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Digital Humanities Congress

Date: 6 - 8 September 2012

Location: University of Sheffield

The first Biannual Digital Humanities Congress was organized by The University of Sheffield's Humanities Research Institute with the support of the Network of Expert Centres and Centernet (http://www.shef.ac.uk/hri/dhc2012).

The HRI defines the DH as: 'the use of technology within arts, heritage and humanities research as both a method of inquiry and a means of dissemination'.

The keynote speakers were:

  • Professor Andrew Prescott (Head of Department, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London)
  • Professor Lorna Hughes (University of Wales Chair in Digital Collections at the National Library of Wales)
  • Professor Philip Ethington (Professor of History and Political Science, University of Southern California and Co-Director of the USC Center for Transformative Scholarship)

Papers on Medieval Topics

  • Takako Kato (De Montfort University), 'Transcribing incipits and explicits in TEI-XML'
  • Bill Endres (University of Kentucky), 'More than Meets the Eye: Going 3D with an Early Medieval Manuscript'
  • Guillaume Sarah and Florence Codine (CNRS, France), 'Transcribing early medieval epigraphy in the digital age'
  • Ségolène M. Tarte (University of Oxford), 'Cognitive Insights in Interpretation Building: Tailoring Software to Expert Practices'
  • Elisabeth Salter (Aberystwyth University), 'In the mind's eye: reflections on generating reader experience c 1350 - 1600'

You can download the programme and all the abstracts from: http://www.shef.ac.uk/hri/dhc2012.

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