Current events

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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20 November 201916:00

Gandhi’s Women Satyagrahis: Why do they matter in studying contemporary social-political trends?

Dr Meenal Shrivastava, author of Amma's Daughters (Athabasca University Press, 2018) will talk about her research into women activists associated with Gandhian mass anti-colonial movement in India. Full details
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27 February 202015:30

Human adaptation and coastal evolution in northern Vietnam (Sundasia): An overview of outcomes and spin-outs with Ryan Rabbet (Queens University Belfast)

Human adaptation and coastal evolution in northern Vietnam (Sundasia): An overview of outcomes and spin-outs with Ryan Rabbet (Queens University Belfast). Full details
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28 February 202012:30

Digital Humanities Workshop: Wikipedia Editing for Beginners: heritage collections

Sign up required. Join Exeter University’s Digital Humanities Lab and Special Collections, to grow the number of Wikipedia entries written about Heritage Collections. These can be from the Special Collections, the Cinema Museum, or a collection/individual that interests you. Full details
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4 March 2020

UG Dissertation Symposium

UG Dissertation Symposium. Details to follow.. Full details
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4 March 202012:30

POSTPONED - Digital Humanities Workshop: Digital Editing guided practice

Postponed due to UCU strike action. Full details
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4 March 202016:00

CANCELLED - Sailing Ships and Chevauchées: English Naval Strategy During the Hundred Years War

Dr Gary Baker will talk on England's navy in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. This talk is co-hosted by the Centre for Maritime History. UNFORTUNATELY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO STRIKE ACTION. Full details
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9 March 202017:30

Gareth Roberts Memorial Lecture: Claire Preston (QMUL).

Title to follow.. Full details
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10 March 2020

Burial rites in the Early and Middle Bronze Age: A Central European Perspective with Klara Sabatova (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)

Burial rites in the Early and Middle Bronze Age: A Central European Perspective with Klara Sabatova (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic). Full details
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10 March 202012:30

POSTPONED - Digital Humanities Workshop: Geographic Information System (GIS)

Postponed due to UCU strike action. Full details
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11 March 202014:00

Jennifer Barry (Mary Washington): The Heroic Bishop in Flight

CAH Dept. Research Seminar. Full details
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12 March 202015:30

What were Early Neolithic chambered tombs? Thinking about the stability of substances and nature of the first monumental architecture with Richards Collins (University of the Highlands and Islands)

What were Early Neolithic chambered tombs? Thinking about the stability of substances and nature of the first monumental architecture with Richards Collins (University of the Highlands and Islands). Full details
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13 March 202010:30

POSTPONED - Digital Humanities Workshop: 'Counting no old thing old': Computational Studies of Shakespeare and an Introduction to Text Analysis

Postponed due to UCU strike action. Full details
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13 March 202016:00

POSTPONED - Digital Humanities Seminar: 'Some may perhaps suppose this Prose is mine': Genre, Style, and Early Modern Authorship

Postponed due to UCU strike action. Full details
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18 March 202014:00

David Leith (Exeter): TBC

CAH Dept. Research Seminar. Full details
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18 March 202015:30

Work in progress (3)

tbc. Full details
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19 March 202015:30

Tracing the Pottery Wheel with Caroline Jeffra (University of Amsterdam)

Tracing the Pottery Wheel with Caroline Jeffra (University of Amsterdam). Full details
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20 March 202011:30

Digital Humanities Workshop: Web scraping: Getting started with WGet

Sign up required. Starting with an introduction to scripting on your computer’s command line interface, you'll learn how to write short scripts that automate the bulk downloading of web pages. At the conclusion of the workshop, you will get support in trying to scrape a website of your choice. In the same workshop, you'll learn about The Programming Historian, an online journal that publishes novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, and on whose lessons this workshop is based. Full details
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20 March 202016:00

Digital Humanities Seminar: Colonial Metadata: Making the Past, Present, Future

Digital Humanities Lab seminar series. Dr James Baker (University of Sussex): "Colonial Metadata: Making the Past, Present, Future". Join us for drinks and nibbles following the paper!. Full details
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24 March 202014:00

Digital Humanities Workshop: Photogrammetry Part 1 - Using Agisoft Metashape to produce a 3D model

Sign up required. Workshop on using Agisoft Metashape to produce a 3D model from a supplied set of images.. Full details
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25 March 2020

The Wreck of Warren Hastings: Salvage, Weather and Insurance in the Indian Ocean

Dr Debjani Bhattacharyya will speak on her work related to the history of the Indian Ocean. Full details
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25 March 202014:00

Orme Postgraduate Symposium

This symposium showcases the work of three of our postgraduate researchers: Ellie March (History/Archaeology), Edward Mills (Modern Languages), and Erica Askew-Jones (English). Each speaker will give a 20-minute paper, followed by a joint question and answer session. Full details
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25 March 202014:00

Jason König (St. Andrews): TBC

CAH Dept. Research Seminar. Full details
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25 March 202016:00

The wreck of Warren Hastings: salvage, weather and insurance in the Indian Ocean

Joint seminar with the Exeter South Asia Centre. Full details
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25 March 202018:00

Hidden Memories: Medieval Obituaries on Lead, 800-1200

This year's annual Orme Lecture will be given by Prof. Elisabeth van Houts (Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge). The lecture will explore the medieval custom of burying elite men and women with lead plaques tucked away in their coffins, sometimes placed under their heads. They contained short texts of varying lengths from the name of the dead person to short obituaries which give biographical data and sometimes more expansive eulogies. Some have survived alongside their more public grave stone or tomb. Of particular interest is the conundrum that these plaques were hidden and never meant to be ‘published’ yet they were obviously crafted with great effort to pass on information. What audience did their authors have in mind?. Full details
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26 March 202014:00

Digital Humanities Workshop: Photogrammetry Part 2 - Taking photos for photogrammetry

Sign up required. Hands-on workshop on taking photos for photogrammetry. Full details
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26 March 202015:30

Early Medieval Glassmaking at Glastonbury and Barking Abbeys: craft working and the early church in the 7th to 8th centuries AD with Hugh Willmott (University of Sheffield)

Early Medieval Glassmaking at Glastonbury and Barking Abbeys: craft working and the early church in the 7th to 8th centuries AD with Hugh Willmott (University of Sheffield). Full details
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30 March 202010:00

Digital Humanities Workshop: Video production for research and documentary part I (beginners)

Sign up required. The Digital Humanities Lab is offering University of Exeter College of Humanities students and staff the opportunity to attend Video production training for research and documentary. Due to the nature of the course and the practical tasks our participants undertake, there are a maximum of eight places available. Equipment will be provided, but please bring a laptop or notebook with you. Full details
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2 April 202015:30

Bronze Age Copper mine of Mitterberg in Austria with Prof. Thomas Stoellner (Mining Museum and University in Bochum Germany)

Copper mine of Mitterberg in Austria with Prof. Thomas Stoellner (Mining Museum and University in Bochum Germany). Full details
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6 April 20209:00

Popular Visual Media and the Bible

This conference aims to explore the varied relationships between biblical texts and contemporary popular visual media such as sci-fi or fantasy films and TV shows, comic books and video games. Traditionally considered ‘low culture’, such media have received an upsurge in popularity over the last decade and have become a major source of social commentary and individual expression, especially in relation to religious texts such as the Bible. We welcome scholarly analyses of any aspect of popular visual culture and biblical texts (including non-canonical texts). The conference will take place at the University of Exeter on Monday 6th April 2020. Please send abstracts (200-300 words) and a short bio to Dr Rebekah Welton at r.c.welton@exeter.ac.uk and Dr Zanne Domoney-Lyttle at zanne.domoney-lyttle@glasgow.ac.uk, no later than December 31st, 2019. For more information, please contact the organisers. Full details
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29 April 202016:00

The Birgittine Brothers of Syon Abbey: Patterns of Vocation Revealed by the Syon Martiloge and Other Records of their Lives, c. 1415-1600

Dr Virginia Bainbridge, an Honorary Research Associate at Exeter, will discuss her recent research on the monks of Syon Abbey during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. This talk draws on the manuscripts and archives from the 'Syon Abbey Collection' which is held by the University Library. Full details
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6 May 202015:30

Work in progress (4)

tbc. Full details
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13 May 202015:00

Workshop on Sex and Infertility

This workshop is co-hosted with the Centre for Medical History. Dr Zubin Mistry will talk about his research into childlessness in early medieval societies. Full details
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13 May 202015:00

Centre for Medical History Seminar Series

Joint seminar with the Centre for Medieval History. Confirmed speakers are Dr. Zubin Mistry (Edinburgh). Further details tba.. Full details
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20 May 202015:30

Piecing Together the Fragments

‘Piecing Together the Fragments’: Jo Balmer is an acclaimed poet, known for her ‘transgressions’ – translations of ancient literary texts, which go beyond translations in order to accommodate personal reflections and autobiographical moments. More recently she has expanded the field of ‘texts’ which inspire her poetry to include non-literary works such as dictionaries, headstones furniture. In a recent volume of poetry – Letting Go – she turns to ancient authors, such as Thucydides, Livy, Virgil and Hesiod – to explore and articulate her grief at losing her mother. Full details
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21 May 202010:30

Digital Humanities Workshop: How to Write a Data Management Plan

Sign up required. 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. All sessions will run in Digital Humanities Lab Seminar Room 1. Full details
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3 June 202015:30

The notion of happiness - across centuries, cultures and media (Round Table)

1) Early Modern Happiness and Gardens between Britain and China 2) Enlightenment Happiness and the Literary Imagination in Germany and Spain 3) Modern Happiness and Housing between Austria and Britain. Full details
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3 July 20209:00

Intercultural Competence Conference 2020

One day only conference supported by AULC and UCML.. Full details
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