HELDIG Digital Humanities Summit 2019

From Text to Knowledge

November 7 (Thursday), 2019, 9:00–18:00
University of Helsinki, Porthania, Hall PII (1st floor)
Yliopistonkatu 3, Helsinki, FINLAND

HELDIG Summit 2019

Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities (HELDIG) was launched by a kick-off symposium on Oct 6, 2016 that was attended by some 200 friends of Digital Humanities. The first HELDIG Digital Humanities Summit in 2017 provided a snapshot of activities within the centre and its collaboration network and in HELDIG Digital Humanities Summit 2018 the overarching theme of was Infrastructures for Digital Humanities.

The special theme of HELDIG Summit 2019 is From Text to Knowledge.  Most content used in DH research and applications is available originally in more of less unstructured textual form, e.g., as books, articles, newspapers, legislation and legal documents, web pages, social media discussions, parliamentary materials, letters, and folklore. Even in databases, such as collections in museums, archives, and libraries, much of the content may be in unstructured textual form. A key task in using texts computationally is to extract – in one way or another – structure and meaning from strings using methods such as linguistic analysis and natural language understanding, named entity recognition and linking, relation and event extraction, data mining, machine learning, topic modelling, and reference and network analysis.


The scientific programme 9:00–16:00 will consist of invited presentations and demonstrations, as well as as presentations proposed by the HELDIG community.

After this, the traditional HELDIG networking reception with bubbles and nibbles will be served in the lobby 16:00–18:00.

Call for Submissions

If you have a topic or project in mind you would like to present, please contact the organizing committee by email heldig-summit@helsinki.fi by the end of September latest.


Participation in HELDIG Digital Humanities Summit 2019 is open and free but necessary for catering purposes. Registration will be available on this page later on.

More information

For more information, please contact HELDIG coordinator Jouni Tuominen or director Eero Hyvönen: see HELDIG Contact Info.