Online Workshops 4memory: From Books to Bytes: The Digital Transformation in Historical Studies – Learning, Teaching, and Research in the Age of Digitization

From Books to Bytes: The Digital Transformation in Historical Studies – Learning, Teaching, and Research in the Age of Digitization.

The professional handling of data is a virulent topic across the boundaries of all disciplines. NFDI4Memory addresses this in order to (further) develop data literacy in the historical sciences and subjects working in history and to support the community in mastering the digital turn.

The event series „From Books to Bytes“ will start in October 2023 and will regularly present current topics and relevant fields of application in research and teaching with experts, researchers and teachers. It is designed in such a way that after short thematic introductions, participants will have the opportunity to independently engage with the presented content in hands-on sessions. We welcome your participation, both for individual dates and for the entire series of events.

The event will take place digitally at 10 a.m. on the dates listed below.

Presentation room
Meeting-ID: 691 4856 0192
Kenncode: M0gcpwTh

Bericht vom Treffen der Digitalen Akademie am 19.10.2023

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Online-Konferenz: The Future is Now: A Symposium on Collaborating for Sustainability in Digital Research, Freitag, 29. September 2023,15:30-18:30 Uhr (German Time)

All recordings of the sessions are available at:

Download PDF program for the symposium

The Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) warmly welcomes you to a virtual half-day symposium on collaborative efforts to ensure the sustainability of digital research. Digital scholarship is firmly established in the research landscape and many digital projects are used extensively with development spanning decades. However, the hurdles researchers confront in ensuring the enduring accessibility and functionality of their digital projects differ significantly from the challenges encountered during the initial creation of innovative digital tools. 

The symposium will be an opportunity to explore the diverse strategies that digital humanities researchers use to ensure the lasting sustainability of their projects. We will explore inventive collaborations within the digital humanities community and spotlight approaches through which researchers in North America, the UK, and Europe have navigated the complexities of redesigning their projects for sustained accessibility and functionality in digital research.


9:30 am

Welcome, access check, and land acknowledgement given by Danielle Taschereau Mamers

Introduction to Today’s Event, Claire Battershill

9:45–10:30 am, Panel A, moderated by James Ginther

Hans Brandhorst, Editor in Chief at Iconclass, “DIY Sustainability: The Iconclass Consortium”

Arianna Ciula, King’s College, England, “Overview on King’s Digital Lab Approach to Archiving and Sustainability: Context, Practices and Challenges”

Q&A (15 min)

10:30–11:15 am, Panel B, moderated by TBA 

Jörg Wettlaufer, Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Lower Saxony, Germany, “Sustainability in the Digital Humanities: Some Insights from a German Research and Cultural Heritage Institution”

Christian Steiner, University of Graz, Austria, “A Roadmap for Accessibility, Stability, and Preservation using Linked Open Data und Institutional Repositories

Q&A (15 min)

11:15–12:00 pm Panel C, moderated by Teresa Wong 

Susan Brown, University of Guelph,  “Standards and Interoperability for Sustainability: The CWRC and LINCS Infrastructure Projects”

James Cummings, Newcastle, England, “Building for Failure: Embracing sustainability and principles for digital longevity in Digital Humanities”

Q&A (15 min)

12:15–12:30 pm

Reflection given by Harriet Sonne de Torrens

Concluding discussion moderated by Betsy Moss



Masterclass: Digital Scholarly Editing (Saarbrücken, 19.-23.2.2024) / Deadline 31.10.23

As a continuation of the IDE training events on digital scholarly editing (, the master class Digital Scholarly Editing (#mcdse2024) introduces state of the art techniques of digital scholarly editing practices.

The master class takes place from 19th to 23rd February 2024 in Saarbrücken, at Saarland University. It was initiated by the research project “Sorores” ( and is carried out in co-operation of Universität des Saarlands (chair for Medieval History, Cristina Andenna) and the Institute for Documentology and Editorial (IDE). Participation is free of charge.

The master class will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge on digital scholarly editing und gives you the opportunity to discuss your own (digital) scholarly edition with peers and known experts. The language of instruction is English.

Please check the school page ( for further details.

Interested persons are welcome to contact us by email (to with their name, institution and description of edition project or edition-related research project (ca. 500 words). There is a limited number of bursaries for accomodation and meals available. Please indicate in your application if you would be interested in receiving this. The application deadline is on *October 31st, 2023*. There will be a waiting list in case of over-registration.

Originally posted by Dr. Torsten Roeder on ide-ssdied list!