Statements by candidates
EADH Elections 2023
I am Nicola Barbuti. I am Assistant Professor in Library and Information
Science and Digital Humanities at the Dipartimento di Ricerca e
Innovazione Umanistica (DIRIUM) of the University of Bari Aldo Moro
Currently, I am a member of the AIUCD Executive Committee and one of the
expiring members of the EADH Executive Committee, having this last
membership for the first time. This first experience has been strongly
influenced by the dramatic Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the difficulties,
the Executive has undertaken some relevant activities for the present
and future growth of the Association and the DHs in Europe, which I
believe are important to be carried out in the best possible way in the
All of us are conscious of the importance to increase aware digital
mindset by fostering the DH, especially for teaching, education, and
training. EADH is addressing this challenge by contributing to design
strategies for increasing this awareness.
So, in order to continue to contribute to the activities that the
Executive has started, I am applying for a second mandate as a member of
the EADH Executive Committee. And I hope You will give me again this
I am a head of the Versification Research Group at the Institute of Czech Literature, Czech Academy of Sciences and NLP programmer at the University of Basel. I received my PhDs in Literary Theory and Mathematical Linguistics from Palacký University Olomouc and Charles University in Prague respectively. My main areas of interest are the quantitative analysis of poetic texts and the issues of authorship recognition. I am a member of the Plotting Poetry steering committee. I am willing to stand for election as a member of EADH's executive committee and contribute to our community.
Coming from an interdisciplinary background in musicology, art history, and Italian studies, I am passionate about DH projects that provide insights into cultural exchange and mobility. At the Centre for Philology and Digitality at the University of Würzburg, I manage digital editions and grant applications, while also teaching courses on early digital cultural heritage. Through my previous collaborations with individuals from Austria, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the UK, I aim to leverage my experiences to shape a distinct European DH profile for the EADH – and possibly beyond. To me, DH represents the digital transformation processes occurring in the humanities, driven primarily by the humanities themselves, which are altering methods and practices across all scholarly domains. My mission is to foster connections between traditional and digital scholarship, as well as between different DH implementations in Europe and other regions of the world. I firmly believe that embracing diversity is crucial for a European DH movement, and I am dedicated to promoting international, intercultural, and open scholarly practices by creating spaces for multilateral dialogues. It would be an honor and a responsibility to serve the EADH.
My university background is in Medieval Studies, I studied Dutch and English Philology,
Editorial Science, and Library and Information Science. I love DH projects that build bridges
between disciplines, people, and countries. I contribute(d) to several European projects and
initiatives such as OpenMethods-Metablog, DARIAH-EU Working Group Research Data
Management, ALLEA Working Group eHumanities, or PARTHENOS.
I am a member of the Board of the DHd – Association for Digital Humanities in the German
Speaking Areas, responsible for Communication and Community and Professor of Library
Science - Strategies, Service Development, and Scholarly Communication at University of
Applied Sciences Potsdam.
I focus on fostering open practices around publication, data management and research in
general and expanding competencies in these areas. I am dedicated to raising awareness
and lobbying for the opportunities, needs, and challenges of the digital humanities in the
broader context of the humanities and the scientific system. Competencies in the areas of
sustainability of digital methods and tools are not only an important foundation for all
research activities, but also a prerequisite for higher impact. I want to support diversity as a
keystone for an emancipated European Digital Humanities movement.
I feel honored to be nominated for the EADH executive committee.