Visualising European Crime Fiction: New Digital Tools and Approaches to the Study of Transnational Popular Culture

Lead Research Organisation: Queen's University of Belfast
Department Name: Sch of Modern Languages

Abstract

Over the last two centuries culture industries have made a dramatic contribution to the birth of a supranational heritage of popular icons, characters and stories. From the very beginning of this phenomenon, popular literature has been one of the key media for the circulation of texts and images from one country to another. Despite the need to address such crucial aspects of modern society, studies on the history of the transnational dimension of popular culture have only recently started to appear. Previous attempts, however, have always been confronted with the problem of dealing with an immense amount of data. The proposed project intends to address the question of how to conduct surveys of this production through the use of dedicated digital tools. Thanks to the database created by the Popular Literature and Media Culture association (LPCM), and the collaboration with the European Library, three research teams from the Universities of Belfast, Limoges and Debrecen will be able to harvest the catalogues of the 48 European national libraries and to analyse the transnational dimension of popular fiction with the help of maps and graphs.
The present proposal builds on 5 years of collaborative work carried out by an established network of European universities. In 2008, an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars received funding from the European Commission's Culture Programme for a ground-breaking initiative entitled EPOP: Popular Roots of European Culture through Film, Comics and Serial Literature (1850-1930). In 2011, this group gave birth to the LPCM, currently involving researchers from 15 countries, in Europe and beyond. In 2012-2013, to support the initiatives of the LPCM with an innovative research and networking tool, the IT Services of the University of Limoges developed the database at the core of the project.
A major objective of the planned activities is to verify the possibility of using the database to establish collaboration with non-academic institutions such as national and specialised libraries. In addition to the important relationship with the European Library, the project involves a close collaboration with the Library of Crime Literature (Bilipo) a Parisian public library exclusively concerned with crime-themed publications. The researchers involved in the project will work together with the staff of the library to assist them in using the database as a tool to better organize and study their own collection and to promote its contents through virtual exhibitions.
Crime fiction has been chosen as a case study to test the potential of the database and to develop additional search, organisational and visualization tools that are able to answer the participants' research questions. By harvesting the European Library's repositories, the three research teams, all trained by specialists of this literary genre, will look at how crime novels have been held and catalogued throughout the twentieth century in a number of European countries. Research will be focused on the comparison of the different (trans-)national corpora to emerge from this survey, and to discuss how to use geomatic and statistical approaches to analyse and visualise the collected data. Established accounts of the history of the genre will be challenged through a quantitative perspective whose aim in particular is to stress the lack of transnational studies.
Other outputs include: two workshops and a conference to disseminate the research results; a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Belphégor, that will include a selection of the conference papers; two virtual exhibitions; a series of public events, with the participation of several European authors of crime fiction; the submission of a grant application to the AHRC or the ERC to expand the implementation of the technical instruments, and to make them accessible to researchers working on other corpora in all areas of literary studies.

Planned Impact

All the proposed activities are intended to plan and promote the creation of initiatives having societal impact beyond the academic community. The immediate beneficiaries of the planned activities include:

1. National and specialised libraries
- Through the harvesting, reworking and visualising of the metadata gathered by the European Library, the project will show how the LPCM database offers the possibility to use in innovative ways an extensive amount of data on transnational popular fiction. Libraries will be encouraged to profit from this tool to promote their holdings. The database will indeed help them create virtual as well as physical exhibitions based on their collections. The visual art of book covers and illustrations will add to the attraction of the catalogues and will draw attention in its own rights.
- The collaboration with the BiLiPo will show the benefits given by the cooperation between scholars and to librarians. The researchers will work jointly with the staff of the BiLiPo to use the database to improve their knowledge of their own collection as well as the quality of the information in their catalogue; by visualising the results through maps and graphs, the project will allow a detailed study of the extraordinary corpus of more than 130,000 crime novels held by this unique institution; the researchers and the librarians will work together on the creation of two virtual exhibitions, which will help promoting the collection and the activities of the library to a wider, i.e. international, public.
- The London conference, the most important networking and outreach activity, will include the participation of representatives of national and specialised libraries.

2. Internet users
The creation of two virtual exhibitions will be one of the major outputs of the proposed project. They will attract internet users to our research and digital tools, helping to create a space of international exchanges and cross-pollination around shared interests. They will be hosted on the virtual museum on the history of European popular culture created by the LPCM researchers (http://popular-roots.eu/), which represents the ideal context to host such outreach activities.
In addition, the project will foster existing links with private collectors and disseminators of popular culture publications online (such as http://litteraturepopulaire.winnerbb.net/ or http://oncle-archibald.blogspot.co.uk).

3. Readers of popular fiction
Crime fiction is one of the most popular literary genre. The dynamic community of crime fiction readers will help maximising the project impact beyond academia. Public events involving authors and translators of crime novels will be organised to disseminate the research results. The project findings will be presented to the public of these events. During the Belfast conference three British and Irish writers whose novels deal with different regional contexts will be invited to discuss their work as well as to compare their backgrounds (possible speakers include: David Peace, Ian Rankin, Eoin McNamee, Declan Hughes, Sam Millar and Brian McGilloway). In Debrecen, Middle European crime writers will be invited (possible speakers include the Hungarian Vilmos Kondor, the Polish Zygmunt Miloszewski and the German Jakob Arjouni) At the London conference, stakeholders in the circulation of crime fiction, authors, translators, and publishers coming from different countries will discuss reciprocal, and transnational, influences on crime fiction and confront their experience with the results and statistical trends revealed by the database. These initiatives will raise the general public's awareness of the advances made by our project.
Specialised bookshops (e.g. Belfast's No Alibis Bookstore: www.noalibis.com, and Paris' L'Amour du Noir: amourdunoir.pagesperso-orange.fr) will also be associated to the project in order to stimulate the public's attention on the project activities.
 
Description The research funded on this grant has enabled for the first time to show consistently the benefits of a digital turn applied to the study of large international corpora in popular literature. It has allowed to envision continuities, historical and transnational links and solidarities, common themes and patterns, and to illustrate their interdependencies in an optimised way. Heuristically, it has revealed structures in European exchanges in crime fiction, and has brought to light collections long hidden and forgotten. Pedagogically, this visualisation has improved the understanding of this publishing and multimedia phenomenon in the 20th Century.
Exploitation Route Our developed tools and apps might be used by the research community in general, and for anyone interests in bibliographic records. It will be of special use for the management and valorisation of collections in dedicated archives, libraries and Museums. It can serve as a teaching resource, in the classroom and online
Sectors Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://internationalcrimefiction.org/
 
Description The project has allowed us to collaborate with two public libraries and a private IT company. Together with the British Library we have organised three events addressed to academic and non academic audiences interested in data collection and visualisation for literary studies and library sciences. Together with the Biblithèque de Littératures policières (Paris) and we have contributed to the exhibition Cinéma premiers crimes, which was open to the general public and disseminated knowledge about the cultural history of popular culture in France. The website internationalcrimefiction.org (and our Twitter and Facebookaccounts) have disseminated information about the project and its research topic to thousands of people around the world. Non academic audiences interested in popular fiction, and in particular in crime fiction, have benefited from all these initiatives.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural

 
Description AHRC Follow On Funding for Impact and Engagement Highlight Creative Economy
Amount £101 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Description Royal Irish Academy Mobility Grants
Amount £1,600 (GBP)
Funding ID R7405ENG 
Organisation Royal Irish Academy (RIA) 
Sector Academic/University
Country Ireland, Republic of
Start 08/2014 
End 09/2014
 
Description Vanderbilt International Research Scheme
Amount $10,000 (USD)
Organisation Vanderbilt University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United States of America
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Title Visualising European Crime Fiction 
Description The database collected around 120,000 bibliographical records, and more than 1,500 images related to the transnational circulation of crime fiction in Europe. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact
URL http://database.popular-roots.eu/
 
Description Collaboration on visualisation design with Professor Ian Gwilt (Sheffield). Information visualisation :The art of presenting visualised data 
Organisation Sheffield Hallam University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Organisation of a workshop for our research group and postgraduate students on Wednesday, 17th December 2014, The Library, QUB Workshop with Professor Ian Gwilt (Sheffield) Information visualisation :The art of presenting visualised data Our research group offers a platform for postgraduate students. In organising this workshop it will give students an introduction into the practice and theory of visual communication and design. It will show the possibilities of computer-based graphical user interface and how to apply them.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Gwilt, using examples from current AHRC supported projects will enable to students to take advantage of resources and technologies of information materialisation and visualisation. His expetise will facilitate the creation of augmented artefacts and lead into hybrid creative practices such as design for museum interaction, interactive installations and augmented reality for mobile devices. It will encourage students to incorporate visual communication design practices into their research and highlight how this can foster trans-disciplinary research
Impact Students registration, multidisciplinary collaboration (Modern Languages, English, History, Computer sciences, Design
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Bibliothèque des Littérature Policières (Paris) 
Organisation Library of Police literatures
Country France, French Republic 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution .
Collaborator Contribution .
Impact - digitisation of 1400 book cover - student internship (august 2014) - preparation of two virtual exhibitions ...
Start Year 2013
 
Description Collaboration with British Library (BL Labs) 
Organisation The British Library
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution - Co-organisation of two events on data visualisation - Sharing of datasets about European crime fiction
Collaborator Contribution - Coorganisation of two events of data visualisation - Sharing of datasets from the British Library
Impact Organisation of two events at the British Library, February 12 and 13, 2015
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with British Library (Metadata Services) 
Organisation The British Library
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution - Cleaning and enrichment of dataset about British crime fiction series - Organisation of conference on April 10, 2015
Collaborator Contribution - The BL-Metadata services provided data about collection of British crime fiction series - The BL-Metadata service helped organising the event on April 10, 2015
Impact - Symposium "Toward an Atlas of European Crime Fiction"
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Center for Public HUmanities, Brown University 
Organisation Brown University
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution - Visit to Brown University on November 7-12, 2014 - Collaboration to follow-up application
Collaborator Contribution - Preparation of follow-up application - Participation of Prof. Susan Smulyan and Dr. Monica Martinez to "the Future of the HUmanities" event at QUB on October 12, 2015
Impact AHRC application to be submitted early 2015.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Swedish colleague on Scandinavian Crime Collections 
Organisation University of Bergen
Country Norway, Kingdom of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Preliminary research in the Swedish National Library catalogue. Put together the framework for the work to be carried out, asked the research questions and determined the time frame( first half of the 20th Century, mainly, and beyond mostly up to 1970) and the areas of research interest, including specialised collections (Detektiv-Biblioteket Series Gullberg) and publishers (Skoglund, Schildt, Wahlstroem & Widstrand...) Comparison and contextualisation of Swedish publishing industry of Crime Fiction with European (and US) counterparts : for example, elsewhere : Collins Crime Club, Doubleday Crime Club, Giallo Mondadori etc..)
Collaborator Contribution Research trip to the Eskilstuna Stadsbibliotek, devoted to Crime Fiction. Determined - First editions in Swedish/ in Sweden of authors such as : Wilkie Collins, Emile Gaboriau, Maurice Leblanc, John Dickson Carr, Raymond Chandler, G. K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Conan Doyle, Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald, Ellery Queen, Dorothy Sayers, Georges Simenon, Sjöwall/Wahlöö, Rex Stout, Stieg Trenter -First "collection" devoted by a swedish publisher to Crime Fiction and When doe Crime books acquire a distinctive visual identity (like for example the Green cover for penguin Crime, the yellow for Le Masque, black for Série Noire) -the illustration artists (when there is cover art) ? - pictures - rival collections -Up to 1970, the most widespread collections of crime Fiction in Sweden/Swedish - compilation of lists of all the Crime Fiction works published there - list of all the volumes published in the Detektiv-Biblioteket Series Gullberg A list of Crime books published by the following publishers : Skoglund, Schildt, Wahlstroem & Widstrand... First Swedish crime fiction authors and date ? Are there dedicated collections to Foreign Crime novels
Impact A virtual exhibition will result from it
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with University of Debrecen 
Organisation University of Debrecen
Country Hungary, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution - Research for the present project - participation at conference 'The Territorialisation of Crime Fiction' (QUB, June 13-14, 2014) - Co-organisation and co-funding of "Réseaux, diffusion, acculturation - La naissance de la culture de masse en Europe" (University of Debrecen, December 11-13, 2014).
Collaborator Contribution - Research for the present project - Participation at conference 'The Territorialisation of Crime Fiction' (QUB, June 13-14, 2014) - Co-organisation and co-funding of'Réseaux, diffusion, acculturation - La naissance de la culture de masse en Europe' (University of Debrecen, December 11-13, 2014).
Impact Co-organisation and co-funding of 'Réseaux, diffusion, acculturation - La naissance de la culture de masse en Europe' (University of Debrecen, December 11-13, 2014).
Start Year 2011
 
Description Collaboration with University of Limoges 
Organisation University of Limoges
Country France, French Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution - Research for the present project - Administrative support and project implementation - Co-organisation and co-funding of international conference: 'The Territorialisation of Crime Fiction' (QUB, June 13-14, 2014) - Co-organisation and co-funding of international conference: 'Réseaux, diffusion, acculturation - La naissance de la culture de masse en Europe' (University of Debrecen, December 11-13, 2014).
Collaborator Contribution - Research for the present project - Technical support and implementation - Co-organisation and co-funding of international conference: 'The Territorialisation of Crime Fiction' (QUB, June 13-14, 2014) - Co-organisation and co-funding of international conference: 'Réseaux, diffusion, acculturation - La naissance de la culture de masse en Europe' (University of Debrecen, December 11-13, 2014).
Impact - International conference: 'The Territorialisation of Crime Fiction' (QUB, June 13-14, 2014) - International conference: 'Réseaux, diffusion, acculturation - La naissance de la culture de masse en Europe' (University of Debrecen, December 11-13, 2014).
Start Year 2011
 
Description Collaboration with local Bookshop No Alibis 
Organisation No Alibis Bookstore, Belfast
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Organisation of Public readings of High Profile Crime Fiction Writers, hence enhancing the visibility of the research Group in the large public. Introduction to sessions, presentation of authors, advertising the events with the press office and the media directly (BBC, cultural Programmes..) blogposts about the events, interviews published in the press and online Facilities in the University
Collaborator Contribution Contacts with publishers ad authors Mailing list to more than 3000 subscriber and patrons of the shop Posters for the events Facility in the shop
Impact A series of readings, roundtables and events in Belfast, including a French Fiction Festival, a participation in the Belfast writers Festival, an evening read as part of a multidisciplinary academic conference (geography, literature, Languages, History)
Start Year 2013
 
Title Omeka plugin: CronCleaner 
Description Plugin for OMeka for data cleansing. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The tool as just made available to the research community through GitHub. 
URL https://github.com/pixight/Omeka-CronCleaner
 
Title Omeka plugin: CronGeooder 
Description Plugin for Omeka producing geolocation information. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The tool as just made available to the research community through GitHub. 
URL https://github.com/pixight/Omeka-CronGeocoder
 
Title Omeka plugin: CsvExport 
Description Plugin allows the export of CVS files from the database. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact
 
Title Omeka plugin: Custom Items Batch Form 
Description The tool allows the users of database created with Omeka to better organise the items in their archives. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The tool as just made available to the research community through GitHub. 
URL https://github.com/pixight/Omeka-CustomItemsBatchForm
 
Title Omeka plugin: Europeana4d Export 
Description Plugin for Omeka allowing the export of the database records into KML format to be used on the Europeana visualisation tool created by the European Library. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The tool as just made available to the research community through GitHub. 
URL https://github.com/pixight/Omeka-Europeana4dExport
 
Title Omeka plugin: RandomItemTweet 
Description Plugin for Omeka, allowing the publication of random items from the database via Twitter. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact
 
Description A Big Data Investigation workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The one-day event was organised in collaboration with the British Library Labs and the Data Curation Conference in London, on February 12, 2015. It included a series of hands-on presentations from experts in data cleansing and visualisation. Around thirty international professionals (mostly librarians) participated in the workshop. The datasets and the tools used in the project were made available to the participants. The datasets and the tools used in the project were made available to the participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://internationalcrimefiction.org/2015/02/12/a-big-data-investigation-workshop/
 
Description Contribution to TV Programme on Agatha Christie 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We analysed 27 Crime Fiction books to look for regularities regarding the distribution of clues : where the novel was set, the main mode of transport used and how the victim dies. Digital technologies and instruments of visualisation enabled us to identify patterns followed by Christie.
The team consisting of undergraduate and postgraduate students gathered data including the number of culprit mentions per chapter, a 'sentiment analysis' of culprit mentions, transport mentions and several cross-references with other key concepts of the novels and produced a report which served as a basis for a statistician to calculate a formula.
The programme was aired in August 2015 and received a wide international coverage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Data Visualization for the Arts and the Humanities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This two-day event was organised in collaboration with the 'Digital Arts and Humanities PhD Programme' run by Trinity College and the Universities of Maynooth, Cork and Galway. Two keynote speeches and two one-day long workshops dealing with different approaches to data visualization were open to post-graduate students as well as any researchers interested in the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://internationalcrimefiction.org/2015/03/05/data-visualisation-event-at-qub-march-5-6-2015/
 
Description Dedicated website at internationalcrimefiction.org 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The website is destined to familiarize audiences with our new approach to Crime Fiction and publish some of our results in a widely accessible fashion (example maps generated)
The mix of interviews and events with showcasing digital approaches is a way to maximise awareness

The website is consulted daily by readers from all over the world
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://internationalcrimefiction.org
 
Description HASTAC online group + Vanderbilt THATCamp 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact As a result of the collaboration with colleagues from Vanderbilt University, Pagello was invited to spend as a visiting scholar at that instiution. During the period spent there, Pagello collaborated to set up a online discussion group on the HASTAC website (https://www.hastac.org/groups/understanding-film-and-media-cultures-digital-world) and to organise a session at the THATCamp event held on November 6-7 (see link below).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://vanderbiltuniversity2015.thatcamp.org/about/
 
Description MA one day methods seminar Big Data and the New Humanities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This mini-module was aimed at Students across Humanities and seeks to explains what big data means for research students in the Humanities. It contextualizes and rationalizes the current appetite and impact of data driven Research. It aims in particular to show how big data can help students design their research in new and exciting way and to find new, innovative and fecund research questions. It seeks to assist students in uncovering the research and career opportunities the digital turn in the Humanities can mean for them. It introduced to new technologies, which facilitate the management and analysis of big and boundlessly large amount of data, and looked at methods to process and analyse big data.
It suggested what is possible to achieve using data visualisation technologies in order to make sense out of large quantities of unstructured data and thus develop hugely the scale and statistical significance of the research undertaken.

The participating students were encouraged to to add new digital skills to their disciplinary expertise in order to address new needs identified by research institutions, cultural industries and funding bodies.
It was an opportunity to highlight the interest of multidisciplinary, international and externally funded projects and made QUB students aware of the changes provoked by new digital technologies both for University research and in the cultural institutions outside of Academia.
The module engaged with research questions such as:
How can providing computational tools to help humanities, and adapting science methods to the humanities foster interdisciplinary methodologies to further research and develop critical consideration of cultural changes?
How can digital Transformations reunite subject areas kept apart in the academic separation of disciplines ?
Can DT interdisciplinary research groups ensure that methodological innovations and new approaches gain traction across the disciplines?
Cultural artefacts and a wealth of historical sources are now available in different kinds of digital format: how is it possible to bring them into dialogue with one another and create digital outputs that communicate their interrelationships?
How can extant Digital tools and infrastructures be used to promote collaborations of researchers in the Humanities with librarians, archivists, cataloguers and computer scientists, and to develop tools and procedure allowing to visualize data and metadata?
How to exploit, transform, collate, and preserve data produced by new technologies?
In a more practical way this module was an opportunity to focus on examples of interdisciplinary projects dealing with the development of digital libraries and look at the mutually beneficial transfer of knowledge made possible by interaction between scholars and the staff of libraries and archivists.
It showed how Digital Humanities offer powerful tools enabling students to radically transform their research and entice them to embed more Big Data applications.

on going
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/isctsj/filestore/Filetoupload,466752,en.pdf
 
Description New MA Module on Big Data and Humanities at the University of Limoges 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Still in progress

In progress
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Project presentation at HASTAC Conference 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Pagello presented the project in a panel entitled "Social Facts and Crime Fiction: Digital Archives and the 'Third Space'" with two colleagues and two PG students from Queen's University and Vanderbilt University at the Annual conference of the DH network HASTAC (www.hastac.org). The audience was formed by PG graduate and early career research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://hastac2015.sched.org/event/2vrO/social-praxis-and-the-digital-archive
 
Description Project presentation at Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership's Winter School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Pagello and Jeannerod gave a joint presentation about the project, its methods and general objective at the Northern Bridge's Winter School 2015, entitled "Creativity and the Archive". The audience was a group of fifty PG students studying at Queen's University and the Universities of Durham and Newcastle. The two-day event event was held at Public Records Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast, on 26 and 27 February 2015. Creativity and the Archive
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description THATCamp British Library 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This one-day event was organised in collaboration with the British Library Labs. It involved around 40-50 international researchers and librarians, who contributed to a series of workshops focused on various aspects of Digital Humanities. The datasets and the tools used in the project were made available to the participants. The datasets and the tools used in the project were made available to the participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://britishlibrarylabs2015.thatcamp.org/