HASS taskforce

Unleash your potential with the power of digital HASS research.

MDAP and the Digital Studio's HASS Taskforce is here to support humanities, arts, and social sciences researchers to increase their knowledge and skills through targeted, hands-on digital training and support - delivered by experts.

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Survey: digital humanities, arts, and social sciences training and support

MDAP and Digital Studio’s new HASS Taskforce is here to help researchers bridge the gap between learning basic or single-tool digital skills and having the knowledge to develop high-quality research proposals using digital HASS methods.

Help us help you! Take this quick survey and tell us what you want and need in this space. Open to all UoM students and academics.

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Communicate your research in new ways. Experiment, push what your data can do, and make your research impactful by harnessing digital technologies.

Upcoming training

All our training sessions are listed on the Researcher Development Events Portal. If you have bespoke data or digital-related training needs for your staff or graduate research students, please reach out to us to discuss options at hass-taskforce@unimelb.edu.au

Web scraping: getting data from websites when there’s no better option

Thursday, 21 September, 2-5pm

In this workshop, we will take you through how to plan a web scraping strategy based on the structure of a website and adapt pre-written code to meet your web scraping research needs.
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Past workshops have included Introduction to APIs, small sessions on specific APIs (e.g., Spotify AI), Omeka bulk upload, Constellate, Data Visualisation, TLCMap, and Python for Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

What you can expect

  • Improve technical expertise in data analytics, coding, data visualisation and more!
  • Hone critical thinking skills to generate impactful research outcomes
  • A team that recognises your unique research goals and ideas
  • Support to identify and overcome challenges or obstacles
  • Supportive tutors with experience in HASS fields - we speak your language
  • A supportive community of digital HASS researchers to tap into for support, advice and experience sharing
  • Access to knowledge, resources, and digital best practice.

Meet the team

Dr Jair  Garcia, Research Data Specialist (HASS teaching), Melbourne Data Analytics Platform

Alex Shermon, Digital Skills Trainer, Melbourne Data Analytics Platform

Professor David Goodman, Director of the Digital Studio at the Faculty of Arts, and a professor of history at the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

Dr Mar Quiroga, Senior Research Data Specialist and HASS Taskforce Lead, Melbourne Data Analytics Platform

Contact us

Get in touch at hass-taskforce@unimelb.edu.au

We operate from Melbourne Connect with training delivered at the Digital Studio and other faculty-specific locations.