Folklore, oral history, digital humanities and metadata

Tomorrow (27th October 2015) I will be talking to second year Folklore students about metadata and digital projects in folklore and oral history archives. Here are the slides as hosted on slideshare. The information sheet for the class is attached as a pdf PJ FL2013 info sheet. Documentation about metadata is important. The International Association …

Creating an oral history of urban decline

This is a modified version of a talk that I gave at DRHA (Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts) at Dublin City University at the beginning of September. The topic of my talk was digital oral history and urban decline, concentrating specifically on a project that I am working on in collaboration with the …

New narratives online (post and poster)

I presented a poster at the launch of DARIAH Ireland on May 18th in Maynooth. The poster features a BRIGHT rainbow colour-scheme inspired by the Yes campaign in the Marriage Equality referendum. Here’s how it looks in not so big…..   In this post, I’d like to develop some of the themes in the poster …

Re-contextualising archival material in digital humanities

This is a short outline of a talk I gave on Friday 20th February in the River Room of the Glucksman Gallery in University College Cork. It was part of a session called “Tangents: Digital Humanities”, our topic was archive and the session was set up during an exhibition (“Selective Memory”) which explored the use …

Unstable materials. Part 6: Digital – fragile, material

Concerns about digital preservation, the fragility of the digital record, have been quite prevalent since the early 1990s (see a previous post – Unstable material Part 5 – and Brown 2013, 9). Some discussions of the digital record have been characterised by what Blanchette (2011) calls the “trope of immateriality”. Such discussions promote or reinforce …

Unstable materials. Part 5: Thoughts on digital preservation.

This is part of a series of blog posts looking at memory, oral history, archives and digital preservation, and using “unstable materials” as a theme. Part 1 dealt with the relationship between memory and oral history, Part 2 was about individual, collective and cultural memory, Part 3 focused on memory and oral history archives and …

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