Enabling Digital Scholarship: Tools, Methods, and Infrastructure for Participatory, Interdisciplinary, and Inclusive Research

Lectures, talks and seminars

Stout Research Centre, WR12

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Digital Humanities is a polarising field. While some embrace the computational advances of the digital age, the field’s seemingly disruptive nature is not welcomed by others. One possible reason for this variance could be that some feel excluded when faced with their digital colleagues’ jargon and arcane computational knowledge.

As members of the digital community we should not only be aware of these feelings but should attempt to engage with them. In this talk Dr Thomas Koentges invites the audience on a journey through a world of infrastructure, methods, and tools written with inclusivity in mind.

Topics include:

  • How natural language processing methods created for English can be applied to languages worldwide (historical and modern), how the analysis of library metadata can help those researching images.
  • How undergraduate students can be enabled to do independent original research
  • How computer science students can benefit from asking humanities research questions
  • How topic modelling results can help us build a curriculum for language teaching; how graphical user interfaces can guide historians and philologists to produce linked open data
  • How researchers with few or no programming skills can be enabled to do this.

Speaker Bios

Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities, Leipzig University.
Fellow in Historical Language Processing and Data Analysis, Centre for Hellenic Studies,
Harvard University.

Please RSVP by 23 January 2019

For more information contact: Chrissy Knight

chrissy.knight@vuw.ac.nz 04 463 5681