Workshop: Computational skills for the humanities
– Workshop: Computational skills for the Humanities, 26th -27th January 2017, Utrecht –
Netherlands eScience Center and Institute for History, Leiden Univeristy
Creating an efficient, well-defined set of data is the first step toward any significant computational exploration; whether the researcher is interested in an interactive map, a network visualization, or statistical analysis. The goal of this course is to provide participants with elementary skills and knowledge to start working on their own database during the meetings and continue doing so independently afterwards. The course will be mostly practical, with participants working with laptops on different organized tasks. We will primarily work with SQLite, nodegoat and Python.
The course is organized for a group of 30 humanities researchers with no programming knowledge but interested in the possibilities that digital tools offer for database management. In advance to the course, participants will be asked to develop preliminary ideas for a database and to prepare a (small) set of data.
More info and registration (first-come first-served basis!): http://cs4hum.eventbrite.nl
See also: https://www.historici.nl/agenda/