Harnessing technology to engage with archival sources
How can AI technologies and approaches advance scholarship on colonial history, particularly that of the Spanish empire and its American territories? In turn, how can the experimentation with text and image-rich colonial archives, which are not usually in the remit of computer science, advance AI methods?
The project is addressing these questions through three research areas that apply different AI technologies:
We are using four digital collections to advance the application of AI technologies in the study of colonial Latin America. Three are under the aegis of LLILAS Benson: