Digital Texts, Digital Methods Virtual Roundtable

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This roundtable is designed to foster interdisciplinary conversations about a range of digital materials, including the innovative methods used to approach these, in order to identify where potential crossovers might lie.

With Covid-19 restricting our access to archives and forcing us to spend more time interacting with texts in the digital world, what opportunities has this brought in terms of studying texts? What existing methods, whether from the Digital Humanities, Social Science, Human-Computer Interaction or elsewhere can shed light on our renewed experiences of digital texts? What other tools might we be able to leverage? And when it comes to applying such methods, what factors must we consider?


“Religious “Heart” narratives in 1600-1700 Early English Books and digital tools’
- David Leech, Senior Lecturer, Department of Religion and Theology

‘Mapping the linguistic topography of Sophocles’ plays: what Natural Language Processing can teach us about Sophoclean drama'
- Benjamin Folit-Weinberg, Leventis Fellow, Department of Classics and Ancient History and Justus Schollmeyer, programmer

‘Early Medieval Iberian Chants, databases, and digital tools’
- Emma Hornby, Professor of Music, Department of Music

‘Using digital maps of early modern London in the university classroom’
- Emily Derbyshire, Lecturer in Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts

‘Edward Said in the Open World’
- Timothy Gao, Lecturer in English, Department of English 

‘Archaeogaming: the present and future of playing with the past’
- Tatchiana Deer, PG, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology (MPhil)
Period12 May 2022
Event typeWorkshop
LocationBristolShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal