3rd DARIAH-HR International Conference,
Zagreb, Croatia / 25-27 October 2023
University of Zagreb, University Computing Centre – SRCE

3rd DARIAH-HR International Conference
Heritage Matters: Fostering Collaborative Infrastructure

Conference organisers: Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb; University of Zagreb, University Computing Centre – SRCE; University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; University of Zadar, Department of Information Sciences; ICARUS Hrvatska

The DARIAH-HR conference “Digital Humanities and Heritage” endeavors to facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing among scholars, humanities experts, and professionals specializing in library and information science, archival studies, and museum cultural resource management. By highlighting the interdependent relationship between digital humanities and heritage, this conference aims to promote the adoption of digital technologies as both a methodological approach and a powerful tool within the realms of heritage, humanities, social sciences, and arts.

This event serves as a crucial platform for stakeholders engaged in heritage and its ongoing digital transformation. The DHH2023 conference will gather researchers, practitioners, technology experts, and enthusiasts who recognize the immense potential of merging technology with traditional disciplines to reshape the comprehension, preservation, and exploration of our collective cultural heritage.

Unearthing the Past in a Digital Age: Decoding User Needs and Expectations in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

Benardou, Agiatis

The invited presenter and keynote speaker Agiatis Benardou is Director of DARIAH-EU. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and a Senior Researcher at the Digital Curation Unit, ATHENA R.C. She has held posts as Research Associate at the Departments of Information Science and Critical Studies, University of Glasgow. Agiatis has served as Teaching Fellow in Digital Curation at the Department of Media and Culture, Panteion University, and she is co-ordinating the MSc core course on Applications of Digital Methods in the Humanities at the Department of Informatics, AUEB. She has carried out extensive research as co-ordinator, WPL and team member in the context of various Greek, EU and International DH initiatives. Agiatis holds a PhD in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology from King’s College London.

SRCE for Open Science: National e‑infrastructure and digital services

Marić, Ivan

Our other keynote speaker is Ivan Marić, the Director of the University Computing Centre - SRCE, where he began his career in 1990. During his time in SRCE, he played an important role in the creation and construction of the Croatian academic and research network at the beginning of 1990s and has since then participated in numerous national initiatives related to building Croatian e-infrastructure. He led the national strategic project Croatian Scientific and Educational Cloud (HR-ZOO), which was instrumental in building a new generation of e-infrastructure for advanced science and modern education, and the new supercomputer “Supek”.

On the international level, he is actively involved in building and governing major pan-European e-infrastructures like GEANT and EGI. Mr. Maric holds several positions in international organizations as national representative for Croatia - he is an official Croatian delegate in the EOSC Steering Board and in EOSC Association General Assembly. He is also the Croatian representative in the Horizon Europe Research Infrastructure Programme Committee. For a number of years, he was a national delegate in the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG).