Events

The University Library's Digital Humanities Lab program of online and in person activities is designed to showcase digitally innovative research and build a community of practice for staff and students interested in data-enabled and digital research in the humanities and other disciplines. These events are intended to encourage, inspire and create new connections. 

Upcoming events

Details Session To Session

16 April 2021

TechEx Session 2: Ghost in the Machine: the promise and pitfalls of artificial intelligence in GLAMR industries

Time: 11.30am to 1.00pm, Location: Ira Raymond Room

Join colleagues from the university and local GLAM community to stream online sessions from the VALA Tech Camp.  

Speakers in this session will consider applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in library, archive, museum and gallery collections, how we can use these technologies for discovery and research, and how we can think more critically about them.  

  • Taming the TIGER: How the State Library is using ML/AI to rediscover its digital collections, Jenna Bain, State Library New South Wales 
  • Remake AI for a better world, Ingrid Mason, strategist, technologist and data specialist 
  • We are the ghost in the machine: thinking about how we take AI-enabled cyber-physical systems to scale safely, responsibly and sustainably, Kathy Reid, Mozilla 
Register here 

30 April 2021

TechEx Session 4: Hack the GLAMR: The nexus of creativity, technology and cultural data

Time: 11.30am to 1.00pm, Location: Ira Raymond Room

Join colleagues from the university and local GLAM community to stream online sessions from the VALA Tech Camp.  

Speakers in this session will share examples of how libraries, museums, archives and galleries are using their data and digitised collections, including for creative purposes, creating new opportunities for in person and online engagement, and making them available for research.   

  • Stewarding data-rich collections for use and re-use, Rachel Merrick, State Library Queensland 
  • Two problems: using regular expressions, Alan Manifold, State Library Victoria 
  • The open source technology behind ACMI’s new visitor-focused experience, Simon Loffler, ACMI 
Register here 

4 to 7 May 2021 

From Archive to Argument: A Gale Symposium 

Time: 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Location: Online

In this free, four day, online symposium, Gale and our series of guest speakers will discuss the creation and purpose of digital archives, how they can be used in teaching and research, and finally how to unlock new perspectives using text and data mining. 

Four themed days will explore the digitised archives that the Library makes accessible through Gale’s services, how Australian and international researchers are using those archives, including in digital scholarship, applying technologies such as text and data mining. Visit their website for the full program and speakers, registration links can be found at the bottom of each day’s program.  

(Note: this event is hosted by Gale, A Cengage Company, not the University Library. Further information can be found online.) 

Register here 

19 May 2021

DH Lab: Mapping & humanities data @ University of Adelaide 

Location: Online. Details TBC.

Many humanities projects are exploring the use of maps as a way to analyse, interpret and communicate research. Join us as we hear from a historian, a GIS specialist, and developers of a mapping platform, about their work.  

Register your interest here

2 June 2021 

DH Lab Informal: 3D printing, models and scanning 

Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm, Location: Ira Raymond Room

Join University of Adelaide colleagues interested in digital approaches in humanities and related research. Let’s talk 3D scanning and printing, and see our 3D printer in action. All disciplines, students and staff welcome.

Register here 

Mid-August

DH Lab: Text analysis @ University of Adelaide 

Location: Online. Details TBC.

More text and data is available all the time, from historical and contemporary sources. Researchers are exploring text and data mining opportunities to provide new insights on this information, researchers will share how they are using text analysis in their work at this webinar.  

Register your interest here

31 August 2021

DH Lab Informal: Virtual and augmented reality, immersive technology

Time: 10.30am to 11.30am, Location: Writing Studio

Join University of Adelaide colleagues interested in digital approaches in humanities and related research. Let’s talk immersive technologies, including VR and AR. All disciplines, students and staff welcome.  

Register here 

Mid-September

DH Lab: Network analysis @ University of Adelaide 

Location: Online. Details TBC.

Network analysis, the modelling of relationships between objects, is providing new ways to look at humanities topics, including history, culture and social media. Join us for a webinar as researchers share how they are using network analysis in their work.  

Register your interest here

13 October 2021

DH Lab Informal: Ada Lovelace Day 

Time: 10.30am to 11.30am, Location: Writing Studio

Join University of Adelaide colleagues interested in digital approaches in humanities and related research. Let’s celebrate Ada Lovelace, nineteenth century mathematician and the first computer programmer. All disciplines, students and staff welcome.  

Register here 

Late-October

DH Lab: New approaches @ University of Adelaide 

Location: Online. Details TBC.

Technology and digital approaches are being integrated in many different humanities and arts disciplines. Modelling, visualisation and analysis tools offer us new ways of exploring texts, objects, and questions. In this webinar researchers will share three different digital
approaches to their research.  

Register your interest here

 

News and updates

11

Nov

World Digital Preservation Day

Digital preservation recognises that the digital research output and associated intellectual property needs to outlast the medium on which it is created.

06

Nov

Digital innovation at the library: building the Digital Humanities Lab

Held on Wednesday 2 September, the ‘Building the Digital Humanities Lab’ workshop provided an opportunity for discussion and input from the University of Adelaide community on the library's future plans for a Digital Humanities Lab.

13

Oct

Open Access Week 2020 - Open with Purpose

This week is Open Access Week, 19 to 25 October 2020. If you’re interested in finding out more about open access, the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group are running a series of online events.

12

Oct

Celebrating women in STEM

Ada Lovelace Day (ALD), held on the second Tuesday in October, is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). There are many extraordinary women who have studied STEM at the University of Adelaide. Read on to find out more about one of the most ground-breaking, Barbara Kidman. 

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