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Digital Humanities Observatory Past Events

A list of past Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO) events.

Spring 2013

Feb

20

2013

DHO/IASSA Invited Lecture on Culture and Climate Change: Arctic Futures: It’s About Climate Change - But Also Much More

Date: Wednesday 20 February 2013
Time: 17:30
Location: Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Presented by: HE Loyola Hearn, Ambassador of Canada

Presenter: Dr Gail Fondahl, President of the International Arctic Social Science Association and former VP Research University of British Columbia.

Spring 2012

Mar

23

2012

Lecture: Near Futures for the Digital Humanities

Date: 23 March 2012

Time: 11:00 -  13:00

Place: Seminar Room, Tyrconnel Building, University College Cork

Mar

15

2012

New Perspectives on Old Data: An Introduction to Structured Data Presentation for Digital Humanities Scholars

Date: Thursday 15 March 2012

Place: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Feb

22

2012

Getting to Know Your Data Better: An Introduction to Data Visualisation for Analysis in the Digital Humanities

Date: Wednesday Date: Wednesday 22 February 2012

Place: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Time: 10:00 am -14:00 pm

Lecturer: Mr Shawn Day - Project Manager DHO (RIA)

Feb

01

2012

Putting your Project Online: An Introduction to Content Management Systems for Digital Humanities Scholars

Autumn 2012

Nov

20

2012

Digital Humanities as Research Platform for Ireland

Nov

14

2012

An Introduction to Structured Data Presentation

Date: 14 November 2012

Venue: TCD - Arts Block

To appreciate the variety of structured data presentation tools available to digital humanities scholars and to be able to judge between them.

Oct

25

2012

Data Visualisation for Digital Humanities

Date: Thursday 25 October 2012

Time: 10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00

Place: National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Presenters: Dr Orla Murphy (UCC) and Shawn Day (RIA)

Oct

23

2012

Realising the Opportunities of Digital Humanities

The focus of this event is to engage academia, industry, cultural institutions and public bodies to identify the key research challenges in digital humanities, and to further build the academic-industry partnerships that will enable adoption of digital humanities skills, technologies and tools. This focus will extend to the innovative use of digital humanities technologies in the public sector demonstrating social benefit, such as the digitisation of the Irish census and the use of open linked public data.

Sep

28

2012

DKIT Data Visualisation Workshop

Venue: Dundalk Institute of Technology
Time: 9:30-16:00
Date: Friday, September 28, 2012
Presenter: Shawn Day (RIA)

An Introduction to Data Acquisition and Visualisation for Digital Humanities Scholarship

To appreciate the rich variety of techniques and tools available to digital humanities scholars for data acquisition and visualisation. This workshop will provide an introduction to the varied use of data visualisation in the humanities through exploration of examples, case studies and some hands-on fun.

Sep

24

2012

Hack 4 Europe! Dublin

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is organising a Dublin hackathon in conjunction with the Irish Manuscripts Commission, the Digital Humanities Observatory and Fáilte Ireland.

Hack4Europe! Dublin will take place on 24 and 25 September 2012 in the Science Gallery, Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

Spring 2011

Jul

04

2011

From Metadata to Linked Data Summer School

Dates: 4-8 July 2011

Venue: Trinity College, Dublin

Mar

31

2011

Launch of DHO: Discovery

Date: 30 March 2011

Time: 17:30

Venue: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

You are invited to join the Digital Humanities Observatory to celebrate as Minister of State for Research and Innovation, Minister Seán Sherlock, TD, launches DHO: Discovery, a gateway to Digital Collections and Resources.

Feb

21

2011

DHO Workshop: A Brief Introduction to PHP for Digital Humanists

Venue: Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Date: Monday 21 February 2011

Time: 14:00-16:00

Instructor: Dr K Faith Lawrence

Spring 2010

Jun

28

2010

DHO Summer School 2010 in Conjunction with NINES

Date: 28 June - 2 July 2010

Venue: Royal Irish Academy and Trinity College, Dublin
In Collaboration with NINES

Apr

28

2010

Symposium on TEI and Scholarly Publishing

Date: Wednesday 28 April 2010
Venue: Members Room and Council Room, Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Apr

09

2010

DHO Workshops: Using Digital Resources for Research and Teaching in Irish Studies

Date: Friday 9th of April 2010
Venue: Moore Institute, National University of Ireland Galway
Presenter: Dr Susan Schreibman (Digital Humanities Observatory)

In collaboration with the Moore Institute

Apr

07

2010

DHO Workshops: Text Encoding with the TEI

Date: Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th April 2010
Venue: Moore Institute, National University of Ireland Galway

In collaboration with the Moore Institute

Mar

31

2010

DHO Workshop: e-Publishing for Postgrads

Date: Wednesday 31 March 2010, 10:00–13:00
Venue: Room H204, UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland
Presenter: Kevin Hawkins

Postgraduate students seeking employment in the academy often find little guidance in getting their work published in order to establish a reputation and even less guidance in using digital tools to disseminate their work outside of traditional publishers. This workshop will discuss changes taking place in the system of scholarly communication and give advice for creating a scholarship that transcends traditional models of print publishing.

Feb

23

2010

DHO Seminar: Tools to Think With: Re-conceiving Humanities Research

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2010 
Venue: Seminar Room 203, The Moore Institute, NUIG
Presenter: Dr. Susan Schreibman, DHO Director

Feb

18

2010

DHO Digital Humanities Workshop - A Date With Data: What is this Markup Stuff Anyway?

Date: 18 February 2010, 10:00-17:00
VenueRoom MF111, Magee Campus, University of Ulster

In collaboration with the University of Ulster

Feb

17

2010

DHO Digital Humanities Workshop - Seeing Data Differently: Emerging Tools for Scholarly Analysis and Presentation

Date: 17 February 2010, 10:00-17:00
VenueRoom MF111, Magee Campus, University of Ulster

In collaboration with the University of Ulster

Feb

09

2010

DHO Lecture: Discovering Open-Access Resources

Date: Tuesday 9 February 2010
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin 
Presenter: Mr Kevin Hawkins, Visiting Metadata Manager (DHO)

Jan

21

2010

DHO Lecture: Supporting Digital Humanities Scholarship in Ireland

Date: Thursday 21 January 2010
Venue: UCD School of Library and Information Studies, Room 107
Presenter: Mr Shawn Day, Digital Humanities Specialist (DHO)

Jan

14

2010

Digital Humanities Symposium: Metadata, Markup and Digital Management

Date: Thursday 14th and Friday 15th January 2010
Venue: Brookfield Health Science Complex/UCC Library, University College Cork

In collaboration with University College Cork

Spring 2009

Jul

13

2009

DHO Summer School 2009 (in conjunction with NINES and 18th Connect)

Date: 13 - 17 July 2009
Venue: Royal Irish Academy and Trinity College, Dublin
In Collaboration with NINES and 18th Connect

Jun

02

2009

Digital Humanities Symposium and Project Clinic

Date: 2nd-3rd June 2009
Venue: Brookfield/UCC Library, University College Cork

In collaboration with University College Cork

Presenters: Mr Shawn Day, Digital Humanities Specialist (DHO), Dr K Faith Lawrence, Digital Humanities Specialist

May

27

2009

DHO Workshop: Metadata - Working with Data about Data

Date: 27 May 2009, 10:00-16:00
Venue: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Presenter: Ms Dot Porter, Metadata Manager (DHO)

May

21

2009

DHO Workshop: Introduction to Geospatial Methods for e-Humanities Research

Date: 21 May 2009, 11:00-16:00
VenueRoyal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Presenters: Mr Anthony Corns (Discovery Programme), Dr Rob Sands (UCD), and Shawn Day (DHO)

Apr

13

2009

Digital Scholarly Editions Spring School

Date: 13 - 17 April 2009
Venue: National University of Ireland, Galway
In Collaboration: DHO, Moore Institute, IRCHSS 

Co-Directed by Dr Susan Schreibman and Professor Sean Ryder

The DHO and the Moore Institute were delighted to host a week-long spring school on the topic of digital scholarly editing. This event, the first of its kind in Ireland, provided Irish researchers the opportunity to engage with cutting edge theories, methods, and technologies through a mixture of specialised workshops, masterclasses, and project consultations. Workshop tracks catered to a wide range of participants from the complete novice to those who have some experience in digital scholarly editing.

Apr

07

2009

DHO Workshop: Introduction to the Semantic Web

Date: 7 April 2009, 12:00-16:00
VenueRoyal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Presenter: Dr K. Faith Lawrence, Digital Humanities Specialist (DHO)

Mar

31

2009

DHO Seminar: The Idea of an Irish Digital Scholarly Imprint

Date: 31 March 2009, 10:00-16:00
Venue: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Presenters: John Fitzgerald (University College Cork), Ruth Hegarty (Royal Irish Academy), John Lavagnino (Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway), and Brad Scott (Digital Publishing Consultant, Brambletye Publishing)

Mar

10

2009

DHO Workshop: Metadata - Working with Data about Data

Date: 10 March 2009, 9:30-17:00
VenueRoyal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Presenter: Ms Dot Porter, Metadata Manager (DHO)

Feb

20

2009

DHO Digital Clinic: Delivering Digital Project Success

Date: 20 February 2009, 10:00-16:00
VenueAberfoyle House, Seminar Room, Magee Campus, University of Ulster, Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages

In collaboration with the University of Ulster

Presenters: Mr Shawn Day, Digital Humanities Specialist (DHO), and Dr K. Faith Lawrence, Digital Humanities Specialist (DHO)

Feb

19

2009

Digital Humanities Symposium: Research in the 21st Century, New Methods, New Technologies, New Communities of Knowledge

Date: 19 February 2009, 9:30-17:00
VenueAberfoyle House, Seminar Room, Magee Campus, University of Ulster, Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages

In collaboration with the University of Ulster

Presenters: Mr Shawn Day, Digital Humanities Specialist (DHO), Dr Paul Ell, Director of the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis (QUB), and Dr Susan Schreibman, Director (DHO)

Jan

26

2009

Reading, Writing, Building: the Old English Illustrated Hexateuch

Date: 26 January 2009, 15:00-16:00
VenueRoyal Irish Academy, Dublin

Presenter: Ms Dot Porter, Metadata Manager (DHO)

Autumn 2009

Nov

12

2009

Art and Design, Digitisation and Intellectual Property Symposium

Date: Thursday 12 November 2009
VenueNational College of Art and Design, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

NIVAL event in association with DHO and Irish Visual Artists Rights Organisation

Presenters: Prof. Robert Clarke (UCD), Ms Louise Crowley (UCC), Dr K Faith Lawrence (DHO), Ms Linda Scales (IVARO), Ms Carola Streul (EVA)

Nov

05

2009

DHO Workshop: DataBasics - Using Databases for Humanities Research

Date: Thursday 5 November 2009, 09:30 -15:30
VenueIIIS Seminar Room, C.6002, 6th Floor, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

In collaboration with Trinity College Dublin

Oct

19

2009

DHO Workshop: Audio Digitisation and Metadata

Date: Monday 19 October 2009, 10:00-16:00
VenueRoyal Irish Academy, Dublin

Presenters: Eoghan Ó Raghallaigh (RIA), Dot Porter, Metadata Manager (DHO), Malachy Moran (RTE), Niall Anderson (British Library)

Oct

16

2009

DHO Lecture: Recreating Research, Art and Education in Shared Virtual Worlds

Date: Friday 16 October 2009, 15:00-17:00
VenueWood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 2

Presented in conjunction with Architecture Ireland

Oct

14

2009

Digital Humanities – New Frontiers

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2009
VenueAnatomy Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Trinity College Dublin

Presenters: Professor Tony Hey (Corporate Vice-President for Research, Microsoft), Professor Martin Curley, (Director, Intel Labs Europe), Dr. Marie Wallace, (Senior Development Manager, IBM)

Oct

14

2009

IRCHSS Symposium: Digital Humanities - New Frontiers

Date: Wednesday 14 October
Venue: Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Trinity College Dublin

Presenters: Professor Tony Hey (Corporate VP Research, Microsoft), Professor Martin Curley (Director, Intel Labs Europe), and Dr Marie Wallace (Senior Development Manager, IBM).

Presented by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Science and the IRCHSS DARIAH Steering Committee

Oct

05

2009

DHO Digital Humanities Symposium

Date: Monday 5 October 2009, 16:00 -17:30
VenueE block boardroom, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra

Presenters: Mr Shawn Day, Digital Humanities Specialist (DHO), Dr K Faith Lawrence, Digital Humanities Specialist (DHO)

In collaboration with St. Patrick's College

Sep

07

2009

DRHA 2009 Dynamic Networks of Knowledge and Practice - Contexts, Crises, Futures

Call for Proposals (Closed)

7 - 9 September 2009

Sponsored by Queen's University Belfast, Swansea University and the National Library of Wales

The DRHA (Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts) conference is held annually at various academic venues throughout the UK. The conference this year aims to promote discussion around dynamic networks of knowledge and practice, new digital communities of knowledge and practice, engaging users and digitisation of cultural heritage.

Queen's University, Belfast

Summer 2008

Jul

01

2008

DHO Summer School 2008

1-5 July 2008, Royal Irish Academy

Autumn 2008

Dec

15

2008

DHO Workshop: Introduction to TEI

Susan Schreibman, DHO, Dot Porter, DHO.

15-16 December 2008, National University of Ireland, Galway

Dec

01

2008

DHO Digital Clinic: Delivering Digital Project Success

The DHO Staff

Nov

11

2008

Master Class: Theories and Pragmatic Foundations of the Electronic Book: A digital humanities perspective

Ray Siemens, Professor of English, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Nov

11

2008

Master Class: Advanced Digital Project Management

Lynne Siemens, Assistant Professor University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Nov

03

2008

Fedora Commons: All ways always

Thorny Staples, Director of Community Strategy and Outreach, Fedora Commons

Oct

06

2008

DHO Workshop: Introduction to Digital Project Management

From Conceptualization to Realization: Managing Digital Humanities Projects

Susan Schreibman, DHO, Jennifer Edmond, TCD, Shawn Day, DHO

Sep

23

2008

Digits and Dreams: Scholarship and computing in the age of abundance

Amy Friedlander

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