My day of DH in outline
Here is an outline of my day of DH. I was appointed Lecturer in Digital Information Studies in UCL in September 2011. One of my most favourite things about being an academic is how much variation there is from day to day. Actually, apart from trying to write for two hours every morning (with the emphasis on ‘trying’ – sometimes I just sit there randomly hitting keys but it’s the act of trying that seems to be the most important part) and lecturing on certain days of the week little is fixed and predictable.
Early morning: writing in my study at home
Mid-morning: interviewing Willard McCarty in my office in UCL for the Hidden Histories project that Anne Welsh and I have
Early afternoon: MA Supervision. Pictured is Manan Vohra and Sandina Miller, two students from our wonderful cohort of MA/MSc Students in Digtial Humanities (2011-12)
Mid-afternoon: Off to meet with the team members of the Montefiore Testimonials Digitisation project. I gave a short lecture and discuss the schema that I’ve built for the project so that the manuscripts can be modelled in TEI.
Early-evening: To Senate House for a reception and the launch of the Early English Laws project (I know little about the content but find the resource fascinating from a dh perspective; the historians who spoke at the launch made clear just how excellent they think the resource is content-wise)
Late-evening: back to King’s Cross to get the train home