Research Software Engineering and Digital Humanities:

Role of Training in Sustaining Expertise

As the scale and complexity of Digital Humanities projects increase and challenges facing researchers and institutions become more pressing, the need for creating and maintaining communities of practice for knowledge transfer, training and exchange of best practices becomes paramount.

Organised with the support of DARIAH-DESIR project and hosted by King's Digital Lab, this advanced training workshop will bring together experts working at the intersection of Digital Humanities and Research Software Engineering for a day of discussions around RSE models, training practices and meaningful exchange of ideas.

In their session of the workshop, experts from KDL will present KDL's Software Development Lifecycle and outline the roles team members play at different stages of a project's development. The session will explore challenges faced by Digital Humanities laboratories today and discuss Human Resource models, models of RSE training and methodological solutions (see a recent paper by James Smithies).

Other confirmed speakers include Jonathan Blaney (Institute of Historical Research, SAS, University of London), Alexander Czmiel (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften), Michael Pidd (Digital Humanities Institute, Sheffield), Gary Stringer (Exeter Digital Lab) and Jane Winters (SAS, University of London).

The workshop will further showcase Digital Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities (DARIAH)’s training platforms as a vehicle enabling dissemination of Digital Humanities training at all levels of expertise, for sharing and discussing information and establishing best practices in DH in a range of formats.

The workshop programme will be posted here in November.

For more information and to register, please visit the workshop's Eventbrite page.