The DARIAH Annual Event 2022 is organised as a hybrid meeting, planned to take place on May 31st to June 3rd at the Eugenides Foundation in Athens, Greece. After two years of online DARIAH events, we are looking forward to organise this event as a hybrid conference, if the pandemic situation allows it.
Topic of this year’s event is Storytelling. The power of storytelling as a sense-making and knowledge-creation strategy is deeply embedded in human cultures, reaching back as far as our written records, and looking as far forward as our technological imaginations. How we gather, share and use our stories says much about who we are, how we entertain and educate, how we build identities and understand the world beyond our vision, how we relate to our past and to our future.
In DARIAH 2022, we will highlight the power of storytelling in the arts and humanities. By looking at our research practices and our research infrastructures through the lens of storytelling, we hope to build conceptual bridges between the arts, technology, humanities, and beyond.
We are pleased to invite you to register to the DARIAH Annual Event 2022, through ConfTool. Participation to the event is possible either in-person, in Athens, Greece, or remotely (online). Participation is free but you still have to register for both modes of participation.
For those participating online, more information on how to follow the conference will be emailed to you closer to the event dates.
For those traveling to Athens, Greece and participating to the conference in person, there is a social dinner planned for Thursday, June 2 at 20:00 pm. The social dinner is 25euros and is self-paid through ConfTool.
You can have a look at the programme of the event here. If you are already registered on ConfTool, you can create your personalised conference agenda there.
Opening Keynote Speech by Andrew Perkis on “Interactive Digital narratives (IDN). A journey towards a new storytelling framework”
Wednesday, June 1 | 9:45-11:00 EEST/CEST+1
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 joined the DARIAH Scientific Board in 2020 while in the 2017 he addressed the DARIAH Innovation Forum.
Closing Keynote Speech by Louise Welsh “Writing in the Dark; Storytelling, Memory and Gothic, the Presence of the Past”
Friday, June 3 | 11:30-12:30 EEST/CEST+1
Louise Welsh works in several forms including novels, short stories, opera libretti, radio, performance and sound art. She has written nine novels, most recently The Second Cut (Canongate Books 2022). Louise is editor of Yonder Awa, a poetry anthology on the theme of Scotland and the North Atlantic slave trade by Scottish and Caribbean writers and ‘Ghost, One Hundred Stories to Read with the Lights On’. Louise is co-director (with Jude Barber) of the Empire Café, an award-winning collective exploring Scotland’s relationship with empire. Louise has collaborated on four critically acclaimed operas with composer Stuart MacRae. Their latest collaboration Anthropocene, premiered to wide acclaim in 2019. Louise has also written for the stage, most recently King Keich (2018) inspired by Alfred Jarry’s Pere Ubu. She has received several awards and international fellowships, including an honorary fellowship from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program and honorary doctorates from the Open University and Edinburgh Napier University. She was University of Otago Scottish Writers’ Fellow, New Zealand (2016). Louise is Professor of Creative Writing at University of Glasgow and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Image credit: © Julie Broadfoot – www.juliebee.co.uk
Please note that masks are strongly recommended at the venue, during the event.
Information about COVID restrictions in Greece can be found here.
More information on the venue and hotel recommendations can be found at https://annualevent.dariah.eu/
The DARIAH Annual Events is the annual gathering point of the DARIAH community to meet, discuss and present research on the year’s set topic. Have a look at past DARIAH Annual Events here.