BL Labs Roadshow: NEW DATE 3 May


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Digital Humanities at The Open University presents the next event in its Digital Humanities in Practice seminar series

British Library Labs Roadshow

3 May 2017, 13.00-16.45

Library IL Suite, Open University Library, Milton Keynes

A series of presentations exploring the British Library’s digital collections, how they have been used and the lessons learned by working with researchers who want to use them. This will be followed by discussions and feedback around potential ideas of working with the Library’s data.

The Roadshow will showcase examples of the British Library’s digital content and data, addressing some of the challenges and issues of working with it, and how interesting and exciting projects from researchers, artists, educators and entrepreneurs have been developed via the annual British Library Labs Competition and Awards. This year we intend to focus on some of the lessons we have learned over the last four years of working with the Labs, promote our awards and get attendees thinking of what they might do with the British Library’s collections. The team will also talk about future plans at the Library to support Digital Scholarship. The day will include presentations from the researchers who are working on interesting Digital Humanities projects at the Digital Humanities Hub.

Please follow this link to Eventbrite to register for this event.

Digital Humanities Seminar: Network Science in Archaeology, 2 March

Digital Humanities at The Open University is pleased to present the next event in the Digital Humanities in Practice series.

Let’s get it right: towards best practice guidelines for network science in archaeology and computational modelling of the Roman Economy

Speaker: Tom Brughmans, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Konstanz

Date: 2 March 2015

Time: 12.30-2.30 pm

Location: Library Presentation Room, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

Tom’s abstract: The use of network science techniques for the study of the past shows great potential and has recently become more common practice. Less common but similarly promising is the use of computational modelling to study the Roman economy. However, the particular challenges posed by the application of both these recent methodological developments to the study of the past deserve more critical attention.

In this talk I will introduce these two research interests of mine and I will argue they are in need of best practice guidelines. As a visiting fellow at the Open University, I hope to explore ways of developing such guidelines, educational materials, and disseminating this information among academic and non-academic communities.

A sandwich lunch will be provided. To book a place, please email Matthew Pemberton ( by 25 February 2015.

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