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Title: ICT in Arts and Humanities Research


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ICT in Arts and Humanities Research 0118 378
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  • The David Lodge model of humanities computing
  • Number-crunching
  • Table-emptying
  • Scientific measurement and analysis

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  • Contrast Richard Beacham, University of Warwick
    (Theatre Studies)
  • The Pompey Project the evolution, structure and
    legacy of the Theatre of Pompey
  • Adolphe Appia at Hellerau Virtual
    Reconstructions and performances
  • Interpretation, imaginative reconstruction,
    experience

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  • Jeremy Black, University of Oxford and Hamish
    Cunningham, University of Sheffield--morphology,
    part of speech, lemma
  • Corpus-based analysis of Sumerian literature
    style, lexis, grammar and register
  • Generic tools for linguistic annotation and
    web-based analysis of literary Sumerian
  • Alan Bowman, University of Oxford--enhanced
    digitised images
  • The Vindolanda writing-tablets edition with
    commentary and electronic database
  • Nigel Llewellyn, University of Sussex--image
    retrieval
  • Towards a National Census of Funeral Monuments A
    Pilot Study of East and West Sussex

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Awards with ICT output or methodology 1999-2003
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  • AHRB ICT in Arts and Humanities Research
    Programme
  • 2.7m over 4 years from 1 October 2003
  • at School of Modern Languages, University of
    Reading
  • David Robey (half-time Director, half-time
    Professor of Italian)
  • Stuart Dunn (Research Assistant)

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  • The aim of the ICT in Arts and Humanities
    Research Programme is to
  • encourage, support and enhance the use of ICT in
    the conduct of research in all areas of the arts
    and humanities,
  • the development and use of digital research
    resources and tools,
  • and the exploitation of ICT in disseminating and
    making available the results of research.

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  • Services already in place
  • Arts and Humanities Data Service (joint-funded
    with JISC to 2007 approx. 1m p.a.
  • JISC Resource Discovery Network Humbul
    (part-funded by AHRB) and Artifact

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AHRB ICT Methods Network 1.1m 3 years from
October 2004 Why 'Network'?
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AHRB ICT Methods Network
  • interdisciplinary and interprofessional dialogue
    amongst computing specialists and Arts and
    Humanities scholars using ICT
  • new developments and advanced methodologies, and
    research processes, questions, methods and uses
    of data
  • one-stop shop for dissemination of new
    methodologies and tools, and of new forms of
    scholarly communication
  • generic and last-resort user support
  • on-line materials for postgraduate and
    postdoctoral training
  • web-site, publications, workshops, expert
    seminars, possibly conferences
  • advise on AHRB strategy, new technological
    developments, international collaboration,
    funding opportunities and needs

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  • ICT STRATEGY PROJECTS SCHEME 1m
  • Two types of project
  • Knowledge-gathering
  • Resource-development

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  • Knowledge-gathering projects to underpin 2006
    Strategic Review of ICT activities and research
    community needs. May include
  • Survey of current e-publishing activity in the
    arts and humanities
  • Technology-deficit survey needs for tools
    development, generic resources, and standards in
    ICT for arts and humanities research
  • Scoping survey(s) of ICT developments in other
    domains, including e-science, with a view to
    their potential use in the arts and humanities
  • Survey(s) of the distribution of ICT skills and
    uses between different areas of research
  • Evaluation of the quality and sustainability of
    AHRB-funded digital resources
  • Survey(s) of use and impact of the AHRB-funded
    digital resources

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  • Resource-development projects digital research
    resources for a broad range of subjects in the
    Arts and Humanities. May include
  • Test/demonstrator/exemplar projects
  • New generic resources and tools
  • Transferability projects arising from existing
    funded projects

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  • Collaboration with AHDS
  • Methods and Projects Database
  • (joint-funded with JISC)linked to register of
    research assistants (employment exchange)

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JISC (JCSR) Arts and Humanities ICT Awareness
Programme(100k)suite of on-line introductory
materials on ICT resources for Arts and
Humanities research aimed at low-level users
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  • Broad, coordinated and clearly articulated
    strategy for the medium term up to 2007
  • AHDS (joint-funded with JISC)
  • RDN Humbul (AHRB supplements JISC funding)
  • ICT Methods Network
  • ICT Strategy Projects
  • Arts and Humanities ICT Awareness and Training
    Programme (funded by JISC)
  • Methods and Projects Database (joint-funded with
    JISC)
  • 2006 Review to then determine new long-term
    strategic provision from 2007 on

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  • Work with AHRB Research Panels
  • Guidance on needs in the academic communities
  • More expert input into evaluation of ICT-related
    projects

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