New CDH education programme: Sign up for a free Digital Humanities course

Studenten zitten achter laptop tijdens cursus van CDH

In an increasingly data-driven world, it's wise (and enjoyable) for humanities students to acquire some computational skills as well. Check out the upcoming education program from the Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) for Spring 2024 and sign up for a digital humanities workshop.

The CDH has several new workshops scheduled, including an introduction to web scraping, formatting professional-looking documents in LaTeX, and searching through extensive online newspaper archives. Additionally, some classics are featured, such as the popular programming language Python, qualitative data analysis using NVivo software, and automatic handwriting recognition via the Transkribus platform.

Our workshops are specially designed for staff and students of the Faculty of Humanities. The workshops are free, mostly at entry level and require a relatively small investment of time. However, we do ask for a commitment to actually participate once you have registered, to ensure every seat is utilized effectively.

Take a look at our current course offerings: Centre for Digital Humanities (uu.nl)

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Studenten zitten achter laptop tijdens cursus van CDH

Weekly Walk-in Hours

Do you have questions about programming, statistics, software programs or other topics in the field of digital humanities? Every Thursday from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM we organize a Digital Humanities Walk-in Consultation Hour at the University Library City Centre. All staff and students are welcome to drop in with their questions, from beginner to advanced level. We will resume the walk-in hours on January 25th, 2024.

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Digital Humanities: what can you actually do with it?

Think computational skills are exclusive to science students? Think again! These competencies can give humanities students a significant advantage in today’s job market. More and more archives worldwide are being digitized, allowing you to access, search and analyze extensive datasets. To help with this, new and more advanced software programs are constantly being developed, such as tools that automate handwriting or speech recognition. All that data also offers the opportunity to create compelling visualizations that can strengthen your story. For inspiration, read, for example, the interviews with history students Edo and Suzanne about the DH methods they applied in their thesis research.