Crowdsourcing and humanities research

17 May 2016 2.00pm 3.00pm

Venue:

Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Victoria van Hyning

Contact:

pip.willcox@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Description

Is crowdsourcing a viable tool for literary historians and critics to use in their research? How might the fruits of crowdsourced projects be used for both close and 'distant' reading in the humanities? This talk will provide an overview of 'Shakespeare's World': a collaboration between the world-leading academic crowdsourcing group called Zooniverse.org (Oxford), the Folger Shakespeare Library which heads up the Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO) project, and the Oxford English Dictionary.

Shakespeare's World invites members of the public to transcribe manuscript material from the Folger collection. The outcomes will be incorporated into the Folger catalogue, and be made freely available for research. This talk will provide some early findings and visualizations of the resulting data.

Booking

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