The PARTHENOS Project has released a new training module aimed at Humanities researchers and Cultural Heritage practitioners entitled “Digital Humanities Research Questions and Methods”. The module, which can be accessed here, addresses the question of how to develop research questions in Digital Humanities (DH) and demonstrates how digital research infrastructures can support the researcher in finding data in digital collections, working with them, and adding new data to these collections.
The training module shows how Digital Humanities and eHeritage approaches to Collections of Parliamentary Records and Computer Mediated Communication in cooperation with relevant Research Infrastructures can lead to innovative research questions and methods. The new module was mainly written by Dr Darja Fišer (University of Ljubljana, Director of User Involvement CLARIN ERIC) and Jakob Lenardič (University of Ljubljana) and coordinated by Dr Ulrike Wuttke from the PARTHENOS Training team with input from the team responsible for community involvement and requirements.
“I hope that our examples of how Digital Humanities research can analyse digital collections, will inspire new interdisciplinary research and help novice and experienced scholars alike to better identify research questions and to make better use of the great diversity of available data”, says Darja Fišer. The module features two new video interviews with Prof. Dr Andreas Blätte (University of Duisburg-Essen) and Dr Federico Nanni (University of Mannheim) about researching parliamentary records and working with parliamentary data as well as case studies and guides to relevant CLARIN resources.
The PARTHENOS Training team, led by Dr Jennifer Edmond (TCD), invites lecturers and trainers to use this module and all the other materials on the PARTHENOS Training Suite in their own courses. Users can either follow a linear path through the module or pick and choose sections and materials that are the most interesting ones for their needs.