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PGR coffee morning

We welcome all Humanities PGR students to our first PGR digital research coffee morning Join your fellow Humanities PGRs to discuss everything related to digital research (issues, questions, possible benefits, practical help, brainstorming) in a one-hour morning session fuelled by coffee and cakes! When? Wednesday 13 March 2013, 10-11AM. Where? Room 1085 (film editing suite, with card access), Building 65, Avenue Campus. Continue reading →

York Heritage Seminar Series: Description, Dialogue or Debate? Examining the role of narrative in the visualisation of archaeology

Date: 26.02.2013 Time: 5.30pm Speaker: John Swogger (Archaeological illustrator) Location: Room 3043 building 65a (avenue campus) Tuesday 26 February we will be live-streaming another York Heritage Seminar, this time by the archaeological illustrator John Swogger who will talk about “Description, Dialogue or Debate? Examining the role of narrative in the visualisation of archaeology”. Continue reading →

sotonDH small grants: A Connected Island? Citation Network Analysis

By Tom Brughmans and Iza Romanowska This third blogpost about the Connected Island project will introduce our method for analysing publications and their citations. We will briefly discuss how citation network analysis works and the issues surrounding its applications. Finally, we will look at the very first results of this project: an analysis of publications about the Middle and Lower Palaeolithic in Hungary. Continue reading →

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Complexity

The following event might be of interest to SotonDH members: The next seminar of the CS4: Complex Systems Simulation Seminar Series 2012/13 will take place 30th January. Rachel Armstrong from the University of Greenwhich will give the talk “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Complexity”, 4-5pm, B53/4025, Highfield Campus. Details of Rachel’s talk can be found here. As a teaser you can also see Rachel’s TED talk in 2009. Continue reading →

sotonDH small grants: ‘A Connected Island?’: measuring academic influence

This second blog post about the Connect Island project, funded by a sotonDH small award, discusses the relative influence of Central European Palaeolithic researchers using the H-index measure. Figure 1: H-index scores of Central European Palaeolithic researchers (left) versus Iron Age (right) researchers. It has been claimed that Central European archaeologists specializing in Stone Age studies are quite well-known in the West compared to their colleagues leading research in later epochs. Continue reading →

Introducing ‘A Connected Island?’: how the Iron Curtain affected Archaeologists

After the Second World War the Iron Curtain sliced through the very centre of Europe forming a very real divide in both political and daily lives. In the second half of the 20th century the Soviet regime introduced a new structure to the academic institutions to countries like Poland, Hungary and former Czechoslovakia, including restrictions on contacts with the Western world and ideological pressure previously unknown in these parts of Europe. Continue reading →

sotonDH small grant: Introducing ‘A Connected Island?’: how the Iron Curtain affected Archaeologists

After the Second World War the Iron Curtain sliced through the very centre of Europe forming a very real divide in both political and daily lives. In the second half of the 20th century the Soviet regime introduced a new structure to the academic institutions to countries like Poland, Hungary and former Czechoslovakia, including restrictions on contacts with the Western world and ideological pressure previously unknown in these parts of Europe. Continue reading →

Visiting fellowships in Computational Humanities in the Netherlands

The following funding opportunity might be of interest to SotonDH members: Visiting fellowships in Computational Humanities, based at the eHumanities Group, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Applications for 2013 now open! These visiting fellowships are intended to enable scholars working in computational humanities to conduct research and to participate in the academic life of the eHumanities Group of the KNAW. Continue reading →