Working with Data

This project’s second workshop will be held on 2nd May 2014, on the topic ‘Working with Data.’ Focusing on the conceptualization of humanities data this event reflects on how the data needs of humanities researchers might map onto the digital ambitions and resources of the cultural institutions that hold and preserve Scotland’s cultural collections.

What kinds of holdings, information and material might constitute ‘data’ for digital research, and how might the different ways in which we conceptualize data shape the kinds of research questions we can ask? It concludes with a roundtable focused on the ethical issues involved in working with data and offering the opportunity to discuss the social, historical, political, and policy dimensions of digital research and dissemination.

For a preview of the event programme, please visit the event page here.