Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Digital Humanities Pathways Forum

This free event features the Museums Australia (Tasmania) Committee President Janet Carding giving the Opening Keynote address. 

This Forum has humanities, arts and social science (HASS) researchers and the cultural collecting sector (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) professionals speaking about the links between research, data, and national infrastructure. Run by eRSA, it is your opportunity to find out about contemporary data and technology intensive research and collection practices.

Date Friday, 1 December 2017
Time 9.00am - 3.45pm AEDT
Location Medical Science Lecture Theatre in Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Medical Science Precinct, 17 Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania

From the eRSA invite

The aim of this forum is to enable an exchange of ideas and discussion around current research, data management practices and infrastructure, and explore future possibilities of interoperable national research infrastructure in service of humanities, arts and social science. 

9:00am Coffee pre-meeting
9:30am Introduction
  • MC: Ross Latham
  • Intro: Professor Kate Darian-Smith
9:45am Opening Keynote
  • Janet Carding, Director Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG)
10:15am Cultures and Communities: Background into the Cultures and Communities project, DH Pathways events and HASS collaborative research infrastructure landscape.
  • Professor Mark Finnane, Griffith University - Prosecutions Project
  • Caroline Homer, TAHO
  • Alexis Tindall, eRSA - Cultures & Communities 360 data sharing model
11:20am Tasmanian Digital HASS - Local lightning presentations
  • Jessica Walters, Tasmanian Name Index - transcribing and working with population datasets
  • Craig Dow Sainter & Stephen Thomas, Roar Film - SteamPunk Tools for Convict Records
  • Hamish Maxwell-Stewart & Christopher Lueg - A Dictionary of the Damned: using algorithms to assist citizen transcription
12:55pm Custodian/GLAM Panel Session: Cultural institutions in the Tasmanian GLAM sector speak about their collections and how they make them available to researchers. 
  • Wendy Hoyle, UTAS Archive
  • TMAG
  • Jai Patterson, QVMAG
  • Caroline Homer, TAHO
1:40pm Projects Showcase: Exploring digital HASS research in Tasmania, highlighting institutional activities, indicative leading projects, and challenges.
  • Richard Tuffin, University of New England - The eye in the sky: LiDAR, surveillance and convict landscapes of punishment and reform
  • Svenja Kratz, UTAS - Art-Science: Provocations for Immortality
  • Mike Charleston, UTAS - Using Ecoacoustic Analysis to identify birdsong
  • Jenny Fewster, AusStage - The use of gallery spaces to showcase items in geographically dispersed performing arts collections
3:00pm What's Next for digital HASS infrastructure?: An interactive session on cloud-based research and the upcoming developments and challenges facing Digital Humanities.

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