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Transcribe Bentham project reaches 10,000th transcription

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Bentham manuscript

An experiment in ‘scholarly crowdsourcing’, which engages the public in the online transcription of papers written by the celebrated philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), has published its 10,000th transcription this week. 

Call for participants: investigating user centric data quality

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Vijay Rajkiran Ramraj (Geographic Information Science, MSc) invites participants with experience of working with geospatial data to take part in short interviews. The focus of the research is to understand the expectations of the users regarding the spatial data quality.

Call for Papers: London Postgraduate French Conference

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CAll for Papers

Key Information

  • Abstracts of up to 250 words should be sent to Mouvement2014@outlook.com before 1st September 2014.
  • The papers can be given in French or English but must not last longer than 20 minutes.

Jochen Hung compares Germany’s recent World Cup win to its political attitude (Guardian)

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Jochen Hung

Find out why Dr Jochen Hung (UCL German) is comparing Germany’s recent win of the World Cup to its political attitude, which focuses more on team work than individual leadership.

Grand Challenges funding

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We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Low Countries Studies has been awarded Grand Challenges funding for our project:

UCL Publishers' Prize inaugural winners announced

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Students from UCL's Publishing MA programme have this week announced the winners of the inaugural UCL Publishers' Prize, an award launched earlier this year with the aim of discovering a new generation of literary talent among the current student body.

UCL's Digital Festival: Digifest

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Centre for Editing Lives & Letters (CELL) secure a $0.5million Mellon Grant in Collaboration with Johns Hopkins and Princeton University

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Centre for Editing Lives & Letters

The Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries, in partnership with University College London’s Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL), and the Princeton University Library, have been awarded a $488,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to implement “The Archaeology of Reading in Early Modern Europe.” This new digital humanities research initiative will explore historical reading practices through the lens of manuscript annotations preserved in early printed books.

Slade Interdisciplinary Printmaking Workshop

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This one-day printmaking workshop on 9 July 2014 was organised by Dr Eleanor Morgan, Slade honorary research associate, with the support of printmaking technicians Dave Christopher and James Keith.

Dr Geraldine Brodie - Translating Idomeneus

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Dr Geraldine Brodie, teaching fellow in SELCS hosts a debate, "Translating Idomeneus" at the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill. Read more about the evening on the Gate Theatre's Blog.

'Like, innit, literally...' Is 'correct' grammar in decline and does this matter?

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British Library

Teachers, grammarians and academics will discuss the current state of grammar and grammar teaching at a conference today.

Q+A with filmmaker Marc Silver

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On Friday 20 June 2014, as part of Open City Docs Fest, Claire Lindsay hosted a Q+A with filmmaker Marc Silver at Clapham Picturehouse, following the screening of his first full length feature, Who is Dayani Cristal? The film, starring Gael García Bernal, is about undocumented migrants crossing the Mexico-US border. For more information about the film and further screenings see: http://whoisdayanicristal.com/

Call for Participants: Collaborative Learning in the Arts, Society & the Humanities (CLASH)

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Global Stories participants in Osterley House
  • Are you an Arts and Humanities PhD, post doctoral or early career researcher?
  • Are you based at UCL, King’s College London or the School of Advanced Study?
  • Interested in museums, heritage and the cultural sector?
  • Would you like practical training to develop your public engagement and communication skills?
  • Would you like the chance to develop your public engagement skills working with a cultural partner?

Queen’s Birthday Honours for the UCL community

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David Fish

A number of people from the UCL community have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 38.2 (July 2014)

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Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies


The theme of immigration seems to be discussed on an almost daily basis in the British media at the moment. However, as we know, it is not a new phenomenon, but has been an almost permanent feature in the history of Britain. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, many thousands of people from the Low Countries were forced to leave home and seek a new life elsewhere. Given its geographical proximity it is not surprising that many of these refugees headed for Norfolk in eastern England. Large Dutch and French communities were established in Norwich; there was a smaller Dutch community, which lasted for some 100 years, in Great Yarmouth; and short-lived Dutch communities were established in King’s Lynn and Thetford. The locals referred to the migrants as Strangers, their arrival brought both opportunities and challenges. In the five papers in this edition of Dutch Crossing, various aspects of the history of the Dutch Strangers in Norfolk are considered.

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