IG Digital Practices in History and Ethnography - RDA 10th Plenary meeting

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Meeting title:

IG Session: Digital Practices in History and Ethnography

A short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group:

The IG Digital Practices in History and Ethnography works to advance data standards, practices and infrastructure for historical and ethnographic research, contributing to broader efforts in the digital humanities and social sciences. We seek to advance development of digital infrastructure for historical and ethnographic research through engagement with concrete scholarly practice and projects, and to advance conceptualization of the special characteristics and digital potential of humanities and qualitative social science data.

Additional links to informative material related to the group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc:

Read about the IG Digital Practices in History and Ethnography at https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/digital-practices-history-and-ethnogra...
Read the case statement for the WG Metadata for the Empirical Humanities at https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/empirical-humanities-metadata-working...

Meeting objectives:

We will review what the group has accomplished and learned in 2016-17 through various RDA activities (including an RDA workshop at the 2016 Digital Humanities meetings in Krakow, and subsequent report by RDA Fellow Lindsay Poirier). We will also present new work on the Platform for Experimental, Collaborative Ethnography (PECE), which serves as a test system for the DPHE Interest Group. We will introduce a new initiative by RDA Fellow Vivian Wong to build a PECE instance that will support a large collection of oral histories with scientists from around the world, collected over the past forty years -- with considerable legacy data and systems challenges. We will also present a new initiative to build capacity in PECE to support a collaborative approach to adoption of RDA products. We will also report on progress made by the Metadata for the Empirical Humanities WG, which spun out of the DPHE Interest Group, and on our draft of a proposal to draw all these initiatives together -- in a project to build Research Infrastructure for Collaborative Hermeneutics (RICH).

Meeting agenda:

Agenda (moderator: Mike Fortun)
1. Room introductions (10 minutes)
2. Short introduction of the history of the group (10 minutes)
3. Progress reports on new initiatives (25 minutes):
a. Scientists’ oral histories collection (V. Wong)
b. Collaborative process for RDA products adoption
c. Metadata for the Empirical Humanities WG
d. Research Infrastructure for Collaborative Hermeneutics (RICH)
4. Open discussion (15 minutes)

Target audience:

All are welcome, but the session will be especially relevant for people interested in the special research infrastructure needs of the empirical humanities and qualitative social sciences.

Group chair serving as contact person: Mike Fortun

Type of meeting: Informative meeting

Session Room: Mansfield 8

Session Time:  Thursday 21 September, Breakout 7, 09:00 - 10:30

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