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Photo of the Week: ‘Laying low the mighty redwood’

This stunning panoramic shot of redwood tree harvesting in Humboldt County, California illustrates just how thoroughly ideas about ecology and conservation have changed since the turn of the twentieth century. This image may have represented the boldest and brightest future for American industry at one time; today it is enough to make the most apathetic […]

Photo of the Week: Daguerreotype of the Adams Family

October, with all its Halloween fun, has taken over NINES HQ this week. Our photo comes from the Library of Congress Daguerreotype Collection, and shows the Adams Family (no, not that Addams Family!) in 1846.

It’s [A]live!: Introducing the Early American Foreign Service Database

This post is written by Jean Bauer, a 2009-2010 NINES Graduate Fellow. It is with great pleasure, and no small amount of trepidation, that I announce the launch of the Early American Foreign Service Database (EAFSD to its friends).  While the EAFSD has been designed as an independent, secondary source publication, it also exists symbiotically […]

NEH Summer Institute: Evaluating Digital Scholarship

Call for Proposals & Participants NINES / NEH Summer Institute: Evaluating Digital Scholarship May 30 – June 3, 2011 University of Virginia Hosted by NINES How does the profession of literary studies evaluate and grant credit for born-digital scholarship?  What are the intellectual stakes of such work, and how might we better understand the changing […]

Photo of the Week: Yosemite Valley

From the Lawrence & Houseworth Collection at the Library of Congress, this image shows “The Cap of Liberty, 4,000 feet above Yo-Semite Valley and Nevada Fall, 700 feet high, Mariposa County.” This image was published in 1866, two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the bill that set aside Yosemite Valley and the nearby Mariposa […]

Photo of the Week: Suffragettes in New York

This photo of the week depicts suffragettes in New York on parade, holding umbrellas with slogans to make their case.  Check out this experimental set of photos from the George Grantham Baines collection to see this and other equally interesting images.

NINES Scholarships available for DHSI

***Edited, 10/11/2010  to correct DHSI tuition rates. The Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, and preservation in different disciplines. As a sponsor for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) 2011, NINES is […]