Ian Christie Launching a New Series of Lectures on October 1
On Wednesday, October 1 Ian Christie will start the fall series of lectures within the Re-presenting the Past project, focusing on how new data sources change our perception of history.
Wednesday, October 1 | 3pm, UCUP Konvikt
Ian Christie - Big Data and Small Data: What Do Digital Resources Mean for Doing History Today?
'Big data' offers historians unimagined amounts of information to analyse in new ways. But does it help pose, or answer, radically new questions? By contrast, 'small data' is the local and partial information that we use in everyday life. Can it too be compiled and analysed in new ways with digital tools?
Ian Christie is a professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck, University of London, having previously taught in Oxford University and the University of Kent at Canterbury. A regular critic and commentator on film in both academia and the popular media, his work is increasingly concerned with audiences and contexts of reception. Recent publications include: Stories We Tell Ourselves: the Cultural Impact of UK Film (co-author, 2009) and Audiences: Defining and Researching. Screen Entertainment Reception (editor, 2012). www.ianchristie.org