The UCL Centre for Digital Humanities contributes to and holds a variety of events.

Recurring events include the UCLDH Seminar and the Susan Hockey Lecture series. Our events are primarily advertised right here on this page, which is syndicated in an RSS feed, but also on our DH Blog, on Twitter, and via our mailing list


Baseless Data? Developing an ethnographic approach to big data problems

Start: May 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: May 24, 2017 6:30:00 PM

This paper looks at how practices of scientific analysis are being put under strain by the appearance and necessity of working with new kinds of data. Whilst most commentary about big data have focused on the value and ethics of analysing and using transactional consumer data, this paper is concerned with the analytical challenge of another field of ‘big’ data – that of environmental modelling.

Legal Issues in Digital Humanities: Introduction and Where Things Stand

Start: May 31, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: May 31, 2017 6:30:00 PM

Legal issues affect all digital humanities data that are protected by copyright, personal data protection, or licenses. For researchers who wish to understand the fundamentals of legal issues and DH, this talk will introduce the key concepts: copyright, orphan works, database protection, licensing best practices, and personal data protection. For those with experience in legal issues, this talk will also discuss the rapidly changing laws that affect digital humanities in the UK, EU, and globally, including the text and data mining exception in the UK (and its reception), the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and the European Commission's Proposal for the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.