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CLARIN Newsflash May 2024



SADiLaR Funding Helps Launch the ǂKhomani | Hugh Brody Collection

CLARIN’s South African node, the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) is proud to have funded a project showcasing South Africa’s unique heritage and linguistic diversity. The project supported the digitisation and archiving of photos, including the development of metadata. The photo component of the collection went live in March 2024, and the next component, which focuses on film materials, is expected to be launched in September 2024. The project realises the long-held dream of South Africa’s ǂKhomani community to share their proud history with the rest of the world. 


Launch of the Social Science & Humanities Open Cluster Switzerland (SSHOC-CH)

Launched on 24 April 2024, SSHOC-CH strives to identify synergies and collaborations within the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and build an ecosystem of expertise, thereby supporting SSH scholars in their research and in managing their data in the spirit of Open Science and FAIR principles. SSHOC-CH provides a framework for new research infrastructures, and complements existing infrastructures and their activities through cooperation and support. SSHOC-CH establishes the link to SSHOC at the European level, as well as to other national clusters.


Baltic Digital Humanities Forum: A Recap

The Baltic Digital Humanities Forum took place in Riga on 25-26 April. The Forum started with a panel discussion on ‘Shaping Tomorrow: European Research Infrastructures in Humanities and the Role of National Policies’, by invited speakers from the European infrastructures and representatives from the ministries. During the panel, Krister Lindén (chair of the CLARIN National Coordinators’ Forum) introduced Forum participants to CLARIN and its offer and role in Digital Humanities. In the afternoon, an overview of the Baltic Digital Humanities landscape was presented by CLARIN representatives from the Baltic countries.


CLASSLA-Express: Workshops On Using CLARIN.SI Corpora In Language Research

4 June – Skopje, North Macedonia; 26 June – Sofia, Bulgaria; 18 September – Ljubljana, Slovenia

The CLASSLA K-centre for South Slavic languages is pleased to announce the CLASSLA-Express workshop series: Six workshops in five countries designed to provide hands-on experience of using the South Slavic web corpora and concordancers in research. The first three workshops have already taken place in Croatia and Serbia. Registration for the next three CLASSLA-Express workshops in North Macedonia, Bulgaria and Slovenia is now open!

Register at the nearest workshop location! 

CLARIAH-NL Annual Conference 2024

13 June 2024, Leiden, The Netherlands

This event offers an opportunity to learn, train, and engage with the CLARIAH-NL  infrastructure. The informative, full-day, free conference includes opportunities to learn about the tools developed within the CLARIAH-plus consortium. The event is an opportunity for everyone involved or interested in Digital Humanities to connect and exchange: from lecturers and researchers, to policymakers and members of cultural heritage institutions.

Register here

CLARIN Café: Translation Technologies

14 June 2024, 14:00 - 16:00 (CEST) (virtual event)

This CLARIN Café provides expertise on translation technologies from a train-the-trainer perspective. During the Café, participants will get an overview of the resources that are available to instructors, researchers, and research infrastructure professionals without a background in Translation Studies or Computer-Aided Translation, who wish to use these technologies for teaching or translation and subtitling tasks in research projects or research infrastructure activities.

Register here

Call for Papers: DELAD Workshop at ICL2024

11 - 12 September 2024, Poznan, Poland

DELAD is an initiative that facilitates the sharing of speech corpora of individuals with communication disorders (CSD) among researchers, in a GDPR-compliant way and at secure repositories in the CLARIN infrastructure. The programme of this CLARIN-funded workshop focuses on sharing corpora featuring speech disorders via DELAD, metadata relevant for making datasets findable, and a panel discussion about the role that Large Language Models can play in CSD research.

Deadline for submissions: 21 June 2024


New K-centre: K-Icelandic

We are pleased to present K-Icelandic, a new Knowledge Centre for the Icelandic language. K-Icelandic is hosted by The Icelandic Language Council and The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies and provides information and advice about the Icelandic language - linguistic properties, available tools and resources, etymology, dialects and more. The help desk provides information and advice about the available data and tools, and also assists those who want to create and deposit language resources in the CLARIN-IS repository.


Technical Open Hour in June

24 June 2024, 11:00 - 12:00 (CEST) (virtual event)

After a well-attended Open Hour on the special topic of DSpace v7, our technical team is offering another Technical Open Hour. Anyone interested is welcome to join virtually. 





New on the Learning Hub

Our Learning Hub has been extended to include two new sections!

Guidelines and Best Practices offers resources for teachers and lecturers keen to FAIRify their learning materials, or integrate research infrastructures into their teaching. It also includes an overview of CLARIN’s activities in the wider landscape, with information on research careers, data stewardship and curricula.

The Intro to CLARIN Tutorial is intended for users who are (relatively) new to CLARIN and the world of research infrastructures. The course is suitable for anyone interested in learning how to use CLARIN’s central services for language research, or sharing and archiving language resources, and can also be reused by teachers and educators. The course was developed as part of the UPSKILLS project, and is now openly accessible on the CLARIN website.



Pisa Summer School Digital Tools for Humanists Working with AI

3 - 12 June 2024, Pisa, Italy + online (hybrid event)

This summer school presents selected tools that can help researchers analyse and publish texts, digital philology, natural language processing tools and the use of AI.

Registration closes tomorrow!


UK-Ireland Digital Humanities Association Annual Event

4 - 5 June 2024, Cork, Ireland + online (hybrid event)

The theme for this year’s event is Inclusivity Across Sectors, highlighting one of the association’s core values and a key focus of the association’s work this year.


SSH Open Marketplace Workshop at the DARIAH Annual Event

18 - 21 June 2024, Lisbon, Portugal

Co-organised by the SSH Open Marketplace Editorial Team and the ATRIUM project, the theme of this workshop is Workflows: Digital Methods for Reproducible Research Practices in the Arts and Humanities. The first part of the workshop is open to members of the public.


EHRI Annual Conference 2024

18 June 2024, Warsaw, Poland

On the theme of ‘Researching the Holocaust in the Digital Age’, this conference includes a mixture of presentations, posters and hands-on sessions focused on demonstrating and learning new digital techniques.


Summer Schools: ESSAI & ACAI

15 - 26 July 2024, Athens, Greece

This summer school is co-funded by CLARIN and features the course ‘The Legislation Game: Introduction to Legal Issues in Artificial Intelligence and Large Language Models’ by Pawel Kamocki, chair of the CLARIN Legal and Ethical Issues Committee (CLIC). A preliminary schedule of all courses at this summer school is now available. Travel grants are available.

Early-bird registration closes on 12 June 2024.


Large Language Models and Lexicography Workshop

8 October 2024, Cavtat, Croatia

This workshop, held at Euralex 2024, explores multilingual lexicography, how Large Language Models support linguistic analysis, and discusses the ethical implications of AI in lexicography.

Early-bird registration closes on 10 July 2024.



Data Scientist at South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR)

Potchefstroom, South Africa

An opportunity to initiate and lead projects focusing on Human Language Technology and Digital Humanities.

Deadline for applications: 31 May 2024


Information engineer for ERC project MICOLL

University of Padua, Italy

This postdoc position focuses on the development and implementation of a Web application for the management of a glossary of medieval commercial law terms and of digital maps for the representation of medieval commercial land routes between Italy and Germany.

Deadline for applications: 6 June 2024

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In our ‘Behind the Scenes’ series, we introduce the people who work for and use our infrastructure. In the series, we will feature pioneers, researchers, ambassadors, committee chairs, PhD students, and more. This month, we welcome Martin Everaert, one of CLARIN’s pioneers.