Shaping Humanities Data at Digital Humanities 2017

How can cultural heritage institutions develop and provide access to collections that are more readily amenable to computational use? How does a movement toward thinking about collections as data prompt an opportunity to reframe, enrich, and/or contextualize collections in a manner that expands use while avoiding replication of bias inherent in collection practice? The Collections as Data project presents Shaping Humanities Data as a venue to explore these questions at Digital Humanities 2017.

Shaping Humanities Data features eleven talks and five demonstrations. Talks and demonstrations were solicited through a CFP and reviewed by an international program committee. The event also includes opportunities for discussion and workshopping Collections as Data frameworks. The workshop will inform the development of recommendations that aim to support cultural heritage collections as data efforts.


Abstracts are available here.


The schedule is available here.


Richard Marciano, University of Maryland

Gregory Jansen, University of Maryland

Nabil Kashyap, Swarthmore College

Lindsay Van Tine, University of Pennsylvania

Daniel L. Schwartz, Texas A&M University

Deborah Leem, Wellcome Trust and University College London

Caitlin Pollock, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Heather Coates, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Miguel Escobar Varela, National University of Singapore

Quinn Dombrowski, University of California Berkeley

Tassie Gniady, Indiana University

John Simpson, Compute Canada

Megan Meredith-Lobay, University of British Columbia

Rachel Di Cresce, University of Toronto

Bridget Almas, Tufts University

Frederik Baumgardt, Tufts University

Tobias Weigel, DKRZ

Thomas Zastrow, MPCDF

Cecily Marcus, University of Minnesota Libraries

Tanya Clement, The University of Texas at Austin

Steve McLaughlin, The University of Texas at Austin

Kathryn Tomasek, Wheaton College (Massachusetts)

Georg Vogeler, Centre for Information Modeling - Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, University of Graz

Brandon Locke, Michigan State University

Sarah Severson, McGill University Library and Archive

Berenica Vejvoda, McGill University Library and Archive

Megan Senseney, University of Illinois

Daniel G. Tracy, University of Illinois

Eleanor Dickson, University of Illinois

Steven Claeyssens, Koninklijke Bibliotheek

Workshop Organizers

Thomas Padilla, University of California Santa Barbara

Sarah Potvin, Texas A&M University

Laurie Allen, University of Pennsylvania

Stewart Varner, University of Pennsylvania

Workshop Program Committee

Harriett Green, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Inna Kizhner, Siberian Federal University

Alberto Martinez, Colegio de México

Ian Milligan, University of Waterloo

Gimena Del Rio Riande, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)- University of Buenos Aires

Laurent Romary, Inria and DARIAH

Henriette Roued-Cunliffe, University of Copenhagen

Melissa Terras, University College London

Code of Conduct

All project activity, both in person and online, aims to foster a welcoming and inclusive experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, nationality, or political beliefs. Harassment of participants will not be tolerated in any form. Harassment includes any behavior that participants find intimidating, hostile or offensive. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Please contact any member of the project team if you have concerns.

This effort is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, LG-73-16-0096-16.