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October 2018

DTU teachings: Distant & Close Reading

16 October 2018 | 11:30 - 13:00
DH Lab, MSH, 1st floor Luxembourg + Google Map

Distant & Close Reading Teachers: Eva Andersen & Shohreh Haddadan In this session you will not only learn the meaning behind the concepts of ‘distant reading’ and ‘close reading’ but you will also gain insight in the different applications that are used in this approach. This includes for instance text mining and topic modelling, but also named entity recognition and sentiment analysis, approaches that are less known to historians. At the end of this lecture, you will have a basic…

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DTU teachings: When? Queries and Data Visualisation

23 October 2018 | 11:30 - 13:00
DH Lab, MSH, 1st floor Luxembourg + Google Map

When? Queries and Data Visualisation Teachers: Sytze Van Herck & Kaarel Sikk In this session we will briefly discuss the history of timeline visualisations. Since time can be recorded in varying ways, we will identify useful date / time formats for historic events. Furthermore we will become familiar with the Hillary Clinton emails and build a simple relational dataset.

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DTU teachings: When? Timelines and Databases

30 October 2018 | 11:30 - 13:00
DH Lab, MSH, 1st floor Luxembourg + Google Map

When? Timelines and Databases Teachers: Sytze Van Herck & Kaarel Sikk Once you finished the dataset we can get started on the actual timelines. But first, we need to translate our research questions into a dataset query. During this session we will learn how to build queries and extract the right data from our dataset. We will introduce best practices in creating visualisations and experiment with Tableau.

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November 2018

DTU teachings: What? Digital Textual Criticism (theory)

6 November 2018 | 11:30 - 13:00
DH Lab, MSH, 1st floor Luxembourg + Google Map

What? Digital Textual Criticism (theory) Teacher: Christopher Morse This session will introduce students to textual criticism, primarily in the context of digital editions. Topics explored include how we define a text, the establishment of textual authority, and the debates concerning the creation of textual editions, both analog and digital. After an introduction to concepts and a discussion of historical examples, students will create their own digital editions within Juxta, a text collation environment for the web.

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DTU teachings: What? Digital Textual Criticism (practice)

13 November 2018 | 11:30 - 13:00
DH Lab, MSH, 1st floor Luxembourg + Google Map

What? Digital Textual Criticism (practice) Teacher: Thomas Durlacher In this session, students will be introduced to the basic concepts of digital hermeneutics and the web-based text analysis tool Voyant. After a theoretical introduction students are going to use Voyant to work on a number of practical exercises in which they explore a dataset on their own.

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DTU teachings: Where? Digital Historical Cartography (theory)

20 November 2018 | 11:30 - 13:00
DH Lab, MSH, 1st floor Luxembourg + Google Map

Where? Digital Historical Cartography (theory) Teachers: Sam Mersch & Jan Lotz In this session students will be introduced to cartography and its history. The reason for doing cartography and the subjectivity of maps will be the main focus before students will be introduced to historic cartography.

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December 2018

DTU teachings: Who? Social Network Analysis (theory)

4 December 2018 | 11:30 - 13:00
DH Lab, MSH, 1st floor Luxembourg + Google Map

Who? Social Network Analysis (theory) Teachers: Jakub Bronec & Antonio Fiscarelli In this session students will be introduced to Social Network Analysis. They will see how to represent social networks using graphs and the concept of small world will be introduce. How different centrality metrics (degree, betweenness, closeness) can be used to identify key actors in networks and how to choose the best metric for a specific purpose. How different type of networks (random network, small world, scale free) have different…

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DTU teachings: Who? Social Network Analysis (practice)

11 December 2018 | 11:30 - 13:00
DH Lab, MSH, 1st floor Luxembourg + Google Map

Who? Social Network Analysis (practice) Teachers: Jakub Bronec & Jan Lotz In this session, we practice with extracting information from the sources and create a social network ourselves.

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DTU teachings: Wrap-up

18 December 2018 | 11:30 - 13:00
DH Lab, MSH, 1st floor Luxembourg + Google Map

Wrap-up Teacher: Tim van der Heijden Reflection on the course and explanation about the final assignment.

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January 2019

DTU teaching skills workshop

17 January 2019 | 10:00 - 12:00
DH Lab, MSH, 1st floor Luxembourg + Google Map
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