In late 2021, DARIAH launched the third Working Groups (WG) Funding Scheme Call for the years 2021-2023. This scheme, which is dedicated to – and open only for – the DARIAH Working Groups, is intended to support their activities, small-scale projects and innovative ideas to be put forward, implemented or sustained.
In this call, which was launched in early November and was closed in mid December, we received 8 applications overall. The evaluation of these applications was carried out by two reviewers for each proposal, concluding to a reviewers’ meeting in which the winning proposals were agreed among the whole evaluation committee.
This year, DARIAH awarded 7 WGs with funding to explore innovative ideas, build up their expertise or sustain existing tools and services, dedicating an overall budget of €40.000 to the call.
“These funding schemes acknowledge the strategic role of WGs in DARIAH and are a great way to financially support new project ideas put forward by our WGs, as they normally perform their activities on a voluntary base” says Francesca Morselli, Integration Officer for DARIAH. “For us, at the DARIAH Coordination Office, each funding scheme call is also a very exciting moment, where we get to read interesting project proposals and initiatives from our Working Groups community”.
The winning projects
Performing Arts: Transitioning to the Digital Age – WG Theatralia
This project aims at organising a series of international workshops for all performing arts professions to get acquainted with the openly or easily accessible digital technologies that are applicable in the performing arts practice. A scientific and professional international conference will follow, to discuss the possibilities of digital technology and tools in the context of performing arts through practical examples and theoretical models.
Enabling city dwellers to better understand and valorise intangible and built heritage together: Digital tools and practices – WG Digital Urban Heritage
This project intends to organise two intensive hands-on workshops to study, discuss and analyse sites of interest in the cities of Cordoba, Spain, and Lourinhã, Portugal; Córdoba is listed by UNESCO and Lourinhã is a candidate to Geopark/UNESCO. These workshops will bring together WG members, local groups and researchers using participatory design and co-creation methodologies.
Mutual learning workshop for improving cultural heritage bibliographical data – WG Bibliographical Data
The project’s goal is to intensify and expand the collaboration between bibliographical data researchers and the librarian community by delivering two main outputs: a specialised workshop for mutual learning for both communities, and a joint statement on their shared agenda for the humanistic bibliodata.
Research Data Management for Arts and Humanities: Integrating Voices of the Community – WG Research Data Management
The project aims at organising a writing sprint with the outcome of an Open Access publication that covers and provides practical know-how for both researchers and the new research support professionals (data stewards, subject librarians, open science officers, etc.) working with them.
Social Justice in the Digital Humanities: Diversifying the Curriculum – WG DARIAH Teach + WG Ethics and Legality in the Digital Arts and Humanities (ELDAH)
The goal of the project is to develop a new open educational resource for the #dariahTeach platform. The course will build on case studies that took a social justice approach to digital scholarship, study digital modalities used by artists in the developing world to preserve their work and reach dispersed audiences, and bring to light marginalised voices from the past.
Identifying PhD student’s training needs – WG Community Engagement
The project aims at identifying DH training needs for PhD students from various disciplines and with different levels of expertise. As diverse as the field of DH is, as diverse are the training needs for PhD students entering the field from various backgrounds. DARIAH provides a wealth of training and education tools and resources, the awareness and utilization of which will be systematically explored by this project.
“The richness and diversity of these proposals reflect the diversity of the DARIAH research community, as well as its development, including the increasing collaboration in interdisciplinary and innovative projects.” says Francesca Morselli. “We are looking forward to seeing these ambitious projects realized and shared with the research community at large!”
This funding scheme will run from January 2022 until May 2023. The funded projects will be invited to present their project results during the DARIAH Annual Event 2023. Keep an eye on our news section as we will be posting more information on their development.