The Dresher Center for the Humanities and the Language, Literacy, & Culture program invite you to save the date for a workshop led by Fred Moody on the future of scholarly publishing:
Date: June 14
Time: 3-5:30PM Lght refreshments will be served
Place: Rm. 422 ACIV-A Wing (LLC conference room)
RSVP by June 11 (see below for details)
Please join us for a workshop led by Fred Moody on “Anvil: NITLE’s
(The National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education’s) New
Tool and Platform for Scholarly Digital Publication.”
On Thursday, June 14, we welcome Fred Moody from the National
Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) to discuss
Anvil, a platform for digital humanists to publish nontraditional
scholarly work under the auspices of traditional outlets such as
Mr. Moody is program officer for libraries and scholarly communication
at NITLE and previously served as Editor-in-Chief of Rice University
Press. His books include I Sing the Body Electronic: A Year with
Microsoft on the Multimedia Frontier and The Visionary Position.
The event is sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities and
the Language, Literacy, & Culture doctoral program.
The workshop will be held June 14, 3- 5:30 PM at the LLC Conference
Room, Rm. #422 ACIV-A Wing.
Please RSVP to Mary Welsh <email@example.com> (at the Dresher Center) at
the latest by June 11th. Thanks!
Rebecca Boehling, professor of history and director of the Dresher Center for the Humanities, has been named the next Director of the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen, Germany. The ITS serves victims of Nazi persecutions and their families by documenting their fate through the archives it manages.
Boehling was appointed unanimously by the eleven-member state International Commission, which supervises the work of the ITS, at its annual meeting in Paris last week. She will take a leave of absence from UMBC and begin her directorship on January 1, 2013.
Boehling is an expert in the history of the Holocaust, World War II and the early postwar period in Germany. She served for several years on the Historical Advisory Panel to the U.S. Government’s Interagency Working Group for the Implementation of the 1998 Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Federal Disclosure Act, tasked to declassify material related to WWII war crimes.
“The treasure trove of documents in the ITS archives reveals new insights into the experience and the perspectives of the victims of Nazi persecution. It is very compelling material that we want to make more accessible for research and educational purposes by means of digitization and archival description,” she said. Boehling said that she hopes to develop internships and research opportunities for UMBC students, especially with the displaced persons files, which are mostly in English.
Read more about Boehling’s appointment here.