Sustainable Infrastructures for Digital Arts & Humanities: An International DARIAH Exchange


Date and Time 
September 13, 2018
(All day)
Bender Room, Green Library
General Public
Event Sponsor 
Stanford University Libraries

This 3-day conference will highlight ongoing work in the European Union’s Digital Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) and how these projects and initiatives could potentially intersect with Digital Humanities initiatives in the North American academic community, particularly on the West Coast.  This is the first of three DARIAH dissemination workshops: the second will take place at the Library of Congress in October 2018, and the third in March 2019 at the Australian National Data Service in Adelaide, Australia.The purposes of the conference are to promote DARIAH tools and services, to initiate collaborations, and above all to exchange knowledge and experience in digital scholarship on an international level.  Key topics are sustainability of infrastructures, digital text analysis, Geohumanities, image collections and annotation, music and performing arts, collections as data, and web archives.Keynote speakers:

  • Quinn Dombrowski (UC Berkeley)

Quinn Dombrowski manages the U.C. Berkeley Research Computing consulting service, and has worked with humanities scholars who use digital and computational tools and methodologies since 2004. She holds a Master’s Degree in Slavic Linguistics from the University of Chicago, and an MLS from the University of Illinois. Quinn serves on the executive committee for the Association for Computers and the Humanities.  She is author of the book Drupal for Humanists, published by Texas A&M Press, which is the first in the Coding for Humanists series, which she co-edits.

  • Ge Wang (Stanford)

Ge Wang is a Stanford University Professor of Music and Computer Science. He is a designer of instruments, toys, and games; inventor of the ChucK programming language; and director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra. Ge was co-founder of Smule, a Silicon Valley startup that explores music-making via mobile devices, and designer of Magic Piano and Ocarina, an Apple Hall of Fame App. Ge is the author of Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime (Stanford University Press, 2018)

  • Mark Algee-Hewitt (Stanford)

Mark Algee-Hewitt is Assistant Professor of English at Stanford University.  His research focuses on the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in England and Germany and seeks to combine literary criticism with digital and quantitative analyses of literary texts. In particular he is interested in the history of aesthetic theory and the development and transmission of aesthetic and philosophic concepts during the Enlightenment and Romantic periods, and in the relationship between aesthetic theory and the poetry of the long eighteenth century. Mark is Director of the Stanford Literary Lab.