Voting is now open for the DH Awards 2020. Among the nominations, we would like to highlight two DARIAH resources, the DARIAH Virtual Exchange Event in the special category of Best DH Response to COVID-19 and DraCor: Drama Corpora in the category of Best DH Dataset.
The DARIAH Virtual Exchange Event was organised in May 2020, in light of the postponement of the face to face DARIAH Annual Event. The event kicked off with the launch of an online exhibition of resources and ideas which explored the many primitives of and issues surrounding scholarly meetings. The exhibition acted as a pool of prompts and provocations for thought and conversation that led in a 2-hour virtual discussion on topics such as the Academic Footprint: sustainable methods for knowledge exchange, making (virtual) interactions work better, the challenges of working away from the office.
DraCor is an open source project, a showcase for the concept of Programmable Corpora. It revolves around an API that provides data extracted from TEI-encoded corpora. Its website uses this API to showcase some of the extractable information. DraCor is short for “drama corpora”, a growing collection of plays in (mostly) European languages. This research is led by Frank Fischer, Director in DARIAH-EU and Associate Professor for Digital Humanities at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow.
Digital Humanities Awards are a set of annual awards where the public is able to nominate resources for the recognition of talent and expertise in the digital humanities community. The resources are nominated and voted for entirely by the public.