It’s comin’ back around again! The Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon #DHH21 dates have been confirmed: 19.–28.5.2021. Also make note of the application period: 9.-31.3.2021. The event will be organized as an online hackathon. As a CLARIN and DARIAH summer school, the event will be truly international welcoming applications from all over Europe. The NewsEye project will also…

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In a piece that I wrote for the Digital Orientalist last year, I compiled a list of digital resources for Japanese palaeography that I had learned about and used through my involvement in the “Tackling Pandemics in Early Modern Japan” transcription project organized by the University of Cambridge in collaboration with the AI platform Minna…

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Do you wish you could do large-scale text analysis on the languages you study? Is the lack of good linguistic data and tools a barrier to your research? Learn how to create the data and language models you need for digital humanities analysis at “New Languages for NLP: Building Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Humanities,”…

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Students registering for spring courses this week can choose from a wide variety of offerings exploring how digital and computational methods illuminate the humanities. Whether they just want to dip their toes or take the full plunge, this spring’s courses offer dozens of classes from departments and programs that range from Art and Archaeology to…

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From the very beginning of the fellowship I was extremely eager to participate in the spatial mapping workshops. The reading I remember most from the only philosophy course I ever took defined map making as the process of using generalizations via simplification, symbolization, induction, and classification to construct a physical ontology [1]. This articulated an…

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Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities (HELDIG) was launched by a kick-off symposium in 2016. The first HELDIG Digital Humanities Summit in 2017 provided a snapshot of activities within the centre, in 2018 the conference theme was Infrastructures for Digital Humanities, and in 2019 From Text to Knowledge. HELDIG’s initial four year phase 2016–2020 funded by the Academy of Finland and University…

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