Digital Humanities is a young field of research at the cross road of social sciences and computer sciences, focused on the use of computational methods in the Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences. This includes the use of digital analysis and visualisation techniques in e.g. (art) history, languages, instructional sciences, the use of digital games in social sciences or the use of digital technologies in the sector of museums, archives and libraries. Obtaining further insight and foresight in this area especially in relation to the social and political impacts of this emerging field of research is essential.
The event will explore, highlight and discuss the opportunities and challenges related to the research and development of Digital Humanities and their implications on policy decisions in areas from education, culture and research to communications and security.
14.30 - Welcome and opening remarks, Ivars IJABS, MEP and STOA Vice-Chair
14.40 - Session 1: Digital Humanities and Democracy
Chair: Ivars IJABS, MEP and STOA Vice-Chair
- There is no future without the past: Why Europe still needs the humanities, and why they must be digital, Toma TASOVAC, DARIAH / Belgrade Centre for Digital Humanities
- ParlaMint: the impact of parliamentary resources for society and (data) science Maciej OGRODNICZUK, Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, CLARIN
- Handling 1000 truths: Innovation in multilingual media monitoring - SELMA project and beyond, Normunds GRUZITIS, IMCS, University of Latvia
15.40 - Session 2: Digital Humanities: Navigating New Frontiers in Education and Science
Chair: Sanita REINSONE, Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia
- Learning and skills development in the digital age: Unlocking the potential of digital humanities with DARIAH-Campus, Agiatis BENARDOU, DARIAH / DCU, Athena Research Centre, Greece
- Digital humanities and the changing landscape of higher education and research, Panos CONSTANTOPOULOS, Athens University of Economics and Business, UNESCO Chair on Digital Methods for the Humanities and Social Sciences
- New frontiers in higher education and research: The role of digital humanities in enhancing understanding of AI-powered tools, Marieke VAN ERP, KNAW Humanities Cluster
16.40 - Concluding remarks
Special talk: Empowering democracy - Introduction to the 'what-Europe-does-for-me.eu' and 'together.eu' initiatives of the European Parliament, DG COMM representative