HEFCE Metrics: A one-day workshop hosted by the University of Warwick

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Metrics and the assessment of research quality and impact in the Arts and Humanities

A one-day workshop hosted by the University of Warwick, as part of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment.

Date: Friday 16th January 2015 (10:30 to 16:30)

Location: Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick

The workshop will have the following objectives:

1. Offering a clear overview of the progress to date in the development of metrics of relevance to arts and humanities to date and persisting challenges.

2. Exploring the potential benefits and drawbacks of metrics use in research assessment and management from the perspective of disciplines within the arts and humanities.

3. Generating evidence, insights and concrete recommendations that can inform the final report of the independent metrics review.

The workshop will be attended by several members of the metrics review steering group, academics and stakeholders drawn from across the wider HE and research community.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Prof. Jonathan Adams, King’s College London
  • Prof. Geoffrey Crossick, AHRC Cultural Value Project and Crafts Council
  • Prof. Maria Delgado, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Dr Clare Donovan, Brunel University
  • Dr Martin Eve, University of Lincoln and Open Library of Humanities
  • Prof. Mark Llewellyn, Director of Research, AHRC
  • Dr Alis Oancea, University of Oxford
  • Dr Ernesto Priego, City University London
  • Prof. Mike Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton (member of the HEFCE review steering group)
  • Prof. Evelyn Welch, King’s College London

Please register here.

Today: Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities

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I am writing this on the train to Oxford, where today James Baker and I will lead a workshop on sharing data for researchers. We have some slides up on figshare here:

Baker, James; Priego, Ernesto (2014): Sharing Data… A Researcher Perspective. figshare.

Our session will take place around 11-12 BST but feel free to contribute to the etherpad if you are so inclined (link on slides above).

Our participation is part of the DH Crowdscribe Project‘s Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities AHRC Collaborative Skills series. The poster is here: http://goo.gl/tHhExE [PDF].

I am very much looking forward to this event. Happy Friday everyone.

SpotOn London 2013: Interdisciplinary research: what can scientists, humanists and social scientists learn from each other?

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This year’s SpotOn London conference will take place at the British Library.

I have cancelled my appearance. If I have time I might write a post about it later.

SpotOn is a series of community events for the discussion of how science is carried out and communicated online. The flagship conference is the annual SpotOn London two day event, formerly called Science Online London, and now in its fifth year. They also host monthly SpotOn NYC events in New York City.

This year I’ll be participating in the following workshop:

SpotOn London 2013: Interdisciplinary research: what can scientists, humanists and social scientists learn from each other?
Friday 8 November, 2013 4:30 pm-5:30 pm.

Academics are increasingly turning to interdisciplinary working to maximise the potential of their research. Benefits allegedly include increased access to funding, resources, knowledge and impact (to name but a few) – but how do these partnerships work in real life? What can researchers from polar opposites of the academy learn from each other? And can we ever really get along? This will be an interactive session which will include drafting of a new contract for interdisciplinary scientists, humanist and social scientists.

Coordinator: Dr Philippa Grand (Head of Social Sciences, Palgrave Macmillan, @PalgraveSoc)


  • Dr Simon Bastow, (Senior Research Fellow, LSE Public Policy Group @simonjbastow)
  • Laura Hood (The Conversation, @Lahoo)
  • Des Fitzgerald (Sociologist at Kings College London, @Des_Fitzgerald)
  • Dr Ernesto Priego (Lecturer in Library Science, City University London @ernestopriego)

Session hashtag: #solo13hss

At the British Library: Digital Scholarship 101

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Tomorrow at the British Library, I will facilitate an internal one-day workshop titled “Digital Scholarship 101”. The workshop, for British Library staff, will provide an opportunity to brainstorm together what digital scholarship is and how we can engage in it/with it within the Library.

In this introductory workshop we will familiarise ourselves and engage critically and creativelly with key trends such as definitions of digital scholarship, digital collaboration and authorship, online sharing and open licensing, digital content; digitisation, copyright in the digital age, the Text Encoding Initiative, text and data mining, text analysis, crowdsourcing, georeferencing and data/text visualisation.


Forms of Innovation Deck of Slides

I have done an edit of the deck of slides I showed at the Forms of Innovation workshop at the University of Durham last Saturday 27th April 2013 to share online.

You can download it as a .pptx file, and use it under a CC BY license, from Figshare.

Forms of Innovation: Collaboration, Attribution, Access. Ernesto Priego. figshare.

Retrieved 10:57, Apr 29, 2013 (GMT)


At the British Library: Digital Scholarship, Resources And Research Workshop

cpd25 logoTomorrow I will participate at the ‘Digital Scholarship, Resources And Research Workshop‘ organised by the M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries (cpd25) at the British Library, London.

I will be the first speaker offering a quick overview of Digital Scholarship – definitions, context and trends. It will be by all means an introduction, a DS 101 if you will.

This workshop is aimed at students, researchers and librarians interested in digital scholarship and those wanting to learn how to navigate around the world of digital resources.