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Digital Humanities Project Starter Workshop

Thursday 25 April & Friday 26 April 2013

NB: applications are now closed.

- Forms part of UCL’s Digital Humanities Month, April 2013, supported by the Grand Challenge of Cultural Interaction

  • £5,000 project starter prize for the best cross-disciplinary digital humanities project
  • Only 12-16 places are available
  • Open to all disciplines across UCL. You don’t have to be a humanities researcher or a computer scientist to apply
  • Take a look at some of the digital humanities projects currenlty taking place at UCL
  • Apply by 9am, Monday, 25nd March 2013

Who can pitch the best project, and win seed funding (£5,000) to undertake a new project at the juncture of computing and the humanities? This is your opportunity to spend one and a half days working in cross-disciplinary project groups to formulate research proposals which will be judged by an expert panel.

This innovative workshop, led by a professional facilitator, will aim to stimulate new thinking about digital humanities and to catalyse collaborations across UCL with researchers who work in disparate subject areas.

Convened by Melissa Terras, Co-director, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, Reader in Electronic Communication, UCL Department of Information Studies.

Can’t make the workshop but interested in digital humanities? Contact Sarah Davenport, Co-ordinator, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities to be added to their mailing list at s.davenport@ucl.ac.uk.

Expert Judging Panel

  • David Beavan, Research Manager, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities / Department of Information Studies 
  • Lesley Pitman, Librarian & Director of Information Services, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
  • Melissa Terras, Workshop convenor and panel chair), Co-Director, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities
  • Claire Warwick, Co-Director, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, Head of the Department of Information Studies; Professor of Digital Humanities; Vice-Dean for Research for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
  • Tim Weyrich, Associate Director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities; Senior Lecturer in the Virtual Environments and Computer Graphics group, UCL Department of Computer Science.


1. You must be either an UCL member of staff or an UCL student.

2. Applications are welcome from senior to junior researchers but as a minimum requirement students must be studying for a PhD.

3. You must apply for a place at the workshop by completing an online application form. NB: applications are now closed.

4. Participants will be expected to attend as many of the Digital Humanities Month events as possible. A programme will be available shortly.

5. You must be able to attend both sessions of the workshop. Attendance will be required from approximately 2pm to 5pm on Thursday 25 April and 10am to 5pm on Friday 26 April. A workshop programme will be announced shortly.

6. Before you apply it is recommended that you prepare your answers to the following questions beforehand and then paste them into the relevant box in the online form:

  • Why do you want to participate in this workshop? (max 50 words)
  • Describe your research interests and experience (max 50 words)
  • Which disciplines would you like to work with at the workshop and why? (max 50 words)

7. Please note that we have used Eventbrite software to administer your application. It may seem as though you are registering for an event but your application will be considered in the normal way.

8. Please contact Michael Reade, Coordinator, Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction, OVPR, if you have any questions about the workshop or experience problems making your application, m.reade at ucl.ac.uk / 020 7679 8713

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