Proyectos de humanidades digitales en la BNE

En los últimos años el mundo de la investigación y el de las instituciones culturales ha visto cómo la tecnología digital iba ocupando un espacio cada vez mayor. La BNE puso en marcha en 2007 y 2008 la Hemeroteca Digital y la Biblioteca Digital Hispánica, respectivamente. En torno a las diferentes colecciones digitales que se han ido incorporando a estos proyectos han surgido numerosos proyectos de investigación que, de distintas maneras y desde diferentes perspectivas, suponen un nuevo acercamiento a los fondos de la BNE.

Este encuentro pretende reflexionar acerca de cómo la tecnología digital está cambiando la forma de desarrollar trabajos de investigación. Para ello se contará con expertos de numerosas instituciones que debatirán y presentarán los proyectos que están desarrollando. Gracias a ello podremos tener un panorama amplio sobre la situación actual de las humanidades digitales.

Esta Jornada se presenta como un primer encuentro entre diferentes agentes implicados en el desarrollo de los proyectos de investigación en el marco digital. Desde la BNE se pretende dar continuidad a encuentros como éste con el fin de dar visibilidad a los muchos avances que en este ámbito se han producido en los últimos años así como mostrar el interés estratégico que para la Biblioteca representa el facilitar colecciones y herramientas que sean de utilidad para el mundo de la investigación.

Al finalizar la jornada se entregará un certificado de asistencia.


Assistant or Associate Professor – Digital Humanities in Spanish

The Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the digital humanities with an emphasis in visual and/or literary culture in Spanish, to begin Fall 2016.

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses (a total of two courses per semester) and to successfully contribute both to traditional learned publications and more cutting-edge digital endeavors. Special attention will be given to candidates who are able to use and participate within already existing projects such as the Texas Digital Humanities Consortium ( Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project (, and the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ( As the comparative focus of this hire will be on Spanish-language literary culture and artistic production, vigorous dialog with other academic units in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is of high priority. With its current enrollment of 25% Hispanic students, the University of Houston is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, one of only three Tier One universities with this particular designation.

Candidates will be interviewed during the MLA convention in Austin, TX in January 2016. To receive full consideration candidates should submit an application with a cover letter, full CV, research statement, teaching philosophy, portfolio of sample work (<30 pages), two-page statement explaining their vision of digital humanities and how it pertains to the Department of Hispanic Studies at UH, and three professional references that would submit confidential letters of recommendation. The documentation must be received no later than December 1st.

Special issue: Spanish-Language Digital Humanities (CFP)

With the goal of highlighting the work of Digital Humanities in Spanish to our audience, we invite you to participate in a special issue of the Digital Humanities Quarterly magazine. This number is the first of several planned for DHQ in different languages or regional traditions. The deadline for submitting articles is 30 January 2016. The items must be presented in Spanish, and will have a maximum of 25 pages, double spaced (except indented quotes and notes) using the editorial guidelines  of the DHQ journal. You should send the item, following these guidelines to, with the subject “DHQ Número Especial HD”. Entries may be submitted individually or co-authored. Accepted articles will be published in Spanish, with abstracts in Spanish and English.
DHQ is an open-access, peer-reviewed, digital journal covering all aspects of digital media in the humanities. Published since 2007 by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), DHQ is also a community experiment in journal publication, and welcomes experimental digital publications. For more information about DHQ please visit our about page .

Entries will be judged following a process of anonymous peer review by an interdisciplinary committee of experts. The items with the best score obtained in that review will be published. We will encourage our editors to look for:

– The scholarly contribution of the article.
– The originality of the work presented.
– Critical-methodological approach beyond a description of the project.
– Rigor and respect for editorial standards.
– Knowledge of Digital Humanities standards and precedents.

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