Research databases in the humanities: where next? A half-day workshop, 21st January, 2 011

What are the issues that researchers in the Humanities face when compiling data, and how can technology help or hinder? This workshop will look at the ways in which humanities researchers build, maintain, and preserve databases, along with the processes currently in place to support such activities. It will consider what tools could be developed to support the creation and use of research data, how data from different sources might be linked, and, where relevant, the role that public or private cloud services might play.

The workshop will be primarily concerned with the processes of creating databases for humanities research. As such it will be of interest to humanities researchers who are working with or considering developing research databases and who wish to stay abreast of the latest developments and opportunities. It is also likely to appeal to technologists involved in the provision of research services. We hope to provide a forum in which ideas can be exchanged and new approaches to humanities data illustrated.

The workshop is being organised as part of the Sudamih Project (Supporting Data Management Infrastructure in the Humanities), funded by the JISC.

Workshop website:

Please register via the website or by emailing

Date: Friday 21st January, 2011.
Location: Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JA.

A buffet lunch will be provided from 12 noon, with the workshop itself commencing at 1pm and concluding by 4:45pm. There is no charge for attending the workshop.

Posted by: James A J Wilson (

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