Digital Humanities Manager, Gary Stringer, leads a team providing advice, support, teaching and innovation for aspects of Digital Humanities research.

Digital Humanities Lab Workshop

The Digital Humanities Lab roadshow visited the Penryn campus on Wednesday 27 February and was hosted by the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI). The event was planned in collaboration with Penryn Archives & Special Collections, who provided some interesting material for digitisation.

The Digital Humanities Lab is a state of the art facility offering unique spaces, equipment and training for staff and students. A specialist team conducts and supports innovative Digital Humanities research, offers training and teaching, and undertakes the digital preservation and display of historic material and artefacts using advanced technologies. Staff, students and volunteers can use the Digital Humanities Lab to digitise their own material, which could include photographic material from a personal collection, for example: diaries, photographs, postcards or letters (they don’t need to be centuries old to digitise, just important to you or your research). The team can help you to digitise bound and flat material, with the help of portable copy stands, conservation book cradle and medium format cameras.

The team brought a range of materials from the eclectic and inspiring collections available on the Penryn Campus such as the Camborne School of Mines Archive, historical, cultural and political papers form the Institute of Cornish Studies collections, manuscripts of local writers Nick Darke and Patrick Gale and the records of Kneehigh and Wildworks theatres.

In addition to live digitisation demonstrations the team, which includes undergraduate student interns, were available to talk about the facilities on offer at the new Digital Humanities Lab at Queen’s Building, Streatham Campus, and portable equipment that can be used offsite. You can book to attend a tour of the Digital Humanities Lab specifically for Penryn students in Exeter at the event, and sign up to the Digital Humanities community mailing list for updates on training and events. The team are available to answer questions regarding research projects, their services and booking the lab for research and teaching events.

Please email the Digital Humanities Lab team with any queries regarding the facilities: digitalhumanities@exeter.ac.uk or follow us on Twitter @ExeterDH.

Date: 1 March 2019

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