Scientific Committee

Organisation and members

The Scientific Committee is composed of Academics from outside the Editorial Board whose subdomains/subfields cover, as far as possible, the disciplines and topics represented in the journal. 

Roles and missions

The Scientific Committee (SC) contributes, in collaboration with the EB, to ensuring the quality of the journal's scientific content. Its members participate in the evaluation process managed by the EB and are responsible for carrying out the assessment of the contents themselves. They can also suggest external experts for reading and evaluating submissions. The Editorial Board will then appoint them formally.


The SC’s missions are to review submissions to Transformations, suggest reviewers, and exchange with authors in the context of the reviewing process. The SC is not in charge of the operation of the journal, including finances, recruitment, and administration. 


Regarding Authority, the Scientific Committee provides scholarly input on the quality of the submissions to Transformations (own review, commission of an external reviewer, interactions with the EB). The Scientific Committee does not have final responsibility for decisions but gives advice to the Editorial Board. 


The SC consists of members with experience or knowledge in SSH, more specifically digitally-enabled Arts and Humanities. SC members come from diverse backgrounds, representing different scholarly cultures and disciplines.The SC is an independent body, to be consulted in scientific matters. Its members cannot hold other roles within Transformations. 

SC members are appointed for a period of 4 years, and can be reappointed for new terms. Members of the Editorial Board may not be members of the Scientific Committee. Decisions are made by consensus and, if consensus cannot be reached, by majority vote.

The chair shall be appointed by the members of the SC. The chair of the SC acts as advisor to the Editorial Board. 

Meeting arrangements

There will be at least 2 virtual meetings per year, with the agendas distributed 2 weeks before meeting date, and the minutes distributed 2 weeks after the meeting date. Additional meetings to discuss specific issues might be arranged at shorter notice. 


Outputs of the discussions of the Scientific Committee will be inputted to the Editorial Board.

Resources and budget

There is no specific budget allocated for the work of the Scientific Committee. Members are expected to bear their own costs. 


Georgios Artopoulos

The Cyprus Institute and member of DARIAH "Digital Practice for the Study of Urban Heritage" Working Group 

Alessia Bardi

Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (ISTI) National Research Council (CNR), Pisa (IT) / OpenAIRE

Alix Chagué

Équipe ALMAnaCH, Centre Inria de Paris et CRIHN, Université de Montréal

Panos Constantopoulos

Chair of DARIAH Scientific Board & Athens University of Economics and Business

Carmen Di Meo

Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI) of the National Council of Research in Italy & Member of JRC/DARIAH - EU

Milena Dobreva

University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) & member of Scientific Board DARIAH-EU

Francesca Frontini

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy) & member Board of Directors CLARIN

Francesco Gelati

Hamburg University Archives / Digital Services and Internal Consultancy. Co-chair of DARIAH Research Data Management Working Group

Alíz Horváth

University of Chicago, Co-chair of DARIAH Multilingualism Working Group

Dimitar lliev

National coordinator for CLaDA-BG Consortium (CLaRIN and DAriah in BulGaria), DARIAH National Coordinator

Tugce Karatas

Luxembourg Centre For Contemporary and Digital History​​ (C2DH) (Université du Luxembourg) ; DARIAH National Coordinator for Luxembourg

Delfim Leão

Institute of Classical Studies and Coordinator of the Centre for Classical and Humanistic Studies, University of Coimbra (Portugal)

Maciej Maryl

Digital Humanities Centre at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (CHC IBL PAN) Poland & OperasPlus

Nanette Rißler-Pipka

Max Weber Stiftung –Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche, Institute im Ausland / DARIAH DE National Coordinator

Torsten Roeder

Laurent Romary

Inria France

Amelia Sanz

Complutense University of Madrid, Spain & member of DARIAH "Women Writers in History" Working group


Lana Šehović 

Academy of Music, Sarajevo University (Bosnia and Herzegovina) & DARIAH National Coordinator


Paul Spence

Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London


Erzsébet Toth Cifra



Tomasz Umerle

Digital Humanities Centre and Bibliographical Department (Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences) and DARIAH "Bibliographical Data" Working Group


Joris van Zundert

Huygens Institute for the History of The Netherlands, Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)


Lorella Viola

Digital Humanities and Society, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Tanja Wissik

Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage of the Austrian Academy of Sciences ; DARIAH JRC member, Editor of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative