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Towards Large-scale Cultural Analytics in the Arts and Humanities

Towards Large-scale Cultural Analytics in the Arts and Humanities

An AHRC funded project, exploring how to make use of large-scale cultural events data for research

Tag: events

rows of colourful empty chairs

On Tuesday 30 August we held an online event to share the findings of the ToLCAAH project.   During the event: Principal Investigator Prof Melissa Terras, Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage, University of Edinburgh, gave an introduction to the ToLCAAH project and team. Brendan Miles, Director of Data Thistle, introduced the availability of cultural events […]

green lights and a DJ booth

After six months of work on the ToLCAAH project, we are excited to share our findings! At an online event on Tuesday 30 August, 3-5pm, the project team and our industry partner, Data Thistle, will share: How to get large-scale cultural events data into the hands of arts and humanities researchers What a large-scale cultural […]

network visualisation in blue lights

The overarching aim of this project is to get contemporary cultural events data into the hands of arts and humanities researchers. As part of this project, we have undertaken a case study using cultural events data supplied by our industry partners Data Thistle to ask some of our own research questions and to explore the […]

Computer screen showing name of time of workshop

Link to Part One   In our workshop, ‘Researching with Cultural Events Data’,  we asked our participants about how to design a cultural events data service. We captured the responses visually, shown in the images below. The text in the images is also transcribed below.   Question Two: Imagine a data service for cultural events […]

Computer screen showing name of time of workshop

On Friday 6 May we held an in-person workshop, ‘Researching with Cultural Events Data’,  to brainstorm how researchers could engage with and use a cultural events data service. Apart from it being lovely to see people face-to-face, the workshop was a useful exercise in understanding user needs. We began with presentations from Prof Melissa Terras […]

Lights resembling a city block of skyscrapers

…with a chance to win a £50 book token!   We are asking for your input on how to set up a UK cultural events data service. Cultural events data includes data about which events are happening when and where in the UK, who attends these events, and how events intersect with other forms of […]

Concert scene of crowd, lights and confetti.

This project aims to assess the feasibility of creating a searchable repository of cultural events data for use by arts and humanities researchers. But what constitutes cultural events data? What kinds of questions can it address? Who might use it? What is a cultural event? Is a temporary exhibition in a gallery an event? A […]

Graph of themes in Edinburgh events

We’re delighted to announce that an interdisciplinary team from the universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews have  achieved funding from the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, under their “Scoping future data services for the arts and humanities” scheme, for an innovative project we are calling “Towards Large-scale Cultural Analytics in the Arts and Humanities” […]


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