Gepubliceerd op 02-07-2013

Digital Tools in the Humanities

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.

The 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, Charles van den Heuvel, 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

Provisional programme

  • 21 October: Textual and linguistic analysis tools
  • 22 October: Visualisation tools
  • 23 October: Historical analysis tools and GIS
  • 24 October: Image analysis tools
  • 25 October: Critical discussion: where are we going to with the digital revolution? (And: Analyse your own dataset)

More information

Het KNHG is de grootste organisatie van professionele historici in Nederland. Het biedt een platform aan de ruim 1100 leden en aan de historische gemeenschap als geheel. Word lid van het KNHG.
Het Huygens Instituut beoogt de Nederlandse geschiedenis en cultuur inclusiever maken. Het ontsluit historische bronnen en literaire teksten en ontwikkelt innovatieve methoden, tools en duurzame digitale infrastructuur.