• Shifty data


    Building on the Trove bootcamp sessions, I’d be interested in a discussion about the possibilities and challenges the NLA’s Trove repository for large-scale analysis (and associated issues: ‘hacking’, institutional connections, history from afar). In relation to this, but more broadly, I’d like to consider the implications of using data as the basis for theorising about the past and culture – especially data that, as in Trove, are mutable and often unreliable.