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CoMeRDA and the challenges of doing Digital Humanities research (February 4th, 2013)

Jasmijn Van Gorp will tap into the challenges of doing Digital Humanities research, by taking the new BRIDGE-interface CoMeRDA as case in point. CoMeRDA (Contexualising Media Research Data) enables simultaneous search across different collections such as newspapers, Sound and Vision photo collection and program guides. By discussing the daily research practice and the results of the two user studies, Jasmijn will address the following questions: how can we conduct research across two disciplines (media studies and computer sciences) that work with different methods and paradigms?; how do digital tools help exploring what we do not already know?; how can we make tools that are generic and can be used by different types of humanities scholars?

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