Tinker at DARIAH Beyond Europe

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Tinker was on show at the recent Australia-Europe knowledge exchange in Canberra, convened by the Australian Academy of Humanities with the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and the European Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities Initiative (DARIAH). The event explored new and ambitious horizons for data-driven humanities and arts research, digital cultural collections and research infrastructure. The purpose of the event was also to promote DARIAH tools and services, to initiate collaborations, and above all to exchange knowledge and experience in digital scholarship on an international level.

Our project managers Marco Fahmi and Dr Tyne Daile Sumner spoke about the evolving landscape of digital research in Australia and the need for support for a wide array of disciplines within the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Marco articulated the ambitions of Tinker to offer a suite of services that provide multiple points of entry for researchers and that evolves over time as HASS community and its use of technology matures. Tyne described the need for ongoing collaboration and network building across disciplines within HASS and how this has been achieved through the first iteration of the Digital HASS Champions Program.

Members of the HASS DEVL team were also present at the conference’s Future Humanities Workforce roundtable, a discussion designed to inform a national consultation process about the contribution and preparedness of Australia’s humanities research workforce for the future of work in academia and beyond.
The Future Humanities Workforce project is currently accepting submissions and feedback on a range of topics relating to pathways for future humanities academics. Submissions can be made via an online form by Friday 31st May, 2019.