International Symposium

Digital Humanities and 

Research Infrastructure

Trends in Europe and Japan

18 Nov 2023  13:00-18:30

Tokyo Big Sight, Conference Tower  

Free of charge, registration required

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It is now 20 years since Digital Humanities (DH) became an international trend. In Japan, many universities and research institutions have already begun DH research, but a digital research infrastructure for the humanities is essential to expand DH research into the future sustainably. It is also necessary to promote collaboration among research institutions and researchers and to develop human resources. Therefore, we have planned a lecture by Dr. Toma Tasovac, the director of DARIAH-EU (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities), the world's leading digital research infrastructure for the humanities in Europe, to be held in Japan. In addition, we will take this opportunity to hold a poster/demonstration exhibition by Japanese research and education institutions and groups so that participants can grasp the latest trends in DH and the research infrastructure that supports it in Japan. We hope every participant will take advantage of this opportunity to view trends in DH research, research infrastructure, and humanities resource development in Japan and around the world, and to exchange information and promote research exchanges.


International Institute for Digital Humanities, Tokyo / National Institutes for the Humanities / ROIS-DS Center for Open Data in the Humanities (CODH) / Center for Digital History and Local Resources, National Museum of Japanese History / Digital Humanities Initiative, The University of Tokyo / JSPS KAKENHI: JP23H00002, JP23H03696

Keynote: Toma Tasovac (DARIAH Director) 

Toma Tasovac is Director of the Belgrade Center for Digital Humanities (BCDH) and Director of the pan-European Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH). With an academic background in Comparative Literature and degrees from Harvard, Princeton and Trinity College Dublin, Toma's areas of scholarly expertise include historical lexicography and the development of language resources, data modeling, digital editions and research infrastructures. He is the co-creator of TEI Lex-0: A baseline encoding format for lexicographic data, which has received the 2020 Rahtz Prize for TEI Ingenuity from the TEI Consortium. He has served on a number of major international bodies such as the European Research Council (ERC), Europeana Research and JPI Cultural Heritage. He has played a leading role in numerous DH projects funded by national and international bodies, including Erasmus+, Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Program (with simultaneous interpretation: JP<->EN)

General moderator: Chifumi Nishioka (National Institute of Informatics)