In the context of GhentCDH's Transnational Intellectual Collaboration (TIC) project, Thomas D’haeninck defended his doctoral dissertation on 16th October in the Ghent University conference centre, 'Het Pand'. Thomas studied the “culture of international congresses” via a relational and actor-centred approach by applying Social Network Analysis (SNA) techniques to a large sample of congress attendees.
In the second lecture of our Digitising the Humanities: an Internationalisation at Home (I@H) Lecture Series, we are delighted to welcome Dr. Ruth Ahnert, Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary, University of London. Ruth will talk about her research using methods from the field of network science to examine the social and textual organisation of letter collections, particularly from the Tudor period. This lecture will take place on Wednesday 7 November at 15:00 - 17:00 in the Library Lab of the Faculty Library of Arts and Philosophy.
As a result of OCR technology, most digital humanities research has been focussed on text. However, the recent development of powerful computer vision techniques (convolutional neural networks) enables researchers to explore the visual side of the digital turn. In this lecture and workshop Thomas Smits (Radboud University) and Melvin Wevers (Digital Humanities Lab, KNAW Humanities Cluster), will explore the use of computer vision techniques to study cultural-historical phenomena such as the circulation of illustrations in nineteenth-century newspapers.