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The “Should I include Digital Humanities in my grant proposal” Guide for Humanities people

Posted on April 18, 2021 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

Many Humanities scholars feel like you can’t get a project funded anymore if it doesn’t include DH. Some even ask me “Do I have to include DH to get funded?” Well, that answer lies outside of my expertise. I can, however, answer the probably even more important question of whether you should include DH in your grant proposal for the main purpose of improving your chances at getting funded. And if you decide to do so, how to do it right. In this post, I will give you my thoughts on the topic and also provide a checklist you might want to use to answer this question for yourself at the end. As I trust you have already figured out, I am not the person granting you funding neither am I in any way involved in the progress (at least as of now). So please take the thoughts I share here for what they are: my two cents. I’m justread more The “Should I include Digital Humanities in my grant proposal” Guide for Humanities people

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List of Resources for getting started with (teaching) digital methods

Posted on April 16, 2021 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

Having just attended a talk in an event on Digital Humanities and Neo-Latin, I was inspired to share a short list of introductory resources on DH, especially for teachers who feel more like Humanities scholars and don’t have tons of time to learn everything autodidactically. They can use those resources to learn for themselves and pass on this knowledge or pass on this link 😉 And also, since you’ve already found this blog, you are already on a great path to learning DH! I’ll try to keep this updated – and it’s not really done yet, so feel free to contribute. Discipline-independent DH dariahTeach: great MOOCs on many topics Digital Classics Article by yours truly in German: Digitale Lernplattformen und Open Educational Resources im Altsprachlichen Unterricht I. Technische Spielräume am Beispiel des ›Grazer Repositorium antiker Fabeln‹ (GRaF). It contains a few resources on digital resources and digital teaching, mostly with Classics in mind. Perseus Digital Library Review of said Perseusread more List of Resources for getting started with (teaching) digital methods

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siunitx v3 beta

Posted on April 16, 2021 by Some TeX Developments Feed

I’ve been talking about a new version of siunitx for ages. Progress has been slow but I’ve now put my back into it and got to a feature-complete version: I’m calling this v3.0.0-beta. As this is a beta release, it’s not ready for production just yet, but it is ready for proper testing. I’ve made the TDS-style zip file available here; if you know how to use this kind of file, please download and test! As I’ve said before, there are a lot of internal improvements in the code. There are also some big changes which do show to users. The major changes are The name for commands for units and quantities have changed: \unit and \qty. The old names (\si and \SI) are still about, but I’d encourage people to move to the new ones. Font set up is entirely revised, which means that there are new settings to use if you want to adjust the output. The new approach should be faster and cleaner than the old one, but you might have to pick new options. Products of numbers now have a dedicated interface: \numproduct, with a matching \qtyproduct for quantities Complex numbers also have decided interfaces: \complexnum ...

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Gittermuster erstellen mit gridpapers

Posted on April 8, 2021 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Hier ein Beispiel dafür, wie man mit dem gridpapers Paket Muster auf Papier bringen kann, hier ein Punktmuster. %!TEX TS-program = Arara % arara: pdflatex: {shell: yes} \documentclass[12pt,ngerman]{scrartcl} \areaset{8cm}{16cm} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{babel} \pagestyle{empty} \usepackage[pattern=dot,% colorset=std, geometry={left=2.25cm,right=1.25cm,top=1cm,bottom=1.25cm},% textarea,% patternsize={5mm},% dotsize={1pt} ]{gridpapers} \begin{document} ~ \end{document} Auszug aus der A4-Seite: UweUwe Ziegenhagen likes LaTeX and Python, sometimes even […]

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Is the Ninja dead? No. But you deserve an update!

Posted on April 4, 2021 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

I’m not sure if anybody even realized I haven’t been posting lately but this is the longest hiatus we’ve ever had on this blog thus far. It was my normal practice to post pre-scheduled posts only every other week when on fellowships but now I totally went off the (WordPress) grid and I wanted to reconnect with you all. (And also, Easter greetings – if that’s something you care about!) As you might have imagined, I’m quite busy at the moment. I have some typesetting going on (my god, I’m not sure I will ever agree again to typeset a book that I’m also responsible for as an editor, it’s a crazy amount of work!), then I should finish my PhD thesis, I’m on a fellowship where I should finish a translation before heading off to the next fellowship which I hope I can actually get to because it’s in the US. So yeah, busy times. Although I have toread more Is the Ninja dead? No. But you deserve an update!

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TeX Live 2021 released

Posted on April 1, 2021 by There and back again Feed

Get the Champagne ready, we have released the final images of TeX Live 2021. For this year’s release process we have changed how to deal with updates of the tlnet distribution for TeX Live...

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UiTM Thesis Template

Posted on March 18, 2021 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

Dr Rizauddin Saian has released a LaTeX document class for writing Universiti Teknologi Malaysia theses! You can find it on Github and on Overleaf. For other Malaysian university thesis LaTeX templates see our list here.

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learnlatex.org: A place to learn LaTeX online

Posted on March 15, 2021 by Overleaf Feed

LaTeX is a great system for producing technical documents, but as it is not a word processor, there is an entry barrier. In many ways, learning LaTeX is like learning a 'real' programming language: we have input ('code') and run ('compile') to get output. It's not surprising, therefore, that we might look at how people learn those 'real' programming languages and want to provide similar tools. A quick search will show that while books remain important resources, interactive web-based training is the first contact many users have with a whole range of programming tools. The learnlatex.org project was born out of the desire to provide the same easy-to-access approach for LaTeX beginners.

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Dymo Labels mit LaTeX und ticket.sty gestalten

Posted on March 13, 2021 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Hier ein kurzes Beispiel, wie man mit LaTeX auch Dymo-Labels erzeugen kann, im Beispiel für die Label-Größe 57*32mm. Zum allgemeinen Verständnis von ticket.sty siehe auch meinen DTK Artikel in Ausgabe 1/2021. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[landscape,paperheight=57mm,paperwidth=32mm,left=0mm,top=0mm,right=0mm,bottom=0mm]{geometry} %\usepackage[sfdefault]{plex-sans} \usepackage{palatino} \begin{filecontents}[overwrite]{Dymo5732.tdf} \unitlength=1mm \hoffset=-25.4mm \voffset=-29mm \ticketNumbers{1}{1} \ticketSize{57}{32} % Breite und Hoehe der Labels in mm \ticketDistance{0}{0} % Abstand der […]

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Compiling LaTeX online via TeXlive.net

Posted on March 9, 2021 by LaTeX.net Feed

Blogs, forums, Q&A sites, FAQ sites, and web sites in general can now provide one-click LaTeX compiling on smartphones, tablets, and PCs. The TeXlive.net server provides a backend with a TeX Live 2020 installation. The server software was written by David Carlisle and is hosted on a virtual machine provided by Stefan Kottwitz, with financial support from DANTE for the hardware. The tutorial site LearnLatex.org already switched to TeXlive.net.

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DANTE Frühjahrstagung 2021

Posted on March 7, 2021 by LaTeX.net Feed

Im vergangenen Jahr sind leider beide DANTE-Tagungen wegen der Pandemie ausgefallen. Dieses Jahr wird die Frühjahrstagung stattfinden, jedoch wegen der Kontaktbeschränkungen komplett online. Anmelden kann man sich online auf www.dante.de/veranstaltungen/dante2021/anmeldung/ und das ist kurz und einfach und kostet nix. Mitglieder

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DANTE Frühjahrstagung 2021

Posted on March 7, 2021 by TeX talk Feed

The following text is in German because it’s about the German language user group meeting…

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DANTE Frühjahrstagung 2021

Posted on March 7, 2021 by TeXwelt Feed

Im vergangenen Jahr sind leider beide DANTE-Tagungen wegen der Pandemie ausgefallen. Dieses Jahr wird die Frühjahrstagung stattfinden, jedoch wegen der Kontaktbeschränkungen komplett online. Anmelden kann man sich online auf www.dante.de/veranstaltungen/dante2021/anmeldung/ und das ist kurz und einfach und kostet nix. Mitglieder … Weiterlesen →

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DANTE Frühjahrstagung 2021

Posted on March 7, 2021 by TeXblog Feed

Im vergangenen Jahr sind leider beide DANTE-Tagungen wegen der Pandemie ausgefallen. Dieses Jahr wird die Frühjahrstagung stattfinden, jedoch wegen der Kontaktbeschränkungen komplett online. Anmelden kann man sich online auf www.dante.de/veranstaltungen/dante2021/anmeldung/ und das ist kurz und einfach und kostet nix. Mitglieder … Continue reading →

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TUG election deadline of March 1

Posted on February 24, 2021 by TeX Users Group Feed

Nominations for the TeX Users Group election for this year are due March 1 (7am PST; no extensions or exceptions). The positions of TUG president and of several directors are up for election. A nomination form and full details are available.

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