[Humanist] 27.330 farewell to the DHO

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Sep 12 07:44:03 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 330.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

        Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 07:44:14 +0100
        From: "James O'Sullivan" <josullivan.c at gmail.com>
        Subject: Re:  27.329 farewell from the DHO (Dublin)
        In-Reply-To: <20130911060136.579543093 at digitalhumanities.org>

As part of Ireland's first cohort of Digital Arts & Humanities PhD
candidates, I'd like to reiterate those sentiments expressed by Shawn. The
DHO has always supported our activities, from introductory workshops in
various subjects to the more serious "behind-the-scenes" work. A great loss
to DH scholarship in an Irish context.

On 11 Sep 2013 07:01, "Humanist Discussion Group" <
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:

>                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 329.
>             Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
>                        www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
>                 Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org
>         Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 09:30:40 +0000
>         From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
>         Subject: Goodbye and Thanks
> As of August 30, 2013 the activities of Digital Humanities Observatory
> have ceased.
> Over the past five years, the Digital Humanities Observatory (
> http://dho.ie) has been a crucial component of the Humanities Serving
> Irish Society initiative funded under PRTLI 4. The DHO has carried out an
> extensive programme of lectures, workshops, summer schools, symposia and
> public lectures. These have been eagerly received and we have hopefully
> contributed to raising the level of digital humanities scholarship amongst
> Irish scholars, enhancing skills and reputations not just in Ireland, but
> also in Europe and around the world. We have developed and deployed
> creative, and innovative digital platforms such as DHO:Discovery (
> http://discovery.dho.ie) and DHO:DRAPIer (http://dho.ie/drapier) that
> have embraced the needs of HSIS scholars and established a strong and
> respected Irish position in the Digital Humanities leading to Irish
> participation in exciting new European initiatives such as DARIAH. In an
> effort to explore the possibilities of Digital Humanities online, and in co
>  llaboration with our HSIS partners, we have also built many cutting-edge
> digital editions and catalogues such as Saint Patrick's Confessio
> Hyperstack (http://www.confessio.ie/), the Doegen Records Web Archive (
> http://dho.ie/doegen/) and Reading East (http://www.ucd.ie/readingeast/).
> In the immediate term the assets of the DHO will be maintained directly by
> the RIA. Please use the contact form http://dho.ie/contact  (
> http://dho.ie/contact) should you need to be in touch with the those
> maintaining the DHO assets.
> Strong Irish engagement and participation in European projects is one of
> the many testaments to the success of the DHO and of the HSIS consortium.
> In the future the newly formed Irish Humanities Alliance (
> https://www.ria.ie/about/our-work/policy/irish-humanities-alliance.aspx)
> will be fulfilling a role of humanities advocacy on behalf of Irish higher
> education institutions. The investment in HSIS and the DHO has put Irish
> humanities scholars in a solid position to continue to grow this valuable
> community and allow it to flourish in the future.
> On behalf of DHO staff present and past I wish you all the best and thank
> you for the tremendous spirit of collaboration that we have enjoyed
> together,
> Best Regards,
> Shawn Day
> ---------------------------------
> Shawn Day
> Email: day.shawn at gmail.com<mailto:day.shawn at gmail.com>
> Twitter: @iridium
> about.me/shawnday

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