12 April 2018, Amsterdam

CLARIAH infrastructure has the desired follow-up with CLARIAH PLUS.

clariah plusThis afternoon, Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven granted the CLARIAH PLUS application with EUR 13.8 million. This will enable the humanities consortium led by Huygens ING to continue building the national digital CLARIAH infrastructure for the humanities.

Within the framework of the National Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructures, Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven of OC&W has allocated € 13.8 million on behalf of the NWO to the CLARIAH-PLUS project.
The award was received by the Principal Investigator (PI) Lex Heerma of Voss, director of Huygens ING, on behalf of a national consortium of universities and humanities institutes.

Heerma van Voss: 'This award confirms the great importance of the CLARIAH infrastructure for the humanities and social sciences in the Netherlands and far beyond. This infrastructure will substantially change not only the character of humanities research, but also that of social sciences research.

Over the past four years, the CLARIAH-CORE project has been used by the consortium to lay the foundations for the CLARIAH infrastructure. Because the CLARIAH infrastructure is an integral part of the European CLARIN and DARIAH initiatives, the Netherlands plays a prominent role internationally in the development of a European infrastructure for the humanities. Thanks to this allocation, the Netherlands will be able to consolidate and expand this role in the coming years.

CLARIAH-CORE focused specifically on linguistics, socio-economic history and media studies. CLARIAH-PLUS adds infrastructure for the disciplines that study texts not on the language used, but on their content, such as literature, history, but also philosophy and theology.

The consortium behind this project, which has committed itself to CLARIAH for the next ten years, consists of Huygens ING, the Institute for the Dutch Language, the International Institute of Social History (IISH), the Library of the Netherlands, the Meertens Institute, the Max Planck Institute in Nijmegen and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.
In addition, the following institutions participate: Data Archiving and Network Services (DANS), Fryske Akademie, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), National Archives, Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), Netherlands eScience Center, Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD), Radboud University, Groningen University, Leiden University, Maastricht University, Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

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The videos have Dutch subtitles generated with the CLARIAH Automatic Speech Recognizer + a bit of manual post-processing (CLARIAH was not recognised ). The English subtitles were generated with the automatic translation of DeepL on the basis of the Dutch subtitles after manual post-processing and thereafter corrected for the worst errors (Geesteswetenschappen -> Spiritual Science). The subtitles can be selected via the cc-button.

For more information, please contact CLARIAH: Arjan van Hessen, (Tel: 0621 888 146)