Working Group E-Humanities

The E Humanities Working Group is charged with identifying and raising awareness for priorities and concerns of the Digital Humanities, and contributing to the Open Access agenda from a Humanities and Social Sciences perspective, and building consensus for common standards and best practices in E Humanities scholarship and digitisation.

The European Academies constitute a unique pan-European knowledge base that is trusted, non-partisan and long-term. The Academies therefore have an important contribution to make to debates regarding sustained digital infrastructures and project-funded artefacts, the achievement of long-term durable digital preservation, and the societal responsibility for preservation of our digital cultural heritage.

Humanities data can be rich and complex, non-standardised in format, without common or consistent metadata and ontologies, and can be subject to complex rights issues. Consensus and best practice regarding digitisation and metadata standards for common usage, that still retain the richness of different disciplines and data types, could enable open access to Humanities data, and facilitate data exchange and sharing between the wealth of archives, repositories and libraries across Europe.

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Dr Sandra Collins (Chair) – Royal Irish Academy
Dr Natalie Harrower (Co-Chair) – Royal Irish Academy
Dr Dag Trygve Truslew Haug – Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Dr Beat Immenhauser – Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
Professor Gerhard Lauer – Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
Professor Tito Orlandi – The National Academy of the Lincei
Professor Laurent Romary (Special Member) – DARIAH
Dr Eveline Wandl-Vogt – Austrian Academy of Sciences

Selected Recent Publications

Front Page Going digital report

Going Digital: Creating Change in the Humanities

Recent Meetings

7 May 2015
Launch of report “Going Digital: Creating Change in the Humanities” with SASSH project,  Brussels

4 December 2014
Meeting of the ALLEA E Humanities Working Group,  Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, Bern

26 May 2014
Meeting of the ALLEA E Humanities Working Group, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome

6 May 2014
Meeting with Research Data Alliance European Steering Forum, Brussels

6 February 2014
Consultation with the EU Commission ERA DOERs Group, towards the development of a European Charter for Access to Research Infrastructures,  Brussels

27-29 January 2014
Meeting with the ALLEA WG for Social Sciences and Humanities, and the Advisory Group for the ALLEA SASSH project, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin