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Visiting fellowships in Computational Humanities in the Netherlands

The following funding opportunity might be of interest to SotonDH members: Visiting fellowships in Computational Humanities, based at the eHumanities Group, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Applications for 2013 now open! These visiting fellowships are intended to enable scholars working in computational humanities to conduct research and to participate in the academic life of the eHumanities Group of the KNAW. Continue reading →

Lecture in Tartu: Digital Archaeologies: Imaging, Fieldwork and Simulation of the Ancient World

I have finished writing my talk for tomorrow at the University of Tartu. The abstract is below. I am going to concentrate on the data capture aspects of the Portus Project and the data visualisation components of our work at Catalhoyuk, with some mention of the RCUK PATINA project and the AHRC RTISAD project. Tomorrow will be my last full day in beautiful Estonia. An amazing place. Continue reading →

Portus Lecture

A lecture given by Professor Simon Keay that will link with the BBC television documentary with which he has been closely involved. The lecture will be chaired by Professor Don Nutbeam, Vice-Chancellor. Portus, the maritime port of Imperial Rome, was an entirely artificial creation and one of the great engineering feats of the ancient world. Recent work at the site has produced results that promise to change our understanding of the purpose of the port at different periods of antiquity. Continue reading →

2012 Social Networks Data Reveals Decline of Many

Since 2008 ignitesocialmedia.com has been collecting stats on a very wide range of online social networks. Now for the fifth time they published their annual report, making available a wealth of valuable data. The 2012 report reveals that the Online Social Networks market seems to become increasingly saturated, with a few giants dominating the market whilst the vast majority sees a decrease in interest. Continue reading →

SotonDH @ Digital Humanities 2012 in Hamburg

This year's Digital Humanities conference ended this weekend and it was a great success. The entire event was perfectly organised by the University of Hamburg. They even anticipated rain by providing DH-branded umbrellas. There was a record number of delegates, presentations were of high quality and the social events were a reflection of its host city's image as a party capital and heimat of The Beatles. Continue reading →

sotonDH Small Grants: Painting a City with Sounds – An Audio Portrait of Southampton

Composing in the digital studio, I find objects from my surroundings to create virtual ʻinstrumentsʼ from urban and rural sources, machine and human. They are combined, transformed, augmented. Audio Portrait of a City is a an aural snapshot of a place in a time, the largest project of its kind anywhere. Using spoken word and field recordings, I am building a sonic snapshot of a year in Southampton, a vast soundscape stretching across the entire city. Continue reading →

Half a million website visits!

At 1.30pm on Tuesday July 3rd a website created by the eLanguages team in Modern Languages received its 500,000th visit. ‘Prepare for Success’ (www.prepareforsuccess.org.uk) is a website of free interactive learning resources for international students planning to study at any UK university or college. It is also being used extensively by receiving institutions in the UK, as well as by institutions overseas. Continue reading →

Connected Past videos online now

Two months ago members of SotonDH organised a conference about networks in archaeology and history, called The Connected Past. The event was great (or at least that is how we experienced it). But if you were not able to be there you will be happy to know that the recorded talks are now available online. The recorded talks are illustrative of the wide range of topics by scholars from an equally diverse range of disciplines. Continue reading →