DARIAH is pleased to announce that it is opening its popular in-house webinar series ‘Friday Frontiers’ to the wider public for the first time in the upcoming Autumn/Winter 2022 series. The Friday Frontiers webinars allow researchers, practitioners and stakeholders from across the broad DARIAH community, and now beyond, to learn about current research, best practice and social impact, and different tools and methods in digital humanities scholarly practice.
The webinar sessions are all free to attend, but registration is required. Presentations are all recorded and published at a later date on DARIAH-Campus. The full details, along with information on how to register, can be found below:
Friday 7th October, 10.30am IST / 11.30am CEST / 12.30pm EEST
Has anyone cited a woman? Citational justice in the humanities, and elsewhere
Presenter: Sally Wyatt, Maastricht University
Registration (required): https://dariah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqf-yppzosHtZYzkf9q9jkGJ6GQuulexI3
Women have long been under-represented in science, but their output appears to be often under-represented in citations. In this talk, I will address how to achieve citational justice. For many researchers, citation is an important way of demonstrating our knowledge, acknowledging the sources of our ideas, and connecting with debates in our fields. Recent studies have highlighted the systematic under-citation of women and other marginalized groups in various fields. In this talk, I will discuss recent activities we have undertaken at Maastricht University to help students and colleagues develop tactics to address this problem.
Sally Wyatt is Professor of Digital Cultures at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS), Maastricht University. Between 2011-16, Wyatt was the Programme Leader of the e-Humanities Group at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW). She is currently working on a project about the role of artificial intelligence in image-based clinical decision making. More details about Wyatt’s career and publications can be found at: https://sallywyatt.nl
Friday 11th November, 10.30am GMT / 11.30am CET / 12.30pm EET
Science Mapping in Immersive Architectures
Presenter: Dario Rodighiero, University of Groningen
Registration (required): https://dariah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUud-6urz0vH9TispeJAzPhLyTnTL_s7Kvp
Although the mapping of science is broadly interested in representing scholarly knowledge, its use is often related to bibliometric techniques such as citation analysis. This presentation brings back the science mapping to its original meaning by widening its context to arts and humanities with the help of design. By refocusing the final user to scientists themselves and the general public looking at science, the audience is conducted through a series of data visualizations that present scholarly knowledge through immersive architectures in digital and public spaces. In a study related to experimental museology, the idea is to take out science from the laboratory and make its structure and dynamics visible again for all of us.
Dario Rodighiero is an Assistant Professor of Sciences and Technology Studies at the University of Groningen, serving the multidisciplinary faculty Campus Fryslân at the department of Knowledge Infrastructures. He is affiliated at Harvard University with metaLAB and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. Dario’s research is rooted in information design, critical data studies, and digital humanities; focusing on the mapping of science and more broadly on digital archives and the innovative ways they can be accessed. With Metis Press, in 2021 he authored Mapping Affinities: Democratizing Data Visualization — a book about charting scientific communities from a design-driven, ethical thinking. Over the years, he was employed at MIT, Sciences Po, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and the European Commission; lecturing at CERN and Ars Electronica, and exhibiting at MAXXI and the Harvard Art Museums.
Friday 9th December, 10.30am GMT / 11.30am CET / 12.30pm EET
First-person digital storytelling on difficult heritage: Block 15 of the Haidari Concentration Camp
Presenter: Agiatis Benardou, Athens University of Economics and Business / DCU Athena R.C.
Registration (required): https://dariah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYof-CuqD8tGtcX33bUq1EEYRxWpLbCSe3B
The “Block 15” project (2020-2023) is an interdisciplinary R&D project hosted by the Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business, focusing on the infamous Block 15 of the Haidari Concentration Camp in Western Athens, the largest and most notorious German concentration camp in wartime Greece. “Block 15” is co-funded by the German Federal Foreign Office through funds of the Greek-German Future Fund and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. The project, so far the first and only of its kind in Greece and South East Europe, makes the currently endangered building accessible to audiences and communities of diverse backgrounds through the use of digital storytelling and immersive technologies. Through an original, first-person interactive scenario based on primary archival sources and the employment of digital storytelling, the immersive VR experience under development not only brings the actual monument that is Block 15 back to life, but also functions as a reminder of the horrors and torture inflicted by the Nazis on prisoners, in an attempt to reintroduce a historically and politically contested site to heterogeneous audiences.
Agiatis Benardou is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business and a Senior Researcher at the Digital Curation Unit, ATHENA R.C. She has held posts as Research Associate at the University of Glasgow, and Visiting Scholar at the University of California Berkeley. Agiatis has served as Teaching Fellow in Digital Curation at the Department of Media and Culture, Panteion University, and she has co-ordinated a course on Applications of Digital Methods in the Humanities at the Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business. She has carried out extensive research as a project member and Work Package Lead in various EU initiatives, such as ‘Preparing DARIAH’, EHRI, ARIADNE, NeDiMAH, Europeana Cloud, Europeana Research, DARIAH-GR, ARK4, and #DARIAHTeach. She currently serves as Co-Head of DARIAH-EU VCC2 (Research and Education liaison) and is a team member in “APOLLONIS”, the Greek Infrastructure for Digital Arts, Humanities and Language Research and Innovation. Agiatis holds a PhD in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology from King’s College London.