Cultural data and digital humanities research

Ingrid SmallCultural data and digital humanities research

A talk by Ingrid Mason, Australian National Data Service Data Specialist


In March this year the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (ADHA) ran its second biannual conference in Perth; the conference theme was “Expanding Horizons”. Australian digital humanities scholars that could travelled to Perth and then later in the year off to Lausanne, Switzerland to share their research, meet up with peers and percolate ideas, plan collaborative projects, and more. Next year the world of digital humanities research is coming down under. This time there is confluence of events: in the same week (29 June – 3 July 2015) the international Digital Humanities 2015 conference and the international Linked Open Data: Libraries, Archives, Museums (LODLAM) Summit will be held in Sydney.

The digital humanities research and digital cultural heritage collecting worlds are inextricably linked. Access to and management of data is becoming a growing challenge and shared interest for both communities. In this session Ingrid will talk about the digital humanities landscape overseas and in Australia, and cultural data.  She will introduce some service models have been developed to support digital humanities research and the critical connection between digital humanities researchers as producers and consumers of cultural data and the cultural heritage institutions as cultural data custodians.


Ingrid Mason is the Intersect Australia primary contact point between the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) and universities in the Australian Capital Territory. She is responsible for ANDS liaison at the University of New South Wales, University of Technology, Sydney, University of Western Sydney, the Office of Environment and Heritage, Charles Sturt University, University of Canberra and the Australian National University. She is also an ANDS contact point for community engagement in NSW and the ACT. Ingrid has worked as a project manager, repository manager, business analyst and librarian in the university, cultural and government sectors in Australia and New Zealand.

Date and time:   10am, Wednesday 20 August 2014

Venue: Lecture Theatre N25_0.06D Science 1 Building (N25)  Nathan Campus, Griffith University

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