This Project Will Self-Destruct in Five Years

8 June 2012, 09:30 - 16:45


The beginning, middle and end of a digital humanities project, and how to keep it alive

A Cambridge Digital Humanities for Early Career Researchers Workshop

The Cambridge Digital Humanities Network for Early Career researchers team is holding a workshop for postgraduates and early career researchers engaged in, or looking into, digital humanities, including the arts and social sciences. If you are an early career digital humanities researcher at Cambridge and you wish to present your project in this workshop, please click here or see the link at the right hand side of this page.

The event is free to attend but registration is required.  To see the programme and to register  your place online please go to the links on the right hand side of the page.

Confirmed speakers

Dr Stewart Brookes (DigiPal)
Dr Charles Crowther (Vindolanda project)
Dr James Brown (Cultures of Knowledge)
Chris Martin (CARET, University of Cambridge)
Dr Alison Pearn (Darwin Correspondence project, University of Cambridge)
Professor Andrew Prescott (King’s College London)
Professor John Rink (Chopin's First Editions Online and Online Chopin Variorum Edition)
Professor Alison Sinclair (Wrongdoing in Spain project, University of Cambridge)

& lightning presentations by Cambridge Early Career Researchers

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for early career researchers interested in digital humanities, please subscribe online here or email Jenna Ng and Gethin Rees with your contact details. 



9.30 - 10.00


10.00 - 10.15

Welcome address
Professor John Rink (University of Cambridge)
Chopin's First Editions Online and Online Chopin Variorum Edition

10.15 - 11.15

Dr Alison Pearn (Darwin Correspondence Project, University of Cambridge)
10 Things I wish I knew before I started this Digital Humanities  project

Chair: Professor John Rink 

    11.15 - 11.30

    Coffee break


    Lightning-talk style vernissage of Cambridge Digital Humanities researchers' projects

    Gerard Brisco
    Context Aware Art

    Mark Curran
    The Republic of Books

    Grant Young
    Navigating 18th Century Science and Technology: the Board of Longitude Digitisation Project

    Alastair Beresford
    Device Analyzer: Understanding What People do with their Smartphones

    Hilary Marlow
    Scriptural Reasoning online: Inter-faith Dialogue in a Digital Age

    James Aitken
    Artefacts of Ancient Judaism

    Gethin Rees
    Mapping the Jewish Communities of the Byzantine Empire: A GIS Approach

    Monique M Ingalls
    Worship on the Web: Building Networked Religious Community through Christian Devotional Music Videos

    Chair: Dr Jenna Ng


      Dr Helen Webster (University of Cambridge)
      Summer Digital Humanities Training (aka DH23)

      Chair: Dr Anne Alexander 




      Round-table session
      From Cradle to Grave to Afterlife: The Life Cycle of a Digital Humanities Project

      Dr Stewart Brookes (King's College London), DigiPal
      Professor Alison Sinclair (University of Cambridge), Wrongdoing in Spain
      Dr James Brown (University of Oxford), Cultures of Knowledge
      Dr Charles Crowther (University of Oxford), Vindolanda
      Chris Martin (University of Cambridge), CARET

      Chair: Dr Mark Curran


      Tea Break


      Closing Keynote

      Professor Andrew Prescott (King's College London)
      Does My Project Look Big in This? Projects in the Digital Humanities

      Chair: Dr Gethin Rees