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Humanist Archives: Feb. 14, 2019, 6:17 a.m. Humanist 32.454 - textual editing (Newcastle); material culture (Uppsala)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 454.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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    [1]    From: Christopher Ohge 
           Subject: Training event: Textual Editing in the Digital Age, Newcastle, 1–5 April 2019 (46)

    [2]    From: EDDY, MATTHEW D. 
           Subject: Materials and Culture in/for the Digital Age (Durham; Uppsala and Groningen) (103)

        Date: 2019-02-13 13:00:21+00:00
        From: Christopher Ohge 
        Subject: Training event: Textual Editing in the Digital Age, Newcastle, 1–5 April 2019

Textual Editing in the Digital Age
Newcastle University, 1-5 April 2019

Animating Text (Newcastle University) and the Institute of English Studies
(School of Advanced Study, University of London) are pleased to
announce Textual Editing in the Digital Age, an intensive 5-day training 
series that will focus on new methods for creating and analysing digital 
scholarly editions.

The sessions will be convened by James Cummings (Newcastle, Text Encoding
Initiative), Tiago Sousa Garcia (Newcastle), and Christopher Ohge (London),
with guest tutors Charlotte Tupman (Exeter) and Francesca Benatti (Open U).
The training will consist of alternating lectures and practical
workshop sessions on textual editing with XML technologies, including
a thorough grounding in Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) guidelines as well
as introductions to XPath searching and TEI publication tools. Also planned
are afternoon presentations of case studies, a visit to Newcastle's special
collections library, and social outings in and around Newcastle.

Registration is open to all, but preference will be given to MA and PhD
students and early career staff from Northern England, Northern Ireland,
and Scotland. There will be no charge for the workshop.

Space is limited. To apply, please enter your details in the following
application form
by 4 March 2019.

If you have any questions before applying, please don't hesitate to
contact us at animating.text@newcastle.ac.uk.

For more information, consult our GitHub (https://atnu-ies.github.io/digital-
editing-2019/) page.


Dr Christopher Ohge
Lecturer in Digital Approaches to Literature
Institute of English Studies | School of Advanced Study | University of
Senate House, Room 242 | WC1E 7HU London
Editor, Melville Electronic Library  | Associate
editor, Melville’s Marginalia Online 
Phone: 020 7862 8729 | Web: christopherohge.com | Twitter: @cmohge

        Date: 2019-02-13 12:24:58+00:00
        From: EDDY, MATTHEW D. 
        Subject: Materials and Culture in/for the Digital Age (Durham; Uppsala and Groningen)

“Things That Matter. Materials and Culture in/for the Digital Age.”

The Groningen-Uppsala-Durham International Summer School
in Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
   Uppsala, 17-21 June
For further information and for signing up, please contact Dr Dario
Tessicini, dario.tessicini@durham.ac.uk.

“Things That Matter” is a module offered in partnership by the
Universities of Uppsala, Groningen and Durham. It takes place during the
Easter Term, and consists of a preparatory ‘International Classroom’
module delivered online, and of a week-long Summer School held each year
in one of the partner universities in collaboration with their local
cultural institutions (University of Uppsala, Gustavianum; University of
Groningen Library and Museum; Durham Palace Green Library).  Content
“Things that Matter” addresses the tension between the materiality of
sources and their digitization. The recent advances of digital
technology have created new modes of reproduction and forms of
consumption that have substantially reshaped the concepts of ‘object’
and of ‘collection’ at the heart of cultural institutions such as
libraries and museums.  The Summer School engages with key questions
that arise from the study of the past in the digital age. These issues
include the changing nature of objects such as books and scientific
instruments as source materials; the history and practice of collections
and collecting, digitization and its challenges, both technological and

“Things that Matter” maps the possibilities and challenges posed by the
digital age for researchers. The ongoing process of digitization makes
sources of the past available to a previously unknown extent: but what
does this mean for researchers?

We will also discuss the role of objects in Public History. How does
society approach the legacy of “things” in museums and heritage
institutions? Which objects are “worth keeping”, why and when? Who
determines the selection process and what are the selection criteria for
curators, archivists and other agents in the sector? What collections
are digitized and why those? Who makes the selections? How do we meet
scientific demands on systematic design and transparency when working on
online search engines and on differing (and sometimes incompatible)
designs of data bases?

The Summer School brings together experts from both academia and the
cultural heritage sector. Over the course of one week of intensive
teaching, they will deliver lectures, lead seminars and hands-on
sessions in libraries and museums, supervise student-led projects and

Participants: Master and PhD Students in History, Art History,
Archaeology, Literary Studies, Library and Museum Studies.

Teaching Methods and Contact Hours:

- Preparatory online module [optional]
The online module runs for 6 weeks in the Easter Term. Total hours: 70
[inclusive of student-led seminars, discussion groups, and structured


1. Research Presentation and Introduction: Students present their own
research or research design submitted and shared online and then
presented in virtual classroom at an introductory session. 

2. Critical Reading: Prepare and assess key readings related to the 
subject “Things that Matter”. Students reflect in writing on required 
readings (which is done individually), identify 4 key questions 
related to the reading which are shared and discussed in the plenary 
virtual class room, where 4 guiding principles are developed to be 
applied to the design of a virtual collection

3. “Dry Swim”:  Virtual Collection: Students of each of the
three partner universities design a virtual collection of materials
specific to the host Library/University Museum which they present to the
students of the other partner universities.

4. Creative writing and reflection task: An Itinerary of an
Object: a collaborative essay written by student groups.

Summer School (17-21 June 2019)

Programme: approx.  30 hours of teaching and learning activities over
the course of one week (Monday-Friday). Typically, the Summer School
will consist of lectures, hands-on sessions and excursions and
student-led group work.

1. Actively participate in all components of the Summer School.
All participants must demonstrate that they have digested and analysed
the reading for each component of the Summer School 
2. Present their own research in progress or research design
3. Write an essay in which they critically discuss the themes of
the Summer School in relation to their own research
4. Write a SWOT analysis of the Summer School in which they
reflect critically on their learning experience

  Academic coordinators: Dr Mikael Alm (Uppsala); Prof. Raingard Esser
(Groningen); Dr Dario Tessicini (Durham)
  DU Contact: Dario.Tessicini@durham.ac.uk;

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