Increasing the visibility of DH training activities – both on the local and the European level – is of great concern to the DH community, not in order to attract more students, but also as a way of consolidating DH as an academic discipline. As traditional academic structures are rather resistant to the inherent interdisciplinary of DH initiatives, we have to look to other dissemination channels and go beyond barriers to reach our public outside the individual university. The DH Course Registry was built for just this purpose.
Designed as a hub to collect information on Digital Humanities programmes, courses, lectures and summer schools across Europe, the DH Course Registry is a search environment that allows users to access a database containing, at this point, over 140 courses and training events. The search functionality is enhanced with an interactive map making the listings searchable by location.
Participants in the Metadatathon learned about the benefits, functionalities and QA procedures of the Course Registry, they also got the opportunity to work “hands-on” with the system and to enter the metadata for their own course – creating more visibility for each individual initiative and adding a puzzle piece to the teaching and training landscape of DH.
The workshop was targeted towards researchers and lecturers who teach courses in DH or related fields, as well as towards DH programme coordinators who want to showcase their teaching activities outside their university network.
The DH Course Registry Metadatathon was a part of the DARIAH Annual Event 2018 held in Paris, France on Thursday, 24 May, 2018.
The videos (and slides) from the event are now available to watch on Videolectures.net.