Research Lunchtime Forum - Digital Support for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

10 June 2014, 12:00 - 13:30

CRASSH Seminar room S1, Upstairs in ARB

The Schools of Arts and Humanities and the Humanities and Social Sciences would like to invite all research staff to participate in the Research Lunchtime Forum on the topic 'Digital Support for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences'.

Researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences are increasingly turning to digital tools in their research, whether through the use of digital research methods, such as data-mining or 'distant reading' of texts, through the interpretation of digital sources including social media data, or through the creation of digital research outputs, from digital editions to visualisations, websites and databases. Digital tools also offer new possibilities for collaboration with other researchers or with wider publics through 'crowdsourcing' or Citizen Science methodologies.

This forum will provide researchers who are planning research projects involving digital elements, or who are extending and developing existing digital research projects, an opportunity to hear about different sources of support within the University including:

Advice on finding funding bodies for digital research
Support for concept development and proposal planning
Access to digital methods workshops and training
Support for digital development work through the University Library Advice on using digital tools for dissemination and public engagement
Speakers: Anne Alexander (Coordinator of the Digital Humanities Network), Grant Young and Chris Stokoe (Digital Services, University Library), Paul Calleja and Richard Mee (University Information Services).

Please note: bookings for the forum are now closed. If you would like to be notified of future events on this topic please email Anne Alexander.