Digital Humanities Seed Grants: Call for Proposals Deadline: March 1, 2017 Award: up to $2,000 Funding/Project Period: 2017-2018 The Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) invites proposals for seed grants to support digital humanities projects in research, teaching, and public outreach, in any discipline or area of the university. This funding cycle will be for projects conducted during the subsequent 12 months (i.e. April 1, 2017 – March 30, 2018). Rutgers DHI seed grants are designed to foster collaborative projects of all kinds, including: Textual analysis: digital editions; websites that invite linguistic, social, and historical analysis of texts; text aggregation sites; the development of tools forRead More →

[crossposted from] Presented by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey & The Vietnamese Nôm Preservation Foundation Friday – Saturday, September 23 & 24, 2016 Location: Alexander Library, Scholarly Communication Center Lecture Hall We are happy to announce an upcoming international and interdisciplinary symposium on Buddhist Literacy in Early Modern Northern Vietnam, to be held from 23-24 September, 2016. Catalyzed by the recent digitization of two textual collections held at the Thắng Nghiêm and Phổ Nhân Buddhist Temples in northern Vietnam, we propose to investigate the interaction of textual practices, publishing, and the transmission of literacy in interaction with Buddhism and the Buddhist institution.Read More →

The Revisualization of an Icon of European Literature: Petrarch’s Rerum vulgarium fragmenta H. Wayne Storey, Indiana University September 26, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Teleconference Lecture Hall, Room 403 Alexander Library, 169 College Avenue New Brunswick, NJ Since Giovanni Mestica’s 1896 critical edition until today, editions of Petrarch’s Rerum vulgarium fragmenta have relied heavily on features of Bembo’s two Aldine editions (1501 and 1514) while claiming adherence to the manuscript whose production the poet oversaw the last seven years of his life. Yet MS Vaticano Latino 3195 represents two very difference kinds of document that require two unique orientations for its interpretation. The new “rich-text” editionRead More →

A workshop on TEI and the construction of digital editions Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Alexander Library, room 413 Facilitators: Wayne Storey and Isabella Magni RSVP to Francesca Giannetti at While the compositional and historical complexities of Petrarch’s collection of lyric poems, the Rerum vulgarium fragmenta (1362-1374), seem to recommend crowding the page with the latest digital bells and whistles, the Petrarchive‘s operational philosophy for presenting the work’s intricate visual poetics is to keep the text clean and simple. Rather, behind each ‘page’ is a structural design that is carefully documented in the project’s wiki and implemented using the TextRead More →