(Please excuse cross-posting, and help us get the word out about this opportunity for digital humanities software developers!)
We’re pleased to announce that applications are open for "Speaking in Code," a 2-day, NEH-funded symposium and summit to be held at the UVa Library Scholars’ Lab in Charlottesville, Virginia this November 4th and 5th.
"Speaking in Code" will bring together a small cohort of intermediate to advanced digital humanities software developers for two days of conversation and agenda-setting. Our goal will be to give voice to what is almost always tacitly expressed in DH development work: expert knowledge about the intellectual and interpretive dimensions of code-craft, and unspoken understandings about the relation of our labor and its products to ethics, scholarly method, and humanities theory.
Over the course of two days, participants will:
* reflect on and express, from developers’ own points of view, what is particular to the humanities and of scholarly significance in DH software development products and practices;
* and collaboratively devise an action-oriented agenda to bridge the gaps in critical vocabulary and discourse norms that can frequently distance creators of humanities platforms or tools from the scholars who use and critique them.
In addition to Scholars’ Lab staff (Jeremy Boggs, Wayne Graham, Eric Rochester, and Bethany Nowviskie), facilitators include Stephen Ramsay, William J. Turkel, Stéfan Sinclair, Hugh Cayless, and Tim Sherratt. A limited number of need-based travel bursaries are available to participants. The SLab particularly encourages and will prioritize participation of developers who are women, people of color, LGBTQ, or from other under-represented groups. See "You Are Welcome Here" for more info: http://codespeak.scholarslab.org/#inclusivity
This will be the first focused meeting to address the implications of tacit knowledge exchange in digital humanities software development. Visit the Speaking in Code website to register your interest! Apply by September 12th for best consideration.