Posts Tagged ‘digital humanities’


H-KY editors needed

In Alerts on March 10, 2016 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , ,

Celebrating Kentucky’s history and heritage is never more important than today. You can make a difference by joining the staff of H-Kentucky as a contributor and adding your unique perspective to the conversation. H-Kentucky has nearly 400 subscribers and reaches all levels of academia as well as heritage foundations and cultural organizations. Contributions of all types — recurring or on a one-time basis — are welcome.

H-Kentucky is hosted within the H-Net Commons which is ideally suited to publish multimedia projects such as podcasts, peer-reviewed photo or essay series, and image/document collections. We are also looking for H-Kentucky Review Editors to assign reviews of publications with a focus on Kentucky. With a sizable membership and the backing of the H-Net organization, H-Kentucky can crowdsource contributions beyond the limitations of the old listserv.

If you are interested in joining H-Kentucky’s volunteer team of editors, please email us at with a CV and cover letter attached. Please also indicate in your email if there is a specific project or topic you would like to focus on. Graduate students and recent PhDs are welcome to apply – this is a perfect way to provide valuable service to your field and a unique line to your CV.

In your cover letter, please state your reasons for wanting to become an H-Kentucky editor. Your cover letter must also incorporate an acknowledgement of your willingness to assume a two-year commitment and agreement to abide by H-Net’s constitution, bylaws and policies. For more information about the overall process about becoming an editor, visit the H-Net Editors page at

If you have any questions, please email Randolph Hollingsworth at



7 Rules for Public Humanists

In Spotlight on October 6, 2014 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , ,

Check out the blog post “Seven Rules for Public Humanists”.

Steven Lubar - Twitter Avatar

Steven Lubar’s avatar on Twitter

by Steven Lubar, Department of American Studies, Brown University via On Public Humanities.

“If we want the humanities to be more than academic—if we want them to make a difference in the world—we need to change the way we work. We need to rethink some of the traditional assumptions of the humanities. I suggest here seven rules of thumb for doing public humanities. …”

  1. It’s not about you
  2. Be a facilitator and translator as well as an expert
  3. Scholarship starts with public engagement
  4. Communities define community
  5. Collaborate with artists
  6. Think Digital
  7. Humanists need practical skills


Immigrants in Coal Fields

Pine Mountain view

“Pine Mountain view”, Ann Wallace Shropshire Photographic Collection, 79PA110, Special Collections, University of Kentucky

One of the sessions at the upcoming KATH Annual Meeting, October 18th, is “Immigrants in the Coal Fields,” a Digital Humanities Project by Heidi Taylor-Caudill and Whitney Hays. The session will be led by Stacie Williams who is the Learning Lab Manager at UK’s Special Collections Research Center. She is accompanied by Heidi Taylor-Caudill, currently a graduate student teaching for the UK College of Communication & Information, who was the UK Collections Intern working on the project.

Heidi Taylor-Caudill

Heidi Taylor-Caudill

Stacie Williams

Stacie Williams

This presentation explores how the convergence of journalism-based content management systems (CMS) and archival resources combine to create a unique and interactive tool for discovering history. Taylor-Caudill, one of the UK graduate students who worked on the project, will share best practices, including perspectives on how they used it for teaching and how they instructed students on using the CMS. Williams, one of the managers of the project, will discuss challenges and suggestions for using the interactive platform and  applications for creating curriculum for various grades through the undergraduate level.

Sign up for the KATH Annual Meeting today! Use our online registration form or contact Dr. Alana Cain Scott at Morehead State University directly. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Posted September 15, 2014 by Randolph Hollingsworth

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