DARIAH Virtual Annual Event 2020: Scholarly Primitives

Important information on the event

Considering the current state of the pandemic and the travel restrictions, the DARIAH Annual Event 2020 has been turned into an online conference.

The programme of the event spreads from October to December to accommodate all sessions. Workshops, synergy sessions and Working Group meetings are organised in weekly sessions from October 7-December 2, on Wednesdays. The papers, plenary sessions, keynote presentation and social events will be held on the central week of the event, on November 10-13, 2020. Posters will be presented in an online exhibition during that central week of the event, November 9 to 13. Check the programme for more details. 

Social Events

There are two social events planned during the central week of the DARIAH Annual Event, on November 12 and 13, hosted by Croatia and Greece respectively.

The Social Event by Croatia will be held on November 12, 17:00-18:00 CET with the aim of Bringing Zagreb to You! The Croatian team decided to bring the city to you by preparing the best possible 60-minute invitation, so that you visit some other time when Corona will only be a popular beer to toast with.

The Social Event by Greece will be held on November 13, 17:00-18:00 CET and will be a Dance-along! For the Greek-themed Social Event, we would like to invite all participants to dance along with us in preparation and anticipation of the next DARIAH-EU event in Athens.

Best Poster and Best Paper Awards

We are happy to announce awards for the best poster and best paper of the 2020 Annual Event. Thanks to DARIAH-HR, the winners will be invited to present their poster/paper during the 2021 DARIAH Days in Zagreb, Croatia, hosted by DARIAH-HR. DARIAH-HR will cover travel and accommodation expenses (up to 500 eur/person).

At the Virtual Annual Event 2020, the posters will be presented in an online exhibition, which will be open during the central week of the event, between November 9 and November 13. Visitors to this exhibition will be able to vote for the best poster during that week. The best paper will be selected by the Programme Committee of the event following all paper sessions. Both awards will be announced on November 13, at 17:00-18:00 CET at the final Social Event and Closing Remarks session.

Launch of Poster Exhibition: We invite you to browse through all posters and demos of the event and vote for the best contribution at https://www.virtualdariah2020.dariah.eu/ 

The Best Poster Award goes to Maurizio Toscano, L. Bocanegra Barbecho, Salvador Ros Muñoz, Elena González-Blanco for their poster ‘Insights on scholarly primitives from Digital Humanities research in Spain‘.

Honorable mentions go to Luise Borek and Canan Hastik for their demo submission ‘TaDiRAH as Linked Open Data’ and to Grzegorz Bryk, Alejandro Benito, Michał Kozak, Cezary Mazurek, Szymon Płaczaszek, Roberto Theron for their poster ‘Supporting Decision-Making in the Entity Normalization Task. On the Example of PROVIDEDH’.

The Best Paper Award goes to Costas Papadopoulos and Susan Schreibman for their paper ‘3D Scholarly Editions: Scholarly Primitives Reboot’.

Honorable mentions go to Sepideh Alassi and Lukas Rosenthaler for their paper ‘e-Version of the Republic of Letters’, Vicky Dritsou and Maria Ilvanidou for their paper ‘Integrating archival materials for the study of the turbulent Greek 40s’ and to Goran Zlodi for his paper ‘Approaches to Collaborative Multilingual Thesauri Development in Educational Context’.


Registration is now open and will remain open until the final session of the event. Please make sure to register at least a day in advance, so that you receive the link to the session. If you registered later and did not receive the link, please send us an email at dariah-ae-2020@sciencesconf.org and we will try to accommodate you.

Stay safe and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at dariah-ae-2020@sciencesconf.org


DARIAH Annual Event

DARIAH is a European Research Infrastructure for the Humanities and Arts. Its mission is to empower scholarly communities with digital methods to create, connect and share knowledge about culture and society. The DARIAH Annual Event offers the DARIAH community and humanities scholars in general the possibility to present results and new ideas; to meet and network. Participation in the Annual Event is free of charge, but registration is required.


Scholarly Primitives

It has been twenty years since John Unsworth famously formulated scholarly primitives -- discovering, annotating, comparing, referring, sampling, illustrating and representing -- as a set of basic scholarly activities across disciplines, theoretical frameworks or eras. We will use the DARIAH Annual Event 2020 as an opportunity to re-evaluate and probe the notion and scope of scholarly primitives in the context of the ongoing developments in the field of Digital Humanities and DARIAH’s continuous efforts in shaping an effective and sustainable research infrastructure that meets the needs of humanities scholars. Some of the questions that we hope to ask are: can we -- and should we -- put our conceptualization of scholarly primitives into a historical perspective as an expression of a particular stage in the development of Digital Humanities? Have scholarly primitives been conceptually robust enough to keep up with the field, which now includes big data, visual analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence? Finally, are scholarly primitives -- and the way we speak of research as we build tools to support it -- free of ideology and bias?

DARIAH is happy to announce John Unsworth as keynote speaker at the Annual Event 2020.





Programme committee

Toma Tasovac (chair)

Femmy Admiraal (co-chair)

Francesca Morselli (co-chair)

Koraljka Kuzman Šlogar 

Agiatis Benardou

Sally Chambers

Marianne Huang

Andrea Scharnhorst

Susan Schreibman

Andreas Witt

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