Thursday (4th September 2014)
09:30 - 11:30
Chair: Clare Mills
11:30 - 13:00
Introductions and Plenary 1
Chair: Jackie Labbe (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Visualizing Humanities Data, Big and Small

  • Laura Mandell

Texas A & M University

13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Session 1 — Digital Worlds
Chair: Katherine Rogers
Session 2 — If I Build It Will They Come?
Chair: Michael Pidd
Session 3 — Cancelled

Virtual Worlds and WebGL: Integrating 3D Content into the Wider Humanities Web

  • Jamie McLaughlin

University of Sheffield

“If I Can’t Find It, I Can’t Use It.” Some Practical Solutions to Ensure Your Digital Resources Are Easy to Discover

  • Paola Marchionni


Study of the History of China’s Industrial Corridors Using Digital Technology

  • Jian Xu,
  • Jian Kang

University of Sheffield

The Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance (MESA) as a Resource for Medieval Studies Communities

  • Dot Porter

University of Pennsylvania

Dragon Archivist Required: Evaluating the Suitability of a Role Playing Game for Literature Modding

  • Erik Champion

Curtin University

Libraries, Data, and DH: Creating and Operationalizing a Library Unit to Meet the Collaborative Needs of Scholars

  • Michael Rodriguez

Michigan State University

15:30 - 16:00
Tea Break
16:00 - 17:30
Jisc and National Library of Wales Plenary
Chair: Lorna Hughes

Strategic Directions for Digital Content

  • Paola Marchionni,
  • Julie Allinson,
  • Marilyn Deegan,
  • Simon James,
  • Dot Porter
Drinks Reception
Friday (5th September 2014)
09:30 - 11:00
Session 4 — AHRC Digital Transformations Theme Roundtable
Chair: Andrew Prescott
Session 5 — TEI Friday
Chair: Katherine Rogers
Session 6 — Participation
Chair: Michael Pidd

Visualising and Analysing Data

  • Jamie McLaughlin,
  • Andrew Prescott,
  • Tobias Blanke,
  • Jon Rogers,
  • Marilyn Deegan


Creating Processing Models for Scholarly Digital Editions

  • James Cummings,
  • Magdalena Turska

University of Oxford

3D Modelling of Islamic Metalwork: Processes and Potentials

  • John Hindmarch,
  • Lindsay MacDonald,
  • Melissa Terras,
  • Stuart Robson,
  • Alexandra Gerstein


Remediating Giacomo Leopardi’s Zibaldone: Harvesting Semantic Networks in the Fragmentary Research Notebook

  • Silvia Stoyanova

Trier Center for Digital Humanities

Crowdsourcing Full-text Manuscript Transcription: Beyond MediaWiki

  • Victoria Van Hyning

University of Oxford

Electrifying Intoxicants: Building a Database of Alcohol, Nicotine, Caffeine, and Opium in Early Modern England

  • James Brown

University of Sheffield

Tap with Jazzy Swing and Romantic Rubato: An Interactive Demonstration of Expressive Timing in Music

  • Renee Timmers,
  • Amy V. Beeston

University of Sheffield

11:00 - 11:30
Tea Break
11:30 - 13:00
Session 7 — Social Network Analysis
Chair: Michael Pidd
Session 8 — Interface Design for Users
Chair: Jamie McLaughlin
Session 9 — Linking Challenging Data
Chair: Katherine Rogers

Use of Social Network Analysis to Explore the People of Medieval Scotland

  • Cornell Jackson,
  • Matthew Hammond

King’s College London

Participating in Search Design: Users as Designers

  • Keira Borrill

University of Sheffield

Methods for Mining Messy Real World Data: Co-reference Identification Using Fuzzy Logic

  • Stephen Brown,
  • Simon Coupland,
  • David Croft

De Montfort University, Leicester

Mapping Memory Landscapes in Nodegoat, the Case of the Indonesian Killings of 1965–66

  • Pim van Bree,
  • Geert Kessels


Building a New Historical Texts Service

  • Scott Gibbens


Identifying the Irish in Textual Records in the Absence of Direct Evidence

  • Adam Crymble

King’s College London

Mapping Implicit Processes: Extracting Social Networks from Digital Corpora

  • M. H. Beals

Sheffield Hallam University Understanding Use and Impact of a First World War Digital Archive

  • Lorna Hughes,
  • Paul McCann,
  • Owain Roberts

National Library of Wales

From Napoleon Conquests to the Big Brother Sabotage: Harmonization of the Dutch Historical Censuses in the Semantic Web

  • Albert Meroño-Peñuela,
  • Ashkan Ashkpour

VU University Amsterdam

13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Session 10 — AHRC Digital Transformations Theme Roundtable
Chair: Andrew Prescott
Session 11 — Re-Imagining Nineteenth Century Books
Chair: Sharon Howard
Session 12 — Language Analysis
Chair: Michael Pidd

Intellectual Property and Impact

  • Andrew Prescott,
  • Martin Eve,
  • Charlotte Waelde,
  • Simon Tanner


Digital Humanities 2.0? Exploring Creative Practice in the Transmedia Age

  • Anthony Mandal

Cardiff University

Let Erin Remember: Searching for Signs of Mental Decline in Thomas Moore’s Writings

  • Francesca Benatti

Open University

Shakespeare in Bits and Bytes: The Victorian Illustrated Shakespeare Archive

  • Michael John Goodman

Cardiff University

Discovering the Unknown Unknowns: What NLP Reveals About Historical Datasets

  • Katherine Rogers

University of Sheffield

Lost Visions: Retrieving the Visual Element of Printed Books From the Nineteenth Century

  • Julia Thomas,
  • Nicola Lloyd,
  • Ian Harvey

Cardiff University

15:30 - 16:00
Tea Break
16:00 - 17:30
Plenary 2
Chair: Michael Pidd

"All Our Yesterdays" : Europeana and the Phenomenology of Photographic Experience through the Framing of Digitization

  • Fred Truyen

KU Leuven

Conference Dinner
Saturday (6th September 2014)
09:30 - 11:00
Session 13 — Pedagogy in DH
Chair: Katherine Rogers
Session 14 — Data Driven
Chair: Michael Pidd
Session 15 — The Ecology of Archives
Chair: Sharon Howard

Students, Building, and Sharing

  • Stephen H. Gregg

Bath Spa University

Digitising Experiences of Migration: The Development of Interconnected Letter Collections

  • Emma Moreton,
  • Hilary Nesi,
  • Niall O’Leary

Coventry University

The Organisation of Physical Archives and the Challenges this Presents in Creating Digital Resources

  • Ralph Morton

Coventry University

Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Integrative Learning and New Ways of Thinking About Studying the Humanities

  • Simon Mahony,
  • Julianne Nyhan,
  • Melissa Terras,
  • Ulrich Tiedau


Visualising Metaphor in English

  • Marc Alexander,
  • Ellen Bramwell

University of Glasgow

Corpus Newtonicum: Towards a Digital Knowledge Site of Isaac Newton's Manuscripts

  • Cornelis J. (Kees-Jan) Schilt

University of Sussex

TransVis - Working and Playing with Retranslations Corpora

  • Tom Cheesman

Swansea University

Book Ecology and Migrating Collections: The English Lake District and the Pacific Northwest

  • Margaret Linley

Simon Fraser University

11:00 - 11:30
Tea Break
11:30 - 13:00
Session 16 — AHRC Digital Transformations Theme Roundtable
Chair: Andrew Prescott
Session 17 — Imaging the Artefact
Chair: Katherine Rogers
Session 18 — Modelling Meaning
Chair: Michael Pidd

Scaling Up the Arts and Humanities

  • Andrew Prescott,
  • Barry Godfrey,
  • Daniel Powell,
  • Andrew Wilson


Knowledge in Surface Details: Reflectance Transformation Imaging for Studying and Preserving Medieval Manuscripts

  • Bill Endres

University of Kentucky

Ontologies and the Humanities: Some Issues Affecting the Design of Digital Infrastructure

  • Toby Burrows

King’s College London

Textiles and Data: Application of Computer Vision to Cross Collection Characterisation of Historic Silk Textiles

  • Julia Galliker

University of Birmingham

Developing the Historical Thesaurus Semantic Tagger

  • Scott Piao,
  • Fraser Dallachy,
  • Alistair Baron,
  • Paul Rayson,
  • Marc Alexander

Lancaster University

A Proposed Method for the Digital Description and Analysis of Geometric Ornament

  • Alice Humphrey

University of Leeds

Computational Criticism: Using Quantitative Methods for the Interpretation of Poetry

  • Peter Verhaar

Leiden University

13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Plenary 3
Chair: Michael Pidd

Knowledge Networks in the Humanities

  • Paul Arthur

University of Western Sydney