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CFP: Making Big Data Human

last modified Jun 01, 2015 07:32 AM
A free one-day conference open to everyone to explore more about ‘Big Data’ and what it means to use big data to ‘do history’, organised by the Doing History in Public Project and supported by the Faculty of History and the Digital Humanities Network. There will be a series of panel sessions throughout the day and the panels will culminate in a roundtable session.

Registration for the conference is now OPEN and can be accessed here.

Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge, Wednesday 9th September 2015

With Keynote Speaker Prof. Jane Winters, Professor of Digital History and Head of Publications, Institute of Historical Research

We are hoping to cover a range of topics, including:

  • Ethical questions around researching with big data
  • Text mining and OCR
  • Data visualisation methods
  • Mapping and GIS
  • Programming for historians
  • Digitisation processes
  • The use of the web as research tool and archive
  • Prosopography
  • Crowdsourcing and social media

The call for papers is OPEN until 30th June. See the full CfP here.

Register for the conference. Or drop us an email on doinghistoryinpublic@gmail.com if you have any queries.


We are a network of researchers at the University of Cambridge who are interested in how the use of digital tools is transforming scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. This transformation spans both the content and practice of humanities research, as the diffusion of digital technologies opens up new fields of study and generates research questions which breach traditional disciplinary boundaries.

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