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Croissants, Crowdsourcing, Constitutions and Collaboration

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 15:45

From Crowdsourcing Shakespeare (Victoria Van Hyning) to computer games designed to support language modelling (Alex Schumacher); from digital editions of Isaac Newton’s work (Robert Iliffe); to search engines capable of retrieving musical works from global digitized collections (Andrew Hankinson). These are just some of the topics which provided much digital discussion over the past few weeks fuelled by coffee, croissants, sandwiches and samosas during our recent series of Digital Humanities breakfasts and lunches.

The range of research covered in this series of fascinating lightning talks also included transformative routes of access to the founding documents of American constitutional law (Nicholas Cole); linked data to support scholarship using the digitized collections of the HathiTrust and EEBO-TCP (Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller); interdisciplinarity in papyrological and palaeographical research (Segolene Tarte) and the future of the footnote in the digital world (Graham Barrett). Through these engaging speakers we heard much about the breadth and diversity of digital humanities projects at Oxford.

The events created vibrant, informal discussion with much opportunity for knowledge sharing and the potential for future DH collaboration. For now, we digest the insight that we have gained from these diverse people and projects representing a fascinating snapshot of the Digital Humanities activity based here at Oxford.

Watch this space for further breakfasts and lunches next term!

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People and Projects featured

Graham Barrett (Medieval History) spoke to 'Our print culture hangovers'

Nicholas Cole (Faculty of History) The Quill Project

Andrew Hankinson (Faculty of Music)  Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis and Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music

Rob Iliffe (Faculty of History) Link tbc

Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller (Oxford e-Research Centre) Transforming Musicology; Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO TCP); Elephant

Alex Schumacher (Oxford e-Research Centre) Link tbc

Segolene Tarte (Oxford e-Research Centre) spoke to 'Engaging with the cognitive to go digital: interdisciplinaritiy in papyrological and palaeographical research'

Victoria Van Hyning (Zooniverse, Department of Physics) Shakespeare's World (Zooniverse)