Programme

Humanities, Arts and Culture Data Summit and

3rd DARIAH Beyond Europe workshop

National Library of Australia, Canberra

National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia

An Australia-Europe knowledge exchange, convened by the Australian Academy of the Humanities with the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and DARIAH-EU, this event will explore new horizons for data-driven humanities and arts research, digital cultural collections and research infrastructure.

Provisional program:

Wednesday 27 March

NEW HORIZONS FOR POLICY, RESEARCH & INFRASTRUCTURE

In a series of ‘big ideas’ panels, we will explore new horizons for humanities, arts and culture, research, policy and infrastructure.

9:30 Welcome 
Welcome to Country
Welcome to the Summit
• Professor Joy Damousi FAHA FASSA — President, Australian Academy of the Humanities
• Ian Duncan — Acting Executive Director, Australian Research Data Commons
• Professor Jennifer Edmond — President Board of Directors, DARIAH

Big Ideas panel 1 — Transformations
What are the big challenges and opportunities for data-intensive research over the next ten years? This panel will discuss digital transformations in the humanities and arts, data ethics and sovereignty, and infrastructure with impact.
• Dr James Smithies — Director, King’s Digital Lab

Lunch

Big Ideas panel 2 — Intersections
How do we design infrastructure that connects? This panel will discuss  collaborative platforms, partnerships between research and cultural sectors, and libraries as labs.
• Dr Marie-Louise Ayres — Director General, National Library of Australia
• Seb Chan — Chief Experience Officer, Australian Centre for the Moving Image

The DARIAH Big Idea
Professor Jennifer Edmond, DARIAH’s President Board of Director, will present on pathways to building sustainable infrastructure over time, future directions for DARIAH and the humanities and arts in Europe and beyond.

Afternoon tea

Big Ideas panel 3 — Skills and Workforce
What skills, knowledge and workforces are needed into the future? This panel will discuss interdisciplines and methods, emerging data practices, and ‘Humanities 4.0’.
• Professor Jean Burgess — Director Digital Observatory, Queensland University of Technology
• Professor Joy Damousi FASSA FAHA — Lead Chief Investigator, Future Humanities Workforce project

17:30 Reception hosted by Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet)

Thursday 28 March

AUSTRALIA-DARIAH KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
In a series of interactive knowledge exchange sessions, speakers will critically reflect on themes and explore points of intersection and interaction, specifically, areas in which we might build fruitful, long-term collaborations. Moderated discussions in each session will identify common opportunities and challenges and seek out joint solutions.

9:00 DARIAH within and Beyond Europe: connecting with arts and humanities researchers worldwide
• Sally Chambers — Digital Humanities Research Coordinator, Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities – DARIAH

Overview of Australia: state of play and next five-ten years for digital humanities and arts
• Professor Joanne Tompkins — Executive Director Humanities and Creative Arts, Australian Research Council
• Marco Fahmi — University of Queensland, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Data Enhanced Virtual Lab (HASS DeVL) project
• Professor Jane Hunter — Director, Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN)

Morning tea

Knowledge Exchange session 1 —  Infrastructural challenges for large scale digital text corpora
• Associate Professor Antonija Primorac, University of Rijeka, Croatia, Distant Reading for European Literary History
• Alison Dellit — National Library of Australia, Web Archives and Trove 2.0
• Professor Michael Haugh FAHA — University of Queensland, Australian National Corpus

Lunch

Lightning talks
The lightning talk feature of the program consists of a series of  5-minute talks given by selected delegates on current projects and research designed to challenge and inspire. The program convenors invite you to apply to present a lightning talk when you register for the event.

Afternoon tea

Knowledge Exchange session 2 —  Geohumanities 
• Dr Patricia Murrieta-Flores — Lancaster University, DARIAH geohumanities working group
• Dr Michael Rigby — University of Melbourne, AURIN
• Dr Bill Pascoe — University of Newcastle, Colonial Frontiers Massacres Map
• Professor Hugh Craig FAHA — University of Newcastle, Time Layered Cultural Map of Australia

17:00 Day 2 close

Friday 29 March

AUSTRALIA-DARIAH KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

9:00 Knowledge Exchange session 3 —  Audio-visual and new media and gaming
• Associate Professor Melanie Swalwell — Swinburne University, Play it Again project
• Professor Jean Burgess —Director Digital Observatory, Queensland University of Technology
• Professor Erik Champion —Curtin University, VR, AR, gaming and visualisation

Morning tea

Lightning talks
The lightning talk feature of the program consists of a series of 5-minute talks given by selected delegates on current projects and research designed to challenge and inspire. The program convenors invite you to apply to present a lightning talk when you register for the event.

Concurrent workshops
The workshop feature of the program is designed for hands-on engagement and roundtable discussion. Delegates can attend their preferred workshop session.
• Tinker workbench —Led by Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Data Enhanced Virtual Lab (HASS DeVL) team.
• Libraries as Labs network —Led by Sally Chambers — Digital Humanities Research Coordinator, Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities – DARIAH

Lunch

The way forward
In the final session of the program, the convenors will host a discussion on infrastructure, sustainability, and international collaborations – where are we, and where might we go together?

15:00 Day 3 close