Date: Monday, February 8, 2021 – 14:00 to 15:00
Location: Online via MS Teams
Suzanne Forbes and David King will be talking about a new pilot project investigating the BAME Presence in British Politics. The project, being carried out in collaboration with the History of Parliament Trust, aims to assess the feasibility of, and methodology for, developing a public-facing database that records the BAME presence in British history over three centuries, including BAME membership of both Houses of Parliament, candidates in constituency elections, and individuals involved in local government and extra-parliamentary politics including activists and political writers.
The presentation will provide an overview of the project as a whole, with some more detailed discussion of the digital aspects of the project, including consideration of some of the challenges and opportunities posed by the sources available, and digital techniques that will be used to identify and explore them.
Suzanne Forbes is a Lecturer in History at the OU whose research focusses on political culture in Britain and Ireland. David King is a Visiting Fellow in Computing at the OU specialising in text analytics.
All are welcome. Please register through Eventbrite by Friday 5th February at 13.00 GMT.
This seminar will take place through Microsoft Teams. On the afternoon of Friday 5th February, you will be sent an invitation to the event via Eventbrite. The invitation will contain a link to the Teams meeting. Click it on Monday 8th February to join the seminar from 13.55 GMT.