Monday, July 25, 2016
The Linnean Society of London, in collaboration with the Transcribe Bentham initiative at University College London (UCL), is hosting a one-day conference on 10 October 2016 to showcase how innovative technology is being applied to the humanities and natural sciences. The “Digital Toolbox” conference will demonstrate how researchers, curators and enthusiasts can use digital tools to explore historical and scientific material in new ways.
An example is the EU-funded READ project, which seeks to unlock complex handwritten material in archival collections, to automatically index digital images of text, and to teach computers how to transcribe handwritten text. Cutting-edge transcription technology developed as part of the READ project will be demonstrated and discussed.
The conference will be a platform to share ideas on the best means of exploiting complex research data and opening it up to a wider audience. We are delighted to welcome Melissa Terras, Professor of Digital Humanities at UCL as keynote speaker.
More details on the full programme will be available soon.
There will be a small registration fee of £15 for the event. This will cover tea/coffee, lunch and a wine reception. Please find the registration form here: https://www.linnean.org/meetings-and-events/events/what-should-be-in-your-digital-toolbox
Dr. Louise Seaward
Bentham Project, Faculty of Laws, University College London, Bidborough House, 38-50 Bidborough Street, London, WC1H 9BT
Tel: 020 3108 8397
Digital Medievalist -- http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/