DH pizza lunch seminar

The Aalto HELDIG DH pizza seminar brings together people interested in the broad field of digital humanities and digital research methods in the Helsinki region. The idea is to meet, talk, have pizza together and listen to a presentation on DH research-in-progress or project by a participant. The seminar has received funding from Aalto Digi Platform.

The meetings are held on Fridays at 12.00–13+ on Zoom https://aalto.zoom.us/j/63127355002.

The meetings in spring 2021:

19.2. Zoom    Mikko Koho (University of Helsinki & Aalto University): Harmonizing and Publishing Heterogeneous Pre-Modern Manuscript Metadata as Linked Open Data

12.3. Zoom    Eetu Mäkelä (University of Helsinki): Design considerations for systems meant to support humanities and social sciences research

9.4. Zoom    Ylva Grufstedt (Aalto University): Making Partial Games: Praxiological and Epistemological Perspectives on Playable Concepts

21.5. Zoom   CUDAN open lab team (Tallinn): Research in cultural data analytics

Warmly welcome!


Presentation proposals or joining the mailing list:

If you want propose a project or paper to be presented at the seminar or want to join the mailing list of the seminar, please contact dh-pizza@list.aalto.fi (or heikki.rantala@aalto.fijouni.tuominen@aalto.fi or minna.tamper@aalto.fi).


Past meetings:

The DH pizza seminar has met since autumn 2017, when it was launched at Aalto University by Mats Fridlund and Matti La Mela for bringing together researchers interested in digital humanities and digital research.

Autumn 2020

16.10.    Senka Drobac (University of Helsinki): OCR and post-correction of historical newspapers and journals

6.11.    Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas (Aalto University): What can we learn from Animals using Technologies?

20.11.    Andrey Indukaev (University of Helsinki): Automating theory-driven text annotation with supervised machine learning

4.12.    Eljas Oksanen (University of Helsinki): Exploring Finnish and English Historical and Archaeological Datasets through Spatial Analysis

18.12.    Petri Leskinen (Aalto University): LetterSampo – Letters on the Semantic Web

Spring 2020

24.1.   Jarmo Peltola (Tampere University), Sakari Saaritsa, Henri Mikkola (University of Helsinki): Typhoid for all: The determinants of unequal responses to a shared waterborne health shock during the Great Typhoid Epidemic of the city of Tampere, 1916

7.2.    Ilkka Jokipii (University of Helsinki) & Heikki Rantala (Aalto University): The Finnish Civil War as Linked Data

21.2.    Matias Frosterus (National Library of Finland): A common agent database and service for the whole memory organization sector

28.2.    Riikka Koulu (University of Helsinki): AI ethics in the courts: problematisations of control and access to justice

6.3.   Kari Jalonen (Aalto University): Using Structural Topic Modeling to Explore Ideologies in Political Speech

Autumn 2019

20.9.2019         Heta Aali, Mila Oiva (University of Turku): The Ancient Finnish Kings: a Computational Study of Pseudohistory, Medievalism and History Politics in Contemporary Finland and Russia

4.10.2019         Dorota Glowacka, Alan Medlar (University of Helsinki): Discovering new patterns in scientific literature and news data; (presentation slides)

18.10.2019       Elisa Mekler (Aalto SCI): Meaningful User Experience

1.11.2019         Mikko Kurimo (Aalto ELEC): Can automatic speech recognition enhance human communication?

22.11.2019       Mika Hämäläinen, Khalid Alnajjar (University of Helsinki): Modelling the Socialization of Creative Agents in a Master-Apprentice Setting

29.11.2019       Ville Rohiola (Finnish Heritage Agency), Pejam Hassanzadeh (Aalto SCI): FindSampo:  A Citizen Science Platform for reporting and studying Archaeological Finds on the Semantic Web

13.12.2019       Neha Sayed (Aalto ARTS): Towards spatial analysis of belief narratives: ‘Saintlore of Tapal-Naka’

Spring 2019

30.1.2019        Eero Aalto, Zeerim Cheung, Robin Gustafsson (Aalto SCI): Asymmetric regulation, managerial discretion, and corporate political strategies

6.2.2019           Samir Bhowmik (Aalto ARTS): Grooves to Bits: The Energetic Materialities of Sound Archives

15.2.2019         Marko Turpeinen (Aalto SCI): Digital Ethics and MyData

1.3.2019           Osma Suominen (NLF): Annif and automated indexing (presentation slides)

13.3.2019         “Bring your tools, discuss your data”. Introduction by Kati Katajisto (UH) on using Zotero

(22.3.2019         Roundtable: the Digital in Social Science History - Anything New? (part of Baltic Connections conference, University of Helsinki)

29.3.2019          Arttu Oksanen (Edita), Sami Sarsa (Aalto SCI): Semantic Finlex: anonymization, annotation, and similarity search in legal documents

12.4.2019          Aaro Sahari (National Museum of Finland): The second battle of Ruotsinsalmi 1790 – re-imagining, representing, and sharing historical conflicts in digital history

26.4.2019          Tuukka Hastrup, Mikko Rinne, Susanna Ånäs: Wikidocumentaries - wiki for small history

3.5.2019            Workshop: "Digital Parliamentary Data and Research": Kimmo Makkonen (UTU): Topic modelling the parliamentary speeches in Eduskunta 1999-2014: does male and female MPs have different topics?

Autumn 2018

3.10.2018         Petri Kuosmanen (Aalto ENG), Digital twin

10.10.2018       Minna Tamper (Aalto SCI), Using Biographical Texts as Linked Data for Prosopographical Research and Applications

24.10.2018       Mark Granroth-Wilding (University of Helsinki): NewsEye project and AI research assistant

1.11.2018         Maria Kallio (National Archives), Transkribus and handwritten text recognition

21.11.2018       Ville Kivimäki (Aalto ENG), Dynamic Feedback System, Supporting understanding of students’ learning via visual self-assessment

28.11.2018       Petri Paju (Aalto ENG), Mila Oiva (University of Turku), Digital History in Finland: from collaboration to publishing

5.12.2018         Kimmo Kettunen (University of Helsinki), FiST -  Using Semantic Tagging for Analysis of Written Finnish Digital Documents

19.12.2018       Antti Härkönen (University of Eastern Finland), Historical GIS of Vyborg


Spring 2018

10.1.2018         Tove Ørsted (Aalto ENG), GLAM & Open Culture

17.1.2018         Kirsi Virrantaus (Aalto ENG), Geoinformatics

24.1.2018         Eero Aalto (Aalto SCI), The Consortium ’Digital History of Telco and Exchanges in Finland and Sweden'

31.1.2018         Minna Tamper (Aalto SCI), Usage and applications of named entity linking (NEL)

7.2.2018           Urszula Pawlicka (Aalto ARTS), Mapping the Humanities and Media Labs

14.2.2018         Kimmo Kettunen (NLF), Digitized historical newspapers and named entities

28.2.2018         Jessica Parland-von Essen (CSC), Get the most out of your data! Data publication, tracking and citation

14.3.2018         Matti La Mela (Aalto ENG), Digitized historical newspapers and text mining

21.3.2018         Mikko Tolonen (University of Helsinki), COMHIS Helsinki Computational History Group

28.3.2018         Mikko Kivelä (Aalto SCI), Network science and social network research

11.4.2018         Anu Lahtinen & Maiju Wuokko (University of Helsinki), Ad fontes – a digital leap in teaching history

18.4.2018         Goki Miyakita (Aalto SCI), Design research in DH—a case study from Japan: redesigning pre-modern Japanese books in the digital age

25.4.2018         Maarit Olkkola (Aalto ECON), Digitizing and using historical (quantitative) administrative data. The Case of Public Health Policies

2.5.2018           Petri Paju (Aalto ENG), The evolution of IT use by a field of research. Case: (digital) history

9.5.2018           Susanna Ånäs (OKFI), Wikidocumentaries – Recycling, creatively reusing and collaborative enriching historical documents from public and private archives through an open platform

16.5.2018         Ari Apilo (Parliament of Finland), Digitization of parliamentary documents

29.5.2018         Aalto DH seminar goes Hackathon!


Autumn 2017

15.11.2017       Mats Fridlund (Aalto ENG), Introduction

22.11.2017       Mila Oiva (Aalto ENG), DH Centres and their practices

29.11.2017       Lily Díaz (Aalto ARTS), Systems of representations research group, digital cultural heritage

13.12.2017       Jouni Tuominen (Aalto SCI), Semantic Computing research group, Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities