Doing Digital Literary History – Delving into Massive Digital Archives

16 September 2020 - 7 October 2020

Online

Application forms should be returned to CDH Learning (learning@cdh.cam.ac.uk) by Monday 7 September 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by 10 September 2020.


 

Dr Julie Blake, Cambridge Digital Humanities

Massive digital archives such as the Internet Archive offer researchers tantalising possibilities for the recovery of forgotten and neglected literary texts. Yet the reality can be very frustrating due to limitations in the design of the archives and the tools available for exploring them. This programme supports researchers in understanding the issues and developing practical methods for delving into massive digital archives.

 

Aims

This programme aims to develop researcher knowledge, capacity and confidence in using massive digital archives for literary history research.

 

Objectives

To develop an overview and critical understanding of literary scholarship that has used digital recovery methods.
To practise and further develop productive practical techniques for delving into massive digital archives.
To consider critical and ethical perspectives on the nature of digital archives and the tools currently available for using them.

 

Eligibility

This programme is open to graduate students and staff at the University of Cambridge. PhD students and Early Career Researchers have priority for the scheme, but applications from MPhil students are welcome to apply. 

 

For further detail, registration of interest and application visit the registration page.

 

Week 1

Wed 16 September 11.30am - 12.15pm

Seminar on digital recovery in literary history research

Thu 17 September 11.30am - 12.30pm

Project development workshop 1

Fri 18 September 11.30am - 12.30pm

Office hour

Week 2

Wed 23 September 11.30am - 12.15pm

Seminar on techniques for delving into massive digital archives

Thu 24 September 11.30am - 12.30pm

Project development workshop 2

Fri 25 September 11.30am - 12.30pm

Office hour

Week 3

Wed 30 September 11.30am - 12.15pm

Seminar on critical and ethical perspectives on digital archives

Thu 1 October 11.30am - 12.30pm

Project development workshop 3

Fri 2 October 11.30am - 12.30pm

Office hour

Week 4

Wed 7 October 11.00am - 1.00pm

Project presentations