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Ephemeral Cities and the Forgotten Past

Start: Jan 18, 2017 05:30 PM
End: Jan 18, 2017 06:30 PM

Location: G31, Foster Court, UCL, Gower Street, LONDON, WC1E 6BT

UCLDH seminar series

History is written by the rulers, the despots, and the daring, but what of the lives on which their greatness is balanced?

Ephemeral Cities was an early model, an attempt to draw forgotten lives to the surface in hopes of seeing how great men were made, or, how they shaped popular opinion.

This seminar is a review of approaches, what worked, what needed to work better, and how - in looking back - it sought to see the future.

All welcome and there will be drinks and discussion after the talk. Please note that registration is required

Speaker

Erich Kesse is the Digital Library Programme Officer at SOAS University of London.  He has worked as a consultant on international digital library projects for the U.S. Department of State and several national governments.  Previously, he was Director of the Digital Library Center at the University of Florida and a co-founder of the Digital Library of the Caribbean