Sussex Digital Humanities Lab programme of events 2023-2024
By: Elena Dennison
Last updated: Monday, 9 October 2023
The Sussex Digital Humanities Lab (SHL Digital) programme of events for 2023-24 is now out.
The programme includes a Seminar Series with external speakers, hands-on Open Workshops, plus the return of the Incubator Programme for the second year running.
Seminar Speakers this term include Leonhard Müllner introducing art collective Total Refusal, a pseudo-Marxist guerrilla organisation, a collective of artists, researchers, and filmmakers who upcycle the resources of mainstream video games to create political narratives in the form of videos, interventions, performances, and lectures. Imaginary Cities with Michael Takeo Magruder, an exploration of his work using digital tools to reanimate data. And finally, Algorithmic Autobiographies (and Fictions), with Tanya Kant and Sandra Nelson.
Open Workshops include hands-on sessions on Introduction to Soldering, AMPLE & the Music 500, and Collaborative Storytelling, an interactive workshop with artist and designer David Blandy around his world-building game Gathering Storm.
Incubator Programme 2023-2024
Piloted with success last year and returning this year, the Incubator Programme is a mix of formal and informal events aiming at igniting conversations across campus to generate and develop new ideas and collaborations.
This year for the first time, the Incubator Programme includes fortnightly technical surgeries with SHL Research Software Engineer Nic Seymour-Smith where researchers can drop-in and chat to Nic about the software needs and challenges of their project. Surgeries are every other Thursday, 2-3 in the lab (Silverstone Level 2, Opposite SB 211).
It also includes fortnightly research development sessions on Mondays 12:30 to 1:30pm, with SHL programme manager Elena Dennison where researchers can book a slot to talk about development of proposals within SHL remit. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a slot.
Research Forum and Monday Lunches
The Research Forum is the cornerstone of the Incubator Programme. Research Forums are open to all scholars, a lively space where three or more speakers share projects at different stages of development: updates on current funded projects to keep the community informed; feedback on a project in planning to provide support during bid development and submission; and brainstorming around initial seeds of ideas for future projects in order to shape research funding bids.
Research Forums take place on Mondays at 2pm online and in the lab (SIlverstone, Level 2 - Opposite SB211). This academic year are on: 30th October, 11th December 2023, 12th February and 15th April 2024. Get in touch if you wish to present your work at a Forum email@example.com.
The programme also includes social events such as Monday lunches, where researchers get together around our famous checkerboard tablecloths (pictured) to share a light lunch (provided) and exchange ideas and plans.
Visit our What’s On page for details on venues, times, and registration (where applicable).
Be part of the conversation. All welcome!