Digital Scholarship: a Day of Ideas

This was a day of talks and discussions for staff and PhD students in HSS, to inspire and share ideas for digital research, teaching and scholarship. An exciting programme of invited speakers working in the field of digital scholarship presented their ideas and their work.

You can see videos of the day of ideas presentations on YouTube.

You can also enjoy the Twitter record and Nicola Osborne’s liveblog of the event.

date: Thursday 23 February 2012

time: 9.30-5.15

venue: The Business School, Buccleuch Place


9.30 coffee and registration
10.00 Introduction: Prof Dorothy Miell
10.15 Digital humanities Dr Melissa Terras, Reader in Electronic Communication and Co-Director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, University College LondonThe Vision After the Sermon: establishing an institutional digital humanities presence

chair: Dr Sian Bayne

11.15 Digital ethnographies Dr TL Taylor, Associate Professor in the Center for Computer Games Research, IT University of CopenhagenEthnography as Play

chair: Prof Charlie Jeffery

12.15 lunch
1.30 Digital collections Prof Jane Ohlmeyer, Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern History, Trinity College, DublinThe 1641 Depositions: the growth of a flagship project

chair: Prof Alvin Jackson

2.30 Digitality across the disciplines Dr Chris Speed, Lecturer and Reader in Digital Architecture, eca, University of EdinburghLiquid Media: trans-disciplinary projects in digital technology

chair: Prof Chris Breward

3.30 tea
4.00 Digital data Dr Erez Lieberman-Aiden, fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and Visiting Faculty at GoogleCulturomics: quantitative analysis of culture using millions of digitized books

chair: Dr Miles Osborne

5.00 conclusion: Dr Sian Bayne and Dr Sarah Anderson
5.15 finish