Digital Lab

News archive for Digital Lab

Last week, we ended our semester with a full-day event on approaches to research algorithms without going into the code. Experts Ysabel Gerrard and Taina Bucher each gave a lecture and, in the workshop afterwards, participants discussed their ideas and obstacles on the ways in which they research algorithms.
Last week, special guest Lars Johnsen gave a workshop for the DHNetwork on how to use data the National Library of Norway as a source for computational analysis. The varied groups of participants from the humanities, social sciences and university library learned to use different tools to analyze textual data in Jupyter Notebooks.
In a well-attended afternoon, Charles Ess and Eva Payne gave talks about the state of the art of research ethics followed by a closed workshop session for students and researchers using social media data in their projects.
The start-of-semester event of the DHNetwork was well attended by a wide variety of students and staff across disciplines in the humanities faculty. Seven project leaders of databases and archives gave a lightning talk and were afterwards available for more in-depth questions.
A festive end-of-term event concluded the first semester of the DHNetwork. PhD students from various fields and departments in the humanities presented their use of digital methods.
We had a full house on Tuesay at the DHNetwork’s second workshop, in which Alois Pichler and Max Hadersbeck introduced XML as a tool for digital editions.
During this lunch meeting, people listened to three lightning presentations on different approaches and concerns regarding critical digital editions, followed by a lively discussion.
In a well-attended double lecture session, Elizabeth Losh gave an overview of her new edited volume on about intersectional feminism and digital humanities and Aristea Fotopoulou introduced the background of her book project about feminist data studies.
In the DHNetwork’s first workshop, Tarje Sælen Lavik introduced the ins and outs of OpenRefine.
Thirty people attended the DHNetwork opening event at the Arts and Humanities Library. It was very encouraging to see so many people from different departments interested in advancing Digital Humanities at UiB.