NiCHE Digital Infrastructure Project

We provide web space and technical support to NiCHE members whose projects or research could benefit from added exposure. In addition, we are working on a number of projects that explore new ways to present and study environmental history, as well as lessons aimed at researchers who want to learn new research techniques involving computers. You can read more about our philosophy in Digital Infrastructure for Collaborative Research.

Nous fournissons des sites Internet et du support technique aux membres de NiCHE dont les projets ou la recherche pourraient bénéficier d’une visibilité additionnelle. En outre, nous travaillons sur un certain nombre de projets qui explorent de nouvelles façons de présenter et d’étudier l’histoire de l’environnement. Nous sommes également en train de développer des formations pour les chercheurs qui veulent apprendre de nouvelles techniques de recherche utilisant des ordinateurs.

Projects that the NiCHE Digital Infrastructure have been actively involved in include:

Events

Workshop on APIs for the Digital Humanities: An international workshop devoted to developing a strategy for providing APIs that mesh seamlessly with one another, expose data and provide a platform for a new generation of online research.

APIs for the Digital Humanities: An international workshop devoted to developing a strategy for providing APIs that mesh seamlessly with one another, expose data and provide a platform for a new generation of online research.

Hacking as a Way of Knowing (2009) A physical computing workshop that considered the problem of E-waste and looked at methods for learning from and repurposing articles that others have thrown away.

Hacking as a Way of Knowing (2009):
A physical computing workshop that considered the problem of E-waste and looked at methods for learning from and repurposing articles that others have thrown away.

Projects

The Programming Historian (2007): An open-access introdocution to programming in Python, aimed at working historians (and other humanists) with little previous experience.

The Programming Historian (2007): An open-access intro to programming in Python, aimed at historians with little previous experience.

Knowledge Mobilization Blog (2009-10): A blog that asked is it time for more historians to re-think scholarly publishing?

Knowledge Mobilization Blog (2009-10): A blog that asked a timely question: is it time for more historians to re-think scholarly publishing?

How to Write a Zotero Translator (2009): An open-access introduction to creating customized translators for Zotero. Includes lessons in HTML, HTML DOM and JavaScript.

How to Write a Zotero Translator (2009): Open-access intro to creating custom translators for Zotero. Includes lessons in HTML, HTML, DOM & JavaScript.

Mobile and Place Based Computing: A project committed to the understanding of mobile technology in environmental history research practices.

Mobile and Place Based Computing: A project committed to the understanding of mobile technology in environmental history research practices.

Tangible Interfaces (2009):  An experiment in physical computing designed to promote collaboration.

Tangible Interfaces (2009): An experiment in physical computing designed to promote collaboration.

Environmental History Slidecasts (2009): These presentations are created by environmental historians interested in engaging an audience online

Environmental History Slidecasts (2009): Presentations created by environmental historians interested in engaging an audience online

How to Write a Zotero Translator (2008): A three month project, summer 2008, to extend the citation management program, Zotero, with Canadian researchers in mind.

How to Write a Zotero Translator (2008): A three month project, summer 2008, to extend the citation management program, Zotero, with Canadian researchers in mind.

Funding / Financement

  • SSHRC Strategic Research Clusters Grant, 2007-14
  • SSHRC Image, Text, Sounds and Technology Workshop Grant, 2008-09
  • SSHRC Image, Text, Sounds and Technology Grant, 2007-08
  • Research Western Internal Funding, 2007-12
  • SSHRC Research Development Initiatives Grant, 2005-07

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