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Digital Humanities: Where Digital Technology and Music Collide

The sotonDH seminar as part of multidisciplinary research week was really good. This year we focused on DH and Music. Lots of interesting speakers. Here are a few of my tweets from the day. Details of the event Ben Oliver talking about cochlear implants and music at Southampton multidisiciplinary research week #sotonde— Graeme Earl (@GraemeEarl) February 8, 2012 Radiohead's Philip Selway involved in cool bit. Continue reading →

Visit to centre for e-research Leipzig

Last week Matteo Romanello and myself visited Marco Büchler and his colleagues in the eTraces project, based in Leipzig. We were introduced to the fascinating work on the interface between computer science and the Humanities done by the eTraces team and also got the opportunity to present our own work. Here some info about the eTraces project: Be it science or the everyday life - our language contains numerous trails of our cultural legacy in the form of winged words and quotations. Continue reading →

Student Centredness Project Success – Digital Humanities Distributed Lab

We learned today that we were successful in funding for the development of a Digital Humanities lab. The application was focused on developing the existing Southampton digital humanities community via web and interaction technologies and will be led by sotonDH postgraduate students. It will develop two existing spaces, connect in several others and build social networking tools. Continue reading →

Microsoft Digital Humanities Workshop

Earlier this month I spoke at the Microsoft Digital Humanities session and in the Community Capability Model session at the 2011 Microsoft Research eScience in Action Workshop in Stockholm, Sweden. I started off by talking about our work with institutional data management and then discussed our research in computationally-intensive archaeology.  The talks by Jeffrey Schnapp (Harvard Meta Lab) and myself from the Digital Humanities session are online. @jaytiesse presenting at research. Continue reading →

EPSRC Pathways to Impact

We gained funding in the spring from the EPSRC to develop a Digital Humanities showcase at the Avenue Campus. This includes two multi-touch screen displays and a series of interactive presentations of the work of sotonDH. We have now installed the screens and are testing the interface. Continue reading →

'A Small Greek World' by |rad Malkin

Irad Malkin's new book 'A small Greek world: networks in the Ancient Mediterranean' has just appeared with Oxford University Press. Looks like a fascinating read, seeing Ancient Greek history through network goggles. Visit the publisher’s webpage to order. Irad Malkin will visit Southampton in March for The Connected Past symposium. Here is the book's summary: Greek civilization and identity crystallized not when Greeks were close together but when they came to be far apart. Continue reading →


Preparations are well underway for the CAA2012 meeting to be held at Southampton March 26-29 2012. The call for sessions is still open. For further details of the conference see Continue reading →