Last week we attended the Canterbury Westland Regional Digital Forum, held at the Halswell Library. As well as being a valuable forum for discussing regional issues and sharing our latest projects with our colleagues across the sector, the day presented an opportunity for our Digital Projects Specialist, Antoine Landrieu, to show off his video editing skills, producing this short film about our day:
Are you interested in studying Digital Humanities as part of your honours year in 2018? Come along to our information session to find out more about Digital Humanities, the DIGI honours courses available, and how you can combine Digital Humanities with other Arts subjects.
Where: Karl Popper 612
When: 2-3pm, Wednesday 11 October
You are also welcome to contact the Digital Humanities Programme Coordinator Dr Chris Thomson for more information: christopher.thomson@canter
You’re invited to our 4th Digital Humanities monthly meetup: “Online Collections & Exhibitions: An Introduction to Omeka”.
When: Tuesday 30 May, 3-5 pm
Where: Puaka-James Hight Library Building, Room 388
Omeka (https://omeka.org/about/) is a free, open-source web publishing platform for the display of collections and exhibitions. It’s used by libraries, museums, archives, scholars and communities around the world – including students and researchers here at UC, with the support of the UC Arts Digital Lab.
Staff from the Lab will showcase two key Lab projects that demonstrate the power and versatility of Omeka, and will walk participants through setting up a simple Omeka site. You’ll get the most out of this workshop if you bring your own laptop with VirtualBox (https://
If you’d like help installing VirtualBox, feel free to drop into the UC Digital Arts Lab (Karl Popper 414) any day between 9-5pm, before Tuesday 30th.
When: 26 April 2017, 3.00 – 5.00 pm
Where: UC Puaka-James Hight Library Building, Room 388
The 3rd Digital Humanities monthly meetup is entitled “Internet Memes: The crumbling boundaries between the serious and the unserious”.
The study of Internet memes is new both as concept and practice. This is largely due to the novelty of the concept itself, as well as the academic resistance against the serious study of the unserious. But the boundary between the serious and unserious is crumbling, and cyberculturally literate scholars have emerged to tackle the task of studying memes.
This presentation will explore the three major traditions of meme studies in their historical, theoretical and cultural contexts, introducing the most prominent thinkers and how they are shaping the future of meme studies. The presentation will be followed by a workshop in which participants will learn how to start their own memepage on Facebook. A laptop or a smartphone is recommended for the workshop, but not required.
As always, feel free to invite others and we look forward to seeing you!