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SAS signs Cooperating Partnership agreement with DARIAH-EU

DARIAH-EU empowers research communities with digital methods to create, connect and share knowledge about culture and society.

The School of Advanced Study (SAS) has signed a Cooperating Partnership agreement with the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH-EU). The agreement will strengthen opportunities for international collaboration in ways that are mutually beneficial to the UK and Europe’s digital research infrastructures.

DARIAH-EU is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) whose mission is to empower research communities with digital methods to create, connect and share knowledge about culture and society. In addition to having 22 Member states, DARIAH has also established a network of cooperating partners in non-member countries.

SAS has a shared commitment with DARIAH to strengthen infrastructure and provide an evidence base to support investment in digital humanities research. The Digital Humanities Research Hub (DHRH) at SAS has shared interests with a number of DARIAH Working Groups and are keen to share expertise, particularly in the areas of multilingual DH, linked data, ethical approaches to cultural heritage data and community engagement. Furthermore, the UK-Ireland DH Association, which is hosted and managed by DHRH, has developed a number of reports on subjects including capacity enhancement, next generation careers, and diversity and inclusivity in digital humanities which can contribute to wider European discussions in these areas.

Following DARIAH’s lead in developing open teaching and training resources for the digital arts and humanities, DHRH is keen to contribute to the DARIAH-CAMPUS platform to make our resources more visible and accessible to international audiences. This aligns with the School’s national mission to train the next generation of humanities researchers, and staff are already developing open training resources in digital humanities methods and approaches in areas including born-digital culture, 3D technologies and research software engineering. 

Jane Winters, Professor of Digital Humanities at SAS and Director of DHRH, said, “the School of Advanced Study is delighted to be joining DARIAH as a cooperating partner.

“We place enormous value on the collaborations and partnerships that DARIAH enables, and look forward to working with colleagues across Europe to enhance support for digital scholarship in the humanities. We very much welcome the opportunity to be part of the DARIAH community and to learn from and contribute to its innovative and exciting programme of activities.”

Agiatis Benardou, Member of the Board of Directors of DARIAH, echoed Prof Winters’ comments: 

“As Director of DARIAH, I am thrilled with the co-operating partnership with the School of Advanced Study at the University of London. The School’s Digital Humanities Research Hub, with its expertise in born-digital archives, linked data, and material culture, aligns seamlessly with DARIAH’s mission to empower research communities with digital methods. Together, we embark on a journey to strengthen digital research infrastructure, promote an inclusive and responsible approach to digital humanities, and contribute further to the vibrant DARIAH community. 

“This partnership exemplifies the collaborative spirit that fuels groundbreaking research, and I look forward to the innovative endeavours that will undoubtedly emerge from our shared commitment to advancing knowledge and collaboration in the digital arts and humanities.”

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