Apart from the funding of post-doctoral research proposals, the Research Centre for the Humanities (RCH) extends its endeavor to promote the humanities in Greece further, through the articulation of an agenda for the multifarious significance of the humanities, by organising conferences and being part of broader academic collaborations with similar institutions abroad.
Greece and Norway: European center, periphery or it’s complicated?
Workshop: Αcademic Publications in a “phygital” world: new challenges for authors, publishers, readers
The RCH’s Digital Library team aims to explore new tendencies in digital publishing, with specific concern about the accessibility to high quality publishing for younger academics.
We wish to share our thoughts about expanding the limits of an academic publication by taking advantage of the new possibilities unfolding in a digital environment. The aim is to discuss best practices and standards for open-access academic monographs in the fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Academic publishing is one of the world’s big businesses and as such is shaped by big players, funding, politics, and technology. The question is whether it is possible to create inroads to this reality by setting up a sustainable, non-profit, open-access publishing enterprise which will endorse a “fair-trade” approach to academic publishing and will aim at creating a community of readers rather than a market for subscriptions.
In-between meeting of the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS)
The Research Centre for the Humanities (RCH) is co-organizing the In-between meeting of the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS), in collaboration with the ESHS. Τhe topic of discussion will be “History of Science and the Humanities”.
Conference '1821 Digital Archive: archival questions, research prospects, digital challenges'
The Research Centre for the Humanities, the National Hellenic Research Foundations and the General State Archives co-organized a two-day conference, titled “1821 Digital Archive: archival questions, research prospects, digital challenges”.
The conference was held in the “Leonidas Zervas” Auditorium, of the National Hellenic Research Foundation on March 14-15, 2019.
2nd Pelion Summer Lab for Cultural Theory and Experimental Humanities
The Research Centre for the Humanities (RCH) co-organized the 2nd annual Summer Lab along with the Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology and the Laboratory of Social Anthropology of the University of Thessaly. The Summer Lab took place in Chania, Pelion on June 28-July 8 2018.
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.
The CERN History Days Workshop took place on 1-2 February 2018. It was organized by CERN in collaboration with the Research Centre for the Humanities (RCH) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. The aim of the workshop was to investigate the possibility of relaunching the earlier CERN history project, which was concluded in 1996 with the publication of a collected 3-volume edition on the history of CERN from 1954 to 1980.