CfP Workshop: "Twin Talks 3: Understanding and Facilitating Collaboration in DH", virtual DH 2020, Ottawa (20-25 July 2020)

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CfP Workshop: "Twin Talks 3: Understanding and Facilitating Collaboration in DH", virtual DH 2020, Ottawa (20-25 July 2020)

Ulrike Wuttke
*** With apologies for crossposting ***

Dear list members,

Today I would kindly like to draw your attention to the CfP below for the 3rd Twin Talks Workshop, which will take place as part of the virtual DH2020.

It offers the opportunity to submit so-called "Twin Talks" and "Teach Talks" with the focus on "Collaborations in DH".

For detailed questions about the workshop format and formalities please contact Steven Krauwer (CLARIN ERIC / Utrecht University; [hidden email]) and Darja Fiser (CLARIN ERIC / SSHOC / University of Ljubljana; [hidden email]).

We are looking forward to inspiring submissions!

On behalf of the program committee,

Ulrike Wuttke

PS: You are welcome to forward CfP to colleagues for whom this format could be of interest, or to your relevant networks.

Dr Ulrike Wuttke
E-Mail: [hidden email]
Twitter: UWuttke
Skype: ulrike.wuttke

FH Potsdam / University of Applied Sciences Potsdam / RDMO
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Virtual Workshop Twin Talks 3: Understanding and Facilitating Collaboration in DH

Workshop: "Twin Talks 3: Understanding and Facilitating Collaboration in DH", at the Digital Humanities Conference DH 2020, Ottawa (20-25 July 2020)

- Conference website:
- Workshop website:
- Submission deadline: 06 July 2020
- Submission URL:
- Workshop date: Some time during the conference week, to be announced in the week of June 15
- More information: [hidden email]

About the Twin Talks workshops
This workshop is the third in a series where the main objective is to get a better understanding of the dynamics on the Digital Humanities work floor where humanities scholars and digital experts meet and work in tandem to solve humanities research questions. The best way to do this seems to be to give both parties the opportunity to present their achievements and to share their collaboration experiences with the audience. The insights gained should help those involved in the education of humanities scholars, professionals and technical experts alike to develop better training programmes.

As the problem of cross-discipline collaboration is not new we also invite those who have relevant experience or interesting ideas about how to address this in university or other curricula to share their ideas with the audience.

In earlier workshops talks were submitted and presented by a humanities researcher and a digital expert (the Twin Talks). They were asked to report on on-going or recently completed research
carried out together, both from their individual perspective (either humanities research or technical), as well as on their collaboration experience. Recently we added the talks by people
with experience or interesting ideas about how cross-discipline collaboration is or can be addressed in curricula or other training activities (the Teach Talks).

The workshops were typically scheduled as full-day workshops, starting with an invited talk, followed by a number of 20-30 minutes presentations, and concluded with a round table discussion with all participants.

About the Twin Talks workshop at DH2020
Due to the coronavirus the DH2020 conference will go virtual, and so will the Twin Talks 3 workshop. This has consequences for the format.

The duration of the virtual workshop will be 2 hours, and it will have an interactive, panel-like format, with short pitches (duration dependent on number of accepted talks). The Twin Talk pitches should briefly describe (i) the research problem addressed, (ii) its solution, including the technical aspects, (iii) a report on the collaboration experience itself, including obstacles encountered and (iv) recommendations how better training and education could help to make collaboration more efficient and effective.

The Teach Talks should briefly describe (i) the collaboration settings on which they are based, (ii) the approach adopted, and (iii) recommendations.

After the talks there will be a discussion with all participants to formulate the lessons learned from the presentations, and to identify further steps that could be taken.

Research and teaching topics
All humanities research topics in a very broad sense are welcome, where we explicitly include social sciences and cultural heritage studies. Research or teaching activities may be completed or
ongoing, as long as the presentation explicitly addresses the way the humanities researcher and the digital expert have collaborated or still collaborate.

Why should you submit and/or attend?
Humanities research can only benefit maximally from new developments in technology if content and digital experts team up, very similar to the hard sciences where research is done in teams working on a specific problem, where everybody brings in his/her specific content and technical expertise and skills.

Co-design, co-development and co-creation are the rule rather than the exception, but very little is known about how this collaboration works in practice and how better training and education of both humanities scholars and digital experts could facilitate the way they collaborate.

This is what this workshop wants to address, based on real life collaboration examples. We especially invite researchers, professionals, educators, and RI operators with a special interest in creating the conditions where humanities scholars and technical experts can fruitfully collaborate in answering humanities research questions.

Submission instructions
- Format: PDF. For format instructions, see:
- Size: Abstracts, size ca 250-500 words, covering research questions and answers, technical aspects and collaboration experience for Twin Talks, or relevant education experience for Teach Talks
- Publication: A book of accepted abstracts will be published on the workshop website 1 week before the workshop.
- Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their abstract (2000-4000 words) to be published in the joint proceedings of the TwinTalks 2 and TwinTalks 3 workshops, to be published on in
   October 2020, submission deadline September 8.
- Submission URL:

Important dates
- 06 July 2020: Submission deadline
- 10 July: Notification of acceptance/rejection
- Workshop date: in the week of 20-25 July
- 08 September: Submission deadline for extended abstracts

Programme committee and organisers
This workshop is a joint initiative of CLARIN ERIC ( and DARIAH ERIC (, and is supported by the SSHOC project (

Chairs and main organisers:
- Steven Krauwer (CLARIN ERIC / Utrecht University; [hidden email])
- Darja Fiser (CLARIN ERIC / SSHOC / University of Ljubljana; [hidden email])

- Bente Maegaard (CLARIN ERIC / University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
- Eleni Gouli (Academy of Athens, Greece)
- Franciska de Jong (CLARIN ERIC / SSHOC / Utrecht University, Netherlands)
- Frank Fischer (DARIAH ERIC / SSHOC / Higher School of Economics, Moscow)
- Frank Uiterwaal (EHRI / NIOD - KNAW, Netherlands)
- Jennifer Edmond (DARIAH ERIC / SSHOC / Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
- Koenraad De Smedt (University of Bergen, Norway / CLARINO)
- Krister Lindén (University of Helsinki, Finland / FIN-CLARIN)
- Maciej Maryl (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
- Maria Gavrilidou (SSHOC / ILSP - Athena RC, Athens, Greece)
- Radim Hladik (Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
- Ulrike Wuttke (University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany / RDMO)