DARIAH is pleased to announce the first two sessions of our popular in-house webinar series Friday Frontiers: Spring 2023 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 of the first two Spring sessions, along with information on how to register, can be found below. There will be a third Spring session, planned for May, details of which will be announced in due course.
Friday 3rd March, 10.30am GMT / 11.30am CET / 12.30pm EET
Queens of Humanities. Stories to attract and engage.
Speakers: Marta Swietlik (IBL-PAN, Poland), Magdalena Wnuk (IBL-PAN, Poland)
Registration (required): https://dariah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpf-GvqjktH90n4GN1R03HtYlKV23M5TFa
How do we tell the story of humanities as the essence of understanding humankind in its all aspects and bring it back to the table as an equal partner of science? Seeking an answer to this question, we will present the scope and dissemination of the Queens of Humanities campaign run last year by OPERAS-PL. Its purpose was to promote innovative humanistic approaches and show their relevance in today’s world.
“Born digital” monographs, data visualisations, web applications, podcasts or vlogs were presented as innovative outputs aimed at telling the story of humanities as an indispensable and ubiquitous means of expanding human knowledge about the world. The posts were also an occasion to bring up important problems of humanities research, such as the underestimation of innovative publications that do not fit with the strict academic criteria.
The “Queens of Humanities” project is a simple, yet inspiring advocacy project which can be implemented among different audiences and through various social channels. It also reflects on Facebook, which, despite increasing competition in the area of social media, offers unsophisticated, yet sufficient solutions for storytelling targeted at specific local audiences.
About the speakers
Instytut Badań Literackich PAN
PhD (Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2018), cultural anthropologist, migration researcher and project manager. Currently an open science specialist at the Digital Humanities Centre at the Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences. She coordinates OPERAS-PL – the National Node of OPERAS research infrastructure for humanities and social sciences.
Instytut Badań Literackich PAN
User experience researcher, art curator and critic of contemporary art. A graduate of art history at the Jagiellonian University, she is a PhD candidate specializing in digital humanities. Employed as a researcher and usability designer at the Digital Humanities Centre by the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, involved in projects developing scholarly communication and innovative forms of publication.
Friday 14th April, 10.30am BST / 11.30am CEST / 12.30pm EEST
How to learn and love digital text in four easy steps.
Speaker: Anne Baillot
Registration (required): https://dariah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYoduqqqD4rGNI4pZcNaZtUVxl3MzHBijcn
Is ChatGPT unsettling you? Are you annoyed to always land on the same webportal when googling for a specific book? Do you hate it when just the one page you need to consult is nowhere to be found on the internet? This presentation is for you!
In general, textual scholars are only half convinced by the performances of digital textual resources. This Friday Frontiers webinar aims to remedy this misconception. It defines precise quality mechanisms for digital text in order to provide a better grasp on the potential it bears, arguing that the cooperation between human and machine is key to contribute to enfolding it.
You will hear how to represent, connect, open, and share digital text in such a way that it can preserve heritage, advance knowledge and save planetary resources. What is there not to love about that?
About the speaker
University of Le Mans, France
Anne Baillot is a Professor for German Studies at the University of Le Mans, France. Her research areas include German Literature, Digital Editing, Textual Studies and History of Ideas. She is a passionate advocate of Open Science and currently working towards a stronger inclusion of environmental issues in research processes, especially digital ones.
Friday 5th May, 10.30am BST / 11.30am CEST / 12.30pm EEST
Data Journalism and AI: New frontiers in investigation and storytelling
Speaker: Dr. Bahareh Heravi (University of Surrey)
Registration (required): https://dariah.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArfuqtpz8iGd15ZYLwN0KDGx9K93V5e_Pf
Data is now an indispensable part of investigative work and storytelling for journalists and newsrooms. Computational methods and artificial intelligence are making their way to newsrooms more than ever before, and promise to open up new opportunities for journalists, as well as new challenges. This talk provides an overview of how data and Artificial Intelligence can be used in the journalism workflow, investigative reporting and storytelling.
About the speaker
Dr. Bahareh Heravi
University of Surrey
Dr Bahareh Heravi is a Reader (Professor) in AI & Media at the Institute for People-Centered AI at the University of Surrey. She specialises in Data & Computational Journalism, has widely published on the topic and has extensive international experience working with journalists and news media organisations on the use of data and algorithmic tools for reporting and storytelling. Bahareh is a board member of the Irish Government’s Open Data Governance Board (Department of Public Expenditure & Reform), a founding co-chair of the Data & Computational Journalism Conference, and a Steering Committee member of the Computation+Journalism Conference. Prior to joining the University of Surrey, Bahareh founded and led the Data Journalism Programme at University College Dublin.