Digital Humanities Research Seminar

Digital Humanities Research Seminar convenes at Metsätalo (U40), Lecture Room 17 (3rd floor, C-wing) on Thursdays at 16.15-18.00.

Spring 2019 Schedule

Autumn 2018 Schedule

  • 13.9.2018 Jack Blumenau (University College London): Measuring Influence in Political Debate
  • 27.9.2018 Tanja Säily (University of Helsinki) & Mika Hämäläinen (University of Helsinki) & Eetu Mäkelä (University of Helsinki): Neologism detection in historical corpora
  • 11.10.2018 Aleksi Vesanto (University of Turku) & Mark Hill (University of Helsinki) and Helsinki Computational History Group: Anonymity and Ambiguity in Historical Texts: Methods in computational authorship attribution
  • 25.10.2018 Risto Turunen (University of Tampere): From Newspaper Data to Historical Knowledge: Quantifying Emotion Concepts in the Political Language of Finnish Socialism, 1895–1917
  • 7.-8.11.2018 UCLA DH Lab Workshop with Annelie Rugg & Anthony Caldwell (Separate programme)
  • 15.11.2018 Sara Budts (University of Antwerp): Mining the modals – on the benefits of Artificial Neural Networks for charting diachronic paradigm change. Abstract here
  • 29.11.2018 Viivi Lähteenoja (University of Helsinki): Towards an ethics of personal data
  • 11.-12.12.2018 Does Intellectual History need Digital Humanities? -workshop, separate programme (see here).
  • 20.12.2018 Christmas porridge

Updates and possible changes will be noted in due course. The seminar is open. If you want to join our mailing list, need credits, or have any questions about the seminar, write to Mikko Tolonen.

And, as always, all welcome!

Spring 2018 Schedule

  • 18.1.2018 Mark Hill (University of Helsinki): The Public Sphere in the Eighteenth Century: Perspectives from intellectual history and the digital humanities (slides)
  • 1.2.2018 Kaius Sinnemäki (University of Helsinki): Linked data in language typology (abstract, slides)
  • 15.2.2018 Anna Kajander (University of Helsinki): Feeling the Format: Materiality in Contemporary Book Reading Habits
  • 1.3.2018 Simo Järvelä (University of Helsinki): Psychophysiological studies on digital media
  • 7.-9.3.2018 Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries Conference
  • 22.3.2018 Ilya Sverdlov (University of Helsinki): Getting digital on Viking Age poetry: work in progress on metrical syntax of complex noun phrases in Old Norse and Old English
  • 12.4.2018 Mila Oiva (University of Turku) & Matti La Mela (Aalto University): Thinking Out Loud: Approaches to digital analysis of practices
  • 26.4.2018 Teemu Roos (University of Helsinki): Spatio-temporal analyses of medieval calendar data

Autumn 2017 Schedule

Spring 2017 Schedule

  • 27.1.2017 Krister Lindén, Saana Svärd, Heidi Jauhiainen and Tommi Jauhiainen (University of Helsinki): Semantic domains in Akkadian texts
  • 10.2.2017 Urszula Pawlicka (Aalto Media Lab): Visualizing Electronic Literature Collections
  • 3.3.2017 Lassi Lager and Aija Vahtola (National Library of Finland): What web (archives) can offer for digihumanists
  • 17.3.2017 Anne Isomursu (University of Helsinki): Hierarchical information management of photographic collections: synthetic and natural archive units & Mila Oiva: Culture Analytics - Insights
  • 31.3.2017 Eric Malmi (Aalto University): Discourse Connective Prediction Using Neural Networks (see also https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.00992) & Alexei Kouprianov (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies): Developing descriptive tools for a digital History of the Åbo Academy / University of Helsingfors in the Imperial Period (1809-1917): progress report and some preliminary findings
  • 21.4.2017 Erik Henriksson (University of Helsinki): Computing Metrical Variation in Ancient Greek Poetry
  • 12.5.2017 Ville Vaara (University of Helsinki): Encyclopaedic projects in the 18th and 21st centuries. Mapping the history of ideas through text reuse in ECCO (see also COMHIS Collective)
  • 16.6.2017 at 17.00 HelsinkiDH Summer party at Morphological archive (Muoto-opin arkisto) 4th floor of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki (Fabianinkatu 33). The Morphological archive is at the north end of the 4th floor corridor, at the “new side” of the main building. If you can join us for the seasonal party, please use this form to sign up.

Autumn 2016 Schedule

Spring 2016 Schedule

Autumn 2015 Schedule

  • 30.10.2015 Antti Kanner, (HY, Finnish language), “A vagrant’s path: tracking the life cycle of a legal term in 19th century newspaper data”. Commentator: Timo Honkela (HY)
  • 13.11.2015 Ylva Grufstedt (HY, History), “The Practice of History in videogames – Historical culture and consciousness in digital and interactive media”. Commentator: Jaakko Stenros (Tampere)
  • 27.11.2015 Eric Malmi (Aalto, Computer Science), “Automatically Reconstructing and Analyzing Family Trees”. Commentator: Tiina Miettinen (UTA, History). [Discussion in Finnish because of genealogical terminology.]
  • 11.12.2015 Erik Henriksson (HY, Greek), “The Language and Meter of Late Greek Poetry: A Computational Approach”. Commentator: Timo Korkiakangas (HY)
  • 18.12.2015 Anna Kajander, (HY, Ethnology), “Digital book culture and the new reading habits”. Commentator: Harri Heikkilä (Aalto)
Digital Humanities Hackathon 2016. Photo: Mika Federley