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Vacancy: PhD position in Digital Art History (1.0 FTE)

The Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University is looking for a candidate in the field of digital art history for the PhD-project “The (R)evolution of Reconstruction: an analysis of digital facsimiles”. This project analyses the value of digital facsimiles for researchers, heritage institutions, and museum visitors, in the past, present and future….

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Trouw interviews with Iris Muis

In December 2022, the Algorithm Register (Algoritmeregister) was established in the Netherlands to map all automated selection processes used by the government. However, it still doesn’t work as intended. The Dutch newspaper Trouw spoke with Iris Muis, Lead Operation at Data School, about data ethics and the Fundamental Rights & Algorithms Impact Assessment (FRAIA), a…

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New name for Digital Humanities Lab: Research Software Lab

From 1 May 2023 onwards, the Digital Humanities Lab, part of the Centre for Digital Humanities, will continue under the name: Research Software Lab. Why ‘Research Software Lab’? The reason for the new name is to provide more clarity about the various parts that fall under the Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) of Utrecht University….

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New name for Utrecht Data School: Data School

From 1 May 2023 onwards, the Utrecht Data School will have a new name and logo. Utrecht Data School will continue under the name Data School and the logo will be adapted to Utrecht University’s latest style guidelines. Why ‘Data School’? Utrecht University’s brand policy stipulates that names of organisational units may no longer contain the…

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Mirko Schäfer member of new advisory committee for governmental institutions

On March 17, 2023, the Analytics Advisory Committee (Adviescommissie Analytics) has officially started. This committee, consisting of academics and experts, will provide solicited and unsolicited advice to the Ministry of Finance, the Tax Administration, Customs and Service Surcharges on how to deal with risk models and algorithms. Risk models and algorithms can increase efficiency and…

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Research Software Lab collaborates on new interactive platform for researching historical Jewish migration data

To further map the mechanisms and underlying structures of Jewish migration in Europe, the new project ‘Interactive Geo-Spatial Platform for Modelling Jewish Historical Migration’ has been launched. This project has been awarded a FAIR IT Grant. Professor of Late Antiquity Leonard Rutgers, master’s student Stefan Dingemans and developer Tijmen Baarda (Centre for Digital Humanities) will together shape the new…

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Interview with Edo Storm, winner of the Digital History Thesis Award 2023

Edo Storm used a combination of computational methods and close reading to conduct research into the history of the term ‘the West’. It earned him this year’s Digital History Thesis Award. Storm: ‘I wouldn’t have seen the big overarching narrative without this computational method.’ Fellow students sometimes joked about him and his ‘digital stuff’ when…

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Launch of the Frisian dialects project

The Digital Humanities Lab, together with a group of researchers from Utrecht University and Fryske Akademy, launched the Frisian dialects application to collect Frisian language data in an online experiment in the form of a game. The Frisian dialects application, built by developer Ben Bonfil, tests the knowledge of language variation within Frisia (Northern part…

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Student-assistent gezocht bij Centre for Digital Humanities (0,2 – 0,3 fte)

Binnen de geesteswetenschappen wordt steeds meer gebruik gemaakt van gedigitaliseerde data en tools om deze data te bewerken en analyseren. Om onderzoek en onderwijs op dit gebied te ondersteunen is aan de faculteit Geesteswetenschappen van de Universiteit Utrecht een Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) ingericht, waarmee bestaande activiteiten versterkt en gebundeld worden. Zo worden in het Research…

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CDH awarded two FAIR Research IT Innovation Grants

The Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) has been awarded two FAIR Research IT Innovation Grants. These will allow the CDH to host its own server instance of 4CAT, a webbased toolkit enabling researchers and students to collect and process social media data in a well-secured virtual self-service setting, as well as the addition of a…

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