Introducing PARTHENOS – Integrating the Digital Humanities

Introducing PARTHENOS – Integrating the Digital Humanities

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Sala Consiliare, Comune di Prato

Piazza del Comune, 2

59100 Prato


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Preliminary Agenda

10:00 Steering Committee Meeting PARTHENOS (Steering Committee members only)

13:00 Lunch break

14:00 Welcome addresses by Authorities

14:10 Welcome and overview – Franco Niccolucci, PIN

What PARTHENOS aims to achieve, the tools and services it will offer to researchers.

14:20 The main user requirements identified as key aspects of PARTHENOS – Sebastian Drude, CLARIN.
The PARTHENOS Services are based on a thorough analysis of the requirements coming from Use cases contributed by the PARTHENOS communities.

14:40 a. Common policies – Hella Hollander, KNAW-DANS

Common policies are key to enabling effective collaboration and cross-discipline research in the humanities. PARTHENOS is implementing an online wizard to support researchers, policy makers and data managers to identify, select and implement the relevant policies for their work.

15:00 b. Standardisation (SSK) – Laurent Romary, INRIA

The Standards Survival Kit has been designed to support humanities researchers based upon over 24 Use Cases. It consists of an online tool designed to teach researchers to use standards, answer their questions and guide them and provide them with information on standards.

15:20 c. Services to be provided – Carlo Meghini, CNR

The architects of the PARTHENOS infrastructure have designed a set of services, which can be divided into two broad categories: services providing cross-community functionality, such as dataset or service discovery; and services providing domain specific functionality, such as text mining, shared through the infrastructure for use by all communities. The presentation will overview the PARTHENOS architecture and will briefly present both categories of services.

15:40 d. Training – Jennifer Edmond, TCD

Infrastructure projects commonly provide training materials to support users looking to adapt the tools and resources the project has developed and maintains. The PARTHENOS project will be developing resources of this sort, but also taking the idea of providing training in a research infrastructure a step further by addressing some of the key knowledge gaps in the wider community, such as a lack of awareness of what research infrastructures are and do, how they are created and maintained, and how the scale of their operations creates unique opportunities, challenges and knowledge.

16:00 Coffee break

16:20 Brief overview of the technologies architecture – Carlo Meghini, CNR
PARTHENOS will be implemented on top of a very solid technological architecture, the gCube suite, currently powering the D4Science infrastructure. This presentation will review the main design principles of the architecture and will touch upon the most important components.

16:40 Demonstration of common services in ARIADNE which are similar to those to be offered by PARTHENOS - Achille Felicetti, PIN

17:00 How to become involved in PARTHENOS – Franco Niccolucci, PIN

    • Questions and answers session - Round table
    • Summary of discussion, round up

17:30 Close

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The PARTHENOS workshop is part of the series of events organized by PIN during the "Digital Humanities Week", which runs from 12-16 December 2016.

The ARIADNE Winter School opens the week with a workshop on "Legacy datasets and their inclusion in the ARIADNE Registry" from 12-14 December. The winter school will be held at PIN, in Prato and is addressed to the ARIADNE associated partners and heritage institutions willing to share their datasets through the ARIADNE portal.

The ARIADNE event "Unlocking the Potential of Digital Archaeological Data" is organized by the PIN, as closing event of the ARIADNE project. The two-days event will be held in Florence, in the beautiful Renaissance Medici Riccardi Palace, from 15-16 December 2016. The event will celebrate the successful results achieved by the project and will host important invited speakers from the related Research Infrastructures and archaeological associations.

To see the program and register for the ARIADNE event "Unlocking the Potential of Digital Archaeological Data", click here.