Getting into Digital Humanities: A free afternoon workshop for undergraduates at UCL

7 April 2013

Digital Humanities 300

UCL undergraduates are invited to a free, half day workshop by the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities on Wednesday 24 April 2013.

The workshop will run from 2.30 until 5 pm and will introduce the main aspects of Digital Humanities by leaders in the field, providing a hands-on guide to getting started.

The afternoon will include information and experience of text analysis, Geographic Information Systems, Social Media Analysis, and more. The event is open to all interested undergraduates at UCL, please sign up on the Eventbrite page.

Digital Humanities is an exciting area of research and teaching that aims to use and develop computational methods for use in the humanities, culture and heritage. How can we best use internet technologies to benefit humanities scholars? What new tools and techniques can DH bring to humanities research? How can digital methods change the scope of the humanities in the 21st Century?

For more information about Digital Humanities, please see the UCLDH webpage.

Schedule

Torrington (1-19) 115 Galton LT
2.30-3.30pm: Introduction to Digital Humanities

Dr Melissa Terras – Digitisation
Professor Claire Warwick – Social Media and museums
Simon Mahony – Markup/document analysis in the Digital Humanities
Dr Oliver Duke-Williams – Mapping
David Beavan – Text analysis/corpus studies

3.30.4.00pm
Coffee and cake

B29, Foster Court
4.00-5.00pm: Workshop

A chance to learn more about an activity that you are interested in and get some hands-on experience. You will be given a worksheet to go through and staff will be on hand to help and answer any questions you have.

Links

Sign up to attend the event on Eventbrite
UCL Centre for Digital Humanities