Presentation and Workshops - 18.12.2017


DARIAH Day is a one day workshop intended to introduce the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) to the linguistic community in Zurich. The workshop will focus on the #dariahTeach platform, which was created through the  funding of an ERASMUS+ strategic partnership to test modules for open-source, high-quality, multilingual teaching materials for the digital arts and humanities. 

Participants will:

- Discover European infrastructures for digital humanities

- Learn the basics of XML / TEI

- Find out how to use the Multimodal Literacies eTalk tool

- Meet representatives of two leading European networks (DARIAH-EU and CLARIN ERIC)

Participation is free of charge, but please send us a message to info@linguistik.uzh.ch, if you intend to participate. Please specify the session(s) that you will attend. While the topics may be of particular interest to students and researchers of linguistic fields, participants from other fields are welcome as well!

*Please check this page closer to the date, for more information on what you will need to bring to the workshops. *



Martin Volk (Institute of Computational Linguistics)

Tanja Samardžić (URPP Language and Space)

Wolfgang Kesselheim (URPP Language and Space)

Michaela Hnizda (Zurich Competence Center for Linguistics)




10:15h to 12:00h - The Benefits of DARIAH, DARIAH and CLARIN 

Presentation by Frank Fischer, Darja Fišer, Claire Clivaz, and Toma Tasovac 

Location: KOL-G-204, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich (UZH Main Building)


12:00h to 13:00h - Lunch Break

13:00h to 16:00h - Parallel Workshops


W1: XML and TEI (Toma Tasovac)

- Introduction to XML, xpath, validation, well-formedness, XML schemas

- Practical exercise with an XML editor 

- Introduction to TEI

Location: KOL-G-204, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich (UZH Main Building)


W2: Multimodal Literacies (Claire Clivaz and Martial Sankar)

- Introduction to the world of digital multimodal literacies through history, examples, experiments and editing tools

- Tutorial on how to build your own multimodal editing tool (eTalk)

Location: KOL-G-209, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich (UZH Main Building)


About the guest speakers


Claire Clivaz is currently Head of Digital Enhanced Learning at the Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics (SIB). She leads interdisciplinary projects at the crossroad of the New Testament and the Digital Humanities, such as the project etalks, a multimedia digital editing tool (etalk.vital-it.ch), or a Swiss National Fund on a digital trilingual New Testament manuscript (humarec.org). She is member of a strategic partenariat Erasmus+ in DH with six other partner countries (dariah.eu/teach ; teach.dariah.eu) and of a H2020 research infrastructure project DESIR, lead by the ERIC DARIAH. 


Claire Clivaz


Toma Tasovac is Director of the Belgrade Center for Digital Humanities (BCDH), National Coordinator of DARIAH-RS and Chair of the National Coordinators’ Committee at DARIAH-EU. His areas of interest include lexicography, data modeling, TEI, digital editions and research infrastructures. Toma serves on the Advisory Board of Europeana Research and CLARIN-DE/DARIAH-DE Technical Board. 



Toma Tasovac


Darja Fišer is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, currently active in the fields of computer-mediated communication and lexical semantics using corpus-linguistics methods and natural language processing. She is Director of User Involvement at CLARIN ERIC, Chair of the Steering Committee of the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information and President of the Slovenian Language Technologies Society.


Darja Fiser




Frank Fischer is currently Associate Professor for Digital Humanities at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow and co-director of DARIAH-EU. He studied Computer Science, German Literature, and Spanish Philology in Leipzig and London and is an Ancien Pensionnaire de l'École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He received his PhD from the University of Jena for his study on the dramatic works of Joachim Wilhelm von Brawe and their contemporary translations into Russian, Danish, and French. 
Frank Fisher





The workshops will take place in the main building of the University of Zurich: Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich