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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Register now for CHASE Digital Humanities training programme

Are you a PhD student funded by CHASE or currently studying at one of the seven funding CHASE institutions? Digital Humanities at the Open University are leading the Arts and Humanities in the Digital Age programme.

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Opening Conference: Friday 20 February 2015, Room 2 Open University,Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, Camden, London NW1 8NP

This training programme is aimed at doctoral students who want to conduct research in an increasingly digital world. You will learn how how to integrate digital methodologies and media with discipline specific questions to develop your own research. Each workshop will comprise a classroom-based session that will immerse you in the key debates of Digital Humanities research and a practical, hands-on session that will train you in particular methodologies and tools. Plenary conferences will open and close the programme.

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Deadline – please apply by 31st January 2015 through CHASE training and development programmes