Data, Culture & Society

Data, Culture & Society

This is the team blog for the Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture & Society, where we share what we are working on, how we work, and the insights and ideas we are developing through our projects and activities.

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  In February 2022, PhD students Vesna Curlic and Ash Charlton began their digitisation internships in partnership with the University of Edinburgh’s Library and University Collections and the Centre for Data, Culture, and Society. Together, they reflect on the creation of a CDCS Training Pathway which will direct people towards resources for managing and working […]

What Counts as Culture? Part I Sentiment Analysis of The Times Music Reviews, 1950-2009   This blog post has been written by Lucy Havens, a CDCS PhD Affiliate and Training Fellow.  It is cross posted from Lucy’s blog, where you’ll find more examples of her work.    Introduction Alongside my PhD, I’ve been working part-time […]

This is the third of a series of posts providing details about how we approach hosting online events.  They contain material presented at knowledge-sharing events hosted by CDCS and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), and have been written collaboratively with our IASH colleague, Dr Ben Fletcher-Watson. The other posts in the […]

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  When moving all of your events online, you’d be forgiven for focusing on what is lost: the ability to casually meet new people, the free wine after a guest speaker… Moving events online also asks people to get to grips with technologies and skills they wouldn’t have considered part of their job – take Zoom’s different hosting functions, for instance.   But like […]

This is the second of a series of posts providing details about how we approach hosting online events.  They contain material presented at knowledge-sharing events hosted by CDCS and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), and have been written collaboratively with our IASH colleague, Dr Ben Fletcher-Watson. The other posts in the […]

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While many professional services jobs can be done remotely, the social aspects of those roles are hard to replace. One year into lockdown, It’s almost easy to forget that this is a new and strange way of working in our homes that we hadn’t planned for.   In our small team, we’ve put in a few measures to try replicate some of the […]

This is the first of a series of posts providing details about how we approach hosting online events.  They contain material presented at knowledge-sharing events hosted by the Centre for Data, Culture & Society (CDCS)and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), and have been written collaboratively with our IASH colleague, Dr Ben […]

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In just a couple of months’ time, the Centre for Data, Culture & Society will celebrate its second birthday.  We’re now a team of five, surrounded by a network of affiliates and associates, affiliates, fellows, trainers, researchers and PhD students.  Here are some of the other ways in which we’ve grown over the last two […]

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