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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

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Research Opportunities Offered by Digitisation

12th February 2014, 13:00 to 14:30, Senate Suite, University College, Durham, Prof. Andrew Prescott, King's College London

With a light lunch available from 12.30

A workshop organised by the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the Institute of Advanced Research Computing.

Please note that this workshop is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to a waiting list please contact

Professor Andrew Prescott, Head of the Digital Humanities Department at King's College London, will open this lunchtime workshop during which he will illustrate the increasing number of possibilities the field of digitisation opens up to researchers across a range of disciplines. The event will also include brief presentations from a number of colleagues at Durham who are currently embarking on research projects in the field. An opportunity will follow for discussion and the exchange of information and ideas.

Professor Prescott was from 1979-2000 a Curator in the Department of Manuscripts at the British Library, where he acted as British Library co-ordinator for a number of digital projects, including most notably Electronic Beowulf. He has served on the advisory boards of many digital humanities projects in Britain and America. Andrew is Chair of the Network of Expert Centres, a federation of digital humanities centres in the UK. He is a member of the Peer Review College of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and a Strategic Reviewer for the AHRC. Among the advisory groups on which Andrew currently serves are the JISC Digital Content Taskforce, the AHRC Digital Transformations Advisory Group. He is also Leadership Fellow for the AHRC’s Digital Transformations theme. 

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