1st international workshop on computational history

Today the first Irish international workshop on computational history was held at the Royal Irish Academy. The workshop was organised by the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group (KDEG) in TCD.

The workshop was kicked off by Micheál Ó Siochrú’s lecture on his personal experience with Big Data as a historian through his work on the 1641 Depositions project. Title: Digitising History – why should historians care?

I do not want to reproduce the whole workshop program, because it is available with abstracts and bio notes on the KDEG website. It was a very diverse workshop bringing together, humanities, science and computer science people. I found all papers quite fascinating. For instance, stanford’s attempt to model the Roman road system: http://orbis.stanford.edu/

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