DARIAH Theme 2015 "Open Humanities": Unlocking Ressources

The first DARIAH theme was “Open humanities“. The directors decided on making open humanities a priority for DARIAH, because to date arts and humanities data resources are not easily available. In many cases, they are locked away or isolated in many other ways. Most likely, the resources will be owned by different communities and subject to different rights.

DARIAH is committed to changing this situation and thus promotes open arts and humanities research. It works towards an effective use of data resources, also by communities who do not yet have digital arts and humanities capacities.

Having this in mind DARIAH allocated 45.000 Euros for events exploring the open humanities theme, for example, larger conferences, a series of workshops or hackathons.

Outcomes
The Call was published in early 2015. All proposals were reviewed by 2 peer reviewers. DARIAH received ten submissions and decided to fund six projects. They received funding in the range of 5,000€ up to 10,000€.

Funded projects collaborating with GLAMs
DARIAH-DK (Marianne Huang) with the British Library and other institutions:
„Internet of Cultural Things“.

DARIAH-Be (Veerle Vanden Daelen) with archives:
„Open History – Sustainable digital publishing of archival catalogues: a workshop for archivists of twentieth-century history archives“. Read a Blog Post about the Project

DARIAH-Cy (Marinos Ioannides) and DARIAH-Malta (Milena Dobreva) and Heritage Institutions: „The e-documentation of the European Intangible Heritage“


Funded projects collaborating with universities and publishers
DARIAH-RS (Toma Tasovac) and various universities: „Developing Open Source Training Materials in the Humanities“

DARIAH-AT (Eveline Wandl-Vogt) and DARIAH-IE (Alexander O´Connor) with Open Knowledge Foundation and Wikimedia: „Linked Open Data 4 Living Organisms“

DARIAH-IT (Hansmichael Hohenegger) with publishers and museums: „Models for Open Access Publishing“

Latest News

Europeana Research invites applications for its second Grants Programme.

It is now possible to register for the DARIAH Annual Event.

This Masterclass will provide the background to develop a #dariahTeach Course or Workshop.

DARIAH's Cooperating Partner University of Helsinki is looking for candidates to join three research teams which investigate identity-building processes.

The “OpenMethods” website aims at highlighting curated content in the field of Digital Humanities Methods and Tools.

Research Infrastructure News

New data protection rules in the EU may lead to a strengthened Nordic cooperation.

The toolkit aims to support organisations wishing to set themselves up as new national data services in the social sciences.

A new improved search interface of the Aila Data Service offered by the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) is online.

The Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS), conducted a survey of social science researchers in Switzerland to better understand researchers’ attitudes, practices, and needs specifically regarding data sharing and re-use.

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