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Eastern ARC Digital Humanities PhD Workshop: Where are the Humanities in the Digital Age?

  • The Enterprise Centre 1.02 University of East Anglia NR4 7TJ (map)

Time: 11:00 – 16:30

Venue: The Enterprise Centre 1.02

This workshop will bring together doctoral students from across the Eastern ARC and the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) to discuss the ways in which digital technologies interact with and inform research. Digital technologies have the potential to enable new ways of working, allowing new questions, facilitating access to research materials, creating synergies across the humanities, and creating new areas of research. This PhD workshop provides a forum for doctoral students undertaking research into digital phenomena, or using digital methodologies, to discuss their research with peers and senior colleagues.

We welcome submissions from PhD students at any stage of their work, and from across the Arts and Humanities. The study day is intended to be an informal environment for doctoral students to share and develop their work, with feedback from their peers and from senior colleagues in the broad field of Digital Humanities. We are therefore particularly interested in hearing work in progress. Eastern ARC has particular strengths in digital archives, spatial humanities, big data, and the digital creative arts, but we would love to hear from students from any discipline in the Arts and Humanities with relevance to the theme.


We invite all interested doctoral students to submit their research proposal, which should comprise a brief (no more than 300 words) abstract of your intended topic. In your submission, please include your abstract, your year of study, institution and contact details. To allow for discussion around the papers presented numbers will be capped at 15 PGR students, with preference given to those who submit a proposal to present. Please send all proposals to Dr Paul Gooding (UEA) by 17 June 2016.

All papers should be presented in Pecha Kucha format (20 slides for 20 seconds). The guidelines suggest only images should be used, but we are happy for you to use a mix of images and text – however bear in mind that each slide is intended to last for 20 seconds! This means that introductory papers, or those that focus on a particular problem in your thesis, may be the most suitable.


11:00 – 11:30 Arrivals
11:30 – 11:45 Introduction (Dr. Karen Smyth)
11:45 – 12:45 Pecha Kucha Session 1 (Chair Dr. Paul Gooding)
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Pecha Kucha Session 2 (Chair Dr. Amanda Wilkinson)
14:30 – 14:45 Refreshments
14:45 – 15:45 Pecha Kucha Session 3 (Chair Dr. Benjamin Vis)
15:45 – 16:30 Discussion: supporting Digital Humanities PhDs across the Eastern ARC (Chair Prof. Paul Allain)

Eligibility and Costs

The workshop will be free to attend for all Eastern ARC staff and CHASE postgraduate research students. Travel costs for students will be reimbursed. Please contact your local EARC Research Fellow Paul Gooding (UEA), Amanda Wilkinson (Essex) or Benjamin Vis (Kent) for further information.

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