Speaker: Mads Linnet Perner (University of Copenhagen), ‘Residential Segregation in early modern Copenhagen’.
Speakers: Patricia Murrieta-Flores – Digging into Early Colonial Mexico: computational approaches to the geographic relations of New Spain David Gullick & Joseph Richardson – Eliciting Fuzzy Location Data from Social Media Posts with Natural Language Processing Alan Marsden – Big Data and Arts Research: using normalized compression distance to find ‘interesting’ paintings
Geospatial Innovation Seminar
Speaker: Duncan Hay (UCL), Survey of London Whitechapel: Writing East London’s Histories Online Abstract: Since its establishment in 1894, the Survey of London has viewed its purpose to bring authoritative histories of London’s built environment to non-specialist audiences. Each richly-illustrated volume seeks to provide a comprehensive account of what has been built, what has been lost, and to what purpose, in its area of study. Though all of the Survey’s research is available through the British History Online website, this talk introduces a new platform, launched in October 2016: Survey of London Whitechapel. This website represents the organisation’s first foray into using …
Digital Humanities Research Forum
An informal get-together of Lancaster people with an interest in Digital Humanities. Our goal is to help build up our collective research capacity by spreading knowledge about who works on what, exchanging ideas about work in progress, finding opportunities for new collaborations and generally knowing what’s going on. The format is 15-minute presentations about current work followed by discussion. Normally meets twice a term.
Prospects for using the digital humanities in demographic history
On Monday 28 November 2016 the Spatial Humanities project held a meeting of invited experts from around the world to consider together how digital approaches, such as the ones developed during the project, might contribute to future research in demographic history. The focus of the day was to look at current research challenges in these fields, and ask where the tools of digital humanities could be of most use. The goal is to help clarify a future research agenda in which the digital humanities move from the demonstration of tools and techniques to the delivery of new knowledge discovery. A …
Corpus Linguistics, and why you might want to use it, despite what (you think) you know about it
Amelia Joulain-Jay, a PhD candidate in History at Lancaster, has written this blog post for the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals. Her work investigates the potential of corpus linguistics to allow for the exploration of spatial patterns in large amounts of digitised historical texts. Amelia was awarded the 2016 Gale Dissertation Research Fellowship in Nineteenth-Century Media for this work. She will be delighted to answer (to the best of her abilities) any queries you may have about using corpus linguistics for your research on c19th newspapers. You can contact her on Twitter via @joulain_jay or email her at email@example.com.