Exploring the Interface: Modern Languages and Digital Humanities

10:00am - 4:30pm / Friday 4th May 2018
Type: Symposium / Category: Department / Series: Modern Languages and Cultures Seminar Series
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Management School - The University of Liverpool
Seminar Room 5
Fri 4 May 2018, 10:00 – 16:30

This is the launch event for the new research group, Media Histories: From Manuscript to Digital, within the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.

Our research group has various strands which we are developing, including manuscript practices, visual aspects of texts, and translation, and we have selected one of our stands for the focus of this launch event.

In future years, each of our main events will foreground another strand of the theme, and we will also have smaller, regular meetings throughout the year which will ensure all strands of our theme are covered.

This event will be focussed around one of the strands of our research group, and will explore the interface between Modern Languages and Digital Humanities, highlighting in particular what the distinctive contribution of Modern Languages to digital research can be.

Welcome - Pollie Bromilow and Claire Taylor

Keynote 1
Steve Rubenstein Memorial Lecture: ‘Sonhos Digitais/Digital Dreaming – collaborative project design, delivery and dissemination, and digital technologies’
Thea Pitman (University of Leeds), Sebastián Gerlic (Director of Thydêwá) and Maria das Dores de Oliveira (Fundação Nacional do Indio)

Digital Methods: Benefits and Challenges
Barry Godfrey (University of Liverpool)


Panel on Modern Languages Research and the Digital
Barbara Spadaro (University of Liverpool), ‘Beyond Borders. Transnational Italy: Interactivity and Intersubjectivity ‘beyond Borders’ of Modern Languages Research’
Niamh Thornton (University of Liverpool) TITLE TBC
Respondent: Simeon Yates (University of Liverpool)


Keynote 2: Paul Spence (KCL) ‘Seven Digital Challenges for Modern (Foreign) Languages’

Presentation of MLO, PGR Showcase and Networking
Clare Hooper (Liverpool University Press)

This event is co-sponsored by the HSS Faculty Security and Conflict Research Theme.