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The events below are organised by the College of Humanities. You may also be interested in events in the general University of Exeter events.

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26 January 202214:30

The Politics of Decadence: Classical Antiquity to the Renaissance

A series of research workshops funded by the International Institute for Cultural Enquiry. Full details
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26 January 202215:00

The Visual Commentary on Scripture Project

Research Seminar: Dr Michelle Fletcher, King’s College London. Full details
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26 January 202215:30

Gareth Roberts Memorial Lecture: Claire Preston (QML)

Exeter's Centre for Early Modern Studies hosts the Gareth Roberts Memorial Lecture 2022.. Full details
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27 January 202212:30

Digital Humanities Lab Workshop: Managing Humanities Data

Introduction to managing Humanities data: best practices for new PGRs and staff. This workshop is designed to help you collect and manage humanities data in standardized, logical and above all helpful ways, especially at the start of a new project. Staff and postgraduates welcome. Online only, sign up required. Full details
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27 January 202215:30

Archaeology Seminar: Archaeology Research Seminar - Dr. Katherine Kanne presenting "Becoming equestrian: Emergent Terrains of the European Bronze Age".

Dr Katherine Kanne is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Exeter. She is an anthropological archaeologist, specialising in the biocultural evolution of human-horse relationships and the archaeology of equestrianism.. Full details
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28 January 20229:30

Digital Humanities Lab Workshop: Introduction to Digital Editing

The workshop is intended for staff and postgraduates who are interested in learning digital editing skills (undergraduates are also welcome to apply, but will be placed on a reserve list and contacted shortly before the event if places become available). We will provide hands-on experience of the basics of TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) XML, a standard that is widely used to encode primary source texts for critical editions and digital text resources. No prior experience is necessary. Online only, sign up required. Full details
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2 February 202216:30

Weaving the World: Altars and Cosmography in Greek Sanctuaries

with Renaud Gagné (Cambridge; hosted by the Centre for Knowledge in Culture in Antiquity and Beyond). Full details
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4 February 202213:30

Digital Humanities Lab Workshop: Working with Text I: Cleaning and Curating Messy Data with Regex

Learn how to use pattern-matching ‘regular expressions’ - essentially advanced find and replace techniques - and unlock vast amounts of textual data for your research. This workshop will show you how to clean and curate messy textual data in word processing applications, giving you the skills to structure, sort and analyse data in a familiar environment. This will offer you an incredibly efficient and powerful way to extract the information contained in large amounts of prose and transform it into handy tables or spreadsheets that can be much more easily analysed. Online only, sign up required. Full details
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8 February 202215:30

Digital Humanities Lab Workshop: How To Write A Data Management Plan

The aim of these workshops is to demystify the Data Management Plan and give you the skills to approach this area of your bid with confidence. Though each bid and DMP is unique, there are common elements and a degree of formula that can be learned, so most DMPs do not need to be written entirely from scratch. We would encourage any academic in HUMS to attend a workshop, even if you do not have an AHRC bid in progress, as they cover transferable content on best practices when working with data. Online only, sign up required. Full details
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9 February 202211:30

Knowledge and boundaries in early Greek philosophy: the cases of Parmenides, Melissus and Philolaus

with Shaul Tor (KCL; hosted by the Centre for Knowledge in Culture in Antiquity and Beyond). Full details
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9 February 202215:30

DH Seminar: Disaster-proof Digital Humanities: The Bunker as an Infrastructure of Data Preparedness

Digital Humanities Lab seminar series. Alexander R.E. Taylor (University of Exeter): "Disaster-proof Digital Humanities: The Bunker as an Infrastructure of Data Preparedness". Location: online or hybrid if restrictions allow. Full details
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9 February 202217:00

Laurence Publicover (Bristol), Fathoming the Deep: Navigation, the Seabed, and Early Modern English Tragedy

A joint seminar, hosted by Exeter's Centre for Early Modern Studies and Centre for Maritime Historical Studies. This is a hybrid event - you can attend in person or online. For details please email CEMS@exeter.ac.uk. Full details
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15 February 202213:00

Digital Humanities Lab Workshop: Working with Text II: Cleaning and Curating Messy Data with OpenRefine

Based around the Library Carpentry tools, this workshop introduces the OpenRefine tool for cleaning and manipulating humanities data. We will look at how OpenRefine is different to more standard spreadsheet approaches, and will look at some of the tools that allow you to standardise and work with narrative, unstructured or messy data. We will also look at working with library and archive catalogue records with sample data from Exeter’s Special Collections. Online only, sign up required. Full details
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16 February 202215:30

Early Modern Futures Reading Group

The Early Modern Futures Reading Group was established in 2019 to discuss and address the issue of decolonising the university, and in particular what this means for scholars of the early modern period. Each session uses an article, chapter or blog post as the basis for discussion as we work towards an understanding of anti-racism and decolonising, and consider what action to take within the research centre or our own disciplines. Early Modern Futures is now a regular part of the Centre for Early Modern Studies programme of termly events, and we have a ‘Team’ which allows us to keep track of readings, suggest new ones, and to share other resources and experiences. To become a member of the reading group and to be added to our Team, please email CEMS@exeter.ac.uk. Full details
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16 February 202216:30

Rhetorics of Connectivity

with Jacques Bromberg (Pittsburg; Hosted by the Centre for Connectivity in the Roman World). Full details
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22 February 202213:30

Digital Humanities Lab Workshop: Photography Basics

This course aims to teach the basics of using a Digital SLR camera – the settings you can use to control the camera and how they will affect the photos you take. For anyone interested in learning one of the photography-based techniques we cover, including photogrammetry and reflectance transformation imaging (RTI), or wanting to get better photos when visiting archives, this course provides a grounding in the principles of photography and will aid understanding of those courses. Location: in person only (Digital Humanities Lab Seminar Room 1). Sign up required. Full details
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23 February 202214:30

The Politics of Decadence: C.18 'Civilisation' to C.20 Authoritarianism

A series of research workshops funded by the International Institute for Cultural Enquiry. Full details
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23 February 202215:30

DH Seminar: Hidden Cities and Digital Public History

Digital Humanities Lab seminar series. Fabrizio Nevola (University of Exeter): "Hidden Cities and Digital Public History". Location: online or hybrid if restrictions allow. Full details
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2 March 202215:30

Karen Harvey and Emily Vine (Birmingham), 'Social Bodies in English Letters, 1680-1820'.

A Centre for Early Modern Studies & Centre for Medical History Joint Seminar. This is a hybrid event - you can attend in person or online. For details please email CEMS@exeter.ac.uk. Full details
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2 March 202215:30

DH Seminar: [Title tbc]

Digital Humanities Lab seminar series. Howard Hotson (University of Oxford): [Title tbc]. Location: online or hybrid if restrictions allow. Full details
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2 March 202216:30

Classical refractions in South Africa: selected works by Nandipha Mntambo and Wim Botha

Samantha Masters (Stellenbosch). Full details
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8 March 202213:30

Digital Humanities Lab Workshop: Photogrammetry I

Photogrammetry is a photography-based technique used to produce 3D digital models of physical objects. This workshop will look at the principles of producing models using photogrammetry and practical considerations for approaching a project. We will then (weather permitting) head out onto campus with cameras to choose subjects and take photos of them, before returning to the DH Lab to work through the process of turning the photos into a 3D model. Location: in person only (Digital Humanities Lab Seminar Room 1). Sign up required. Full details
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9 March 202215:30

DH Seminar: Living with Machines: Analysing Digital Heritage at Scale

Digital Humanities Lab seminar series. Federico Nanni, Kaspar Beelen, Mariona Coll Ardanuy (Alan Turing Institute): "Living with Machines: Analysing Digital Heritage at Scale". Location: online or hybrid if restrictions allow. Full details
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15 March 202215:30

Digital Humanities Lab Workshop: Airborne LiDAR Processing for Archaeological Purposes

Introduction to Airborne LiDAR processing for archaeological purposes using free and open-source software and open data. Guest trainer: Joao Fonte. Location: Digital Humanities Lab Seminar Room 1. Sign up required. Full details
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16 March 202215:30

Nicholas Smolenski (Duke University & Exeter Visiting Fellow 2021-22), 'Hearing Architectual Sketches: Historiographical Approaches to Acoustical Analysis in Early Modern Cathedrals'.

A workshop hosted by Exeter's Centre for Early Modern Studies. This is a hybrid event - you can attend in person or online. For details please email CEMS@exeter.ac.uk. Full details
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18 March 202210:00

Experience through Metaphor: cultural histories of emotion and the body in antiquity

This online one-day symposium seeks to explore the cultural responses and metaphors of the relationships between bodies and emotions in the ancient world, and the theoretical approaches which we as scholars can use to understand these issues: https://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/emotionbodyconf/. Full details
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22 March 202213:30

Digital Humanities Lab Workshop: Archival Photography

Archives are not ideal places to take photographs, with low light, sensitivity to noise and flashlight, and often no means of supporting a camera or your subject effectively. This course will guide you through the pitfalls and problems, and provide advice on taking sharp, clear photographs of your primary sources, without annoying your archivist. An understanding of the principles of photography (for example through the Photography Basics Workshop) is useful but not essential. Location: in person only (Digital Humanities Lab Seminar Room 1). Sign up required. Full details
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23 March 20229:30

Digital Humanities Lab Workshop: Beyond the Keyword Search: Mining Digitised Newspapers Across Collections

Beyond the Keyword Search: Mining Digitised Newspapers Across Collections. Guest trainer: Melodee Beals. Online only. Sign up required. Full details
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23 March 202215:30

Lukas Erne (Geneva & Gareth Roberts Visiting Professor), 'Mediating Shakespeare: Thirteen Ways of Looking at Editorial Agency'.

Hosted by Exeter's Centre for Early Modern Studies. This is a hybrid event - you can attend in person or online. For details please email CEMS@exeter.ac.uk. Full details
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23 March 202215:30

DH Seminar: Data-Driven Hermeneutics: Historical Judgement in Digital History

Digital Humanities Lab seminar series. Melodee Beals (Loughborough University): "Data-Driven Hermeneutics: Historical Judgement in Digital History". Location: online or hybrid if restrictions allow. Full details
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23 March 202216:30

Does Fortune have Favorites? Polybius on the Purpose/s of Pragmatikē Historia

with Seth N. Jaffe (John Cabot University, Rome; hosted by the Centre for Hellenistic and Romano-Greek Culture and Society). Full details
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24 March 202213:00

Digital Humanities Lab Workshop: Digital Preservation and Data Sustainability

One of the challenges of creating digital data of any kind is making sure it survives in the long term. This session will talk about some of the risks to your data, and how to mitigate against them. It will also look briefly into depositing data with sustainable repositories, how to prepare sustainable data from the outset, and how data can persist in various forms to allow reuse and encourage reproducibility. Online only, sign up required. Full details
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28 March 202216:30

Reading Xenophon in the early modern period: who and why

with Noreen Humble (Calgary; co-hosted by the Centre for Classical Reception and the Centre for Early Modern Studies). Full details
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30 March 202214:30

The Politics of Decadence: Contemporary Decadence

A series of research workshops funded by the International Institute for Cultural Enquiry. Full details
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