amandafrench

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First name: 
Amanda
Last name: 
French
Brief Bio: 

I consider myself a member of the community known as the “digital humanities,” which means that I think hard about how the study of literature, history, language, art, and philosophy has been and is being and might be changed by computers and the Internet — but I don’t limit myself to thinking; I get my hands dirty, thus causing some of the very change I think about, in an inexcusable breach of objectivity. My particular expertise consists of making humanities content (both cultural content and scholarly interpretation of that content) openly available online, as well as introducing scholars to the various methods of and issues with making humanities content openly available online. I often speak and sometimes write about Open Access, the scholarly publication landscape, Omeka, Scalar, Hypothes.is, THATCamp, the Digital Public Library of America, Wikipedia, grant-writing, and alternative careers for humanities PhDs.

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American Soldier transcribathon logo

V-E Day Transcribe-a-Thon at Virginia Tech: The American Soldier

May 8 2018
Event
Host an American Soldier transcribathon at your organization or come to ours! The American Soldier Collaborative Digital Archive [ Zooniverse Project Link ] is a project to make broadly available a remarkable collection of written reflections on war and the armed forces by American soldiers who...
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Athenaeum
Blacksburg, VA 24061
United States
THATCamp Jewish Studies, Boston, MA, Sunday 12/15

THATCamp Jewish Studies, Boston, MA, Sunday 12/15

December 15 2013
Event
If you’re a scholar or student of Jewish Studies who is working with technology or who would like to learn more about how technology can support your scholarship and/or teaching, come to the second THATCamp Jewish Studies in Boston, MA from 9am-12:30pm on Sunday, December 15, 2013 , sponsored by...
39 Dalton St
Boston, MA 02199
United States
THATCamp CHNM 2013, June 7-8, 2013, Fairfax, VA

THATCamp CHNM 2013, June 7-8, 2013, Fairfax, VA

June 7 2013 to June 8 2013
Event
The Hu m anities and Technology Camp is a free, open unconference where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. Since its founding at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University in 2008, more than...
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

Upcoming THATCamps and THATCamp deadlines

Call for Papers
Here's a summary of upcoming THATCamps and THATCamp deadlines. THATCamp, as you may know, stands for The Technology And Humanities Camp, and there's plenty of information at http://thatcamp.org . If you'd let people in your discipline, organization, or geographic area know about particular...
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Project Manager, Planning Grant, Drexel University

Jobs and Fellowships
More information about this position and project are available at http://archives.drexelmed.edu/ip_home.php The Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center is seeking a Project Manager for the Legacy Center Interpretive Planning Project. The Project Manager is responsible for executing a...
United Kingdom

THATCamp London (deadline extended to 1 June)

Event
THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is a user-generated “unconference” on digital humanities developed by the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University. THATCamp London will take place 6-7 July, 2010 , just before the Digital Humanities conference on 7-10 July —...
United Kingdom

Applications due 3/15 for THATcamp

Call for Papers
The Humanities and Technology Camp, better known as THATcamp, will be held for the third time on May 22-23, 2010 . THATCamp is a user-generated unconference on digital humanities organized and hosted by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University . Deadline for applications is...
United Kingdom
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