ATNU/IES Visiting Speakers
The ATNU/IES Virtual Visiting Speaker series is a monthly event that features leading digital humanists from all over the world to talk about and discuss their latest research. The topics covered by past events are as diverse as Digital Humanities itself, although our specific focus is on the treatment of text and literary works through computational methods. Each event runs for approximately one hour, with the invited speaker giving a short presentation followed by a lively discussion with the audience. The series is co-organised by ATNU (Newcastle University) and the Institute of English Studies, in collaboration with the Newcastle Centre for Data. ATNU is a transformative research project that unites researchers from the Humanities and Computer Science, while the Institute for English Studies is an internationally renowned research centre specialising in the history of the book and new critical approaches to literary history. Together, they created this unique series that makes the latest research in digital humanities freely available to the world: the series is entirely free and open to everyone, with most of our past lectures available online.
Our next speaker in the ATNU/IES Virtual Speaker Series is Diane Jakacki, from Bucknell University. Diane will talk to us about REED London, an exciting collection that gathers records of performance in London before 1642, and how it can help us to understand and map everyday life. Join us on the 27th of May at 19h00 (BST) from wherever you are in the world. For more information, see the abstract below and don't forget to register to receive the joining link! Click here to see the abstract and more information.
Katherine Bode talks about the crucial and thorny concept of computer modelling print cultural objects: what happens to these objects when they are digitised, how do they relate to each other within and without the same collection, and what does this all mean for research.