Digital Humanities at the University of Manchester
|Dates:||8 November 2013|
|Times:||08:30 - 21:00|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|How much:||Free; booking required.|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Melissa Terras , Professor Marilyn Deegan|
On November 8th, 2013, the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures will be hosting a conference on Digital Humanities for all those at the University of Manchester with a stake in this growing area of research activity. For more information, please visit the conference website: http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/research/events/conferences/digital-humanities/
The aim of the conference is to foster discussion that explores the potential for Digital Humanities, to showcase existing initiatives within the University, and to identify both the challenges and opportunities for such work at the University of Manchester. The intention is that the conference will act as springboard for a major initiative to develop this area of activity in the future.
The event will be held at the Kanaris Lecture Theatre in the Manchester Museum, and will conclude with a dinner reception hosted in the Museum’s Fossil Room. Confirmed external speakers include Melissa Terras (UCL) who will speak on her new book, Defining Digital Humanities, and also Professor Marilyn Deegan (Kings College London) who will be speaking on the impact of Digital Humanities.
The conference will also provide an overview of relevant research and initiatives already underway within the University. We are aware there are many such initiatives, and we seek contributions for short talks (no more than eight minutes), from academic staff and postgraduate research students from across campus whose work fits under the broad umbrella of Digital Humanties. We are particularly interested in the following themes, though we welcome proposals in other areas.
• Visualisations and/or working at data and texts at scale
• Digital Humanities and/as textual and material studies
• Social media and participatory models of knowledge formation
• The relationship of Open Data and/or Open Access on Digital Humanities scholarship
• Research-led teaching and transformative pedagogies
• Mapping knowledge – geospatial technologies and approaches
For information about registration and submitting an abstract, please visit the conference website: http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/research/events/conferences/digital-humanities/
Price: Free; booking required.
Dr Melissa Terras
Professor Marilyn Deegan
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