The project will be managed by the proposed chairholder, Professor Carlos Ceia, and supported by a CETAPS member of administrative staff (Dr Mariana Gonçalves). A team of PhD students will be joining the management body for the duration of the project guaranteeing scientific output and support for the activities of the proposed chair.
The academic members supporting the proposed Chair are involved in the supervision and coordination of many PhD and MA theses and dissertations in the following taught courses (See Annexes 1A & 1B & 1C). These courses will gain from a collaborative and integrated offer through the Chair and not as individual paths. The members coordinating scheduled activities have a long-established experience in advanced research-related projects and will guarantee the effectiveness of all proposed actions.
The academic members of the Chair are recognized experts in the Humanities, and all have links to many national and international networks, some of them funded by the European Commission programmes. These networks, already established and extremely active, ensure that the results of the project will be prosperous. The Chair will also communicate with all teacher education centres to promote the activities and collaborate with national and international educational programmes. A stronger link with the Ministry of Education in Portugal will be nurtured so that a wide range of educators is reached.
Linkages with other relevant activities at institutional, national, regional and international levels
Through the DHEDU project we want to create a high level of visibility for the digital humanities throughout the national educational system. We will collaborate with the Ministry of Education to promote our courses with a digital profile and content, specially at postgraduate level, within the general contingent of teachers in Basic and Secondary schools. At the Higher Education level, we aim to collaborate with all partners, helping to develop joint actions so that the use of digital resources is improved in all cycles of study.
On a regional level, DHEDU will contribute to reinforce the networks already established between the three partner universities, through different courses already offered in association, through renewed investigation and critique into the impact of these courses for developing the digital humanities and through preparing joint applications for international calls on digital humanities.
Through our international networks related with the research centres involved, we will organize scientific events, publish our findings, and promote our digital tools and projects, in order to attract greater attention to digital humanities and their impact on education today. A bigger network with the Portuguese-speaking world universities will be established, specially with those countries where digital humanities are yet to be nourished in teacher training and in education in general.
How will benefits be sustained?
All projects, tools, infrastructures and digital contents are and will be produced by all partner institutions within their own research budgets. The Chair will coordinate linked thematic projects that will benefit all educators and students involved. All digital material produced is already in open access and that policy will be the only acceptable in the future.
Transfer of knowledge
The Chair will publish all results of the findings, presentations, workshops, conferences, papers, masterclasses, seminars, etc. in the website to be built. Every publishable action will be offered in open access. The different projects associated to the Chair will encourage visiting scientists to participate in the different initiatives.