Open Data Citation for Social Sciences and Humanities

Du 24 au 28 octobre 2016 - Prague, République tchèque

Publié le 28 juin 2016, par Thérèse Hameau

The Humanities at Scale (HaS) winter school will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from the 24th to the 28th of October 2016. The event will be hosted by Charles University and is directly supported by DARIAH.EU. Humanities at Scale is a DARIAH-EU coordinated project, which is financed under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme. It aims at gathering scholars, publishers, librarians and other stakeholders interested by the issues raised by Open Access and Open Data through the question of Open Data Citation.


Regarding sources, the development of digital humanities during the past twenty years has increased the availability of research data in the humanities, in open access form, from a tremendous number of sources, in a broad heterogeneity of documents and formats : textual sources, qualitative and quantitative datasets, iconography, schemes, audio and video, etc. This permits the humanities and social sciences to be more and more involved in the Open Science movement experienced in other disciplines.

More generally, it is the very relation between research data and publication itself that modifies and constitutes an issue for the digital humanities, particularly through the question of data citation in the context of openness – how does one effectively cite data in the humanities for broad re-use and research impact ?

The winter school will therefore address the issue of Open Data in digital humanities by systematically exploring the themes and practices underpinning data citation in the broader context of Open Science.