UK Medical Heritage Library launch events

Come and join us to celebrate the addition of 68,000 digitised texts from the long 19th century to Jisc’s Historical Texts platform which already contains some 350,000 texts from the 15th to 19th centuries.

Jisc, Wellcome Library, and 9 UK universities and professional societies, have been working on a three-year large-scale digitisation project of more than 15 million pages of 19th century published works, resulting in a valuable resource for the exploration of medical humanities.

There are two free events:

Live Lab – Wednesday 26 October 2016
This is for students, academics and researchers from any discipline to explore and develop ideas around the use of the rich text and image assets which the collection provides. The focus is on Medical Humanities but anyone with an interest in digital approaches to teaching, learning and research is welcome to come along to work on ideas.

The event will be hosted by Professor Melissa Terras. Director – Centre for Digital Humanities, UCL

Please follow this link for more information on the event and how to book.

Symposium – Thursday 27 October 2016
At this event we’ll launch this valuable and rich resource for teaching, learning and research as well as discuss the wider context of digital humanities. It will provide an opportunity for discussion around the integration of digital and print resources. With a number of expert speakers contributing to the day we hope to explore issues arising from such integration within the wider context of digital humanities and with a particular focus on the medical humanities.

Please follow this link for more information on the event and how to book.

By Peter Findlay

Subject Matter Expert, Digital Scholarship, Content and Discovery, Jisc

Working with Jisc's Higher Education members to improve access to to their special collections in the age of data-centric arts, humanities and social science research.

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