Paradigm change in data publication for the #humanities: from plain printed text to automated knowledge discovery and #ai. Eero Hyvönen is presenting „Plenary Speeches of the Parliament in #finland as #linkedopendata and data services“ at the #text2kg workshop at #eswc2023
Hilarious to me that all the #congressh official talks on using online research tools for #humanities research of the imapcts thereof are ... in person. And not available on demand afterwards. Who organized this.
Returning the study of the #humanities to bohemian weirdos, from whence it came, or, watching the humanities falter when we need them the most. #highereducation https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/27/opinion/english-humanities-ai.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare
A strong #NewYorkTimes opinion piece by Maureen Dowd “We can’t deal with artificial intelligence unless we cultivate and educate the non-artificial intelligence that we already possess.” #AI #artificial #intelligence #humanities #SupportHumanities https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/27/opinion/english-humanities-ai.html
Is the era of reading long things as a way of understanding the world over? (He wrote, posting to social media)
Wir haben eine Personenliste vorliegen, in denen neben „Herr“ und „Mad.“ auch „Dem.“ als Anrede steht. Hat jemand eine Ahnung, wofür das Dem. Steht?
HERA and CHANSE call for proposals: Crisis – Perspectives from the Humanities
The SNSF is taking part in the joint #HERA and #CHANSE call on crises. Swiss-based researchers in the #humanities can apply to the call until 21 September 2023
There is a pernicious idea in American culture that if you’re not making money from something or doing it as your profession you shouldn’t be doing it. This is nonsense. Push back.
If you want to pursue #acting as a profession, yes it is difficult (I’ve been there and done that) but there are things you can do to help make that happen.
But remember, “amateur” is based on the word root for love. Do things you love, wherever you can.
@Popehat . And the case for #humanities in one quote. #bookstodon, #litstudies.
Yesssss one of my editing clients just got their manuscript accepted for publication at their preferred press!!! 🎉📚🤓
Late night reading and thinking.
“'I do not want to found anything on the incomprehensible,” Camus writes. “I want to know whether I can live with what I know and with that alone.'"
#books #humanities #philosophy
The new Index Librorum Prohibitorum comes for inaugural poet Oprah Winfrey.
#books #literacy #Humanities
Save the date!
#sfb1265 Fellow Jamie Hakim (King's College London) is giving a talk on:
"Safer Space and Queer Nightlife: The politics of vulnerability and control in 'post-neoliberal' London"
📍Floating University, Lilienthalstraße 32, Berlin
🗓️2nd of June, 6 pm
#UrbanTalks #habitatunit #saferspace #humanities
Excited for a book recommendation I got today, White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology.
Now if only I can find it at a reasonable price. The library system here is spotty.
#bookstodon #science #humanities
「 The number of students nationwide seeking four-year degrees in computer and information sciences and related fields shot up 34 percent from 2017 to 2022, to about 573,000, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The English-major head count fell 23 percent in that time, to about 113,000. History fell 12 percent, to about 77,000 」
#CompSci #Humanities #STEM
Seems like creatives is more protected than engineers to AI in the near futureIf AI is going to change the world.
@tomchivers looks at what we should teach the AI generation in Flagship Weekend.
The ferment of increasing numbers of tech/computer science majors and decline of #humanities / English & history majors is remaking the debate about the worth of a #college #university education #highereducation
Around 50% of #philosophy PhDs got permanent academic jobs in 2012. Guess the percentage for 2021. (Scroll for answer.)
Liberal arts education gives you tools for navigating humanity as a free person who can create and experience happiness and meaning. It grants you participation in a larger world, makes you a sharer not a taker.
#humanities #liberalarts #academia #bookstodon #writing #books
"But for me, I am here now to say, all my life, books have been experiences, no less than human encounters, and greater than most.
"What is a book as an experience? Something that alters you, like a memory, a love, a loss, a fulfillment or a failure, a yearning that forever leaves its mark."
#books #humanities #creativewriting #literature
RT @EP_ScienceTech: What do #VideoGames & #SocialSciences have in common? What about #art & computational analysis?
👉Crossing #digital tech with the study of #humanities has become a field of #research: #DigitalHumanities
@ijabs @ttasovac @LU_LFMI @merpeltje @knawhuc https://t.co/L9pZAWe5hk
Who killed the humanities?
"It does not surprise me that students who were drilled in achieving quantifiable results struggle with other kinds. ... It also does not surprise me that students trained to value only measurable results, and not nurtured in other ways of spending their time and mental energy, suffer from unprecedented levels of anxiety and depression."
Doing writing this summer on the tails of research and conversations this last semester on political theology and internet-fractured culture zones.
We'll see if it goes anywhere, but hope to get it published in a teaching journal, perhaps something #CommunityCollege and #humanities-focused.
Regardless, it'll be good to write personally, in terms of #cPTSD therapy as well as my own #pedagogy
Gister gekozen als de nieuwe Wetenschappelijk secretaris voor de geestes- en maatschappijwetenschappen van de Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen, https://khmw.nl/, #KHMW, opgericht in 1752. Een grote eer en verantwoordelijkheid.
Yesterday I was elected as the new academic secretary for the humanities and social sciences of the Royal Holland Society for the #Humanities and #Sciences, founded in 1752. A great legacy, an honor and a responsibility.
> Babies never claim something doesn't exist.
Had a student clown on #Descartes on the Finals via graph.
The #MECAM invites applications for 3 long-term fellowships for #PostDoc researchers in the #humanities and #SocialSciences to work in “Imagining Futures: Dealing with Disparity”, #research project by #GIGA and partners, September 2023 to August 2026.
👀 ACLS, the American Council of Learned Societies, and Arcadia launch the
ACLS Open Access Book Prize + Arcadia Open Access Publishing Award
"The ACLS Open Access Book Prize for authors and the Arcadia Open Access Publishing Award aim to expand free and open access to scholarly books in the humanities. The awards are made possible by a generous grant from Arcadia."
#OAbooks #openaccess #openscholarship #hss #humanities
"In its initial competition, the first-of-its-kind $20,000 ACLS Open Access Book Prize, among the largest for scholarly books, will be awarded to two authors of open access monographs published between 2017 and 2022. The publishers of the winning titles will receive the Arcadia Open Access Publishing Award in the amount of $30,000 to support forthcoming books that would not otherwise be published open access."
The exciting bit was that we were able to evaluate in user studies how #humanities students would interact with the tool in a form of computer augmented reading. We then wrote "Not-so-distant reading: A dynamic network approach to literature" https://doi.org/10.1515/itit-2017-0023 3/n
special issue out on #creativity from a #humanities perspective https://tinyurl.com/bdzdxvr4 with Kiene Brillenburg Wurth and @nannaverhoeff
Presenting DATELINE, a new free template for history #teachers (and anybody else). https://bluebook.life/2023/05/06/dateline-a-powerpoint-template-for-humanities-and-social-science/ #histodons #HistoryTeaching #humanities #SocialStudies #SocialScience
#Students stage a sleep-in to save anthropology #library at #University of California, Berkeley; #faculty are impressed but administration won’t budge as sciences overtake #humanities. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/02/us/anthropology-library-berkeley.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare
A big shout out and thank you to @etothczifra for enlightening us today at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam about fair data in the Arts and humanities! We could not have wished for any more knowledgable presence in the room 💪🙏#fair #data #humanities #dariah #openscience #Fachhochschule #FediCampus
Work in progress: Samples of the TV-news-inspired #PowerPoint template I'm developing for #humanities and #SocialScience #teaching. Meant to encourage the use of images and discourage wordiness and reading-aloud of slides. ... Is this anything?
Glad to be sharing next week's #materia symposium with this great line-up of scholars! #academia #materialism #culture #science #humanities #art #film
Related to my project/job search (https://glammr.us/@steamworkgroup/110237159782682144), I'd love to help an organization with the kind of work in this grant from NEH.
Due date June 28, up to $25k.
There's a lot of solid, equity-focused front-end eval that could be done with that!
I am rooting for the UC-Berkeley students who are occupying the anthro library there to try to save it from being dismantled: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/02/us/anthropology-library-berkeley.html?unlocked_article_code=SS5z6-6m_NJB_cemv_XTY6zMEYGB-8C7fJ4rPJv2PazTyj4E8aX3bmzT5cQFk0GhOYMWQgID0JxgDiWYAeiRqCw63FU_hg8G4NiygdST4MPmdYJExxK-AwTjjy6R48BVkjMzGG-
"For the student occupiers, the fight is as much a battle over a library as it is over humanities and social sciences in an age when the world is obsessed with technology and seems eager to replace the physical world with virtual experiences driven by A.I."
So today found out Patti Smith has a newsletter. And one of her recent posts commemorates Jean Genet - subject of my doctoral thesis nearly 20 (!) years ago. A sudden homesickness for library stacks, dog-eared copies of Folio Classiques, the incredible privilege of an Arts & Humanities education in the early 00s.
I've worked out Mastodon a bit better and moved over to @mastodonbooks.net so new #introduction is in order.
I am a #queer #anarchist and a euroamerican living and writing on stolen land. My field is #science and #medical #freelancing and I am a #Humanities exile. I write almost as much as I travel: that is, a lot.
Why am I here? I want to promote my collective, Grinning Kitten Press; find readers; get book recs; and talk politics and organizing and nonsense with other random weirdos. 🏴
Medicine Unboxed:Matter - One of a series of events to better understand #Medicine through the #Arts and #Humanities. Asking questions of #Medicine and #Society, and of their shared responsibility of care in the world.
Hcommons.social is a Hometown Mastodon server for humanities scholars and practitioners:
People from all around the world are welcome to join. If you want more info, contact their admin at @hello
You can find more academic Fediverse servers listed at https://fedi.garden/tag/academic
#FeaturedServer #Academic #Humanities #Hometown #HometownMastodon #Fediverse
Excellent critique, from an English department chair, of US higher ed’s suicidal justifications for diverting resources away from the humanities.
So much resonates with my experiences chairing an arts-focused program over the past 8 years.
The Center for Open Science is hosting a webinar on @FORRT on Wednesday, July 12, at 11am ET. Come learn about the various ways this group is advancing pedagogical reform towards the integration of open science principles into the prototypical courses across STEM, social-sciences, and the humanities, including diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.
#OpenScience #Metascience #BigTeamScience #BTS #Pedagogy #STEM #SocialScience #humanities
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS!
The time has finally come for me to put together a Neuroqueer Theory handbook.
I'm accepting chapter proposals from now through the end of May.
#neurodiversity #neuroqueer #neurodivergent #queer #writing #books #cfp #academia #opencall #creativity #genderqueer #culture #psychology #sociology #humanities
#Humanities #academics: would you expect a freestanding, full-length talk to be, by default:
This programme offering 4-year fully-funded PhD studentships to support Black British researchers has been established by philanthropic donations from University of Exeter alumni - you can read more about the donors here.
The aim of these scholarships is to help improve access and participation in PhD study for talented Black British students. Each studentship offers a comprehensive funding and support package designed to enable students to succeed in their PhD programme and beyond, including:
• 4 years of stipend funding at the UKRI rate (currently £17,668 for 2022/23)
• Funding for tuition fees the Home fee rate
• A research training support grant (to cover project costs; ranging from £2,000 minimum up to maximum of £10,000 for higher cost projects)
and more (see link)
:mastodance: ✊🏿 ✊🏾 ✊🏽
#AcademicChatter #AcademicMastodon #PhD #AcademicFunding
> I [,Elizabeth Wiel] found myself, one Saturday night, eating trout niçoise at the house of a friend who is a tech-industry veteran... he was saying if you build a machine with as many receptors as a human brain, you’ll probably get a human — or close enough, right? Why would that entity be less special?
Is the tech-industry full of people that serve as exhibits for the failure of the #humanities in education?
Maybe. Maybe democracy is failing because we don’t teach humanities well or more. Why can’t you teach critical thinking, what to value as part of practical disciplines?->
“Teaching the arts and #humanities well confers proficiencies such as good #writing and clear speaking. #CriticalThinking emerges—take nothing on authority, absorb but question traditions, conserve in order to reform….”
I actually wrote a blog post about this very topic back in 2021. The #Humanities matter. #Art matters. #Language matters.
Harvard prof James Engell makes important points about the value of humanities, and why saving them should be a priority for #highereducation.
"Humanists All: What is lost in the precipitous decline of the #arts and #humanities"
I've long thought that college undergrads should be required to combine a STEM major with an arts minor, or vice versa. A regimen of eclectic core courses isn't enough.
#highered #education #academia
I am studying #engineering, and we have compulsory #humanities and #philosophy modules to help develop our #ethics and actually thinking about products we develop. We later then had #law, #ethic modules, and #communication specific to engineering. They were frustrating at the time. But today, I can look back, and I am thankful.
to my eye, anxious bourgeois 'knowledge workers' with #humanities degrees appear, in general, to be **wildly** underestimating the impact and usefulness of early-stage #AI tools like #ChatGPT.
(yes, it's an early-stage tool--a glorified toy with some interesting RL use cases. late-stage AI tools will be indistinguishable from magic. but they won't be 'alive.')
When you were partying, I studied the [Pindar fragment 169a]. When you were having premarital sex, I mastered the [meanings of νόμος]. While you wasted your days at the gym in pursuit of vanity, I cultivated [a slight knowledge of Greek]. And now that the world is on fire and the barbarians are at the gate [asking for help with Herodotus] you have the audacity to come to me for help.
#philosophy #classics #history #poetry #research #humanities #greek #translation
#AI #humanities #literature #Spain #writers #FelixLopeDeVega
'Artificial intelligence (AI) technology used to transcribe anonymous historic works at Spain's National Library archives has uncovered a hidden gem -- a previously unknown play by one of the nation's greatest authors, Felix Lope de Vega.'
If you need a definition of the humanities, there's this from a bibliometric study of Web of Science: "The humanities and arts category is an arbitrary list of disciplines with low OA penetration."
#humanities #oa #bibliometrics
The JCBP stands firmly rooted in the study, practice, and pedagogy of consent-based performance practices,
with one foot planted in theory and scholarship,
and the other foot planted in public knowledge generation.
Because we work toward the dissolution of gatekeeping around information and artistic practice, we also publish all articles in online formats to facilitate accessibility.
#performance #theatre #Arts #Humanities #academia #publishing #consent
Today being an #IntimacyDirector and #Academic looked like editing articles for the upcoming issue of the Journal of Consent-Based Performance.
I was really good at promoting this young journal in my time on the bird site. Need to get better at doing so here.
So, hey! The JCBP is a peer reviewed journal published by the California State University library System and OJS, funded in part by Theatrical Intimacy Education.
#theatre #Arts #Humanities #academia #publishing #consent
“Refused,” “No longer here”: Last term my class sent a thank you note to the institutional address of a precariously-employed scholar who had delivered one of the most incredible guest lectures I’ve ever heard— a transformative presentation, outlining research at the very leading edge of the #environmental #humanities￼. This was in my box today. Higher education is desperately broken
Whether you're #newhere or settled in already, this may well be a gold mine to find high quality accounts to follow #academics on #Mastodon :
There are people from #archeology, #astronomy, #arts, #humanities, the list goes on and on... 🤓 🎉
AnOther: Elise By Olsen Delves Into the Extraordinary Print Archive of Vince Aletti
"In a new column for AnOther, Elise By Olsen speaks with Vince Aletti about his fabled collection of books and magazines, and why the future of print is “endangered but healthy”
#VinceAletti #AnOther #EliseByOlsen #AnOtherMagazine #Books #Bookstodon #Magazine #Periodicals #Art #Literature #Humanities #Academia