HEIR: A crowdsourcing approach to researching and tracking our changing landscapes

A treasure trove of images, but a lifetime of work In 2012 Dr Katharina Ulmschneider and Dr Sally Crawford of the Institute of Archaeology were conducting a scoping survey of the University’s humanities and social sciences archives when they came … Continue reading

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Expanding scholarship and facilitating outreach through collaborative translation

Translating the untranslated As part of her doctoral research, Fiona Whelan was faced with the challenge of translating a 2,840-line poem written in medieval Latin. Where passages proved particularly difficult, she enlisted others to help, and this sparked an idea. … Continue reading

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Digital story-telling: the @Arras95 live-tweeting project

Introduction World War I Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings is a project creating a suite of learning and teaching resources that provide an international, cross-disciplinary reappraisal of this historic event. It  brings digital content together to be presented as OERs. The idea behind … Continue reading

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Crowd-sourcing for engagement: RunCoCo

Introduction See the video case study on Oxford Podcasts or the LTG YouTube Channel. Channelling the power of the public through the internet is a new opportunity for research. Community-sourced collection online is an inventive, mutually-beneficial engagement between academic institutions and the public. Since … Continue reading

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