HASS taskforce

Unleash your potential with the power of digital HASS research.

MDAP and the Digital Studio's HASS Taskforce is here to support researchers in the humanities, arts, and social sciences at the University of Melbourne to increase their digital research literacy through targeted, hands-on training and support - delivered by experts.

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Request a workshop or training session

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.

We are moving towards a demand-driven offering of workshops. Follow this Qualtrics link to request what training you want/need! Open to all UoM researchers (graduate students and academics), as well as research support staff.

Request training

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

Past workshops have included Introduction to APIs, small sessions on specific APIs (e.g., Spotify API), Omeka bulk upload, Constellate, Data Visualisation (both theory and hands-on), TLCMap, web scraping, OpenRefine, 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.

Other initiatives

We are actively developing an online interactive catalogue of digital tools for HASS researchers.  You can check out our work in progress here, and we will be embedding this tool into the Digital Studio website once ready. Please share your feedback with us at hass-taskforce@unimelb.edu.au!

Meet the team

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

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

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.