invisibleaustralians

Coming soon — our first LOD-Book!

I spoke recently at the LODLAM Summit and the New Factual Storytelling Symposium about my latest experiments in developing online historical narratives that embed rich structured data about people, places, events and resources. I also mentioned that there were plans afoot to publish a couple of substantial works using the framework. One of these will […]

Unremembering the forgotten

Keynote presented at DH2015, 3 July 2015. Full slides available on SlideShare.   This, you might be surprised to learn, is not the first time that Australia has welcomed some of the world’s leading thinkers to its shores. Just over a hundred years ago, the British Association for the Advancement of Science held its annual meeting […]

Asking better questions: History, Trove and the risks that count

  This is the published version of my chapter ‘Asking better questions: History, Trove and the risks that count’ in the book CopyFight, edited by Phillipa McGuiness. It’s reproduced here with the permission of the publishers. You can buy a copy of the book from NewSouth Press or just about any bookstore. You can also download […]

Life on the outside: Collections, contexts, and the wild, wild web

Keynote presented at the Annual Conference of the Japanese Association for the Digital Humanities, 20 September 2014, Tsukuba. The full set of slides is available on SlideShare. Cross-published on Medium.   This is Tatsuzo Nakata. In 1913 he was living on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, just off the northern tip of Australia. From […]

‘A map and some pins': open data and unlimited horizons

This is the text of my keynote address to the Digisam conference on Open Heritage Data in the Nordic Region held in Malmö on 25 April 2013. You can also view the video and slides of my talk, or experience the full interactive experience by playing around with my text/presentation in all its LOD-powered glory. […]

Exposing the archives of White Australia

I recently gave a presentation in the Institute of Historical Research’s Digital History Seminar series. The time difference between London and Canberra was a bit of a challenge, so I pre-recorded the presentation and then sat in my own Twitter backchannel while it played. For the full podcast information go to HistorySPOT. You can also […]

Too important not to try

On Friday 19 October I joined an enthusiastic group of digital humanities explorers at a Deakin University event entitled Dipping a Toe into the Digital Humanities and Creative Arts. @catspyjamasnz has assembled an excellent summary of the day in Storify. "Every story" – making the data visible by @wragge #dhdeakin #research pic.twitter.com/qmnK1q9s — Joyce Seitzinger […]