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Walk-in consultation hour DH Lab cancelled

Due to the new Corona measures, we have decided to cancel the walk-in consultation hour on Wednesday from 14-15.00h at the Digital Humanities Lab (DH Lab). It remains possible to set up an online no-obligation consultation at a day and time that suits you. The DH Lab offers these consultations to the staff of the Faculty of Humanities…

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Posen Fellowship in Digital Humanities & Indexing

The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization seeks to create a cohort of 10-15 Fellows in Digital Humanities & Indexing with graduate level work in digital humanities, digital archiving, or metadata and indexing, as well as a passion for Jewish Studies. Fellows will spend the bulk of their time working with the primary sources…

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Automated systematic text reviewing in the Living Lab Digital Humanities

Since the summer, Prof. dr. Rens van de Schoot has been making weekly use of the Living Lab Digital Humanities in the Utrecht University Library City Centre with his Automated Systematic Review group (ASReview group). He talks about the added value of the Living Lab DH, working during the lockdown and expectations for the future. The Living…

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Looking for patterns in readers’ reviews of translated books using DIOPTRA-L

What do English readers expect from translated literature? And how about the Dutch? Professor Haidee Kotze and her research team used big data to look for patterns in the way that ordinary readers review translated literature. Together with the Digital Humanities Lab they developed DIOPTRA-L, a corpus with 280.000 reviews of more than 150 books…

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Two vacancies for scientific Information Specialists: Humanities

Utrecht University Library is looking for two scientific Information Specialists (0.8-1.0 FTE). These positions focus specifically on subject-specific services for a number of disciplines within the Humanities. One position focuses on library support for Digital Humanities and the other function focuses on publishing and open access services. In these roles you are among others responsible for the selection of relevant…

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Call for papers and workshop on Natural Language Processing for Digital Humanities

Rootroo, a Finnish company that specializes in AI solutions for natural language processing (NLP), and the University of Helsinki have issued a call for papers that combine Natural Language Processing with Digital Humanities. On the 16th or 19th of December 2021 they will organize a Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Digital Humanities, which will…

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The Digital Humanities Lab develops digital toolset for major European research project ‘People and Parliament’

The Utrecht Digital Humanities Lab will collaborate with the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) on the political-historical research project ‘People and Parliament’. This collaboration between software developers and historians enables groundbreaking research into parliamentary data. ‘People and Parliament’ is an ambitious project. The research focuses on the use of political language in the national parliaments of…

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Historical data available via Yoda

Utrecht University Library has developed a new way for UU employees to digitally access the raw data of millions of newspaper articles dating as far back as 1785. The text corpora of the following historical datasets are now accessible and downloadable via Yoda: Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Guardian & Observer (1791-1909 & 1910-2003) Nineteenth Century…

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NWO Spinoza Prize for media scholar José van Dijck

Media scholar Professor José van Dijck, advisory board member of the Centre for Digital Humanities, has been awarded a NWO Spinoza Prize of 2.5 million euros. The Spinoza Prize is the highest scientific distinction in the Netherlands. Van Dijck is University Professor of Media and Digital Society and is a top player in the international field of…

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