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Digital Transformations 2012

The Digital Transformations Moot 2012 takes place on the 19th November in London and is a large scale day-long event for all with an interest in the new AHRC theme 'Digital Transformations'.  The theme aims to support the potential of digital technologies for transforming research in the humanities and the arts. Throughout the day, the members of the sotonDH team will be showcasing our work in the Hack Space. Continue reading →

e-learning symposium 2013

LLAS, Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies will hold its 8th annual elearning symposium on 24/5thJanuary 2013. The aim of the symposium is to seek to bridge the gap between the ‘techie’ and the teacher, giving educators ideas to help them integrate elearning into their practice but also to inspire them to see where the online future could lead. Continue reading →

18th century letters from Jamaica posted online give new insights into slavery

Historian and Senior Lecturer Dr Christer Petley has used digital technology to create an online teaching and research resource about slavery in the British Caribbean in the 18th century. Slavery and Revolution showcases the letters of a wealthy and powerful landowner in Jamaica. The website uses a blogging format to explore the world of Simon Taylor (1738-1813), a slaveholder and plantation owner who lived on the island during a period characterised by revolution, war, and imperial reform. 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 →

Google funds project investigating the geography of the ancient world

A University of Southampton led project, exploring how people of antiquity viewed the geography of the ancient world, has been backed by $50,000 of funding from Google, Inc. via its Digital Humanities Awards Program. Google Ancient Places (GAP) is developing a Web application which allows users to choose a classical text or book (500BC - 500AD) and then search for references to ancient places within it, presenting the results in a user-friendly interface. Continue reading →

Workshop on 3D Heritage on the mobile web – Part Three

'Mobile Heritage applications: the case of the Gorafe Dolmens' by Jon Arambarri, VirtualWare and Jaime Kaminski, University of Brighton Jon gave a short presentation on the VirtualWare services on virtual and augmented reality applications. (for more information go to www.virtualware.es) This presentation considered how a mobile app has been used to augment a wider strategy of providing visitor information about the archaeological landscape in the region of Gorafe, Spain. Continue reading →

Workshop on 3D Heritage on the mobile web – Part Two

'Use and discoverability of 3d in the context of Europeana' by Jan Molendijk, Europeana Foundation Jan talked about Europeana, the discoverability service for Europe’s digital heritage objects (http://www.europeana.eu/portal/) and the links with 3D-COFORM. Also, he pointed out that ‘The New Renaissance’ report (2011) recommends ‘the reinforcement of Europeana as the reference point for European culture on-line. Continue reading →