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Undergraduate Symposium on Digital Media–call for papers/proposals

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Re:Humanities is the first national digital humanities conference of, for, and by undergraduates, to be held at Haverford College, April 3-4, 2013. The theme for Re:Humanities 2014 is “Play. Power. Production.” The Re:Hum Working Group, comprised of students from Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore Colleges, seeks undergraduates who engage with contemporary currents in digital humanities, scholars who both apply digital methodologies in traditional humanities research while posing critical humanities questions about those technologies. Undergraduates who will think interdisciplinarily, theorizing relationships between new digital technologies and the webs of power and access that surround them invited to submit proposals. The Working Group welcomes submissions of criticism and projects at all stages of development, with the understanding that a substantial amount of research will be accumulated to present at the conference at Haverford College, April 3-4, 2014.  Website: http://blogs.haverford.edu/rehumanities/

Proposals on the following encouraged, but not limited to:

  • Postcolonial Studies, Queer Studies and New Media Studies.
  • Criticism of New Media Technologies.
  • Collaboration and Solidarity in the Digital Humanities.
  • Game Analysis, Design and Play.
  • Digital Production and “Maker” Culture.
  • Performance and Affect in Participatory Media
  • Appropriation Culture: Theory and Practice.
  • Global and Transnational Perspectives on the Digital Humanities.

Students selected to present will receive a small award to defray travel costs. Lodging will be arranged at no cost to participants. Middlebury participants can also apply for travel support if needed through the Academic Conference Travel Fund:  http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/resources/uro/funding/conferencefund

The submission deadline is December 1, 2013 (Midnight GMT) and decisions will be announced before the new year.

Submissions must include your name, institution, a short biography of 2-3 sentences, and a titled description of your project (maximum 700 words). Send a .doc/.docx, .pdf or .jpg file to rehumanities@gmail.com.

New Citation & Style Research Guide

Categories: Librarians, LIS Staff Interest, Middlebury Community Interest, Post for MiddNotes, Post for MiddPoints, research, Research & Instruction

Librarians at Middlebury have been creating research guides for many years, originally publishing them in print and then migrating to online platforms. Online guides have also changed format as new software has been developed. (see go/guides)

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This summer we began a subscription to LibGuides by Springshare, which is used by many libraries throughout the world. This robust interface will allow us to be more flexible, and it enables us to create guides that are more user-friendly through the use of tabs and other navigational elements.

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Though it will take us most of Fall semester to migrate all of our current guides, here’s one available right now: the Citation & Style Guide (go/citation), which helps students correctly cite sources and create bibliographies. It also contains a section on writing and plagiarism, including a link to the new Academic Honesty Tutorial recently developed by the College’s Honor Code Review Committee.

Check it out, and feel free to give us feedback!