IG Digital Practices in History and Ethnography

Date & time: Wednesday 2nd March - 11:00 - 12:30 - Working Meeting Session 4
 
Meeting title: Digital Practices in History and Ethnography: Updates and Working Group Initiative
This session will provide an overview of work over the last two years by the Digital Practices in History and Ethnography Interest Group, describing the latest in a series of project-shares that began fall 2013 (supplemented by interviews with project leads), a new series of "issues-shares" that have brought other interest groups into dialogue with this group, and progress thus far advancing an RDA working group on metadata standards for researcher-created primary data (recorded interviews, fieldnotes, etc.) in the empirical humanities (folklore, ethnography, oral history, etc.) . The session will include time for introductions, to discuss how the work of this group compares to other groups (such as the new interest group focused on development data), and the possible need for a new interest group with a broader focus on the digital humanities.
Review work of the IG over the last six months, advance recruitment of Japanese humanities and social science scholars.
In our meeting (Wednesday 2nd March - 11:00 - 12:30) the following agenda was followed.
 
(1) Introduction to the Interest Group and its Work (Including Proposed Working Group on Metadata Recommendations for the Empirical Humanities
(2) Introductions of Attendees
(3) Group Discussion of Data and Metadata Issues facing Empirical Humanities and Interpretive Social Sciences
Target audience is historians, anthropologists, folklorists, and other scholars of the empirical humanities and social sciences who produce, analyze, or curate primarily qualitative data, but anone with an interest in any aspect of qualitative data, interpretive methods, and related issues is welcome.
Mike Fortun