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Digital Humanities


Digital Humanities@Manchester’s first workshops of the New Year will take place on 22-24 January 2018.

We are offering a series of four interlinked workshops which have been designed to introduce humanities researchers to various approaches to working with digital texts.

The four sessions will offer practical introductions to a variety of digital tools and techniques, led by experts in the field, including Gerard Capes (Software Carpentry Trainer, Research IT, University of Manchester; Pip Willcox (Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University); Iain Emsley (Oxford eResearch Centre and Sussex Humanities Lab), and Dr Lauren Fonteyn (Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester). 

Each session is free-standing, although they are all designed to be complementary: 

  • Session 1: Introduction to data, the command line and automating tasks for the digital humanities, Monday 22nd January, 9.30-3pm (Gerard Capes)
  • Session 2: Early English Books Online and the Digital Archive: A Case-Study, Tuesday 23 January, 10.30-1pm (Pip Willcox)
  • Session 3: Beginners’ Corpus Analysis for humanities, 2-5pm, Tuesday 23 January (Lauren Fonteyn)
  • Session 4: Working with Spreadsheets and Open Refine, Wednesday 24th January, 10-4pm (Pip Willcox and Iain Emsley)

The workshops are open to all postgraduate students and academic researchers at the University of Manchester, and all PGR students within the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all participants on each day.  Please note that numbers are limited, so do please register early to avoid disappointment.

Participants will need to bring their own laptop for each session, and further instructions will be given about downloading the software on registration. If you would like to attend but do not have your own laptop, please contact as soon as possible, as we may be able to arrange a loan for the purposes of the training.


Please register for each of the sessions separately.