Praxis is about people: reflections after the launch

When I initially drafted the Ivanhoe launch announcement, my goal was to make it communicate in as concise a fashion as possible what Ivanhoe was and where people could download it and learn more.  I completely forgot that Ivanhoe has been as much about us, the Praxis Fellows, and our learning, as about software development. …. Continue reading “Praxis is about people: reflections after the launch”.

Praxis Program Panel: “Reading Digitally with Prism and Ivanhoe”

On April 4 at 4:30 PM in the Scholars’ Lab, members of current and previous Praxis cohorts will give a presentation on how their projects, Prism and Ivanhoe, can inform textual study and reading in a digital environment.  The presentation will also feature demonstrations of both projects. Presenters include: Scott Bailey (Religious Studies, Praxis ’13-14)…. Continue reading “Praxis Program Panel: “Reading Digitally with Prism and Ivanhoe””.

An Ivanhoe Design Idea

So last week Francesca and I each pitched design for our informational website. While the bulk of our pitches focused on the look of the website, I formulated my website design (ps, as this was just a mock up it isn’t cross browser tested, sorry) to be as transferable as possible (or desired).  Had we gone…. Continue reading “An Ivanhoe Design Idea”.

On Stemmatics

So this is a git network graph. Specifically, it is the network graph for Ivanhoe from c. 20 February to 1 March. The blue line is our Develop branch and the various branches are features, projects, etc. The first little pink dot is my first branch.  While programming development is far from complete, I forked…. Continue reading “On Stemmatics”.

Now available: Report and data from SCI’s survey on career prep and graduate education

[Cross-posted at my personal website] I am delighted to announce the release of a report, executive summary, data, and slides from the Scholarly Communication Institute’s recent study investigating perceptions of career preparation provided by humanities graduate programs. The study focused on people with advanced degrees in the humanities who have pursued alternative academic careers. Everything…. Continue reading “Now available: Report and data from SCI’s survey on career prep and graduate education”.

Humanities Unbound: Careers & Scholarship Beyond the Tenure Track

[Cross-posted from my personal site.] I’ve had the privilege of talking about graduate education reform and career preparation for humanities scholars at several universities this spring, including Stanford, NYU, and the University of Delaware. I’ve adapted the following from those presentations. The full dataset from the study that I discuss will be available later this…. Continue reading “Humanities Unbound: Careers & Scholarship Beyond the Tenure Track”.

Are you our new Head of Graduate Programs?

We are delighted to announce an exciting job opportunity here at the Scholars’ Lab as the Head of Graduate Programs, which includes both the Praxis Program and the Graduate Fellows in Digital Humanities program. Read on for more details! Head of Graduate Programs The University of Virginia Library seeks an experienced, versatile digital scholar and…. Continue reading “Are you our new Head of Graduate Programs?”.

Announcing Prism!

We are pleased to announce the official beta release of Prism, a tool for collecting and visualizing crowd-sourced interpretations of texts. In case you are new to this blog, you should know that Prism is the practicum project of the first cohort of Praxis Program Fellows at the University of Virginia Scholars’ Lab. Six of…. Continue reading “Announcing Prism!”.

The end of the beginning

Graduate study in the humanities can be a lonely business. Enter my knight in shining armor, commonly referred to around these parts as the Praxis Program. I think I’ve shared with you all before that I jumped at the call for applicants to the soon-to-become Praxis Program last summer specifically because the invitation promised that…. Continue reading “The end of the beginning”.

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