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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


Digital Humanities and internet policy: the case of the Translation & Transliteration of Contact Information PDP Working Group

Start: Dec 2, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: Dec 2, 2015 6:30:00 PM

In this talk Chris Dillon will outline how his studies of Japanese and other languages gave him the skill set necessary to co-chair an Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Policy Development Process working group. The Translation & Transliteration of Contact Information PDP WG had representatives based all over the world from registrar, registry, IP, lawyer and other stakeholder groups. This is an example of how academic Digital Humanities can affect the development of the internet and have impact on sectors outside academia, and how other sectors can open up new areas for academic research.

Project planning framework for 3D imaging in cultural heritage, including 3D image quality assessment

Start: Jan 20, 2016 5:30:00 PM
End: Jan 20, 2016 6:30:00 PM

The potential of 3D images is increasingly recognized by heritage professionals for opening up new technological possibilities for digital documentation, analysis and research, exhibition display and education. Currently there is no comprehensive understanding of what constitute 3D image qualities for a digital artefact, from the point of view of a heritage professional. In this talk, Mona Hess will give an overview of the qualitative research undertaken to explore heritage professionals’ requirements.

Acts of being in proxies for prints. People in the Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum, circa 1770-1830

Start: Feb 3, 2016 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 3, 2016 6:30:00 PM

Satirical designs printed onto paper from engraved copper plates are a valuable source of behaviours, attitudes, controversies, and politics in late-Georgian London. Equally valuable to the historian are the detailed descriptions of some 12,000 of these satirical prints compiled by Mary Dorothy George and published as volumes five to eleven of the *Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires Preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum* between 1935 and 1954. Now indexed as a database hosted on the British Museum website, George's interpretations underpin most historical research into these most beloved objects of British Art via keyword searches and SPAQL endpoint queries enabled by the transformation of her catalogue entries into digital data.