1. The next meeting of the Digital Antipodes will be held on Friday 11 April, between 2-3pm in Arts 1.33.
We’ll be discussing major themes and concepts from Digital Humanities Australasia 2014. What were the main ideas that emerged? What do they mean in the context of our own research? If you were a conference delegate we would welcome your thoughts and reflections. For those did not attend the conference, this session will provide a useful overview of the latest DH debates and directions.
You can view a large selection of presentations from the event on the DHA2104 website.
Conference summaries published as blog posts:
- Suzana Sukovic, DH Babel (A review of DHA2014)
- Jonathon Hutchinson, Digital Humanities Australasia Summary – #dha2014
- You can also view a collection of #dha2014 tweets in Storify
Conference papers published as blog posts:
- Georgina Hibberd, Metaphors for discovery: a survey of library interfaces
- Jonathon Hutchinson, Recapping on Mobile Health Research – Ethical Feedback
- Jo Hawkins, Why should humanists attend GovHack?
Please let me know if I have missed any articles or posts and I will add them to the list.
2. Welcome to the Arts Faculty - David Glance
We’ll also be welcoming a new member of the Arts Faculty - David Glance - who will be in attendance at our next meeting to discuss his new role as Director of Innovation. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about how UWA humanities researchers can gain support in developing new approaches to teaching and research.
3. Congratulations Toby Burrows
We are thrilled to announce that Toby Burrows has been awarded a prestigious Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship to develop an exciting digital humanities project in the UK. He’ll be developing brand new methodologies to digitise a huge collection of medieval and early modern manuscripts. As a foundation member of the Digital Antipodes, Toby has provide an enormous amount of support and leadership over the last two years and will be sorely missed.
4. Congratulations Philip Mead
More fantastic news for the Faculty! Philip was recently appointed to the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University and will be spending the 2015-2016 academic year in the USA. Philip has been a strong and early advocate of Digital Humanities at UWA and helped form the Digital Humanities Hub in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies. We're looking forward to following his progress.
5. We’re seeking a new coordinator for the Digital Antipodes
I’ll be overseas from mid April until September 2014 so we're seeking a volunteer to facilitate meetings over the next 6 months. It’s a great opportunity to get more involved in the DH community. The role has greatly enriched my understanding of the DH landscape and I highly recommend it. Get in touch with me to find out more.