DARIAH-EU Annual Event 2020
The DARIAH Annual Event 2020 will take place in Zagreb, Croatia from May 26 to 29, 2020. Topic of this year’s event is Scholarly Primitives.
It has been twenty years since John Unsworth first formulated scholarly primitives as a set of recursive and interrelated functions that form the foundations of research activities across disciplines, theoretical frameworks or eras. Ever since, these basic scholarly functions — discovering, annotating, comparing, referring, sampling, illustrating and representing — have proved to be useful not only for categorizing the fundamentals of knowledge production in the humanities, but also as a framework for conceptualizing Digital Humanities tools which support these processes.
The time is ripe to revisit and freshly interrogate both the notion and the scope of scholarly primitives. To what extent does this particular set of scholarly primitives still correspond to our understanding of what humanities scholars do on a day-to-day basis? Has our understanding of research workflows changed over time significantly enough to require a new classification?
The upcoming DARIAH Annual Event combines different forms of encounter and exchange between DARIAH researchers and the wider research communities. The call for participation is divided into two streams:
- Pre-conference activities
- WG Meetings
- Conference activities
- Synergy Sessions
Visit the website of the Annual Event 2020 for more.
Recap: DARIAH-EU Annual Event 2019
The DARIAH Annual Event 2019 was held on May 15-17, 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. Topic of this year’s event was Humanities Data. At the very heart of this topic linger questions around the type and amount of data that humanists collect: what kind of data do we have; where is it; and who owns it? Is our data indeed complex, and if so, what makes it complex? How do definitions and conceptualisations of the term ‘data’ resonate with or, perhaps more accurately, alienate us from our conceptions of our source landscape as art and humanities scholars? And, of course, how will the major European policy initiative to build an Open Science Cloud for research data impact upon our practices and opportunities? Getting an overview of the nature of Humanities Data might be one way of designing new infrastructures to process them. We can ask for the current existing archetypical big data collections and establish alliances with data science to scale up workflows. Above all, the key challenge is to keep a reflexive open discourse about the function of data for specific research questions, and the development of a culture to address the whole spectrum of ‘data needs’ of humanities scholars across all fields, all forms of collaboration and all societal relevant questions.
The 2019 Annual Event introduced a new format. It combined forms of encounter developed in prior meetings, such as Working Groups meetings, workshops organised by Working Groups and projects, and a Marketplace to exchange ideas around new research projects and infrastructural solutions with an open conference setting. The call for participation was subdivided into two streams: (1) Meetings and (2) Papers/Posters.
For further information visit the website of the event.
Recap: DARIAH-EU Annual Event 2018
The DARIAH Annual Event 2018, held on May 22-24 in Paris, France, was a lively meeting point for researchers, Working Groups, DARIAH-related projects, and the DARIAH governing bodies to exchange experiences, present progress, explore new ideas, and discuss future challenges. This year’s theme: Open Science. Growing out of the broader Open Access movement, the topic of an even deeper Open Science has emerged in recent years, both from the research community itself, as well as from research institutions, funders, governments and supranational bodies that wish to see science done in a way that has more impact, is more accessible to both academic peers and the public and is available for inter- and multidisciplinary research.
DARIAH-EU decided to set Open Science as the theme of this year’s Annual Event with the aim of engaging the DARIAH-EU community in discussions on how we deal with issues of open science in research infrastructures, and how the humanities can adopt new methodologies for open collaboration.
Below you can find a short recap video of the event. For more information visit the archived event page.
Recap: DARIAH-EU Annual Event 2017
The DARIAH-EU Annual Event 2017 took place on 26-27 April in Berlin, Germany. It focussed on the subject of sustainability of Research Infrastructures, which was emphasized by a series of workshops on the topic. Below you can find a short recap video of the event. For more information visit the archived event page.
Presentations made during the event can be downloaded here:
“From paper to digits: Challenges and opportunities of digital research”, Roxanne Wyns, KU Leuven – LIBIS.
“Keep calm and yes, we’re open today: Open science and libraries”, Prof. Dr. Isabella Peters, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel – ZBW Leibniz Information Center for Economics.
Introduction Sustainability Theme, Dr. Jennifer Edmond, member of the Board of Director.
Workshop Sustainability, “The Research Data Alliance (RDA) and sustainable research data sharing”, organised by Raphael Ritz and Matej Durco.
Recap: DARIAH-EU Annual Event 2016
The DARIAH-EU Annual Event 2016 took place on 10-12 October in Ghent, Belgium. Below you can find a short recap video of the event. For more information visit the archived event page.