EADH 2018 Workshop: Identifying and Managing Humanities Research Data

On the morning of Thursday, 6th December 2018, the staff of the Trinity College Dublin Centre for Digital Humanities will facilitate a workshop on the themes of Identifying and Managing Humanities Research Data at the EADH inaugural annual conference, which will take place at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

In this workshop, participants will be encouraged to examine their own scholarly practices and those of others, refining our responses to the fundamental question: “what are Humanities research data?” Participants will be asked to consider the relationships between computer-readable data and the objects of Humanities research. The modes by which the digital disrupts traditional methodologies in the Humanities will be explored in detail, as will the ways in which Humanities methods and practices have changed to respond to digital research data. The session will combine lecture and discussion with a hands-on exercise in evaluating diverse Humanities sources, testing our ability to identify and to extract Humanities research data, and to respond to such objects in a way that reflects their digital nature. Additionally, the workshop content will cover practical solutions and tips for those who want to work with Humanities research data.  The workshop will include sessions on the following:

  • The problem with the word “data”
  • How to understand the data component of humanities research
  • Data Management Plans
  • Ethics in Research: How to Protect your Data, your Participants, and Yourself
  • Open research data
  • Data citation
  • Data-driven research in the Humanities

This workshop builds on the findings of the H2020-funded Knowledge Complexity (KPLEX) Project and has been developed as part of the Digital Scholarship and Skills workshop series, an initiative of the Trinity College Dublin Centre for Digital Humanities.

If you would like to attend the event, please fill in the below registration form.

Workshop Facilitators: Jennifer Edmond, Michelle Doran and Vicky Garnett.

Workshop Time: 9:00-13:00 (4 hours)

Workshop Venue: Hardiman Research Building G010