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February 2012

South by South Coast – Digital Creative Industries and Digital Humanities

South by South Coast (#SXSC) is an all-day informal event taking place on 18 May 2012 at the University of Southampton Students Union building. It is aimed at anyone involved in the region’s creative industries, and will include a number of sotonDH staff and students. Come and meet some great people with interests in the creative industries and digital media. Geek out, talk, hear some inspiring speakers, and enjoy our music and beer, all for free. Continue reading →

Au revoir to boring language lessons!

Switched-on modern language teachers in the south east and beyond are using digital technology to make lessons more inspiring for their pupils – thanks to an initiative from the University of Southampton and ICT guru Joe Dale*. A pioneering ICT and Languages conference at the University in 2011 inspired many school teachers to use digital technologies to enhance their lessons and enthuse pupils. Teachers were encouraged to swop their good ideas via Twitter. Continue reading →

New DH lecturer – Leif Isaksen

Challenges lie ahead for all academics as digital technologies bring innovative ways of working and spreading research findings to the wider world. Dr Leif Isaksen has joined the Faculty of Humanities at Southampton as Lecturer in Digital Humanities. He is working across the disciplines to highlight potential opportunities, bring people together and support initiatives. 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 →