19-23 October 2015, Crash Course Digital Humanities
During the last decade the humanities have witnessed an explosive growth in using digital tools.
While this trend has been beneficial for much humanities research, it also threatens to create a gap between humanities scholars who have and scholars who haven’t acquired the latest digital tools.
To bridge this gap, the Centre for Digital Humanities offers a one-week crash course on state-of-the-art digital tools for textual, historical, visual and other humanities research. This course includes demonstration and explanation of tools, small assignments to get hands-on experience with digital tools for research, and also offers ample space for critical discussion on the surplus and shortcoming of digital humanities.
The course is open to a maximum of 30 participants. The course is taught in English and consists of five full afternoons from 13.00 to 17.00. Participants should bring their own laptop, as no computers are available in the crash course location. The tools that will be used are mostly web-based, others require an easy installation.
Location: Humanities e-lab at Turfdraagsterpad 9, 1012 XT, Amsterdam. This is on the ground floor of the Binnengasthuisterrein building 1 (BG1).
- topics: course setup, framework for Digital Humanities research
- guest speaker: Maarten Marx (UvA, Computer Science)
- topic: diachronic, comparative research on political data
- tools: Anaconda, iPython notebooks
- Algemene beschouwingen notebook
- Tool criticism
- Tool building
- slides (Fallacies in visualization + Interpretation)