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event: 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 [read more...]

Location

Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

event: IHR Seminar in Digital History: Dan Cohen 'Finding Meaning in a Million Victorian Books'

06/03/2012 17:15
06/03/2012 19:00

Venue: Rm 261 (Senate House, second floor) and streamed live on the web at historyspot.org.uk (Please note this is a different room to last time)

Time: Tuesday, 6 March, 5.15 pm GMT

Dan Cohen (George Mason University)

'Finding Meaning in a Million Victorian Books'

Dan Cohen, Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and an Associate Professor of History at George Mason University, will be presenting on his work on text mining Victorian literature. [read more...]

Location

Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

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...]

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

centre: Institute of Historical Research (IHR)

Link to project
Host institution: 
University of London
About the centre:

The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) is one of 10 member Institutes of the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Founded in 1921, it aims to promote the study of history and an appreciation of the importance of the past; to provide institutional support and individual leadership for the broad historical community; to offer a wide range of facilities and services which assist the researching, teaching, writing and dissemination of history; and to further high quality scholarship on particular aspects of the past by means of collective research projects.

project: The Indian Temple: Production, Place and Patronage

Temples dominated the landscape of India between the seventh and thirteenth centuries. Protected by kings and widely supported by endowments and other gifts, temples enjoyed ascendancy as centres of religious life, socio-economic power and artistic production. Although much research has been carried out on temple architecture since the late nineteenth century, important questions remain about how temples were patronised and constructed and the place they occupied in a medieval Indian polity. [read more]

project: Women in Modern Irish Culture

The database includes a whole range of publications, such as novels, articles, poems, memoirs, travel writing, essays, cookery writing, plays, films, etc. The database also provides biographical details, where available, such as birth dates, date of death, place of birth and death, places associated with a particular author, together with all known pseudonyms. Every known edition of a book, play, or film is listed, along with details of printers and publishers for each work. [read more]

project: A searchable, standards based catalogue of the Calum Maclean collection of Gaelic oral narrative

The Calum Maclean Collection Online Catalogue Project aims to make a major collection of material central to Scottish Ethnology available in digital form as an accessible and flexible research resource. The collection consists of over 13,000 manuscript pages of transcriptions of Gaelic folklore and song from the fieldwork of Calum Iain Maclean (1915-1960) carried out mainly in the Scottish Hebrides as well as in the Scottish Mainland Highlands. Primarily the collection consists of tale-texts together with full-length autobiographies from two major storytellers. [read more]

project: The Cairo Genizah manuscripts: Taylor-Schechter Old Series and the Mosseri Collection

The project aims to complete the cataloguing and detailed description of the Old Series of the Taylor-Schechter Cairo Genizah Collection and a substantial proportion of the Jacques Mosseri Genizah Collection. The T-S Collection consists of approx. 193,000 medieval (and early modern) Jewish manuscripts recovered from a storeroom (Genizah) in Old Cairo one hundred years ago, and is an unparalleled resource for the study of medieval Judaism, Islam and the history of the Mediterranean and Near East in the Middle Ages. The Old Series is the historical core of the Collection, and approx. [read more]
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