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Past workshops

Digital Humanities Library Lab: Exploring Digital Collections

Friday 3 March, 2pm -  5pm

Teaching Suite, (Blue 4), Main Library

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 will be seeking 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. In anticipation of the formal Call which will go out shortly, this Library Lab will 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.

During this afternoon workshop, you will look at digital text collections from publishers on platforms such as JSTOR, Jisc, Adam Matthew and Gale Cengage, using light-touch text and data mining techniques. Some of the activities will involve using a bit of Python code; however, the workshop assumes you may have no prior programming experience. Computers will be available for all participants, but you may prefer to bring your own laptop.

The formal Call for expressions of interest in new project ideas will go out to the Faculty following this workshop. Attendance at the workshop is not a prerequisite for applying to the Call. To attend the workshop, please register at:

Text Analysis with Python

Dr Folgert Karsdorp, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Friday 27 January, 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm

Room A18, Samuel Alexander Building

For further details and to register for the Workshop (Friday 27 January, 10am - 3pm), please visit our Eventbrite page

Both events are open to all Faculty of Humanities researchers, but numbers are extremely limited, so please register as soon as possible.  After registering for the Python introductory workshop, you will be sent a link the course materials required for this event.

Digital Humanities Colloquium 2016/17, 9 December 2016

The next Digital Humanities Colloquium will take place on Friday 9 December (Week 11), from 2.00-5.30pm, in Roscoe 4.4. The event will begin with a keynote lecture from Pip Willcox followed by presentations from the University Library and School of Computer Science. All Faculty of Humanities researchers are invited to attend to learn more about digital humanities and how to develop new digital research projects with computational partners from across the University. Please note: this workshop is designed to inform and inspire, and absolutely no technical expertise or prior experience is necessary. For further details and to register, please go to our Eventbrite page: