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A new way of working: the UK Arts and Humanities e-Science Initiative Stuart Dunn AHeSSC Centre for e-Research, King’s Col...
‘ The development and deployment of a networked infrastructure and culture through which resources - be they processing po...
Arts and Humanities e-Science in the UK 2005:  AHRC-JISC e-Science Initiative begins 2006:  - AHeSSC begins - EPSRC joins ...
Arts and Humanities e-Science in the UK - 2006 <ul><li>Workshop projects (AHRC) </li></ul><ul><li>User Requirements Gather...
Arts and Humanities e-Science in the UK - 2007 <ul><li> Helen Bailey : Relocating Choreographic Process: The impact of G...
Example 1: Virtual Vellum Prototype manuscript viewer by Colin Dunn, Scriptura Ltd. Images © Stonyhurst College, Lancashir...
http://www.shef.ac.uk/hri/projects/projectpages/virtualvellum.html http:/ahessc.ac.uk/virtual-vellum Example 1: Virtual Ve...
<ul><li>Project report http://www.ahessc.ac.uk/files/active/0/VV-report.pdf </li></ul>Example 1: Virtual Vellum <ul><li>Su...
Example 2: Medieval Warfare on the Grid: The Case of Manzikert Battle of Manzikert - 1071 AD
Example 2: Medieval Warfare on the Grid: The Case of Manzikert Geospatial methods and agent-based approach
Example 2: Medieval Warfare on the Grid: The Case of Manzikert Placename-related entities Named places Relative distance r...
<ul><li>Agent-based approach </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of GIS data and ABM </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregation of data from ...
Example 3: Associated Motion Capture User Categories “ a prototype data retrieval tool, allowing movement features or sequ...
Example 3: Associated Motion Capture User Categories <ul><li>Ultra-sensitive method of capturing dance movement  </li></ul...
Co-directors Research Associates Lorna Hughes Sheila Anderson Tobias Blanke Stuart Dunn
Support, co-ordinate and promote e-Science in all arts and humanities disciplines, and to liaise with the e-Science and e-...
Practical assistance and liaison <ul><li>Helpdesk function </li></ul><ul><li>- support@ahessc.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Info...
http://www.arts-humanities.net Torsten Reimer, Methods Network
http://www.ahds.ac.uk/ictguides
<ul><li>M. Hedges : Grid enabling humanities datasets </li></ul><ul><li>N. Gold : Opportunities for A&H and Service Orient...
eSI THEME 7 Lectures (April-July 2007) <ul><li>April 30th: Opening lecture: Sheila Anderson (AHeSSC) </li></ul><ul><li>Jun...
eSI THEME Training <ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Postgraduates and  </li><...
[email_address] [email_address] 020 7848 1975 / 2709 www.ahessc.ac.uk AHDS 26 - 29 Drury Lane KCL London WC2B 5RL
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Meeting of the European Thematic Network, Acume2, Subproject 5: 'Reshaping humanities through applied sciences', Warsaw, November 2007

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  1. 1. A new way of working: the UK Arts and Humanities e-Science Initiative Stuart Dunn AHeSSC Centre for e-Research, King’s College London Acume2 Meeting, Warsaw, 6 November 2007
  2. 2. ‘ The development and deployment of a networked infrastructure and culture through which resources - be they processing power, data, expertise, or person power - can be shared in a secure environment, in which new forms of collaboration can emerge, and new and advanced methodologies explored' Arts and Humanities e-Science in the UK - AHDS e-Science Scoping Study, 2006
  3. 3. Arts and Humanities e-Science in the UK 2005: AHRC-JISC e-Science Initiative begins 2006: - AHeSSC begins - EPSRC joins initiative - 3 small scale demonstrator projects funded by EPSRC - 6 research workshops funded by AHRC 2007: 7 research projects and 4 PhD studentships announced
  4. 4. Arts and Humanities e-Science in the UK - 2006 <ul><li>Workshop projects (AHRC) </li></ul><ul><li>User Requirements Gathering for the Humanities (Professor Alan Bowman, University of Oxford) </li></ul><ul><li>Geographical Information System e-Science: developing a roadmap (Dr Paul Ell, Queen’s University Belfast) </li></ul><ul><li>Performativity/Place/Space: Locating Grid Technologies (Dr Angela Piccini, University of Bristol ) </li></ul><ul><li>The Access Grid in Collaborative Arts and Humanities Research (Professor David Shepherd, University of Sheffield) </li></ul><ul><li>Building the Wireframe: E-Science for the Arts Infrastructure (Dr Gregory Sporton, University of Central England) </li></ul><ul><li>ReACH: Researching e-Science Analysis of Census Holdings (Dr Melissa Terras, University College London) </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrator Projects (EPSRC) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Vellum: Online Viewing Environment for the Grid and Live Audiences (Professor PF Ainsworth, University of Sheffield) </li></ul><ul><li>A Virtual Workspace for the Study of Ancient Documents (Dr CV Crowther, University of Oxford) </li></ul><ul><li>Motion Capture Data Services for Multiple User Categories (Dr SJ Norman, University of Newcastle) </li></ul>http://www.ahessc.ac.uk/projects
  5. 5. Arts and Humanities e-Science in the UK - 2007 <ul><li> Helen Bailey : Relocating Choreographic Process: The impact of Grid technologies and collaborative memory on the documentation of practice-led research in dance </li></ul><ul><li> Alan Bowman: Image, Text, Interpretation: e-Science, Technology and Documents </li></ul><ul><li> Tim Crawford : Purcell Plus: Exploring an eScience Methodology for Musicologists </li></ul><ul><li> Vincent Gaffney : Medieval Warfare on the Grid: The Case of Manzikert </li></ul><ul><li> Sally MacDonald , E-Curator: 3D colour scans for remote object identification and assessment </li></ul><ul><li> Julian Richards , Archaeotools: Data mining, facetted classification and E-archaeology </li></ul><ul><li> monica schraefel, musicSpace: Using and Evaluating e-Science Design Methods and Technologies to Improve Access to Heterogeneous Music Resources for Musicology </li></ul>http://www.ahessc.ac.uk/research-projects
  6. 6. Example 1: Virtual Vellum Prototype manuscript viewer by Colin Dunn, Scriptura Ltd. Images © Stonyhurst College, Lancashire and Scriptura Ltd The Froissart Chronicles. From ‘Incipit’ portal, Peter Ainsworth, Leverhulme Research Fellow and Director of the Froissart Chronicles Project. © Besançon Public Library (ms 865, f. 133v)
  7. 7. http://www.shef.ac.uk/hri/projects/projectpages/virtualvellum.html http:/ahessc.ac.uk/virtual-vellum Example 1: Virtual Vellum
  8. 8. <ul><li>Project report http://www.ahessc.ac.uk/files/active/0/VV-report.pdf </li></ul>Example 1: Virtual Vellum <ul><li>Supports networks of very high resolution images </li></ul><ul><li>Utilization of image tiling technologies and JPEG2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative - integration with Access Grid </li></ul><ul><li>Extensible - can be applied to any area of research involving large or </li></ul><ul><li>hi-res images </li></ul>
  9. 9. Example 2: Medieval Warfare on the Grid: The Case of Manzikert Battle of Manzikert - 1071 AD
  10. 10. Example 2: Medieval Warfare on the Grid: The Case of Manzikert Geospatial methods and agent-based approach
  11. 11. Example 2: Medieval Warfare on the Grid: The Case of Manzikert Placename-related entities Named places Relative distance references Feature types
  12. 12. <ul><li>Agent-based approach </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of GIS data and ABM </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregation of data from multiple sources in heterogeneous data formats </li></ul><ul><li>Simulation *not* reconstruction </li></ul>Example 2: Medieval Warfare on the Grid: The Case of Manzikert <ul><li>Requires HPC infrastructure and ‘big data’ capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Project website: http://www.arch-ant.bham.ac.uk/research/fieldwork_research_themes/projects/logistics/Manzikert/Index.htm (or Google for medieval warfare Manzikert ) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Example 3: Associated Motion Capture User Categories “ a prototype data retrieval tool, allowing movement features or sequences to be called up from a motion capture database”
  14. 14. Example 3: Associated Motion Capture User Categories <ul><li>Ultra-sensitive method of capturing dance movement </li></ul><ul><li>Involved a huge range of collaborators </li></ul><ul><li>The project was built around a dialogue between CS experts and performance researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Information retrieval </li></ul><ul><li>Project report: http://www.ahessc.ac.uk/files/active/0/VWSAD-report.pdf </li></ul>
  15. 15. Co-directors Research Associates Lorna Hughes Sheila Anderson Tobias Blanke Stuart Dunn
  16. 16. Support, co-ordinate and promote e-Science in all arts and humanities disciplines, and to liaise with the e-Science and e-Social Science communities, computing, and information sciences. AHeSSC:
  17. 17. Practical assistance and liaison <ul><li>Helpdesk function </li></ul><ul><li>- support@ahessc.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Information on funding opportunities: </li></ul><ul><li>Other national support services </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access Grid Support Centre </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Grid Service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Centre for e-Social Science </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National e-Science Centre </li></ul></ul></ul>AHRC/EPSRC funded activities Other projects/centres of activity
  18. 18. http://www.arts-humanities.net Torsten Reimer, Methods Network
  19. 19. http://www.ahds.ac.uk/ictguides
  20. 20. <ul><li>M. Hedges : Grid enabling humanities datasets </li></ul><ul><li>N. Gold : Opportunities for A&H and Service Oriented Architecture and Web Services </li></ul><ul><li>D. Shepherd & A. Prescott: Methods and Technologies for Enabling Virtual Research Communities </li></ul><ul><li>P. Ainsworth & M. Meredith : The Virtual Vellum project </li></ul><ul><li>A. Piccini : Performing in virtual venues </li></ul><ul><li>H. Denard: The London Charter and e-Science visualization </li></ul><ul><li>G. Sporton : E-Science and Performance </li></ul><ul><li>J. Garces & G. Bodard : Collaborative text editing and annotating </li></ul><ul><li>S. Jeffrey : Aspects of Space and Time in Humanities e-Science </li></ul>
  21. 21. eSI THEME 7 Lectures (April-July 2007) <ul><li>April 30th: Opening lecture: Sheila Anderson (AHeSSC) </li></ul><ul><li>June 18th: Methods and Technologies for Enabling Virtual Research Communities </li></ul><ul><li>June 19th: Ontologies and Semantic Interoperability for Humanities Data </li></ul><ul><li>June 20th: Collaborative Text Editing </li></ul><ul><li>July 2nd: Grid Enabling Humanities Datasets </li></ul><ul><li>July 6th: E-Science and Performance </li></ul><ul><li>July 23rd: Aspects of Space and Time in Humanities e-Science </li></ul>http://www.ahessc.ac.uk/theme
  22. 22. eSI THEME Training <ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Postgraduates and </li></ul><ul><li>researchers </li></ul>
  23. 23. [email_address] [email_address] 020 7848 1975 / 2709 www.ahessc.ac.uk AHDS 26 - 29 Drury Lane KCL London WC2B 5RL
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