IHR Seminar in Digital History: Round Table 'The Future of the Past'

20/03/2012 17:00
20/03/2012 20:00

Institute of Historical Research Seminar in Digital History

Round Table, 'The Future of the Past'

Time: Tuesday, 20 March, 5:15 pm GMT (People from US watching the live stream keep in mind time difference is 1 hour less than usual)

Venue: S261 (Senate House, second floor) and streamed live on the web at historyspot.org.uk

The IHR Seminar in Digital History this week will be a special round table on 'The Future of the Past'. Several leading scholars will provide perspectives on the changing nature of historical enquiry in the digital age and reflect upon the ways in which engagement with digital sources and methodologies is leading to new knowledge about the past. The panel includes the following distinquished scholars:

Dr Melissa Terras is co-Director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, and Reader in Electronic Communication in the Department of Information Studies at University College London.

Dr Adam Farquhar is Head of Digital Scholarship at the British Library.

Unfortunately Professor Andrew Prescott has had to withdraw, but at the last minute Dr Torsetn Reimer has kindly agree to step in. Dr Reimer is Digital Infrastructure Programme Manager at JISC.

The session will be Chaired by Richard Deswarte. Richard is Head of the History Data Service and one of the convenors of the seminar.

The IHR Seminar in digital history is actively engaged in presenting and discussing new methodologies which have been made possible through the development of computational methods for the study of history. Further information can be found on the IHR Seminar page at http://www.history.ac.uk/events/seminars/321. Follow us on twitter @IHRDigHist or join the mailing list for seminar announcements: http://groups.google.com/group/ihr-digital-history-seminar-a...

Location
Institute for Historical Research
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

Location

Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom
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