Professional Development

ATNU is committed to helping colleagues, early career researchers and postgraduates hone in their digital skills and learn about digital methodologies. We periodically organise short workshops around ATNU's specialities (digital text, digital editing, textual encoding) and other useful techniques. Keep an eye out on our news to enroll in the next workshop and read about what we have done in the past below.

ATNU/IES Virtual Visiting Speakers

Illustrating picture of a zoom conferenceIn collaboration with the Institute of English Studies, ATNU lauched in 2020/2021 its Virtual Visiting Speaker Series, a monthly lecture open to everyone. The invited speakers are some of the most well-regarded scholars in the Digital Humanities talking about their latest research at the cutting-edge of the intersection of Humanities and Digital Studies. Past speakers have included Elaine Treharne, Ted Underwood and Katherine Bode, with many more to come in the next months. Keep an eye out on our News section and on our Twitter Feed to sign up for our next events.

Coding for Humanists

Stock image for coding for humanistsIn 2020/2021, ATNU created a new monthly study group dedicated to teaching Humanists how to use computerised methodologies in their research. Each month, we meet to tackle a specific humanities' problem as a group: how to use a computer to analyse a text (or a set of texts); how to visualise and explore a social network created from humanities data; how to create and use maps to present and inform research -- and anything else members want to try or learn about. The study group is open to all HaSS staff and PG students, with a rolling registration available here. Join us!


A computer screen with TEI encoding showingIn partnership with the Institute of English Studies (London), ATNU has been organising and runnning an annual 'Textual Editing in the Digital Age' workshop. The workshop runs for a full week and offers a brief introduction to textual editing theory and a practical introductory course to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) covering the basics of XML and encoding, the structure of the TEI, basic encoding as well as some more advanced topics including customisation and publishing. The first workshop ran in 2019 and was incredibly well received by attendees. We are already preparing next year's workshop, so keep up with the news for more information and registration.

ATNU/NUHRI Workshops

A picture of a series of tools lying on paperIn collaboration with Newcastle's Humanities Research Institute (NUHRI), ATNU has been organising a series of workshops and events to enhance the digital skills of researchers across the university and the North East more generally. In the past, these have included a two-day workshop on stylometrics taught by a world-renowned specialist in the field and a roundtable discussion about machine learning and digital humanities. We are always keen to organise more of these events, so if you are a researcher at Newcastle and you want to learn more about a particular technology, let us know your thoughts and we might include your suggestion in our future plans!