The Digital History Seminar has been running since 2012 and focuses on the discussion of historical research that has been made possible by the use of electronic tools and resources. The seminar is hosted by the Institute of Historical Research and is offered in association with IHR Digital.
If you are a historian interested in giving a paper on our postgraduate panel, please email a title, a brief bio, and a description for your proposed paper of no more than 150 words to Jack Newman no later than 9 September 2022. We hope to accommodate up to 6 papers, and make our decision by the end of September.
Seminars are usually at Senate House, London on Tuesday afternoons, with a simultaneous live online broadcast on YouTube. There is no need to pre-register, but you can sign up to our newsletter for a brief email reminder with the direct link for each seminar.
We welcome anyone with an interest in digital history, including academics, students, cultural heritage and digital humanities practitioners, and other researchers. Our seminars are always free and there’s no need to register for online or in-person attendance. In non-COVID times, we sometimes have drinks or dinner with speakers afterwards, and all are welcome to join us. Past seminars on our YouTube channel can be viewed online and are a valuable resource for the study of digital history.
The conveners are: Alexandra Ortolja-Baird (Portsmouth), Alice Kinghorn (Bristol), Jack Newman (Kent), James Baker (Southampton), Justin Colson (IHR), Katherine McDonough (Alan Turing Institute), Matthew Shaw (The Queen’s College, Oxford), Mia Ridge (British Library), Sarah Middle (National Museums Scotland / Open University), and Tessa Hauswedell (UCL).
Convener alumni: Seth Denbo (American Historical Association), Adam Crymble (UCL), Matthew Phillpott, Jane Winters (University of London), Peter Webster, Beth Hartland, Charlotte Tupman (Exeter), Tim Hitchcock (Sussex), Melodee Wood (Loughborough), and Richard Deswarte (UEA).
Full Seminar Schedule
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