4th DARIAH-HR International Conference,
Split, Croatia / 9-11 October 2024
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split

4th DARIAH-HR International Conference
Digital Humanities & Heritage: Legacy and Innovation

“DHH 2024 - Call for Papers” (PDF 629KB)

Conference organisers: Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb; University of Split, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; Literary Circle Split; University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; University of Zadar, Department of Information Sciences; ICARUS Croatia.

The DARIAH-HR conference “Digital Humanities and Heritage” endeavours to facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing among scholars, humanities experts, and professionals specialising 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 DHH2024 conference will unite researchers, practitioners, technology experts, and enthusiasts, fostering collaboration among individuals dedicated to advancing the exploration of our collective cultural heritage through digital humanities. Marking the 10th anniversary of the DARIAH-EU consortium, this year’s conference will place particular emphasis on the evolution of research infrastructures over the past decade. Attendees will engage in discussions covering themes such as technological innovation, ethical considerations, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the broader implications for digital humanities and heritage research. Through critical assessment of advancements, challenges, and future directions within these fields, participants will explore the dynamic landscape shaped by infrastructure development.

Keynote speakers: Sally Chambers (The British Library in London and DARIAH director) and Neven Jovanović (University of Zagreb)

Chambers, Sally

Speaker: Sally Chambers (The British Library in London and DARIAH director)


The British Library’s strategy: Knowledge Matters: the British Library 2023-2030, was published in May 2023, as the library celebrated 50 years of operation as the UK’s National Library. Similarly, in 2024, during DARIAH’s current Strategic period 2019-2026, DARIAH celebrates 10 years as an operational European Research Infrastructure and ESFRI Landmark. The complementarity of the mission statements of The British Library and DARIAH is striking. The mission of the British Library is “to make our intellectual heritage accessible to everyone, for research, inspiration and enjoyment”, whereas it is DARIAH’s mission “to empower research communities with digital methods to create, connect and share knowledge about culture and society”. In this context, this presentation will explore how the collaboration between cultural heritage institutions, such as the British Library, and research infrastructures such as DARIAH, has emerged and developed over the past 10 years. Topics such as understanding the role of research in the British Library’s strategy and DARIAH’s strategic focus on cultural heritage will be examined. read more

Jovanović, Neven

Speaker: Neven Jovanović (University of Zagreb)


The digital transformation has reached the point where certain of its features have become invisible; that is, we are so used to them that we become aware of the differences only through a comparison with the way we worked and asked questions a few decades ago. Such an introspective comparison for the discipline of philology (understood, in my case, as study of texts from the past) will invite reflection on what has been done, and what has not. Some changes may appear trivial – for example, increasing capabilities to access and search texts, and to assign labels to everything – but I will show that they were actually game-changing. On the other hand, some great promises may have led to much less impressive outcomes. From a similar vantage point of comparison and reflection I will also propose some ideas about where we are going, as opposed to where we say we are going.