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Blog Julian Gonggrijp: ‘How to ensure that others can run your code’

“If your code only runs on your computer with your files on it, in January under easterly wind while the moon is waning, then your colleagues will likely find it difficult to run your code.” How can you unsure that your freshly developed software is accessible and usable by your colleagues for their research? Julian…

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National Digital Humanities Network Meeting on October 26: a brief recap

On October 26, CLARIAH and the Centre for Digital Humanities of University of Utrecht jointly organized the very first National Digital Humanities Network Meeting. The aim was to strengthen the national network of organizations ‘with a DH (Digital Humanities) agenda’. Representatives from nearly all Dutch DH centers and organizations were in attendance. Developments in the…

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Use I-Analyzer tool for informed voting in Dutch Elections on November 22

Would you like to gain insight into what statements politicians or parties have made on a particular subject? The Dutch Parliamentary Speeches, from 1815 to 2022, have now been added to the text search and exploration tool I-Analyzer. Developed and maintained by the CDH Research Software Lab, this open-source software is accessible to anyone interested…

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Historical fortress wall discovered in man’s backyard using ‘georeferenced’ map from Utrecht University

Dutch version of this article. While deepening a pond in his garden, Erwin Jesterhoudt from the Zeeland village of Philippine, stumbled upon a piece of an old wall in early October. Using a digital historical map from Utrecht University, he learned that it was a section of an 18th-century fortress wall. The Centre for Digital…

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Data School research shows interaction between debates in the Dutch House of Representatives and social media

What is the dynamic between political debate in the Dutch House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) and reactions, commentary and framing on social media? Researchers from Data School and the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University analyzed large amounts of data of publicly accessible groups and accounts on X and Telegram and identified words that may…

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Vacature: Managementassistent voor Centre for Digital Humanities en Onderwijsondersteuning en Studentzaken (0,7 fte)

Functie De faculteit Geesteswetenschappen zoekt een managementassistent voor de ondersteuning van de ketens Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) en Onderwijsondersteuning en Studentzaken (OSZ). In deze functie zul je beide organisatieonderdelen ondersteunen. Wat ga je doen: Naast de bovenstaande taken is er ook ruimte om andere werkzaamheden naar je toe te trekken. Profiel Onze ideale kandidaat…

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DBNL Corpus Now Available in I-Analyzer

The CDH Research Software Lab has now added the Digital Library for Dutch Literature (Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren, DBNL, in Dutch) to the online text and data mining tool I-Analyzer. DBNL is a digital collection of texts from Dutch literature, linguistics, and cultural history, from the year 1200 to 1890. Millions of visitors…

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Call for Papers: Engaging with Big and Small Historical Data

Interested scholars are invited to submit proposals for one or more chapters in the edited Volume titled ‘Engaging with Big and Small Historical Data’, as part of the Routledges ‘Engaging with…’ series. The deadline for proposals is October 15, 2023. The material that historical research – and humanities scholarship in general – is based on…

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Large Language Models: Do it yourself – Lecture by Antal van den Bosch

On Thursday, September 28th, Professor Antal van den Bosch invites you to explore the latest open-source Large Language Models (LLMs) in this upcoming lecture, organized by the Centre for Digital Humanities. LLMs are the driving force behind chatbots like ChatGPT. Thanks to platforms like Huggingface, both closed and open-source LLMs have become increasingly accessible for…

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Weekly CDH Walk-in Hours resuming on September 7th

Starting Thursday, September 7th, from 14:00 to 15:00 hrs, we’re resuming our CDH Walk-in Hours. During these weekly consultation sessions, all humanities staff and students are welcome to ask their Digital Humanities (DH) questions, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. Our advisory team comprises a scientific developer from the Research Software Lab, a member from Research Data Management…

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