A painless introduction to paper in the brave new digital worldJanuary 17, 2011
Next week, I’ll be giving a brief talk on the persistence of traditional Hitorical Bibliography techniques in the brave new digital world. It’s one of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities Painless Introduction series, aimed primarily at members of staff at UCL, but open also to interested students and to people outside UCL.
From the blurb:
In this Painless Introduction Anne Welsh will discuss the impact of the computer on Historical Bibliography (the study of the book, its manufacture and use). From online catalogues and full-text digitization of rare books and manuscripts to the analysis of large collections of texts, we will look at new ways of accessing and understanding books and their readers.
We’ll also consider areas of the History of the Book that are still undertaken manually and interrogate why these research techniques persist and what they reveal that the computer, so far, cannot.
Whether you’re a traditional historian or literary scholar who wants to know what Digital Humanities can do for you, or an engineer looking for ideas for future project, this session will provide you with an overview of key issues and research involving the Book and its technologies.
More details on the UCLDH event page, but N.B. we will be starting at 1:05pm and finishing at 1:50pm to allow for travel from and to other classes / meetings.
Image: UCLDH Painless Introductions logo.