UCL Centre for Digital Humanities


UCLDH online: Central Asia and the role of digital heritage inventories

19 May 2022, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

Prof Tim Williams (UCL)

Technology is global, but where we live affects how we apply digital solutions to humanities work. We all have what Roopika Risam described as a digital humanities (DH) “accent”. This seminar series explores those accents by looking at DH research here, and there, and over there too. This is a chance to build greater global awareness and empathy about regional and local approaches to digital humanities in the twenty-first century.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Dr Adam Crymble

This seminar series is co-hosted by scholars living in three countries, nine time zones apart. Building upon our successful “Digital Humanities Longview” series (2021), this is a further bridging of trans-Atlantic digital humanities centres to promote a global conversation. We are committed to fostering rich international discussions from a diverse range of perspectives, with an emphasis on reflective practice.

Co-hosted by UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, the Centre for Digital Humanities, Uppsala, & the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, Stanford.

About the Speaker

Prof Tim Williams

Professor of Silk Roads Archaeology at UCL Institute of Archaeology

Tim is interested in Urbanism and complex societies along the Silk Roads; Late Antique and Early Medieval Central Asia and the Silk Roads; Management of archaeological sites, cultural routes and landscapes; Recording and analysis of complex stratigraphy, integration of complex data sets. He established the UCL/Northwest University (Xi'an) Silk Roads Research Centre in 2018. Now Principal Investigator of the Central Asian Archaeological Landscape (CAAL) project, which is assisting Central Asian countries to digitise archives and national monument records, to create a strategic resource for the countries and the region.Specialist in archaeological site management.

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