Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon OLD


Helsinki Di­gital Hu­man­it­ies Hack­a­thon #DH­H19 | 15.5.–24.5.2019

In 2019 to celebrate its fifth year, the Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon is going international! As a CLARIN and DARIAH summer school, we welcome applications from all over Europe, and have bursaries available to cover travel and lodging expenses.

The Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon is an annual event that brings together students and researchers of humanities, social sciences and computer science for a week and a half of intensive co-operation in multidisciplinary groups. During the hackathon, each group will develop a digital humanities research project from start to finish. Working together, they will formulate research questions with respect to particular data sets, develop and apply methods and tools to answer them, and present the work at the end of the hackathon. Doing this, the participants will learn how to work in multidisciplinary research projects. They will also broaden their understanding of digital humanities, and what is possible to achieve with such collaboration. For information on what the hackathon was like in previous years, see #DHH18, #DHH17, #DHH16 and #DHH15.


This year, we will have four areas of interest with one or more groups per topic, each with up to eight participants + group leaders.

  • Parliamentary data
  • Genre and Style in Early Mod­ern Publications
  • Brexit in Transnational Social Media
  • Newspapers and Capitalism

See further information on DHH19 themes.


Minerva Plaza, Siltavuorenpenger 5 A
University of Helsinki

Timetable (hackathon 15.5.–24.5.2019)

Application period: 4.3.2018–2.4.2019.

15.5.2019 at 09:00 onwards: Orientation and forming of the groups (from morning until night)

16.–17.5.2019: Intensive preparation period for the participants – introductions to material, forming of research questions and work plans (from morning until night)

20.5.–24.5.2019: Intensive hackathon period (daily from morning until night, social programme included)

24.5.2019 at 13:00–17:15: Public presentations of the projects

The event will be streamed at

Registration and Practicalities

See information on registration and practicalities for students (including prerequisites and credits) and registration.


See the introduction of team leaders, general data team, and organisers.