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My begonia is about 25 years old. When it gets bruised or bumped, I root and plant the fallen bits, then give them away.

Edit: plant ID is "Beefsteak Begonia", . The internet says it is one of the earliest hybrids, from Germany in 1845.

March 13, 2024
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Trevor Owens

Interesting new article for anyone interested in digital history issues -> “Between automated memory and history: blocking ‘sensitive locations’ from Apple Memories”

March 12, 2024
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When eight-year-old Emma Glenfield wanted to know more about why magpies swoop at people, her teacher (Luke Carr) encouraged her to gather data and analyse it.

She noted that the birds seemed to target tall balding men, and created an online survey with the help of her mum. The survey went viral, with over 30,000 respondents.

The results, as shown in a brilliant Lego graph, demonstrated that the birds do target balding men more frequently (with less than 1% margin of error, thanks to the large sample size).

"According to magpie expert Darryl Jones, professor emeritus at Griffith University, it's the first time anyone has ever examined the link between magpie swooping and appearance."

The ABC article includes more details, along with this excellent Lego graph (and other great pictures).

January 10, 2024
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Mikko Tolonen

Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon 2024 application period begins Wednesday 13 March 2024: Meanwhile, check this year's logo!

March 11, 2024
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Alex Gil

And we are LIVE!! Shiny new website for our Symposium series, Who Owns Black Data? First one, March 28–29 in Baltimore. What do you think? Who owns Black cultural and historical data? We're literally taking your answers. Read The Prelude & be a part of the conversation.

March 12, 2024
franny gaede

Single best professional experience of my life! : Peer Mentoring for Mid-career Library Workers is now open for Cohort 2023 sign-ups! Want to know more? Check out and sign-up. Happy to talk about my experience!

June 08, 2023
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Simon Willison

ChatGPT is six months old today - it was released to the public on November 30th last year

May 30, 2023
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Roopika Risam

The May 2023 issue of is here! Jennifer Guiliano & I offer you a sneak peak behind-the-scenes at Reviews and bring you four fantastic projects that creatively engage public audiences through digital humanities, from our open submission process.

May 30, 2023
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Scholarship applications for are open! FSCI has set aside 100 complementary seats to ensure costs are not a barrier to participation. Applications are due June 5th

May 11, 2023
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Jason Scott

I'll have a blog entry about it soon, but before then, you get to hear about it first: A full transfer of the USC Cinema sound effects library, which includes the work of Sunset Editorial and their hundreds of sound effects.

You can browse the collection here:

May 20, 2023
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TOMORROW (5/16)at 4:30 p.m., join @princetoncitp and @ruha9’s Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab for “Critical Technology Ecologies and the Future of Repair” with @climateincolour, @grace_akese, @alieemmanuel, @fixitclinic. @kenia_hale will moderate:

May 15, 2023
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Andrew Goldstone

My article, "Origins of the U.S. Genre-Fiction System, 1890–1956" is now out in Book History.

Published version here:

Open-access preprint:

If you want to know what's so special about 1956, you'll have to read the essay, or at least the blog post:

May 16, 2023
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John Overholt

“The Library of Congress has completed a yearslong effort to digitize the Yongle Encyclopedia (Yongle dadian 永樂大典), the largest reference work created in pre-modern China, and possibly the world.” Via @Researchbuzz

May 16, 2023
franny gaede

happy belated from some snoozy boys. hope you’re having a relaxing day.

May 14, 2023