Monthly Archives: October 2014

Digital Humanities Seminar

We invite all who are interested to join us for the Autumn Digital Humanities seminar at King’s College London. The seminars are on Tuesday afternoons at 18:00, and held in the Anatomy Museum (ATM) on the 6th floor of the King’s Building on the Strand campus (with exceptions clearly marked below).


Peter Stokes, Stewart Brookes, Giancarlo Buomprisco (KCL), Elaine
Treharne (Stanford), Donald Scragg (Manchester)
Digital Resource and Database for Palaeography, Manuscript Studies and Diplomatic (DigiPal) launch event (Room K2.29)

Weds 22-Oct-2014 *17:30 start*
Helma Dik (University of Chicago)
Philologia ex machina: Are we getting any closer? (Room K0.20)
*Note: this event is on a Wednesday at 17:30, and is a joint seminar with the Classics department*

Timo Honkela (National Library of Finland, Helsinki)
Text Mining for Digital Humanities (ATM)

Tobias Blanke (KCL) et alii.
Book launch: Digital Asset Ecosystems: Rethinking crowds and clouds (ATM)

Gabriel Bodard (KCL), Daniel Pett (British Museum), Humphrey Southall (Portsmouth), Charlotte Tupman (KCL)
Round table: Linking ancient people, places, objects and texts (ATM)

DigiPal Project Launch and Party

Date: Tuesday 7th October 2014
Time: 5.45pm until the wine runs out
Venue: Council Room, King’s College London, Strand WC2R 2LS
Co-sponsor: Centre for Late Antique & Medieval studies, KCL
Register your place at 

After four years, the DigiPal project is finally coming to an end. To celebrate this, we are having a launch party at the Strand Campus of King’s on Tuesday, 7 October. The programme is as follows:

  • Welcome: Stewart Brookes and Peter Stokes
  • Giancarlo Buomprisco: “Shedding Some Light(box) on Medieval Manuscripts”
  • Elaine Treharne (via Skype)
  • Donald Scragg: “Beyond DigiPal”
  • Q & A with the DigiPal team

If you’re in the area then do register and come along for the talks and a free drink (or two) in celebration. Registration is free, but is required to manage numbers and ensure that we have enough drink and nibbles to go around

If you’re not familiar with DigiPal already, we have been been developing new methods for the analysis of medieval handwriting. Regular readers of this blog will have already seen our poster for DH 2014,  but do visit the site if you haven’t yet seen it. There’s much more detail there about the project, including one post of the DigiPal project blog which summarises the website and its functionality. Quoting from that, you can:

 Do have a look at the site and let us know what you think. And – just as importantly – do come and have a drink on us on Tuesday!