By Adam Crymble, Institute Fellow 2013

This is the first in a series of articles by the Institute's Fellows, each covering an area of interest that relates directly both to their own work and the wider issue of software's role in research.

If the Internet went down all historical software would cease to function, except for Microsoft Word. For an academic historian, a grant to build a high profile web-based project is likely the biggest pot of money he or she will ever receive during their career. That is, if they ever receive it as few historians will even apply.…

By Dr Julie R. Williamson, SICSA Fellow in Multimodal Interaction at the University of Glasgow.

This article is part of our series: a day in the software life, in which we ask researchers from all disciplines to discuss the tools that make their research possible.

Public displays have the potential to dramatically change urban life, but current public displays and interfaces go unnoticed or completely ignored by the majority of passers-by. This presents a serious problem for the impact and uptake of touch sensitive displays if only a small…

The University of Oxford has officially confirmed the dates and schedules for this year's Digital.Humanities at Oxford Summer Schools 2014 (DHOxSS) event.

Taking part between 14-18 July 2014 at Wolfson College and Oxford's IT Services department, the event offers a choice of five day workshop for each delegate and a series of evening and social events.

The first of the five workshops is Introduction to Digital Humanities, which will provide a thorough overview of theory and practice.

Second, Taking control: practical scripting for Digital…

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