Digital Scholarship

I’m always more than happy to consult, conspire, or collaborate on projects. The best way to find me is on Twitter @jimccasey1.

 

PROJECTS & COLLABORATIONS

The Colored Conventions Project, Co-founder, 2012-present.

2016-2017 NEH Office of Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Award (Level II)
2015 MLA Prize for a Bibliography, Archive, or Digital Project
2016, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Award for Best Electronic Reference

Among many others, my major areas of focus include leading development and maintenance of Transcribe Minutes, digital collections, and a forthcoming database. I post early versions of experiments with maps and graphs about the Colored Conventions over here.

Coverage in New York TimesSlate, Delaware Public Media (see add’l press & notices)

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Women and People of Color, Organizer, April 2014 bit.ly/UDWiki

Earned the “The Wikimedia DC Outstanding New Event Award”

ENAP | Editorial Networks of the Antebellum African American Press, 2015-present.

Diet Digital Humanities Reading Group, Organizer 2015-2016.

I was interviewed about using ESRI’s fantastic StoryMaps in the classroom.

 

INVITED TALKS & WORKSHOPS

2017 “Black Publics in the Humanities: Critical and Collaborative DH Projects,” Humanities Learning and Teaching (HILT), Austin, TX. June 5-9, 2017.

2016 “To Organize, Organize, ORGANIZE: the Colored Conventions, Then and Now,” Digital Dialogues, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), University of Maryland, 2016.

2016 “Restoring the Social Justice Narrative to the Colored Conventions Movement,” Speaker, NEH ODH Summer Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities: “Space and Place in Africana/Black Studies,” Purdue University, 2016.

 

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Invited Participant, Humanities Data Visualization, workshop, Georgia Tech, March 2016.

Tuition Scholarship, “Network Analysis and Visualization.” Humanities Intensive Learning and Training, MITH, University of Maryland, Summer, 2014.

Tuition Scholarship, “Digital Humanities Databases.” Digital Humanities Summer Institute, June 2013.

Guest Editor, Digital Humanities Now, January 2013 and January 2014.

Fellow, Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) 2012-13.

 

SELECTED INVITED TALKS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

“Problem Based Learning and Digital Mapping.” Winter Faculty Institute. 2015.

“Digital Humanities and Library Partnerships,” Library Staff Association. 2014.

“Online Curriculum & Digital History,” Interdisciplinary Sciences & Engineering Lab Series. 2014.

 

VARYING TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

Omeka, Neatline, Scripto, MediaWiki, Gephi, OpenRefine, WordPress, StoryMaps, enough basic Javascript for Leaflet and D3.