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Digital Humanities Workshop

A Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Digital Humanities Workshop

Date: Saturday 16 June 2018
Venue: Collaborative Learning Studio Arts 2.31, Second Floor, Arts Building, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley (Perth).
Enquiries: email Pam Bond at emotions@uwa.edu.au
Expressions of interest: Places are strictly limited. Applicants should submit an expression of interest to emotions@uwa.edu.au via the link below.

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This workshop for postgraduates and ECRs provides an opportunity to explore and gain familiarity with some of the key techniques and methodologies of computational research in the humanities, with a focus on the needs of medievalists and early modernists. It is structured around a supportive lab-based environment, learning from scholars with ongoing digital humanities projects in the history of emotions.


Dr Jane-Heloise Nancarrow is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. Her research focuses on the application of 3D digital technologies for cultural heritage, the legacy of Rome in the high middle ages, and spolia and memory in cross-cultural contexts. Dr Nancarrow led the 2016 digital heritage project Emotions3D: Bringing Heritage to Life supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (1100-1800), and was a co-convenor of the AVRL augmented and virtual reality group. Her forthcoming monograph Ruins to Re-use will be published by Boydell and Brewer in 2019.

Dr Carly Osborn is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions based at The University of Adelaide, with a special interest in rituals, bodies, and emotions. Her recent publications include the edited collection Does Religion Cause Violence? Eds. Hodge, Cowdell, Fleming and Osborn (Bloomsbury 2017). She has won multiple awards including the South Australian Emerging Historian of the Year and The University of Adelaide Doctoral Research Medal. She will present on ‘The Vault, a digital computer game, available in full VR 3D, that explores the History of Emotions.

Dr James Smith is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Trinity College Dublin Long Room Hub, working on a project entitled ‘Conduits of Faith: Deep Mapping Medieval Spiritual Waterscapes’. His first monograph is entitled Water in Medieval Intellectual Culture: Case-Studies from Twelfth-Century Monasticism (Brepols, 2018). James is also the editor of The Passenger: Medieval Texts and Transits (punctum books, 2017), and co-editor of a forthcoming themed collection of the Open Library of the Humanities on “New Approaches to Medieval Water Studies”.

Dr Deborah Thorpe is EU COFUND Trinity College Dublin Long Room Hub Fellow, working on a project entitled ‘Old Hands: A Palaeographical Study of Ageing Medieval and Early Modern Scribes’. The research project works within the fields of the digital humanities, electronics and computer science, and promises a wider and more diverse understanding of medieval scribes.

Due to limited access to the technologies involved, this workshop will be limited to 20 participants. Applicants should submit an expression of interest in attending at this stage to emotions@uwa.edu.au.

Sponsored by a UWA Learning and Teaching Performance Initiative Grant (awarded to the late Prof. Philippa Maddern) and the UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.