Reading Group: Crowdsourcing


Reading Group

Nov 29 12:00 – 1:20 pm
Center for Digital Humanities
Firestone Library, Floor B

This year, the CDH will convene a reading group to explore the public digital humanities. The group is open to all levels of expertise and particularly welcomes those who might be new to the CDH in Firestone Library .

Each week we will pair an article or a set of brief readings with a notable public project or two. All readings & examples are online, linked below. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP to Jim Casey ( ).

Mia Ridge, Introduction to Crowdsourcing Our Cultural Heritage (PDF link).
Examples: Smithsonian Transcription Center, Transcribe Minutes, DIYHistory, Bracero Archive, Old Weather, Scribes of the Cairo Geniza (or any of the many dazzling projects on the Zooniverse ).