Research Infrastructures in Heritage Institutions – Zoom Workshop

One of the most interesting – and some would indeed say complicated – issues regarding digitisation of cultural heritage is the relation between researchers and heritage institutions. In this workshop within the Digarv program we will adress this topic via three presentations from international scholars with a lot of experience of working at the intersection between universities and the ALM-sector. The workshop is open to all and will take place on the 29th of October between 13.00 and 16.00 – – and the program looks like this:

Kl. 13.00–13.45

Dr. Katherine McDonough, researcher at The Alan Turing Institute, the national research institute for data science and AI in the UK placed at British Library in London.

Building Collaborations for Historical Research

Training as a historian rarely includes an education in collaboration. And yet, humanities and social science researchers interact regularly with archivists, librarians, research software engineers, student research assistants, and community members, not to mention scholars in other disciplines. What does it mean to learn to collaborate? Where does it happen? What kinds of social and institutional infrastructures support it? In this talk I will share my experience of approaches to interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration, with a focus on new developments at places like The Alan Turing Institute in London.

Kl. 14.00–14.45

Dr. Annika Rockenberger, Oslo University Library  

Why Digitisation Isn’t Enough. A Case for Developing Big Data Humanities Training and Teaching alongside Cultural Heritage Mass Digitisation

Annika Rockenberger head of research support service for digital research methods in the humanities and social sciences leading a team of seven research librarians at Oslo University Library will talk about this infrastructure for collaborations between researchers and diverse library collections. 

Kl. 15.00–15.45

Marcia Reed, Chief Curator and Associate Director Getty Research Institute 

The Archives You Take Become the History You Make: Selecting and Connecting Diverse Collections

Marcia Reed has developed the Getty Research Institute’s library and special collections since its founding in 1983. She acquired many of its notable rare books, prints, and archives. Her curatorial research and publications focus on works on paper, especially the literature of art history and the history of collecting. Her most recent publication is a catalogue for her 2021 exhibition on Dada, Surrealist, and Fluxus works: Fluxus Means Change: Jean Brown’s Avant-Garde Archive.