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My Day of DH 2016: or, Why I’m Not at OAH, not to mention why this post isn’t on the Day of DH blog

It’s not about OAH, it’s about the fun of scheduling an international workshop/conference. And I’ll go to OAH tomorrow. So please don’t hate me.

For the past couple of days, my colleagues and I have been deeply absorbed in discussing transcription and markup of what I’ve elsewhere referred to as historical financial records. I have been doing what I can to tweet out at least minimal information about the presenters and their titles. We have been using the hashtag #MEDEAWC.

This week’s conference follows up on one that our group held in Regensburg in October (#MEDEARGB).  And I’m enormously pleased to have been able to expand our group of participants this time to include additional historians from Europe, North America, and Asia.

The purpose of this post is only to recognize in this space the facts that we are doing DH on Day of DH and doing Digital History (perhaps as an unofficial concurrent session?) during OAH. And to note that MEDEA (Modeling semantically Enhanced Digital Edition of Accounts) is part of the larger scholarly communities concerned with accounts, history, and digital methods.


This project is supported jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) is the central, selfgoverning research funding organization that promotes research at universities and other publicly financed research institutions in Germany. The DFG serves all branches of science and the humanities by funding research projects and facilitating cooperation among researchers.

The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this presentation do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

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