Today I’m at the Digital Day of Ideas 2016, taking place at the University of Edinburgh Business School
Welcome from Professor Dorothy Miell, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Humanities & Social Science
I’m really delighted to welcome you to our fifth Day of Ideas, and to see that we have not only staff and postgrad students from across the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, but also others from across Edinburgh and beyond. We are at a point now where digital scholarship no longer sits separately from other research, but is embedded in work across the college. The fact that the college in engaged in initiatives such as the Data Science Institute and the Alan Turing Institute is a great success for those who have been working in this space. Under our Digital Scholarship banner we now have training and support infrastructure to enable digital scholarship to thrive.
We have three main ways of communicating Digital Scholarship: we have a website, we have a mailing list, and we have a Twitter account and hashtag and do use that today to find each other, to share ideas, to make connections.
Today we’ll see some of the best digital scholarship from across the humanities and social sciences. You will also have the opportunity to try some tools and approaches out yourself in our workshop sessions. We also have lots of breaks and times to network and meet and discuss so do make use of these. I’d like to thank all who have helped put today together, but particularly Anouk Lang and Cath O’Shea.
We have three excellent keynotes today: Ted Underwood, who joins us from the University of Illinois, Karen Gregory from University of Edinburgh, and Lorna Hughes from University of Glasgow. And I’d like to thank the workshop leaders who will be leading those hands on sessions later on.
Keynote 1: Ted Underwood, Predicting the Past (Chair: Anouk Lang)
11am Keynote 2: Lorna Hughes, Content, Co-Curation and Innovation: Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage Collaboration (Chair: Anna Groundwater)
- Analysing Online Discussion Data with Google Sheets and Google AnalyticsÂ (Martin Hawksey, ALT)
- Make Your Own Chat Bot (Sian Bayne & Kathrin Haag, Edinburgh)
- Data Visualisation with D3.js (Uta Hinrichs, St Andrews)
- Drupal (Jim Benstead, Edinburgh)
- The Edinburgh Geoparser (Bea Alex, Edinburgh)
- QGIS (Tom Armitage, EDINA)
- Tweeting and Blogging for Academics (Nicola Osborne and Lorna Campbell, Edinburgh/EDINA)
- WordPress (James Loxley, Edinburgh)
3.30pm Keynote 3: Karen Gregory, Conceptualizing Digital Sociology as Critical, Interdisciplinary Practice (Chair: Sian Bayne)