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Doing digital history (introduction)

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Lecture at Maynooth University, Maynooth, Ireland
MA in Digital Humanities 2014/2015
AFF615A: Doing Digital History
Doing Digital History (introduction)

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Doing digital history (introduction)

  1. 1. DOING DIGITAL HISTORY Karolina Badzmierowska | @karolinabadz | badzmiek@tcd.ie
  2. 2. What is Digital Humanities? What sits at the intersection of computational method and the traditional pursuits of the humanities — Ray Siemens Um ... anything in the humanities that has a digital aspect — Alastair Dunning Using or making digital tools, and methods do humanities scholarship — Sharon M. Leon http://whatisdigitalhumanities.com/
  3. 3. Doing Digital History? Doing History Digitally?
  4. 4. Digital Resources ANALYZEFIND ORGANIZE Image:AndrewCrawford
  5. 5. Digital Resources FINDING
  6. 6. Wikipedia
  7. 7. Wikipedia
  8. 8. Wikipedia
  9. 9. Wikipedia
  10. 10. Google Advanced Search Images Books Scholar Maps
  11. 11. Google Images http://images.google.com/
  12. 12. Google Images The same image but different sizes and sources Visually similar images
  13. 13. Google Images
  14. 14. Europeana
  15. 15. Europeana http://www.europeana.eu/
  16. 16. Your priorities: reading list, recommended online resources and consultations with tutor / librarian / supervisor Information (digital) literacy: finding, assessing, evaluating, using and referencing information Be critical about online resources. Digital resources online Images: @LegoAcademics
  17. 17. Digital Resources ORGANIZING
  18. 18. Dropbox
  19. 19. Google Drive & docs Image: GCFLearnfree
  20. 20. Reference manager
  21. 21. Trello
  22. 22. Images
  23. 23. Digital Resources ANALYZING Image:AndrewCrawford
  24. 24. Analysing Excel / Wordle / Google Fusion Tables / Google Maps / World Map Warp / Versioning Machine / Photoshop / Gimp / Thinglink / Viewshare / StoryMap / n- gram Viewer / Voyant and more…Image: @LegoAcademics
  25. 25. DIGITAL OUTPUT Wordpress Omeka Scalar Infographics Data Visualisations Image: HotButterStudio
  26. 26. DIGITAL NETWORKING academia.edu Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn forums blogs and more… Image: CensoredPixel
  27. 27. What is crowdsourcing?
  28. 28. Crowdsourcing is the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community, rather than from traditional employees or suppliers. While this definition from Merriam Webster is valid, a more specific definition is heavily debated. Wikipedia entry for “Crowdsourcing” • - 905 editors • - 1805 revisions • - edits made by the top 10% of editors: 745 (41.3%) • - page viewed 50685 times in the last 30 days
  29. 29. I don’t think Wikipedia can be described as ‘crowdsourcing’. The word comes from outsourcing – from cheap off-shore labour; even cheaper, get the public to do it for free – and it disrespects and misunderstands what people are doing. Jimmy Wales Wikipedia’s co-founder 2011
  30. 30. What is crowdsourcing? More than just free labour! Actively engaging the public in our collection development Work we could never resource ourselves Crowdsourcing at the National Library of Scotland Presentation by Ines Byrne National Library of Scotland
  31. 31. Carletti, Laura, Gabriella Giannachi, Dominic Price, Derek McAuley, ‘Digital Humanities and Crowdsourcing’. MW2012: Museums and the Web 2013. Online Crowdsourcing types
  32. 32. Oral History Network Ireland http://www.oralhistorynetworkireland.ie/ Cymru 1900 Wales http://www.cymru1900wales.org/ What was there http://www.whatwasthere.com/ DIY History http://diyhistory.lib.uiowa.edu/ Micro-pasts http://crowdsourced.micropasts.org/ National Library on Flickr Commons https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/ Citizen Archivist http://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist/ Ancient Lives http://www.ancientlives.org/ History Pin https://www.historypin.org/ Transcribe Bentham http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/transcribe-bentham/ Trove http://trove.nla.gov.au/ The War Graves Photographic Project http://twgpp.org/ Europeana 1914-1918 http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/ The Great War Archive http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa/
  33. 33. Project launched on 27 September 2013 Timespan of the letters: 1 Nov 1915 - 31 Oct 1916 Historical significance in the “Decade of Centenaries (2012 - 2022)”
  34. 34. Project launched on 27 September 2013 Timespan of the letters: 1 Nov 1915 - 31 Oct 1916 Historical significance in the “Decade of Centenaries (2012 - 2022)”
  35. 35. Digital tools
  36. 36. 1591 letters uploaded to the system, of which 1490 made public to date 458 registered users to date Letters from 27 private family collections and 13 institutions
  37. 37. How did we get here?
  38. 38. Social Media & Outreach
  39. 39. DOING DIGITAL HISTORY Karolina Badzmierowska | @karolinabadz | badzmiek@tcd.ie

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