Digital Methods

4-8 December 2017 | Digital Methods

This is a low-cost one-week training event, open to anyone interested in upgrading or refreshing their skills in digital research methods. This includes staff and students from any university but also people working in relevant industries. It may be of interest particularly to people working in galleries, libraries, archives or museums. Limited scholarship-subsidised places will also be available for students.

Training will be offered by experienced researchers in Digital Humanities, including two distinguished international visitors:

  • Professor Ray Siemens, Chair in Digital Humanities, Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, Canada
  • Associate Professor Lynne Siemens, School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria, Canada

Topics include:

  • Text mining
  • Network analysis
  • GIS - Digital mapping
  • Understanding and Engaging Knowledge in a 'Social' Context
  • Digitisation of cultural heritage
  • Project management

The workshop will run 4-8 December 2017 and will be in the Sydney CBD. Each day will include presentations from the instructor, interactive exercises, and time for participants to develop group or individual projects where they try applying a method or methods of their choice to data or a topic that interests them. The instructors will circulate during these periods to assist as necessary. On the final day, we will wrap up the week with a show-and-tell session for people to demo the projects they have worked on.

We are currently taking expressions of interest from those wanting to teach a course as part of this summer institute. If you would like to discuss further or suggest a topic, please email D r Rachel Hendery, Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at Western Sydney University via r.hendery@westernsydney.edu.au.