DARIAH announces Friday Frontiers: A series of In-House Webinars for the DARIAH community. The series will begin with 3 webinars to take place in Autumn/Winter 2020.
As part of its continued strategic plan, DARIAH is committed to establishing itself as a ‘Learning Organisation’, improving and reinforcing the knowledge and skills of its key staff and members to ensure they can meet the challenges and concerns of the wider research community that DARIAH supports around Europe. The In-House Webinar series offers presentations and lectures on a variety of topics relevant to issues in the Digital Humanities.
The first 3 virtual lecture sessions have been confirmed, and will be open to members of the DARIAH Coordination Office, DARIAH Working Groups, the DARIAH National Coordinators, the DARIAH Joint Research Committee and the DARIAH Scientific Board. These live sessions will take place via Zoom, and while the live sessions will be exclusively for members of those DARIAH groups, the 40 minute presentations from speakers will be recorded and posted to DARIAH-Campus as part of its suite of open online training materials.
The programme for the Autumn/Winter 2020 term is as follows:
- Post-Publication Peer Review
Speaker: Laurent Romary
Date: Friday 2nd Oct 2020, 10am IST/ 11am CEST/ 12noon EEST
Laurent Romary is Directeur de Recherche at Inria (team ALMAnaCH (France)), France. He carries out research on the modelling of semi-structured documents, with a specific emphasis on texts and linguistic resources. He has been active in standardisation activities with ISO, and also the Text Encoding Initiative. He also has a long-standing implication in open science related activities, and is a member of the Steering Committee of Episciences, an overlay journal platform conducting post-publication peer review.
- The Time Machine project
Speaker: Iason Jongepier & Melvin Wevers
Date: Friday 6th Nov 2020, 10am IST / 11am CEST / 12noon EEST (tbc)
Prof. dr. Iason Jongepier is working as 50% tenure track lecturer ‘Digital Historical Geography’ at the University of Antwerp, and (within the same FED-tWIN ‘DIGHIMAPS’ position) as 50% work leader at the Belgian State archives, aiming at the ‘activation’ of the vast (online) cartographic collection. He has a background in Geography (Master) and History (PhD) and has spent most of his postdoctoral years at the University of Antwerp by coordinating the construction of the Antwerp Time Machine/GIStorical Antwerp infrastructure.
Melvin Wevers is an Assistant Professor in Urban History and Digital Methods at the University of Amsterdam. He is also local coordinator of the Amsterdam Time Machine and organizer of the Computational Humanities Research workshop. His research focuses on the development and implementation of computational methods to study cultural-historical phenomena with a specific interest in the formation and evolution of ideas and concepts in advertising discourse. He has a background in American Studies, Psychology, and Cultural Analysis. In his PhD research, he applied text mining to digitized newspapers to study how the United States as a reference culture in Dutch public discourse on consumerism.
- Flipped Classrooms
Speakers: Kevin O’Connor & Jonny Johnston
Date: Friday 11th Dec 2020, 10am IST / 11am CEST / 12noon EEST
Kevin O’Connor (Learning Technologist, Trinity College Dublin) facilitates workshops, webinars and accredited professional-development modules on technology-enhanced learning in Trinity College Dublin. He also administers and supports Trinity’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard Learn and related technologies such as Panopto and Blackboard Collaborate. His research and teaching areas include the flipped classroom, using technology to support reflective practices and the use of virtual classrooms in higher education.
Dr Jonny Johnston (Centre for Academic Practice, Trinity College Dublin) is an academic developer with specialist interests in assessment practice, curriculum development, and teaching enhancement. In his research and teaching Jonny focuses on assessment literacy, inclusive teaching practices, curriculum design, and digitally mediated teaching and learning. He is the module coordinator for Trinity’s ‘Adapting Teaching for Learning Online’ professional development module for academic staff and those supporting teaching and learning at Trinity.