Digital Research in Action

Digital Research in Action is a new series of workshops designed to introduce Arts researchers to emerging digital research methods, advanced critical thinking and tools for data analysis.

Delivered by leading researchers, the series is an opportunity to strengthen both conceptual and practical dimensions of using digital technologies in the planning and delivery of research and scholarship.

This series of workshops will be progressively added to over the next twelve months.

Digital Textual Transcription

The first workshop of the series will explore Digital Textual Transcription with Dr Rose Faunce, from the Centre for Digital Humanities Research at Australian National University.

Dr Rose Faunce is an intrepid ‘fragmentologist’, working to locate and virtually piece together the fragments of manuscripts that have been pulled apart and are now dispersed around the globe. Working with Fragmentarium, a digital research laboratory at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, she oversees a project devoted to improving access to manuscript fragments in Australian and New Zealand collections for pedagogical and research purposes.

In this workshop, Rose will explore digital transcription initiatives and offer a hands-on introduction to annotating and transcribing digital images of texts using web-based tools. The tools will be T-Pen and Mirador. Participants will also trial Tropy, open-source software useful for organising and describing digitised images. See the event description for more information on these tools.

Participants will require their own laptop. A selection of digitised texts will be provided. !

Date and time: Thursday 30 May, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Venue: Digital Lab

This event has limited spaces available, so Register Now!

Other Upcoming Workshops

English and Theatre Studies seminar: Connecting the fragments of a broken book (No bookings required)
Presented by: Dr Rose Faunce, Australian National University
Date and Time: Wednesday 29 May, 4.30pm – 5.30pm 
Venue: Fourth-floor linkway, John Medley Building


Presented by: Dr James Rose, The University of Melbourne
Data and Time: Wednesday 29 May, 1pm-2pm


If you can’t attend in person, the workshops will be streamed live online

The Digital Studio will be live-streaming these events on their website.

Visit the Digital Research in Action site now to see what else is on offer and remember to check in as more events become available!