Video: This panel discussion of Eric T. Meyer and Ralph Schroeder's Knowledge Machines: Digital Transformations of the Sciences and Humanities (M.I.T. Press, 2015) occured on January 27th, 2016 at the University of Oxford. It was part of the TORCH Books at Lunchtime Series, and associated with the Oxford Internet Institute.
Requirements for a New Zealand Humanities eResearch Infrastructure
This is the text of a talk given at eResearch 2013, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, July 03, 2013.
I can only offer a very formative overview of this subject here, but I’m keen to at least put it on the radar. As everyone knows, vast amounts of our cultural heritage are either being digitized and put online or being born online, and this has significant implications for the arts and humanities. In particular, it forces us to start increasing our understanding of, and capability with, the engineered technologies that deliver resources to us online. It will always be difficult getting the balance right – we’re never going to be engineers – but we need to start working through the issues.
How to build a national digital humanities infrastructure
DARIAH has published the results of a survey into the state of the digital humanities in Greece that should interest New Zealand humanists. Greece is at an early stage of development and work is being done to identify present and future requirements. The report can be read here. It may interest more traditional researchers to learn how digital humanities infrastructures are being built around the world; simply put, it isn’t as organic as it was in the ‘early days’, when communities of like-minded researchers found each other and worked to gain critical mass.