|17 Nov 2010||2:00pm - 4:00pm||CRASSH seminar room|
David Robey, Arts and Humanities Consultant, Oxford e-Research Centre presents at the CRASSH Digital Forum. For more information about the event and Digital Humanities at CRASSH, please contact Dr Anne Alexander (raa43 @ cam.ac.uk)
This event is open to all, but please email Anne Alexander in advance to reserve a place.
Infrastructure for the digital humanities is at a difficult transitional stage, after the withdrawl of funding for the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) and the end of the AHRC ICT Programme. Nevertheless the Technical Apprendix, completed by all AHRC grant applicants planning digital outputs, has remained unchanged. As former Director of the ICT Programme and Chair of the Network of Expert Centres in the Digital Arts and Humanities, I was tasked by the AHRC to review the Technical Appendix and make recommendations for revising it, as a way of ensuring the quality and sustainability of future AHRC-funded digital outputs. The AHRC is now considering the recommendations. I will discuss the thinking behind these recommendations, review the issues of support that they raise in the current, post-AHDS context, and look at the prospects of future infrastructure development for the digital humanities.