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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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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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UCLDH Digital Excursion: Research IT Services' Data Centre

Start: Nov 12, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Nov 12, 2013 7:00:00 PM

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In this Digital Excursion to the UCL Research IT Services' Data Centre, Bruno Silva will be speaking about the Legion service and architecture as it is laid-out in Research IT Services’ data centres – the high performance file systems, cutting edge networks and the many computing generations and technologies, as well as some of the work that is being carried out therein. He will also talk about some of the challenges of supporting this infrastructure, and the work RITS has been doing collaboratively with researchers to help them leverage it efficiently and effectively.

UCLDH guest lecture: Sukanta Chaudhuri, 'The Electronic Tagore: a Variorum Website'

Start: Nov 20, 2013 5:30:00 PM

This talk will offer a guided tour of Bichitra, a variorum website of the works of Rabindranath Tagore in Bengali and English. The site was created at the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, India, and launched in May. It is by far the biggest literary database to date, with over 140,000 pages of primary material. There is also a full electronic bibliography, a search engine that functions as a hyperconcordance, and an innovative three-tier collation program, Prabhed.

Decoding Digital Humanities

Start: Nov 25, 2013 6:00:00 PM

This month we read:

UCLDH guest lecture: Marilyn Deegan, 'Archives at Risk: Preserving Cultural Heritage through Digitisation in Sudan' 

Start: Nov 27, 2013 5:30:00 PM

Cultural heritage is one of the most significant goods that a county and a culture possesses.  The Sudan is a country rich in artefacts that go back to the dawn of history: archaeological remains, art, manuscripts that date back to beginning of Islam, books, archival documents, documentary film, hundreds of thousands of hours of video, television and radio, millions of photographs.  The National Archives alone hold 76 million photographic negatives.  This rich heritage is at risk.  At risk from the heat, dust and humidity, from obsolescence of media: the documentary film in the film archive, for instance, can only be accessed on ancient and deteriorating equipment, for which no spare parts for repair can be found.  These materials record history and culture of the country that is fast disappearing in the modern world.  If these artefacts themselves are lost, so too will be the knowledge of a way of life.  Digital Sudan will transform  Sudanese intellectual productions to modern electronic and digital media, which will be safer to preserve and easier to retrieve. 
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