Programme (old page)

The DHN 2018 conference programme starts on Wed 7 March 2018 at 14:00 and ends on Fri 9 March 2018 at 17:30.

Half day pre-conference workshops are held on the morning the conference starts, Wed 7 March 2018, between 9:00 and 12:30. Full day pre-conference workshops will be held on Tue 6 March 2018. The Hacking the News pre-conference workshop starts already on Mon 5 March at 12:30. More exact details will be published as they become available.

The conference venue is Porthania, University of Helsinki, Yliopistonkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland (Google Maps).

Preliminary conference programme structure

Accepted papers
  • Bockwinkel, Peggy; Cakir, Dîlan: Welcome to the jungle: OCR best practice for small Digital Humanities projects
  • Bojārs, Uldis; Rašmane, Anita: Semantic Annotation of Cultural Heritage Content
  • Butterworth, Alex: Detecting Narratives in the Network: Speculative Design, Historiographical Metafiction and the Playable Past
  • De Smedt, Koenraad; De Jong, Franciska; Maegaard, Bente; Fišer, Darja; Van Uytvanck, Dieter: Towards an Open Science Infrastructure for the Digital Humanities: The Case of CLARIN
  • Edoff, Erik: A newspaper atlas: Named entity recognition and geographic horizons of 19th century Swedish newspapers
  • Futselaar, Ralf; van Lange, Milan: Dialects of Discord. Using word embeddings to analyze preferred vocabularies in a political debate: nuclear weapons in the Netherlands 1970-1990
  • Jarlbrink, Johan; Mähler, Roger: Embedded words in the historiography of technology and industry, 1931–2016
  • Katinskaia, Anisia; Yangarber, Roman: Digital cultural heritage and revitalization of endangered Finno-Ugric languages
  • Kesäniemi, Joonas; Vartiainen, Turo; Säily, Tanja; Nevalainen, Terttu: Open Science for English Historical Corpus Linguistics: Introducing the Language Change Database
  • Kettunen, Kimmo; Kervinen, Jukka; Koistinen, Mika: Creating and using ground truth OCR sample data for Finnish historical newspapers and journals
  • Kretzschmar Jr, William A: The Fractal Structure of Language: Digital Automatic Phonetic Analysis
  • Lagus, Krista; Ruckenstein, Minna; Juvonen, Atte; Rajani, Chang: Medicine Radar – Discovering How People Discuss Their Health
  • Lindahl, Anna; Börjeson, Love: Towards Topic Modeling Swedish Housing Policies: Using Linguistically Informed Topic Modeling to Explore Public Discourse
  • Öhman, Emily Sofi; Kajava, Kaisla: Sentimentator: Gamifying Fine-grained Sentiment Annotation
  • Östman, Carin; Stymne, Sara; Svedjedal, Johan: Prose Rhythm in Narrative Fiction: the case of Karin Boye's Kallocain
  • Porwoł, Monika: Synergy of contexts in the light of digital humanities: a pilot study
  • Pyysalo, Jouna; Hulden, Mans; Sahala, Aleksi: Generating Data of the 120 most Ancient Indo-European Languages from Proto-Indo-European with a Finite Set of Digitized Sound Laws
  • Roine, Hanna-Riikka: The Future of Narrative Theory in the Digital Age?
  • Rouces, Jacobo; Tahmasebi, Nina; Borin, Lars; Eide, Stian Rødven: Generating a Gold Standard for a Swedish Sentiment Lexicon
  • Rouces, Jacobo; Tahmasebi, Nina; Borin, Lars; Eide, Stian Rødven: SenSALDO: Creating a Sentiment Lexicon for Swedish
  • Ruckenstein, Minna: Broken data and repair work
  • Tahmasebi, Nina: A Study on Word2Vec on a Historical Swedish Newspaper Corpus
  • Tiedemann, Jörg: Emerging Language Spaces Learned From Massively Multilingual Corpora
  • Viires, Piret; Laak, Marin: Digital Humanities Meets Literary Studies: the Challenges for Estonian Scholarship


  • Abele, Liga; Vaivade, Anita: Legal issues regarding tradition archives: the Latvian case study.
  • Arjava, Heini Irene Talvikki: Prosodic clashes between music and language – challenges of corpus-use and openness in the study of song texts
  • Autio, Matti Tapio: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Local Facebook Groups in Helsinki
  • Camps, Martin: “Memes” as a Cultural Software in the Context of the (Fake) Wall between the US and Mexico
  • Coats, Steven: Skin Tone Emojis and Sentiment on Twitter
  • Dufva, Tomi: Creative Coding at the arts and crafts school Robotti (Käsityökoulu Robotti)
  • Dufva, Tomi: Its your data, but my algorithms
  • Edmond, Jennifer; Nugent Folan, Georgina: When Open becomes Closed: Findings of the Knowledge Complexity (KPLEX) Project.
  • Eriksson, Maria: Tracking Digital Streams: Eavesdropping on Spotify's network traffic using Wireshark
  • Huttunen, Jenni; Nikander, Pekka: Aalto Observatory on Digital Valuation Systems
  • Kelomees, Raivo: Art of the Digital Natives and Predecessors of Post-Internet Art
  • Laitinen, Mikko; Lundberg, Jonas; Levin, Magnus; Martins, Rafael: The Nordic Tweet Stream: A dynamic real-time monitor corpus of big and rich language data
  • McGookin, David; Tahiroglu, Koray; Vaittinen, Tuomas; Kyto, Mikko; Monastero, Beatrice; Vasquez, Juan Carlos: Cultural Heritage `In-The-Wild': Considering Digital Access to Cultural Heritage in Everyday Life
  • Nauha, Tero: Digital archives and the learning processes of performance art
  • Östman, Sari; Vaahensalo, Elina; Turtiainen, Riikka: Where are you going, research ethics in Digital Humanities?
  • Pääkkönen, Tuula; Rautiainen, Juha; Ryynänen, Toni; Uusitalo, Eeva: Open, Extended, Closed or Hidden Data of Cultural Heritage
  • Pacauskas, Darius; Naukkarinen, Ossi: Finnish aesthetics in scientific databases
  • Revuelta-Eugercios, Barbara; Clausen, Nanna Floor; Tovgaard-Olsen, Katrine: From crowdsourcing cultural heritage to citizen science: how the Danish National Archives 25-year old transcription project is meeting digital historians
  • Ruckenstein, Minna; Lehtiniemi, Tuukka: Shaping data futures: Towards non-data-centric data activism
  • Ryynänen, Toni; Hyyryläinen, Torsti: Digital transformation and consumption - A glance to development trajectories and visions for the future
  • Saariketo, Minna: The unchallenged persuasions of mobile media technology: The pre-domestication of Google Glass in the Finnish press
  • Snickars, Pelle: Breaking Bad (Terms of Service)? The DH-scholar as Villain


    • Adesam, Yvonne; Ahlberg, Malin; Bouma, Gerlof: FSvReader – Exploring Old Swedish Cultural Heritage Texts
    • Burrows, Toby; Ransom, Lynn; Wijsman, Hanno; Hyvönen, Eero: Big Data and the Afterlives of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
    • Elo, Kimmo; Kivioja, Virpi: Exploring Country Images in School Books: A Comparative Computational Analysis of German School Books in the 20th and the 21st Century
    • Eskola, Seppo; Leinonen, Lauri: Diplomatarium Fennicum and the digital research infrastructures for medieval studies
    • Fratiloiu, Raluca: The Stanley Rhetoric: A Procedural Analysis of VR Interactions in 3D Spatial Environments of Stanley Park, BC
    • Fridlund, Mats; Oiva, Mila; Paju, Petri: Facilitating Digital History in Finland: What can we learn from the past?
    • Härkönen, Antti: Using ArcGIS Online and Story Maps to visualise spatial history: The case of Vyborg
    • Hill, Mark J.; Kanner, Antti; Marjanen, Jani; Vaara, Ville; Mäkelä, Eetu; Lahti, Leo; Tolonen, Mikko: Spheres of “public” in eighteenth-century Britain
    • Hrafnkelsson, Örn: Ownership and geography of books in mid-nineteenth century Iceland
    • Hyvönen, Eero; Leskinen, Petri; Tamper, Minna; Tuominen, Jouni; Keravuori, Kirsi: Semantic National Biography of Finland
    • Hyytiäinen, Pasi Mikael: Computer-assisted stemmatology meets New Testament textual criticism
    • Ikkala, Esko; Hyvönen, Eero; Tuominen, Jouni: Geocoding, Publishing, and Using Historical Places and Old Maps in Linked Data Applications
    • Kaartinen, Marjo; Vesanto, Aleksi; Hella, Anni: Revisiting the authorship of Henry VIII’s Assertio septem sacramentorum through computational authorship attribution
    • Källström, Magnus; Bianchi, Marco; Smith, Marcus: "Everlasting Runes": A Research Platform and Linked Data Service for Runic Research
    • Kanner, Antti: Two cases of meaning change in Finnish newspapers, 1820-1910
    • Karlsen, Heidi: Interdisciplinary advancement through the unexpected: Mapping gender discourses in Norway (1840-1913) with Bokhylla
    • Karsvall, Olof; Borin, Lars: SDHK meets NER: Linking place names with medieval charters and historical maps
    • Kizilgunesler, Ilgin: (Re)Branching Narrativity: Virtual Space Experience in Twitch
    • Koho, Mikko; Heino, Erkki; Ikkala, Esko; Hyvönen, Eero; Nikkilä, Reijo; Moilanen, Tiia; Miettinen, Katri; Suominen, Pertti: Integrating Prisoners of War Dataset into the WarSampo Linked Data Infrastructure
    • La Mela, Matti: Digitised newspapers and the geography of the nineteenth-century “lingonberry rush” in Finland
    • Laakkonen, Simo: Digital humanities and environmental reporting in television during the Cold War Methodological issues of exploring materials of the Estonian, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, and British broadcasting companies
    • Mähler, Roger; Norén, Fredrik: The World According to the Popes: A Geographical Study of the Papal Documents, 2005–2017
    • Mårtensson, Lasse; Hast, Anders; Vats, Ekta: Extracting script features from a large corpus of handwritten documents
    • Martin, Benjamin G.: Charting the ’Culture’ of Cultural Treaties: Digital Humanities approaches to the history of international ideas
    • McDonald Werronen, Sheryl: Icelandic Scribes: Results of a 2-Year Project
    • Miller, Timothy: Charles V Coronation - A Virtual Reality Experience
    • Nielbo, Kristoffer Laigaard; Baunvig, Katrine Frøkjær: The Dostoyevskian Trope: State Incongruence in Danish Textual Cultural Heritage
    • Pettersson, Eva; Megyesi, Beáta: The HistCorp Collection of Historical Corpora and Resources
    • Pilvik, Maarja-Liisa; Jaanimäe, Gerth; Lindström, Liina; Muischnek, Kadri; Lust, Kersti: Creating a corpus of communal court minute books: a challenge for digital humanities
    • Probirskaja, Svetlana: In search of Soviet wartime interpreters: triangulating manual and digital archive work
    • Rees, Ellen: A Computational Assessment of Norwegian Literary “National Romanticism”
    • Sverdljuk, Jana: Historical Networks and Identity Formation: Digital Representation of Statistical and Geo- Data to Mobilize Knowledge. Case Study of Norwegian Migration to the USA (1870-1920)
    • Thomsen, Mads Rosendahl; Nielbo, Kristoffer Laigaard; Malm, Mats: Research in Nordic literary collections: What is possible and what is relevant?
    • Tuominen, Jouni; Mäkelä, Eetu; Hyvönen, Eero; Bosse, Arno; Lewis, Miranda; Hotson, Howard: Reassembling the Republic of Letters - A Linked Data Approach
    • Turunen, Risto: Sculpting Time: Temporality in the Language of Finnish Socialism, 1895–1917
    • Vaara, Ville; Vesanto, Aleksi; Tolonen, Mikko: Text Reuse and Eighteenth-Century Histories of England
    • Välimäki, Reima: Refutatio errorum – authorship attribution on a late-medieval antiheretical treatise
    • Weibel, Manuela; Roth, Tobias: On Modelling a Typology of Geographic Places for the Collaborative Open Data Platform histHub


      • Anderson, Rebecca: The Science of Sub-creation: Transmedial World Building in Fantasy-Based MMORPGs
      • Charbonneau, Olivier: Copyright exceptions or licensing : how can a library acquire a digital game?
      • Dellner, Jennifer J: The plague transformed: City of Hunger as mutation of narrative and form
      • Fewster, Derek: Layers of History in Digital Games
      • Hämäläinen, Lasse: Names as a Part of Game Design
      • Holloway-Attaway, Lissa: Critical Play, Hybrid Design and the Performance of Cultural Heritage Game/Stories
      • Zeiler, Xenia: Researching Let’s Play gaming videos as gamevironments


        • Arthur, Paul: Engaging Collections and Communities: Technology and Interactivity in Museums
        • Brodén, Daniel: Negative to That of Others, But Negligent of One’s Own? On Patterns in National Statistics on Cultural Heritage in Sweden
        • Burman, Emma: Digital Humanities (DH) in the Library - how should we act?
        • Burrows, Toby: Cultural heritage collections as research data
        • Daugavietis, Jānis; Treija, Rita: CAWI for DH
        • Graham, Elyse: “Database Thinking and Deep Description: Designing a Digital Archive of the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS)”
        • Hovmark, Henrik; Gudiksen, Asgerd: Digitization of the collections at Ømålsordbogen – the Dictionary of Danish Insular Dialects: challenges and opportunities
        • Huvila, Isto: The big challenge of data! Managing digital resources and infrastructures for digital humanities researchers
        • Kajander, Anna Kaisa: Research of Reading Practices and ’the Digital’
        • Koeleman, Floor: Museum collections as data
        • Laursen, Ditte; Roued-Cunliffe, Henriette; Svennigsen, Stig: Challenges and perspectives on the use of open cultural heritage data across four different user types: Researchers, students, app developers and hackers
        • Liljestrand, Niklas: Designing a Generic Platform for Digital Edition Publishing
        • Matres, Inés: A long way? Introducing digitized historic newspapers in school, a case study from Finland
        • Miinalainen, Maria Johanna: “I Have an Old Computer in the Wardrobe” and Other Stories. An Ongoing Archival Project on Preserving Private Digital Records
        • Neovius, Mats; Launis, Kati; Nurmi, Olli: Exploring Library Loan Data for Modelling the Reading Culture: project LibDat
        • Olstad, Vemund; Olsson, Anders: Heritage Here, K-Lab and intra-agency collaboration in Norway
        • Povroznik, Nadezhda: Virtual museums in the study of Cultural Heritage: Challenges and Solution
        • Pääkkönen, Tuula; Kervinen, Jukka; Kettunen, Kimmo: Digitisation and Digital Library Presentation System – A Resource-Conscientious Approach
        • Steinvall, Anders; Deutschmann, Mats; Svensson, Jon; Mähler, Roger: “See me! Not my gender, race, or social class”: Combating Stereotyping and prejudice mixing digitally manipulated experience with classroom debriefing.
        • Terracciano, Alda: Zelige Door on Golborne Road: Exploring the Design of a Multisensory Interface for Arts, Migration and Critical Heritage Studies
        • Torpus, Jan: Extending museum exhibits by embedded media content for an embodied interaction experience
        • Watrall, Ethan: Towards an Approach to Building Mobile Digital Experiences For University Campus Heritage & Archaeology
        • Ånäs, Susanna: Wikidocumentaries


        • Airaksinen, Tiina H.; Korpijärvi, Anna-Leena: KuKa Digi -project
        • Ala-Risku, Riikka: Digital tools for Literary Sociolinguistics: Address terms as a mirror of societal transformations in Italian novel
        • Bassett, Sheena Dawn: The PARTHENOS Infrastructure
        • Borin, Lars; Forsberg, Markus; Edlund, Jens; Domeij, Rickard: The Swedish Language Bank 2018: Research Resources for Text, Speech, & Society
        • Czmiel, Alexander: The Digital Knowledge Store of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
        • Deeming, Karen Lisa: The New Face of Ethnography: Utilizing Cyberspace as an Alternative Study Site
        • Enqvist, Johanna; Onikki-Rantajääskö, Tiina: The Bank of Finnish Terminology in Arts and Sciences – a new form of academic collaboration and publishing
        • Fallgren, Per; Malisz, Zofia; Edlund, Jens: A Tool for Exploring Large Amounts of Found Audio Data
        • Ginter, Filip; Kanner, Antti; Lahti, Leo; Marjanen, Jani; Mäkelä, Eetu; Nivala, Asko; Rantala, Heli; Salmi, Hannu; Sippola, Reetta; Tolonen, Mikko; Vaara, Ville; Vesanto, Aleksi: Metadata Analysis and Text Reuse Detection: Reassessing public discourse in Finland through newspapers and journals 1771–1917
        • Glebova, Daria: Using rolling.classify on the Sagas of Icelanders: Collaborative Authorship in Bjarnar saga Hítdælakappa
        • Hanssen, Jens-Morten: Ibsen's path to Europe: the transmission of dramatic works across literary and theatrical networks
        • Hengchen, Simon; Kanner, Antti; Mäkelä, Eetu: Comparing Topic Model Stability Between Finnish, Swedish and French
        • Johnsen, Lars Bagøien; Tennøe, Arthur: Making a bibliography using metadata
        • Kallio, Maria: Handwritten Text Recognition and 19th Century Court Records
        • Kekki, Saara: Network Analysis, Computer Modeling, and Historical Big Data: The New (or Old?) Networks of Japanese Americans in World War II
        • Keravuori, Kirsi; Niku, Maria: Elias Lönnrot Letters Online
        • Kettunen, Kimmo; Koistinen, Mika; Ruokolainen, Teemu: Research and development efforts on the digitized historical newspaper and journal collection of The National Library of Finland
        • Korkiakangas, Timo: Network visualization for historical corpus linguistics: externally-defined variables as node attributes
        • Litola, Katja; Marttila, Johanna: Basic research with a digital twist: 19th century Finnish as a sociolinguistic laboratory
        • Maegaard, Bente: Open Digital Humanities: International Relations in PARTHENOS
        • Muniz, Iris: The material and digital dimensions of translation history: the genealogy of indirect translation and plagiarism in translation.
        • Neset, Tina-Simone; Juhola, Sirkku; Asplund, Therese; Käyhkö, Janina; Navarra, carlo: Serious gaming to support stakeholder participation and analysis in Nordic climate adaptation research
        • Nielbo, Kristoffer Laigaard; Thomsen, Mads Rosendahl; Liu, Bin; Gao, Jianbo: The Middle Path to Literary Optimality: Narrative Scaling (NSCAN) Ranges in Textual Cultural Heritage
        • Niskanen, Samu Kristian; Leinonen, Lauri Iisakki: Medieval Publishing from c. 1000 to 1500
        • Nyrkkö, Seppo: An approach to unsupervised ontology term tagging on dependency parsed text by Self Organizing Map (SOM)
        • Pihlflyckt, Katarina: Approaching a digital scholarly edition through metadata
        • Raunamaa, Jaakko: The use of pre-Christian Finnic prsonal names in Finnish toponyms
        • Roivainen, Hege: Identifying poetry based on library catalogue metadata
        • Salmi, Hannu; Oiva, Mila; Nivala, Asko; Latva, Otto: Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks In Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914
        • Sarv, Mari: Networks in the history of Estonian folkloristics
        • Scherrer, Yves; Samardžić, Tanja: ArchiMob: A multidialectal corpus of Swiss German oral history interviews
        • Steingrímsson, Steinþór: Digitizing the Icelandic-Danish Blöndal Dictionary
        • Stubb, Maria Elisabeth: Shearing letters and art as digital cultural heritage, co-operation and basic research
        • Tammi, Maija: Case study of an android portrait
        • Thomas, Suzie; Wessman, Anna; Tuominen, Jouni; Koho, Mikko; Hyvönen, Eero; Rohiola, Ville; Salmela, Ulla: SuALT: Collaborative Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Finds and Public Engagement through Linked Open Data
        • Thomas, Suzie; Huvila, Isto; Dallas, Costis; Laužikas, Rimvydas; Davidovic, Antonia; Traviglia, Arianna; Pálsson, Gísli; Paliou, Eleftheria; Huggett, Jeremy; Roued, Henriette: ARKWORK: Archaeological practices and knowledge in the digital environment
        • Veit, Elisa Johanna; Claes, Pieter; Stam, Per: Challenges in textual criticism and editorial transparency

        Ancient Digital Humanities

        In recent years, a growing number of scholars of ancient history have started to explore the possibilities offered by digital humanities. The workshop ‘Ancient Digital Humanities’ aims to accelerate these developments and enter into the conversation already in progress in the larger field of history. The session brings together leading scholars who apply computational methods to the study of ancient history, culture, and literature. The term ‘ancient history’ refers here to the period extending from 3000 BCE until the beginning of the Common Era.
        Workshop website

        Higher Education Programs in Digital Humanities: Challenges and Perspectives

        Different aspects related to higher education programs in Digital Humanities (DH), whether, what and how they should be organized, are currently discussed at many higher education institutions in Nordic countries and beyond. In recent years the establishment of new educational programs under the title of Digital Humanities, for example in the USA, UK and Germany, are an indication of a perceived need for developing such specific curricula. The aim of this proposed workshop at DHN 2018 is to bring together scholars, educators and others interested in different aspects of Digital Humanities education to explore the current potential and challenges and opportunities related to the teaching and learning of Digital Humanities. The workshop will provide an opportunity to share experiences, discuss existing programs, modules and courses in Digital Humanities, research, training and development activities, evaluation approaches, lessons learned, and findings.
        Workshop website

        Linking the digitisation efforts of natural sciences and humanities

        Digitalisation, and digitisation, are taking major steps forward in natural sciences. The Global Biodiversity Information Facility, operational since 2001, will soon break one billion records on its portal. In Europe, based on the joint efforts of the collections-based research institutions forming the community of CETAF, the Distributed System of Scientific Collections, a new ESFRI proposal, will contribute by digitising and openly sharing the valuable data of additional 1 billion specimen data held by natural history museums. ICEDIG, Innovation and Consolidation for large scale DIGitisation of natural heritage, contributes to the design process of DiSSCo. Coordinated by the Finnish Museum of Natural History, of the University of Helsinki, ICEDIG will hold its opening conference in Helsinki 5-6 March 2018. This workshop will give an overview of the ongoing digitalisation and digitisation efforts in collections-based natural sciences, portray the leading digitisation efforts across the world, which have links to humanities, and seek for synergies by better linking efforts in natural science and humanities.
        ICEDIG Opening Conference 5-6 March 2018 website

        Live Writing Workshop

        This is a hands-on workshop in which the participants will have the opportunity to try out embodied writing and translation. Working in groups, the participants will be asked to collaborate with each other and with machine translation in the creation of improvised texts. The aim is to reflect on human-machine interaction in the context of writing, and to approach the question of how technogenesis, the co-evolution of humans and digital media, might play out in performative, digital writing of this kind.

        Miniature histories - Digitized newspapers and cultural heritage assets as source for the local history

        Workshop aims to increase awareness of available free datasets and how they could be utilized in gathering source data for participant's  own research topic, for example local history. We can gather data and explore pre-existing tools which to create word clouds, image classification or how to capture named entities from texts.  In this workshop we will utilize the digitized collections of the National Library of Finland, especially newspapers at and see what kind of applications could be made either via Wikimedia platform or otherwise from an topic of participant interest. Bring your own laptop and questions!
        Workshop website

        Tradition Archives Meet Digital Humanities

        Tradition archives have been an abode for discipline-centred, tailored systems for cataloguing and classification. At the beginning of the twentieth century, international indexing and cross-referencing classification and type-systems were developed for folklore archiving and research that later advanced to international standards, e.g., the Aarne-Thompson-Uther Motif-index of Folk-tales. In tradition archives there are various type-indexes, large corpuses, peculiar vocabularies, specific geodata, diverse cataloguing systems and a large scale of projects for collecting folklore materials. The application of various DH methods to the wide corpuses of folklore provides a promising potential to develop new computational models, and to provide novel discoveries in distant insights in the creation and content of the collections, diverse dimensions of variation and distribution of folk expression in time and space. The panel brings into the discussion several interrelated dimensions, relevant both for the development of tradition archives and for wider field of intangible cultural heritage and digital humanities.

        The panel is supported by the Network of Nordic and Baltic Tradition Archives, the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme "Culture".


        Hacking the News: from digitised newspapers to the archived-web: an introductory workshop to text and data-mining

        Libraries have been digitising historical newspapers since the early 2000’s. However, to what extent are these digitised newspaper archives being used in digital humanities research? Web-archiving began in 1996 with the Internet Archive initiative and its well-known digital archive ‘The Wayback Machine’. Since then a multitude of web-archiving initiatives have been established to continue these efforts. However, the true potential of digital newspaper corpora and web-archives is as yet under-exploited. Hacking the news: from digitised newspapers to the archived-web: an introductory workshop to text and data-mining is intended to help redress this balance.

        Network Analysis of Literary Texts – Operationalisation, Visualisation, Interpretation

        Network analysis can be be applied to many kinds of data sets. In the humanities, the methods of network theory are used to process network data in the fields of history, linguistics, or literature. While underlying methods and algorithms are a connecting element, the pre-processing and analysis of data may differ significantly in different disciplines. This DARIAH-EU-sponsored workshop concentrates on social networks extracted from fictional texts, dramatic texts in particular. There are many ways to implement such thing, depending on the kind of research question.

        Software Carpentry Workshop: Programming with Python and Version Control with Git

        Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, and task automation. The core lessons of the workshop are: Programming with Python and Version Control with Git, for more detail see SWC-DHN2018. For more information on what we teach and why, please see this SWC paper Best Practices for Scientific Computing.