Digitale Geschichte und Historiographie

Knowledge infrastructures and digital governance. History, challenges, practices

7 September 2020 bis 8 September 2020

operas workshop
This online workshop organized by the OPERAS (a European research infrastructure for the development of open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities) community aims at revisiting digital knowledge infrastructures from an organisational and governance perspective, through their history, their stakes and achievements, as well as their challenges and obstacles.

Our workshop will explore how these infrastructures frame themselves, evolve and adapt, how they stimulate participation and implement innovative models of governance as well as how they create a shared culture, common values, how they sustain knowledge commons and may contribute to a new epistemology and scientific environment. 


7-8 September 2020

Remote conference on Zoom

To receive the Zoom Link and attend the workshop, please send an email at until 5 September 2020 (for external participants, as speakers will automatically be registered).



7 September 2020 (Time in CEST)

  • Presentation of OPERAS by Pierre Mounier (EHESS, OpenEdition, OPERAS)
  • Introduction to the workshop by Valérie Schafer and Lars Wieneke (C²DH, University of Luxembourg)
  • Presentation of the members of the Program Committee

Keynote “Shifting Frames: Towards Humane Infrastructures” by Patrik Svensson
Professor of Humanities and Information Technology at Umeå University and Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities at UCLA
  Chair:  Janneke Adema (COPIM, Open Humanities Press, ScholarLed, Coventry University) 
  Followed by a discussion

First session chaired by Cameron Neylon (Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University)

Digital economy for Open Science
Artsiom Rusetski, Ann Shkor, Aliaksei Kulik, Alex Shkor (DEIP)

  The COPIM Project: exploring community governance for open publishing infrastructures
Samuel A. Moore (COPIM Project and Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University, United Kingdom)
  Each session is followed by 30 minutes discussion 

Second session chaired by Suzanne Dumouchel (CNRS, OPERAS, TRIPLE)
  Pathways to Sustainability of Research Infrastructures: The DARIAH-DE Operating Cooperation
Christoph Kudella (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, DARIAH-DE)
  Institutional dynamics in Research. Processes of co-creation in Research Infrastructures
Francesca Morselli (DANS-KNAW, DARIAH, University of Verona)


8 September 2020 (Time in CEST)


Third session chaired by Francesca Musiani (Centre Internet et société, CNRS)
  Inalienable Infrastructures: Keeping-while-Giving and the Politics of Vertical Integration
Marcel LaFlamme (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)
  Networked Governance and Multistakeholder Cooperation
Maxime Bouillard & Gael Van Weyenbergh (MEOH), Valérie Schafer & Lars Wieneke (C²DH, University of Luxembourg)

Fourth Session chaired by Pierre Mounier (EHESS, OpenEdition, OPERAS) and  Lars Wieneke (C²DH, University of Luxembourg)
  An Archival Repository of Archival Repositories: integrating metadata in Archives Portal Europe
Marta Musso (King’s College London)
  Making sense of contextual features in databases for research output
Linda Sīle (Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM), University of Antwerp)
Wrap up and concluding remarks 
End of the workshop


Programme committee: 

  • Janneke Adema (Open Humanities Press, ScholarLed, Coventry University, COPIM) 
  • Suzanne Dumouchel (OPERAS, Huma-Num, CNRS)
  • Pierre Mounier (OPERAS, OpenEdition, EHESS)
  • Valérie Schafer (C²DH, University of Luxembourg)
  • Lars Wieneke (C²DH, University of Luxembourg)
  • Sherri Barnes (UCSB Library, COPIM)
  • Cameron Neylon (Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University)