8 February 2013 - The Digital Arts and Humanities Spring Institute at University College Cork will provide an opportunity for students and lecturers to engage around digital humanities research challenges. This year, the Institute will stage a FrankCamp utilising the rich Frank O'Connor collection from the UCC Archives. Shawn Day from the DHO will be speaking and facilitating hands-on experimentation involving the use of data visualisation techniques and methods with spatial and temporal data. The two day session promises to be exciting, informative and hopefully provoke inspirational thinking around digital humanities research activities and projects. The DHO presentation 'Visualising in Time and Space: Seeing the World in Dynamic and New Dimensions' is available for download.
Last Thursday (22/11/2012) saw the launch of a new website, Reading East: Irish Sources and Resources, at University College Dublin. This new resource, a collaborative project between UCD and the DHO, funded by the Irish Research Council, attests to the contacts made between Europe and the East during the Seventeenth and Sixteenth Centuries. It also documents the many treasures held in Dublin research libraries which highlight these encounters.
28 September 2012 - Shawn Day of the DHO conducted a full day workshop 'An Introduction to Data Acquisition and Visualisation for Digital Humanities Scholarship'. Thrirty participants from the Humanities in Cultural Studies Honours BA Programme enjoyed a though-provoking and far ranging series of demonstrations, hands-on exercises and discussion exploring opportunities to apply data vis techniques and methodology to their research. The structure of the day began with an overview of the principles and theory underpinning data visualisation, provided best practise examples of how researchers are using data visualisation to both analyse and present their findings and concluded by looking at some of the more popular tools available to scholars.
25 September 2012 - Hack4Europe! 2012 Dublin was held at the Science Gallery over an exciting two days and involved participants from throughout Ireland's cultural sector. The event provided an exciting environment to explore the potential of open cultural data from the Europeana portal to create products for social and economic growth in Europe.