The Faculty of Arts of KU Leuven and KU Leuven Libraries hosted a European Conference for the Humanities on behalf of the European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centres (ECHIC, http://www.echic.org/).
Like the preceding ECHIC conferences in Dublin, Utrecht, Nottingham, Oporto, Pamplona, Macerata and Edinburgh, the conference aimed to probe some of the most pressing issues facing the humanities as academic disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. In 2018, the theme was “Equip & Engage: Research and Dissemination Infrastructures for the Humanities”. Papers and discussions were focused around (challenges connected to) digital scholarship in the humanities and the dissemination and impact of the results of this research.
The conference programme featured keynote lectures, conference papers, project presentations/demos and a panel discussion, as well as the annual meeting of ECHIC and diverse networking opportunities. Keynote speakers were Jane Ohlmeyer, who is Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern History and Director of Trinity Long Room Hub at Trinity College Dublin, and Martin Paul Eve, who is Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London, and well-known for his work on open access and HE policy.
Programme of the event: https://www.arts.kuleuven.be/echic-2018/Programme