Loners, pathfinders or explorers? Emerging community practices and communities of practice in Open Humanities.
The presentation aims to outline discipline-specific, yet widely interoperable models of Open Science
emerging from community practices of Humanities. By doing so, it will be shown how DARIAH, a
pan-European infrastructure for Arts and Humanities, can contribute to the successful design and
implementation of Open Science policy, guidelines and services related to the open sharing of
research results in the Humanities.
Following from DARIAH’s special intermediary position between legislative bodies, policy makers and
the various research communities around Humanities, this goal can be achieved along four action
lines. 1. Better representing and increasing the profile of humanities within the Open Science
paradigm. 2. Assessing and addressing discipline-specific challenges of and gaps in open workflows.
3. Creating new open science environments for Humanities on multiple levels e.g. on policy level,
community level, educational level, service level or technical level. 4. Connecting open data, tools
and practices with the rest of the world: with other actors in and areas of the open science
ecosystem as well as across different stakeholders.