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1 ICT in Arts and Humanities Research

2 The David Lodge model of humanities computing: Number-crunching Table-emptying… Scientific measurement and analysis

3 Contrast Richard Beacham, University of Warwick (Theatre Studies) The Pompey Project: the evolution, structure and legacy of the Theatre of Pompey Adolphe Appia at Hellerau: Virtual Reconstructions and performances Interpretation, imaginative reconstruction, experience



6 Jeremy Black, University of Oxford and Hamish Cunningham, University of Sheffield--morphology, part of speech, lemma Corpus-based analysis of Sumerian literature: style, lexis, grammar and register Generic tools for linguistic annotation and web-based analysis of literary Sumerian Alan Bowman, University of Oxford--enhanced digitised images The Vindolanda writing-tablets: edition with commentary and electronic database Nigel Llewellyn, University of Sussex--image retrieval Towards a National Census of Funeral Monuments: A Pilot Study of East and West Sussex

7 CategoryICTTotal%ICT £Total £% £ Research Grants £31,542,392£77,181, Resource Enhancement £22,242,163£24,010, All Awards £55,727,321£109,679, Awards with ICT output or methodology:


9 Digital archive79 Digital register (persons,events,items)67 Digital catalogue (of a collection or corpus)40 Record of research23 Electronic edition (text)22 Digital bibliography20 Software resource development17

10 AHRB ICT in Arts and Humanities Research Programme £2.7m over 4 years from 1 October 2003 at School of Modern Languages, University of Reading David Robey (half-time Director, half-time Professor of Italian) Stuart Dunn (Research Assistant)

11 The aim of the ICT in Arts and Humanities Research Programme is to encourage, support and enhance the use of ICT in the conduct of research in all areas of the arts and humanities, the development and use of digital research resources and tools, and the exploitation of ICT in disseminating and making available the results of research.

12 Services already in place: Arts and Humanities Data Service (joint-funded with JISC to 2007: approx. £1m p.a. JISC Resource Discovery Network: Humbul (part-funded by AHRB) and Artifact

13 What will the programme do? Strategy development & monitoring AHDS Funded Projects RDN Humbul (with JISC) (with JISC) DATA CREATION??? ACCESS / GATEWAY & PRESERVATION (& Artifact)

14 What will the programme do? Strategy development & monitoring AHDS ICT Methods Network RDN Humbul (with JISC) (with JISC) DATA CREATIONICT Strategy Projects ACCESS / GATEWAY & PRESERVATION (& Artifact)

15 AHRB ICT Methods Network £1.1m: 3 years from October 2004 Why 'Network'?

16 interdisciplinary and interprofessional dialogue amongst computing specialists and Arts and Humanities scholars using ICT new developments and advanced methodologies, and research processes, questions, methods and uses of data one-stop shop for dissemination of new methodologies and tools, and of new forms of scholarly communication generic and last-resort user support on-line materials for postgraduate and postdoctoral training web-site, publications, workshops, expert seminars, possibly conferences advise on AHRB strategy, new technological developments, international collaboration, funding opportunities and needs AHRB ICT Methods Network

17 ICT STRATEGY PROJECTS SCHEME: £1m Two types of project: Knowledge-gathering Resource-development

18 Knowledge-gathering projects: to underpin 2006 Strategic Review of ICT activities and research community needs. May include: Survey of current e-publishing activity in the arts and humanities Technology-deficit survey: needs for tools development, generic resources, and standards in ICT for arts and humanities research Scoping survey(s) of ICT developments in other domains, including e-science, with a view to their potential use in the arts and humanities Survey(s) of the distribution of ICT skills and uses between different areas of research Evaluation of the quality and sustainability of AHRB-funded digital resources Survey(s) of use and impact of the AHRB-funded digital resources

19 Resource-development projects: digital research resources for a broad range of subjects in the Arts and Humanities. May include: Test/demonstrator/exemplar projects New generic resources and tools Transferability projects arising from existing funded projects

20 Collaboration with AHDS Methods and Projects Database (joint-funded with JISC) linked to register of research assistants (employment exchange)

21 JISC (JCSR) Arts and Humanities ICT Awareness Programme (£100k) suite of on-line introductory materials on ICT resources for Arts and Humanities research aimed at low-level users

22 Broad, coordinated and clearly articulated strategy for the medium term: up to 2007 AHDS (joint-funded with JISC) RDN Humbul (AHRB supplements JISC funding) ICT Methods Network ICT Strategy Projects Arts and Humanities ICT Awareness and Training Programme (funded by JISC) Methods and Projects Database (joint-funded with JISC) 2006 Review to then determine new long-term strategic provision from 2007 on

23 Work with AHRB Research Panels Guidance on needs in the academic communities More expert input into evaluation of ICT-related projects

24 ICT in Arts and Humanities Research

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