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Our main networking and development event is the DH project workshop, which we run annually.

DH@Manchester Digital Texts Workshops

18th-19th May 2017

Kilburn Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

Following the success of our December Digital Humanities Colloquium, we are offering a series of three interlinked workshops designed to introduce humanities researchers to working with digital texts and mark-up.

The three sessions will offer practical introductions to a variety of digital tools and techniques, led by experts in the field, including Pip Willcox (Centre for Digital Scholarship, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford) and Jez Cope, Research Data Manager, University of Sheffield Library. Each session is free-standing, although they are all designed to be complementary.

The workshops are open to all researchers in the Faculty of Humanities, although numbers are limited, so do please register early to avoid disappointment. Please note that all participants will need to bring their own laptop to sessions 1 and 3, and further instructions will be given about downloading the software on registration.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided for participants on both days.

For detailed information and to register for each of the sessions separately please use the Eventbrite links below:

Digital Humanities Second Library Lab

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 2pm -  5pm

Teaching Suite, (Blue 4), Main Library, The University of Manchester Library M13 9PL

This workshop is designed to help Faculty of Humanities researchers develop new and exciting computational projects working with the University Library's digital collections.

DH@Manchester recently sought targeted expressions of interest from Faculty of Humanities researchers at all levels to develop new and innovative computational research projects with partners including the University of Manchester Library and the School of Computer Science. Supporting the formal call, the first Library Lab was offered in March to allow researchers at all levels to gain hands-on experience with tools and techniques in order to go on to develop individual research projects with the collections. Even though that call has closed, this second Library Lab will provide a similar experience using a different selection of collections.

This event may be of interest to those who could not attend the first one or would like to do more. During the afternoon workshop, you will look at digitized historical collections of 20th century newspapers and pre-20th century ballads, using tools to apply colour analysis and image search techniques. You will also use a new tool from JSTOR to search a document for related articles and books. Computers will be available for all participants, but you may prefer to bring your own laptop. For further information and any queries, please contact Phil Reed: or

This event is open to all Faculty of Humanities researchers, but numbers are limited, so please register as soon as possible via the Eventbrite page: