FUnding Agencies' session

JSPS and ERC on 25th July

Local Organizers' Sessions

17:00-18:30 (JST) / 8:00-9:30 (UTC) / 1:00-2:30 (PDT) Other timezones

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

JSPS and its Initiative in Building a HSS Data Infrastructure

The aim of this session is to introduce an overview of JSPS and its initiative in building a Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) data infrastructure to conference participants, as well as to interest the participants in using JDCat, the HSS data catalog that we created as a component of the initiative.

The 90-minute session will include three presentations about JSPS and its programs, JSPS’s initiative in building a HSS Data Infrastructure, and our HSS data catalog, JDCat, which was released last year. The third presentation will be followed by Q&A session.

Then after a 30-minutes break, there will be ERC presentations.


  • Ms. SHIMIZU Miwa (JSPS): “JSPS and its Programs” - (~20 minutes)

  • Director HIROMATSU Takeshi (JSPS): “JSPS’s Initiative in Sharing Data in the Humanities and Social Sciences” - (~20 minutes)

  • Dr. IKEUCHI Ui (JSPS): “Introduction to Japan Data Catalog for the Humanities and Social Sciences (JDCat)" - (~20 minutes)

19:00-20:30 (JST) / 10:00-11:30 (UTC) / 3:00-4:30 (PDT) Other timezones

The European Research Council (ERC)

Funding excellent research in the field of Digital Humanities – A Virtual Roundtable Session

The aim of this session is to provide information to conference participants about research funded by the ERC in the field of Digital Humanities, as well as to bring together in dialogue ERC grantees with potential applicants among the conference participants.

The 90-minute session will include a presentation about the ERC and its funding schemes, as well as three short presentations by ERC grantees about their ERC-funded research projects and their experience with the ERC both during the evaluation process and during the implementation phase of their project. The presentations will be followed by an open discussion.


  • Dr Efthymia Priki (ERCEA, Brussels): “The European Research Council (ERC) and its funding schemes” - (~20 minutes)

  • Dr Emmanuel Francis-Gonze (CNRS, CEIAS-UMR8564, Paris), cPI of DHARMA: The Domestication of “Hindu” Asceticism and the Religious Making of South and Southeast Asia (ERC Synergy Grant 2018) – (~10 minutes)

  • Prof Almut Hintze (SOAS, London), PI of MUYA: The Multimedia Yasna (ERC Advanced Grant 2015) and MUYA-IIIF (ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant 2020) - (~10 minutes)

  • Dr Grigory Kessel (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna), PI of HUNAYNNET: The Transmission of Classical Scientific and Philosophical Literature from Greek into Syriac and Arabic (ERC Starting Grant 2015) - (~10 minutes)