[Humanist] 25.544 events: London Seminar for December
Humanist Discussion Group
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 544.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
Subject: London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship
London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship
Julianne Nyhan and Anne Welsh: 'Hidden Histories: Computing and the
15 December 2011
Room 265, Senate House, 2nd floor
All are welcome.
The application of computing to the Humanities is not new and can be
traced back to at least 1949, when Fr Roberto Busa began researching the
creation of an index variorum of some 11 million words of medieval Latin
in the works of St Thomas Aquinas and related authors. Notes and
contributions towards a history of the computer in the humanities have
appeared in recent years; however, our understanding of such
developments remains incomplete and largely unwritten.
The Hidden Histories project (funded by the University of Trier's
Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Forschungszentrum (HKFZ) and the
Centre for Digital Humanities, UCL ) aims to gather and make available
sources to enable the social, intellectual and cultural conditions that
shaped the early take up of computing in the Humanities to be
investigated. The project draws on an interdisciplinary method bundle
from Oral History, Digital Humanities and Historical-Cultural Studies.
With the aim of capturing memories, observations and insights that are
rarely recorded in the scholarly literature of the field it carries out
interviews with 'pioneer' or 'early adopter' scholars and practitioners
from c. 1949 until 1980 (that is, from main frame computing to the
coming of the personal computer). The presentation will give an overview
of progress to date, with particular emphasis on the methodological
pillars of our project.
Anne Welsh is Lecturer in Library and Information Studies at University
College London and a member of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities.
Her research and teaching is centred on documentation, metadata and
especially Historical Bibliography.
Julianne Nyhan is Lecturer in Digital Information Studies in the
Department of Information Studies, UCL, and a Wissenschaftliche
Mitarbeiterin in the Centre for Digital Humanities, Universität Trier.
Professor Willard McCarty, Department of Digital Humanities, King's
College London; Professor (fractional), University of Western Sydney;
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.isr-journal.org); Editor,
Humanist (www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist/); www.mccarty.org.uk/
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