#DouglassDay Transcribe-a-thon in University College Cork

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.

This year, the DARIAH Ireland team (Dr Orla Murphy and Dr Donna Alexander) organised an event in University College Cork.  Over 40 institutions around the world organised simultaneous transcribe-a-thons this year.  In total #DouglassDay 2018 resulted in 779 pages transcribed, 402 pages reviewed and approved, and 600 new registered #volunpeers (as they call themselves). Continue reading #DouglassDay Transcribe-a-thon in University College Cork

PARTHENOS releases new training module to help researchers manage, improve and open up research data

Front page of the new PARTHENOS module
Front page of the new PARTHENOS module

The PARTHENOS Project has released a new training module, aimed at Humanities researchers, entitled “Manage, Improve and Open Up Your Research Data”.  The module, which can be accessed at http://training.parthenos-project.eu/training-modules/,  addresses concepts such as the FAIR Principles, Open Science, and Data Management Plans, with a viewpoint specific to the Humanities. Continue reading PARTHENOS releases new training module to help researchers manage, improve and open up research data

DiMPO Workshop on Digital Practices in Arts and Humanities

By Klaudia Grabowska and Maciej Maryl
The DiMPO team

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