Digital Humanities Research Seminar

Digital Humanities Research Seminar convenes at Metsätalo (U40), Lecture Room 5 (3rd floor) on Thursdays at 16.15-18.00. If any questions, contact Mikko Tolonen.

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

 Updates and possible changes will be noted in due course.


DH Research Seminar continues at Metsätalo (U40), Lecture Room 13 (3rd floor) on Fridays at 16.15-18.00.

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 & 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.

 Updates and possible changes will be noted in due course.

Autumn 2016 Schedule

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Spring 2016 Schedule

Autumn 2015 Schedule

30.10 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 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 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 Erik Henriksson (HY, Greek), “The Language and Meter of Late Greek Poetry: A Computational Approach”. Commentator: Timo Korkiakangas (HY)

18.12. Anna Kajander, (HY, Ethnology), “Digital book culture and the new reading habits”. Commentator: Harri Heikkilä (Aalto)


If any questions, please ask. And, as always, all welcome!

Digital Humanities Hackathon 2016. Photo: Mika Federley