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Graduate Student Research Series Spring 17

And we are back for another semester of workshops dedicated to helping graduate students with their research. Two colleagues and I will be offering 4 workshops on the following topics: Finding scholarly sources, Reading scholarly sources effectively, Building scholarly knowledge in your field, and Tips for writing an effective scholarly paper.
The sessions are open to all graduate and professional students at UF and will be held in room 212 Library West (aka Scott Nygren Studio) from 1.55-2.45pm.
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Graduate Student Research Series: Final Act

Join UF Librarians Richard Freeman (Anthropology), Hélène Huet (European Studies), and David Schwieder (Political Sciences) this Thursday for session 4 of our new Graduate Students research Series. This session will offer students tips on how to write an effective scholarly paper.14484683_1232199663498381_2226793686757712215_n. The session will be Period 7 (1:55-2:45 p.m.) in Room 211, Library West. No registration required. Join us!

Graduate Student research Series Act III

Join UF Librarians Richard Freeman (Anthropology), Hélène Huet (European Studies), and David Schwieder (Political Sciences) this Thursday for session 3 of our new Graduate Students research Series. This session will offer students tips for making sense of one’s scholarly sources. The session will be Period 7 (1:55-2:45 p.m.) in Room 211, Library West. No registration required. Join us!
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New Acquisitions from the Musée d'Orsay

I am very excited to see that the Musée d’Orsay has acquired three paintings from Georges de Feure, who, among other things, illustrated La Porte des rêves by Marcel Schwob.
Panneau d’Elégante
Peinture décorative pour le pavillon “L’Art Nouveau Bing” : La Poterie
Peinture décorative pour le pavillon “L’Art Nouveau Bing” : allégorie d’un art appliqué
Make sure to check out their page regularly to see their most recent acquisitions.

Coming Soon: World War I Diary of Albert Huet

A few years ago, my aunt made a discovery while cleaning my grandfather’s garage: a small notebook where my great-grandfather had written his memories and thoughts about World War I. We do not know when he wrote it but it is still in great condition.
We decided to digitize it for several reasons. First, this is a way for us to preserve it. Second, we thought it would be a valuable document for anyone, be they a high-school student or a scholar, to learn about the life and the views of a young man, coming from the countryside of Normandy with no proper education and training, and who was sent to fight and kill the enemy as he turned 18. And just as Albert Huet entered the war in 1916, 100 years later, I will share with you his diary.
I am currently working on the transcription as Albert’s handwriting can sometimes be hard to read but as soon as this is done, I will share everything with you.

Women's Instructional Writings in Nineteenth-Century France: A Digital Bibliography

Hello everyone,
On May 22, Bénédicte Monicat and I gave a talk on her digital bibliography project (entitled “Women’s Instructional Writings in Nineteenth-Century France”) at the Women’s History in the Digital World 2015 Conference.
You can now find our presentation in the Bryn Mawr College repository as well as in ScholarSphere, Penn State’s repository. Any feedback on this project is greatly appreciated so don’t hesitate to message/e-mail me if you have any questions or comments.

Digital Literary Studies

What an exciting piece of news. A new journal has launched today. Say hello to Digital Literary Studies, a journal intended to act as an international peer-reviewed interdisciplinary publication with a focus on those aspects of Digital Humanities primarily concerned with literary studies. For more information on the journal, check out James O’Sullivan’s blog post on our blog, 100 Digital Discoveries. And if you are thinking of submitting an article, don’t forget to check the Call for Papers.
I will be in charge of the “Communications” side of Digital Literary Studies, alongside Giorgio Guzzetta, researcher in narrative, cultural studies & digital humanities at the University of Cork, Ireland.

Great News

I’m very pleased to announce that my article “Mapping Decadence: From a Hunch to a Website” will be published in March by the Journal of Map & Geography Libraries. Looking forward to having more people hear about my project and the role libraries played in it.

Zembla and La Vie Online

As the managing editor of the blog 100 Digital Discoveries, I am proud two announce our two latest blog posts. The first one is dedicated to Zembla, a website devoted to Vladimir Nabokov’s life and works and the Penn State Libraries’ earliest digital humanities project. The second post deals with La Vie Online, Penn State’s student yearbooks, and allows alumni to reconnect with their past.