CHASE Digital Humanities network, 17 July 2015

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The first meeting of the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership Digital Humanities Network will take place on 17 July 2015 at The Open University in London, Hawley Crescent, Camden.

This initial meeting will facilitate two primary areas of discussion.

First, we want to discuss the framework for building a Digital Humanities network across CHASE. Agenda items will include: the extent and scope of Digital Humanities activities across CHASE; areas of common interest which could provide a basis for future collaboration; the mechanisms for future interactions within the network; strategies for developing Digital Humanities; and appropriate sources of funding for these planned activities.

Second, we would like to discuss lessons learned from this years Arts and Humanities in the Digital Age doctoral training programme, and plan an inspiring offering for postgraduate training in digital research skills for forthcoming years.

If your university is a member of the CHASE partnership and you wish to attend the meeting, please register with Francesca Benatti ( by Monday 6 July.

Provisional programme

11:00 Start and welcome

11:15 Introductions and lightning talks on Digital Humanities activity at each institution.

12:00 Small group/ one-to-one discussions of personal research programme and planned activities.

12:45 Lunch

13:30 SWOT debate: funding opportunities, research collaborations, teaching DH

14:45 Group discussion: themes for appropriate topics for potential supervision of PhD students; and themes for development of “special interest groups” in Digital Humanities.

15:20 Refreshment break

15:40 Review of “Arts and Humanities in the Digital Age” training series

16:30 Debate: Future directions for the CHASE Digital Humanities network

17:00 Close

Map and direction to The Open University in London