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Interview with Karin van Es and Dennis Nguyen: Exploring the potential of data donations

Data donation presents a new and unique approach to collecting digital trace data, liberating researchers from platform dependencies and restrictions. A consortium of six Dutch universities has now started building its own digital data donation infrastructure. Within this initiative, Karin van Es and Dennis Nguyen from the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University, supported by…

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Interview Lorena De Vita: Using Transkribus to decrypt the diaries of a German jurist

During her research Lorena De Vita stumbled upon the personal diaries, spanning from 1932 to 1989, of Otto Küster, a German jurist who dedicated a significant portion of his professional career seeking reparations for Holocaust survivors. His handwriting, however, was almost illegible. De Vita participated in a Trankskribus workshop offered by the UB and CDH…

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Vacature: Communicatie- en onderwijsmedewerker bij CDH

Het Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) zoekt van 1 juni tot 1 december 2024 een collega communicatie en onderwijscoördinatie in verband met een zwangerschapsverlof. Reageren kan t/m 26 maart 2024. Wat ga je doen? Je komt te werken in een professioneel en enthousiast team. We zien en spreken elkaar regelmatig, digitaal en op locatie. Je bent…

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Data School on impact: ‘We want to take part in shaping the digital society’

Data School’s Mirko Schäfer and Iris Muis are keen to push for a broader definition of impact at university level. Although they do not find the time to publish as often as they would like, their research is having significant impact, with their work used in Austria, Sweden, Finland and Greece. Schäfer: ‘If you really want to achieve an impact,…

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FAIR Research IT interview with Berit Janssen

This interview is part of a series conducted by UU FAIR research IT, aimed at showcasing the impact of their projects on FAIR research IT. This TextMiNER project, led by the CDH Research Software Lab, has been made possible through a FAIR Research IT Innovation Grant. ‘You get much more out of a text corpus with…

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Vacature: Postdoc digitale ethiek in het openbaar bestuur bij Data School

De Faculteit Geestestwetenschappen van de Universiteit Utrecht zoekt een postdoctoraal onderzoeker Digitale ethiek in het openbaar bestuur voor 28 tot 32 uur per week. Je zal worden ingebed bij de Data School, waar je gaat meewerken aan het doorontwikkelen van hun tools, waaronder De Ethische Data Assistent (DEDA) en het Impact Assessment Mensenrechten en Algoritmes (IAMA), en het…

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Responsible use of AI in education: A guide for the humanities

A humanities project team of experts, coordinated by the Centre for Digital Humanities, aims to guide teachers at the Faculty of Humanities in promoting responsible use of AI in the classroom. The team has now developed educational material to support teachers in incorporating Generative AI, such as ChatGPT, into their courses responsibly. The material includes…

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Invitation for input: Daidalos – A Digital Social Sciences and Humanities Summer/Winter School on Research Software

The CDH Research Software Lab is actively engaged in the ‘Daidalos – A Digital Social Sciences and Humanities Summer/Winter School on Research Software’ project. Daidalos is part of TDCC SSH Bottleneck Projects, and is centered around the development of a Digital Social Sciences and Humanities (Summer/Winter) School. This project is in development and welcomes your…

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Launch of new education program of Spring 2024

The Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) is pleased to present the staff education program for Spring 2024. Take your first steps into the world of digital humanities methods or refine your existing skills. Registration is open! Our program includes a variety of brand new workshops, featuring an introduction to web scraping, formatting professional documents in…

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DH Walk-in Hours: last session on December 14, resuming on January 25

Do you have a question related to digital humanities? The final Digital Humanities (DH) Walk-in Hour of 2023 will be held on Thursday, December 14th. We will resume these weekly consultation sessions on January 25th, 2024. During the Walk-in Hours, open to all humanities staff and students, our advisory team will be available to address…

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Vacature: Management-/Office- & Communicatieassistent (0,8 fte) bij het CDH

Voor de ondersteuning van de ketens Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) en Onderwijsondersteuning en Studentzaken (OSZ) zoekt de faculteit Geesteswetenschappen van de Universiteit Utrecht een management/-office- & communicatieassistent. In deze functie zul je beide organisatieonderdelen ondersteunen. Je kunt reageren tot uiterlijk 15 januari 2024. Binnen deze functie kom je terecht in professionele en enthousiaste teams….

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Text search and exploration tool I-Analyzer now open source

I-Analyzer, the user friendly text and data mining tool developed and maintained by the CDH Research Software Lab (RSLab), is now open source. By making the source code freely available, RSLab has significantly progressed in their commitment to promoting FAIR principles. In March 2023, the Research Software Lab received two FAIR Research IT Innovation Grants from the…

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