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Day of DH Coffee Morning 2016

Every year, the Digital Humanities community comes together to blog about what a typical DH research does in a day.  This year, the Day of DH falls on Friday 8th April.  In advance of this, the DH team at TCD hosted a ‘Day of DH’ coffee morning on Thurs 7th April.

Day of DH coffee morning 2016

Marta Bustillo from DRIS explains the issues involved with preparing a collection for ingestion into the Digital Repository of Ireland.

As well as giving researchers in TCD the excuse to eat delicious pastries, the coffee morning featured talks from four projects within TCD:

  • Marta Bustillo, DRIS
  • Dr. Stuart Kenny, Research IT, TCD
  • Vicky Garnett, Europeana Cloud
  • Alfredo Maldonaldo, ADAPT


CENDARI Project launches

On 14 January 2016, the CENDARI platform was launched in Berlin at the beautiful Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences & Humanities. It was an occasion to celebrate the achievements of the project and share lessons learned over the past four years, for the benefit of other digital infrastructures across Europe.

Dr. Jennifer Edmond at the CENDARI Launch, Jan 2016

Dr. Jennifer Edmond at the CENDARI Launch, Jan 2016

Over 700 people watched online as CENDARI researchers gave live demonstrations of the research platform, introducing the Note-Taking Environment and the Archival Research Guides to an audience of historians and archivists from cultural heritage institutions at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

CENDARI has been led by the team within the Trinity Long Room Hub in Trinity College Dublin, with Dr. Jennifer Edmond as the Principal Investigator.

What next for CENDARI?

The launch in Berlin was the culmination of the project and an opportunity to publicly present everything that the team learned, as well as products such as the Note-Taking Environment and the Archival Research Guides. While the CENDARI project officially came to an end on the 31st of January, it is hoped that the ethos, networks and communities of CENDARI will live on as a working group under the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH).

After four years, Dr. Jennifer Edmond promised, “We will continue to share the lessons we’ve learned so that other projects and digital infrastructures can benefit from our experience.”


TRAIRC one-day symposium “What can ‘the digital’ do for architecture + its history, in Ireland?”

23rd January 2015
Trinity Long Room Hub

Triarc image 23rd Jan 2015This day-long symposium brings together researchers and practitioners in the fields of architectural history, education and technology, folklore, architectural practice, archives, visualisation and multimedia, heritage studies and cultural tourism.

The rationale for the event comes out of the need to disseminate new research into and knowledge of Ireland’s twentieth-century architecture. The event – itself a question – sets out to understand what digital platforms can help in this dissemination process. It is underpinned by the need to engage people and to tell the stories of how and why Ireland’s recent buildings were constructed and designed.

There is a baseline of public interest and curiosity; there is a wealth of unexamined archives; there are hundreds of buildings to understand; there is a mountain of unheard oral histories; there are thousands of local school children to guide; there are new technologies to exploit…

This event is free, but registration is essential.  To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/what-can-the-digital-do-for-architecture-its-history-in-ireland-tickets-14780513915

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CULTURA allows users to personalise history at Discover Research Night 2014


Following from their success at the 2013 Discover Research Dublin night, the team behind the ‘CULTURA’ project (CULTivating Understanding and Research through Adaptivity) will once again be throwing open their doors to the public allowing users to ‘personalise’ their experience of Irish history on 26th September 2014.

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CENDARI Fellowship Positions: 2 now open

GirlGuides icon for MailchimpThe CENDARI project has published a Call for Applicants, seeking applications to fill CENDARI fellowship positions, which are available in two of the partner institutions in 2014/15 – the University of Stuttgart and the National Library of the Czech Republic. Continue reading

TCD hosts first Europeana Cloud Expert Forum

eCloud Expert ForumOn 18th June 2013, TCD hosted the first Expert Forum associated with the Europeana Cloud project (eCloud), drawing together leading academics from across Europe who regularly work with digital data.  The forum was tasked with creating case studies that identified the typical users of the Europeana resources, and could show how an enriched Europeana could assist these users.

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