Digital Humanities research always takes place within a specific institutional context, which is constituted by both science system and its societal environment. DH centres, which are being launched all over the world, have therefore to face a number of challenges in order to function effectively and fulfill the potential of DH. The conference „Digital Humanities Centres: Experiences and Perspectives” will be an opportunity to share experiences and reflect on the perspectives of DH institutions. The consideration of different aspects of DH centres activities from various points of view will hopefully enable participants to come with new ideas and solutions useful in they day-to-day work.
The conference is organised under the auspices of the DARIAH-EU, the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, and the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO).
Frederic Kaplan is the Digital Humanities Chair at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the EPFL's Digital Humanities Lab Director. He is also the Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Digital Humanities.
Jan Christoph Meister is a Professor of Modern German Literature with specialisations in Theory of Literature, Methodology of Textual Analysis and Literary Computing, in the Department of Language, Literature and Media at the University of Hamburg. He is Chair of the Executive Committee of the EADH and was Chair of the Executive Committee of DHd.
Chair for German studies at the University of Göttingen. Currently head of the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities. Research interests focus on cognitive poetics, digital humanities, and (German) literary history.
Susan Schreibman is Professor of Digital Humanities and Director of An Foras Feasa, the Humanities Research Institute, at Maynooth University. She has published and lectured widely in digital humanities and Irish poetic modernism. Her current digital projects include "Letters of 1916" and "Contested Memories: The Battle of Mount Street Bridge".