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Mar 01 2013

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

  • Digital Scholarship Lab
  • Based at the University of Richmond, the Digital Scholarship Lab develops “innovative digital humanities projects that contribute to research and teaching at and beyond the University of Richmond.” On the website, visitors can learn about ongoing projects, publications, and the Lab’s team of dedicated professionals. The Projects section is quite remarkable, as it contains seven unique projects, including Visualizing Emancipation, Hidden Patterns of the Civil War, and Mining the Dispatch. This last project is fantastic, exploring “the dramatic and often traumatic changes in the social and political life of Civil War Richmond” through the articles of the Richmond Daily Dispatch. There are also several Mini-Projects, which include a meditati on on Pac-Man and the fascinating Americans in Paris. The Publications and Presentations area includes links to presentations given by staff members, along with commentaries and the like. The site is rounded out by the News area and an About area which provides details on the staff.

  • NOAA: Images, Visualizing Data, Marine Geology & Geophysics Division
  • The National Geophysical Data Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has a wide range of educational materials designed for oceanographers, private industry partners, and a range of other users. This particular corner of the site brings together dozens of resources that deal with seafloor topography, sediment thickness, natural hazards, and unique animated dives to ocean floor features. This last collection is quite remarkable, as it allows visitors to dive into the Mariana and Puerto Rico Trenches in a way that would be impossible without some rather expensive equipment. Moving along, t he Crustal Age of the Ocean Floor area is an absolute wonder, featuring high-quality images of the earth’s tectonic plates. Additionally, the Globes and Global Relief Images area includes short videos of rotating relief globes, along with a very cool global relief origami piece that can be printed out as a type of decoration or class project. The site is rounded out by a link to the Natural Hazards Image Database, which contains thousands of photographs documenting the effects of earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 19, Number 8, February 22, 2013]

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Jun 12 2012

HERA: Humanities in the European Research Area

In 2002, funding from the Netherlands, Denmark, and Ireland spurred the creation of the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA). By 2005, the organization had defined its mission as a “network of national funding agencies and the European Science Foundation…committed to leading and developing funding opportunities for humanities researchers in Europe…and sharing management practices and outcomes.”

Visitors can find a list of the member countries under the Network of Funders tab. Visitors interested in
learning what topics of humanities research have been aided by HERA should check out the News tab on the menu near the top of any page. There visitors will find Research Policy News, Research News, and Newsfeeds. Some newsfeeds of note here include International Conference on Translating E-Literature, Radio Show on Vienna Housing, and Memory Work and Civil Society.

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Apr 16 2012

American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities

The American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities is an international platform for Social Scientists, Bioethical Scholars, Medical Professionals, Scholars in Humanities and Professors involved in all kinds of Research to publish their research findings.

American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet.

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Apr 16 2012

Research on Humanities and Social Sciences

Research on Humanities and Social Sciences is a peer reviewed journal published by IISTE. The journal publishes original papers at the forefront of humanities and social Sciences issues.
It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet.

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Apr 10 2012

Asia-Pacific Science and Culture Journal (APSCJ)

Asia-Pacific Science and Culture Journal (APSCJ) is a peer-reviewed international academic journal, published monthly by the Institute of Electronic & Information Technology, focusing on humanities and social sciences, especially Asia-Pacific culture studies. It provides a high profile, leading edge forum for contributions from all fields which have relevant and insightful comments to make about the humanities and social sciences.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Feb 13 2012

Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory

What exactly is a “Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory” (HASTAC)? It is a “consortium of humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists, and engineers committed to new forms of collaboration across communities and disciplines fostered by creative uses of technology.” Anyone is welcome to join HASTAC after registering on the website, and then they will be able to share their work and ideas with others in the community. There is a wide range of topics floating through the virtual ether here, and a good way to get started is by looking at the ”Conversations” area. Here visitors will find featured blog posts, recent content updates (like a piece titled “How to Distract Your Kid Into Paying Attention), and information about job opportunities. New visitors should also look over Cathy Davidson’s blog, as she has some great observations on a wide range of subjects, including the digital divide, humanities scholarship, and other matters.

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Feb 06 2012


The focus of this unique site is on “teaching and learning at the intersection of the ARTS, humanities, and the STEM disciplines.” The ARTStem partnership was designed to bring together faculty from the University of North Carolina and public school educators to explore the relationship between learning and teaching in the arts and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Over the past several years, the ARTStem group has had an annual conference and their website provides some great videos from these proceedings, such as “Using Improv Theater To Help Scientists Learn to Communicate” and “Science as Story”. Visitors can also explore one of the ten topical areas near the top of the homepage. They include “Creativity”, “Dance”, “Design”, and “Math”. On the right-hand side of the page, visitors will find the appropriately titled “Good Related Readin’” section and a clutch of related websites which explore the intersection of art and science.

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Jan 19 2012

International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities (IRSSH)

International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities (IRSSH) is an international journal covering all aspects relating to Social Sciences and Humanities.

However their emphasis will be in the fields of Economics, History, Political Science, Social work, Sociology, Education, Fine Arts and Philosophy.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Nov 21 2011

Dandelion: Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network

Dandelion is an interdisciplinary journal supporting a range of postgraduate research from across the arts and humanities.

With a bi-annual publication rate and occasional themed issues, Dandelion gathers articles, reviews, features and creative content from postgraduate researchers and early career academics around the country.

The Dandelion journal offers a good opportunity for PGRs to publish ongoing research, as emergent ideas in shorter pieces, collaborative material and the portions of research which reflect excellent work yet sit adjacent to the larger structure of a thesis.

Their editorial ethos is therefore one of supporting new ideas within a postgraduate arts community. As such the Dandelion journal runs in tandem with the Dandelion network: a dynamic, online ‘hub’ linking outwards to a wide range of events, groups, and debates.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Nov 10 2011

Academic Video Online: VAST Package on Trial

VAST is a package of video collections, accessible through the new Academic Video Online cross-search.   VAST is growing steadily and will include access to 20,000 videos in 2013; A trial has been set up for the database. To access, please go to http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cgi-bin/trial/index.cgi . The trial will expire on 30th November 2011.

Right now you can view content from the following 21 individual discipline collections.

  1. American History in Video
  2. Art and Architecture in Video Online
  3. Area Studies Video Online
  4. Business and Economics Video Online
  5. Counseling and Therapy in Video
  6. Criminal Justice and Law in Video
  7. Dance in Video
  8. Education in Video
  9. Ethnographic Video Online
  10. Ethnic Studies Video Online
  11. Health and Healthcare in Video
  12. Humanities Video Online
  13. Opera in Video
  14. Politics and Current Affairs Video Online
  15. Philosophy and Religious Studies in Video
  16. Psychology Video Online
  17. Science Video Online
  18. Theatre in Video
  19. Women’s and Gender Studies Video Online
  20. World History in Video
  21. World Languages and Literature in Video 

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