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DARIAH, the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, is a pan-European organization, which aims to enhance and support digitally-enabled research and teaching across the humanities and arts. DARIAH is formally an ERIC, a European Research Infrastructure Consortium and is one of only 29 Landmarks on the Roadmap of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures. To date, 17 countries - Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, The Netherlands, Serbia and Slovenia have become Members, while we also have a growing number of Cooperating Partners. DARIAH is therefore both an ambitious and still expanding organization.
We are looking to appoint two part-time members of the Board of Directors from 01 January 2017, who will work closely with the third member, who is the Chair of the Board. The Board of Directors is the executive body of DARIAH and its legal representative, also providing strategic leadership for our activities.

You will be

  • an active researcher with significant experience with the application of digital methods to arts and humanities research.
  • an inspirational and visionary leader, with a proven track record of managing national and international organisations or projects.

Application Procedure

If you wish to apply, please send an email to the DARIAH-EU Coordination Office, including:

  • a 2-3 page CV, outlining your research activities and strategic leadership experience
  • a covering letter in support of your application
  • The names and contact details of at least two referees
  • a 2-3 page document outlining your vision for DARIAH for the next 3 years.

The closing date for applications is: Friday, 29 July 2016.

The appointment of the new members of the Board of Directors is expected by September, to serve from 01 January 2017.

For informal enquiries please contact:

  • Laurent Romary, President of the Board of Directors, DARIAH ERIC
  • Jacques Dubucs, Scientific Director, French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and Chair, DARIAH-EU General Assembly:

Further Details

Role and Responsibilities

The Board of Directors is the executive body of the DARIAH ERIC and its legal representative. It is composed normally of three directors, who are appointed by, and accountable, to the General Assembly as the representation of all member states. The DARIAH-EU Coordination Office supports the Board of Directors in its work. Further details about the DARIAH ERIC organisational structure can be found at: http://www.dariah.eu/about/organisation.html

The responsibilities of the Board of Directors are:

To provide leadership for DARIAH ERIC and propose its strategic objectives and directions
To be the legal representative of the DARIAH ERIC signing all contracts, agreements and other binding documents, on behalf of the DARIAH ERIC
To represent DARIAH ERIC before all European, international and national authorities and courts and function as its primary contact
To ensure the availability of adequate financial resources and prepare the budget
To oversee the Internal Rules of Procedure for the day-to-day operation of the DARIAH ERIC
To monitor DARIAH ERIC’s performance in relation to its strategic objectives
To publish the annual report
To supervise the Senior Management Team
To manage and employ members of the DARIAH-EU Coordination Office (DCO)
To appoint the Chair of the Joint Research Committee
To oversee the organisation of the Virtual Competency Centres including approving their creation, amendment or dissolution or appointing the VCC Chairs and associated VCC Heads after consultation with the Senior Management Team

Terms and Conditions

Each director will be appointed initially for a term of up to three years. Up to €50,000 is available per year to fund each director’s contribution to DARIAH for 50% of her or his time. It is anticipated that DARIAH-EU directors will be seconded from their home institution but in exceptional circumstances a direct contract with the DARIAH ERIC can also be considered.
DARIAH-EU Coordination Office, June 2016.
A PDF version of this call can downloaded from the DARIAH-EU Website


In conjunction with COLING 2016 (Japan) there will be a workshop Language Technology Resources and Tools for Digital Humanities

Date 11th to 16th December 2016 Colin2016
Location Osaka, Japan
Url http://coling2016.anlp.jp/

Language resources are increasingly used not only in Language Technology (LT), but also in other subject fields, such as the digital humanities (DH) and in the field of education. Applying LT tools and data for such fields implies new perspectives on these resources regarding domain adaptation, interoperability, technical requirements, documentation, and usability of user interfaces. This workshop will focus on the use of LT tools and data in DH, the discussion will focus on example applications and the type and range of research questions where LT tools can be beneficial.

The full anouncement can be found here on the webpage of CLARIN-D

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The Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), National Library of the Netherlands is seeking proposals for its Researcher-in-residence program to start in 2017.
This program offers a chance to early career researchers to work in the library with the Digital Humanities team and KB data. In return, we learn how researchers use the data of the KB. Together we will address your research question in a 6 month project using the digital collections of the KB and computational techniques.

The output of the project will be incorporated in the KB Research Lab and is ideally beneficial for a larger (scholarly) community.

Read more following this link: http://blog.kbresearch.nl/2016/06/08/call-for-proposals-kb-researcher-in-residence-2017/

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Date 2 - 4 November 2016
Location Amsterdam
Url https://sites.google.com/site/dixitcodingcollation/

We are pleased to announce a three-day workshop "Code and Collation: Training Textual Scholars" that takes place in Amsterdam from 2 - 4 November 2016. The event is part of the DiXiT network and is hosted by the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands. It brings together a group of international experts from the fields of textual scholarship and computer science.

The workshop engages with the theory and practice of semi-automated collation and provides an intense training in the open source collation program CollateX. Participants will learn how to prepare source materials, how to perform semi-automated collation using CollateX, and how to inspect and modify the results; they will acquire or improve computational skills relevant to textual criticism and in particular to the production of scholarly editions.

Registration is now open and free of charge. Early registration is recommended since there are limited places available. Detailed information can be found at the website:https://sites.google.com/site/dixitcodingcollation/. For all questions, do not hesitate to get in touch at dixitcollation[at]gmail[dot]com.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Amsterdam!


If you are interested, we recommend to register as soon as possible, since there are limited places available.

Best wishes,

The organising committee

Elli Bleeker, Peter Boot, Ronald Dekker, Elena Spadini

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A Lingua Special Issue titled Linguistic Research in the CLARIN Infrastructure, guest edited by Jan Odijk, has been published. All articles are Open Access (CC-BY-NC-ND). Open access of this issue has been made possible by the CLARIN-NL project, which is (partly) financed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Currently, the digital versions of the articles are accessible through their DOIs. Soon the paper version of this Lingua Special Issue (Volume 178) will appear. The full contents of the special issue is listed below.

Lingua Volume 178 (2016)

Special Issue:

Linguistic Research in the CLARIN Infrastructure

Guest Edited by Jan Odijk

  • J. Odijk, Linguistic research using CLARIN 1-4 doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2016.04.003
  • S. Barbiers, M. van Koppen, H. Bennis, N. Corver, MIcrocomparative MOrphosyntactic REsearch (MIMORE): Mapping partial grammars of Flemish, Brabantish and Dutch 5-31 doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2015.10.018
  • L. Cornips, J. Swanenberg, W. Heeringa, F. de Vriend, The relationship between first language acquisition and dialect variation: Linking resources from distinct disciplines in a CLARIN-NL project 32-45 doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2015.11.007
  • E. Hinrichs, Substitute infinitives and Oberfeld placement of auxiliaries in German subordinate clauses: A synchronic and diachronic corpus study using the CLARIN research infrastructure 46-70 doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2016.04.001
  • T. Leinonen, Ç. Çöltekin, J. Nerbonne, Using Gabmap 71-83 doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2015.02.004
  • R. van Sluijs, M. van den Berg, P. Muysken, Exploring genealogical blends: The Surinamese Creole cluster and the Virgin Island Dutch Creole cluster 84-103 doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2015.12.004
  • F. Van Eynde, L. Augustinus, V. Vandeghinste, Number agreement in copular constructions: A treebank-based investigation 104-126 doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2016.02.001