Dr Francois lectures on Digital Humanities at Nanjing University

Dr Francois lectures on Digital Humanities at Nanjing University

Dr Pieter Francois gave an invited lecture to the faculty and students of Digital Humanities at Nanjing University.  His talk focused on ‘Distant Reading for European Literary History’ and the ‘Seshat: Global History Databank’ project. After the talk the lively discussions continued in the tea house afterwards. He and Professor Jing Chen left the tea house with a number of specific plans to introduce their projects to a wider audience in China.

Professor Chen’s project on the Historical Geographic Information System for Six Dynasties is, for example, one of the finest examples of a full integration of archaeological, material culture and textual data that is made accessibly through spatial querying. It is also an absolute labour of love for Prof Chen and his students.