Strategies for the Digital Humanities


Explore the world of digital humanities and understand how this exciting field of study is facilitating innovative exploration

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This webinar is beneficial for researchers, post-graduate students or anyone who is interested in digital humanities and curious about how digital humanities might add to their research projects.


Beyond transforming the world from lifestyle to politics, digital tools are also transforming the way we do research. Digital humanities seek to advance the state of knowledge in the humanities by harnessing the power of digital to transform or disrupt existing patterns, ways of knowing and social structures.

Join us in this webinar to learn about emerging trends in scholarly communication and how authors can publish research on interactive platforms that combine text, multimedia and embedded analytics. This session aims to provide an understanding of the key concepts and methodologies of the digital humanities, such as databases, data-driven research and digital publishing and reveals the main challenges of creating and maintaining databases for the humanities. You will also be presented with an overview of three key methods for data-driven research in the humanities namely, textual analytics, network analysis and geospatial analysis.

Dr. Miguel Escobar Varela, Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Academic Advisor on Digital Scholarship, NUS Libraries will make a case for making data free for reuse and describe the strategies and challenges of making data reusable and open.

 

Presenter(s)

Dr. Miguel Escobar Varela - Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Academic Advisor on Digital Scholarship, NUS Libraries

Dr. Miguel Escobar Varela

Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Academic Advisor on Digital Scholarship, NUS Libraries

Dr. Miguel Escobar Varela is a theatre scholar, web developer and translator. He is currently Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Academic Advisor on digital scholarship to the NUS Libraries. His main interests are the digital humanities and the performing arts of Southeast Asia, with a focus on Indonesia. In his research, he aims to combine ethnographic and computational methods to study theatre performances. He also coordinates Digital Humanities events in Singapore via digitalhumanities.sg. His publications, datasets, and source code for his digital projects are available at miguelescobar.com.