Written by Donna Alexander, PhD (University College Cork)
Douglass Day is celebrated every year on the 14th of February to commemorate the life and times of Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave who wrote, lectured and campaigned for abolition, women’s rights, and temperance. February is also Black History Month, and for the last number of years, the Colored Convention Project (CCP) have organised Transcribe-a-thons in order to increase the amount of online resources related to Black Studies. They invite participants around the world to host satellite events in their own organisations.
In May 2017 members of DARIAH working group Digital Methods and Practices Observatory (DiMPO) gathered in Warsaw to sum up the ongoing activities and discuss the scope of further endeavours. The meeting and workshop were organised by Digital Humanities Centre at the Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences and chaired by Costis Dallas and Maciej Maryl. It was aimed at discussing the results of the survey on Digital Practices in the Arts and Humanities in the light of the feedback gathered in Rome during AIUCD Conference in January this year and the previous DiMPO meeting in Berlin (24 April 2017). While the research team is working on the final report, the highlights from the study on how digital researchers conduct their work have already been published online.Continue reading DiMPO Workshop on Digital Practices in Arts and Humanities