History

event: CeRch seminar, 28th Feb: Building an Ontology of Creativity

28/02/2012 18:15

Creativity is a complex and multi-dimensional concept that encompasses
many related aspects, abilities, properties and behaviours and can be
viewed from many different perspectives. Difficulties in identifying a
comprehensive, widely-accepted definition of creativity have hindered
progress in computational creativity research as researchers have no
baseline to evaluate against or standards to aim towards. An important,
related issue is that of defining creativity in a machine-readable
format, such that a computational creativity system has a sufficient [read more...]

Location

Anatomy Theatre, Kings College London
United Kingdom

job: GIS Research Associate position at Lancaster University

Research Associate for “Spatial Humanities: Texts, GIS and Places”

Salary: £25,251 to £29,249
Closing Date: Friday 02 March 2012
Interview Date: Monday 02 April 2012
Reference: A380 [read more...]

event: IHR Seminar in Digital History: Magnus Huber (Giessen) 'The Old Bailey Corpus: Spoken English in the 18th and 19th Centuries'

20/02/2012 17:12
21/02/2012 21:00

Venue: ST276 (Stewart House, second floor) and streamed live on the web at historyspot.org.uk

Time: Tuesday, 21 February, 5.15 pm GMT

Magnus Huber (Giessen)

'The Old Bailey Corpus: Spoken English in the 18th and 19th Centuries'

Magnus Huber will be discussing the use of historical court records in the investigation of langauge change. A full abstract can be found below.

Abstract:

The 'Proceedings of the Old Bailey', London's central criminal court, were
published between 1674 and 1913 and constitute a large body of texts from [read more...]

event: IHR Digital History Seminar Spring Series

21/02/2012 16:52
30/03/2012 21:00

IHR Digital History Seminar Spring Series

Tuesdays 5:15pm Senate House (various locations), University of London

21 February Magnus Huber (Giessen)
'The Old Bailey Corpus: Spoken English in the 18th and 19th Centuries'
Room ST276, Stewart House, second floor

6 March Dan Cohen (George Mason)
'Finding Meaning in a Million Victorian Books'
S261 (Senate House, second floor)

20 March Adam Farquhar(British Library), Andrew Prescott(KCL), Melissa Terras(UCL)
The Future of the Past (round table session)
S261 (Senate House, second floor) [read more...]

job: Digital Humanities Specialist

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project funded by the US National Science Foundation is looking to engage the services of a specialist in a Digital Humanities support role. The position can be filled via a consulting contract or on a sub-award basis, depending on an applicant's particular circumstance, and compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. [read more...]

event: IHR Seminar in Digital History - 'Digital landscapes and Archaeology' Peter Rauxloh (Museum of London Archaeology)

06/12/2011 17:15

Institute of Historical Research Seminar in Digital History

'Digital landscapes and Archaeology' Peter Rauxloh (Museum of London Archaeology)

Venue: ST276 (Stewart House, second floor) and streamed live on the web at historyspot.org.uk

Time: Tuesday, December 6, 5.15 pm GMT

The central theme of the seminar series, is how digital technologies have enabled researchers into the past to gain new insights, new views and new perspectives on their subject which would otherwise be missed. This presentation will discuss such technologies in the context of two major projects carried out by MOLA, and will consider how digital technologies have effected the capture, manipulation and presentation of various types of data concentrating on the spatial. [read more...]

Location

Institute for Historical Research
Malet Street
London
United Kingdom

event: IHR Seminar in Digital History: Matt Thompson (University of York) 'From Which to Taste a Vicarious Holiday'; railway marketing, digital history and collaboration

01/11/2011 17:15

Venue: ST276 (Stewart House, second floor) and streamed live on the web at historyspot.org.uk

Time: Tuesday, November 1, 5.15 pm GMT

Matt Thompson (York)

'From Which to Taste a Vicarious Holiday'; railway marketing, digital history and collaboration [read more...]

Location

Institute for Historical Research
Malet Street
London
United Kingdom

event: Natural History Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Conference "Wallich and Indian Natural History: Collection Dispersal and the Cultivation of Knowledge"

06/12/2011 10:00
07/12/2011 18:00

For more information and to register, please visit: http://wallich.eventbrite.com

Conference Abstract:
This international, interdisciplinary conference will be held on the 6th and 7th December, 2011 at The Natural History Museum, London and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on the general theme of South Asian natural history collections, with a special emphasis on those of the Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich (1786–1854). Wallich is a major figure in the history and development of botany in the nineteenth century. As Superintendent of the Calcutta Botanic Garden between 1817 and 1846, he undertook botanical expeditions, described new plant species, collected thousands of plant specimens amassing a large herbarium, and commissioned local artists to draw beautiful botanical watercolours. His work has therefore been extremely influential in South Asian natural history research. [read more...]

Location

Natural History Museum, London (6th December) and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (7th December)
United Kingdom

event: DHLU Symposium 2012 ‘Websites as sources’

20/03/2012
23/03/2012

WEBSITES AS SOURCES:
How should humanities and social sciences approach, use and diffuse publicly available online sources? [read more...]

Location

Luxembourg
Luxembourg
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