• 3 November 2022

Dirk van Miert to present at the Building Digital Humanities Symposium

The ‘Building Digital Humanities’ Symposium (7 - 25 November 2022) will explore the conditions in which Digital Humanities (DH) can flourish at institutional, inter-institutional, national and supra-national level.

These explorations will furthermore consider issues such as building networks, infrastructures, research and industry collaborations, public engagement and citizen scholarship, and career paths for individual researchers.

November 8th: National & Regional Infrastructures for the Digital Humanities

On the 8th of November, CLARIAH's PI Dirk van Miert will discuss a position paper on the digital infrastructure landscape for the humanities in the Netherlands. This session, 'National & Regional Infrastructures for the Digital Humanities', will revolve around two position papers addressing both the questions of what ‘digital infrastructure’ is, and how specific national and regional contexts (European and African) may impact those definitions in specific ways. During the ensuing discussion, the focus will be on cross-regional commonalities and differences, the possibility of a common agenda, and the steps that will need to be taken, potentially including strategic alliances, in order to advance that agenda.

About the symposium

As DH practices have increasingly challenged the lone scholar model of humanities research and embedded computational technologies at the heart of much cutting-edge scholarship, new challenges have arisen around infrastructures, collaborative models, approaches to scholarly attribution and accreditation, data-sharing, data-preservation, access to data, and appropriate training and career structures.

The purpose of this symposium – the first globally to address these themes directly - is to explore how infrastructures, funding models, reward systems, collaborative partnerships, institutional arrangements and public engagement interact organically to shape the interdisciplinary field of Digital Humanities as a lived, everyday scholarly and personal experience, and how that impacts on the final research, societal and personal outcomes.