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DPASSH 2017 conference programme announced

The programme for the Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Science, and Humanities (DPASSH) conference has been announced. The conference is organised by the Sussex Humanities Lab and the Digital Repository of Ireland and takes place in Sussex University Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 of June. The keynote speaker is Lizzy Jongma, Senior ICT project manager for the Network of Dutch War Resources. Lizzy's address is entitled “You’ve done it all; you’ve broken every code”: Changing digital repositories into research spaces for the arts, social sciences and humanities.  The full programme is below. 



Wednesday 14th June


08.30 – 09.30: Registration


09.30 – 09.45: Welcome Address


09.45 – 10.45: Keynote Address by Lizzy Jongma, Senior ICT project manager for the Network of Dutch War Resources. “You’ve done it all; you’ve broken every code”. Changing digital repositories into research spaces for the arts, social sciences and humanities.


10.45 – 11.15: Coffee Break


11.15 – 12.45: Session 1: Domain Specific Preservation

  • Preserving 30 years of Digital Humanities Work: The Experience of King’s College London  Digital Lab.

James Smithies (King’s College London), Carina Westling (King’s College London) and Anna-Maria Sichani (Huygens ING)

  • An Online Platform to Preserve at-Risk Intangible Culture in Small Island States – an Explorative Case Study

Ingmar Nils Sturm (Island Ark Project), Dennis Redeker (Island Ark Project) and David Eichert (NYU)

  • Digital Preservation in Contemporary UK Visual Art

Laura Molloy (University of Oxford)


12.45 – 13.45: Lunch


13.45 – 15.15: Session 2: Beyond the object based archive

  • Archiving form and function: preserving a 2003 digital project

Stewart Arneil, Martin Holmes (University of Victoria, Canada)

  • Digitally Preserving a Mapping Project: The Tim Robinson Archive at National University of Ireland, Galway

Aisling Keane, Cillian Joy, Peter Corrigan, Nessa Cronin (National University of Ireland, Galway)

  • Preserving Social Media: applying principles of digital preservation to social media archiving

Sara Day Thomson (Digital Preservation Coalition)


15.15 – 15.45: Coffee Break


15.45 – 16.45: Panel 1: Libraries and Publishers: ‘Challenges and opportunities in providing and sustaining access to large quantities of digital data/collections’

Chair: Jane Harvell (Head of Academic Services, Special Collections, University of Sussex)


  • Paola Marchionni (Jisc)
  • Jennifer Kemp (Adam Matthew Digital Ltd)
  • Will Prentice (British Library, Sound and Vision)
  • Fiona Courage (University of Sussex and Mass Observation Curator)


17:00 – 18:30: Wine Reception at Attenbourgh Centre for Creative Arts (Falmer Campus)


Thursday 15th June


09.00 – 09.30: Tea / Coffee


09.30 – 10.30: Panel 2: ‘More than a library’: Exploring the public value of Europeana


  • Natalia Grincheva (University of Melbourne)
  • Timothy Duguid (University of Glasgow)
  • Caroline Ardrey (University of Birmingham)
  • Nanna Bonde Thylstrup (University of Copenhagen)


10.30 – 11.30: Session 3: Tools and Perspectives

  • Digital Preservation: An Irish Perspective

Alice Kearns (Independent researcher)

  • Artivity: a tool to collect contextual research data for art practice

Athanasios Velios (University of the Arts London)
Sebastian Faubel, Moritz Eberl (Semiodesk GmbH)

  • Preserving Our Digital Heritage- The National Library of Ireland’s Web Archive

Maria Ryan (National Library of Ireland)

  • IIIF for DRI: It wasn’t just for the zoom (honest!)

Stuart Kenny, Kathryn Cassidy (Digital Repository of Ireland)


11.30 – 12.00: Coffee Break


12.00 – 13.00: Session 4: Arts and Preservation: Theory and Practice

  • Digital Assemblages at the Crossroads of Art, Technology and the Human

Néill O’Dwyer (Trinity College Dublin)

  • Musical Organics: A Heterarchical Approach to Digital Organology

Thor Magnusson (University of Sussex)

  • Synesthetic Visualization: Balancing Sensate Experience and Sense Making in Digitized Print Collections

Stefania Forlini (University of Calgary)
Uta Hinrichs (University of St Andrew)


13.00 – 14.00: Lunch


14.00 – 15.30: Session 5: Infrastructure and data modelling

  • A Data Model for Long-term Archiving of Researches and Publications

Mouhamed Wael Al Sidawi (University of Freiburg, Germany)

  • Preserving and Managing Digital Arts and Humanities Data in the Open Science Cloud

Eva Cetinic, Davor Davidovic, Karolj Skala (Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia)

  • Knowledge Preservation – Rethinking Digital Preservation for Libraries

Neil Jefferies (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford)


15.30 – 15.45: Coffee Break


15.45 – 16.45:  Panel 3: Saving everything? Appraisal and Preservation 

  • Records Professionals and the Digital Humanities: Addressing the Challenge of ‘Saving Everything’

Rebecca Grant (National Library of Ireland)
Elise Dunham (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Laura Molloy (University of Oxford)

  • Demystifying the Challenge of Saving Everything: Digital Preservation at the Houses of Parliament

Christopher Fryer (Parliamentary Archives), UK

  • The Future is Hybrid

Stephanie Taylor (University of London)


16.45 – 17.00: Digital Preservation Coalition Awards


17.00 – 17.15: Closing Remarks, Dr. Sharon Webb (Chair)


Please note this is a draft programme and therefore, subject to change. The programme can also be found on the conference website here. Registration details can be found on the DPASSH website here and there is 20% early bird discount for people who register before 1 May.