Welcome to the main website of author, editor, and scholar Myriam Diocaretz [Myriam Diaz-Diocaretz]. 

Dr. Diocaretz was the Secretary-General of the European Writers’ Council / la Fédération des associations européennes d'écrivains from April 2006 to October 2022, «EWC-FAEE A.I.S.B.L.» (Brussels), the federation of authors’ (writers and literary translators) national and trans-national associations in 34 European countries. In June 2022, the EWC Board and Assembly appointed Myriam as "perpetual Ambassador of the EWC" as an honour and recognition of her years of service on behalf of writers and translators. EWC’s mission is to advocate for the authors’ moral, legal, social, and economic rights in the 21st century, including copyright in the digital age.

Myriam Diocaretz started refining  her reflections towards a new Humanism while she was Socrates Professor, Extraordinary Chair  in Humanism in the Digital Society (Bijzonder Socrates Leerstoel, “Humanistische visies op de electronische samenleving”), academic position which she held first at the Institute for Knowledge and Agent Technology at Maastricht University (2007-2008) , and subsequently at the Tilburg Centre for Cognition and Communication at Tilburg University (2009-2013). Her trans-disciplinary research relates philosophy, humanism, ICT, Artificial Intelligence, Social Robotics, as well as Future and Emerging Technology.

For several years she has been an entrepreneur and international consultant for digitisation processes through her company MDD-Consultancy / Information Society Services.

Recently published:

A new bilingual edition of Myriam Diocaretz's Spanish translations of a selection of Adrienne Rich's poetry was published by Visor (Madrid, Spain). It contains the poems of the first edition in 1986 with a Prologue by Adrienne Rich, and with the addition of "Blue Rock".


Adrienne Rich
Antología poética
Selección y traducción de Myriam Diocaretz
Prólogo de Adrienne Rich
Colección Visor de Poesía
Madrid: Visor Libros, 2020. 295 pp.
ISBN: 978-84-9895-414-2
© Herederos de Adrienne Rich
De la presente edición: © VISOR LIBROS, Isaac Peral, 18 - 28015 Madrid
De la selección, introducción, y traducción:
© Myriam Diocaretz
Impreso en España - Printed in Spain

Myriam Diocaretz, EWC Secretary-General, with former European Commissioner Michel Barnier, Directorate General for Internal Market and Services. Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding on greater access to books for the visually and print-impaired, 14 September 2010, Brussels. Other co-signatories included associations of European publishers, of European libraries, collective management organisations, and European associations representing  the visually and print-impaired people and other groups with reading disabilities in Europe.

M.Diocaretz signing MoU
The Human ( , ) The Digital: Being in the 21st Century, by Myriam Diocaretz
Inaugural address delivered during the public acceptance of the appointment of Extraordinary Professor, Socrates Chair in “Humanism and the Digital Society”, at the Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) of the Faculty of Humanities at Tilburg University, The Netherlands, on Friday 18 June 2010.
© Tilburg University, Myriam Diocaretz, The Netherlands, 2010
ISBN: 978-90-78886-99-0

Tilburg 18 June 2010

Myriam Diocaretz has lectured in Europe and the United States on critical studies, digital subjects, eCulture, the digital age and authors’ rights, and on Humanism and Converging Technologies. She is the author, editor, and co-editor of 22 books and studies, and over fifty scholarly essays in English, French and Spanish on poetics, translation studies, gender, and dialogical criticism. Selections of her poetry (originally written in Spanish) and essays (originally in English) have been translated into several languages including Italian, Croatian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Dutch. She has published research and reports on ICT innovation, e-publishing, e-content, mobile Internet services, rich media authoring tools and related topics. As an academic editor she established five scholarly book series in French, English and Spanish respectively, including Critical Studies (Brill, Amsterdam/New York), which she founded in 1989 and directs to the present. Critical Studies (brill.com)

She was a member of the i2010 digital libraries High Level Expert Group—Copyright Subgroup (INFSO & Media, 2006-2008) and is a member of several steering groups and international advisory committees.

Studies: PhD. in Comparative Studies, State University of New York; M.A. in English, Stanford University;  Lic. en Letras, University of Concepcion, Chile.
Previous work experience: Senior Researcher, European Centre for Digital Communication and International Institute of Infonomics, 2001-2006, Maastricht University; Worldwide Training Manager at WorldCom, Amsterdam; Training Co-ordinator at Stream International, Amsterdam. Several academic positions and guest lectures at universities in the USA and Europe.