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Methods Network PresentationThe Methods Network
The AHRC ICT programme was launched in October 2003 and now has funding of £3.8 million
The Methods Network is one of many resources designed to support the implementation of this programme
Methods Network to operate from April 2005 – March 2008
Remit to cover the UK Arts and Humanities Research community
Panel 2: Visual Arts & Media: practice, history & theory
Panel 3: English Language & Literature
Panel 4: Medieval and Modern History
Panel 5: Modern Languages & linguistics
Panel 6: Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies
Panel 7: Music & Performing Arts
Panel 8: Philosophy, Law and Religious Studies
AHRC Panels
What is our role?
To promote the use of advanced ICT methods in Arts and Humanities research
By providing a national forum for the exchange and dissemination of expertise
How is this achieved?
By monitoring and fostering new research opportunities and new modes of collaboration across all Arts and Humanities disciplines
By raising the public profile of ICT in the Arts and Humanities
By working with other agencies and projects that are committed to investigating and developing the use of ICT methods
Using a pro-active approach to establish initiatives
Investigating new methods and their application
Advising and supporting grant-holders & funding applicants
Engaging with postgraduate level researchers
Promotion of ‘Arts & Humanities Computing’ as a discipline
Supporting the evaluation of ICT driven research output
Focusing on sustainable resource creation
History, Art History, Archaeology, IT, Musicology, Digitisation, Meta-data, Publishing, Research, Funding …
Sandra Kemp
Harold Short & Marilyn Deegan
AHRC ICT strategy projects
Scoping E-Science and E-Social Science Developments and their Value to the Arts & Humanities
Peer Review and Evaluation of Digital Resources
User Requirements Analysis for Portals in the Arts and Humanities
Gathering Evidence: Current ICT use and Future needs for Arts & Humanities Research
ICT Tools for Searching, Annotation and Analysis of Audio-Visual Media
The Hunt for Submarines in Classical Art; Mappings between Science and Art
Log Analysis of Internet Resources in the Arts & Humanities
Making Space: Tracking and Documenting the Cognitive Process in 3D visualisation research
Information Mining in Distributive Research Datasets in the Arts & Humanities
Linking E-Archives & E-Publications
Lexical Searches for Arts & Humanities. The Historical Thesaurus of English
Flexibly Searchable Streaming Media Archive of Contemporary and Modern Art Theory/Practice
Useful resources
Gathering Evidence: Current ICT Use and Future Needs for Arts and Humanities Researchers
Principal Investigator: Dr Lesly Huxley, University of Bristol
Report expected: July 2006
Reto Speck, AHDS
Scoping E-Science and E-Social Science to the Arts & Humanities
Sheila Anderson, AHDS
To examine specific advanced ICT methods in and across disciplines
To identify future and current needs
To Identify issues which may be addressed in follow-up activities
Seminar proceedings will be published online and selected papers will be peer reviewed for print publication
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1. Linguistics - Word Frequency and Keyword Extraction
Hosted and organised by Tony McEnery, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, held at the Lancaster House Hotel, on 8 September 2005.
Expert Seminars
3. Music - Modern Methods for Musicology: Prospects, Proposals and Realities
Hosted and organised by Andrew Wathey and Tim Crawford, held at Royal Holloway, University of London, on 3 March 2006.
2. 3D Visualisation – Making 3D Visual Research Outcomes Transparent
Hosted and organised by Richard Beecham and Hugh Denard, King’s Visualisation Lab, held at CCH on 25 February 2006.
In conjunction with an EPOCH funded symposium event at the British Academy 23-24 February 2006
5. History and Archaeology - The Past and the Virtual Representation of Texts, Objects and Time
Hosted and organised by Mark Greengrass, held at the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, on 19-21 April 2006.
4. Literature - Text Editing in a Digital Environment
Hosted and organised by Marilyn Deegan and Harold Short, held at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College, London on 24 March 2006.
6. Visual Arts – From Pigments to Pixels
Hosted and organised by Mike Pringle, AHDS Visual Arts, held at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London on 27 April 2006.
Open call for proposals to the community
Intended as sessions to “train the trainers”
To address immediate and narrowly defined training needs
To make specific or strategic recommendations
Limited or long term remit
Report within 6 or 12 months
No more than 10 members
Community led
Expert Seminars
Discussions are currently under way with a publisher to produce a series of publications based on these events
Other publications
Online publication will complement print publishing to disseminate the outcomes of Methods Network activities as widely as possible
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The development of case studies illustrating the use of grid technologies in the arts and humanities
Identifying research questions and/or problems in the Arts and Humanities that might be addressed by grid technologies
Understanding the ways in which new collaborative projects might be developed and supported
Helping to identify and initiate partnerships
Addressing the questions of peer review and assessment of such work, and its implications for the RAE