Briefs about the colloquium PDF Print E-mail
Written by Segolene Tarte   
Monday, 17 May 2010 12:42

Sponsored jointly by the British Academy and JISC, the "e-Research on Texts and Images" colloquium positioned itself at the crossroads of Classics, Engineering, and Social Sciences. The study of how ancient and damaged documents are deciphered and the investigation of how to digitally support reading and interpreting them were at the centre of the first day of the colloquium. Covered themes included: approaches to image capture and processing; ethnographic study of documentary scholars and the cognitive processes they mobilize; web-based tools for manipulating, annotating, editing images of ancient texts and their transcription; constitution and access to digital knowledge bases. A panel wrapped up the day by summarizing and discussing the themes broached and the emergent trends in Digital Humanities research, such as, amongst others, the understanding of processes and the affordances between data and content. The second day, lead by Prof. David Robey, dealt with the broader applications of  ICT in the Humanities, such as: data mining into large corpora of texts; semantically linking texts; digitization of  Humanities material and data, and digital communities of experts.


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And many thanks also to all who attended, speakers, panelists and delegates for making this event a success!

Slides of the presentations will soon be available online, and a more official form of outcome for the event is currently under discussion.

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