The Cambridge Data School is arriving. Join us!

The main purpose of the Cambridge Data School is to bring together participants with diverse professional backgrounds to receive training on digital methods. 

Cambridge Data School: 3 – 6 June 2019 
Call for applications – closing date: 1 May 2019 
Click here to learn more and here to apply.

We, at Cambridge Digital Humanities (CDH), are all thrilled with the prospect of welcoming the first cohort of the Cambridge Data School, which will take place at the University of Cambridge from the 3rd to the 6th of June. 

The main purpose of the School is to bring together participants with diverse professional backgrounds to receive training on digital methods at the University of Cambridge. Conceived as a bridging exercise between people and organisations across sectors, professions and disciplines, the School will provide a space to exchange ideas about the ethical and technical challenges of digital data investigations. Attendants from academia, civil society, the public sector and industry will have the opportunity to work with a teaching team from the University of Cambridge and 'learn by doing' the essentials of ethical digital research projects. We will cover topics such as research design, digital data collection, data cleaning and preparation, analysis of social network data, digital data verification methods, and good practices of data management and preservation. Whether it is an NGO willing to use online information in their monitoring and reporting activities, an investigative journalist looking to develop skills in digital research, a small business enterprise wanting to make sense of their social networks or a student eager to integrate digital methods in her research, all can profit from the contents offered by the Cambridge Data School. 

Besides being open to a wide range of participants, the 2019 edition of the Cambridge Data School is also free (as in gratis). We believe that waiving attendance fees and providing accommodation to all participants in a Cambridge college during the 4 days/3 nights of the event will remove some of the obstacles standing in the way of great applicants with little financial resources. Also for this reason, the selection procedure will privilege individuals and organisations with limited access to digital data-driven training. Participants will be selected on a rolling basis until the 1st of May, so the sooner the applications are submitted the better. Join us! 

We are looking forward to greeting you in Cambridge.

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Posted: Thursday 25 April 2019

Contributor: Hugo Leal