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About the Digital Literacy course

The research fields of humanities are going through a digitisation - existing data is being digitised and new objects of research are born digital, for instance web pages and social media. 

This opens a series of new opportunities for the research of humanities. The digitisation of enormous amounts of data, texts and pictures raises new research questions. At the same time, the digital development challenges the present research methods and calls for an increase in our digital literacy.

The goal of the Digital Literacy course is to gather researchers from across all the departments of Arts at Aarhus University, and unite a selection of different academic skills for sparring and discussion during the course, hereby increasing the digital literacy of the researchers.

Digital Literacy: Activities 2018-19

Since the beginning of 2018, participants of the Digital Literacy course at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, have taken part in a variety of talks, seminars and workshops. Apart from the opening event, sparring in groups and with support staff has been a part of every event.

February 22nd

  • Tobias Blanke, King's College, London: New Contributions of Digital Humanities to Digital Literacy - the King's College London Experience
  • Koraljka Golub, Linnaeus University: Automatic Subject Indexing and Evaluation: A Case of Swedish Repository
  • Leon Derczynski, University of Sheffield: Analyzing Social Media

March 22nd

  • Introduction by Mads Rosendahl Thomsen and Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo
  • Peter Vahlstrup, Aarhus University: SQL Workshop

March 23rd

  • Ulrich Have, Aarhus University: Media and Data Retrieval
  • Dennis Yi Tenen, Columbia University, New York: Things and Time in 19th Century Literature

April 24th

  • Melvin Wevers, The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences: Historical Research in the Algorithmic Age
  • Lene Offergaard, University of Copenhagen: Introduction to Natural Language Technology

May 30th

  • Janet Rafner, Aarhus University: Data Visualization and Relationships in Data
  • Peter Leonard, Yale University Library: Working with Images: Collection, Analysis, Computation

June 20th:

  • Tim Tangherlini, University of California, Los Angeles: Semi-Supervised Learning & Expert Systems for the Humanities
  • Thomas Egense, The Royal Danish Library: Introduction to Word2vec
  • Per Møldrup-Dalum, The Royal Danish Library: The Cultural Heritage Cluster

August 20th

 Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo, Aarhus University: Python Course

September 27th

  • Jannie Nielsen, Aarhus University: Introduction to LARM.fm - a research infrastructure for studying radio and television material
  • Niels Brügger, Aarhus University: Digital Humanities and The Archived Web as object of study

 October 24th

  • Peder Klit, Aarhus University Bioscience: Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

November 5th-6th

  • Marie Østergaard Møller, Aalborg University: NVIVO Course

 November 13th

  • Frank Fischer, Higher School of Economics Moscow: Social Network Analysis in Humanities Projects

 November 26th

  • Frank Fischer, Higher School of Economics Moscow: Wikidata for the Humanities – A Practical Workshop

 November 30th

  • Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo, Aarhus University: Python Course #2

 December 4th-5th

  • Seminar at Sandbjerg Gods: Talks, Flash Presentations, Support Sessions, etc.

In 2019, three events are planned: 

January 14th-16th

Joshua Skewes, Aarhus University: Introduction to Statistics

February tbd

Malene Charlotte Larsen, Aalborg University, et al.: Digital ethnography

March 27th

Closing seminar