DARIAH’s Virtual Competence Centers (VCC) and Joint Research committee have new people.
DARIAH’s Virtual Competence Centers (VCC) have new people. During the last couple of weeks Matej Durco succeeded Eveline Wandl-Vogt (both DARIAH-AT) as head of VCC 1 “e-infrastructure”. Matej is now organizing the work in VCC 1 together with Tibor Kálmán (DARIAH-DE).
In VCC 2 “Research and Education” Jennifer Edmond follows Susan Schreibman (both DARIAH-IE) and now heads the VCC together with Marianne Ping-Huang (DARIAH-DK).
Already in March Andrea Scharnhorst (DARIAH-NL) and Fabio Ciotti (DARIAH-IT) were elected as new heads for VCC 3 “Scholarly Content Management” respectively 4 “Advocacy, Impact and Outreach”.
Andrea heads VCC 3 together with Nicola Larousse from DARIAH’s french member. Fabio heads VCC 4 together with Dirk Wintergruen (DARIAH-DE)
Additionally the Joint Research Committee (JRC) has a new Vice chair: The JRC decided unanimously on Tibor Kálmán (DARIAH-DE). He succeeds Sophie David.
Matej is working for the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH). At the ACDH he is leading the technical working group. Proceeding from a formal training in computer science, he has a strong interest not only in programming but also in natural languages.
Fields of interest:
- management of large corpora
- data analysis / information visualization
- software development and evaluation (in particular applications for linguistic purposes)
For several years, he has been functioning as the ACDH’s chief technical developer working both on new applications as well as on the integration of existing infrastructures. He has been concentrating much of his work on cooperations in European Research Infrastructures (in particular CLARIN), actively contributing to the development of core components of the initiative such as the CLARIN Metadata Infrastructure (Semantic Mapping Component, Metadata Repository), Federated Content Search and the Controlled Vocabularies Repository. He is also coordinator of the CLARIN Centre Committee’s metadata curation task force and actively taking part in the build-up of CLARIN Centre Vienna. Read more about Matej
Jennifer is Director of Strategic Projects in the Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. She holds a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Yale University, but her current research primarily addresses the conditions of possibility for the development and delivery of research across and between the disciplines. In particular, she is interested in the emergence of ‘translational’ research in the arts and humanities.
Jennifer is either institutional lead or overall coordinator for a number of EU-funded projects, including the Collaborative EuropeaN Digital/Archival Research Infrastructure (CENDARI), Pooling Activities, Resources and Tools for Heritage eResearch Networking Optimisation and Synergies (PARTHENOS), Social Performance, Cultural Trauma and ReEstablishing Solid Sovereignties (SPECTRESS) Europeana Cloud, Scholarly Primitives and Renewed Knowledge-Led Exchanges (SPARKLE) Discover Research Dublin and others.
She also convened the Working Group in the impact of digital methods on scholarly publication in the ESF-funded network NeDiMAH (Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities) and is a Management Committee member of the COST Action CA15137, European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (ENRESSH).
Her current and forthcoming published research encompasses such topics as epistemic agency and career models in research infrastructures, constructions of authority in digital research environments, the ‘instrumentation’ of the historian, new models for scholarly publishing in the digital age, collaboration models in the digital humanities, strategic considerations for archives in the digital world, and open learning in the ‘cosmopolitan’ internet.
Andrea Scharnhorst is Head of Research and Innovation at the Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) institution in the Netherlands – a large digital archive for research data primarily for social sciences and humanities. She is also member of the e-humanities group at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Amsterdam, where she coordinates the computational humanities programme.
She has a background in physics (Diploma in Statistical Physics) and in philosophy of science (PhD on the application of mathematical models to the science system as self-organizing system). Her current work can best be characterized as part of the information sciences. Read more about Andrea
Fabio is Assistant Professor at the University of Roma Tor Vergata, where he teaches Digital Literary Studies and Theory of Literature. He is President of the Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale (AIUCD, the Italian Digital Humanities Association), member of the EADH (European Association of Digital Humanities) Executive Board and of the ADHO Steering Committee. He has served in the TEI Consortium Technical Council.
His scientific and research work covers various aspects and themes of Digital Humanities and Literary Studies, both from the theoretical and the practical point of view: the applications of computational methods to the analysis of narrative texts; digital text encoding and representation; applications of XML and TEI technologies to literary computing; modeling and creation of digital libraries; applications of new media and computer mediated communication to Humanities research and teaching. Recently his research interests concern the application of Semantic Web/Linked data principles and technologies to humanities digital libraries and textual corpora. He is interested in particular in ontologies for the analysis of literary texts and for the semantics of markup languages.
Fabio has been organizer or member of the program committees of various international conferences (TEI Conference and Members Meeting 2013 and 2014; AIUCD conferences, IRCDL; CLIC). He has been involved in several digital humanities projects. Between the most remarkable: Biblioteca Italiana (Italian literary tradition, http://www.bibliotecaitaliana.it); DigilibLT (Late Latin tradition, http://www.digiliblt.unipmn.it/); Geolat project – aimed to build an ontology to annotate geographical knowledge in Ancient Classical texts; Memorata Poesis (Italian Ministry of University funded project -PRIN 2010/11) for the thematic annotation of Latin and early Italian texts.
He is Scientist-in-charge on behalf of Sapienza University in the DIXIT Marie Curie EU funded project and member of DARIAH-IT.