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We turn five!

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:37:08 +0000

Five years ago, we were in the final run up to the official launch of UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, at an event that happened in May 2010. And such a lot has happened since then! We’ve worked on a range of projects, from helping sort out linguistic issues with domain names and how best […]

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PanoptiCam launched

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:56:14 +0000

  PanoptiCam is a new project running a surveillance camera on Jeremy Bentham’s cabinet in the university’s South Cloisters: Seeing Jeremy Bentham’s auto-icon can evoke a wide array of emotions from surprise and shock to mirth. PanoptiCam captures people’s reaction using a webcam mounted above the auto-icon, with the camera feed posted to our website […]

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Events

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

Recurring events include the UCLDH Seminar 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

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'On the history and aims of TEI and its applicability to Historical' Correspondence', a lecture by Dr Julianne Nyhan

Start: Oct 9, 2013 5:15:00 PM

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Despite their importance as historical sources, much research remains to be done so that Historians can make full use of use both digitised and born digital correspondence in their research. A recent Musicians Trust report (2011) has highlighted some limitations of existing federated databases of historical documents. As well as providing an introduction to the history and aims of TEI this paper extends this analysis by arguing that the Text Encoding Initiative does not make adequate provision for encoding the material characteristics of historical correspondence. It is argued that Historians should be aware of, and where possible, contribute to such interdisciplinary research to ensure the long term research-applicability of digital editions of historical correspondence.  

Dominic Oldman (British Museum), 'Data Harmonisation and the Ethical Representation of Cultural Objects: A ResearchSpace Perspective'

Start: Oct 15, 2013 5:30:00 PM

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The beginnings of the modern museum start with the Wunderkammer (a cabinet of curiosities), through which nature was represented by both natural and crafted objects. Without labels or classification the seemingly chaotic and disordered Wunderkammer revealed knowledge about the unity of nature through the resemblances and connections that could be found between things.

UCL Connections Launch Evening

Start: Oct 30, 2013 5:30:00 PM

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Have you ever been lost on the UCL campus? Wondering what lies behind closed doors? Would like to know more about the research work of one of your colleagues? Or, simply, know what is happening everyday around the University? Or let others know of your academic progress, or even personal news? If so, come to the official unveiling of the UCL Connections project, developed by the three UCL students that won UCL’s Digital Humanities Research Prize in April 2013: Jia Liu (UCL Archaeology), George Neris (UCL Centre for Sustainable Heritage, Bartlett), and Peter Williams (UCL Information Studies). 
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