Tag Archives: Mass Observation

Hacking the Archives

For anyone in London: as part of the 2015 Bloomsbury Festival data ‘hacked’ from the Mass Observation Archive will be projected onto Senate House. It is presented by the School of Advanced Study. From the Festival event listing: “Senate House is famous the former home of the WWII Ministry of Information, and as inspiration for George […]

Pop-Up Workshop Sydney: Close Up

FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER 2015 2:30-5:00pm University of Technology Sydney  BUILDING 10, JONES STREET, FLOOR 14, ROOM 201   ‘Distant reading’ as ‘close reading’; Or, how to escape hermetic hermeneutics in approaching digital archives KATHERINE BODE (Centre for Digital Humanities Research, ANU) Memory and Oblivion: The Photographic Work of Anne Ferran and Rosângela Rennó SUSAN BEST […]

The Materiality of Method: The Case of the Mass Observation Archive

    New article in Sociological Review Online by Liz Moor and Emma Uprichard: The Materiality of Method: The Case of the Mass Observation Archive Abstract: The Mass Observation Archive presents numerous methodological issues for social researchers. The data are idiosyncratic, difficult to analyze, and the sample design is nonsystematic. Such issues seriously challenge conventional […]