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Visit to the Institute of Making

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:14:53 +0000

We are very lucky to have an Institute of Making at UCL. I often walk past its impressive glass front, peer at the collection of things on shelves that can be seen inside, and wonder what on earth they are and what goes on in there. So I was delighted when a group of us [...]

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New Project – MiCLUES

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:52:29 +0000

We recently started a project called MiCLUES to develop dynamic smartphone-based visitor guidance algorithms and software for the Royal College of Music Museum of Instruments.  The aim is to enable visitors to make better use of the combined physical and digital collections and to chart both curated and personalised paths through the museum. The project [...]

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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 Digital Excursions and lecture series, including our Painless Introduction talks, which give brief overviews of different Digital Humanities issues and techniques. 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 newsletter

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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 A recent Musicians Trust report (2011) has highlighted some limitations of existing federated databases of historical documents.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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