RESOURCE: Collaborative Historical Research in the Age of Big Data

The Living with Machines Project recently announced the publication of its first book, Collaborative Historical Research in the Age of Big Data: Lessons from an Interdisciplinary Project. Written by Ruth Ahnert, Emma Griffin, Mia Ridge and Giorgia Tolfo, this book describes the work of the overall project, which is “the largest digital humanities project ever funded in the UK. The project brought together a team of twenty-three researchers to leverage more than twenty-years’ worth of digitisation projects in order to deepen our understanding of the impact of mechanisation on nineteenth-century Britain. In contrast to many previous digital humanities projects which have sought to create resources, the project was concerned to work with what was already there, which whilst straightforward in theory is complex in practice.”

The book “outlines the challenges of establishing and managing a truly multidisciplinary digital humanities project in the complex landscape of cultural data in the UK and share what other projects seeking to undertake digital history projects can learn from the experience.”

The book is available open access.

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