Annual Event



The DARIAH-EU Annual Event 2021 took place online, on September 7-9, 2021. Topic of this year’s event was Interfaces. We had the pleasure to welcome 300 registered participants from 37 countries around the world, from Europe, the US, Canada and Latin America, from Africa and Asia.

Digital interfaces enable communication between humans and machines, especially computers, by translating signals and providing capacity for the interpretation of information. They facilitate work in digital environments and can take on many different forms, ranging from command line interfaces to 2D graphical user interfaces or immersive 3D approaches. This year’s DARIAH Annual Event aimed to discuss the role that interfaces play in the arts and humanities. To what extent do they enable new research, and at the same time, do they also limit research possibilities? How is content/information changed while being transmitted by interfaces? How do interfaces reframe the roles of those using them, their roles as producer and/or consumer of interfaces?

The event had a rich programme, running over three days, including two keynote speeches by Sarah Kenderdine (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) and Chris Heilman (Microsoft), 3 panels and 4 paper sessions on the following topics:

  • Interfaces for GLAM and Cultural Heritage Institutions
  • The Making of Interfaces
  • Interfaces and Infrastructures
  • Theoretical Reflections Around Interfaces

Find the slides and presentations from the various sessions of the conference in the Interfaces – DARIAH Annual Event 2021 Zenodo community.

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

Programme Committee

  • Frank Fischer (chair) – DARIAH-EU; Higher School of Economics, Moscow
  • Francesca Morselli (co-chair) – DARIAH-EU; Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
  • Femmy Admiraal (co-chair) – DARIAH-EU; Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
  • Andrea Scharnhorst – DARIAH-EU; Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
  • Edward J. Gray – DARIAH-EU; Huma-Num
  • Georgios Artopoulos – The Cyprus Institute
  • Matej Durco – ACDH-CH, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Agiatis Benardou – Digital Curation Unit, R.C. “Athena”
  • Tibor Kalman – GWDG
  • Marianne Ping Huang – Aarhus University
  • Almila Akdag – Utrecht University

Related Documents

Book of Abstracts 2021