Building a Digital Humanities Lab

This morning I am at the *Building a Digital Humanities Lab* workshop, part of the pre-conference workshops at DH2010.

Angela Veomett from the University of California, Berkley introduces us to the Townsend Center and the Townsend Humanities Lab.
The Lab can be used by all scholars interested in the arts and humanities field. In order to use the Lab people need to register and become members. [read more...]

blog: Dr Hairy in: Old Fashioned Medicine

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The fourth in a series of 10-minute videos about the adventures and frustrations of an ordinary (but rather hirsute) General Practitioner. In this one, Dr Hairy tries to persuade one of his patients to lose weight - with hilarious results!

To view it on my site, go to ; or you can see it on YouTube at ; or it should be on DVblog ( in the next couple of weeks.

- Edward Picot [read more...]

London Lives Unconference III

And I'm back with the afternoon session. These panels are more traditional 20 minute papers. I'm attending Panel two which starts with Simon Dixon 'The Quakers of St Dionis Backchurch, 1690-1714: A Micro Study'. The London Lives website has allowed Dixon to extend earlier research on Quakers, and to improve the understanding of Friends in eighteenth-century London, which he says is under studied and not well understood. The general view of Quakers is that they intentionally kept themselves apart from the rest of society through endogamous marriage and quietism. [read more...]

London Lives Unconference II

The next session is eight short (8 minute!) presentations, in the spirit of the 'un'conference. Tim kept questions and Bob's answers to 30 seconds at the end of the last session, in order to keep things lively (and utilized a timer with a virtual bell to keep everyone honest). [read more...]

London Lives Unconference

I'm going to be doing a bit of live blogging from the London Lives Unconference which is happening today at the University of Hertfordshire, to celebrate the lauch of the London Lives website: This is of course all done quickly and on the fly, so please excuse any typos and my apologies to any of the speakers who are under-represented or even misrepresented. [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: London Churches, Part 3

"Inside, it's suddenly evening, suddenly quiet. Almost subterranean. Little glowing lights, opulent gloom. Big smooth pillars. Grey daylight gleaming weakly in the windows, seemingly a long way off, as if the outside world has gone faint and distant. The way it does when you're lying in hospital, wondering if you'll ever get back there. Like my Dad last year, that evening on the ward, my last visit." [read more...]

Text Encoding Initiative Announces Discount Digitization Programme

The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) has just launched a new digitization program, AccessTEI. This program allows member institutions to outsource the transcription and basic structural encoding of source material (whether in print or manuscript, in any language, any sized job), at bulk prices with Apex Covantage, a leader in digitization outsourcing. The program features an easy-to-use web-based portal ( [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: The BP/Gulf of Mexico Oil Disaster

The oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has been bothering me so much that I've now uploaded a web page about it at .

- Edward Picot - personal website - The Hyperliterature Exchange

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