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27 International CAS Workshops:


  • Workshop #27: Alan Turing Institute CAS Workshop, British Library, London UK — Jan. 20, 2020.


  • Workshop #26: UCLA Computational Archival Science (CAS) Unconference on Dec. 12, 2019 at the UCLA Department of Information Studies.
  • Workshop #25: IEEE Big Data 2019 “4th CAS Workshop”, Los Angeles — Dec. 11, 2019. dinner-2
    See: https://ai-collaboratory.net/cas/cas-workshops/ieee-big-data-2019-4th-cas-workshop/
  • Workshop #24: Mellon Foundation sawyer Seminar at the U. Pittsburgh, Nov. 1, 2019. Information Ecosystems: Creating Data (and Absence) From the Quantitative to the Digital Age. See: https://mellon.org/grants/grants-database/grants/university-of-pittsburgh/1802-05378/.
  • Workshop #23: Shaping Digital Recordkeeping Competence, A panel session at the ARA 2019 Meeting (Archives and Records Association – UK & Ireland) — Aug. 28, 2019 — in Leeds, UK.
    This panel session seeks to contextualize the impact of technology on the recordkeeping profession by reporting on the work that has and is going on to develop approaches to increase digital competence, both in the UK and internationally. Three panels:

    1. Computational Archival Science: A New Transdiscipline?
      Mark Hedges will outline recent and ongoing international work to develop the idea of computational archival science and James Lowry will discuss his thinking around how this subject of study might be further defined and implemented at Liverpool University.
    2. Bridging the Digital Gap: Experiences to Date.
      Sarah Aitchison (UCL) will present the experiences of the recent London cohort of Bridging the Digital Gap trainees, with the presentation being shared between one of the trainees, and one of their supervisors from the host institutions.
    3. Defining our Digital Competence.
      Jenny Bunn (UCL) will discuss other actions which have sought to build digital competence, e.g. the work of the Archives and Records Association’s Section for Archives and Technology and the Digital Preservation Coalition, the evolution of the module in digital curation at University College London and its open online counterpart, the creation of blogs and web resources, etc. This discussion will lead into questions that seek to move beyond our general anxiety about the digital towards a more concrete and collective sense of what we think it means for us to be more digitally competent as a profession.
  • Workshop #18: UMD iSchool: Building Bridges Between Computational Thinking and Archival Science Education in the iSchool, College Park — Feb. 7, 2019 — a College of Information Studies-wide discussion with faculty.


  • Workshop #16: Computational Archival Science, Defining Skills and Knowledge for the New Transdiscipline:
    Sep. 10 2018, afternoon: Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS).In 2016/17, the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS) collaborated on an application of the DigCurV Skills in Digital Curation Curriculum Framework, to assess its teaching of digital records curation. This exercise revealed a need for more granular statements of technical skills and knowledge, as well as the incorporation of computer science content into the archival curriculum. LUCAS has convened this meeting to discuss the development of a statement of CAS skills and knowledge, with a view to developing a Certificate in Computational Archival Science.Attendees:

    • Adrian Brown, Parliamentary Archives
    • Jenny Bunn, University College London
    • Mark Hedges, Kings College London
    • Victoria Lemieux, University of British Columbia (by Skype)
    • James Lowry, Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies
    • Sharon McMeekin, Digital Preservation Coalition
    • Kate Wheeler, The National Archives
  • Workshop #15: The National Archives (UK) and KCL Workshop: Computational Archival Science: Automating the Archive::
    Sep. 7 — Mark Hedges et al., The National Archives, Kew, UK.
    See: https://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/computational-archival-science-automating-archive/
    See: https://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/computational-archival-science-automating-archive/
    Exploring how computational approaches can be used to support archival practice in the creation and preservation of reliable and authentic records and archives, but also taking into account users of archives, how access and interaction can be supported and enhanced.
    As secondary objectives:
    – identify and evaluate current trends, requirements, potential, and risks in the field, and examine the consequences and questions that may arise
    – determine possible research agendas and collaborations for the evolution of the field in the coming years
    – establish a community of practice for developing collaborative projects, and liaising with the wider international community in the field.
  • Workshop #14: Annual Society of American Archivists Conference (SAA2018), Washington D.C. — “Community Engagement Workshop: Integrating Archival Education with Technology and Research”:
    Aug. 15 — See flyer at: https://ai-collaboratory.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/SAA_workshop_flyer18.pdf
    SAA-Sponsored workshop organized by Harvard Library (Daina Bouquin) and the UMD (M. Kurtz, B. Underwood, K. Fenlon, and R. Marciano)
    To explore the possibility of collaboration among archival educators to share techniques, strategies, and tools to develop and enhance the skills of students in academic and professional education programs. The UMD iSchool wishes to share some of its capabilities, learn from colleagues in the field, and foster a discussion on opportunities for collaboration in digital curation and computational treatments of archival collections in particular. We believe that meeting off-site at a digital curation lab, and allowing time to present and discuss, would be a beneficial way to add value to the interests of archival educators.
  • Workshop #13: Annual Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA2018), Edmonton, Canada — Plenary Session: “New Modalities of Archival Exploration”
    Jun. 7, 2018 — Chair: Luciana Duranti, UBC. Speakers:

      • Mark Hedges, Senior Lecturer, Digital Humanities, King’s College London
      • Richard Marciano, Professor in the College of Information, University of Maryland
      • Ian Milligan, Associate Professor of History, University of Waterloo


    The last several years has seen archival fonds emerge as “big” data corpora. This process of “data-fication” of the archives has given rise to new modalities of archival exploration using data science techniques, such as data mining, feature extraction, machine-learning based clustering and classification, and network analytics. This panel discusses their experience with new methods of archival exploration and some of the associated theoretical, methodological, and practical challenges for archivists and researchers alike.
  • Workshop #12:
    Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure and Machine Learning for Digital Libraries and Archives, in Conjunction with the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL2018)

    Jun. 3, 2018, in Fort Worth, TX. See: https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/conference/jcdl18
  • Workshop #11: CAS Planning Meeting, UMD:
    May 9, 2018 — Planning and development meeting on Computational Archival Curricula Development with participation from the iSchool, University of British Columbia, King’s College London, and Georgia Tech: CAS curriculum, Research, Conferences, Grants.
  • Workshop #10: Kyushu University, Japan, Invitational workshop on CAS,Jan. 12 – Jan. 16, Maria Esteva, Richard Marciano. See: https://ai-collaboratory.net/2018/01/12/jan-2018-cas-workshop-in-japan/

    • “Articulating Computational Archival Science (CAS): Background, Current State, and Professional and Educational Implications” (Marciano, Esteva)
    • “The Scope of Computational Archival Science (CAS): Methods, Resources and Interdisciplinary Approaches” (Marciano, Esteva)
    • “World War II Japanese-American Internment Camp Project” (Marciano)
    • “Anatomy of Big Archives Visualization” (Esteva).


  • Workshop #9: Harvard Library Computational Archival Science Unconference 2017, Dec. 14, 2017 — LINK: https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/hlcas2017
    • “Diving into Computational Archival Science”, May 8, 2018, Jane Kelly, SAA Electronic Records Section Blog, Click CLICK HERE
  • Workshop #7: Lifecycle Management and Digital Preservation Using Blockchain Technology DLM Forum/ARMA Triennial Conference, Brighton, UK, September 13-15, 2017 (organizer and presenter: Vicki Lemieux).
  • Workshop #6: Privacy, Security, Trust and Blockchain Technology IEEE 26th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), Vancouver, BC, July 31-August 3, 2017 (VL organizer and presenter
  • Workshop #5: CAS Planning Meeting, UMD — May 9-10, 2017
    Planning and development meeting with participation from the iSchool, University of British Columbia, Texas Supercomputing Center, and Georgia Tech: CAS curriculum, Research, Conferences, Grants.


  • Workshop #1: Finding New Knowledge: Archival Records in the Age of Big Data, UMD — Apr. 26-28, 2016
    LINK: https://ai-collaboratory.net/cas/cas-workshops/cas-symposium-2016/

    • A KCL / UMD symposium to explore and define the possibilities of CAS, with 52 participants including:
      • federal representatives (White House, NSF, NEH, IMLS, NIH, NARA)
      • researchers (iSchool, CS, Journalism, Libraries, Humanities)
      • students (doctoral, master’s, and high-school)
      • cultural institutions (Smithsonian, National Gallery, US Holocaust Memorial Museum)
      • consortia
    • Objectives and Scope:
      • Address the challenges of big data for digital curation, with a focus on archival records, cultural materials, and humanities research.
      • Explore the conjunction of emerging digital methods and technologies around big data and their consequences for generating new forms of analysis and historical research engagement with archival material.
      • Identify and evaluate current trends, requirements, and potential in the field, to examine their consequences and the new questions that the field can provoke.
      • Determine possible research agendas for the evolution of the field in the coming years.
      • Establish a community of practice going forward to develop research agendas and collaborative projects.