IG Digital Practices in History and Ethnography - RDA 12th Plenary Meeting

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Meeting title
IG Session: Digital Practices in History and Ethnography

Collaborative session notes
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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.

Read about the IG Digital Practices in History and Ethnography at https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/digital-practices-history-and-ethnogra...

Additional Links

https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/empirical-humanities-metadata-working...
https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/empirical-humanities-metadata-working-...

Meeting objectives

The main goal of the meeting is to establish a dialogue between researchers in Africa and those in other countries represented in RDA who work in the digital humanities and qualitative social sciences. We want to advance understanding of the specific accomplishments and needs of the digital humanities and qualitative social sciences in African nations, what other RDA researchers can learn from them, and how RDA can best support developments in these fields in Africa. We will also review IG accomplishments in 2017-18 through various RDA activities. We will also present new developments on the Platform for Experimental, Collaborative Ethnography (PECE), which serves as a test system for the DPHE Interest Group. 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

1. Room introductions (15 minutes)
2. Short introduction of the history of the group (10 minutes)
3. Dialogue on digital humanities and qualitative social sciences in Africa (30 minutes)
4. Progress reports on new initiatives (15 minutes):
Metadata for the Empirical Humanities WG
Research Infrastructure for Collaborative Hermeneutics (RICH)
5. Open discussion (10 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.

Audience

Group chair serving as contact person
Mike Fortun

Type of meeting
Informative meeting