Annual Event

Call for papers

DARIAH ANNUAL EVENT 2023: Cultural Heritage Data as Humanities Research Data?

June 6 – 9 2023

Cultural Heritage Data as Humanities Research Data?

Collections in libraries, archives and museums have been at the heart of humanities research for centuries. However, with the current focus on data-driven research, data management plans and the research data lifecycle, in what ways do we need to think differently about cultural heritage collections as data? Inspired by the proclamation “cultural heritage data is humanities research data” (Tasovac et al., 2020), this year’s DARIAH Annual Event will seek to explore what this means in practice.

What does it mean for cultural heritage institutions to provide access to their ‘collections as data’ (Padilla et al., 2019)? Do we need to think of different workflows for digitised and born-digital datasets (Mahey et al., 2019)? Can we think of a humanities research data continuum? If so, at what point does the transition between cultural heritage collections and humanities research data occur? How can we foster successful collaborations with the cultural heritage sector (Angelaki et al., 2019)? How should we think about cultural heritage data in the context of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)? Is it the role of libraries, archives and museums to ingest their primary cultural heritage resources directly into EOSC? Or this rather a post-processing step following analysis by a humanities researcher? What would the ideal cultural heritage data infrastructure look like? Could experimental initiatives such as the European data space for cultural heritage or the Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage become the infrastructural boost that we need to instigate this digital transformation?

To inspire your submission to this year’s DARIAH Annual Event we propose the following three themes:

1. Sustainable data curation workflows for corpus building

The provision of cultural heritage collections as data requires a substantial rethinking of the way that libraries, archives and museums provide access to their collections (Mahey et al., 2019). What does it mean for cultural heritage institutions to make collections FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable)? What may these integrated interdisciplinary workflows look like? (Oberbichler et al., 2021) What kinds of collaborations between (digital) humanities researchers, cultural heritage professionals and computer, information and data scientists are needed?

2. Experimental Data Spaces for Cultural Heritage

Within the context of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Marketplace has already made substantial in-roads in aggregating and contextualising tools, services, training materials, datasets, publications and workflows for the SSH research communities.  Within the cultural heritage sector, the development of a common European data space for cultural heritage and Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage are both set to innovate and disrupt the digital infrastructure for cultural heritage collections? What role can research infrastructures such as DARIAH play in such experimental data spaces?

3. Advancing digital methods for the analysis of cultural heritage

What do collections as data mean for methodological advancement in the arts and humanities? Do digital methods such as Text and Data Mining, Natural Language Processing and Network Analysis move from the fringes to the mainstream? What opportunities do interdisciplinary collaborations in the areas of Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning enable us to advance humanities-specific knowledge extraction?

December 6th, 2021

Call for papers opens

February 25th, 2022 (included)

Call for papers closes (Extended deadline)

End of March, 2022

Notification of acceptance

Early April, 2022

Registration opens

June 6 – 9 2023
Budapest, Hungary

Conference Dates

PROPOSALS

We invite researchers, research projects and artists to present (finished or ongoing) work that deals with the topic of storytelling. All accepted papers will be part of thematic sessions, chaired by a member of the Programme Committee.

The DARIAH Annual Event combines different forms of encounter and exchange between DARIAH researchers and the wider research communities.

The call for participation accepts:

  • Papers
  • Panels
  • Posters, Demos and Art installations

For all contributions, a title and an abstract are to be submitted via the Submission page.

Accepted submissions will be published in the Book of Abstracts.

Submission will be open from 6th of December until 25th of February, 2022 (extended deadline)

Please note that each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the Programme Committee. Forms of open peer review will be encouraged during the review process. For the sake of transparency, we publish here our peer review guidelines.

Notification of acceptance can be expected by the end of March 2022.

types of proposals

Papers

Paper submissions should include a title, the names of the authors and a 500-word abstract. Paper sessions will consist of 10-minute paper presentations, plus an additional 20 minutes of discussion for the whole panel. In ConfTool, please provide the abstract text in the corresponding field; please also upload a pdf with abstract, references and (possibly) images (500 words max, excluding references).

Panels
Sessions

Panel submissions should include a general title and a list of three papers that make up the panel, the names of the authors and a 750-word abstract. In ConfTool, please also upload a pdf with abstract, references and (possibly) images (750 words max, excluding references). The total duration of the panel session is 60 minutes, approximately 10 minutes per presentation, followed by a discussion. We encourage the authors of this submission type to include moments of exchange with the audience (both live and online), we would like this to be an interactive session, as much as allowed by the time and format (face-to-face / online).

Posters
and Demos

We are looking for original posters, demos or digital installations broadly related to the topic of this year’s event. This category typically includes state-of-the-art project reports, work in progress, beta-versions of tools or new releases of existing tools and services. Demonstration interfaces, online prototypes and experimental work on digital interfaces from the arts and humanities are welcome. Submissions should include a title, the names of the authors and a 500-word abstract. In ConfTool, please also upload a pdf with abstract, references and (possibly) images (500 words max, excluding references). Please get in touch with the PC to discuss the format of digital installations.

evaluation of proposals

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two reviewers selected among the Programme Committee and other DARIAH bodies  (DARIAH Joint Research Committee,  DARIAH Coordination Office,  DARIAH Strategic Management Team). The reviewers are chosen by the PC according to their expertise in the digital arts and humanities.

The proposals will be reviewed against the following criteria:

  1. Relevance to the event’s topic
  2. Relevance to the DARIAH’s community
  3. Originality, innovation
  4. Structure and clarity  

You can find the peer review guidelines published here.