DARIAH is delighted to now cooperate with seven new partners.
During its latest meeting DARIAH’s General Assembly (GA) accepted applications from the following Institutions:
- Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria
- University of Helsinki, HELDIG, Helsinki, Finland
- Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
- Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
- National Library of Norway, Oslo, Norway
- University of Tromsø – The Arctic Universtiy of Norway, Tromsø, Norway
- Babes-Bolyai University, Transylvanian Digital Humanities Centre, Cluj, Romania
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski is the oldest Bulgarian higher education institution. It has 14,000 students and is the biggest university in the Bulgarian capital. Sofia University features a Digital Humanities masters programme, and is involved in several DH projects. Amongst others its researchers are currently building the HGIS-platform (Historical Geographic Information System of South-Eastern Europe), are involved in the creation of a new e-journal, and in creating a digital library of the ancient Greek inscriptions found in Bulgaria.
University of Helsinki
The University of Helsinki (UH) is the largest university in Finland, it has around 35,000 students. Its institute HELDIG (Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities) was established in 2016, and is essentially a networking organisation between seven faculties at UH, universities in the Helsinki capital area, and other collaborating organisations working on DH related matters in Finland. The University of Helsinki and Aalto University, also active at HELDIG, have for example been working together on developing a basis for national semantic web infrastructure in Finland since 2002.
Central European University
Central European University (CEU) has its seat in New York and a Campus in Hungary, where the teaching takes place. 12,000 students are enrolled in postgraduate degrees, which CEU offers in social sciences, history, legal studies, business, public policy, and a variety of interdisciplinary programs. CEU has a Digital Humanities Initiative. Since 2016 it uncovered a great deal of DH interest as well as ongoing DH projects at CEU, which were not yet brought together into a single community of interest. CEU has now identified pilot projects, which will be developed in small teams. A special interest lies on strengthening the area of text analysis.
Eötvös Loránd University
Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) has around 25,000 students. Its faculty of Arts and Humanities is one of the leading ones in Hungary. The faculty’s scholars have played a pioneer role in Digital Humanities in Hungary. The recently established Center for Digital Humanities will take the lead in cooperating with DARIAH. It was explicitly set up to advance training for students, researchers and teaching staff in the DH field. A second interest of ELTE is traditionally digital philology, the university was one of the first ones in Europe to build literary databases.
National Library of Norway
The National Library’s collection consists of all media types and constitutes a unique knowledge base for use in the present and future. It has digitised almost its entire book collection, and also started digitalising other media types. The result is an almost complete digital Norwegian cultural heritage, as well as a collective licensing agreement (“Bokhylla-avtalen”), which allows to make the data easily accessible. The The National Library of Norway already participates in many DH initiatives, e.g. CLARINO, the Norwegian part of CLARIN.
Arctic University of Norway
The Arctic University of Norway (UiT) is one of four broad universities in Norway, and has approximately 15 500 students. The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSL) is UiT’s second largest faculty. The multidisciplinary faculty encompasses most of the humanistic disciplines, social sciences, pedagogy and teacher education. It has a large research infrastructure within History, Sami, Russian, and English linguistics. English and Russian linguistics make for larger databases, and have their own laboratories for analysis of experimental data. Giellatekno, the centre for Saami language technology, has as its main objective to create grammar-based language technology for Saami and other northern languages. Giellatekno is specialised on machine translation, particularly of Saami languages, but has also expanded into Russian and Baltic languages.
With its 45,000 students Babes-Bolyai University is the largest Romanian university. In 2014 the university established the Transylvania Digital Humanities Centre (DigiHUBB). The centre’s main goal is to connect DH activities in the University and beyond. It has been involved in many DH related activities since its establishment. In DARIAH DigiHUBB will focus on training, thesaurus maintenance and community engagement.
Cooperating Partners and DARIAH
Cooperating Partners are institutions in countries, which are not yet a member of DARIAH. They may access DARIAH’s resources and have the ability to shape these in working groups, through which Partners can showcase and offer their own expertise within the extensive network of international digital humanities scholars that DARIAH represents. DARIAH currently has sixteen Cooperating Partners. Apart from the seven new ones DARIAH cooperates with institutions in Sweden, the UK, and in Switzerland.
For more information contact DARIAH’s Communications Officer, Jakob Epler, firstname.lastname@example.org.