On June 26-29 2018, the Praxiling laboratory at the Paul-Valéry University in Montpellier hosted the CAHIER annual workshop, dedicated this year to the retro-digitisation of historical documents.
CAHIER is a consortium within the French Huma-Num infrastructure with a focus on digital editions and corpora. Given the particular interest in these topics within the wider digital humanities community, and within the framework of Huma-Num’s participation in various infrastructural projects and activities at a European level, the attendance of the workshop was opened up beyond the scope of CAHIER, to include external participants.
Thanks to traveling grants offered by CLARIN ERIC and DARIAH ERIC, 7 PhD students and researchers from France and other European countries were able to attend the tutorials offered by specialists in DH and digital editions alongside 18 members of CAHIER.
The special focus of the workshop was e-lexicography, with some lectures and hands-on sessions dealing with the digitisation of dictionaries, their representation with standard formats such as TEI, the connection with Linked Open Data and their archiving according to best practices in terms of preservation and documentation.
The workshop was an opportunity for people from within and outside CAHIER to meet with each other and also to get to know more about DH projects and infrastructures in Europe. Besides CLARIN and DARIAH, participants were introduced to PARTHENOS activities such as the Standardisation Toolkit and the initiatives of the newly started ELEXIS project.
Here is some of the feedback from the participants:
“Participating in this meeting has allowed me to discover very interesting projects still unknown to me and, above all, has allowed me to find new sources of inspiration and develop new ideas”.
Find the complete program here.