ELDAH at the DARIAH Annual Event 2019

ELDAH is happy to announce participation in the DARIAH Annual Event 2019, which will focus on the topic of Humanities Data and take place in Warsaw, Poland (15 – 17 May 2019). Several ELDAH members are receiving funding from the DARIAH travel envelope in order to participate in the event, thus active involvement of ELDAH in the latest developments within the DARIAH community is ensured.

ELDAH will present a poster in the market place and poster session on Thurday, 16 May 2019, 12.30 pm. The poster will provide an update on what ELDAH has accomplished since the presentation of the poster at last year’s annual event.

The ELDAH working group meeting will take place on Friday, 17 May 2017, 11 am. We warmly invite all current ELDAH members as well as everyone who is interested in joining us to participate in this meeting.

Finally, ELDAH will conduct the workshop “Ethical and legal considerations in obtaining, sharing and reusing data from human participants” in cooperation with DARIAH’s Open Science Officer Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra (more information coming soon).

CfP Copyright and Humanities Research: A Global Perspective (DH2019 pre-conference workshop)

We invite proposals for contributions to the DH2019 pre-conference workshop “Copyright and Humanities Research: A Global Perspective”, which will take place on July 8, 2019 at the DH2019 conference at Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

This workshop is a joint effort of the DARIAH working group ELDAH (Ethics and Legality in Digital Arts and Humanities) and the CLARIN CLIC (CLARIN Legal and Ethical Issues Committee).

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In the age of digital information technology and the constant availability of information through the Internet, it is not only important to have democratic access to knowledge, but also essential to consider the potential that lies in the critical production and expansion of knowledge.

Of particular interest and concern to cultural heritage institutions and Humanities scholars are issues of copyright on, provision of and access to digitized material. There is a recognizable political drive in the European Union to facilitate free and public access to cultural heritage and research data in general hosted at publicly funded institutions. However, the lack of legal harmonization and the diverse and often unclear national legislations on the use and provision of resources by public cultural heritage or research and education institutions has been prohibiting a much broader engagement.

DARIAH-EU promotes open access of methods, data and tools. But it also stands for a responsible conduct. As an infrastructure for Arts and Humanities researchers it will not be able to solve all issues arising in the quickly progressing domain of digital research. But with its new ethics and legal strategy it will contribute generally and especially wherever it concerns researchers from communities connected to DARIAH. This will lead to better access to tools and data for researchers as well as to guidelines and orientation for the conduct of their research. Policy makers will equally profit from the outputs of the working group as they will be facilitated with background information on issues related to the working group’s topic.