Torsten Reimer's blog

Addressing history - a new searchable historical database

AddressingHistory, a new website launching today, is asking history enthusiasts to explore their ancestors and local historical connections by finding and placing historical Scottish Post Office Directory listings on the map. [read more...]

blog: Vanishing Point(s), art installation for the DH2010 conference

Vanishing Point(s) is a site-specific art installation by Michael Takeo Magruder and Dr. Hugh Denard that explores creative collisions and collaborative possibilities between contemporary art discourse and humanities research. [read more...]


blog: Use and relevance of web 2.0 for researchers

Have a look at this RIN report - is featured!

This project looks at the extent of adoption of different web 2.0 tools in different subject fields and disciplines, and the different types of researchers who are using them. The project enquires into the factors that influence researchers to adopt and use Web 2.0 tools, and conversely the factors that prevent, constrain or discourage usage. [read more...]

Manifesto for the Digital Humanities,

A manifesto on Digital Humanities has just been published. It was written by participants of THATCamp Paris (May 2010). It is available in several languages, including English.

The Manifesto begins as follows:


We, professionals or observers of the digital humanities (humanités numériques) came together in Paris for THATCamp on May 18th and 19th, 2010.

Over the course of these two days, we discussed, exchanged, and collectively reflected upon what the digital humanities are, and tried to imagine and invent what they could become. [read more...]

blog: An Foras Feasa launches MA in Digital Humanities, commencing September 2010

An Foras Feasa (at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth) is pleased to announce a new MA in Digital Humanities degree, designed to fill an identified gap in current educational and professional provision. It is designed for graduates from both the Humanities and the Computing Sciences, integrating the needs, practices and challenges of humanities research with new methodologies, theories and practices in Information Communications Technologies.

Course Fees [read more...]

blog: DH2010 Conference : Student Assistant Bursaries

This scheme is designed to attract and enable up to 20 students to participate in the DH2010 conference. Successful applicants will be required to support the running of the conference for four hours each day.

1. Eligibility

Applications will be welcomed from registered PhD or MA students at higher education institutions, with no restriction on country.

2. Bursary provisions

The bursaries are designed to benefit the award winners in a number of ways:
* Free conference registration
* Free attendance at the Conference Dinner on Sat 10 July [read more...]


blog: Virtual Research Environment Landscape study - report available

Researchers increasingly use the Internet to communicate, collaborate and share information and data - particularly in projects that cross institutions, countries and, in some cases, even continents. Academic institutions are evaluating or deploying information management systems that facilitate sharing of expertise and collaboration among their staff and provide support for project management. [read more...]

Coalition of Humanities and Arts Infrastructures and Networks - CHAIN

A meeting was held at King's College, London, on 26th and 27th October 2009, between representatives of the following networks, infrastructure projects, and planning initiatives working with digital technologies in the Arts and Humanities:

Invitation to Participate in a Digital Humanities Study

Posted on behalf of the INKE team: this research project and associated survey may be of interest.


Dear Colleague, [read more...]

Digital Classicist - Call for Presentations

The Digital Classicist will once more be running a series of seminars at the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, with support from the British Library, in Summer 2010 on the subject of research into the ancient world that has an innovative digital component. We are especially interested in work that demonstrates interdisciplinarity or work on the intersections between Ancient History, Classics or Archaeology and a digital, technical or practice-based discipline. [read more...]

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