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

Archive of Programme

Lives of the First World War: Reflection on IWMs’ Permanent Digital Memorial

Start: Feb 1, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 1, 2017 6:30:00 PM

Even while the First World War was still being fought, the newly-formed Imperial War Museum was asking the public to help it tell the story of the global conflict that shaped the world we live in today. The museum was formed not as a monument to military glory, but as a record of the toil and sacrifice of those who had served in uniform or worked on the home front.

Natural Historical Archives as Digital Challenge and Opportunity

Start: Feb 8, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 8, 2017 6:30:00 PM

In the first half of the nineteenth century, the Indonesian Archipelago witnessed various attempts to describe, classify and manage local natural resources. Next to a large number of detailed reports on the cultivation of cash crops, this resulted in a unique collection of fieldnotes, field diaries and drawings documenting the area’s variegated flora and fauna. Over the last decade, many of these handwritten manuscripts, drawings and specimens have been digitized and are now stored on servers of natural history museums in the Netherlands and beyond. However, owing to their heterogeneous character and complex structure, the material has never been fully disclosed and interlinked.

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.