Open Access Week: Hackathon: Put GaW on the map!

  • Date: –18:00
  • Location: Ekonomikum Ekonomikum Digital Library Lab
  • Website
  • Organiser: Uppsala University Library
  • Contact person: Hanna Flyckt
  • Phone: 018-471 29 19
  • Workshop

Put GaW on the map! At this hackathon we’ll meet up and enrich the Gender and Work database with GIS data. Coffee, pizza, and historical databases – what's not to like? On this hackathon you'll have the opportunity to work with digital methods to enrich an historical database – increase your data literacy while you help improve the material's potential for research!

Gender and Work (GaW) is a combined research and digitisation project at the Department of History at Uppsala University. The aim of the project is to increase knowledge about the work of both men and women in the past.

As part of the project we have gathered and classified thousands of fragments of information from a variety of historical sources that describe the ways people sustained and provided for themselves. This information has been stored in a unique database that has been made accessible for researchers, students, and the general public.

You are welcome to drop in at any time during the event. If you are planning to attend, please sign up through the calendar at (so that we can estimate how much pizza and drinks to order).

No previous experience of GIS is required.

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N.B. Bring your own laptop!

* hackathon is a portmanteau of 'hacker' and 'marathon' and is an event where hackers (such as you and I!) gather to develop and improve a digital resource.

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Open Access Week: Hackathon: Put GaW on the map!