Published: Aug. 28, 2023

CU Boulder researchers now have access to an international organization that supports the digital humanities through funding opportunities, access to high-quality learning materials, an open marketplace with tools and resources and more.

The organization is the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) and CU Boulder’s Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) has joined as a cooperating partner. CRDDS is a collaboration between Research Computing and University Libraries, offering a full range of data services and support to the university and community.

DARIAH is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) whose mission is to empower research communities with digital methods to create, connect and share knowledge about culture and society. In addition to having 20 member states and one observer country, DARIAH has also established a network of cooperating partners in non-member countries.

“We are honored to be the second institution outside Europe to join DARIAH as a Cooperating Partner,” said Thea Lindquist, CRDDS executive director. “Our hope is that this partnership will open exciting new opportunities for international project collaborations and exchange of expertise between CRDDS and European partners that will broaden and enrich the engagement of our faculty and students with the digital humanities.”

The designation as a DARIAH Cooperating Partner will help CRDDS establish partnerships beyond North America, where the center is already involved in a number of local, regional and national initiatives related to digital humanities and open research data curation such as the  Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate and through grant-funded projects such as Humanities Core Competencies as Data Acumen (NEH) and Data Advocacy for All (CU Next).

CRDDS plans to draw on its established strengths in digital humanities education to contribute to and expand into new areas of critical data work in collaboration with the DARIAH community.

“As part of our knowledge exchanges, we’re excited to contribute open educational resources— such as tutorials, syllabi and lesson plans—that are relevant to digital humanities training and education,” said Initiative Director for Digital Scholarship Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara. These include course materials taking a transdisciplinary approach to critically engaging with humanities data.

Read the full DARIAH announcement.