Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies


30 October 2019
09:30 - 18:30
Sweelinckzaal, Utrecht University

Workshop Digital Humanities

Registration is closed.

On Wednesday 30 October, there will be a workshop on Digital Humanities during the NISIS Autumn School. In this workshop, participants can get familiar with the programming language Python. The full program can be found below. For the workshop, participants must bring their own laptops, but no installations are required beforehand.

In order to participate in this workshop, please register here or apply for the full NISIS Autumn School (28-31 October) here. It is not necessary to register for the workshop if you have already applied for the full Autumn School. Please note that there are only a limited number of places available!

Participants are encouraged to attend the keynote lecture by Cornelis van Lit on Monday 28 October from 14:00-15:00. During this lecture Van Lit will give an introduction to Digital Humanities.


Session 1: Data visualization, 9:30-12:30

9:30-10:45: Basics of the programming language Python

10:45-11:00: Coffee and tea

11:00-12:30: How to use Python to make a heatmap

12:30-13:30: Lunch

Session 2: Collection and analysis, 13:30-17:00

Session 2a: Printed resources

13:30-15:00: What to do with PDFs and how to convert them into plain text

15:00-15:30: Coffee and Tea

15:30-17:00: How to text mine corpora

Session 2b: Online resources

13:30-15:00: How to scrape Twitter and Wikipedia

15:00-15:30: Coffee and Tea

15:30-17:00: Making sense of big data through network analysis

Session 3: Concluding thoughts; plenary discussion, 17:00-17:30

17:30-18:30: Drinks