AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR LEGAL HISTORY

PRE-CONFERENCE

DIGITAL LEGAL HISTORY

WORKSHOP

 

Toronto, October 27, 2016

 

DIGITAL LEGAL HISTORY

A one-day, pre-conference workshop to increase awareness of digital legal history, and encourage discussion of how digital methods and technologies can be used to analyze and present the legal past, and new initiatives to undertake such projects. The workshop combines an extended showcase of four projects that each employs a different approach, and a set of hands-on workshops offering a beginner-level introduction to the methods used in those projects.

PROJECT SHOWCASE

The project showcase will offer extended consideration of four examples of digital legal history projects, employing network analysis, text analysis, mapping and 3D modeling. Each presentation will explore the process that created the project, the project itself, and the insights gained from taking that approach.

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HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS

The afternoon of the workshop will be devoted to a set of concurrent hands-on workshops, each led by one of the showcase presenters and focused on the type of digital approach central to their project: network analysis; text analysis; mapping; and 3D Modeling. The workshops are targeted at beginners, and use free software.

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Sign-up

The workshop is free and open to ASLH members. No experience in digital history is required.

Sign-up is necessary as the workshop can only accommodate 60 participants.

SIGN-UP FORM

Made possible by a grant from the ASLH Committee on Projects & Proposals

Banner Image: Legal Research: Putting the Pieces Together. Sacramento County Public Law Library, 2011, https://www.flickr.com/photos/saclaw/5476866357/

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