DARIAH-EU is happy to announce the recently formed DARIAH working group on Geo-Humanities. The group – connected to the DARIAH VCC1, on e-Infrastructures – comprises a network of researchers, based in different European Universities and Science Academies from Austria, Belgium, United Kingdom and Finland. The working groups coordinators – Piraye Hacıgüzeller, Patricia Murrieta-Flores and Rebecca Kahn – explain that the working group was born from the necessity to integrate existing geo-spatial data and services, that are often not connected to each other and therefore difficult to retrieve.
Building a registry for geo-spatial data
As an answer to this issue, the working group Geo-Humanities will establish a registry that will use semantic web technology to allow querying geospatial datasets and services in terms of their relevance and applicability for a specific geographic region and/or humanities research domain.
Providing e-schooling materials
A second objective of the working group is to provide freely available, high quality e-schooling about innovative digital Geo-Humanities practices and research methodologies as part of the #dariahTeach learning platform. The freely available e-schooling opportunities created by the working group will inform and train graduate and post-graduate students, scholars and other interested parties on new developments in and possibilities provided by the field of Geo-Humanities in the age of digital media.
Present at the DARIAH Annual event
The working group Geo-Humanities will be present at the DARIAH Annual event 2018 in Paris, don’t forget to register if you wish to meet the coordinators or become part of the working group. In case you won’t be in Paris for the annual event, you can get in touch with the coordinators. On their working group page you will find their contact details: https://www.dariah.eu/activities/working-groups/geohumanities/