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Digital Approaches for Humanities Research

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Digital Approaches for Humanities Research

Taster session: 16 October, 1-5:30 pm

Location: Senate House (Montague Room), University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

This half-day taster session provides a broad overview of digital approaches for humanities research. The goal is to acquaint participants with various cutting-edge digital tools and methods used today to address core humanities-related research questions. This event is envisioned primarily for PhD students and supervisors with little to no prior knowledge of how to use digital approaches to pursue humanities-related research.

The taster event will consist of a series of four sessions, each an hour in length. The first session will provide an overview of key issues that cut across different disciplines and research approaches, while sessions 2–4 will give a more detailed view of how digital methods may be used in specific research areas.

  1. Introduction to the ‘Arts and Humanities in the Digital Age’ training programme
    (Nadine Zubair, UEA)

  2. Text-based analysis (e.g., topic modeling, word occurrences, clustering)                   
    (Dr Shoaib Jameel, Kent)

  3. Studying visual culture (e.g., the use of laser scanning, photogrammetry, or 3D archives to record and analyse art, architecture, and other forms of cultural heritage)     (Dr Paola di Giuseppantonio di Franco, Essex)

  4. Spatial humanities (e.g., GIS for experiential mapping and the analysis of incomplete/irregular space-related data)
    (Dr Justin Colson, Essex)

This event is free for all PhD students and staff from universities within the CHASE consortium, but pre-registration is essential.

Location: Senate House (Montague Room), University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

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