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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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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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Decoding Digital Humanities London - March 2015

Start: Mar 4, 2015 6:00:00 PM

This month we read: Ramsay, S. (2012)​. Programming with Humanists: Reflections on Raising an Army of Hacker-Scholars in the Digital Humanities​. In Hirsch, B.D. (ed.), Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics. 

Image Sets under Directional Lighting: A Richer Representation of Cultural Heritage Objects

Start: Mar 11, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Normals Chopin
In this UCLDH Seminar talk, Lindsay MacDonald will discuss dome illumination systems and their use in the digitisation and display of cultural heritage objects. With a camera on a copystand one obtains a single image of an object with a fixed (usually diffuse) lighting geometry. In a dome illumination system, however, the same camera can be used to capture many different images in pixel register, each illuminated from a different direction.

The Antikythera Mechanism: A Personal Journey of Discovery

Start: Mar 25, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Antikythera Mechanism
The Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient Greek astronomical calculating machine of remarkable sophistication. As part of an international team of scientists, Dr Tony Freeth has been a central part of research on the Antikythera Mechanism over the last fifteen years. It has been an extraordinary journey of discovery, which has led to a revolution in our understanding of the device. It is a landmark in the history of science and technology and one of the true wonders of the ancient world.
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