Spring Digital Humanities Tech Chats @TheLibrary

DigitalHumanities@TheLibrary and the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities invite you participate in our exciting series of concise, focussed and applied workshops specifically targeted at humanities scholars curious and eager to accelerate their research practise. These hands-on discussions encourage experimentation and hope to inspire through demonstration. The series begin in January and although all […]

Storyboarding as a Project Planning Process

In Storyboarding research: How to proactively plan projects, reports and articles from the outset,  Patrick Dunleavy of LSE demonstrates a best practice methodology for project planning that builds from the concept of storyboarding. He support the process – in fact demonstrates its criticality – for discarding any project plan from the funding proposal and instead creatively […]

Fiends in the Furrows and Findings in the Archives

If you’re curious about the British Folk Horror genre and/or the Fiend in the Furrows conference taking place today and this weekend at Queen’s (and let’s face it who isn’t), Dr Kath Stevenson has assembled a superb primer. A Fiend in the Furrows from Special Collections explores the work of three of the eminent practitioners of the art: Arthur Machen, M.R. James […]

Autumn DH Events at the Library

DH @ The Library are pleased to announce our exciting Autumn event schedule. We offer a wide range of workshops and seminars and look forward to welcoming you to any and all. 22 September – Exploring the Digital Humanities 6 October – Requirements Engineering for Digital Humanities Scholarship 17 October – Constructing Narratives Using Digital Objects 14 […]

Manovich on Software as a Media for Thinking

Lev Manovich spoke at the Trinity CTVR on the 6th Sept on ‘Cultural Analytics: How to use big data to unlearn what we know?‘ During the lecture, Manovich reviewed a number of his more prominent projects ranging from earlier work visualising large (and complete) collections of magazine covers and magazine pages as reflections of social culture. […]

Tragedy: On the Critical Appreciation of Kindred Britain

How does one bring tragedy into the story? In the case of Kindred Britain (on which I have previously written), the creators clearly state that this entire exercise is largely speculative – a great approach to humanities research!  They have oversimplified – quite knowingly – in their choice of metrics, but identify this speculation clearly and […]

Kindred Britain

One of the more exciting (for me personally at least) digital humanities projects that I have come across this year is Kindred Britain. Kindred Britain is a network of nearly 30,000 individuals — many of them iconic figures in British culture — connected through family relationships of blood, marriage, or affiliation. It is a vision […]

Linking the Analogue Exhibition with the Digital

Special Collections at Queen’s University Belfast is pleased to launch a new digital exhibition: ‘Ireland and the Colonies: 1775-1947: Friendships, Alliances, Resistances‘. It is prepared and curated by Dr Kath Stevenson and Shawn Day with contributions from Dr Daniel Roberts, Dr Matthew Reznicek and Dr Jonathan Wright. It has been launched to coincide with the conference of the […]

Boring Words Excite Audiences

Queen’s University Library and the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities were pleased to host a talk by James O’Sullivan of University College Cork School of English yesterday. O’Sullivan’s presentation on ‘The Significance of Boring Words: Stylometic Analyses of James Joyce” provided a disparate audience from the humanities, social sciences and law with fascinating […]