CLARIN Newsflash June 2020

CLARIN Annual Conference 2020 Goes Virtual

Due to the corona dynamics the 2020 edition of the CLARIN Annual Conference will go virtual. The organisers are currently working on ways to provide all attendants with an attractive virtual experience and optimal interaction opportunities. We are counting on the support of the participants in turning the event into a success despite the format shift. As the plans develop we will be able to offer more details on the programme and the registration procedure. 

For the following additional programme elements registration is already open:

Stay tuned for the latest updates

Tour de CLARIN Interviews

In this Tour de CLARIN post, we present an interview with Eva Gredel and Yana Strakatova, both of whom have successfully collaborated with CLARIN-D

Tour de CLARIN also conducted an interview with Katarzyna Klessa and Anita Lorenc, two experimental phoneticians who have prepared a Polish corpus of disordered speech, which has been released in a GDPR-compliant manner in collaboration with the K-ACE Knowledge Centre

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ZIM Centre for Information Modelling Receives B-centre Certification

After a successful assessment, the ZIM Centre for Information Modelling is certified as a CLARIN B-centre and has received its B-centre certificate. The B-centre focuses on information and data processing in the humanities, with special emphasis on the theory of data-modelling.

Read more

CLARIN Resource Families: Historical Corpora

The CLARIN Resource Families initiative provides a user-friendly overview of the available language resources in the CLARIN infrastructure for researchers from digital humanities, social sciences and human language technologies.

This month CLARIN highlights the overview of historical corpora. CLARIN offers access to 73 historical corpora, covering almost all of the languages spoken in countries that are either members or observers in CLARIN ERIC. In the vast majority of cases, the corpora can be directly downloaded from the national repositories or queried through easy-to-use online search environments. They are also richly tagged and mostly available under public licences.

See the overview of historical corpora

Repository Certification Support

The SSHOC project has launched a special support action for organisations in the Humanities and Social Sciences that want to certify their data repository. This includes certification according to the CoreTrustSeal, which is a prerequisite for CLARIN B-centres. If you would like to take advantage of this offer (including tutorials and feedback on self-assessments), please apply before the deadline of 31 July.

Apply via the SSHOC website


CLARIN Café Session I & II

This May and June, two CLARIN CafĂ© sessions took place in virtual form. Both Café’s had good attendance and positive returns.

The first CLARIN CafĂ© ‘CLARIN in times of Corona’ took place on 27 May and was organized by CLARIN ambassador prof. Toine Pieters from Utrecht University. This CLARIN CafĂ© aimed to be an informal get-together for researchers to exchange Corona-related research ideas and results, and a platform for discussion and inspiration on the possibilities of the CLARIN infrastructure to support such research. Read all about this CafĂ© in the blogpost.

The second CLARIN CafĂ© “How to use CLARIN in (online) higher education” took place on 10 June and was hosted by CLARIN ambassador Dr. Francesca Frontini of UniversitĂ© Paul-ValĂ©ry Montpellier III. Read more about this CafĂ© session in the blog post and watch the recordings of the presentations on the CLARIN Youtube Channel.

The third CLARIN CafĂ© ‘CLARIN for researchers: Literary Studies” will take place on Wednesday 8 July, 14:00 -15:15. Next week more details will be announced in the CLARIN news section and on Twitter. The CLARIN CafĂ© page will also always provide the latest details.

Visit the CLARIN Café page


Interview with Scott Rettberg - Keynote Speaker at CLARIN2019

Watch the interview with Scott Rettberg (University of Bergen, Norway) who held his keynote speech on Electronic Literature: Documenting and Archiving Multimodal Computational Writing at the CLARIN Annual Conference 2019 in Leipzig, Germany.


International Conference on ICT enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities 2020 (ICTeSSH)
29 June - 01 July 2020, Online Conference

The ICTeSSH 2020 online conference aims to bring together leading SSH researchers, computer scientists, informaticians, publishers, librarians, vendors of research ICT tools, SSH decision makers and others, to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of ICT enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities. Registration closes today, be quick!

More info and programme

Call for Papers: Twin Talks 3 ‘Understanding and Facilitating Collaboration in DH’
22 - 25 July 2020, Virtual Workshop

The call for papers of the Virtual Workshop Twin Talks 3: Understanding and Facilitating Collaboration in DH is open. The submission deadline is 6 July 2020.

This workshop is the third in a series where the main objective is to get a better understanding of the dynamics on the Digital Humanities work floor where humanities scholars and digital experts meet and work in tandem to solve humanities research questions. The workshop is a joint initiative of CLARIN ERIC and DARIAH ERIC, and is supported by the SSHOC project.

Read the full call for papers