The Digital Humanities at The Open University research collaboration (DH_OU) is pleased to announce the next event in its 2020/21 seminar series.
Speaker: Nicola Watson (English and Creative Writing), The Open University
Please register via the Eventbrite link below by 4th December and join us on7th December at 14:00(GMT).
Nicola Watson will be talking about her AHRC-funded project DREAMing Romantic Europe (2018-2020), the network of museums and scholars that it developed, and its core collaborative project, the building of an online exhibition, RÊVE (Romantic Europe: The Virtual Exhibition), comprising some 100 exhibits drawn from collections devoted to Romanticism across Europe. Her presentation will provide a brief introduction to the project as a whole, with some more detailed discussion of the digital aspects of the project and of the current follow-on bid, discussing in particular the challenges of creating pan-European museum/gallery buy-in before the pandemic, the changing tone of the conversation as a result of the pandemic, and the problems of securing funding for this sort of digital project.
A specialist in Romanticism, Nicola Watson holds a chair in English Literature at the OU, and over the last fifteen years has largely created and defined the …read more
Thank you to everyone who joined us over Zoom for this event.
about the speakers here.
Professor Lynda Pratt, Dr. Sophie Coulombeau, Dr. Corrina Readioff, and Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull presented on the topic of ‘Digital Editions in Romantic Studies’. The event was chaired by BARS President, Professor Anthony Mandal.
Book your ticket for our next event, ‘Digital Teaching in Romantic Studies’, here.
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