Maker fayre: engaging audiences with Early English data

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Event type: Workshop


This workshop will explore the ins and outs of running a hackathon with digital data or content. In the second part of the session, participants will engage in a mini-hackathon using Early English Books Online data, followed by a discussion of the experience.

This seminar first ran as a training session at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, on the Digital Approaches in Medieval and Renaissance Studies workshop strand, convened by Judith Siefring.

Iain Emsley is a research associate at the Oxford e-Research Centre, working with the Software Sustainability Institute and the Square Kilometre Array. Currently reading for a Master's in Software Engineering at Oxford, he has organized and attended hack sessions. His research interests include sonification. Before coming back to academia, he worked in bookselling and publishing.

Liz McCarthy is the Web & Digital Media Manager at the Bodleian Libraries. Her research interests include social media in the cultural sector, digital literacy, digital humanities, 17th-century bookbindings and library history.


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