The DRH conference took place August 29-31, 2022, in Vancouver, BC at the Fairmont Waterfront building. DRH stands for the Database of Religious History. Academics and researchers from New York University, London School of Economics, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Arizona State University, the Citadel, Stanford, University of Cambridge, and Berkeley attended the conference to share their knowledge and experience contributing to the Database of Religious History platform.
As a technology partner to the DRH, Pieoneers has attended the conference to get insight into the daily user experience of the DRH contributors and expand their understanding of the religious and cultural history including the types of data, its structural ambiguities, its size peculiarities from large-scale data sets down to itemized questions. These insights will help improve the DRH user experience, tools for polling, search queries and analysis.
The mission of the DRH is to create a quantitative and qualitative encyclopedia of religious and cultural history covering the whole world map. DRH brings together historians, academics and researchers from the leading universities to share their research and contribute their knowledge to the DRH platform for everyone in the field to access and analyze. The project takes its roots from the University of British Columbia with the support from Stanford, and the John Templeton foundation.
The DRH conference had a collaborative spirit of a workshop where the expert audience engaged in exhaustive discussions regarding the structure of the questionnaires, collaboration with other databases, DOIs and ARKs, and more.
Read about how Pieoneers helped build the DRH platform in the case study.