A Literary Scholar Infiltrates the American Historical Association’s 134th Annual Meeting

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我登陆我的角色,数字人文科学专家,大风,因为我的学术背景是植根于各种学术方法的。金宝搏彩票金宝搏彩票我赢得了博士学位。在西班牙语言和来自西班牙和葡萄牙的加州大学文学系,洛杉矶分校(UCLA)。在我在加州大学洛杉矶分校的时候,我还获得了毕业证在数字人文科学,并在中心的数字人文(现在称为人文科技,或HumTech),在那里我参与设计工作,管理和促进数字的研究和教学项目。我的研究探讨了在文本表示哀悼的做法和视觉媒体关于从西班牙内战(1936-1939)和佛朗哥独裁统治(1939年至1975年)冢掘出的仪式性方面。驱动我的研究的跨学科性让我参加各种各样的会议,研讨会,和座谈会,包括即将推出American Historical Association(AHA)134thAnnual Meetingin New York City from January 3 through January 6.

Founded in 1884, the organization boasts a membership of over 12,000 and brings together historians from geographically, topically, and chronologically diverse backgrounds. The meeting draws thousands of attendees, with more than 300 sessions, events, and cultural excursions over four days. The annual gathering is a hub of scholarship, providing opportunities for career development and resources for educators. As a literary scholar, I am somewhat of an outsider (I am not a trained historian nor do I play one on TV) but will bring my unique perspective to a panel focused on publishing digital humanities articles in a historical journal.

2018年十二月,Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies出版了一数字人文特刊。这个问题包括八篇文章,范围重点从中世纪到当代和来自伊比利亚半岛大西洋世界。我们在AHA会议实验性会议汇集了一些问题的投稿作者,编辑和审稿人讨论我们的经验编写,审查,并发表有关的历史杂志的数字人文。

The session will be organized as a Q&A led by the special issue’s co-editor, Andrea Davis (Arkansas State University). Kathryn Tomasek (Wheaton College Massachusetts) and Kelsey Corlett-Rivera (University of Maryland) will answer questions related to their roles as “blind” peer reviewers. Clayton McCarl (University of North Florida) will reflect on how the process of peer review led him to articulate an alternative vision of scholarly identities in the digital age. Roger L. Martínez-Dávila, Ph.D. (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) and Rachael Ball (University of Alaska) will discuss their respective experiences coauthoring articles with colleagues and students. Foster Chamberlin (Boğaziçi University) will focus on the challenges of writing about an alternative form of scholarly communication in an academic journal, and I will examine interdisciplinarity from my perspective as a literary scholar contributing to a historical journal. This format will leave 30 minutes for open Q&A at the end of the session, when we hope audience members will ask questions related to the opportunities and challenges of writing, reviewing, and publishing about the digital humanities.

I’m excited to contribute to such an established conference and hope to soak up as much as I can from the jam-packed程序


Meet the Author

温迪佩拉库尔茨, PhD, is a Digital Humanities Specialist at Gale where she assists in the evolution of Gale’s Digital Scholarship Program, including the support and development of Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab. She is also a lecturer in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles.