‘Bessy Flowers: No Longer a Wandering Spirit’

Sharon Huebner and Phyllis Andy (Bryant) discuss a digital history collaboration with two Australian Aboriginal family groups that explores the history of their ancestor Bessy Flowers (1849–1895).

Heritage Hack Connections

A free workshop for a whirlwind introduction to cultural heritage data, digital tools, and online possibilities with Tim Sherratt. Heritage Hack Connections will be your chance to share information, build connections, and warm up for the GovHack 2016 weekend. Learn about sources of cultural heritage data. Explore digital tools and techniques for working with cultural Read more …

Digital Tools and Methods for the Adventurous Historian

The aim of this workshop is to: Introduce the digital humanities — what is it and how can it help? Raise awareness of digital tools and methods for historical research Provide practical examples of working with large online cultural collections Explore new digital possibilities for publication and engagement in history A History Council of South Australia event with Tim Sherratt. Please note that there Read more …

As Luck Would Have It: Discovery in the Digital Age

A Melbourne Knowledge Week event with Deb Verhoeven Today’s scholars have access to unprecedented information abundance. But ‘discovery’ is not supported by contemporary search technologies, which ignore the value of information meandering and fortuitous connections – vital elements of humanities scholarship – in pursuit of efficiency. Dr Deb Verhoeven designs research tools that increase opportunities Read more …

Embodied Museography – Animating the Archive

Keynote for inaugural Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Australasia (EVAA) by Sarah Kenderdine, Professor at UNSW Art & Design and Director of Visualisation for UNSW’s multidisciplinary initiative Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPIC). Digital archives give us opportunities for ‘re-imagining the object of study’. As post-processural archaeologist Michael Shanks describes, these digital repositories demand ‘new Read more …

CENDARI launched

The four-year, €6.5 million CENDARI collaborative research project was launched in Berlin on 14 January 2016. Led by historians, computer scientists and digital humanities experts at Trinity College Dublin, this collaboration by 14 partners from eight European countries integrates digital archives and resources for medieval and First World War history through a virtual research environment. Read more …