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 Center for Digital Humanities offers a one-week crash course on state-of-the-art digital tools for textual, historical, visual and  other humanities research.

The course includes demonstration and explanation of tools, small assignments to get hands-on experience, and also offers ample space for critical discussion on the surplus and shortcoming of digital humanities. The course is open to a maximum of 25 participants, and lecturers include Rens Bod, Charles van den Heuvel, Marijn Koolen en Karina van Dalen-Oskam. The course is taught in English and consists of five full afternoons from 13.00 to 17.00. Participants are encouraged to bring (a sample of) their own data set/corpus that they wish to work with. If there is enough interest,  this course will be offered on a yearly basis or more often.

Date and location

Date: 21-25 October 2013, 13.00-17.00 
Place: PCH 210 & 211 , Spuistraat 134, 1012 VB Amsterdam

Provisional programme

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