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By James Baker, Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex, and Software Sustainability Institute Fellow. This two-part post was simultaneously published at Cradle in Caricature.  In Part One of this blog series on the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee  inquiry into forensic science, I discussed oral evidence pertaining to digital forensics – a branch of forensic science concerned with the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices – and their relevance to my home discipline, History.
By James Baker, Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex, and Software Sustainability Institute Fellow. In 2017 the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee opened an inquiry into forensic science. The inquiry is still open and has fours areas of focus: the forensic science research landscape, the use of forensic science in the Criminal Justice System, standards and regulation, and digital forensics.

Programming Historian Live will take place on Monday 19 October in the British Library Conference Centre (Bronte room).

By Adam Crymble, Institute Fellow 2013

This is the first in a series of articles by the Institute's Fellows, each covering an area of interest that relates directly both to their own work and the wider issue of software's role in research.

If the Internet went down all historical software would cease to function, except for Microsoft Word. For an academic historian, a grant to build a high profile web-based project is likely the biggest pot of money he or she will ever receive during their career. That is, if they ever receive it as few historians will even apply.…

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