The World Wide Web of Humanities: Project Workshop


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19 March 2009


Christine Madsen, OII
Dr Eric Meyer, OII


The World Wide Web of Humanities project (funded by the JISC Digitisation Programme) aims to establish a framework for e-Humanities (also called Digital Humanities) research using available open source tools and technologies and archived web content to create novel research interfaces to the first of many, scholarly, e-Humanities web collections.

This event presented the results of this project in the context of general panel discussions about the role of digitisation in the practices of humanities researchers now and in the future.


  1. The Internet Archive: Extracting the data
  2. Hanzo Archives Ltd.: Working with the data (M.Middleton, Y.Hafri)
  3. Selecting and analysing the WWI and WWII collections (Christine Madsen, Dr Eric Meyer)

The Internet Archive project uses sample collections of materials relating to World Wars I and II in anticipation of further development of tools for working with the large volumes of data housed in the archive.

The World Wide Web of Humanities (Presentation Slides)

Also discussed and webcast as part of this OII event was the Toolkits for e-Humanities project.


52 mins

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