London Digital Humanities Group

Screen shot of presentationWe were very glad to be invited by the London Digital Humanities Group to come and talk about RunCoCo and community collections at one of their meetings. The group meets twice per term and the first meeting this year took place in Senate House on October 16. RunCoCo talked about ‘Community Collection, Roadshows and the Great War’ and explained ‘How it all started, how it developed and what is happening now’. The presentation was followed by an engaging discussion around various topics ranging from public engagement and impact to copyright and IPR via reflections on metadata and national stereotypes. A very pleasant event with a nice group of people which we would be happy to meet with again.

See the meeting announcement in the Institute of Historial Research events listing

Future activities of the London Digital Humanities Group are anounced on their mailing list. Anyone interested in joining can contact Simon Dixon at

About the group (by Simon Dixon et al):

The London Digital Humanities Group aims to provide a forum to discuss the
ways in which digital technologies are opening up new avenues of research
in the arts and humanities, and the opportunities for wider engagement and
dissemination that these methodologies can bring. The group aims to
showcase a range of digital projects, such as the creation of online
databases, electronic editions, and topographical resources. It will also
serve a practical function by enabling its members to discuss the planning,
funding, progress, and afterlife of such projects. Undertaking research in
this rapidly changing area can be daunting; we hope the group will provide
inspiration and support by allowing its members an opportunity to share
their experiences and support each other’s projects.

We will meet twice per term to hear an informal seminar-like presentation
about a given project, followed by questions and discussion. Information
about each project will be circulated in advance of the meeting. Anyone
with an interest in digital humanities is welcome to attend. We hope to
attract participants from across a range of disciplines and involved in the
different aspects of digital humanities production (content development,
web design, database programming, etc). Researchers at any stage of their
career currently involved in the implementation of digital projects are
particularly welcome, as are librarians, archivists and museum
professionals engaged in the use of new technologies to widen access to
their collections.

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