Archives Unleashed Datathon - New York City

Mar 26, 2020 8:30 AM — Mar 27, 2020 5:00 PM
Columbia University, New York City

The World Wide Web has had a profound impact on how we research and understand the past. The sheer amount of cultural information that is generated and, crucially, preserved every day in electronic form, presents exciting new opportunities for researchers. Much of this information is captured within web archives

The project team invites archivists, researchers (from the humanities, social sciences, and beyond), librarians, computer scientists, and web archiving enthusiasts to join us over the course of two days to collaboratively work with web collections and explore cutting-edge research tools through hands-on experience.

The Archives Unleashed Team has partnered with Columbia University Libraries to host the fourth Archives Unleashed datathon.

This event will bring together a small group to experiment with the newest release of the Archives Unleashed Toolkit and Cloud, and to kick-off collaboratively inspired research projects. Participants will have access to analytics software and specialists, and will be exposed to the process of working with web archive files at scale.

For more information on AUT and the Cloud, please visit

Ian Milligan
Associate Professor of History

Exploring how technology is transforming historical research.