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sotonDH Small Grants: English accents and identity – Post 1

sotonDH Small Grants: English accents and identity – Post 1 by Fan Fang English is used worldwide as an international language for speakers of different languages and cultural backgrounds. My PhD project looks at the attitudes of Chinese university teachers’ and students’ towards their own and other English accents in the framework of English as a lingua franca (ELF), and explores how their attitudes towards different accents might affect their identity. Continue reading →

sotonDH Small Grants: Investigation into Synthesizer Parameter Mapping and Interaction for Sound Design Purposes – Post 1

sotonDH Small Grants: Investigation into Synthesizer Parameter Mapping and Interaction for Sound Design Purposes – Post 1 by Darrell Gibson Introduction The phrase “sound design” first started being used in the film industry in the 1970s [1].  Since this time it has been used in many different contexts and now means different things, to different people so it is worth clarifying its context here. Continue reading →

sotonDH Small Grants: Visualising intertextual dimensions of the Gothic itinerary in George Sand’s Consuelo and La Comtesse de Rudolstadt – Post 1

sotonDH Small Grants: Visualising intertextual dimensions of the Gothic itinerary in George Sand’s Consuelo (1842) and La Comtesse de Rudolstadt (1843) – Post 1 by Marilyn Mallia I am a 3rd year PhD student in Modern Languages, and my thesis investigates the uses French writer George Sand makes of the English Gothic Novel in her novels.   'Intertextuality' of this comparative kind lends itself to electronic visualisation. Continue reading →

sotonDH Small Grants: Medieval Palaeography and the Digital World – Post 1

sotonDH Small Grants: Medieval Palaeography and the Digital World – Post 1 by Jacopo Mazzeo I am a second year PhD student in Musicology. My main subject is Medieval Palaeography which is a discipline that studies ancient musical notations. I usually work with high quality digital images: these are basically pictures taken from medieval manuscripts where I find music that I have to decode and sometimes translate into modern notation. Continue reading →

Making Digital: Visual Approaches to the Digital Humanities

Over the past few months Gareth and I have been lucky enough to be involved in a project working with artists from Winchester School of Art to develop a series of training events looking at the relationship between art and archaeology.  This project has been a fantastic experience. Later this week, we are all going to EVA London 2013 to talk about the project, and we wanted to share with you the paper we've collaboratively written. Continue reading →

Gender and Digital Culture

The Gender and Digital Culture Project is currently running its inaugural survey, and we need your help to enable us to understand how gender informs the ways people use digital communication in their professional lives. You can go to the survey right away by clicking here, or continue reading to find out more about the project itself. Continue reading →

sotonDH Small Grants: Introducing ‘Mapping Libel Performance in Early Modern Devon’

Accounts of early modern libel survive in the Star Chamber records, from which I have transcribed the Devon cases; these libels, I argue, should be seen as public performances and analysed in light of this. Having received a SotonDH grant, work has begun on a digital mapping resource which aims to present instances of performance-based libel from the county of Devon alongside key features of the contemporary landscape in order to demonstrate their performance nature. Continue reading →

Digital Transformations in the Arts and Humanities: Big Data Workshop

I spent today at the fascinating AHRC Big Data workshop: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/News-and-Events/Events/Pages/Big-Data-Workshop.aspx If you got lost (like me) @ahrcdigitrans Big Data workshop is under here :-) pic.twitter.com/Cyo124y4tb — Graeme Earl (@GraemeEarl) June 25, 2013 I made notes of what I saw as the headline issues, relating to the forthcoming funding call and what the AHRC considers of interest in the context of Big Data. The workshop was intended to influence the call. Continue reading →