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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

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Brothers Grimm, Jane Austen and Paulus Orosius have one thing in common: the eTRAP research team and its DH projects

Start: Feb 22, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 22, 2017 6:30:00 PM

For two years the eTRAP early career research group at the University of Göttingen in Germany has been working on uncovering and classifying text reuse with a particular focus on historical languages. More specifically, the team looks at how authors copy, allude to, adapt, paraphrase and translate each other’s work as they spread their knowledge in writing. This team of ten (researchers and students) have been busy working on several DH projects – two of them centred on the fairy tales and the correspondence of the Brothers Grimm, one of them on the computational analysis of a simplified adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and lastly a project on the reuse-packed literature of Paulus Orosius, mentee of Saint Augustine.

Managing library collections with friends, favours and a spoonful of sugar

Start: Mar 22, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 22, 2017 6:30:00 PM

The SOAS library holds over 850,000 printed items focusing on the study Africa, Asia and the Middle East regions.  Its archives and special collections holds primary materials documenting the British interactions with these regions. The Digital Collection holds over  20 thousand digital resources grouped into varied collections such as the Land of Braj, Old Kanembu Islamic Manuscripts, Ukiyo-e Art, and Palm Leaf Manuscripts.   In 2014, the Library Digital Services team was formed to enable the systems and tools used to manage the growing digital resources within the collections.  The key research tools available now are:  SobekCM, LAT, OLE, ePRINTs and VuFind.  These five systems are all open source.  The services they deliver, the SOAS Digital Collections, SOAS Language Archive, SOAS Library Catalogue and SOAS Research Online, have introduced a new way of working to the library.