Digital scholarship: day of ideas 2013

The Digital Scholarship ‘day of ideas’ took place on Thursday 2 May 2013.

Watch videos of the morning and afternoon international keynote papers here

Day of Ideas 2 tweets are available here (pdf)

Explore Nicola Osborne’s liveblog of the day


The second annual ‘day of ideas’ was a chance for all staff and PhD students in the College to hear about some of the inspiring work in the digital goings on in the humanities and social sciences, here in the University and beyond.

The programme combined sessions from Edinburgh researchers with international keynotes, and was a chance to network and share ideas for all those interested in digital research, teaching and scholarship.

date: Thursday 2 May 2013

time: 9.00-4.30

venue: The Business School, Buccleuch Place


9.00 Coffee and registration
9.30 Welcome – Auditorium Prof Dorothy Miell
9.45 Keynote – Auditorium
Dr Tara McPherson, School of Cinematic Arts, University Southern California
Scholarship across scales: humanities research in a networked world
Chair: Prof Dorothy Miell
10.30 Breakout 1 – LT7
Chair: Prof Simon Biggs
Breakout 2 – LT5
Chair: Prof Robin Williams
Dr Sophia Lycouris
(via Skype)
(Choreo)-haptic experiments for blind dance audiences
Jeremy Knox
Platform Games: playing with the boundaries of data collection in the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Dr Smita Kheria
Copyright, authorship and ownership in digital co-creative practices
Dr Penny Travlou
Ethnographies of co-creation and collaboration as models of creativity in the digital age
11.30 Coffee break
12.00 Breakout 3 – LT7
Chair: Prof Chris Speed
Breakout 4 – LT5
Chair: Prof Lydia Plowman
Dr Miranda Anderson
Dr Beatrice Alex
Digital history and big data: text mining historical documents on trade in the British empire
Mariza Dima
Design-led knowledge exchange between the academia and the creative industries
Dr Gian Marco Campagnolo
Digital professional personhood
1.00 lunch
2.00 Keynote – Auditorium
Dr Cecilia Lindhé, HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden
Rethinking medieval spaces in digital environments
Chair: Dr Sian Bayne
2.45 Final plenary – Auditorium
Chair: Prof Richard Coyne
Prof Burkhard Schafer
“It’s a computer m’lord”: law and regulation for the digital economy
Dr Eyal Poleg
Old light on new media: medieval practices in the digital age
Prof James Loxley  and
Dr Anna Groundwater
Letting your digits do the walking: on the road with Ben Jonson, 1618 & 2013
4.15 Finish and tea: networking post-event