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Digital History Seminar - Michaelmas 2015

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, History Faculty

Lunch provided.

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

Week 2, 13 October
Reading session: ‘Theory and postcolonial thinking in the Digital Humanities’ led by Rachel Leow (History Faculty, Cambridge University) [Reading list].

Week 3, 20 October
No meeting

Week 4, 27 October
Guest lecture: Alan Blackwell (Professor in Interdisciplinary Design, Cambridge University)
‘The Challenge of Machine Learning for Humane Computer Interaction’ [PDF]

Week 5, 3 November
Reading session: ‘Digital traces of the Arab Spring’, led by Anne Alexander (Digital Humanities Network, Cambridge University) [Reading list].

Week 6, 10 November
Reading session: ‘Histories of the digital: Race and space in the digital humanities’, led by Leigh Denault (History Faculty, Cambridge University).


Week 7, 17 November
Guest lecture: Adam Crymble (Lecturer in Digital History, University of Hertfordshire)
‘Gamifying Big Historical Data: Video Games and Cultural Heritage’

Week 8, 24 November
Guest lecture: Stella Wisdom (Digital Curator, British Library)
‘British Library Labs: Digitised and Born Digital Records and Opportunities for Collaboration and Research’

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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