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From 2023 the Digital Humanities Walk-in Hours move to Thursdays

From January 2023, the Digital Humanities Walk-in Hours will shift from Wednesdays to Thursdays. The time from 14:00 to 15:00 hrs will remain the same. All humanities staff and students are welcome to visit the Digital Humanities Walk-in Hours for face-to-face advice about all kinds of questions related to research data and/or digital humanities software, Python, Statistics…

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Utrecht Data School as ethical guide for the digital government

Iris Muis has just returned from a trip to the European Parliament, where she presented the Fundamental Rights & Algorithms Impact Assessment (FRAIA) together with Mirko Schäfer from Utrecht Data School (UDS). Muis: ‘Organizations are increasingly using algorithms to make work more efficient and to hire fewer people. But if you use technology, you also…

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Final SKILLNET Conference on November 17-18: Digital approaches to the Republic of Letters

On November 17 and 18, scholars and developers from all over Europe will come to Utrecht to discuss Digital Humanities-analysis and infrastructure on the final conference of the ERD project SKILLNET ‘Digital approaches to the Republic of Letters: text-mining, network analysis and infrastructures’. The Utrecht Digital Humanities Lab collaborated on this project. This two-day conference…

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Vacature onderzoeksassistent ‘Journalistiek & Democratie: Coronaberichtgeving’

Voor een interdisciplinair onderzoeksproject binnen de context van de AI Labs Digital Humanities zoekt de Utrecht Data School (UDS) een onderzoeksassistent voor 0,25 fte vanaf 1 december 2022, voor 10 maanden. Het salaris is in lijn met dat van een student-assistent. De UDS zoekt iemand met datavaardigheden die kan helpen bij het analyseren van coronaberichtgeving…

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Centre for Digital Humanities launches two Calls to Action for teachers

The possibilities of digital humanities (DH) appeal most to students when they are introduced by their own teachers with applications in their own field. The Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) has launched two ongoing Small Grants programs: one to promote the integration of digital humanities methods into the courses of the Faculty of Humanities and…

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Job alert: Lecturer in Digital Humanities at Leiden Centre for Digital Humanities

The Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities (LUCDH) is looking for a lecturer in Digital Humanities (0.5 FTE) to teach Digital Humanities courses as well as support the advancement of digital research skills and tools at the Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University through workshops and other educational activities. In particular, they are looking for candidates that…

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BOLD Profiler – an application to track bias in linked open data

With a grant from the SIDN Fund, the Utrecht Data School built the BOLD Profiler. This application detects bias in commonly used knowledge bases such as Wikidata. Disinformation is not always spread with a deliberate plan, but can also (unintentionally) originate from incorrect information, missing data or misrepresentation. For example, Wikidata is considered very reliable,…

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Pim Huijnen and Joris van Eijnatten win Deswarte Prize in Digital History

With their paper ‘Something Happened to the Future: Reconstructing Temporalities in Dutch Parliamentary Debate, 1814–2018’ assistant professor Pim Huijnen and professor Joris van Eijnatten won the Richard Deswarte Prize, awarded each year to the best of digital history internationally. Pim Huijnen is affiliated member and Joris van Eijnatten is advisory board member within the Center…

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Antal van den Bosch strategic advisor at the Centre for Digital Humanities

As of October 1, 2022, Antal van den Bosch has been officially appointed as strategic advisor at the Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH). Based on his extensive experience, Van den Bosch will advise the CDH in the field of future vision, interdisciplinary collaboration and focal points. He will focus in particular on the use of…

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North-West University visits the Centre for Digital Humanities

The Centre for Digital Humanities was pleased to receive a delegation of three professors from the humanities faculty of North-West University (NWU) in South Africa. The visitors wanted to explore the possibilities of integrating more digital humanities methods within several education tracks in their own faculty. To gain inspiration, they made a trip to various…

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