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Tell us about your crowdsourcing projects

by on January 6, 2012

With less than 24 hours to go before our session, we’d like to hear from prospective attendees about the crowdsourcing projects you’re currently developing– anywhere from the pie-in-the-sky idea stage to fully-implemented projects.

Please share your ideas or links to work in progress below, and use this space to find one another for future collaboration.


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  1. I hope I’m not jumping in here as I’m following the conference from the UK, but I wanted to say hello as this session is the reason I’m particularly sad to be missing AHA2012. I’m working on a PhD in digital humanities, researching crowdsourcing with a particular focus on geolocation and participant digitisation. I also worked on crowdsourcing for my MSc project, making casual games designed to improve collection records for ‘difficult’ museum objects.

    Good luck with the session, I’d love to hear more about the projects listed.

    Cheers, Mia

  2. I’m using Twitter to gather information from research subjects that tweet about their religious activities online. Even the small amount of programming to store and organize these tweets (using Google spreadsheets) is challenging as I must negotiate APIs and TOS. Changes to these wreak havoc with the scripts. While the data may be there for a very long time (relative to my project’s need to access them to store them), managing that data seems to be the bigger challenge.

  3. I cringe to present myself among the likes of the distinguished historians attending the AHA 2012 convention this weekend, I have begun a project titled, “Gilded Empire” ( which seeks to investigate individual, ethnic/group, and collective identity in 1890s San Francisco. This blog has two strategies. The first is obvious and typical, where I post on my conclusions, thoughts, and questions regarding my topic. The second however, is to provide a repository of my extensive primary source transcriptions ranging from the 1870s-1890s. While this project is in its infancy, the inspirational discussions at the AHA 2012 convention has renewed my enthusiasm.

    And thanks again to the #twitterstorians also for tweeting about the convention. Among other things, it just illustrates the potential of collaborative scholarship.

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