Round-up of the year from the Community Engagement Working Group

2018 has certainly been a busy year for us here in the Community Engagement Working Group, right up to last weekend (8th and 9th Dec) when we presented some of the findings of our Survey and Case Studies work at the EADH 2018 conference in NUI Galway. Continue reading Round-up of the year from the Community Engagement Working Group

Reflections on the Community Engagement Working Group Internship

By Xander Cosgrave,
Intern from the MPhil in Digital Humanities and Society at Trinity College Dublin

So it’s time to talk about my internship with DARIAH and the Community Engagement Working Group. Firstly I need to explain DARIAH, it’s a European Research Infrastructure Consortium, or an ERIC that is focused on the support of research and learning in the digital humanities. The specific part I was working in is the Community Engagement branch, and the DARIAH Community Engagement working group internship was part of the programme for identifying research communities and their needs, one of the working principles of the working group, and was then of course tied into the professional development module for the M.Phil in Digital Humanities and Society that I study in TCD. Continue reading Reflections on the Community Engagement Working Group Internship

#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