School of Humanities

#DAM Workshop - So you think you're an expert?

Tuesday 15th January 2013 (10:30-19:30)



Data – Asset – Method: Harnessing the Infinite Archive is an international research network led by the University of Nottingham and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute. The network brings together university partners in the UK and US, and with cultural institutions and industry partners in the UK. Together, we explore the shaping of digital archives and in turn, technology and knowledge.



This workshop focuses on the role of the academic expert within a digital knowledge economy.


10:30 – 11:00  Humanities Building Room A27    Arrival and Coffee

11:00 – 11:30 Humanities Building  Room A22  Welcome & Introductions Katharina Lorenz (University of Nottingham/ Director of Digital Humanities Centre)

11:30 – 12:15 Humanities Building Room A22  Presentation: Stephen Robertson (University of Sydney)  ‘Joining the Crowd: Finding an Audience for Digital History’

12:15 – 13:00 Humanities Building Room A22 Presentation: Jonathan Dovey (University of the West of England)   'Documentary Data: Collaboration and Curation'

13:00 – 14:00 Humanities Building Room A27 Lunch

 14:00 – 14:45 Humanities Building Room A22   Presentation: Gabriella Giannachi (University of Exeter) ‘Art Maps: Mapping the Archive’

14:45 – 15:00 Humanities Building Room A27 Coffee

15:00 – 17:00 Humanities Building   Room A 27/DHC  Show and Tell Session

17:15 – 17:45 Highfield House Cloisters Coffee

17:45 – 18:45 Highfield House Room A02  Keynote Presentation: Derek McAuley (University of Nottingham/Director of Horizon Digital Economy Research) ‘Social Networking Meet Cultural Perspectives: Some Challenges’

18:45 – 19:30 Highfield House Cloisters Reception  

Speaker Biographies

Jon Dovey is Professor of Screen Media at University of the West of England Bristol. He was the founding Director of the Digital Cultures Research Centre and is the current Director of REACT, the AHRC Creative Economy Hub working across Wales and the West. His research interest is in technology and cultural form, publishing in New Media and in Documentary Studies.

Gabriella Giannachi is Professor in Performance and New Media, and Director of the Centre for Intermedia at the University of Exeter. Her most recent publications include: Virtual Theatres: an Introduction (Routledge: 2004); The Politics of New Media Theatre (Routledge: 2007); Performing Presence: Between the Live and the Simulated, co-authored with Nick Kaye (MUP 2011), nominated in Theatre Library Association 44th Annual Book Awards (2012); Performing Mixed Reality, co-authored with Steve Benford (MIT Press 2011) and Archaeologies of Presence, co-edited with Nick Kaye and Michael Shanks (Routledge 2012). She has published articles in Contemporary Theatre Review; Leonardo; Performance Research; Digital Creativity and PAJ, and co-co-authored conference papers for ISEA 2010; IVA 2009, 9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents; CHI 2008; CHI 2009 (best paper award) and CHI 2012 (best paper award). She is currently working on a monograph about archiving for MIT.

Derek McAuley is a Professor of Digital Economy in the School of Computer Science and Director of Horizon at the University of Nottingham. After a PhD and lectureship in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge I moved to a chair inthe Department of Computer Science at the University of Glasgow. I returned to Cambridge in July 1997, to help found the Cambridge Microsoft Research facility, moving on to found the Intel lablet in Cambridge in July 2002. A year working in Oregon for Intel from August 2005 until August 2006 was an interesting cultural diversion and improved the skiing enormously, but alas during this sojourn the Cambridge lablet was shut. Before joining Nottingham I enjoyed the cut and thrust of two start-ups, XenSource (now Citrix) and Netronome. My research interests include ubiquitous computing, computer architecture, networking, distributed systems and operating systems. I am a Fellow of the British Computer Society and member of the UKCRC, a computing research expert panel of the IET and BCS.

Stephen Robertson is Associate Professor of American History in the Department of History at the University of Sydney. Since 2003 he has collaborated with Shane White and Stephen Garton to study everyday life in 1920s Harlem. One product of that project is the Digital Harlem site, awarded the American Historical Association's Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History and the ABC-CLIO Online History Award of the American Library Association in 2010. With the support of an Australian Research Council grant, the site is being extended to examine the 1935 Harlem riot.


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