Higher Education Programs in Digital Humanities: Challenges and Perspectives
Wed 7 March 9:00–12:30, location: Porthania PII
Different aspects related to higher education programs in Digital Humanities (DH), whether, what and how they should be organized, are currently discussed at many higher education institutions in Nordic countries and beyond. In recent years the establishment of new educational programs under the title of Digital Humanities, for example in the USA, UK and Germany, are an indication of a perceived need for developing such specific curricula. The aim of this proposed workshop at DHN 2018 is to bring together scholars, educators and others interested in different aspects of Digital Humanities education to explore the current potential and challenges and opportunities related to the teaching and learning of Digital Humanities. The workshop will provide an opportunity to share experiences, discuss existing programs, modules and courses in Digital Humanities, research, training and development activities, evaluation approaches, lessons learned, and findings.
Linking the digitisation efforts of natural sciences and humanities
Wed 7 March 9:00–12:30, location: Porthania PIV
Digitalisation, and digitisation, are taking major steps forward in natural sciences. The Global Biodiversity Information Facility, operational since 2001, will soon break one billion records on its portal. In Europe, based on the joint efforts of the collections-based research institutions forming the community of CETAF, the Distributed System of Scientific Collections, a new ESFRI proposal, will contribute by digitising and openly sharing the valuable data of additional 1 billion specimen data held by natural history museums. ICEDIG, Innovation and Consolidation for large scale DIGitisation of natural heritage, contributes to the design process of DiSSCo. Coordinated by the Finnish Museum of Natural History, of the University of Helsinki, ICEDIG will hold its opening conference in Helsinki 5-6 March 2018. This workshop will give an overview of the ongoing digitalisation and digitisation efforts in collections-based natural sciences, portray the leading digitisation efforts across the world, which have links to humanities, and seek for synergies by better linking efforts in natural science and humanities.
ICEDIG Opening Conference 5-6 March 2018 website
Live Writing Workshop
Wed 7 March 9:00–12:30, location: Porthania P344
This is a hands-on workshop in which the participants will have the opportunity to try out embodied writing and translation. Working in groups, the participants will be asked to collaborate with each other and with machine translation in the creation of improvised texts. The aim is to reflect on human-machine interaction in the context of writing, and to approach the question of how technogenesis, the co-evolution of humans and digital media, might play out in performative, digital writing of this kind.
Network Analysis of Literary Texts – Operationalisation, Visualisation, Interpretation
Wed 7 March 9:00–12:30, location: Porthania P722
Network analysis can be be applied to many kinds of data sets. In the humanities, the methods of network theory are used to process network data in the fields of history, linguistics, or literature. While underlying methods and algorithms are a connecting element, the pre-processing and analysis of data may differ significantly in different disciplines. This DARIAH-EU-sponsored workshop concentrates on social networks extracted from fictional texts, dramatic texts in particular. There are many ways to implement such thing, depending on the kind of research question.
Tradition Archives Meet Digital Humanities
Wed 7 March 9:00–12:30, location: Porthania PIII
Tradition archives have been an abode for discipline-centred, tailored systems for cataloguing and classification. At the beginning of the twentieth century, international indexing and cross-referencing classification and type-systems were developed for folklore archiving and research that later advanced to international standards, e.g., the Aarne-Thompson-Uther Motif-index of Folk-tales. In tradition archives there are various type-indexes, large corpuses, peculiar vocabularies, specific geodata, diverse cataloguing systems and a large scale of projects for collecting folklore materials. The application of various DH methods to the wide corpuses of folklore provides a promising potential to develop new computational models, and to provide novel discoveries in distant insights in the creation and content of the collections, diverse dimensions of variation and distribution of folk expression in time and space. The panel brings into the discussion several interrelated dimensions, relevant both for the development of tradition archives and for wider field of intangible cultural heritage and digital humanities.
The panel is supported by the Network of Nordic and Baltic Tradition Archives, the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme "Culture" and the SIEF Working Group on Archives.