This week’s #TrainingTuesday highlights a resource produced in the context of the DESIR project, a DARIAH-EU project co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union. Toma Tasovac (Director of the Belgrade Center for Digital Humanities & DARIAH-EU Director) speaks with Frank Fischer (Assistant Professor at HSE University & DARIAH-EU Director) about the role of training and education in digital research infrastructures.
Building on an unusual interdisciplinary background that combined computer science and literature in equal measure, Frank Fischer found his place in the digital humanities. In this video, he explains how his background has enabled him to understand ‘both sides’ of a digital humanities project – i.e. the humanities and the technical. He discusses the distinction between formal and informal education, arguing that the more ‘alternative’ teaching methods used in the digital humanities (workshops, summer schools etc) are crucial in developing new skills. Finally, he discusses how research infrastructures are vital in providing this kind of hands-on training, since they synthesise the ‘social’ and the ‘technical’.
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