#PotW: Too Much Information – Being human in a digital age – 15 November

At Senate House, home to the ‘Ministry of Information’ during WWII and inspiration for Orwell’s 1984, we launch the Being Human festival with a day of activities that will inspire debate over our shared future as ‘digital humans’. Based at the Being Human festival hub at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, this day of… Continue reading #PotW: Too Much Information – Being human in a digital age – 15 November

Digging into Linked Parliamentary Data

The Institute of Historical Research is part of an international consortium which has won funding to analyse parliamentary material in a new way – using the techniques of ‘big data’. ‘Digging into Linked Parliamentary Data’ is a two-year project funded in the UK by the AHRC. The records of three legislatures – the UK’s Hansard,… Continue reading Digging into Linked Parliamentary Data

Big Data in the Humanities: The need for Big Questions

What is Big Data and what is the usefulness of Big Data in the Humanities? These are some of the questions asked by Professor Barry Smith in a blog post on ‘Big Data in the Humanities’ written following his attendance at the IEEE Big Data Conference in Silicon Valley which took place in October 2013.… Continue reading Big Data in the Humanities: The need for Big Questions