The World Wide Web of Humanities: Project Workshop

Y. Hafri, Christine Madsen, Professor Eric T. Meyer, M. Middleton

Duration: 00:52:00

Recorded: 19 March 2009

Abstract

The World Wide Web of Humanities project aims to establish a framework for e-Humanities (also called Digital Humanities) research using available open source tools and technologies and archived web content to create novel research interfaces to the first of many, scholarly, e-Humanities web collections.

This workshop presented the results of this project in the context of general panel discussions about the role of digitisation in the practices of humanities researchers now and in the future.

Schedule

Part

Talk

Speaker

1.

The Internet Archive: Extracting the data

Speaker unknown

2.

Hanzo Archives Ltd.: Working with the data (The Internet Archive project uses sample collections of materials relating to World Wars I and II in anticipation of further development of tools for working with the large volumes of data housed in the archive)

M.Middleton, Y.Hafri

3.

Selecting and analysing the WWI and WWII collections

Christine Madsen, Dr Eric Meyer

About the speakers

Related projects

  • OeSS: The Oxford e-Social Science Project

    October 2005 - March 2012

    The Oxford e-Social Science project aims to understand how e-Research projects negotiate various social, ethical, legal and organizational forces and constraints, in order to help researchers avoid these problems when building scientific collaborations.

  • World Wide Web of Humanities

    April 2008 - March 2009

    Establishing a framework for e-Humanities research using available open source tools and technologies and archived web content to create novel research interfaces to the first of many, scholarly, e-Humanities web collections.

Related events

  • Humanities on the Web: Is it working?

    Thursday 19 March 2009 10:00 - 16:00

    The web now contains the results of many initiatives to digitise resources for the humanities but how successful are these initiatives and how much information has now been archived online?

This project was funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

Sponsors

  • Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)