The DARIAH Annual Event 2022, held on May 31-June 3 in Athens, Greece was the first hybrid event after two years of pandemic and online events. As expected, it was a lively meeting point for the DARIAH community and beyond, researchers, Working Groups, DARIAH-related projects, and the DARIAH governing bodies who finally had the opportunity to meet in person and spend some days full of discussions and exchanges in sunny Athens.
This was one of the largest DARIAH Annual Events, as we had the pleasure to welcome more than 350 registered participants from 41 countries across the world, both in person and online. The hybrid aspect allowed participants and presenters to be part of the event either in Athens or online, present their research, exchange experiences, explore new ideas, and discuss future challenges. The overall theme of this year’s event was Storytelling.
Topic of 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. The DARIAH Annual Event 2022 aimed to 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 aimed to build conceptual bridges between the arts, technology, humanities, and beyond.
This year’s event kicked off with meetings of DARIAH bodies, followed by three conference days with panels, papers, two keynote speeches and poster sessions. More specifically, the programme of the event consisted of:
- Two keynote lectures on the theme of Storytelling: an opening keynote by Prof. Andrew Perkis (Professor at NTNU Trondheim, head of the NTNU ARTEC) and a closing keynote by Louise Welsh (Professor of Creative Writing at University of Glasgow)
- Paper sessions on the topics of Theory of Storytelling, Case Studies of Storytelling, Storytelling of Cultural Heritage
- Panel sessions on Storytelling, experimentation and participatory methods, Heurist as a Platform for Data-Driven Storytelling, Telling the story of women’s literary participation: From data to database history and Data-Driven storytelling through FAIR data
- Poster and demo sessions
- Plenary sessions with the DARIAH Directors and the 2020-2021 Theme projects
- A musical performance by Nadar Ensemble, one of the DARIAH Theme funded projects
- A presentation of the GoTRIPLE platform (TRIPLE project)
- Internal meetings of several DARIAH organisational bodies
For more information on the programme you can visit the archived event page.
Find out more
Get a glimpse of the 2022 Annual Event in this recap film:
For the recap video of the Annual Event 2022 and the two keynote lectures visit our DARIAH-EU Youtube channel.
For pictures of the event visit our Flickr account.
You can also download the book of abstracts here.
Presentations are also openly available on the Zenodo community Storytelling – DARIAH Annual Event 2022