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Digital Humanities Projects
The University of Western Sydney is undertaking several
digital humanities projects. The School of Computing Engineering and
a page with a summary of what’s involved:
Digital humanities – is an area of
research, teaching, and creation concerned with the intersection of computing
and the disciplines of the humanities. Developing from an earlier field called
“humanities computing”, today digital humanities embrace a variety of topics
ranging from curating online collections to data mining large cultural data sets.
Digital Humanities currently incorporates both digitized and born-digital
materials and combines the methodologies from the traditional humanities
disciplines (such as history, philosophy, linguistics, literature, art,
archaeology, music, and cultural studies) with tools provided by computing
(such as data visualisation, information retrieval, data mining, statistics,
computational analysis) and digital publishing.
As of early 2013, the school of Humanities and Communication
Arts is recruiting a professor for a
new research group in Digital Humanities, to be established soon, with whom the
eResearch team will be work closely.
At the moment, we are involved in or assisting in the
following projects (with a few more in early development or at the
This project is funded by NeCTAR.
Peter Sefton, Manager eResearch is on the steering committee
and spends 1 day per week on project strategy. This is around a $3M project in
total with a $1.3M grant.
Creative Nation: Writers and Writing in the New Media Arts. ARC Discovery
Assoc/Prof Anna Gibbs and Dr
The eResearch team is advising on the construction of a
registry of Australian New Media Art and Artists, in the context of work on the
Consortium of Electronic Literature (CELL)
an international consortium with partners at University of Bergen; Electronic
Literature Organisation, Washington State University U.S.A., Siegen University
Germany. This consortium addresses collaboration and the interoperability
of different international databases of electronic literature. Peter Sefton is
participating in CELL discussions on technical architecture and metadata.