More lunchtime talks at the new Digital Studio, Arts West



Lunchtime talks to run on Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm in the Digital Studio in Arts West on Level 2. The program is a collaboration between Faculty of Arts, the University Library, SCIP, and RezBaz.

09 November 2016, 12:00-1:00pm  

William Henry Fox Talbot: Archives, photography and knowledge

Join Dr Katrina Dean (University Archivist) in conversation with Dr Mirjam Brusius (Humboldt University, Dyason, International Visiting Research Fellow) as they raise questions regarding research with archives, challenging disciplinary narratives, and how the history of technology can inform our thinking about the digital humanities.

16 November 2016, 12:00-1:00pm  

Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCNs): Benefits, Risks and Pitfalls

A discussion about problems (and ways around them) when sharing your research through and Gain a better understanding of the role of the Institutional Repository in the scholarly communication landscape from Peter Woelert (Senior Research Fellow, MGSE), Stephen Cramond (Manager, Institutional Repository) and Fred Kiernan (Research Consultant, Open Access)


23 November 2016,12:00-1:00pm

Digital Humanities: What the Archives at UoM can do for you

From making radio broadcasts from the 1949 Federal election campaign available online to large-scale digitisation projects for natural language analysis, the University of Melbourne Archives collections have contributed to some exciting digital humanities projects. And we want to be involved in more! In this session, Access and Outreach Archivist Katie Wood opens up the 20km of holdings and discusses previous digital humanities projects to inspire future projects.


30 November 2016, 12:00-1:00pm

Data Forensics meets Cultural Preservation

Find out how the University’s award winning Data Forensic Lab is preserving and providing access to important digital collections such as the Bill Mitchell and Germaine Greer archives. Using state-of-the-art forensic tools, the lab is helping preserve obsolete digital media for future research and is unlocking a fascinating story about the intersection of people, data and technology.


Watch this space in 2017 for more showcases of digital humanities research happening now

*Directions for the Digital Studio. Take the west wing lift on the ground floor of Arts West to the 3rd floor. Access to Level 2 (where the talks will be held) will be arranged on the day.
Access the Digital Studio website here.

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