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Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller (ANU Centre for Digital Humanities Research) will present the project JazzCats

JazzCats (Jazz Collection of Aggregated Triples) is a prototype project which uses Linked Open Data to bridge three previously unconnected but complementary datasets containing information about jazz music, in order to support musicological and historical analyses. It equips scholars with a tool to answer new kinds of research questions about performance traditions in a prosopography of musicians. In this seminar, the datasets are described, the workflows are evaluated, example results generated though SPARQL queries are demonstrated, and future research avenues are discussed.


Image: Portrait of Sam Donahue and Hep, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. Dec. 1946. William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress. 

Monday 28th August 4-5pm

Digital Humanities Lab, Rm 2.25, Sir Roland Wilson Building (McCoy Circuit, Building 120), ANU

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About the seminar series
The Centre for Digital Humanities Seminar Series and aims to share digital humanities research and projects at ANU and elsewhere. Seminars will run in our Digital Humanities Lab (Rm 2.25 Sir Roland Wilson Budiling), unless indciated otherwise. Presentations are relatively informal with a focus on discussion and demonstration (show and tell). The seminar is open to everyone, and we welcome proposals for presentations on all types of Digital Humanities research.

Please direct any questions or proposals for presentations please contact Katrina Grant

Past Seminars

The Australian War Memorial’s ‘Art of Nation’ - a virtual exhibition
Dr Anthea Gunn, Australian War Memorial

Monday 7th August 4-5pm

The Australian War Memorial’s new online exhibition Art of nation is set within a digital 3D interpretation of Charles Bean’s earliest plans for the Memorial. Using visualisation and GIS technology, the Memorial’s First World War art collection is presented in a multi-dimensional way. Dr Anthea Gunn, acting Senior Curator of Art at the Memorial, will demo the exhibition and talk about  its development, and use of this special virtual exhibition.

Tracking and visualising change in Raynal’s Histoire
Mitchell Whitelaw and Geoff Hinchcliffe, ANU Design

April 10th 2017, 5-6pm

Glenn Roe commissioned us to develop an interface that would track and visualise textual changes in three editions of Raynal’s Histoire. We used computational analysis to match and track paragraphs of the text across editions, and developed new approaches to layout that reveal structural as well as textual changes; the end result is a web interface that enables exploration of the text across multiple scales. In this presentation we will demo the interface and outline the entangled data / design processes that formed it.




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