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Research projects

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Commonplace Cultures

Round Three Digging into Data project in partnership with the ARTFL Project and Computation Institute (CI) at the University of Chicago and the University of Oxford’s e-Research Centre (OeRC) and Voltaire Foundation (VF).


The Australian Common Reader

A world-leading database of digitised reading records, and contains thousands of records of library borrowers between 1860 and 1918. The records are from seven libraries across Australia – from mining towns in NSW and WA to farming communities in SA.



A collaborative research tool for people working with and creating cultural collections. It is an online database that allows people to organise, annotate and link data in standard formats, either for depositing in an archive or publishing on the web.


To be continued …

This ARC-funded project (2013-2015) uses data harvesting tools to search the National Library of Australia’s Trove database to discover fiction published in Australian newspapers from the nineteenth century to the 1930s.




Project Bamboo
The Digital Humanities Hub represents the ANU as a Project Bamboo Technology Partner.




AUSTLANG: Australian Indigenous Languages database
Web and mapping development partnership with AIATSIS



demo map


PAMBU Collaboration

Development of Off-line Database and Interactive Map for Pacific Manuscripts Bureau & PNG Department of Agriculture & Livestock Preservation of land use survey reports:





Migration Memories website





Living Knowledge: ARC linkage grant website





Fighting carbon with fire: a video brief on Indigenous people and climate change for the United Nations University

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