Centre for Digital Humanities

Centre for Digital Humanities

Looking for patterns in readers’ reviews of translated books using DIOPTRA-L

What do English readers expect from translated literature? And how about the Dutch? Professor Haidee Kotze and her research team used big data to look for patterns in the way that ordinary readers review translated literature. Together with the Digital Humanities Lab they developed DIOPTRA-L, a corpus with 280.000 reviews of more than 150 books…

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The Digital Humanities Lab develops digital toolset for major European research project ‘People and Parliament’

The Utrecht Digital Humanities Lab will collaborate with the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) on the political-historical research project ‘People and Parliament’. This collaboration between software developers and historians enables groundbreaking research into parliamentary data. ‘People and Parliament’ is an ambitious project. The research focuses on the use of political language in the national parliaments of…

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University Library Digital Humanities Course ‘Introduction to R & Data for Humanities’

02-11-2021 @ 09:00 – 17:00 – Registration form R is a powerful scripting language for data handling, data visualisation, and statistics. This workshop specifically targets researchers working within the Humanities, focusing on the analysis of textual data (as found in poems and novels, for example). However, it is open to and useful for all UU employees who want to perform computational […]

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NWO Spinoza Prize for media scholar José van Dijck

Media scholar Professor José van Dijck, advisory board member of the Centre for Digital Humanities, has been awarded a NWO Spinoza Prize of 2.5 million euros. The Spinoza Prize is the highest scientific distinction in the Netherlands. Van Dijck is University Professor of Media and Digital Society and is a top player in the international field of…

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Education Program Fall 2021

The Centre for Digital Humanities will offer the following education program in the fall of 2021. You can now register for all courses and lectures. For some courses the number of participants is limited, so register as soon as possible (first come, first served). The Centre for Digital Humanities aims to promote digital literacy amongst…

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Call KB researcher-in-Residence

Are you a researcher working with or interested in the digital collections of the National Library of the Netherlands (KB)? The KB is seeking proposals for its fully paid Researcher-in-Residence program in 2022. This program offers a unique chance for early career researchers of all disciplines to work in the library with the Digital Scholarship…

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Vacancies developer and web developer

Do you want to work as a (web)developer in the midst of the latest developments in the field of Digital Humanities (DH)? The Centre for Digital Humanities is looking for a DH developer and a DH web developer. Find more info here (the vacancies are in Dutch): Ontwikkelaar Digital Humanities (0,6 – 1,0 fte) Webdeveloper…

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Matchmaking event for AI Labs’ call to action

02-09-2021 @ 15:00 – 17:00 – AI Labs organizes an event to elaborate on the Call to Action and the labs-themes they have launched. They will answer questions and give researchers the opportunity to pitch their project idea to find UU-collaborators. Please register now for the matchmaking at: this ‘Office Forms’ link. What does the Call to Action entail? In the Call […]

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Workshop Text mining with I-Analyzer

08-11-2021 @ 14:00 – 17:00 –

Dr. Berit Janssen and Jelte van Boheemen (developers Digital Humanities Lab) will offer an I-Analyzer workshop on 8 November 2021 at 1.00 PM. Participants are given an overview of how text corpora are processed in order to be used in I-Analyzer, and how to search, filter and visualize results. 

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