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February 2020

Lecture Series: Julie Blake

February 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
S.R.213, Rodestraat 14 (via ingang Lange Winkelstraat)
Antwerpen, Antwerpen 2000 Belgium
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Popular taste and public understanding of literature are shaped by many different life experiences and influences, including what happens in schooling. Dr. Julie Blake's work is part of a body of research that seeks to understand the history of English literary education through its material artefacts and traces of classroom practice (eg Michael 1987, Rubin 2007 and Robson 2015). This history connects in interesting interdisciplinary ways with the history of literature, the reception history of different authors, the history of mass education, Britain’s colonial past and its postcolonial present. In her talk, Blake will share some of the practicalities and possibilities of building a digital “difference engine” for this research, and will discuss how this kind of approach might be developed and applied in other areas of literary history.

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March 2020

Lecture Series: Andreas van Cranenburgh

March 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
S.R.213, Rodestraat 14 (via ingang Lange Winkelstraat)
Antwerpen, Antwerpen 2000 Belgium
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More details to be announced.

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June 2020

Antwerp DH Summer School 2020: Making a Digital Edition. Basic Skills and Technologies

June 29 - July 3
UAntwerp City Campus, Prinsstraat 13
Antwerp, 2000 Belgium
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€150 – €200

In the past few decades, digital editing and digitisation of archival documents have been rapidly gaining prominence. Aiming to cater for both of these branches of Digital Humanities, our summer school offers an in-depth, hands-on curriculum to familiarise students with basic and more advanced tools in the field. Apart from acquiring a set of technical skills (including Command Line, HTML, CSS, TEI-XML XPath, XSLT, and eXist-db), our programme includes the more general practical guidelines on how to make a digital edition.

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October 2020

Children’s Literature and Digital Humanities

October 22 - October 23
UAntwerp City Campus, Prinsstraat 13
Antwerp, 2000 Belgium
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In recent years, Digital Humanities has had a big impact on the field of literary studies as a whole, but its presence in children’s literature studies has been limited so far. This two-day conference seeks to unite scholars using digital tools for the analysis of children’s literature, culture and media to reflect on the state of the art, exchange methodological expertise, discuss avenues and issues for further research and build networks.

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