6 Jan 2009 - 7 Jan 2009 All day CRASSH


You can see the provisional programme and book online using the links at the right hand side of the page.  The fee for all delegates is £7.50. 

A Virtual Research Environment (VRE), or collaboratory, promises to bring together tools and resources for Humanities researchers.  The exponential increase in online resources and online collaboration, the range of new online tools for creating and mining many different kinds of data – visual and textual – confront Humanities researchers with an often dizzying array of possibilities.

Humanities research environments and communities are changing rapidly under the impact of new digital tools and technologies, producing many different kinds of project and databases, and demanding new kinds of expertise. As VREs take root in Universities or departments, disciplines or individual projects, it becomes ever more important to find ways to link these different scales and kinds of operation.

Some of the questions to be addressed by speakers and panels during this one and a half-day workshop include:

  • What are the benefits of a virtual Collaboratory for Humanities researchers?
  • What are the chief obstacles to digital research in the Humanities at present?
  • How can universities best provide eHumanities tools and educate future humanities researchers in their uses?
  • What problems of interoperability with existing infrastructures confront digital researchers in the Humanities?
  • How can we manage 'data deluge' and what protocols need to be established?
  • What are the intellectual and academic issues at stake in digital Humanities research?

Inquiries: Dr Katie Boyle

This event is co-funded by the CNRS-ISCC ScholarWeb Project.

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