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DPASSH Conference

About DPASSH

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 was due to take place in 2021 but has been postponed until 2022 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Previous conferences


DPASSH 2019

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

DPASSH 2017

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

DPASSH 2015

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