To all of those members of our community who joined the three DH Virtual Discussions during the Fall Semester, Julie and I would like to extend our thanks!
Our first two discussion groups were a smash hit, and Julie and I are looking forward to hosting our third session before the holiday break. Join us!
Now, with all of the new COVID19 safety measures in place in Belgium and our movement increasingly restricted, it is even more important to continue fostering connection among researchers. This is particularly true for those colleagues who may be isolated from family and friends (here or abroad), and who are missing the collaborative atmosphere of their institutions. For that reason, we present to you the second of our three planned DH Virtual Discussion Groups for Early Career Researchers in Belgium.
The first session of the DH Virtual Discussion Group for ECRs in Belgium, a joint initiative of Ghent CDH and the DH Commons, will be held on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 from 15-16h30 Belgian time. We will meet and will split into breakout rooms to discuss our two materials for this session.
The materials that we will discuss in this session are…
Let’s face it: so far, this year has been weird and very stressful. We have been forced to accept a new normal, and while this evolving situation prioritizes our health and safety, it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of collaboration. For members of our community who live alone, or who are far away from family and friends back home, this has been especially difficult, because contact with the research community or colleagues may be the only opportunity we have to socialize with likeminded peers. While we may be separated physically, we still need to find and foster connections, especially for our colleagues embarking on a new adventure in these strange times, such as a PhD or a Master’s program with a digital focus. So take heart, dear readers. All is not lost.