[Humanist] 27.1014 events: the Great Parchment Book, imaging & conservation

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri May 2 07:20:38 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 1014.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 13:37:49 +0100
        From: Melissa Terras <melissaterras at gmail.com>
        Subject: Great Parchment Book conference on imaging and conservation, London, 25th July 2014

London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) has been working with partners at University College London (UCL) on a ground-breaking project to conserve, digitally reconstruct, transcribe and publish the 17th century Great Parchment Book of the Honourable the Irish Society.
You find out more about the project on the Great Parchment Book website at http://www.greatparchmentbook.org/.
LMA is holding a free Great Parchment Book Day at LMA on Friday 25 July 2014. The morning will focus on the Great Parchment Book story; the afternoon will look to the future and explore accessing historical documents through innovative technologies. A more detailed programme will be posted in due course, but in the meantime you can reserve your place at
In connection with this LMA is exploring the possibility of developing its role as a centre of expertise for the conservation, imaging, and digital flattening of distorted parchments using UCL’s digital platform, and engaging in collaborative partnerships with other institutions holding such documents. If this would be of interest to you and you would like to explore further, please contact philippa.smith at cityoflondon.gov.uk
And last, but not least the Great Parchment Book project has received a European Succeed Award Commendation of Merit. The winners were selected from 19 nominations world-wide and, due to the high quality of the project, the Board decided to distinguish it with one of two Commendations of Merit.
Succeed is funded by the European Union. It promotes the take up and validation of research results in mass digitisation, with a focus on textual content. You can find further information about the awards by clicking on  http://succeed-project.eu/succeed-awards and http://succeed-project.eu/succeed-awards/awards-2014.
Mrs Philippa Smith 
Principal Archivist (Collections and Systems Management), 
London Metropolitan Archives, 
40 Northampton Road, 
Tel. 020 7332 3843 (direct line) 
Fax. 020 7837 4306 
Email: philippa.smith at cityoflondon.gov.uk 
Explore our latest project http://www.greatparchmentbook.org/

Melissa M. Terras MA MSc DPhil CLTHE CITP FHEA
Director, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities
Professor of Digital Humanities
Department of Information Studies
Foster Court
University College London
Gower Street
Tel: 020-7679-7206 (direct), 020-7679-7204 (dept), 020-7383-0557 (fax)
Email: m.terras at ucl.ac.uk
Web: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/melissa-terras/
Blog: http://melissaterras.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @melissaterras

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