Humanities Data is at the heart of the DARIAH Annual Event 2019
The DARIAH Annual Event 2019 thematizes a catalogue of research questions that arise when we speak of Humanities Data. At the very heart of this topic linger questions around the type and amount of data that humanists collect:
- What kind of data do we have, where is it, and who owns it?
- Is our data indeed complex, and if so, what makes it complex?
- How do definitions and conceptualisations of the term ‘data’ resonate with or, perhaps more accurately, alienate us from our conceptions of our source landscape as art and humanities scholars?
- And, of course, how will the major European policy initiative to build an Open Science Cloud for research data impact upon our practices and opportunities?
Getting an overview of the nature of Humanities Data might be one way of designing new infrastructures to process them. We can ask for the current existing archetypical big data collections and establish alliances with data science to scale up workflows.
Above all, the key challenge is to keep a reflexive open discourse about the function of data for specific research questions, and the development of a culture to address the whole spectrum of ‘data needs’ of humanities scholars across all fields, all forms of collaboration and all societal relevant questions.
These issues and questions will be at the heart of the discussions at the DARIAH Annual Event 2019.
About DARIAH and the annual event
DARIAH is a European Research Infrastructure for the Humanities and Arts. It is dedicated to the empowerment of humanities scholars supporting them in their quest for new ways of knowledge production.
The DARIAH Annual Event offers the DARIAH community and everybody who wants to engage with DARIAH the possibility to present results and new ideas – and to meet and network.
For more information on the event, see the official event site.