[open-humanities] Digital Impacts: Crowdsourcing in the Arts and Humanities

Joris Pekel joris.pekel at okfn.org
Wed Mar 6 08:39:50 UTC 2013

Hi all,

And more workshops about Crowdsourcing about to happen.
Hopefully soon we will be able to do something like this in other parts of
the world!

All the best,


Digital Impacts: Crowdsourcing in the Arts and Humanities

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Location: Ship Street Centre, Jesus College, Oxford

Registration: Please register via the Oxford University


   Dr Laura Carletti, University of Nottigham

   Dr Tim Causer, UCL

   Dr Stuart Dunn, King's College, London

   Dr Kathryn Eccles <http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/?id=138> (Convenor)

   Andrew Greg, University of Glasgow

   Kimberly Kowal, British Library

   Kate Lindsay, University of Oxford

   Dr Chris Lintott, University of Oxford, Zooniverse

   Mia Ridge, Open University

   Alice Warley, Your Paintings, Public Catalogue Foundation


This one-day workshop will showcase digital crowdsourcing projects in the
Arts and Humanities, and discuss the impact of such initiatives. 'Impact'
is a broad term, which encompasses issues connected to community, digital
curation, public engagement and knowledge exchange. Key questions will


   What does impact mean in this environment?

   What types of impacts can be achieved by crowdsourcing initiatives?

   How can crowdsourced resources balance quality control and peer review?

   What are the impacts of devolving key processes away from core teams and
   institutions to public participants?

   What impacts do crowdsourcing initiatives have on participants and to
   what extent is it possible to influence this?

The workshop is aimed at:


   Crowdsourcing projects in the arts and humanities

   Academics and students interested in researching crowdsourcing

   Digital humanities scholars interested in the role of crowdsourcing in
   knowledge exchange and public engagement

   Institutional staff interested in launching crowdsourcing activities

   Representatives of funding and evaluation bodies

Please note that there are up to 80 places available. There is a
registration fee to cover lunch and refreshments:


   Early bird registration (before 15th March): £20

   Registration after 15th March: £25

   Students wishing to attend can request a waiver of the registration fee
   by emailing: events at oii.ox.ac.uk

*Please note that registration fees will only be refunded if we are
notified of cancellations before Friday 15th March.* To notify us of any
cancellations, please contact events at oii.ox.ac.uk.

The hashtag to use for tweeting about this event is:

Joris Pekel
Community Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
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