sandpit & hacks



Digital Research & Data Analytics


Interactive map of Indonesian archipelago

A bilingual map of woman’s collective action in rural Indonesia. Mapping

Shakespeariana in Melbourne

An interactive tour of historical places for Shakespeare in Melbourne. Mapping


A resource supporting educational research into the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on teaching practice. Data collection

The spread of the Spanish Flu

Mapping recorded outbreaks of the Spanish Flu in Footscray Melbourne, 1919. Mapping

Cultural participation in networked public spaces

Conceptualising new forms of cultural participation in urban public spaces. Digital Cultures

Mapping historic business directories

Exploring historical business listings from the Sands and McDougall Directories Mapping

The HASS Data-Enhanced Virtual Laboratory

A digital infrastructure initative supporting data-driven research in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Digital tools


Training Tutorials

Mining social media

Testing different packages and tools to mine Twitter and Instagram.

Social media data for beginners

Harvest and analyse Twitter data using TAGS and Tableau.

Analysing Twitter data with rtweet

This tutorial uses the R package - rtweet.


Presentations & Webinars

Making an academic website

Part of the seminar series Managing your online presence as a researcher (The University Melbourne), 27 August 2020.

The digital toolkit of the 21st century humanities scholar

A webinar presentation as part of Becoming a digital researcher (The University Melbourne), 23 July 2020.

A gentle introduction to APIs for humanities and social science researchers.

A webinar presentation for Researcher Connect 2020 (The University Melbourne), 26 June 2020.

Let’s talk about Tidy data

A webinar presentation as part of Researcher Connect 2020 (The University Melbourne), 26 June 2020.


  • The University of Melbourne, Parkville, MELB, VIC 3052
  • Digital Studio, Level 2 Arts West building (West Wing).
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