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Have you heard of #dariahTeach?

If not, then it is time to introduce you to this successful project and learning platform! #dariahTeach, a project affiliated with DARIAH VCC2: Research and Education, was created through the generous funding of an ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership to create a platform and content for open-source, high-quality, multilingual teaching materials for the digital arts and humanities. Begun in January 2015 and running through June 2017, #dariahTeach also had as its goal to strengthen alliances and foster innovative teaching and learning practices among members of the ESFRI-roadmap Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH).

This ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership was under the lead of Susan Schreibman, Maynooth University (Ireland), in collaboration with Aarhus University’s DIGHUMLAB (Denmark), “Athena” Research Center (Greece), the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Austria), Belgrade Centre for Digital Humanities (Serbia), Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands), University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (Switzerland).

In March 2017, the #dariahTeach learning platform launched in Lausanne, Switzerland with four courses and two workshops on Text Encoding and the TEI, Multimodal Literacies, Sound Studies, Digitizing Dictionaries, Spatial Image Analytics and Conceptual Modelling. Additionally, a collection of videos featuring a variety of voices and perspectives exploring a range of methodologies, theoretical approaches and disciplinary practices features in the Introduction to Digital Humanities course.

You can be part of this!

In the coming months, #dariahTeach is planning to open its platform for new content. This will include new courses, workshops, videos, as well as  even translations of this content into other languages. Would you like to spread the word on Digital Humanities teaching curriculum in your own language? Would you like to shape the list of topics for new courses? Then stay tuned for new guidelines and choose how you would like to contribute and be part of #dariahTeach!

PARTHENOS Training Survey

The PARTHENOS cluster, created to encourage cohesion between research infrastructure projects, is investigating ways in which training in Research Infrastructures is, or can become, embedded in higher education curricula.  In order to do this, the PARTHENOS training team is conducting a survey of how knowledge about research infrastructures is presented in formal education courses and programmes of study.

The survey, which sits alongside desk research into courses and their implementation across Europe, has been available to invited participants since February.  PARTHENOS is now expanding this survey and making an open call for participation from both course providers and students undertaking a course of study in Digital Humanities.  

The survey can be accessed here: https://goo.gl/forms/F32SR6YG4s5Vb2tV2

PARTHENOS says: “Your responses will help us make the training of digital humanists in Europe richer and more integrated!”

Written by Vicky Garnett

Defining Communities in Research

Community Engagement Working Group poster at the DARIAH Annual Event in Berlin, April 2017

The Community Engagement working group in VCC2 is charged with making meaningful connections with researchers in the AHSS disciplines in order to drive forward work within the wider VCC2 network.

In order to do this, of course, we must first identify and define the communities with whom we want to engage.  At the DARIAH Annual Event, held in Berlin last month, we launched our campaign to do just that.

Our approach was two-pronged:  an ‘interactive’ poster on which visitors were asked to define communities of practice on removeable sticky notes they then stuck to the poster, and also by responding to our question “How would YOU define Communities of Practice?” as posted on Twitter.

The responses we received to both calls to action revealed some interesting patterns that bring us a step closer to identifying these communities. Continue reading Defining Communities in Research