DARIAH appoints Jennifer Edmond to Board of Directors

Dr Jennifer Edmond, Co-Director of the TCD Centre for Digital Humanities, has been announced as one of two new members of the Board of Directors of DARIAH-EU – the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (www.dariah.eu).

For DARIAH Jennifer currently serves as one of the two heads of the Virtual Competence Center “Research and Education”. Additionally she represents the consortium in the Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP), where she supports the European Commission in developing an Open Science Policy.

“I am thrilled to have been named to the Board of Directors of the DARIAH ERIC”, Jennifer Edmond commented on her appointment. “Throughout my long involvement with the organisation I have been continually impressed not only by the vibrancy of the community but also by the importance of the work it does. As technology becomes more and more a part of not just science policy but also lived experience, we will only see the importance of DARIAH grow. I look forward to being a part of this development over the coming years, and to helping DARIAH to extend its activities to support an ever widening circle of scholarship.”

According to its statutes the DARIAH-ERIC has three part-time directors. Together they are responsible for the day-to-day operations of DARIAH. They consult the Senior Management Team and are supported by the DARIAH-EU Coordination Office. Jennifer Edmond and Frank Fischer, Associate Professor for Digital Humanities at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, will take on their new roles from 1 January 2017.