The Network’s first event, Capacity Enhancement in DH: Training and Beyond, was organised by King’s Digital Lab and was held on 15th December 2020.
The objectives of the workshop were as follows:
- Contribute to developing pathways to sustained, effective and widespread capacity-building for DH researchers in the UK and Ireland across disciplines, institutions and career stages.
- Contribute to define specific pathways for training highly interdisciplinary humanists who are able to work across multiple sectors, including and beyond academia.
- Contribute to the broad inclusion of communities beyond individuals based in research-performing organisations, including cultural heritage institutions, the arts and creative industries, and interested citizen scientists.
- Provide opportunities for individual researchers to develop their skills and networks, and to contribute to international debates about the future of the field.
- Consider and interrogate critically the concepts of sustainability, inclusivity, training, advocacy and career progression.
The workshop discussions and findings have contributed to a discussion paper outlining capacity gaps in UK / Ireland digital humanities, with reference to the European and global contexts, and training strategies that could be used by a future UK Ireland DH Association to resolve them.
Our first discussion paper, based on the outcome of this workshop, is published here.
|09:30 – 10:00||Welcome to participants from the network PI (Jane Winters)|
|10:00 – 10:45||Framing the problem (James Smithies)|
|10:45 – 11:00||Questions and discussion (chaired by Lorna Hughes)|
|11:00 – 11:15||Convenience break|
|11:15 – 12:00||King’s Digital Lab Software Development Lifecycle (Arianna Ciula/Neil Jakeman)|
|12:00 – 12:15||Questions and discussion (chaired by Charlotte Tupman)|
|12:15 – 13:15||Convenience break|
|13:15 – 13:35||Teaching: the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s, evolution and programmes (Paul Spence)|
|13:35 – 13:55||Teaching: the University College Cork Digital Humanities department and programme (Orla Murphy)|
|13:55 – 14:15||Capacity enhancement: The National Archives (UK) perspective (Pip Willcox)|
|14:15 – 14:30||Questions and discussion (chaired by Michelle Doran)|
|14:30 – 15:00||Training: National landscape and requirements for RSE training in the UK and Ireland (Dave De Roure and Orla Murphy) (introduced by Federico Nanni)|
|15:00 – 15:15||Questions and discussion (chaired by Federico Nanni)|
|15:15 – 15:30||Convenience break|
|15:30 – 16:00||Creative industries provocation (Alex Morrison and Andy Cummins) (introduced by James Smithies)|
|16:00 – 16:30||Discussion and next steps (chaired by Arianna Ciula)|