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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

Programme

Ephemeral Cities and the Forgotten Past

Start: Jan 18, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: Jan 18, 2017 6:30:00 PM

History is written by the rulers, the despots, and the daring, but what of the lives on which their greatness is balanced?

Knowledge Representation and Research in the Real World

Start: Jan 25, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: Jan 25, 2017 6:30:00 PM

While research infrastructures have attracted a lot of attention, focus tends to be on their internal components and functions, rather than the form of information that flows in and out of them. Building community knowledge in open digital environments requires that information has meaning and context embedded. Open data itself does not address data and knowledge silos.

This seminar introduces an online humanities research environment (ResearchSpace project) that turns the tables on traditional information database systems by using contextualised data that stands independently of software. Software is used to simply expose the semantics of scholarly data and allow further enrichment of it under the direction of the subject expert. By doing so researchers can have better control over digital research. The seminar will include the project’s latest developments.

All welcome and there will be drinks and discussion after the talk. Please note that registration is required.

Lives of the First World War: Reflection on IWMs’ Permanent Digital Memorial

Start: Feb 1, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 1, 2017 6:30:00 PM

Even while the First World War was still being fought, the newly-formed Imperial War Museum was asking the public to help it tell the story of the global conflict that shaped the world we live in today. The museum was formed not as a monument to military glory, but as a record of the toil and sacrifice of those who had served in uniform or worked on the home front.

Natural Historical Archives as Digital Challenge and Opportunity

Start: Feb 8, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 8, 2017 6:30:00 PM

In the first half of the nineteenth century, the Indonesian Archipelago witnessed various attempts to describe, classify and manage local natural resources. Next to a large number of detailed reports on the cultivation of cash crops, this resulted in a unique collection of fieldnotes, field diaries and drawings documenting the area’s variegated flora and fauna. Over the last decade, many of these handwritten manuscripts, drawings and specimens have been digitized and are now stored on servers of natural history museums in the Netherlands and beyond. However, owing to their heterogeneous character and complex structure, the material has never been fully disclosed and interlinked.