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Digital Humanities ShowcaseShowcase Date: February 12, 2016
Submissions for Presentations Due: January 10, 2016
Hosted by GW Digital Humanities Institute and GW Libraries

Are you launching a Digital Humanities (DH) project and figuring out the next steps? Do you want to meet other people at GW who are interested in how the arts and humanities interact with digital media?

We invite members of the GW community to join the second annual DH Showcase at Gelman Library. Each person (or team) will present a DH project or endeavor (in any stage of its production). This event will provide a venue to introduce your project to other people and receive feedback or advice while also making connections with people across the GW community who might share similar interests. We hope that new conversations will open up about methods, tools, challenges, questions, and possibilities arising across projects.

Our definition of DH is broad and can entail anything from a database or tool to a blog or creative work, and we welcome presentations integrating online media or digital cultures into teaching in (or beyond) the space of the classroom.  

If you are interested in taking part in this event, please contact Prof. Jonathan Hsy (Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Institute) with your name, email, affiliation/title, and title of project(s).  A one-paragraph blurb about your project is welcome but not required.



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GWU Giving TuesdayYou've shopped on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but now it is #GivingTuesday, a chance to give back to your community. We invite you to make a gift that will impact every single student at GWU by giving to GW Libraries. Whether it is providing scholarly resources for research, making unique special collections accessible or offering a comfy chair in which to study, the Libraries support every student.  

When you give to GW on #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back no matter where you choose to direct your support, you give the gift of education.

Give to GW here:

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1929 GW Yearbook PhotoYearbooks from GW and the Mount Vernon College and Seminary are now available online on You can browse approximately 100 years of yearbooks for GW (1908 - 2009) and almost 90 years for Mount Vernon (1911 - 1998).

Scanning these yearbooks and making them available and accessible online is an on-going project of the GW Libraries' Special Collections Research Center and the University Archives. We will be adding additional yearbooks over time.

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Hebrew Printing in the Orient ExhibitNovember 8, 2015 - July 1, 2016
Dr. Yehuda Nir and Dr. Bonnie Maslin Exhibit Hall & adjoining exhibit spaces
Gelman Library, 7th floor

A new exhibition of the Kiev Judaica Collection, "Hebrew Printing in the Orient" presents books and typography across a vast non-western panorama: from the Maghreb to the Far East, from Central Asia to India, and from Southern Africa to the Antipodes.The first such exhibit of this material in nearly 90 years, it traces the introduction of movable type outside of Europe by Jewish exiles from Spain, who established a Hebrew press at Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1493, through the establishment of presses at Salonika in Ottoman Greece (the earliest printing on the territory of Greece) and at Fez in Morocco (the first press on the continent of Africa). Examples of the subsequent spread of Hebrew printing in different parts of the Middle East and Asia are drawn from the holdings of the Kiev Collection.  Among the rarities are Hok le-Yisrael (Cairo, 1740), one of the first books ever printed in Egypt, and Zer‘a Yitshak (Tunis, 1768), the first book in any language printed in Tunisia.  Included in the display are texts in various languages using the Hebrew alphabet, such as Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian and Yiddish, apart from Hebrew and Aramaic.  

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Help the libraries help you!Faculty and students can help the libraries improve research assistance by taking our quick, 3-question survey. Help us understand how you prefer to access help with your research so we can offer more of the services you like best. This survey will be open until December 1.

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