I’m honored to be part of the first class of community representatives for the Digital Public Library of America. The 100 (!) of us are from 36 states, 2 international countries, and work in a range of fields from higher ed to public libraries to publishing. Over the next year, I plan on holding events and meetups with Atlanta-area organizations to highlight the possibilities for using the DPLA’s collections.
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I have some thoughts that have been percolating about digital humanities, spurred by a great series of panels at the American Studies Association this year. I’ll be putting a call for collaborators out later in the year, but I find myself a bit snowed under at the moment. So I’ll leave 2013 with this:
May your World Wide Web be filled with clean HTML.
Happy New Year,
From Teju Cole’s reflection on Mandela in The New Inquiry:
White supremacy has its uses. Because of its great care and its thoughtful strategy, because of the tireless way it hoards its hatred, it is good at making heroes. Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, Desmond Tutu: what would our lives have meant without theirs? No wheel moves without friction. Without the obscenity of white supremacy to resist, they might have been mere happy family men.
Rest, Madiba, the First Accused.
Headed to D.C. Thinking of Tennessee Williams, for some reason.
(Dead seriously. Don’t swallow the cap.)
Southern Spaces is seeking submissions for our latest call for papers on Music and the U.S. South, edited by Dr. Grace Elizabeth Hale. Submissions are due March 17, 2014, and more information can be found here. Feel free to get in touch if you have questions!
…Well, maybe not quite yet. But our Southern Spaces staff Halloween photo made Librarian Wardrobe, everyone’s favorite blog about all matters sartorial and library-ish. You can find our post here.
-Happy Fall from the Open Access Dinosaur!