#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

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About DARIAH and how can YOU join and shape this network

We are pleased to announce details of our planned webinar entitled “Engaging Research Communities Beyond DARIAH: Identifying communities of practice”, which will take place on Tuesday 5th of December from 1.00pm-3.30pm (GMT).

This will be the first in a series of events from the Community Engagement Working Group over the next 12 months that will seek to reveal hitherto untapped research communities that could benefit from the wide range of training, methodological development and networking opportunities that DARIAH has to offer to researchers in the Arts and Humanities.

Designed to be short but informative, the webinar will take place over a 2.5 hour period, and will include brief presentations from those who are at the heart of DARIAH as well as those who have benefitted from this Research Infrastructure.  It will then move on to a discussion in which all participants will be able to ask questions, and make their voices heard as DARIAH moves into its next phase.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of DARIAH as it develops further, and shape the research infrastructure into the most useful research infrastructure that you and your fellow researchers could hope to see.

Participation is free, but spaces are limited, so make sure you register to take part at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/engaging-research-communities-beyond-dariah-tickets-39451820457 by 30th November 2017.


Save the date!

The Communities Engagement Working Group is pleased to announce its first outreach activity, a Webinar entitled Engaging Research Communities Beyond DARIAH: Identifying communities of practice. The Webinar will be held on Tuesday, December 5 2017!

For now, just make sure to put this on your calendar and we will be posting more information on this soon!