25/11/2014 Introducing the Livingstone Project

Seminar by Dr Adrian Wisnicki
Tuesday 25th November, at 5pm in 5 (room 205) University Gardens


Dr Wisnicki is currently Assistant Professor of English and Faculty Fellow at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (http://cdrh.unl.edu/about/faculty/wisnicki). 

Abstract: Introducing the Livingstone Project
In this talk, Dr. Adrian S. Wisnicki (University of Nebraska-Lincoln and now an Honorary Research Fellow at Glasgow University) will discuss his work on two international Digital Humanities collaborations funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (USA). Both projects center on the manuscripts of David Livingstone, the celebrated Victorian traveler to Africa. The first, the Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project (http://livingstone.library.ucla.edu), applies advanced imaging technology to restore the words of some of Livingstone's most damaged manuscripts; the project was recently the subject of an hour-long documentary on National Geographic. The second, the Livingstone Online Enrichment and Access Project (LEAP), is being developed partly in collaboration with the Univeristy of Glasgow Photographic Unit and seeks to provide digital, long-term access to Livingstone's overall manuscript legacy.

First published: 14 November 2014