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International workshop on “Sustainable Infrastructures for Digital Arts & Humanities” at Stanford

Have you ever wondered about the scope, extent, and style of Digital Humanities activities going on in Europe, and how our DH work in the U.S., and particularly at Stanford, compares?  Are you interested in learning more about DARIAH, the major pan-European infrastructure for activities in Digital Arts and Humanities?  Do you have a DH project or idea of your own, and want to hear about what other projects and working groups are doing, both in California and beyond?

Join us September 13th through 15th, 2018, in Stanford’s Green Library, for a 3-day workshop on “Sustainable Infrastructures for Digital Arts & Humanities” to learn more.

Experts from the Bay Area and from DARIAH, coming from across Europe, will present their work and engage with some of the broader critical, social, technological, and other issues related to the long-term sustainability of ground-breaking, innovative research activities and methodologies.  Scholars and practitioners both on stage and in the audience will share their experience and knowledge toward a better mutual understanding and richer collaborative opportunities on an international scale.

In addition to these knowledge exchanges, the workshop has a stunning lineup of keynote speakers: Quinn Dombrowski of U.C. Berkeley’s Research Computing group (and known internationally for her work on DiRT, the Directory of Research Tools), will present “Cowboys and Consortia: Thoughts on DH Infrastructure.”  Ge Wang, of Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), will combine a presentation on his innovative work in computer music design with the launch of his fascinating book, Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime (a MusiComic Manifesto), published by the Stanford University Press.  Finally, Mark Algee-Hewitt, Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Stanford Literary Lab, will close the workshop with his thoughts on “Humanities, Augmented: Ecologies of Digital Research Practices.”

The Stanford workshop is the first of three worldwide (to be joined by the Library of Congress later this Fall, and the Australian Research Data Commons, in Adelaide, in the Spring of 2019), funded through a major grant from the European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

This event will be of particular interest for arts and humanities researchers, as well as librarians, archivists, museum professionals, software developers, information technologists, and others --  at all career stages -- who are interested in learning about ongoing international initiatives to support preservation, discovery, and global access to research material as well as in using novel digital methods in their own work.  

For more information, including the program and (free) registration page, see: DARIAH Beyond Europe: Stanford Conference on “Sustainable Infrastructures for Digital Arts & Humanities”.

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