1. AAUP 2012: The Future of Tenure and Promotion


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    How does the university press's need for greater financial self-reliance affect the tenure and promotion process for young scholars? How have digital projects and e-books changed what will count for career advancement? What is the university press's role in that process? Henry L. Carrigan, Jr. (Northwestern University Press), Patrick Alexander (Penn State University Press), Ellen McClure (University of Illinois-Chicago), and Brian McGrath (Clemson University) discuss these questions.

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    • About the Shakespeare Quartos Archive


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      This video is an introduction to the Shakespeare Quartos Archive, a freely accessible, high‐resolution digital archive of the 32 pre‐1641 quarto edition of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet.

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      • Adding a Corpus to TextStat


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        Shows how to add a text corpus to TextStat (Mac) for text analysis.

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        • Advanced Features of the Shakespeare Quartos Archive


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          This video demonstrates the advanced features of the Annotation and Exhibit tools in the Shakespeare Quartos Archive, a freely accessible, high‐resolution digital archive of the 32 pre‐1641 quarto edition of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet.

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          • A Guide to Music Theatre Online


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            Music Theatre Online (musictheatreonline.org) is a digital archive for music theatre scholarship. It uses the multimedia capabilities of the modern web browser to create a better way of studying music theatre. This video is a guide on how to use the archive.

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            • Alan Liu Interview


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              A sit down interview with Alan Liu.

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              • Alexis Lothian Digital Dialogue: From Transformative Works to #transformDH: Digital Humanities as (Critical) Fandom


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                Alexis Lothian, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies University of Maryland College Park MITH Conference Room Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm The identity of the field, network, discourse, or discipline of “Digital Humanities” is a source of endless discussion among its practitioners and critics – from conflicting genealogies of humanities computing and new media studies, to the gendered and raced institutional logics critiqued in the recent Differences issue on “The Dark Side of Digital Humanities.” This talk aims to chart an alternative path through the welter of definitional tangles by reinterpreting the world of digital humanities by taking seriously one of its more informal dimensions: the fervor with which digital humanist nerds and geeks appreciate their objects of study. I argue that digital humanities is a fandom – and that there is much to learn from attending to its processes and practices through the lenses developed both by fan studies scholars and by fans themselves. Participants in creative fan communities have theorized their own knowledge production as in conversation with, yet distinct from both media industrial and academic models; drawing from these approaches enables us to understand “digital humanities” as a phenomenon that need not be contained within the bounds of the academy. Drawing attention to the examples of the fannish nonprofit Organization for Transformative Works and the digital humanities network #transformDH, I will pay special attention to the theory and praxis of critical fandom: the ways in which members of fan communities use diverse creative techniques to challenge and critique the structures and representations around which their communities are organized. Understanding digital humanities as critical fandom makes it possible to focus on the affective dimensions that shape it and the contradictory logics that permeate its relationship to the disciplines and institutions that provide its context. Alexis Lothian is a interdisciplinary scholar of queer and feminist media and cultural studies with a focus on speculative fiction, digital media, and online fandom. She lives in the Washington, DC area and is a tenure track Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at University of Maryland College Park, where she teaches in the LGBT Studies program and the undergraduate honors program in Design | Culture and Creativity. Lothian is presently developing a book manuscript based on her PhD dissertation, “Deviant Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Time,” while also working on what will become a second monograph on critical and social justice-oriented fan cultures and participating in collaborative work as part of the TransformDH collective. Read more on her research page. Lothian is also a participant in feminist science fiction and media fandom, with a specific interest in the ways fan communities engage in critical theorizing and activism (for example, through online discussion and fan video). She uses some of these forms in her own scholarly work, in addition to standard academic practices.

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                • Alex Wright Digital Dialogue: The Platonic Network


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                  Alex Wright, Author, Designer and Researcher at Etsy MITH Conference Room Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm In 1934, a little-known Belgian bibliographer named Paul Otlet described something very much like the World Wide Web, sketching out plans for a network of “electric telescopes” connecting people to a vast collection of documents, images, and audio-visual material. He dubbed the whole thing the Mundaneum, describing it as a “réseau mondial” – a worldwide web. Why should anyone still pay attention to the failed schemes of a long-dead Belgian bibliographer? Otlet’s work matters today not just as a kind of historical curio, but because he envisioned a radically different kind of network: one driven not by corporate profit and personal vanity, but by a utopian vision of intellectual progress, social egalitarianism, and even spiritual liberation. This presentation will delve deep into Otlet’s alternative vision of a global network, in search of useful lessons that could reshape our understanding of what the Web could yet become. Alex Wright is the Director of Research at Etsy and the former Director of User Experience and Product Research at The New York Times. He is also a professor of interaction design at The School of Visual Arts and the author of Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age (Oxford University Press, 2014). He has previously led interaction design and research projects for IBM, Yahoo!, The Long Now Foundation and the California Digital Library, among others. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Wilson Quarterly, The Believer, and Harvard Magazine, among others.

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                  • Allen Romano, "Classics and Digital Humanities"


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                    Allen Romano, Florida State University, "Classics and Digital Humanities"

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                    • An Ant Crawls Down My Computer Screen (Draft/Take 12)


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                      A draft (take 12) of some initial engagement with Timothy Morton's notion of "ambient poetics" from ECOLOGY WITHOUT NATURE (2007). Not sure about the tuning on this take.

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