Digital Humanities Conference

Transformative Landcapes Transformative Landscapes 9.30am - 4.30pm, Friday 26 June, Enterprise Centre, University of Derby

Event date: Friday, 26 June 2015 at 9.30 AM

Time:

9.30am-4.30pm

Registration from 9.30am

Limited parking available on site, various pay and display parking nearby.

Digital methodologies offer the Humanities new tools with which to explore the relationship between the self and the social and cultural spheres. For instance where archives have previously been inaccessible to the public, digital technology re-produces them for open access.

Similarly, Augmented Reality (AR) is challenging our sense of reality through its interactive capacity. At the same time the popularity of fanzines, e-readers and blogs are redefining the borders of authorship, as the landscape through which meaning is constructed is re-imagined. In the age of the Anthropocene, technology has become an invaluable tool in the telling of the human story and cyberspace is the extending frontier of existence.

About Our Key Note Speaker - Dr Lucy Collins:

Lucy Collins joined UCD in 2008 after previously teaching at Trinity College Dublin and in the UK at the University of Cumbria. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, where she completed both her BA and PhD degrees, she spent a year at Harvard University on a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Her research interests are in poetry and poetics; recent publications include the anthology Poetry by Women in Ireland 1870-1970 (2012) and a co-edited collection of essays Aberration in Modern Poetry (2011).

She has published widely on individual poets from Ireland, Britain and America and has a particular interest in gender issues and in ecocriticism. A co-edited anthology, The Irish Poet and the Natural World: An Anthology of Verse in English from the Tudors to the Romantics, was published by Cork University Press in 2014.