Ready for MW15 Workshop, Chicago

(This is a cross-post from the RunCoCo blog). Finally, RunCoCo is ready for the workshop “Crowdsourcing user-generated content: using the Oxford Community Collection Model to engage audiences and create collections” (at MW2015, the annual conference of Museums and the Web, April … Continue reading

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What happens when the Daily Mail finally takes note?

The results of one of the Education Enhancement Team’s projects is being written about in the national press this week. Over the years you may have heard one of us talk about our work community-sourcing First World War memories from across … Continue reading

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Should the University support staff who suffer harassment?

What if the headlines “Cyberbullying suicide” were about an Oxford student or a member of staff? For Safer Internet Day 2014 over 50 representatives from across the University of Oxford came together to discuss the University’s response to harassment. Podcasts … Continue reading

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A hands-on approach to building digital literacy

As part of the “Engage” series, the Imperial War Museum will present their ‘Computer Club’ which enables staff to gain hands-on experience with technology and aims to increase their digital literacy. This briefing will examine the practicalities of running the programme … Continue reading

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The sandwich and the assassination that sparked the First World War

As we approach the 100 year anniversary of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand on 28 June 1914, take a tour of these superb open educational resources gathered by the University of Oxford – Beyond the Archduke: the First World War by Kate … Continue reading

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Have you got a ‘citizen humanities’ crowdsourcing idea for the Zooniverse?

The Constructing Scientific Communities project, part of the AHRC’s Science in Culture theme, is inviting proposals for citizen science or ‘citizen humanities’ projects to be developed as part of the Zooniverse.org platform. Proposals are welcome from researchers whose work would benefit from … Continue reading

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Stories from a British Library book launch

Last night Baroness Blackstone, chair of the British Library, launched as part of their new exhibition Jackie Storer’s book ‘Hidden Stories of the First World War‘, published by the British Library: Fascinating insights into everyday lives in WW1: In ‘Hidden Stories of … Continue reading

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Enduring war exhibition at the British Library

Last night was the launch of the new Enduring War: Grief, Grit and Humour exhibition at the British Library. In only a very small set of objects from the Library’s collections you follow the history and experience of the First World War. … Continue reading

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Never again at The Cartoon Museum

This month the Cartoon Museum in London launched its fascinating Never Again! World War I in Cartoon and Comic Art exhibition (supported by the AHRC and the University of Lincoln) and programme of talks. The launch was a wonderful opportunity to preview the … Continue reading

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Again, grit and humour exhibited

The anniversaries of the centenary of the First World War race towards us, and so do the new exhibitions and books. We have been privileged to be involved in digital projects around teaching and researching the history and the literature and … Continue reading

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