Ncess Cologne 09

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Published on July 9, 2009

Author: stefandormans



presentation at 5th International Conference on e-Social Science, 25 June 2009, Cologne. Organisers: NCESS

Uncovering Collaboratories in Social and Economic History Stefan Dormans 5th International Conference on e-Social Science 25 June 2009, Cologne

atural Sciences vs. SS&H ore collaboratories onger tradition ore funding and support

ocial and technological aspects of collaboratory projects in social and economic history

Collaboratories in Social and Economic History Groups of experts who aggregate and co-create datasets for international historical research

Global Collaboratory on Labour Relations: 1500-2000

Historical data Unless the evidence is available in its original form or in careful extracts transcribed by previous scholars, historians will not have the information they need to reinterpret the events they have not researched personally.” Roth et al., 2008: 82)

Meta knowledge • Publications • Metadata • Annotation • Methodological papers o Guesstimates

Moments of engagement • Workshops • Mailing lists and e-mail • Collaborative software o Little interaction outside workshops

Making the implicit explicit • Solitary work • Time investment • Uncover the implicit research process • Open for scrutiny and contestation

Stefan Dormans   Amsterdam, the Netherlands Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences (VKS) Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

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