Remediating the Archive

INITIATOR FUND

Project period: July – November 2016

GW4 community leads
University of Bath: Dr Nina Parish
University of Bristol: Dr Leah Tether, Dr James Freeman
Cardiff University: Professor Anthony Mandal, Dr Jenny Kidd
University of Exeter: Professor Gabriella Giannachi, Gary Stringer

Project overview

‘Remediating the Network’ proposes to build a research community based in the intersection of two key areas of strength within GW4: archives/special collections and the digital humanities. GW4 Treasures identifies numerous collections of significant cultural and academic value spanning a range of fields, which this bid seeks to utilise and promote.

Critically, the proposed network approaches these holdings by way of the growing interdisciplinary work currently undertaken by digital humanists within GW4. There is clear evidence of both shared and complementary interests in archival research and digital humanities across the GW4 institutions, with around a hundred researchers already working on exciting and innovative projects.

We intend to create a platform to stimulate dissemination and collaboration across our four institutions, as well as drawing on existing links with other stakeholders, such a museums, libraries and the creative industries, in order to explore innovative ways in which the ‘remediated archive’ might be used for the greatest benefit.