nedimah logoThis free event is being organised by Professor Lorna Hughes, SAS’s chair in digital humanities, and Professor Andrew Prescott, AHRC digital transformations theme fellow at the University of Glasgow. It will acknowledge the long tradition of the use of scientific aids in manuscript investigations, and also address the opportunities provided by new and emerging technologies such as RTI imaging and Synchrotron light sources.

Among the discussion topics on the agenda are how research outputs can be made available for analysis by a wider range of researchers, the role of cultural heritage organisations (who must provide access to new types of digital images), and the preservation issues raised by repeated re-examination of ancient manuscripts using different techniques.

The event is sponsored by the ESF Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities (NeDiMAH) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council Theme Leader Fellowship in Digital Transformations. A limited number of travel bursaries for postgraduates and early career researchers are available. Please contact Lorna Hughes for details:

When: 30 March–1 April, 2015

Where: National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Roderic Bowen Library, University of Wales Trinity St David, Lampeter, Wales.

There is no charge to attend the workshop, but registration is essential via Eventbrite