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Accelerating DH Education

Practical information

Date: Monday, July 8th 2019
Time: 9h00 - 13h00
Building: Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht
Room: Black Box


The workshop offers a platform for communication between DH practitioners, specialists in educational sciences and digital innovation strategists. Its organisers are connected to several Dutch universities and research institutions as well as to nationwide initiatives SURF (the collaborative ICT organisation for Dutch education and research), the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (VH) and the the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) that together in 2018 initiated the national “Acceleration plan educational innovation with ICT”. This combination of DH experts and educational specialists presents a unique opportunity to consider a shared strategic agenda for innovation in DH education. The outcome of this workshop is primarily one of community building, whereby DH practitioners interested in pedagogy can discuss ways to move forward in the near future and to potentially consider the idea of composing a shared strategic agenda on this topic.


This workshop will take place over a half-day on the morning of Monday 8 July and will include several sessions devoted to a theme or topic relevant to DH pedagogy and education. Each session will begin with presentations followed by discussions. The final session will be a summative discussion with a focus on future strategies. Participants are invited to submit in advance a 5 to 10 minute lightning talk relating to one of the topics described below, or propose another topic in an area in which they have experience or expertise:

  1. DH Pedagogy in practice
    We take stock of existing types of DH educational resources, course materials, and pedagogical approaches. This entails, among others, the question of how DH practitioners develop their skill sets and on the resources that are available to them. Furthermore, how can we identify the strengths and weaknesses of the current status quo, and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching?

  2. Open education
    Open Education (OE) can be defined in multiple ways; we zoom in on the aspects that could be of relevance to Digital Humanities education. We set ou to map and discuss the implications for accessible, inclusive and sustainable approaches of open education initiatives, such as MOOCs and the #dariahTeach platform.

  3. Shared educational agendas and initiatives
    How can we move towards more cooperative and evidence-based approaches to teaching and training in DH across the community? What are the key desiderata for educational innovation in DH? How can national agendas and international initiatives best be employed?


9h00 - 9h30: Opening and introduction

9h30 - 10h30: Strand 1 “DH Pedagogy in Practice”

Chair: Elli Bleeker

Presenter Topic
Carlos Martinez-Ortiz, Netherlands eScience center Carpentries teaching and training in DH
Victoria Garnett, Trinity College Dublin The PARTHENOS Training Suite approach
Anna-Maria Sichani, University of Sussex; Antonio Rojas Castro, BBAW; Sofia Papastamkou, IRHiS Three Challenges in Developing Open Multilingual DH Educational Resources: The Case of The Programming Historian
Plenary General discussion; reflection

10h30 - 10h45: Coffee break

10h45 - 11h45: Strand 2 “Open Education”

Chair: Aodhán Kelly

Presenter Topic
Robert Schuwer, Fontys OER in the Netherlands, an overview
Martine Schophuizen, Open Universiteit Open Education and the SOONER project
Susan Schreibman and Costas Papadopoulos, Maastricht University; Marianne Ping Huang, Aarhus University #dariahTeach as an Open Educational Resource Where DH Meets Maker Culture and Design Thinking
Ellen Leenarts, DANS Training in the European Open Science Cloud
Plenary General discussion; reflection

11h45 - 12h00: Break

12h00 - 13h00: Strand 3 “Shared educational agendas and initiatives”

Chair: Sally Wyatt

Presenter Topic
Johanna de Groot, SURF Acceleration plan: Educational innovation with ICT
Deborah Thorpe, DARIAH-EU Creating synergies, opportunities, and inclusiveness in DARIAH-EU training and education
Stefania Scagliola, Centre for Contemporary and Digital History Luxembourg Manifesto for integrating Digital Humanities in the curriculum
Plenary General discussion; reflection

13h00: Closing remarks


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