Big Humanities Data space

Welcome to the Big Humanities Data space, a site co-managed by Mark Hedges and Tobias Blanke from King’s College London, and Richard Marciano from the University of Maryland. We hope to use this site to provide updates on a number of shared workshops, projects, and awards that explore the development of algorithms and infrastructure for big data for the humanities.

The latest updates (see “Events” tab)  include the Aug. 2013 “Society of American Archivists” (SAA) annual meeting lightning session on crowdsourcing,  the Oct. 2013 “Big Data for the Humanities” workshop held in conjunction with the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, the Nov. 2013 Southern Historical Association (SHA) annual meeting panel on the future of digital humanities, the Nov. 2013 RCUK India workshop, and the Oct. 2014 “Big Humanities Data” workshop to be held in conjunction with the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Big Data in Washington DC.

A new “Project” tab highlights relevant and cutting-edge projects.  The first project is the “National Redlining Collection”.

Relevant topics  (but not restricted to) include:

  • Crowdsourcing
  • Text- and data-mining of historical and archival material.
  • Social media analysis, including sentiment analysis
  • Cultural analytics
  • Cyber-infrastructures for the humanities
  • Relationship between ‘small data’ and big data
  • NoSQL databases and their application, e.g. document and graph databases
  • Big data and the construction of memory and identity
  • Big data and archival practice
  • Construction of big data
  • Big data in Heritage
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