Digital Humanities in Cultural Heritage Research – UPDATED PROGRAMME

Time: Wednesday 20 April at 10.00-12.00
Venue: Unioninkatu 40 (Metsätalo), lecture room 4

Digital Humanities entail increased collaboration, exchange and sharing of data across disciplinary and national boundaries.

But how to get started? Who to contact? Where to go for data and resources?

Come and meet DARIAH!

DARIAH is a pan-European infrastructure for arts and humanities scholars that supports digital research as well as the teaching of digital research methods. DARIAH is also a network of people who provide digital tools and share data as well as know-how.



10.00 Professor Mikko Tolonen: Welcome and introduction to Digital Humanities in Cultural Heritage Research

10.15 CEO Mike Mertens: DARIAH-EU – A New Charter for Cultural Heritage Institutions and Researchers?

11.15 Discussion with introductions to current UH services for digital resources in the humanities
Mike Mertens: DARIAH-EU – A New Charter for Cultural Heritage Institutions and Researchers?

The relationship between humanities researchers, primary digital resources and GLAMs (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) has long been fruitful and symbiotic. However, where can this relationship be given further support as digital humanities research techniques mature, we go beyond format shifting to more complex digital objects, and GLAMs seek to enhance their collections with researchers enhancements in order potentially to offer the public an improved experience?

As well as covering DARIAH as such briefly, current services for historians and activities related to DARIAH in terms of cultural heritage, the talk will present the case for a new DARIAH-sponsored CHI (Cultural Heritage Institution) Charter, that would be designed to increase and deepen the interaction between universities and GLAMs in the context of the changing relationship between higher education and the wider public, according to the ambition for research to underpin not only academic excellence but also “Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies”.



DARIAH in a nutshell

UH Library – Research Data Management