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Chair: Dr Carlotta Paltrinieri (RHUL)

Dr Florian Cafiero (Paris Sciences et Lettres University)
Dr Federica Coluzzi (Warwick University)
Dr Isabella Magni (University of Sheffield)
Dr Jeff Barda (University of Manchester)
Dr Julia Thomaz (DH Research Hub, SAS)

While innovations in the Digital Humanities (DH) are increasingly focusing on more visual or multimodal approaches, textual study remains a core component of the work of the majority of Humanities scholars, and particularly those working in English, Classics, Languages and Cultures, and French and Francophone Studies specifically. Within these intersecting disciplinary contexts, there remains an ongoing need to explore how digital textual studies respond to more recent developments, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). While this critical conversation and event emerges from discussions with colleagues in French and Francophone Studies, and based primarily at French-speaking institutions, the event seeks to draw out broader insights and lessons for Languages and Cultures scholars and textual scholars widely defined across Comparative Studies, English, and Classics, and to contribute to efforts to raise the visibility of DH research from beyond predominantly Anglophone contexts.

During the roundtable, speakers representing different research environments and institutional roles, will share their views, reflections, and constructive criticism, on the key points of (1) Innovation in the field of digital textual scholarship; (2) Institutional Policies & Funding; (3) Accessibility; (4) Opportunities/Future Directions.

A drinks reception will follow this event. Kindly funded by the the Cassal Trust.

This hybrid panel discussion will take place on 30 May from 3-5pm in-person at Senate House, London and online via zoom.

To register to attend please click on the 'Book now' button at the top of the page. Please select either 'in-person' or 'online' when registering. The zoom link, to join online will be sent out automatically the day before the event, to the email used when registering. Please check your spam/junk folder as sometimes emails can be found there..

Please note that this panel discussion follows an in person Training Workshop on ‘Introduction to Text Analysis - using the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) tools to analyse various types of textual data’, led by Dr Isabella Magni (University of Sheffield). You will need to register for this separately. To attend the training workshop taking place from 11am-1pm please register here: