Open science & the Humanities, Barcelona 21 June

Open scientific research is becoming more common in archaeology and the Humanities more broadly. For example, an SAA special interest group was recently launched and the need for open science in Archaeology is explained in readable detail by Marwick and colleagues in this paper. But there’s still a lot of work to be done! On 21 June there will be a free conference on the topic in Barcelona that promises to provoke some excellent discussion and could be a catalyst for change. Hope to see you there!

Register to this event for free here.

More info here.


9.00 – 9.30: Welcome and presentation of the day

F. Xavier Roigé Ventura – Vicerector de Doctorat i Promoció de la Recerca (University of Barcelona)

Domènech Espriu Climent – Vicerector de Recerca (University of Barcelona)

Àlex Aguilar Vila – Vicerector de Projecció i Internacionalizació (University of Barcelona)

José Remesal – (CEIPAC, University of Barcelona, Principal Investigator EPNET ERC project)

Session 1

9.30 – 10.00: Paul Ayris (University College London) – From Open Access to Open Scholarship: UCL Press as a model for the Future of Scholarly Publishing

10.00 – 10.30: Monica Barni (Toscana Regional Goverment, Foreigners University of Siena)- Language use and open, linked data

10.30 – 11.00: Coffee Break

11.00 – 11.30: Alessandro Mosca (SIRIS Academic) – Ontology-mediated data management in EPNet

11:30 – 12.00: Diana Roig Sanz (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya/ Oxford Internet Institute)Social Networks of the Past: Mapping Hispanic and Lusophone Literary Modernity, 1898-1959

12.00 – 12.30: Luciana Ayciriex y Elena González – Blanco (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia) – POSTDATA: Open poetry, open science and linked open data

12:30 -13:00 Julian D. Richard (University of York) – Open Science and Open Data: Twenty years of preserving the bits at the Archaeology Data Service

Moderator: Bernardo Rondelli (SIRIS Academic)

13.00 – 13.30 – Poster session

13.30 – 15.00 Lunch Break

Session 2

15.00 – 15.30: Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra (DARIAH-EU) Loners, pathfinders or explorers? Emerging community practices and communities of practice in Open Humanities.

15.30 – 16.00: Alba Irollo (Europeana) – Europeana: how open cultural data supports discovery, reuse and innovation in digital humanities

16.00 – 16.30: Franco Niccolucci (University of Florence) – ARIADNE, the European e-infrastructure for FAIR digital archaeology

16.30 – 17.00: Valeria Quochi (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale) – TBA

Moderator: Ignasi Labastida (University of Barcelona)

17.00 – 17.30: Coffee Break

Session 3

17.30 – 18.30: Xavier Rubio Campillo (University of Edinburgh) and Christoph Schäfer (University of Trier) – Open debate

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