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Join Orietta da Rold (Faculty of English, University of Cambridge), Jessica Parr (Global Lead, Programming Historian and Simmons University) and Anne Alexander, (Director of Learning, Cambridge Digital Humanities) for a public session to round off our two-week long Cultural Heritage Data School. We’ll be inviting Orietta and Jessica to reflect on the connections between their research and the cultural heritage sector and to tell us about their experiences in learning and teaching the methods which are fundamental to working with cultural heritage in the digital age. 
 
Speaker biographies: 
 
Orietta da Rold is a University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, Fellow at St John’s College and a member of the Centre for Material Texts. Her research interests are in medieval literature and texts c. 1100-1500, Chaucer and the digital humanities. In particular, she works on the social and cultural context of the circulation and transmission of medieval texts and books, and research the codicology and palaeography of medieval manuscripts. Most of her projects also have an important digital humanities component. She is an advocate for postgraduate and early career training, and is involved with the Quadrivium Project, and more recently with Hackathon, a digital training programme for early career medievalists organised by Cambridge University Library and Queen Mary University of London
 
Jessica Parr is an Assistant Professor of History at Simmons University, Boston, Massachusetts (US). She received her PhD from the University of New Hampshire, Durham in 2012. She is Global Team Lead for The Programming Historian, a prize-winning digital humanities journal that publishes peer-reviewed tutorials in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Parr’s expertise is in slavery and human rights in the Early Modern Atlantic World, digital humanities, and public history. She’s been involved in a number of digital projects, including Digitizing Incarceration: A Database of Unfreedoms.

 

Places are limited and must be booked in advance via EventbriteDetails about how to join the session will be circulated 24 hours in advance via email to registered attendees.

Date: 
Tuesday, 30 March, 2021 - 13:30 to 15:00
Event location: 
Online event