1 – How did living conditions change around the world over the course of the last decades and centuries?
What will the seminar be about?
David Hendry and I just received a grant from the Nuffield Foundation in London that will allow us to expand the web publication OurWorldInData.org
over the coming months. We just hired research assistants last week to work on both the content and the web framework of the publication.
In the seminar I would like to discuss with you the ideas for expanding the web publication. I would like to show the current state of the project and present some of the content of the online publication – I’ll present some visualisations to show how poverty, violence and war, political freedom, health, food provision, and education have changed over the last centuries.
Then I want to present the ideas for the future of this web publication and am very interested in your ideas for how to present research today. Much of the current way of presenting our research would have been possible on the day after Gutenberg invented his printing press; how should we change our way of publishing research with the possibilities that the internet offers?