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Humanist Archives: Feb. 6, 2019, 6:15 a.m. Humanist 32.426 - pubs: A History of Place

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        Date: 2019-02-05 14:57:24+00:00
        From: Stuart Dunn 
        Subject: Book launch: A History of Place in the Digital Age

Dear all

I'm very happy to invite you the launch of my book, 
A History of Place in the Digital Age:

This will be on May 9th at 6pm, in the River Room, Strand Campus,
King's College London.

A few details are below.  The event is free, but registration is essential.

Many thanks


This launch marks the publication of A History of Place in the Digital
Age (Routledge Publishing) by Stuart Dunn.

A History of Place in the Digital Age explores the history and impact of
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related digital mapping
technologies in humanities research. Providing a historical and
methodological discussion of place in the most important primary
materials which make up the human record, including text and artefacts,
the book explains how these materials frame, form and communicate
location in the age of the internet. This leads in to a discussion of
how the World Wide Web distorts and skews place, amplifying some voices
and reducing others.

The event will be opened and chaired by Professor Patrick Ffrench, Vice
Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, King's College
London. A discussion of the topic will be given by Jane Winters,
Professor of Digital Humanities at the School of Advanced Study.

Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Stuart Dunn is Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at King's College
London, UK, where he has worked since 2006. He holds a PhD in Aegean
Bronze Age Archaeology from the University of Durham, UK, and has
interests in the history of cartography, crowdsourcing in the humanities
(with a special emphasis on Volunteered Geographic Information, or VGI),
and the Spatial Humanities.

Jane Winters is Professor of Digital Humanities at the School of
Advanced Study, University of London. Her current and past research
projects include Digging into Linked Parliamentary Data, Big UK Domain
Data for the Arts and Humanities, Traces through Time: Prosopography in
Practice across Big Data, the Thesaurus of British and Irish History as
SKOS, and Born Digital Big Data and Methods for History and the
Humanities. Her research interests include digital history, born digital
data for humanities research, digital scholarly editing, and open access

Patrick ffrench is a Professor in the Department of French and Vice
Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. He is the
author of five books: The Time of Theory: A History of Tel Quel (OUP,
1996); The Cut: Reading Georges Bataille's Histoire l'œil (British
Academy 2000); After Bataille: Sacrifice, Exposure, Community
(Legenda, 2007); Thinking Cinema with Proust (Legenda, 2018) and
Roland Barthes and Film: Signs and Affects /(Bloomsbury, 2019,
forthcoming). His current research concerns the experiments in
institutional life undertaken in the context of the movement of
institutional psychotherapy in France, and, as a longer term project,
forms of 'aberrant' movement in 20th-century French thought, literature
and film.


Dr. Stuart Dunn
Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Deputy Head of Department
Room S 3.19 | Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
London,  WC2R 2LS
Tel:  +44 (0)20 7848 2709
Blog: http://www.stuartdunn.wordpress.com/about

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