Digital Humanities (or DH) has become a buzzword over the past ten years, but many students still know too little about the potential of digital technologies and humanities in general to employ advanced digital methods in their own research. We are still experiencing a digital gap within the humanities, even with the younger generation of up and coming scholars.
In this lecture series, Digitising the Humanities, students of History, Languages as well as all other disciplines at the Ghent University's Faculty of Arts and Philosophy will hear first-hand through lectures by international scholars about recent developments of digital technologies and methodologies in humanities research, discovering new research questions, resolving them with an adequate and reflected methodology, and resolving old questions in new ways.
In this first series, 5 renowned scholars from The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg and Germany have been invited to give talks on their DH projects; which range from natural language processing, deep learning, text recognition and text annotation to neural networks and big data.
The goal of the lecture series is to raise awareness of the state-of-the-art digital methods currently being used and developed by humanities scholars and empower you to put these to work yourself. We hope that these lectures will encourage you to explore the available tools and methods for your own research and help to integrate DH into the curriculum at Ghent University.
This series of lectures takes place on Wednesday afternoons between 15:00 and 17:00. For full details, including the locations of the upcoming lectures, please see our Digitising the Humanities poster.
This lecture series of open to students and staff of Ghent University and beyond. To register for the events, please complete our registration form.