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DPASSH Conference


The Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DPASSH) conference is a bi-annual conference hosted by the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI). The conference is a response to issues related to digital preservation within the arts and social sciences subject domain. It seeks to address the complexities of long-term digital preservation in the social and cultural realms and provide a platform for early career researchers, academics, scholars, cultural heritage and research institutions, as well as libraries, archives and industry to engage with the problem domain and exchange ideas on the solution. 

The fourth conference is on the topic of ‘Digital Preservation of Religious Collections: Conversations and Collaborations’. This will combine online workshops on 27 June 2022 with a hybrid-format conference on 29 and 30 June 2022 where presenters and audiences can attend online or at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin. The Programme is online on the DPASSH website, and registration is open at the DPASSH Eventbrite page.

Previous conferences


DPASSH 2019, the third biennial conference, took place in collaboration with Queen’s University, Belfast on 5 Dec 2019. The theme was ‘Practical Approaches to Open Research in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences’ and included sessions from a host of research data experts. Find out more on the DPASSH dedicated website


DRI hosted the second DPASSH conference in collaboration with the Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL) at the University of Sussex, Brighton, 14-15 June 2017. The theme was ‘Preserving Abundance: The Challenge of Saving Everything’. Find out more on the dedicated DPASSH website


The first DPASSH conference took place in 2015 from 25-26 June in the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland. The inaugural theme was ‘Shaping our Legacy: Safeguarding the Social and Cultural Record’. Find out more on the DPASSH website