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Digital History Seminar - Lent 2016

The Digital History graduate seminars combine reading sessions and guest lectures to think collectively about the role and challenges of the digital in historical writing and research today.

All seminars take place at 12.30-2pm on Tuesdays in Room 9 of the History Faculty. Lunch is provided. 

For further information, please contact Leigh Denault (ltd22) or Rachel Leow (rl341).

Week 1, 19 January
Reading session: Dr. Leigh Denault (Cambridge)
‘Digital Geographies & Inequality’. Readings will be available in advance.

Week 2, 26 January
Guest lecture: Prof. Tim Hitchcock (Professor of Digital History, University of Sussex)
‘The Digital Humanities in Three Dimensions: Listening to The Old Bailey Proceedings in Time and Space’

Week 4, 9 February
Reading session: Dr Rachel Leow (Cambridge) [this session is now cancelled and will be postponed to Easter Term]
‘Examining digital dissent: The Visualizing Cultures controversy at MIT’. Readings will be available in advance. 

Week 5, 15 February
Please note that this session takes place on Monday at CRASSH.
‘British Library Labs Digital Showcase’: An open lunchtime seminar to demonstrate how students can get involved in BL Labs funding calls, projects and events.

Week 6, 23 February
Guest lecture: Dr. James Baker (Lecturer in Digital History, University of Sussex)
‘The Hard Disk as the new Paper Archive: opportunities and challenges for historical research into the Information Age’

Week 8, 8 March
Guest lecture: Carys Brown and Alexander Wakelam (Cambridge)
‘Historians and Social Media.’

We are a network of researchers at the University of Cambridge who are interested in how the use of digital tools is transforming scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. This transformation spans both the content and practice of humanities research, as the diffusion of digital technologies opens up new fields of study and generates research questions which breach traditional disciplinary boundaries.

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