History seminars at the IHR

Archives and Society

Convenors: Jenny Bunn (University College, London), Alan Crookham (The National Gallery), Valerie Johnson (The National Archives), Jenny Haynes (The Wellcome Trust) 

For information and enquiries, please contact: Valerie Johnson (The National Archives) on valerie.johnson@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk

Venue: Olga Crisp Room 102, 1st floor, IHR, North block, Senate House unless otherwise stated


Time: Tuesdays, 5.45 pm


Some podcasts from this seminar are available online

Summer Term 2015
DateSeminar details
23 June Exploring Big and Small Historical Datasets: reflections on two recent projects

Part 1: Sarah Rees Jones (York) and Helen Petrie: 'Chartex overview and next steps' (20 minutes)
Part 2: Sonia Ranade (The National Archives) and Emma Bayne: 'Traces Through Time overview and next steps' (20 minutes)
Part 3: Roger Evans: 'NLP and Data Mining: From Chartex to Traces Through Time and beyond' (10 minutes)

Researchers from two recently funded projects, ChartEx (Digging into Data Challenge, 2012-14) and Traces Through Time (AHRC, 2014-15), reflect on the development of new tools for historians working with digital data employing analytical solutions from Natural Language Processing, Data Mining and Human Computer Interaction.

This is a joint Archives and Society/Digital History seminar


Please note that this seminar will take place at 5.15pm in room 203 (John S Cohen Room) in the IHR