BL Labs Symposium

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Celebrate the innovative ways you use our digital collections at our annual awards

This is an online event. Please register by clicking book now, and you will be sent a joining link ahead of the event.

Whether you’re a dab hand with digital research or just getting started, be inspired as we celebrate the outstanding research happening right now using our digital collections.

The annual awards are presented in categories including research, artistic, education and community work, as well as staff contributions.

Taking place online this year, you can join in wherever you are.

Hear research updates from the BL Labs, Digital Research and Research Services teams, and learn more about the award-winning projects with presentations from the winners.

A keynote address by Professor Ruth Ahnert will consider how Digital Humanities is changing in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Ahnert is Professor of Literary History & Digital Humanities, Queen Mary University, London and Principal Investigator for the Living with Machines. Involving text and data mining of digitised British Library 19th century newspapers and other sources, Living with Machines is rethinking the impact of technology on the lives of ordinary people during the Industrial Revolution.

The event concludes with a presentation considering the impact of technology, digital collections and data in one of the most significant years humankind has experienced in several generations.

Find out more about BL Labs and our digital collections.

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Name: BL Labs Symposium
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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