19 January 2010
Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm
Venue: Lock-keeper's Cottage Graduate Centre, Mile End
'Connected Histories: New Methodologies for Searching Distributed Electronic Sources'
Professor Tim Hitchcock, University of Hertfordshire and Professor Robert Shoemaker, University of Sheffield
All welcome - please contact the organisers to confirm attendance
This is the inaugural meeting of a new group of early career scholars involved in the creation of digital resources. It aims to provide a forum in which to discuss how new digital technologies can open new avenues of research in the arts and humanities. The first paper will introduce two new projects which will facilitate integrated searching of diverse datasets. The first, 'Plebeian Lives and the Making of Modern London', incorporates manuscript records from several London archives, the Old Bailey Proceedings, and historical datasets from the former AHDS, while the second, in partnership with the Institute of Historical Research, will create a federated search engine for over a dozen major electronic resources in British History, 1500-1900, including British History Online, EEBO, ECCO, the Burney Collection, and the Parliamentary Papers. Further meetings will follow throughout the year.
Dr Simon Dixon
English and Drama