Friday, 30 April 2010

And a final taster

As I said below, I'll share the rotating gallery of all 40 posters when they go online, and start to pepper UCL noticeboards, soon.

And Another UCLDH poster

.. featuring some DH peeps who I am friends with on facebook.

Another UCLDH Poster

Have you guessed who it is, yet? (think @TranscriBentham).


We are gearing up to the official external launch of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. One of the things we have done is prepare a set of 40 or so posters that rather jokily should raise the profile of UCLDH around campus itself. They should be going up on the website in the next week or so, in a rotating gallery, and I'll share that with you then. I'm really pleased with them - they walk a fine line between provocative and tongue in cheek, and will be ideal for grabbing people's attention who are, say, going places in lifts at UCL and looking at the posters therein.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Changing the Center of Gravity

Here's the book cover for Changing the Center of Gravity - the book of essays in memoriam to Ross Scaife that was first published as an online journal volume in DHQ. It's in press, and should be out shortly.

The British Museum kindly gave us permission to use the image on the front - psychostasia, the weighing of the souls, as featured on a white ground, black figure Lekythos, around 480BC. We thought this a fitting tribute to Ross and a poignant image- not only was he fond of black figure painting from this period, and the scales reference the title of the book, but the weighing of the souls refers to the gods balancing the scales to determine which heroes will not return from battle.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

PhD Studentship at UCL in Digital Humanities

We have here up for grabs one PhD studentship to come to the good ship UCL Centre for Digital Humanities to undertake a PhD. Details below.

Vacancy Information
The PhD studentship in Digital Humanities will be held at the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities which brings together work being done in many different UCL departments and centres, in the humanities, computer science and engineering, as well as Library Services and Museums and Collections. We also collaborate with organisations outside UCL, such as museums, galleries, libraries and archives. We aim to produce research that is meaningful to both computer scientists and humanities scholars, and that will bring about new knowledge in both research areas.
Studentship Description
The award may be held by a student working on any topic relevant to digital humanities. However, it should involve genuinely interdisciplinary research, which is likely to require joint supervision from more than one UCL department or faculty. For further information about examples of current UCLDH research projects, please visit The award provides funding for tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and a student stipend for three years. Informal enquiries may be made to Samantha Hulston ( or Dr Claire Warwick begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting (
Person Specification
Applicants must have at least a good 2.1 in their first degree, and ideally an MA or MSc in a relevant discipline and should have a background in the humanities, computer science, information or museum studies or ideally a combination of some of these fields.
To apply, please download and complete the application form.

More info on the UCL jobs website.

Back! From Outer Space!

... or at least, the Easter shutdown plus computer fail. I am now revving on my new little machine, vroom vroom. Backlog, here I come!