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This week: UCL Laptop Orchestra (UCLOrk) at the UCL Festival of the Arts

Mon, 18 May 2015 11:27:55 +0000

The UCL Laptop Orchestra (UCLOrk) is performing this week on Wednesday 20th May at 1pm in the Quad Events Space as part of the UCL Festival of the Arts.  The one-hour lunchtime session will comprise a lecture/recital on the history and practice of laptop orchestras, combined with performances of three pieces written by members of […]

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Digital Classicist London seminars 2015

Tue, 12 May 2015 09:14:31 +0000

The programme for the Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Summer 2015 seminar series is now published. Meetings are on Fridays at 16:30 in room G21A (except where otherwise specified), Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Full listings together with abstracts are available on the Digital Classicist seminar page. All are welcome […]

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First Workshop - All Hands Meeting - 14th June 2006

Researching e-Science Analysis of Census Holdings

The All Hands Workshop, the first in the series, was held on Wednesday 14th June 2006. It aimed to ascertain how feasible, and indeed, useful utilizing e-Science technologies to analyse historical census data would be. Undertaking e-science analysis of historical census records may be technically possible – but will it be useful to academic researchers?

The workshop brought together a wide range of interdisciplinary expertise to ascertain the academic community’s view of the benefit and concerns in undertaking a full-scale research project utilizing available historical census data and the Research Computing facilities at UCL. Through various presentations and discussions, this workshop explained the technological issues, and explored the historical techniques which may be useful for undertaking research of historical census material in this manner.

Results from this workshop contributed to the discussions held at the Technical and Managerial workshops.

Programme

09.30 Coffee
10.00 Welcome and Introduction – aims of the day
Introducing ReACH

Melissa Terras, DIS, University College London
10.45 Research Computing at UCL – An Overview
Clare Gryce, Research Computing, University College London
11.15 Putting the Census Online: The National Archives’ Perspective
Ruth Selman, Knowledge and Academic Services Department, The National
12.00 Lunch
13.00
Grid Enabling Population Datasets - the ConvertGrid and GEMS projects
Keith Cole, Census Data Unit, National Dataset Services Group, MIMAS, The University of Manchester
13.30 Linking Nineteenth-Century Scottish Records: Procedures and Practicalities
Ros Davies, Eilidh Garrett and Alice Reid, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure
14.00 Coffee
15.00 Discussion Session: e-Science Analysis of Historical Census Records: Feasible or Useful?
In this discussion session all participants were asked their opinions of the potential research project. Will undertaking this analysis result in any new information of worth for the academic community? What potential pitfalls are their in undertaking this research? What type of results can be generated from the available datasets? Is undertaking a research project in this area worthy of the time and expense it will take to set it up? 
16.00 Summary and Conclusion
16.30 Close

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