Digital Humanities and Political History

Date(s) - 16/10/2018
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

Institute of Historical Research

Digital Humanities and Political History (16 October 2018)

The Parliaments, Politics and People seminar would like to invite you to a round table
discussion on digital humanities and political history, in memory of the History of Parliament’s
former director, Valerie Cromwell. Valerie, who founded the parliamentary history seminar
at the IHR, was an early enthusiast for computing and recognised its potential to transform
parliamentary history, long before digital humanities became a discipline in itself. The event
will take place on 16 October 2018 at 17:15 in the Court Room, Senate House. With expertise
ranging from the medieval to the modern, the panel will consider the impact of digital
humanities on the practice of political history, the importance of interdisciplinary
collaboration, materiality and digital sources, as well as the management and development
of digital humanities projects. Speakers: Dr Hannes Kleineke (History of Parliament, Commons
1422-1504), Dr Ruth Ahnert (Queen Mary/Tudor Networks of Power), Professor Arthur Burns
(King’s College London/ Georgian Papers Programme), and Professor Jane Winters (Professor
of Digital Humanities, IHR