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New Digital Practices, Projects, and Audiences

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University of Liverpool

Seminar Rooms 1 and 5

Management School

Liverpool

L69 3BX

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This workshop showcases a range of new and developing digital projects in order to examine some of the opportunities, challenges and fresh insights offered by digital scholarship.

9.30am – Registration and introductions: Management School Atrium

10.00-11.15am - BAFTA-nominated screenwriter, director, activist and scholar Tina Gharavi will open the day with a screening and discussion of her 2015 documentary, People Like Us, a short film that explores experiences of wrongful conviction and exoneration in mass incarceration era Louisiana. This is followed by a discussion of her work-in-progress, Tribalism is Killing Us, a documentary feature and collaborative storytelling platform.

11.15am-11.45am – Morning Refreshments

11.15am-12.30pm -Tom English, Library Reference Executive at Gale-Cengage Learning, will demonstrate the text-mining of digital archives, using Science, Technology and Medicine, 1780-1925 a key part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online.

12.30-1.30pm - Lunch

1.30-2.15pm - Jon Hogg, Department of History @ Liverpool, introduces Using Primary Sources, a new Open Access electronic textbook that provides students with a digital guide to historical research.

2.15-3.00pm- Zoe Alker, Department of Sociology @ Liverpool, offers an innovative 3D/ Virtual Reality rendering of Jeremy Bentham’s panopticon.

3.00-3.30pm Afternoon Refreshments

3.30-4.30pm- Benjamin Ehlers and Alexandra Greco (Department of History @ UGA) and Nicholas Fuqua (Department of History @ Liverpool) present ‘Slavery and the 19th century Atlantic Economy’ a developing digital resource that taps into sources from archival repositories in Liverpool and Savannah.

In addition to demonstrating the content and functionality of these digital projects, the presentations also engage with practical questions of funding, collaboration, and consider especially the techniques, methods and audiences at the heart of digital resource design.

Colleagues from Humanities and Social Sciences are invited to register for the whole day, or to sign-up for a sample, and join a conversation about how digital mediums might compliment and inspire research and teaching innovation, and also open up opportunities for collaboration and public engagement.

The Economic History Society is supporting ten travel awards of £50 to PGRs interested in attending the workshop, these will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. If you are a PGR interested in attending and applying for the travel award please email j.g.kelly@liverpool.ac.uk.

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University of Liverpool

Seminar Rooms 1 and 5

Management School

Liverpool

L69 3BX

United Kingdom

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