In May 2020, the Scientific Board will see three of its members withdrawing, Riccardo Pozzo (Professor of Philosophy at the University of Verona, Italy and current chair of the Scientific Board), Jane Ohlmeyer (Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin, director of the Trinity Long Room Hub and chair of the Irish Research Council) and Jan Rybicki (Assistant Professor at the Institute of Modern Languages at the Pedagogical University of Kraków, Poland). We would like to express our gratitude for their service as members of the DARIAH Scientific Board and wish them all the best for the future. Their official stepping down will take place during the DARIAH Annual Event 2020, planned at the end of May.
On this occasion, DARIAH welcomes three newly elected members joining the Scientific Board from May 2020 onwards, Andrea Rapp, Vice President of the Technical University Darmstadt responsible for scientific infrastructure, Andrew Perkis, Professor at NTNU Trondheim, head of the NTNU ARTEC, and Panos Constantopoulos, Professor in the Department of Informatics and former Dean of the School of Information Sciences and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business.
Andrea Rapp has been Vice President of the Technical University of Darmstadt responsible for scientific infrastructure from 2017-2019. After her study in the field of German Language and Literature and Art History at the University of Trier, Andrea Rapp participated in a number of research projects as a research fellow (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin). Following a period in the Göttingen State and University Library, where she led the digitisation centre, she was Managing Director (Geschäftsführerin) of the Trier Center for Digital Humanities and Assistant Professor (Akademische Rätin) in German Medieval Studies. Since 2010, she is Professor for German Studies – Computer Philology and Medieval Studies at the Institute for Language and Literary Studies at TU Darmstadt, and from 2017-2019 Vice President for Scientific Infrastructure. Her areas of teaching and research emphasis lie in the areas of medieval manuscripts, historic variations of written language, digital lexicography and editorial theory as well as practices of digital annotation, virtual research environments and digital infrastructures.
Andrew Perkis is Professor at NTNU Trondheim, head of the NTNU ARTEC, instigator of Adressa Parken, and sits on the board of STARTS Vertigo, in Global Alliance for Media Innovation and Nxt Media. His research focuses on synergies of art and technology, methods and functionality of content representation, quality assessment and its use within the media value chain. His application focus is on art in public spaces, place by design, sensor based digital storytelling and business modelling for the creative and media industry. He is currently ARTEC at NTNU, a task force for setting up directions and visions for new research within art and technology as well as directions for innovations in Immersive Media Technology Experiences. He was the initiator and lead designer in setting up the interactive installation park – Adressaparken. For this work his team was named the winner of the Place by design competition at SxSW 2018 and the NM art and design prize in 2016. Andrew addressed the DARIAH Innovation Forum in 2017, a recording of his keynote can be found here.
Panos Constantopoulos is Professor in the Department of Informatics, Director of the MSc Programme in Digital Methods for the Humanities and former Dean of the School of Information Sciences and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business. He is also affiliated with the Information Management Systems Institute of the “Athena” Research Centre, where he heads the Digital Curation Unit. He has previously been Professor and Chairman in the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete, and Head of the Information Systems Laboratory and the Centre for Cultural Informatics at the Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas. His research interests include: knowledge representation and conceptual modelling, ontology engineering, semantic information access, process mining, knowledge management systems, decision support systems, cultural informatics, digital libraries, digital curation and preservation. He is scientific coordinator of APOLLONIS, the Greek Infrastructure for Digital Arts, Humanities and Language Research and Innovation.
We are pleased to welcome them all in DARIAH and the Scientific Board and we look forward to fruitful collaborations!