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Delving into Massive Digital Archives - finding lost, forgotten and neglected texts (Guided project)

Dr Julie Blake, Cambridge Digital Humanities
 
Application forms should be returned to CDH Learning (learning@cdh.cam.ac.uk) by Tuesday 6 October 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by 8 October 2020.
 
Massive digital archives such as the Internet Archive offer researchers tantalising possibilities for the recovery of lost, forgotten and neglected literary texts. Yet the reality can be very frustrating due to limitations in the design of the archives and the tools available for exploring them. This programme supports researchers in understanding the issues they are likely to encounter and developing practical methods for delving into massive digital archives.
 
Aims

This programme aims to develop researcher knowledge, capacity and confidence in using massive digital archives for textual history research and recovery.

 
Objectives
  • To develop an overview and critical understanding of text-based scholarship that has used digital recovery methods.
  • To practise and further develop productive practical techniques for delving into massive digital archives.
  • To consider critical and ethical perspectives on the nature of digital archives and the tools currently available for using them.

Programme outline

Week 1
Mon 12 Oct – 11.00am - 11.45am Seminar then;
Mon 12 Oct – 12.00pm - 13.00pm Workshop 1
 
Week 2
Mon 19 Oct – 11.00am - 11.45am Seminar then;
Mon 19 Oct – 12.00pm - 13.00pm Workshop 2
 
Week 3
Mon 26 Oct – 11.00am - 11.45am Seminar then;
Mon 26 Oct – 12.00pm - 13.00pm Workshop 3
 
Week 4
Mon 2 Nov – 11.00am - 13.00pm Project presentations

Eligibility
This programme is open to graduate students and staff at the University of Cambridge. PhD students and Early Career Researchers have priority for the scheme, but applications from MPhil students are welcome to apply. 

 
Click here to register interest and please complete the application form.
Date: 
Monday, 12 October, 2020 - 11:00 to 13:00
Event location: 
Online event