the Humanities Hack will be taking place later this month between the 21st and 22nd November. For those of you who don't know this is a joint venture between the Open Knowledge FoundationDARIAHDM2E and the Kings College London, Digital Humanities Department. The London event is the first of a series of hackdays organised for coders and researchers and intended to nurture research-driven experimentation with existing openly licensed Humanities data.

The aim of the hackday is not to produce complete applications but to experiment with methods and technologies to investigate these data sets so that at the end we can have an understanding of the types of novel techniques that are emerging. We are curating a list of datasets at the moment for use at the hack, please have a look at them and add any that you think would be good to look at on the day.

It's set to be a fantastic day with people who have been involved in some of the most exciting open source Digital Humanities projects already signed-up such as TEXTUS and Pundit

As spaces are filling up, I would urge anyone who still wants to come to sign-up in the next few days. Any queries about the day itself, then let me know!

All the best and hope to see many of you there!

Sam Leon
Community Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
Skype: samedleon