Here are some examples from previous culture related hack days to give you some ideas / see what other people have been doing.
Culture Grid API
- Experiments with the Culture Grid API and collections from the North East of England by Mike Hirst . Mike has produced a slideshow and Twitter bot as well as interesting searches of collections from the North East.
- Culturegrid Mobile app by Stef Lewandowski for Culture Hack 2011
- Demonstrator map interface using Open Street Map by Adrià Mercader for Culture Grid Hack Day
Things that have been previously made that could be considered History Hacks (although not necessarily made at hackdays)
- Southampton Blitz Map – mapping where every bomb fell on the worst nights of the Southampton Blitz.
- The Revolutionaries – Explore the history of science and find who influenced who. Made at Science Hackday.
- BBC Dimensions – The size of historical events and things overlaid onto a map
- Open Plaques – Mapping and annotating all the commemorative blue plaques. Made at Yahoo Hackday
- Paper Internet – Making a network of time capsule backups of the internet
- Spacelog – “Read the stories of early space exploration from the original NASA transcripts. Now open to the public in a searchable, linkable format.”
There are also other examples you might like to check out like those created using the Brooklyn Museum API, Jeremy Ottevangar’s work with the Powerhouse Museums API, please tell us if you discover more.