Internet Archive: Introduction to Web Archive Data Analysis
The Internet Archive invites humanists and cultural heritage professionals to participate in a full-day workshop, Humanities and the Web: Introduction to Web Archive Data Analysis. The workshop takes place following the National Humanities Conference on November 14, 2022 at the Los Angeles Central Library. With generous support from the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, participant travel stipends (up to $1000) are available to offset air and/or ground transportation, parking, lodging, and food costs incurred to participate in the workshop.
Everyday, significant cultural production occurs globally across the web (e.g., e-poetry, electronic literature, news, social media, and more). As a publication medium that is both a primary source and a networked container of primary sources, the web presents challenges of scale and complexity for those that seek to integrate it in research and teaching. During this workshop participants will be introduced to web archives as a primary source, gain familiarity with web archive research use cases; and acquire hands-on experience creating web archive collections and computationally analyzing web archives using Archives Research Compute Hub (ARCH).
As mentioned above, participant travel stipends are available to offset costs incurred to participate in the workshop. Each stipend can cover up to $1,000 in travel expenses, including air and/or ground transportation, parking, lodging, and food costs.
Please submit the following application to attend the event. All are welcome to apply; however, space is limited and the priority deadline for all applications is September 23, 2022. If your application is accepted, we will follow up with you no later than September 30, 2022.
Los Angeles Central Library
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Date: Monday, November 14, 2022 (immediately following the National Humanities Conference)
Time (approx.): 9:30am – 5pm
During this workshop participants will be introduced to web archives as a primary source, gain familiarity with web archive research use cases; and acquire hands-on experience creating web archive collections and computationally analyzing web archives using Archives Research Compute Hub (ARCH).
Preliminary Agenda: (We will keep updating this as our program takes shape)
9:30am – Registration/Coffee
10:00am – Welcome, review agenda, introductions
10:30am – Presentations: Web Archiving Research Use Cases
11:15am – Introduction to methodologies and datasets
12:30pm – Lunch (provided by Internet Archive)
1:30pm – Workshop
3:00pm – Break
3:30pm – Sharing workshop outputs/insights/etc
4:00pm – Brainstorm/Discuss future research needs
5:00pm – Wrap up
Hotels / Accommodation:
The LAPL Central Library is located in Downtown Los Angeles – walking distance from many comfortable hotel options, including a couple we’ve listed below. The hotel marked with an asterisk (*) is associated with the National Humanities Conference, see here for more information about discounted rates for conference attendees.
We are thrilled to meet everyone in person at the LAPL Central Library and we want to ensure that all our attendees feel safe.
Please note that face masks are required in all City of Los Angeles facilities, including libraries. In accordance with this policy, we will maintain a mask requirement for all indoor activities, except eating and drinking.
Many thanks to the Archives Unleashed team, whose comprehensive web archive datathons provided inspiration for this event.