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Digital History Program - Michaelmas 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.

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Seminars take place at 12.30-2pm on Tuesdays in Room 12, History Faculty,

Lunch provided.

For further information please contact the convener: Lukas Engelmann (lme35).

Week 1, 11 October

Introduction & Presentation of

Week 2, 18 October

Reading Session: Digital Humanities & Digital Histories: a Survey (Lukas Engelmann)

Week 3, 25 October

Reading Session: Postcolonial Perspectives on the Digital Archive (Leigh Denault & Rachel Leow )

Week 4, 01 November

Guest Input: Poornima Paidipaty (History): Postcolonial History of Data Production  in India

Week 5, 08 November

Guest Input: Gabriel Recchia (English): The Role of Computation in Humanistic Inquiry    

Week 7, 22 November

Guest Input: Jean Khalfa (MML) Mapping the Romanian Avant-Gardes 

Week 8, 29 November

Reading Session: Austerity and Digital History (Lukas Engelmann)

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.

Upcoming events

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Jan 25, 2018

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Feb 13, 2018

Room 5, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms

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