CLARIN Newsflash August 2019

CLARIN 2019: programme available! 
30 September - 2 October 2019, Leipzig,Germany 

We are delighted to announce that the programme for the CLARIN2019 Conference is now available online.

In addition to the mix of paper, poster and demo sessions and the CLARIN Bazaar, the programme also includes keynote talks by Professor Scott Rettberg(University of Bergen, Norway) and Professor Elke Teich (University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany).

Have a look at the conference programme


Tour de CLARIN: Slovenia

In the past month we published the last blog post, an interview, from Tour de CLARIN: Slovenia. We interviewed Kaja Dobrovoljc, a Slovenian corpus linguist who works at the Centre for Language Resources and Technologies at the University of Ljubljana and regularly collaborates with CLARIN.SI and uses its infrastructure.

Read the interview


Tour de CLARIN: Knowledge Centres

Recently ‘Tour de CLARIN’ visited two K-Centres and published new blog posts about them. The first is an in-depth interview with Nan Bernstein Ratner, who is along with Brian MacWhinney one of the Principal Investigators (PLs) of FluencyBank, a shared database for the study of the development of fluency in typical and disordered populations. FluencyBank is part of TalkBank, a CLARIN K-Centre. The second is an overview of the Czech CLARIN Knowledge Centre for Corpus Linguistics. The centre is based at the Institute of the Czech National CorpusFaculty of ArtsCharles University, Prague. The Czech National Corpus (CNC) is a long-term academic project with the main aim to continuously map the Czech language by building, annotating and providing access to a variety of large general-purpose corpora. It has been recognized by CLARIN as a Knowledge-Centre in 2018.

Read more about the 'Tour de CLARIN'


CLARIN DSpace at the Oxford Text Archive 
Blog post by Ondřej Košarko

The CLARIN Mobility Grant made it possible for Ondřej Košarko of the Czech LINDAT/CLARIN team to help with setting up a CLARIN DSpace repository at the Oxford Text Archive (OTA) and to provide hands-on experience managing and customizing the installation.

Read more about Ondřej's visit


Data Management in the Humanities: Progress in the Standardisation of Metadata Formats for Language-related Research Data
Blog post by Thorsten Trippel (CLARIN-D)

In July 2019, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published a new standard which contributes to describing language-related research data in a significant and sustainable way during archiving. The Standard ISO 24622-2 "Component Metadata Specification Language"standardizes procedures for defining a schema for descriptions tailored to requirements of specific types of research data.

Metadata experts from the CLARIN infrastructure initiative were significantly involved in the development of this standard. With the CLARIN-Component Registry, CLARIN provides a reference implementation that employs the standard.

Read the full blog post


Lorentz workshop: Digital Humanities - The African Perspective

Watch the documentary ‘Lorentz workshop: Digital Humanities - The African Perspective’ that took place from 1-5 July 2019 in the Lorentz Center in Leiden. 

The workshop aimed at the articulation of the specific developments in the field of digital humanities (DH) that are taking shape in Africa and their potential to enhance the global DH agenda. In addition, attention was given to capacity building and the planning of initiatives along the lines of ‘science4development’. The programme included introductions into the infrastructural support for DH (including training materials developed within the PARTHENOS project) and the most widely used data analysis methods within the humanities and social sciences.


Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures

The Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures (EMMRI) is an international management development Programme tailored to the specific needs of Research Infrastructures. This Programme is designed to give experienced science professionals the skills and knowledge they need to take on greater managerial responsibilities. Take the opportunity to improve your managerial skills.

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Call for Papers for the Digital Humanities Quarterly Special Issue on AudioVisual in DH: Challenges and Possibilities
27–28 January 2020, Prague, Czech Republic

The Special Issue will highlight digital humanities approaches to audio and/or visual data. Contributions are welcome in multiple forms including written articles, reviews, software, and case studies. Abstracts are due 20 September 2019. Full contributions are due 30 November 2019.

See the full Call for Papers 


DHN 2020: Call for Submissions
17–20 March 2020, Riga, Latvia

The annual conference, “Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries,” invites submissions of proposals for its 5th conference. The DHN conferences aim to provide an overview of research, education and communication about the interdisciplinary field of digital humanities from the Nordic to the Baltic region, and beyond. The deadline for submissions is 15 September 2019.

Read the full Call for Submissions