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Our Winter 2019 Research Group meeting schedule will be posted here shortly.

All are welcome to attend our Research Group meetings. No RSVP is required - just turn up.

See below for a list of our upcoming and past guest lectures, workshops, and conferences.

Engaging with Screens (31 May 2017)

Engaging with Screens: Art, Archive, Book

31 May 2017

This interdisciplinary workshop invited participants to debate ways in which readers, publishers, artists, archivists, and curators engage with the computer screen and its technologies for the purpose of accessing, preserving, and displaying textual material and paper artefacts. By looking for common ground in a collaborative, cross-disciplinary forum, we sought to provide a new account of textual ‘form’ and its accessibility in the digital environment.

Speaking at the event were: Douglas Dodds (Victoria & Albert Museum), Julia Thomas (Cardiff University), Kathryn Brown (Loughborough University), Clive Izard (Armadillo Software), Katharina Karrenberg (Artist), Anna Dot Verdaguer (Universitat de Vic/Universitat Central de Catalunya) and Pablo Santa Olalla (Universitat de Barcelona), Ahren Warner (Loughborough University), Gabriel Egan (De Montfort University), and Clare Hutton (Loughborough University).

Privacy, Open Data and the Humanities Workshop (21 June 2018)

Privacy, Open Data and the Humanities Workshop

21 June 2018
School of Advanced Study (London)

The Cambridge Analytica scandal led to a privacy backlash and to calls for tighter regulation of Facebook and other Internet Giants. Social and computer scientists feared that legitimate researchers could be collateral damage. Yet there has been limited discussion on the plight of Humanities researchers confronted to “dark archives.” For example, the archive of the poetry publisher Carcanet in Manchester contains hundreds of thousands of emails, but it is currently closed due to data protection and technical issues. With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (May 2018), it may be even more complicated to access data in the future.

This workshop brought together academics, archivists and open data advocates to discuss the issues of privacy and access to data. We focused primarily (but not exclusively) on cultural data and the case of the Humanities.

Dr Christopher Ohge: 'Encoding and Analysis, and Encoding as Analysis, in Textual Editing' (5 December 2018)

Encoding and Analysis, and Encoding as Analysis, in Textual Editing

A guest lecture by Dr Christopher Ohge (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

5 December 2018
4PM - 5:30PM
Martin Hall 0.07

Dr Christopher Ohge is Lecturer in Digital Approaches to Literature at the Institute of English Studies, University of London. Previously he was an editor at the Mark Twain Papers and Project at the University of California, Berkeley, where his editorial credits included the third and final volume of the Autobiography of Mark Twain, a digital letters edition entitled Mark Twain: April Fool, 1884, and the forthcoming critical edition of the Innocents Abroad. For nearly a decade he has also contributed to two digital projects, Melville's Marginalia Online and the Melville Electronic Library, for which he is co-editor of a digital manuscript-based edition of Billy Budd, Sailor.