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Data in Humanities Research

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Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Professor of History, University of Tasmania, presented at the Research Integrity Advisor Research Data Management Workshop in Hobart, 2017

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Data in Humanities Research

  1. 1. RIA Data Workshop Data in Humanities Research Hamish Maxwell-Stewart Humanities - History Co-director, Data Knowledge Decision, theme area = = = Venice Time Machine (2.28 mins) Big Data and Humanities Research Google Books (within a decade most books published before 1900 will have been digitised) Ancestry, Find My Past and Family Search Records of over 700million individuals organised into family trees, Ancestry 19th and 20th century census data National Library of Australia = Trove, digitised newspapers Blue Books: 1824-1950 = 1.5 million pages Work in larger teams (often interdisciplinary teams) Work with Industry Partners, particularly Archives and Transcription services Change relationship with HDR Working with volunteers, data donations ‘Wicked Problems’ and Humanities Research. Intergenerational Transmission Increased risk of prosecution if one or more parents has a conviction history Mother Father Child Schizophrenia Genetic Poor Parenting Shared Environmental Experience Child at greater risk of prosecution since one or more parents known to the police.
  2. 2. Intergenerational Transmission Inequality Father Mother Child Life expectancy Literacy EnvironmentGenetic Chemical coating of chromosomes Foetal Origins Hypothesis Different Environment Hulk Voyage300Sicklists- 25,000 Trial Registers-25,000 UnfreeVDL FreeVictoria DeathsMarriagesBirths FreeVDL /Tasmania Departures 1817-67 114,453 BurialsMarriagesBaptisms 1803-1838ParishRegisters 7,00013,0005,000 Conviction /Voyage FreeArrivals 42,233(12,000) DeathsMarriagesBirths 1838-1899CivilRegisters 200,00090,00050,000 Deaths 1899-1930 30,000 AIFAssessment roles Police Gazettes 55,0002,000of14,000 Absconding Notices DescriptionOffence Convict Deaths Gazette Notices 66,00075,000 10,000 220,000 Convict MustersIndents 50,000 67,000 66,000 Legacy Data Archival Indexes Indexing data from data provider services Data from other research projects Coding systems, software Images of the original record Transcript Coding Research Team Archive Research Team HDR Student Index Context Event When Days Type Eccleshall, Staffordshire Born 1811 Assigned Central Criminal Court 7Years Transportation 12 Dec 1842 Event Newgate ? Reported Justicia Hulk Arrived 7 Feb 1843 57 Event Justicia Hulk Age 30 7 Feb 1843 Declared Justicia Hulk Literacy Read 7 Feb 1843 Declared Lord Petre Embarked 21 June 1843 134 Event Lord Petre, Hospital Treated Ophthalmia 15 Sep 1843 86 Event Lord Petre, Hospital Discharged 20 Sep 1843 5 Event Lord Petre Arrived 15 Oct 1843 25 Event Lord Petre Age 34 15 Oct 1843 0 Declared Age 32 Assigned Lord Petre Literacy Read & write 15 Oct 1843 Declared Hobart Town Gazette Certificate of Freedom 21 Nov 1845 768 Event Colonial Hospital HobartHobart Town Gazette Died 12 Dec 1849 1,482 Event Adopted Intermediate Data Structure (IDS) Conventions Cite Methods Paper
  3. 3. Transcript Transcript Transcript Dataset Coding Coding Paper LIFE COURSE DATA Treat as Publications Make discoverable Good general rules When in doubt be generous Treating steps in the process as separate publications solves some authorship issues Do not try and hide data away Data + documentation Coding tables + documentation Authors Authors Acknowledge Grants Acknowledge Grants DOI DOI Deposit Deposit Assists data preservation (increases citation history etc., meet granting body obligations) Other Visualisation 3rd Party Media Archival interfaces Transcript Transcript Transcript Dataset Coding Coding ArchiveArchiveArchive KEEPING TRACK OF IP 3rd Party Commercial Data provider ACCESIBLE,CURATED,EXPANDABLE
  4. 4. Donated data (family trees) = 1851 64 1846 ? 1841 74 1849 85 1843 62 1844 <1 1846 81 1850 70 1847 20 1852 ? Family Historian Parents Grandparents Great grandparents 1813 ? 1821 45 1825 64 1822 ? 1828 ? 1829 ? 1831 77 1821 1 1811 39 1820 53 = 1843 62 1844 <1 1846 81 1850 70 1847 20 1852 ? = 1851 64 1811 74 1820 34 = 1806 50 = 1829 75 1852 3 1855 ? 1851 ? 1833 79 1823 73 1826 73 1846 ? 1841 74 1849 85 ? = date of birth or age at death not known = WWI service = transported convict = height record Family “B” 1772-1972 Parents GEN0 Born1772-95 Children GEN2 Born1841-55 Grandchildren GEN3 Born1869-81 Siblings GEN1 Born1806-33 GBTasmaniaTasmaniaGB == 1790 ? 1797 50 1779 36 1780 35 = 1772 51 1785 40 = 1795 1842 1781 >72 = 1786 82 ? ? = ? ? ? ? 1876 22 1878 79 1886 57 1882 75 1883 >45 1879 35 1887 >67 1888 75 1895 36 1875 52 1882 38 1891 61 1886 >50 1889 63 1888 74 1870 76 1872 >71 1883 >66 1878 78 1880 >78 1874 22 1886 67 1889 83 1869 45 1854 69 = NO CONSENT FOR ALL OF THESE LINES My grandfather

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