The exhibition of the “1821 Digital Archive” in a physical space at the Benaki Museum is an installation that explores, from a spatial perspective, our ideas of what an archive does, and how, as well as the dynamic narrative that results from approaching, in diverse ways, documents on the Revolution of 1821.
The Academic Steering Committee of the 1821 Digital Archive announced the official presentation of the project, together with the opening of an exhibition on the same theme, and under the same title, which was held at the Benaki Museum.
Within the context of the 1821 Digital Archive project, the Research Centre for the Humanities (RCH) aims to invigorate academic dialogue and exchange of ideas by creating a strong and vibrant network of young scholars participating in the project. With this purpose, the RCH hosts regularly the «1821 Researchers’ Lab» meetings, where all the participants discuss the implementation of the project, each providing his or her individual insight through their experience working in the collaborating institutions, while also conversing about their specific scientific interests on Greek history. The first results of the «1821 Researchers’ Lab» will be presented in a conference that will be held in the summer of 2018.
Digital Humanities in Greece: Concerns and Challenges
In the framework of the 1821 Digital Archive project, the Research Centre for the Humanities (RCH) organized a 1-day conference under the title “Digital Humanities in Greece: Concerns and Challenges” (February 16th, 2018). The conference introduced a reflective conversation about the present and future of Digital Humanities. Drawing from the project’s experience of working and researching within a digital environment, the conference investigated the epistemological components of Digital Humanities, focused on diverse humanities fields in relation to the impact of digitality on their theories and methods, and critically presented a selection of digital humanities applications.
For the conference’s program in Greek, click here.