This week I went to Questacon to listen to an Archeologist, Marc-Andre Bernier, talk about the famous Franklin expedition. It’s an expedition I’d heard of over the years. I knew there was a cannibalism myth surrounding it, but more importantly, I knew it was put together to find a route through the artic to the other side of the world.
Today, in Canberra, was a day to discuss digital humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, linked data, collaborations and how to prove the value of our work in this space. All around Australia there have been Digital Humanities Pathways Forums and the one in Canberra was attended by people from GLAMR, academia and the commercial sector, a great spread of different viewpoints.