archives admin, information literacy, and digital humanities (I’m a social sciences grad, after all!).

Now, if you were to ask me what each of the above entails, I’m confident I would be able to provide you with a concrete answer about archives and information literacy.  Digital humanities, on the other hand, remains a concept that I’m still trying to fully grasp an understanding of (perhaps not the best thing to admit four weeks into the course) …

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