Showcase Date: February 12, 2016
Submissions for Presentations Due: January 10, 2016
Hosted by GW Digital Humanities Institute and GW Libraries
Are you launching a Digital Humanities (DH) project and figuring out the next steps? Do you want to meet other people at GW who are interested in how the arts and humanities interact with digital media?
We invite members of the GW community to join the second annual DH Showcase at Gelman Library. Each person (or team) will present a DH project or endeavor (in any stage of its production). This event will provide a venue to introduce your project to other people and receive feedback or advice while also making connections with people across the GW community who might share similar interests. We hope that new conversations will open up about methods, tools, challenges, questions, and possibilities arising across projects.
Our definition of DH is broad and can entail anything from a database or tool to a blog or creative work, and we welcome presentations integrating online media or digital cultures into teaching in (or beyond) the space of the classroom.
If you are interested in taking part in this event, please contact Prof. Jonathan Hsy (Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Institute) with your name, email, affiliation/title, and title of project(s). A one-paragraph blurb about your project is welcome but not required.
On Thursday, December 3, Fenwick Library Wings B & C will be closed for Fire Safety Testing from 10:00 p.m. to Midnight.
- Wing A will remain open
- No access to the stacks or Fenwick Study Rooms in Wings B & C from 10:00 p.m. to Midnight.
- Please use Gateway Library for group study
For more information about the move into the Fenwick Library Addition, visit fenwickfocus.gmu.edu
You've shopped on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but now it is #GivingTuesday, a chance to give back to your community. We invite you to make a gift that will impact every single student at GWU by giving to GW Libraries. Whether it is providing scholarly resources for research, making unique special collections accessible or offering a comfy chair in which to study, the Libraries support every student.
When you give to GW on #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back no matter where you choose to direct your support, you give the gift of education.
Give to GW here: http://go.gwu.edu/give2education
Arlington Campus Library is hosting a trial session of a graduate writing group on Friday, December 4, 9:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Modeled on the popular Friday writing group on the Fairfax Campus, the Arlington Graduate Writing Group is designed for all Mason PhD and Masters students from all disciplines who seek group accountability as well as a quiet space to write. Students should bring their coffee, laptop, a set of goals, and a commitment to arrive on time and stay for the entire session. The group will begin with a short conversation about goals, and end with a short wrap-up on accomplishments. The remaining time is dedicated to writing. Learn more about it!
By registering for this event, you are committing to:
- Arrive on time at 9:30 a.m. and to stay for the session’s duration until 1:00 p.m.
- Turn off access to Facebook, online games, and other computer/online-based distractions during writing time
- Minimize phone distractions by limiting texting and phone calls to scheduled break times
- Contribute to a supportive writing community among fellow participants
- Register Now!
Helen McManus, Public Policy, Government & International Affairs Librarian, will coordinate the December session. The library is planning to hold a weekly Arlington writing group beginning in January 2016.
Yearbooks from GW and the Mount Vernon College and Seminary are now available online on archive.org. You can browse approximately 100 years of yearbooks for GW (1908 - 2009) and almost 90 years for Mount Vernon (1911 - 1998).
Scanning these yearbooks and making them available and accessible online is an on-going project of the GW Libraries' Special Collections Research Center and the University Archives. We will be adding additional yearbooks over time.