New technologies have enabled innovations in the ways in which we create knowledge, access information, and engage with our heritage. These changes also affect the public, which is not just leaving digital traces, but increasingly playing a part in contributing to knowledge production. The OII is charting the ongoing digital transformations of the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, and their implications.
Oxford Digital Ethnography Group Seminar Series
This seminar series gathers leading scholars and practitioners to reflect on how ethnography is adapting to the study of heavily-mediated worlds.
Aiming to make Oxford's extraordinary library and museum collections, more accessible for teaching and research through digitisation (both 2D and 3D) and bringing these resources into a single intuitive interface.
TIDSR Impact Toolkit
This toolkit is designed as an easy to use guide to measuring the various impacts of online scholarly resources. (Offsite link)
Video: Knowledge Machines: Digital Transformations of the Sciences and Humanities
How have digital technologies changed research practices in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities?
5 things that must change for more gender parity in business THE GIST: The state of gender parity in the modern workplace is alarming. Progress...
We’re very pleased that all of the project case studies are now available to read online. We posted before about the first five case...
On 11 November the IHR held a workshop, ‘An Introduction to Web Archiving for Historians‘, for which we welcomed back two old friends from...
The term card for the Michaelmas OxDEG Digital Ethnography sessions is out. We look forward to seeing you there! Click the image to download...
We are delighted that we can now make available five of the case studies written by researchers across the humanities and social sciences. More...
How does crowdsourcing work? Who gets involved and why? Can non-experts provide useful and high quality tags for important art works? These are some of...
Our third event at the Ashmolean‘s LiveFriday event in May was an Object Apothecary, dispensing prescriptions for events and experiences in the Museum to...
This research cluster brings together researchers whose work is aimed at understanding the impacts of digital technologies on scholarly and public engagement with knowledge, arts, culture and heritage. Our work has involved physicists, marine biologists, historians, theatre companies, film makers, scholarly archives, major libraries, museums, universities, crowdsourcing projects and the BBC in research projects at the forefront of understanding this shifting landscape.
Kathryn Eccles has research interests in the impact of new technologies on Humanities scholarship, and the re-organisation of cultural heritage and higher education in the digital world.
Isis is a cultural sociologist focusing on emerging practices associated with networked technologies. She is currently researching microwork and virtual production networks in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.
Bernie Hogan has interests in social networks, human-computer interaction, methodology (eg reliable capture of online networks, and networks in interviews), social informatics, quantitative analysis, everyday life, and social accessibility.
Eric T. Meyer is Professor of Social Informatics and Director of Graduate Studies. His research looks at the changing nature of knowledge creation in science, medicine, social science, arts, and humanities as technology is embedded in everyday practices.
An edited collection that argues that now is the time to question what we have learnt from the Web so far. The 12 chapters explore this topic from a number of interdisciplinary angles.
This book considers the transformations of research from a number of perspectives, drawing especially on the sociology of science and technology and social informatics.
Our taught courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to carry out qualitative data analysis of a variety of kinds of data (e.g. text, photos, videos) collected from both online and offline settings; experience analysing data both from traditional sources (Web of Knowledge, Scopus, etc.) and from alternative sources (Google, social media, Wikipedia, etc.); and to encourage students to develop a critical stance to their own research practice and the work of others.
This course critically examines the unprecedented opportunities and serious challenges inherent in big data approaches to advancing knowledge.
Ethnographic approaches to research are often employed in the study of ICTs. This course provides an overview of the ethnographic tradition and explores the new opportunities and challenges the Internet has presented for those interested in carrying out ethnography.
This course encourages students to develop a critical stance to their own research practice and the work of others. Alongside conceptual and theoretical discussions, students will obtain hands-on practice gathering qualitative data, particularly using digitally-mediated methods.
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to carry out qualitative data analysis of a variety of kinds of data collected from online and offline settings.