My name is Jadwiga and I am currently a second year Digital Humanities and IT student at UCC. I am also studying German as my minor subject.

What interests me most in the digital humanities field is how the digital can be used to tell other people’s stories – real stories, that have influenced and shaped our culture and contributed to our heritage. Take for instance Frederick Kaplan’s TED Talk, in which he explains his ideas for digitising Venice’s priceless archives dating back centuries, so that they can be viewed and explored by anyone. For this reason, I am curious to find out more how history and our heritage can be digitised for our advantage.