logo ehumanities newOn 7 November 2016 there will be a discussion about this intriguing question from 15.00-17.00 at the  Trippenhuis (KNAW), Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam.

The discussion is hosted by the eHumanities-NL platform.

Four great speakers will kick off a general discussion on this important question. Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI):

  1. Working with the viscosity of humanities research. By Deb Verhoeven (Deakin University, Australia)
  2. Technology-induced bias: if we can’t avoid it, we need to measure it. By Jacco van Ossenbruggen (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica)
  3. Topic modelling only works if you have the right document collection! By Iris Hendrickx (Radboud University)
  4. Deconstructing interface technology; media archaeology as cracking code. By Sonja de Leeuw (Utrecht University)

The discussion will be chaired by Sally Wyatt, member of the eH-NL executive committee.
More details on the eH-NL website.
Space is limited, so if you would like to attend, you must register by sending an email to Sikko Visscher.

dariah eu

DARIAH recently released a report on open access publishing of research data in the humanities. It is part of DARIAH's Humanities at Scale project (HaS). As an output of work package 7 the report is a first step in the design process of an Open Humanities Data Platform, which will be the main result of this work package. The report serves as input for the design and sustainability plan, and will ultimately contribute to creating this platform.

Improving access to research data

Improved access to research data is a key aspect of DARIAH's mission as a digital research infrastructure. In addition, open access publishing is increasingly becoming a requirement for researchers funded under certain funding schemes. At the moment, researchers funded by Horizon 2020 in nine dedicated research areas are obliged to publish their research data as open data. From 2017 onwards this will be extended to researchers in all disciplinary areas.

Overview on open access publishing

Against this background, the HaS-DARIAH report on open access publishing for research data gives an overview of the various aspects of the open access publishing of research data in the humanities. It defines key concepts and describes the research data life cycle. It gives an overview of stakeholders involved in open access publishing, and analyses advantages and obstacles for researchers to share their research data. Furthermore, a description of the European data repositories is given, followed by an overview of certification standards of trusted digital data repositories and the possibilities of data citation. The authors discuss standards and the use of metadata in the humanities, as well as a best practice example of an open access research data system in the humanities: the French open research data ecosystem.

Download the report

The report is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. It can be downloaded from the HAL archives: https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-01357208/document. For an overview of DARIAH related documents in HAL go to https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/DARIAH.

Open Archive HAL: Finding DARIAH’s publications
In the open archive HAL authors deposit scholarly documents from all academic fields. DARIAH uses HAL to make accessible publications from its network. The service is available in English and French. It is a contribution to DARIAH from 2015 of the french Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe (CCSD). The CCSD a joint service center of CNRS, INRIA and the University of Lyon.

More information

For more information on the report, DARIAH and the Humanities at Scale Project, please contact DARIAH-EU’s communications officer Jakob Epler:

Date 03 November 2016 FAIR
Location  to be announced

Good data stewardship is rapidly becoming an essential part of modern science. To facilitate good data stewardship and to promote open science, a broad community of international stakeholders have developed FAIR principles, that ensure data are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. The FAIR principles have been embraced by both the European Commission and the G20.

DTL-associated scientists have played a key role in developing the FAIR principles. The DTL network actively promotes FAIR data stewardship, for instance by organising ‘Bring your own data (BYOD) workshops’ and driving the development of technology and other infrastructure to support FAIR data stewardship. Therefore, we offer DTL partners a workshop entitled ‘FAIR Data Stewardship for Discovery and Innovation’.

Full announcement: http://www.dtls.nl/events/fair-data-stewardship-discovery-innovation-workshop-dtl-partners/


Date 16 September 2016 CLARIAH icon
Time 13:30 – 17:30 hour
Location VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105, Main Building, 12th floor, room 12-A-44

On Friday, 16th of September, we will have a CLARIAH WP3 workshop on Interoperability.
If you want to participate, send an e-mail to Piek Vossen.


Time Topic Presenters
13:00 - 13:40 Agenda Memorandum on interoperability Jan Odijk
13:40 - 14:20 Text annotation formats Antske Fokkens, Maarten van Gompel
14:20 - 15:00 Lexical resources Isa Maks, Marc Kemps-Snijders
15:00 - 15:20 Coffee & Tea  
15:20 - 16:00 Lexical resources Isa Maks, Marc Kemps-Snijders
16:00 - 16:40 Linked data Marieke van Erp
16:40 - 17:15 FromTextToRdf: News reader Piek Vossen

Confirmed participants

Jan Odijk Sjef Barbiers Jan-Theo Bakker
Martijn van der Klis Marc Kemps-Snijders Maarten van Gompel
Piek Vossen Isa Maks Antske Fokkens
Marieke van Erp    

clinResearchers are invited to submit, in English, abstracts describing work on all aspects of computational linguistics and related language and speech technologies and applications.

Submissions should include:

  • Author(s) names,
  • Affiliation
  • Contact details
  • Presentation title
  • An abstract of max 250 words, outlining their presentation

Presentation abstracts should be submitted electronically, no later than November 20, 2016 (midnight) via the submission website at EasyChair.

For more information about CLIN27: visit the website at http://www.ccl.kuleuven.be/CLIN27/