Logo Utrecht University

Digital Humanities Lab


Call for Papers: DH Benelux 2020

The seventh annual DH Benelux conference serves as a platform for the community of interdisciplinary Digital Humanities researchers to meet, present and discuss their latest research findings and to demonstrate tools and projects. This year the conference invites contributions on three themes that will constitute three parallel strands within this year’s program: Theme 1: Beyond…

Read more

Call for Papers: 1st Workshop on Language Technologies for Historical and Ancient LAnguages (LT4HALA)

LT4HALA is a one-day workshop that seeks to bring together scholars who are developing and/or are using Language Technologies (LTs) for historically attested languages, so to foster cross-fertilization between the Computational Linguistics community and the areas in the Humanities dealing with historical linguistic data, e.g. historians, philologists, linguists, archaeologists and literary scholars. • Website: https://circse.github.io/LT4HALA/ …

Read more

Migration of Artechne dataset to RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History

As the ERC funded ARTECHNE project is nearing completion, the Digital Humanities Lab has been asked to ensure sustainable preservation of the digital project data. A preservation plan has been developed; shortly, the full Artechne dataset will be migrated to the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History. The dataset has also been deposited at DANS…

Read more

Wrap Up Project Bridging the Gap

Dr. Dafne van Kuppevelt and dr. Janneke van der Zwaan were our guest-engineers during the past months. They developed a web-based application that provides easy access to existing Arabic corpora. The application offers web based tools for Arabic text mining and computational analysis. We are sorry that the guest-engineering ends but happy that this interesting tool…

Read more

New mailing list Digital Modern Languages launched

The Institute of Modern Languages Research in London announces the launch of a new mailing list called ‘Digital Modern Languages’ which is intended to provide a forum for research and teaching across Modern Languages which engages with digital culture, media and technologies. They hope it will allow for communication across different languages and language-related disciplines,…

Read more

Project: A Time for every purpose under heaven has started

Lab Developers Sheean Spoel and Jelte van Boheemen have started work for the Research-IT assignment: A Time for every purpose under heaven. The historians and the DH Lab will create a novel algorithm for automatically extracting dates from historic Hebrew and Aramaic texts, such as Jewish funerary inscriptions, rabbinic and responsa literature. These dates will then be…

Read more

NWO Open Competition for Digitalisation – SSH call Deadline 19 March 2019

Conditions of the Call Applications can be submitted by at least two researchers, one of whom has been appointed at a faculty of the Humanities and the other has been appointed at a faculty of Social Sciences. The following faculties at the UU are allowed to submit: Humanities, Social Sciences, Geosciences and Law, Economics and…

Read more

Grant awarded to automatically extract dates from historic Hebrew and Aramaic texts

  Prof. Leonard Rutgers (Ancient History), Dr Ortal-Paz Saar (Ancient History), and the Utrecht University Digital Humanities Lab directed by Dr José de Kruif, have been awarded a 22,000 Euros grant from the Innovation Fund for IT in Research. The grant is meant for a new project titled “A Time to Every Purpose under Heaven: Extracting Dates from Hebrew and Aramaic Texts”. The…

Read more

DHLab bouwt I-analyzer online text and datamining tool

Tekst en data mining (TDM) maakt het eenvoudiger om grote hoeveelheden online beschikbare data te onderzoeken en onderlinge verbanden vast te stellen. Met TDM is het bijvoorbeeld mogelijk systematisch onderzoek te doen naar bijvoorbeeld de inhoud van grote hoeveelheden kranten. Online oplossingen zoals Voyant bieden vaak beperkte functionaliteit. Offline applicaties zoals SPSS modeler van IBM,…

Read more