We invite you to the last Open PSNC Seminar before summer holidays. Dr Jennifer Edmond from Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin will present her lecture entitled: “Open isnt Open Unless it is Open for All: Digital Humanities and Open Science Challenges for eInfrastructure”.
The moderator of the seminar will be Dr Cezary Mazurek – Director of PSNC. The meeting will be organised on the Webex platform on June 13, 2022 at 14:30.
Abstract of the presentation
The origins of the modern open science movement has its roots in the practices and values of disciplines such as physics and the biosciences – not the humanities. As such, we can sometimes observe points of disconnection, where open science seems to threaten to become open only for and on the terms of certain epistemic and professional cultures. Given the wider vision that has been expressed for open science to contribute to greater interdisciplinarity in science, and to contribute to a greater alignment between science and citizens, we cannot afford to leave whole disciplines and their knowledge behind, however. This talk will explore some of the challenges posed by and for the humanities in the context of open science, looking primarily through the lens of the activities of digital infrastructures and infrastructural initiatives in Europe, in particular those of the DARIAH ERIC, its projects such as SSHOC, cooperations with players such as the OPERAS consortium, and wider involvement in the EOSC ecosystem.
Jennifer Edmond is Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at Trinity College Dublin where she is co-director of the Trinity Center for Digital Humanities, Director of the MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture and a funded Investigator of the SFI ADAPT Centre. Outside of Trinity, Jennifer serves as President of the Board of Directors of the pan-European research infrastructure for the arts and humanities, DARIAH-EU, and was representative of this organisation on the European Commission’s Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP) from 2016-2020. Over the course of the past 10 years, Jennifer has coordinated transnational, local or field-specific teams in a large number of significant inter- and transdisicplinary funded research projects, worth a total of almost €9m, including CENDARI (FP7), Europeana Cloud (FP7), NeDiMAH (ESF), PARTHENOS (H2020), KPLEX (H2020), PROVIDE-DH (CHIST-ERA/IRC) and the SPECTRESS network (FP7). Her current work explores interdisciplinarity, humanistic and hybrid research processes, and the emergence of critical digital humanities as a contributor to both research and technology development.
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