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DARIAH Virtual Exchange Session: The Scholarly Primitives of Scholarly Meetings

In light of the recent postponement of the DARIAH Annual Event 2020 on the topic of “Scholarly Primitives”, a virtual exchange session will be held to reflect on the “Scholarly Primitives of the Scholarly Meeting”. This online exhibition of resources and ideas exploring the many primitives of and issues surrounding scholarly meetings, organised by DARIAH-EU, will be open from 21 until 28 May 2020. The exhibition will act as a pool of prompts and provocations for thought and conversation, a dialogue that will culminate in a 2-hour synchronous virtual exchange session on the 28th (from 14:00-16:00 UTC+1).

Through this unique event, we hope to explore together the many functions scholarly meetings fulfill in our lives, including the respective potentials of the online and offline spaces at our disposal. We will look at what we value most enduringly and what we might no longer require within our current and emerging practices of personal, informal or semi-formal exchange, creating for 2020 a highly relevant response to the project which John Unsworth took on 20 years ago to better understand scholarship through the lens of the primitive.

What to expect

At registration, participants will be asked a few questions about themselves and their experiences of scholarly meetings.

All registered participants will be invited on 21 May to explore a virtual collection of resources, curated by the DARIAH-EU team. These resources will propose an initial set of scholarly primitives of scholarly meetings. Participants who plan to attend on the 28th will also be assigned to a break out group for the event.


14.00: Welcome and overview of the meeting theme, context, participants and preliminary results
14.30: Move to break out spaces for 2-minute ‘provocations’ and discussions
15.00: Comfort break
15.10: Return to plenary. An arts perspective of the scholarly meeting.
15.30: Report highlights from the break out group
15.45: Summation
16.00: End of meeting


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From: 28 May, 2020
To: 28 May, 2020