• 7 September 2021
  • Online

DARIAH Annual Event 2021

The DARIAH Annual Event 2021 will take place online, on September 7-9, 2021. Topic of this year’s event is Interfaces. Digital interfaces enable communication between humans and machines, especially computers, by translating signals and providing capacity for the interpretation of information.

They facilitate work in digital environments and can take on many different forms, ranging from command line interfaces to 2D graphical user interfaces or immersive 3D approaches.

It is the aim of this year’s DARIAH Annual Event to discuss the role that interfaces play in the arts and humanities. To what extent do they enable new research, and at the same time, do they also limit research possibilities? How is content/information changed while being transmitted by interfaces? How do interfaces reframe the roles of those using them, their roles as producer and/or consumer of interfaces?


The programme, which will run over three days on September 7-9, includes two keynote speeches by Sarah Kenderdine (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) and Chris Heilman (Microsoft), 3 panels and 4 paper sessions on the following topics:

  • Interfaces for GLAM and Cultural Heritage Institutions
  • The Making of Interfaces
  • Interfaces and Infrastructures
  • Theoretical Reflections Around Interfaces