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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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20 October 202115:30

Centre for Early Modern Studies: 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’s 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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20 October 202116:30

From Serif to Scene Text Detection: using machine learning to analyse lettercutting practices across the Roman world

with Charlotte Tupman (Exeter; hosted by the Centre for Connectivity in the Roman World). Full details
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21 October 202112:30

Machine learning applications to archaeological site detection: current approaches and future perspectives

Hector Orengo (Institut Català d'Arqueologia Clàssica) ‘Machine learning applications to archaeological site detection: current approaches and future perspectives’. Full details
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21 October 202114:30

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.. Full details
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21 October 202117:00

Blue Arts and Humanities Workshop

Tom Trevor (Contemporary Art and Curation), Ruth Thurstan (Marine Social-Ecological Systems), Tim Cooper (History) and Rob Magnuson Smith (English and Creative Writing) Jointly hosted with Centre for Environmental Arts and Humanities. Full details
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27 October 202114:00

DH Seminar: Who Decides what gets to be Remembered into the Future? (Imagining Futures Through (Un)archived Pasts Project)

Elena Isayev (University of Exeter). Organised by Stellenbosh Museum, South Africa, Just Conversations. Full details
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28 October 2021

Let’s talk about DISH, shall we? Dismantling myths and building on evidence'

Laura Castells Navarro (University of Exeter) ‘Let’s talk about DISH, shall we? Dismantling myths and building on evidence'. Full details
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28 October 202113:30

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

Learn the basics of pattern-matching ‘regular expressions’ and unlock vast amounts of textual data for your research. This workshop will go through the basics of cleaning and curating messy textual data downloaded from the internet, giving you the skills to structure, sort and analyse data from within known programmes such as word processing applications and MS Excel. Full details
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3 November 202115:30

The Joyce Youings Memorial Lecture: Professor Laura Gowing (KCL)

The Centre for Early Modern Studies organises the Joyce Youings Memorial Lecture in early modern History. The lecture commemorates Professor Joyce Youings, formerly head of History at Exeter, the first female professor at the institution, and a distinguished historian of early modern Britain, who died in 2011. The lecture is an annual event, and is kindly funded by Professor Youing’s nephew, Mr Peter Youings. Full details
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3 November 202116:30

Isobel Williams presenting her collection Catullus: Shibari Carmina

with Isobel Williams (independent; co-hosted by the Centre for Classical Reception and the Centre for Translating Cultures) presenting her collection Catullus: Shibari Carmina Carcanet, 2021; http://isobelwilliams.org.uk/Catullus.php). Full details
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4 November 202112:30

Worsley Man and the Bog Bodies of North West Europe

Melanie Giles (University of Manchester) Worsley Man and the Bog Bodies of North West Europe. Full details
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9 November 202113:30

Digital Humanities Lab Workshop: Photography Basics: How to Take Effective Photos

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.. Full details
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9 November 202117:00

Antigonid Network Seminar

Francesco Ferrara on his book, (2020) Basileus e Basileia. Forme e luoghi della regalità macedone, Edizioni Quasar.. Full details
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10 November 202111:30

Paths of Joy: from Catullus to Beethoven

with William Fitzgerald (KCL). Full details
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10 November 202116:00

The Admiralties of Western Europe: Crisscrossing Experiences and Intertwined Trajectories, c.1300- 1500

Lorenzo Lage (Universidad de Cádiz) Joint seminar with Centre for Medieval Studies. Full details
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17 November 202115:30

DH Seminar: From Field to Byte: Digging into the Plant Science Data Landscape

Hugh Williamson (University of Exeter). Full details
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17 November 202115:30

Centre for Early Modern Studies: Postgraduate Research Showcase

The Postgraduate Showcase is an opportunity for CEMS members to learn more about the early modern research currently being undertaken at Exeter, and it has been a great success in previous years. At the event MA and doctoral candidates present briefly (5-10 minutes) on their work, introducing their research interests, and summarising and explaining their key research questions and source material.. Full details
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18 November 202110:30

Digital Humanities Lab Workshop: Making Digital Editions I: What, Why & How

This workshop will offer a combination of presentation, discussion, and exposure to TEI XML in order to explore why and how you might want to make your own digital edition. It will explain the advantages of creating texts in a digital format and give a very basic introduction to TEI encoding, which is widely used to create editions today. It will explore different ways of publishing online, and discuss the complexities of digital editing, including issues of sustainability, cost and support. Despite these challenges, the workshop will argue that digital scholarly editing can be a deeply rewarding and fruitful undertaking that enables innovative research and teaching – through skills that can be learnt by anyone. No prior experience needed. This workshop can be taken singly or in conjunction with 'Introduction to Digital Editing' and 'Intermediate Digital Editing' (term 2). Full details
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18 November 202115:30

New Light on the Earliest Farmers of Northwest Europe?

Professor Peter Rowley-Conwy (Durham University): "New Light on the Earliest Farmers of Northwest Europe?". Full details
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23 November 202110:30

Digital Humanities Lab Workshop: Introduction to RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging)

RTI is a technique to photograph a subject’s surface texture, which can reveal detail and phenomena not usually visible under normal examination. This 2-hour course will examine the basic principles of RTI, showing what can be achieved using highlight and dome-based methods, and will provide practical guidance for using the method in a wide range of applications. An understanding of the principles of photography is useful but not essential (see Photography Basics workshop, 9th Nov). This workshop is intended for staff and postgraduates. Undergraduates are also welcome to apply, but will be placed on a reserve list and contacted shortly before the event if places become available.. Full details
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23 November 202114:00

Exeter-Leuven Postgraduate Reading Group on Early Modern Translation Studies.

An online once-termly PGR/PGT reading group run in conjunction with colleagues at KU Leuven on the broad theme of translation studies. The first meeting will be led by Prof Lieven d'Hulst (Translation Studies, KU Leuven). The idea is to bring together in discussion students from Exeter and KU Leuven working on anything connected to translation, broadly conceived, be this classical reception, translation between media, linguistic translation, comparative cultures etc. If you are a PGR/PGT student who would like to join the group please contant Dr Helena Taylor [H.Taylor@exeter.ac.uk].. Full details
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24 November 202116:30

After Empire: A Brief Age of Experiment in the Southern Levant (129-63 BCE)

with Benedikt Eckhardt (Edinburgh; hosted by the Centre for Hellenistic and Romano-Greek Culture and Society). Full details
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24 November 202117:00

Maritime Networks and Power in the Journey of the two Princes of Mpfumo, 1715-1723

Lindsay O’Neill (University of Southern California). Full details
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25 November 202116:30

Insight on Sudan prehistory from ancient DNA

Nov 25, 4:30 pm: Kendra Sirak (Harvard University): Insight on Sudan prehistory from ancient DNA. Full details
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30 November 202113:30

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 (see Photography Basics workshop, 9th Nov) is useful but not essential.. Full details
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1 December 202111:30

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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1 December 202112:30

Centre for Early Modern Studies and Art History and Visual Culture Joint Seminar: Elizabeth L’Estrange (Birmingham)

Elizabeth L’Estrange (History of Art, Birmingham), ‘Reconstructing the library of Anne de Graville (1490-1540) and identifying her literary patrons'.. Full details
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1 December 202115:30

Niall Allsopp, David Parry, Philip Schwyzer (Exeter), Writing Religion, Conflict and Community in Exeter 1500-1750.

Members of the Centre for Early Modern Studies introduce their new Leverhulme funded project.. Full details
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2 December 2021

Natural Power in the British Neolithic

Anne Teather (Past Participate CIC) ‘Natural Power in the British Neolithic’. Full details
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7 December 202117:00

Antigonid Network Seminar

Manuela Mari on "Interactions between Antigonid kings and local authorities" (epigraphy). Full details
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8 December 202115:30

DH Seminar: From the Mushroom Cloud to the Computing Cloud: Bunkers, Data, Preparedness

Alex Taylor (University of Exeter). Full details
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8 December 202117:00

Public Perceptions and Prison Hulks in England and Bermuda, 1776-1863

Anna McKay (University College Cork). Full details
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9 December 202112:30

Landscape evolution: a framework for the interpretation of the archaeological record’ (Sponsored by the Centre for the Archaeology of the Americas)

Umberto Lombardo (University of Bern): ‘Landscape evolution: a framework for the interpretation of the archaeological record’ (Sponsored by the Centre for the Archaeology of the Americas). Full details
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