During the last decade the humanities have witnessed an explosive growth in using digital tools. While this trend has been beneficial for much humanities research, it also threatens to create a gap between humanities scholars who have and scholars who haven’t acquired the latest digital tools.
To bridge this gap, the Center for Digital Humanities offers a one-week crash course on state-of-the-art digital tools for textual, historical, visual and other humanities research. This course includes demonstration and explanation of tools, small assignments to get hands-on experience, and also offers ample space for critical discussion on the surplus and shortcoming of digital humanities.
The course is open to a maximum of 25 participants, and lecturers include Rens Bod, Jan Hartmann, Charles van den Heuvel, Jan Hein Hoogstad, Marijn Koolen en Karina van Dalen-Oskam. The course is taught in English and consists of five full afternoons from 13.00 to 17.00. Participants are encouraged to bring (a sample of) their own data set/corpus that they wish to work with. If there is enough interest, this course will be offered on a yearly basis or more often.
Date and location
Date: 21-25 October 2013, 13.00-17.00
Place: PCH 210 & 211 , Spuistraat 134, 1012 VB Amsterdam
The maximum number of registrations has been reached. The course will probably be repeated in March 2014 and registration details will posted soon.
- 21 October: Object to Data
- 22 October: Digital tools and historical databases
- 23 October: Exploiting the tools: selecting and parsing data
- 24 October: Textual data, Regular Expressions
- 25 October: Data Visualisation, Using tools for your own dataset, Discussion and reflection on Digital Tools in the Humanities