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Centre for Digital Humanities at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE.DH) with the support of the DARIAH Humanities at Scale project invited representatives of leading institutions in digital humanities from Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to discuss institutional systems, good practices, partnership opportunities across borders and the benefits of an international infrastructure.

At the meeting the DARIAH Central European Hub has been founded. The principal aim of the hub is to foster collaboration among institutions and individual scholars interested in digital technology in humanities research. Participants especially stressed the importance of possible joint activities focusing on three key collaboration issues in Central Europe: establishing a knowledge base of digital humanities research, aligning teaching activities by sharing knowledge and developing/using common eLearning materials and fostering the usage of multilingual computational language tools in the humanities and the social sciences.

Specialists who took part at the founding meeting and/or took active part in organising it:

Silvie Cinková (Charles University, Czech Republic)

Andrej Gogora (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic)

Jan Hajič (Charles University, Czech Republic)

László Kovács (Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungary)

Katalin Lejtovicz (Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, Austria)

Martin Lhoták (Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)

Maciej Maryl (Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)

Gábor Palkó (Centre for Digital Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)

Gerlinde Schneider (University of Graz, Austria)

Tanja Wissik (Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, Austria)

Marcin Werla (Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland)

Miroslav Zumrík (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic).