Category Archives: Information Management

History of the Renaissance Book at UCLA

The California Rare Book School is organizing a course on History of the Renaissance Book, which will be held at UCLA on 15-19 August 2022. The course description states: “This course will serve as a comprehensive introduction to the history … Continue reading

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Politics and News Media in the United States

All news reports adopt positions that are essentially political in nature (whether consciously or unconsciously), by presenting social issues through their selection of interview subjects, quotes, framing, interpretation, and commentary. Political philosophies and positions (not necessarily aligned with political parties) … Continue reading

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RSA Digital Days of Learning

The Renaissance Society of America is once again organizing its Digital Days of Learning workshops. These workshops offer introductions to Digital Humanities tools and techniques for students and scholars working in the field of Renaissance Studies. I have participated in … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities and Renaissance Letter-Writing

Renaissance letter-writing is being re-examined using Digital Humanities tools to explore letterlocking techniques of securing correspondence. The New York Times explains: “To safeguard the most important royal correspondence against snoops and spies in the 16th century, writers employed a complicated … Continue reading

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NEH Summer Seminar on Reformation Printing

The Ohio State University will be hosting a NEH Summer Seminar on Printing and the Book during the Reformation: 1450-1650, during Summer 2022. This seminar is a great opportunity for university professors and independent researchers interested in the Reformation, print … Continue reading

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Archivist Job Openings with the National Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration has 35 archivist job openings at their location in Spanish Lake, MO. The job announcement indicates: “This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. The purpose of this position is to … Continue reading

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Archives Technician Job Opening

The National Archives is currently advertising an Archives Technician position in the Midwest. Undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates in History at Northern Illinois University may be interested in applying for this position. The position announcement from the National … Continue reading

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New Digital Humanities Techniques Open Locked Letters

Early modern writers sometimes employed letterlocking in order to close letters securely using complex practices of folding, cutting, inserting tabs, and sewing. The New York Times reports: “In an era before sealed envelopes, this technique, now called letterlocking, was as … Continue reading

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The World in the Book: 1300-1800

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is offering an undergraduate seminar on The World in the Book: 1300-1800 in Fall 2021. Northern Illinois University undergraduate students interested in medieval, renaissance, and early modern studies are encouraged to … Continue reading

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Instant History: Archiving Political Slogans and Symbols

Historians and museum curators are already hard at work preserving the history of the Storming of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on 6 January 2021. “A sign that reads, ‘Off with their heads — stop the steal’ and a small … Continue reading

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