CHASE Going Digital 2012/13 blog CLOSED

This was the blog of the 2012/2013 Going Digital doctoral training programme, organised by the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership.

If you are interested in current CHASE training opportunities in Digital Humanities, please visit the CHASE Arts and Humanities in the Digital Age blog.


Register now for Going Digital 2014

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After the success of the Going Digital programme in 2013, CHASE is running a series of five events at the University of Essex as part of Going Digital 2014. Download the Going Digital 2014 programme to find out more.

There will be six places available for non-Essex CHASE students on each workshop and for each of those students there will be a £50 travel bursary – this £50 bursary is only available this year for non-Essex students.

Non-Essex students who wish to attend one of the events should email Carol Jaens at

Going Digital Final Conference: Future Digital

A reminder that the Going Digital final conference, “Future Digital”, will take place tomorrow 31 July 2013 at The Open University in London (see map and directions here).

The full conference programme can be downloaded here: Conference programme

The conference is open to all CHASE Going Digital students and trainers who have registered for it and registration begins at 10.00. Internet access will be provided through the Eduroam network. If your university does not participate in Eduroam, please bring ID such as a passport for guest account registration.

We look forward to welcoming you at The Open University in London tomorrow.

Digital Perspectives: Mapping Mobilities across Sites & Disciplines

University of Sussex, 24th July 2013

Attenborough Centre Creativity Zone, Pevensey III, Room C7

Campus map link at:


We look forward to welcoming you onto our summery campus next week – indeed an ideal site for exploring ways to digitally map mobilities. We intend to do this both physically and conceptually at our workshop.


To prepare:

–       5” (max) powerpoint presentation of how your research relates to the workshop theme, according to your definition of its key terms (ppt available on a memory stick)


To bring:

–       Laptop

–       Mobile phone, GPS enabled if possible

–       Comfortable walking shoes and clothing


Digital Perspectives include:

– moving from still graphic or photographic, or discrete cinematographic images, to visual outputs obtained by real-time motion recording and modeling

– moving beyond text-dominated disciplines to multimodal knowledge systems (image, sound, haptics, kinaesthetics)


Mapping includes:

visually projecting locational information


Mobilities include:

– human motion, which responds to and is shaped by its physical and cultural anchorage, kinetic legacies and expectations

– collective and micro- mobilities

– virtual mobilities experienced in/ imputable to digital environments


Sites include:

Environments “in the wild” and subject to human intervention

Places that accommodate and afford specific corporeal behaviours:

–       domestic sites

–       public sites, urban places, the agora, sites of commerce

–       sites for sport and for celebrating physical exertion

–       laboratories for testing, calibrating, optimising performance

–       virtual/ hybrid or other sites soliciting new kinds of corporeal engagement


Disciplines include:

Performing arts – dance, theatre, choreography, puppetry, music

Medicine, physiology, biomechanics, physiotherapy, kinesthetic, proprioception

Archaeology, architecture, museum studies, urban development, design, ergonomics

Human-computer interaction, animation, film, movement notation

Semiotics, cognitive linguistics, spatial cognition






Registration, refreshments, introduction to the day’s activities



– Participant and trainer research overviews

– Constitution of work groups

– Description of site walking and tagging exercise



Walking and tagging






Collation and group analysis of materials



Experiment in “virtual mobility” mapping



Conclusions and refreshments




Future Digital Conference Programme and Abstracts

The programme for the Future Digital final conference is now available, with links to the abstracts from invited speakers from the British Library and University College London.

To register for this event, which is open to all Going Digital students and trainers, please email Carol Jaensch, University of Essex.

Going Digital closing conference: Future Digital

31 July 2013, The Open University in London

1-11 Hawley Crescent, London, NW1 8NP


10.00 Arrival and registration
10.30-12.30 Mahendra Mahey and James Baker, British Library:

British Library Labs: What it is, what’s been happening and how you can engage with it in the future

12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-2.30 Roundtable discussion:

  • Digital research with textual sources
  • Digital research with visual and audio sources
2.30-4.00 Julianne Nyhan, UCL Department of Information Studies:

Text, Image and Sound: where we are and where we are not in Digital Humanities

4.00-4.15 Coffee
4.15-4.30 Final remarks and close

Digital Analysis of Language Data – 10 July


Digital Analysis of Language Data – 10 July 2013

This workshop provides an introduction to the use of digital technologies to create, manage and analyse language data. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate the use of CHILDES software for first and second language acquisition research (as used for example in the FLLOC and SPLLOC projects – French/Spanish Learner Language Oral Corpora The workshop will also demonstrate how concordancing software such as Wordsmith can be used for textual and linguistic analysis more generally, with application to other humanities domains of expertise.


Session organisers: University of Essex and University of East Anglia


Session trainers: Professor Florence Myles (UoE), Dr Marie-Noëlle Guillot (UEA) and Dr Sarah Rule (University of Southampton)


Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm

 Location: Room 1.11, Floor 5, University of East Anglia, London campus. 



 09.30-10.00 Registration and refreshments

 10.00-13.00 CHILDES

 13-00-14.00            Lunch

 14.00-16.00 Wordsmith Tools

 16.00-16.30 Conclusion and refreshments

Still time to register for Becoming a Public Intellectual

Digital Humanities at The Open University


Funded by the AHRC and starting in October 2013, ‘Becoming a Public Intellectual’ is aimed at doctoral students and early-career researchers who want to seek influence beyond the university sector, to speak to the concerns and interests of a broader public and to set the agenda for developments in the cultural and creative sectors.  If you have an interest in developing your profile beyond academia, and in making contacts across other universities and institutions, this programme is for you.

Through a series of one-day workshops involving academics expert in public engagement as well as representatives from a number of cultural and media organisations, students will develop skills in effective engagement with television, radio and the press and will also learn how to maximise their influence via collaboration with a range of partners. This will be followed by a period of mentoring and consolidation during which these skills can be…

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