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Now accepting submissions: NWO Open Science & HAI funding calls

We’d like to bring your attention to two recently opened calls: the Open Science Fund 2023 call offers an opportunity to propose grants of up to €50.000, dedicated to supporting projects aimed at implementing and advancing open science practices. NWO aims to encourage open science by providing incentives and rewards to researchers who are already…

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Data School joins Katapult consortium Data and Knowledge Hub Healthy Urban Living

Over the next four years, Data School will be participating in the Katapult consortium Data and Knowledge Hub Healthy Urban Living. The hub is an independent and open public-private platform initiated by Utrecht University, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Economic Board Utrecht. Together with several other partners, as well as…

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Vacancy: postdoc in Wording Repair: Digitally Unveiling the History of Reparative Justice in the Words of a Forgotten Diary

Would you like to help connect the field of digital humanities to historical research on twentieth-century German history? The Department Of History and Art History at Utrecht University is seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join the project of Dr. Lorena De Vita as a part-time Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of Digital Humanities for…

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Heise.de features Data School’s Data Ethics Decision Aid (DEDA)

In the recent article Künstliche Intelligenz: Drei Beispiele für das Scheitern von Algorithmen (Artificial Intelligence: Three Examples of Algorithm Failures) on Heise.de, a prominent German ICT news site, the importance of regulating Artificial Intelligence is discussed. Mirko Schäfer, the Faculty of Science Lead at Data School, shares insights into the Data Ethics Decision Aid (DEDA)….

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Stories from the Lab: AI & Media Lab – Beyond the frenzy of the day

The AI & Media Lab, a cooperation between Utrecht University, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and Media Perspectives, works on exploring AI applications in the media and the gaming world. Operating under the umbrella of AI Labs, it actively collaborates with a varied network of partners from the IT sector and creative industry. In…

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Interview with Jeroen Bakker and Sander Prins: A simple way of harvesting and analyzing social media data with 4CAT

In this series of interviews the FAIR Research IT Innovation Fund shows what contribution projects can make to FAIR research IT. The research teams of the projects have received a grant from them. Good news for scientists whose technological skills are limited, but who want to work with social media data in their research: now…

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CLARIN is looking for a student assistant

Are you a student with an academic background and/or interest in digital humanities, language study corpus linguistics, and natural language processing? CLARIN ERIC is looking to hire a student assistant (on average 0.3 – 0.4 FTE depending on availability) during the period of August-November 2023, with a possible extension after this period. The tasks will…

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Interview Jeroen Salman: “The network allows researchers to learn about each other’s expertise”

Between 2016 and 2018, Jeroen Salman led the EDPOP project. What digital techniques has he used in the project? What role did Utrecht University Library and the Research Software Lab of the Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) play in EDPOP? And are such roles ever played out? The EDPOP project (European Dimensions of popular print culture) is…

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Invitation to participate in Summer School 2023 ‘Exploring Culture Through Data’

Are you a (humanities) student or (beginning) researcher seeking a hands-on introduction to digital methods? Join the Summer School week Exploring Culture Through Data, organized by Data School from August 14th to 18th, 2023. This engaging week-long summer school offers a comprehensive program with hands-on workshops and prominent guest lecturers. The team of hosts comprises…

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CDH presents its Fall staff education program

The Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) is pleased to announce its education program for the upcoming Fall 2023, catering all staff and students of the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University. Staff education program We offer a diverse range of workshops and lectures, covering digital humanities (DH) topics such as network visualization, Python for beginners, an introduction…

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Data School participates in Responsible AI Panel at CPDP Conference in Brussels

Helsinki Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities (HSSH) visiting professor Mirko Schäfer, along with his colleague Iris Muis from Data School, took part in a panel discussion at the Conference for Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) in Brussels. The panel focused on the practicalities of responsible AI and data practices, informed by the latest…

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Article by Data School and De Groene on the sources of ChatGPT

Violations of copyright, private data and fake news: for Dutch texts, OpenAI’s filter is of rather poor quality, conclude Joris Veerbeek (Data School) and Eva Hofman (De Groene Amsterdammer). In this article they investigate which Dutch sources are used to train chatbots such as ChatGPT. Read article (in dutch) The Utrecht Data School (UDS) regularly collaborates with De…

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