[Humanist] 26.984 events: prosopography; data collections; biographical writing

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Tue Apr 23 07:07:09 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 984.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Belinda Michaelides <belinda.michaelides at WUHMO.OX.AC.UK>  (21)
        Subject: Workshop: Prosopography and History of Healthcare

  [2]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>            (16)
        Subject: London Seminar

  [3]   From:    Francesca Benatti <francesca.benatti at gmail.com>           (30)
        Subject: Digital Collections in the Humanities seminar, The Open
                University, 25 April

        Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:24:28 +0100
        From: Belinda Michaelides <belinda.michaelides at WUHMO.OX.AC.UK>
        Subject: Workshop: Prosopography and History of Healthcare

Workshop: Prosopography and History of Healthcare

Date: 1 June 2013

Venue: Kingston University

There is a growing band of historians conducting prosopographical 
projects on topics relating to healthcare. The subjects of known 
projects span the centuries and the trades, from early modern to the 
20^th century, and include nursing and medicine.  This workshop will 
bring together a group of historians who are actively using 
prosopography to study a diverse range of topics connected to history of 
healthcare, ranging from early modern medicine in England and Wales, 
nursing in Scotland, England and Denmark and Soviet psychiatry. The 
focus is on method rather than subject and the day is arranged to 
provide ample time for discussion.

If you are already using prosopography as part of your historical 
research or are considering a prosopographical project and want to meet 
people with experience in the methodology, please come along and join in 
the discussions. There is no registration fee but places are limited so 
book early.

Conveners: Sue Hawkins (Centre for the Historical Record, Kingston 
University); Carmen Mangion (Dept. History, Birkbeck College London; 
Helen Sweet, Wellcome History of Medicine Unit, Oxford University).

        Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 08:34:16 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: London Seminar

London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship
Thursday 25 April at 5.30pm, Room 234, Institute of English Studies, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU
Claire Harman, author, ‘Revisiting Syvlia Townsend Warner’
Claire Harman is a professional writer who has published four major literary biographies. Claire’s first biography was of the English novelist and poet Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978), which was published in 1983 and won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1990 for ‘a book of value from a writer of growing stature’. In this talk, Claire will talk about her approach to Sylvia Townsend Warner and will consider how the emergence of new digital technologies has changed the way in which biographies are researched and written. Claire is contemplating a project in which an electronic version of her biography will make supplementary materials on Sylvia Townsend Warner available, and will discuss the potential of new forms of publication for changing the ways in which biographies are presented.

Professor Andrew Prescott FRHistS 
Head of Department 
Department of Digital Humanities 
King's College London 
26-29 Drury Lane 
London WC2B 5RL 
+44 (0)20 7848 2651 

        Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:37:03 +0100
        From: Francesca Benatti <francesca.benatti at gmail.com>
        Subject: Digital Collections in the Humanities seminar, The Open University, 25 April

The Digital Humanities Thematic Research Network at The Open
University is pleased to announce the following event in its Digital
Humanities in Practice seminar series:

Digital Collections in the Humanities

Speaker: Prof. Lorna Hughes, National Library of Wales

Date: 25 April 2013
Time: 11.00am-1.00pm
Venue: Arts Music Studio, Perry D, Milton Keynes, The Open University

Digitisation initiatives in libraries, archives, museums and
educational institutions have created a 'deluge' of data in the
humanities that has transformed the information landscape and the way
it is navigated for research and teaching. The use of digital
collections for scholarship – using ICT based tools and methods – has
been the basis of transformative and innovative research across the
disciplines, allowing enhanced access to materials, and supporting new
modes of collaboration and communication.
This presentation will discuss the research programme in digital
collections at the National Library of Wales. This is developing an
evidence base for the use, value and impact of the digital collections
of Wales, and investigating the relationship between impact and the
long terms sustainability of digital collections.

A sandwich lunch will be provided. To book a place, please email
Heather Scott heather.scott at open.ac.uk by 22 April 2013.

For more information on Digital Humanities at The Open University,
please go to the Digital Humanities website

Dr Francesca Benatti
Research Associate in Digital Humanities
Faculty of Arts
The Open University

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