Humanities, arts & culture data
New horizons for data-driven humanities and arts research, digital cultural collections and research infrastructure.
Australian Learned Academies Data Interworking Network
This project will develop a cohesive agenda across Australia’s Learned Academies to support excellent data-enabled research. The project will combine the leadership and strategic insights of the Academies with the national data infrastructure expertise of the Australian Research Data Commons.
- Support and develop the capabilities of Australia’s Learned Academies to provide leadership, advocacy and planning for data-enabled research
- Share these approaches among Academies for a coherent data policy and planning environment
- Align national research data infrastructure with the strategic needs of Academy research domains
- Identify opportunities for joined-up Academy agendas in support of data-enabled research
- Establish a network of data policy and planning capabilities across the Academies.
The five Academies and Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) are working together to establish a network and produce a report and related outputs that provide:
- An overview of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary data assets, infrastructures and policies required for data-enabled research.
- Identification of data and infrastructure requirements within and between disciplines.
- Identification of common priorities and data gaps.
From the Academy’s perspective, this project builds on our leadership and strong track record in the development of humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) national research infrastructure in Australia.
We will draw from work undertaken to date in this space, including research we have conducted in support of national investment planning processes for HASS (including Mapping International Infrastructure Models for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, commissioned by the Department of Education in 2019).
National roadmapping & investment
We are committed to progressing a national strategy for humanities, arts and culture research infrastructure – the platforms and investment needed to digitally preserve and share Australia’s unique social and cultural data.
Explore our research infrastructure policy submissions on our policy and advice page.
- International Infrastructure Models for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (2020) – commissioned by the Department of Education, Skills and Training.
- National Research Infrastructure Investment Planning Process (2017)
- Towards a Digital Archive (2008)
Humanities, Arts & Culture Data Summit
A national forum for collaboration and innovation in the humanities and arts. The inaugural summit was shaped by the Integrated Research Infrastructure for Humanities, Arts & Culture discussion paper.
Select presentations are available from the event:
- Professor Jean Burgess, Director, Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology — Digital methods and the future of communication and media research
- Ian Duncan, Acting Executive Director, Australian Research Data Commons — Digital research infrastructures for the arts and humanities: Sustainability, collaboration, vision, imagination, inspiration, advocacy and impact
- Marco Fahmi (University of Queensland) and Dr Tyne Daile Sumner (University of Melbourne) — Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Virtual Laboratory
- Professor Jane Hunter — Director, Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network(AURIN) — The Future Directions of the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network
- Dr James Rose— Indigenous Studies Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health — Data Sovereignty in a Colonial Context: Towards an Integrated National Governance Framework for Australia
- Dr James Smithies, Director, King’s Digital Lab — Integrating DH into the longue durée: Research Laboratories, History, Methods
- Professor Michael Haugh FAHAand Dr Simon Musgrave, University of Queensland, Australian National Corpus — Towards an Australian Language Data Commons: Lessons from the Australian National Corpus
- Associate Professor Antonija Primorac, University of Rijeka, Croatia — Infrastructural Challenges for Large Scale Digital Text Corpora: A View From the European Margins
- Knowledge Exchange Session 1 Community Notes
- Dr Bill Pascoe, University of Newcastle — Colonial Frontiers Massacres Map
- Dr Michael Rigby, University of Melbourne, AURIN — Georeferencing: Theory and challenges
- Knowledge Exchange Session 2 Community Notes
- Professor Jean Burgess, Director, Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology — Digital methods in the QUT Digital Media Research Centre
- Professor Erik Champion, Curtin University and UNESCO Chair of Cultural Heritage & Visualisation — 3D-DH & VH Downunder
- Knowledge Exchange Session 3 Community Notes
- Way Forward Community Notes.
Select presentations from the inaugural summit:
- Professor Linda Barwick FAHA (Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney) and Associate Professor Nick Thieberger (ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language) — PARADISEC Developments 2003-18
- Adam Bell, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies — Transforming the Archive: Digital preservation and access at AIATSIS
- Professor Robyn Owens (University of Western Australia and National Research Data Cloud (NRDC)and Adjunct Professor Rob Cook (NRDC Reference Group) — NRDC Future Design
- Alison Dellit, National Library of Australia — Trove: Aggregator Host Platform Community
- Professor Rachel Fensham, University of Melbourne — Research infrastructure for digital HASS at Melbourne: Research platforms, SCIP, and the Digital Studio
- Professor Mark Finnane FASSA FAHA, Griffith University — The Prosecution Project: Investigating the criminal trial in Australian history
- Andrew Gilbert, Bioplatforms Australia — National footprint, capability impact, and accessible infrastructure and data
- Dr John La Salle, Atlas of Living Australia — The Atlas of Living Australia
- Ingrid Mason, AARNet — Platforms for HASS
- Dr Steve McEachern, Australian Data Archive — The Australian Data Archive as infrastructure for the HASS community
- Roxanne Missingham, ANU — Data in the Humanities: Digital dancing
- Jan Müller, National Film and Sound Archive — Platforms for HASS: CLARIAH – A case study
- Professor Bert Roberts, ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage — A Time Machine for Australia?
- Dr Merran Smith, Population Health Research Network — Experience and opportunities
- Professor Julian Thomas FAHA, RMIT — Linked Semantic Platforms for Social and Urban Policy and Practice
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences’ Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Workshop:
- Professor Emma Baker, University of Adelaide – An Australian Rental Housing Conditions Data Infrastructure
- Professor Axel Bruns, QUT – TrISMA and Beyond: Building a National Social Media Collection
- Dr Steven McEachern, ANU Australian Data Archive – Planning for the future: from projects to platforms