Unremembering the forgotten

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Abstract

Invited keynote presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Digital Humanities Organisations, 3 July 2015.

Access will never be open. Every CSV is an expression of power, every API is an argument. While I would gladly take back the time I’ve spent wresting data from HTML I recognise the value of the struggle. The bureaucratic structures of the White Australia policy live on in the descriptive hierarchies of the National Archives. To build our wall of faces we had to dismantle these structures – to drill down through series, items, documents and images until we found the people inside. I feel differently about the records because of that. Access can never simply be given, at some level it has to be taken.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-46
Number of pages46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2015
EventAnnual Conference of the Association of Digital Humanities Organisations - University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 29 Jun 20153 Jul 2015

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Association of Digital Humanities Organisations
Abbreviated titleDH2015
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period29/06/153/07/15

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    Sherratt, T. (2015). Unremembering the forgotten. 1-46. Paper presented at Annual Conference of the Association of Digital Humanities Organisations, Sydney, Australia. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3566887