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IG Digital Practices in History and Ethnography – RDA 13th Plenary Meeting

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    Mike Fortun

    Meeting title
    IG Session: Digital Practices in History and Ethnography (Remote Access Instructions)
    Collaborative session notes:
    Meeting Location: Commonwealth A2
    Short introduction describing the scope of the group and if any previous activities
    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
    Read about the IG Digital Practices in History and Ethnography at
    Meeting objectives
    Over the last five years, the Digital Practices in History and Ethnography has convened a series of discussions (at RDA plenaries and as webinars) to understand data sharing practices, infrastructure and challenges in the empirical humanities (including history, anthropology, ancient studies, and other fields that collect, curate, analyze and interpret empirical data, using primarily qualitative methods and humanities theory). We have learned about diverse data types and practices, empirical humanities projects, and institutional settings in which these project operate. In this session, we will present a vision for what we have come to see as the infrastructure needed to support the overall domain – what we have called RICH: Research Infrastructure for Collaborative Hermeneutics. The envisioned infrastructure will have social, technical, cultural and legal components, addressing the need for physical digital space, technical services, open source tools, data sharing protocols, data ethics, data education, and so on – and the need for governance of the infrastructure itself.
    Meeting agenda
    Room introductions (10 minutes)
    Short introduction of the history of the group (10 minutes)
    Research Infrastructure for Collaborative Hermeneutics (RICH) (30 minutes)
    Progress reports on other initiatives (15 minutes):
    Discussion of Metadata for the Empirical Humanities WG (10 minutes)
    4. Open discussion (15 minutes)

    The minutes of the meeting will be published latest one week after the session as an attachment to the session’s web page and on the IG-DPHE RDA page.
    Target audience
    All are welcome, but the session will be especially relevant for people interested in the special research infrastructure needs of the digital humanities, especially the empirical humanities (ethnography, oral history, folklore, etc.), and the qualitative social sciences.
    Group chair serving as contact person:
    Mike Fortun
    Type of meeting:
    Informative Meeting
    Remote Access Instructions:
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