Digital Humanities Colloquium, University of Manchester, 9 December 2016

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Room 4.4

Roscoe Building

University of Manchester

Oxford Road, Manchester

M13 9PL

United Kingdom

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Digital Humanities@Manchester Colloquium 2016/17

Our annual Faculty Digital Humanities project events are designed to allow experts from across the University to meet each other and develop new projects and collaborations.

The next Digital Humanities Colloquium will take place on Friday 9th December (Week 11), from 2.00-5.30pm, in Roscoe 4.4. The event will begin with a keynote lecture from Pip Willcox (Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford) followed by presentations from the University Library and School of Computer Science.

All Faculty of Humanities researchers are invited to attend to learn more about digital humanities and how to develop new digital research projects with computational partners from across the University. Please note: this workshop is designed to inform and inspire, and absolutely no technical expertise or prior experience is necessary.

Following our successful open calls for project funding in 2014/15 and 2015/16, this year we are seeking targeted expressions of interest from Faculty of Humanities researchers at all levels to develop new and innovative computational research projects with partners including the University of Manchester Library and the School of Computer Science.

This year we are focusing on developing new projects in two specific areas:

  • innovative projects driving out of the Library’s extensive electronic collections

  • cutting-edge research which can be developed in partnership with colleagues in the School of Computer Science (including text mining, linked data, image processing, and data visualization).

In addition to the above areas, expressions of interest in other areas of computational research are also welcomed. Following this December event, a formal Call for expressions of interest in new project ideas will go out in the New Year.


Provisional Programme:

1.30 for 2.00: Buffet lunch for all participants

2pm: Introduction, Dr Guyda Armstrong, Faculty Academic Lead for Digital Humanities

Pip Willcox (University of Oxford eResearch Centre and Bodleian Libraries), ‘A House of Leaves: Special Collections, Social Scholarship, and the Digital’

3pm: Presentation and discussion from UoM Library: Simon Bains, Phil Reed, and Rachel Kirkwood

4-4.15: Coffee break

4.15: Sean Bechhofer, School of Computer Science, ‘Fostering Digital Humanities Collaborations with Computer Science’: presentation of the 2016 UMRI projects and new initiatives

4.45-5.30: Next steps and concluding discussion

This event is open to all Faculty of Humanities researchers, but numbers are limited, so please register as soon as possible via the Eventbrite page. A lunch will be provided for all participants from 1.30pm.


For further information and any queries, please email dh@manchester.ac.uk

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Room 4.4

Roscoe Building

University of Manchester

Oxford Road, Manchester

M13 9PL

United Kingdom

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