Annual Event


Scholarly Primitives

The DARIAH-EU Virtual Annual Event 2020, initially scheduled to take place in May in Zagreb, Croatia, was postponed to the fall and transformed into an online conference as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topic of this year’s event was Scholarly Primitives. Twenty years since John Unsworth first formulated scholarly primitives as a set of recursive and interrelated functions that form the foundations of research activities across disciplines, theoretical frameworks or eras, the event aimed to freshly interrogate both the notion and the scope of scholarly primitives.

The event had a very rich programme of sessions: 15 weekly sessions of Working Group meetings, synergy sessions and workshops, 18 paper presentations, a poster exhibition with 18 posters and 1 demo, 1 keynote by John Unsworth and 2 social events. Workshops, synergy sessions and Working Group meetings were organised from October 7-December 2, on Wednesdays. The papers, plenary session, keynote and social events were held on November 10-13, which was the central week of the event. We were happy to welcome more than 300 registered participants from 40 countries around the world, from Europe, the US, Canada and Latin America, from Africa and Asia.

Thanks to the generous support by DARIAH-HR, this year we awarded the Best Poster and Best Paper of the conference with a trip to the 2021 DARIAH Days in Zagreb, Croatia, where winners will be invited to present their poster/paper. The Best Paper Award was selected by the Programme Committee of the event while the Best Poster was voted by the public visiting the poster exhibition site during the central week of the event. Check the winners.

All sessions have been recorded and published on the DARIAH Youtube channelListen back to the presentations here. For further information visit the archived website of the event.

Programme Committee

  • Toma Tasovac (chair) – DARIAH-EU; Belgrade Center for Digital Humanities
  • Femmy Admiraal (co-chair) – DARIAH-EU; Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
  • Francesca Morselli (co-chair) – DARIAH-EU; Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
  • Koraljka Kuzman Šlogar – DARIAH-HR; Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research
  • Agiatis Benardou – Digital Curation Unit, R.C. “Athena”
  • Sally Chambers – Ghent University
  • Marianne Ping Huang – Aarhus University
  • Andrea Scharnhorst – DARIAH-EU; Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
  • Susan Schreibman – Maastricht University
  • Andreas Witt – University of Mannheim

Related Documents

Book of Abstracts 2020