Paul Spence speaks on “Connection Audiences? The Digital Humanities and Research Culture” — 21 March, 2013

The IDI in Digital Humanities Speakers Series concludes for this year with a presentation on Thursday by Paul Spence (King’s College London)!

Paul Spence Poster

“Connecting audiences? The Digital Humanities and research culture in the Arts & Humanities”
Thursday March 21st, 2013
3:30-5:00 pm
Lawson Hall 2270C

While digital tools and methodologies are undoubtedly having a transformative effect on many areas of academia, their impact on research culture in the Arts and Humanities has been less assured. Ambitious visions of interconnected scholarly communities are yet to materialise, and in spite of substantial progress on the tools and standards needed to facilitate dialogue and interoperability, it is not clear that humanities scholarship has become significantly more ‘connected’ as a result of the digital ‘turn’.

The recently completed ‘Out of the Wings’ research project (http://www.outofthewings.org/), funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK, sought to create a collaborative research environment which would bring together theatre practitioners, translators and academics interested in the reception of Spanish language theatre in an English-speaking context. Using the project as a case study, this presentation explores the challenges for the Digital Humanities in connecting audiences, research cultures and data.

With thanks (as usual!) to Élika Ortega and Kim Martin!

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