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SP-T4C: Engaging the public
Thursday, 13/July/2023:
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Session Chair: Agiatis Benardou, DARIAH-EU / AUEB
Location: MCG-C

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Shanghai Memory as a case study of ideological impact on storytelling: the interplay between memory, language, and stories

Yaming Fu1, Simon Mahony2,3

1Shanghai Library/Institute of Scientific & Technical Information of Shanghai, China; 2Research Centre for Digital Publishing and Digital Humanities, Beijing Normal University at Zhuhai, China; 3Department of Information Studies, University College London, UK

The research builds on our earlier work on digital storytelling and how that has been used as part of the Shanghai Memory Project to give a voice to those omitted and to democratise the historical record. In this context we explore the interconnected relationships between language, memory, and ideology.

Misrepresentations of online engagement: re-examining online audiences in the UK museum sector

Ellen Charlesworth1, Andrew M. Beresford1, Claire Warwick1, Leonardo Impett2

1Durham University, United Kingdom; 2University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

During the pandemic, the idea that digital adoption would revolutionise audience engagement became widespread in the museum sector. This paper explores whether this is true, utilising tools and debates from the digital humanities to analyse the online content and audiences of a representative sample of 315 museums in the UK.

Creating user profiles based on citizen scientists' engagement patterns

Coen Van Galen1, Thunnis van Oort1, Montserrat Prats López2, Ganzevoort Wessel1, Rick Mourits3

1Radboud University, Netherlands, The; 2Open Universiteit, The Netherlands; 3International Institute of Social History, the Netherlands

Citizen science is becoming a common tool to index historical records. We use cluster analysis on the engagement of participants in the ‘Historical Database Suriname and Curaçao’ citizen science project to build user profiles. These engagement patterns can be used to enhance and sustain participation of citizens.

Crowdsourcing for Purrieties - Participatory Culture in Dialectology

Edith Podhovnik

FH Joanneum, Austria

This research presentation documents the use of participatory culture to collect the various lexical forms and linguistic innovations in cat-related digital spaces on social media.

Challenges, opportunities, and recommendations for the future of crowdsourcing in cultural heritage: a White Paper

Mia Ridge1, Meghan Ferriter2, Samantha Blickhan3

1British Library; 2Library of Congress; 3Zooniverse and the Adler Planetarium

Crowdsourcing in cultural heritage is rich in opportunities for collaborative, interdisciplinary research and practice. This presentation celebrates and calls for input and expansion of a White Paper that sets out current challenges and opportunities, and provides recommendations for the future of crowdsourcing in cultural heritage and the digital humanities.

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