Research & outputs

The main research objective of the group is an integrated study of public discourse and knowledge production that combines metadata from library catalogues as well as full-text libraries of books, newspapers and periodicals in early modern Europe.

A  list of most recent works published by COMHIS members is available at the bottom of this page.

Projects

COMHIS is involved in several projects representing different areas of expertise. These projects include:

  • Computational History and the Transformation of Public Discourse in Finland, 1640–1910, (national consortium)
  • NewsEye, an H2020-funded project aiming to study newspapers (link to NewsEye).
  • The Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon, a yearly event held at the University of Helsinki, which aims to lock people (from the BA to the prof level, from heterogenous backgrounds) up for 8 days until a proper academic poster can be presented (link to DHH).

Data releases

COMHIS is committed to the principles of open science. When possible, we release the datasets and code used for our research projects. These will be updated soon.

Research output

(last updated 2019/11/27)

  • 2019

  • 2018

    • Tolonen, M, Lahti, L, Marjanen, J & Roivainen, H 2018, 'Quantitative approach to book-printing in Sweden and Finland, 1640-1828' Historical Methods (link: https://doi.org/10.1080/01615440.2018.1526657
    • Lahti, L, Vaara, V, Marjanen, J, Roivainen, H, Ijaz, A, Hengchen, S, Tiihonen, I, Säily, T, Kanner, A, Hill, MJ, Mäkelä, E & Tolonen, M 2018, 'Quantitative analysis of public discourse in Europe 1470-1910' Digital Humanities Benelux (DH Benelux 2018), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 06/06/2018 - 08/06/2018.
    • Tolonen, M, Kanner, A, Marjanen, J, Vaara, V, Hill, MJ, Mäkelä, E & Lahti, L 2018, 'Spheres of “public” in eighteenth-century Britain' Digital humanities in the Nordic Countries DHN2018, Helsinki, Finland, 07/03/2018 - 09/03/2018.
    • Tolonen, M, Vaara, V & Vesanto, A 2018, 'Text reuse and Eighteenth-Century Histories of England' Digital humanities in the Nordic Countries DHN2018, Helsinki, Finland, 07/03/2018 - 09/03/2018, pp. 178-186.
    • Marjanen, J 2018, 'Editorial: Ism Concepts in Science and Politics' Contributions to the History of Concepts, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. v-ix (link: https://doi.org/10.3167/choc.2018.130101).

    • Hengchen, S, Kanner, A, Marjanen, J & Mäkelä, E 2018, 'Comparing Topic Model Stability Between Finnish, Swedish, English and French' Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries, 07/03/2018 - 09/03/2018.

    • Kurunmäki, J & Marjanen, J 2018, 'A Rhetorical View of Isms: An Introduction' Journal of Political Ideologies, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 241-255. https://doi.org/10.1080/13569317.2018.1502939

    • Marjanen, J 2018, Begreppshistoria. in M Gustavsson & Y Svanström (eds), Metod: Guide för historiska studier. Studentlitteratur, pp. 95-130.

    • Kurunmäki, J & Marjanen, J 2018, Begreppshistoria. in G Bergström & K Boréus (eds), Textens mening och makt: Metodbok i samhällsvetenskaplig textanalys. 4. painos edn, Lund.

    • Kurunmäki, J & Marjanen, J 2018, 'Isms, Ideologies and Setting the Agenda for Public Debate' Journal of Political Ideologies, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 256-282 (link: https://doi.org/10.1080/13569317.2018.1502941).

    • Tolonen, M, Mäkelä, E, Marjanen, J, Kanner, A, Lahti, L, Ginter, F, Salmi, H, Vesanto, A, Nivala, A, Rantala, H & Sippola, R 2018, 'Metadata Analysis and Text Reuse Detection: Reassessing public discourse in Finland through newspapers and journals 1771–1917' Digital humanities in the Nordic Countries DHN2018, Helsinki, Finland, 07/03/2018 - 09/03/2018.

    • Tolonen, M, Kanner, A, Marjanen, J, Vaara, V, Hill, MJ, Mäkelä, J & Lahti, L 2018, 'Spheres of “public” in eighteenth-century Britain' Digital humanities in the Nordic Countries DHN2018, Helsinki, Finland, 07/03/2018 - 09/03/2018.

  • 2017
    • Tolonen, M, Marjanen, J, Kanner, A, Mäkelä, E, Lahti, L, Vaara, V, Roivainen, H, Tarkka-Robinson, L & Lähteenoja, V 2017, 'OCTAVO – Analysing Early Modern Public Communication [poster]. Presented in Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School. 2017.