Digital Humanities Research Seminar

    Autumn 2021 Schedule (on Zoom)

    • 14.10. Antti Kanner (UH): Distributional operations, distributional structures and two studies in lexical semantics
    • 4.11. Aleksi Moine (UH): The study of Northern Karelian charms through social network analysis
    • 18.11. Anu Lahtinen (UH): #Ajanluku
    • 2.12. Ville Vaara (UH): Uncovering book trade actor networks in 18th-century Britain. Creating a structured historical dataset from incomplete information
    • 16.12. Aatu Liimatta (UH): The role of text length in functional variation on social media

    Thursdays at 16:15-18:00 (time in Finland = EEST/EET time zone)

    To join the seminar, download to your computer and at the time of the seminar join the meeting! The format will also remain the same as earlier although the presentations will be slightly shorter: 30-45 min presentations followed by discussion. Everyone interested is welcome to Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 671 1257 5191
    Passcode: 123123. There are good instructions for University of Helsinki staff and students how to setup Zoom

    Updates and possible changes will be noted in due course. The seminar is open. If you want to join our mailing list, need credits, or have any questions about the seminar, write to Mikko Tolonen.

    And, as always, all welcome!

    Spring 2021 Schedule

    • 21.1. Panu Heimonen (UH): Representations of culture in Mozart's piano concerto corpus: Search for the role of digital humanities (abstract)
    • 4.2. Veronika Laippala (University of Turku): Can news be automatically distinguished from opinions and why bother? Web genre identification and other ongoing projects at TurkuNLP
    • 18.2. Xenia Zeiler (UH): Developing Educational Video Games for Humanities Teaching
    • 18.3. Ruben Ros (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH)): Modelling Technocratic Reasoning in Dutch and British Parliamentary Debates 1918-2018
    • 1.4.2020 Coppélie Cocq (UH): Digital research in Indigenous contexts: perspectives on data harvesting and practices of sharing (abstract)
    • 15.4. Timo Korkiakangas (UH): Documentary formulae as text reuse: the case of early medieval Latin charters
    • 29.4. Steven Coats (University of Oulu): Dialectology from YouTube videos

    Autumn 2020 Schedule

    • 24.9. Joseph Flanagan (University of Helsinki): Wake Up It’s a #Plandemic: Covid-19 and Conspiracy Clique Communities on Twitter (abstract)
    • 8.10. Eetu MäkeläMaciej Janicki (University of Helsinki) and Kati Kallio (SKS) : Formulaic intertextuality, thematic networks and poetic variation across regional cultures of Finnic oral poetry
    • 29.10. Iiro Tiihonen (University of Helsinki): A Quantitative Analysis of the English Civil War Print Production
    • 12.11. Neha Sayed (Aalto): Analysing methodological artefacts for disciplinary bias (abstract)
    • 26.11. Emily Öhman (University of Helsinki): Multilingual sentiment analysis and emotion detection for DH
    • 10.12. Eljas Oksanen (University of Helsinki): GIS Research and Citizen Science Archaeology in England and Finland

    Spring 2019 Schedule

    Autumn 2019 Schedule

    • 19.9. Samu Niskanen and Lauri Leinonen (University of Helsinki): Authorial publishing in the middle ages
    • 3.10. Hannu Toivonen (University of Helsinki): Computational creativity
    • 17.10. Peeter Tinits (University of Tartu): Mining texts for social history: Research from spelling standardization to sustainability transitions
    • 31.10. Martti Vainio (University of Helsinki): New frontiers in phonetics and digital humanities
    • 14.11. Hannu Salmi (University of Turku): Digital Humanities and Media History: Perspectives and Experiences
    • 28.11. Neha Sayed (Aalto): 'Place' in Internet of Things & Daniel Landau (Aalto): Virtual Embodiment and the Transformation of the Self
    • Cancelled due to family reasons 12.12. Tanja Säily (University of Helsinki): Sociolinguistic variation in the history of English 

    Spring 2019 Schedule

    Autumn 2018 Schedule

    • 13.9.2018 Jack Blumenau (University College London): Measuring Influence in Political Debate
    • 27.9.2018 Tanja Säily (University of Helsinki) & Mika Hämäläinen (University of Helsinki) & Eetu Mäkelä (University of Helsinki): Neologism detection in historical corpora
    • 11.10.2018 Aleksi Vesanto (University of Turku) & Mark Hill (University of Helsinki) and Helsinki Computational History Group: Anonymity and Ambiguity in Historical Texts: Methods in computational authorship attribution
    • 25.10.2018 Risto Turunen (University of Tampere): From Newspaper Data to Historical Knowledge: Quantifying Emotion Concepts in the Political Language of Finnish Socialism, 1895–1917
    • 7.-8.11.2018 UCLA DH Lab Workshop with Annelie Rugg & Anthony Caldwell (Separate programme)
    • 15.11.2018 Sara Budts (University of Antwerp): Mining the modals – on the benefits of Artificial Neural Networks for charting diachronic paradigm change. Abstract here
    • 29.11.2018 Viivi Lähteenoja (University of Helsinki): Towards an ethics of personal data
    • 11.-12.12.2018 Does Intellectual History need Digital Humanities? -workshop, separate programme (see here).
    • 20.12.2018 Christmas porridge

    Spring 2018 Schedule

    • 18.1.2018 Mark Hill (University of Helsinki): The Public Sphere in the Eighteenth Century: Perspectives from intellectual history and the digital humanities (slides)
    • 1.2.2018 Kaius Sinnemäki (University of Helsinki): Linked data in language typology (abstract, slides)
    • 15.2.2018 Anna Kajander (University of Helsinki): Feeling the Format: Materiality in Contemporary Book Reading Habits
    • 1.3.2018 Simo Järvelä (University of Helsinki): Psychophysiological studies on digital media
    • 7.-9.3.2018 Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries Conference
    • 22.3.2018 Ilya Sverdlov (University of Helsinki): Getting digital on Viking Age poetry: work in progress on metrical syntax of complex noun phrases in Old Norse and Old English
    • 12.4.2018 Mila Oiva (University of Turku) & Matti La Mela (Aalto University): Thinking Out Loud: Approaches to digital analysis of practices
    • 26.4.2018 Teemu Roos (University of Helsinki): Spatio-temporal analyses of medieval calendar data

    Autumn 2017 Schedule

    Spring 2017 Schedule

    • 27.1.2017 Krister Lindén, Saana Svärd, Heidi Jauhiainen and Tommi Jauhiainen (University of Helsinki): Semantic domains in Akkadian texts
    • 10.2.2017 Urszula Pawlicka (Aalto Media Lab): Visualizing Electronic Literature Collections
    • 3.3.2017 Lassi Lager and Aija Vahtola (National Library of Finland): What web (archives) can offer for digihumanists
    • 17.3.2017 Anne Isomursu (University of Helsinki): Hierarchical information management of photographic collections: synthetic and natural archive units & Mila Oiva: Culture Analytics - Insights
    • 31.3.2017 Eric Malmi (Aalto University): Discourse Connective Prediction Using Neural Networks (see also & Alexei Kouprianov (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies): Developing descriptive tools for a digital History of the Åbo Academy / University of Helsingfors in the Imperial Period (1809-1917): progress report and some preliminary findings
    • 21.4.2017 Erik Henriksson (University of Helsinki): Computing Metrical Variation in Ancient Greek Poetry
    • 12.5.2017 Ville Vaara (University of Helsinki): Encyclopaedic projects in the 18th and 21st centuries. Mapping the history of ideas through text reuse in ECCO (see also COMHIS Collective)
    • 16.6.2017 at 17.00 HelsinkiDH Summer party at Morphological archive (Muoto-opin arkisto) 4th floor of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki (Fabianinkatu 33). The Morphological archive is at the north end of the 4th floor corridor, at the “new side” of the main building. If you can join us for the seasonal party, please use this form to sign up.

    Autumn 2016 Schedule

    Spring 2016 Schedule

    Autumn 2015 Schedule

    • 30.10.2015 Antti Kanner, (HY, Finnish language), “A vagrant’s path: tracking the life cycle of a legal term in 19th century newspaper data”. Commentator: Timo Honkela (HY)
    • 13.11.2015 Ylva Grufstedt (HY, History), “The Practice of History in videogames – Historical culture and consciousness in digital and interactive media”. Commentator: Jaakko Stenros (Tampere)
    • 27.11.2015 Eric Malmi (Aalto, Computer Science), “Automatically Reconstructing and Analyzing Family Trees”. Commentator: Tiina Miettinen (UTA, History). [Discussion in Finnish because of genealogical terminology.]
    • 11.12.2015 Erik Henriksson (HY, Greek), “The Language and Meter of Late Greek Poetry: A Computational Approach”. Commentator: Timo Korkiakangas (HY)
    • 18.12.2015 Anna Kajander, (HY, Ethnology), “Digital book culture and the new reading habits”. Commentator: Harri Heikkilä (Aalto)
    Digital Humanities Hackathon 2016. Photo: Mika Federley