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Helsinki Digital Humanities Teaching, Spring 2017

Digital Humanities courses in Spring 2017

Helsinki Digital Humanities teaching continues in Spring 2017.

This is a listing of possible digital humanities courses to choose from.

Spring 2017 teaching includes the third iteration of our Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon and courses on various topics ranging from semantic web to popular culture and religion in India.

For more information about the structure of digital humanities module etc., see

Digital Humanities Hackathon 2017 (weboodi: 406909 /

– For prior iterations, see DHH15 and DHH16.

Theory and Practice

These are optional courses, the mandatory introduction course to digital humanities was taught in Autumn 2016. About the possibility of substituting the introduction course with another course, write to

The Game of History

Digital humaniora

 Digitaalinen sisällöntuotantopaja – Wiipuri-portaali

The Art of Getting Lost: Qualitative Methods in Urban Studies

Musiikki ja audiovisuaalinen kulttuuri nyt!

Audiovisuaalinen kerronta

Audiovisuaalinen mediasivistys

Menetelmiä (audio)visuaalisen kulttuurin tutkimukseen

Popular Culture and Religion in India. Media, Materiality, Visuals, Performance

Uskonto ja moraalivalinnat digitaalisissa peleissä

Käsiteanalyysi ja termityö


The introduction to methods in digital humanities course  was taught in Autumn 2016. About substituting the introduction course with another course, write to

Semantic web

Introduction to Open Data Science (MOOC)

  • link; Vehkalahti, Kimmo

Information Retrieval and Search Engines

Morphological Processing Tools 2

Statistical Parsing Methods

Introduction to natural Language Processing

Data-analyysi SAS-ohjelmistolla

Sosiaalitutkimuksen tilastolliset menetelmät

Tulosten esittäminen ja niiden arviointi tilastomenetelmillä

Network analysis in social sciences

Statistical methodology for researchers

Survey sampling

Multimodaalinen viestintä (Käännöstiede)

Digitaaliset aineistot (Käännöstiede)

Kääntämisen tietotekniikka


Musiikkisignaalin spektrianalyysi

Possible method courses offered in Computer Science at University of Helsinki (UH CS) and Aalto University (Aalto CS) include:

  • Data mining (5 sp), UH CS Department, Spring 2017
  • Data mining project (5 sp), UH CS Departmnent, Spring 2017
  • Information Visualization, Aalto CS Department, Spring 2017
  • Hands-on Network Analysis, Aalto CS Department, Spring 2017
  • Scientific computing (5 sp)

These are possible courses, also other courses can be offered and chosen. If you know of suitable courses for digital humanities, please contact:

Those with advanced skills in methods may get credit by proving your skills (i.e. free credit for methods) when you commit to the DH3 Multidisciplinary project.

#BSECS17 – Session on data mining ECCO & ESTC

COMHIS Collective will organise a demo-session on “Analysing eighteenth-century key-terms and phrases using ECCO and ESTC” at the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual conference at Oxford (4-6 January 2017).

Our slot is on Friday, 6th January at 11:00-12.30 (in the “Session Two”, Number 88). All welcome!

What we plan to do in this session is to introduce our workflows to explore Eighteenth Century-Collections Online (ECCO) and English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC). In the future, our workflows will be made available as publicly usable tools. However, we want to give you an early, hands-on sneak peek at what we’re doing even before things coalesce to that point [read below to get at least a vague understanding of what is possible]. The idea of our text and data mining tools is that they serve different eighteenth-century scholars and historians in particular. Thus, the opportunity to organise this session and to get the BSECS people to test these tools and to comment on their use is very welcome to us.


In order for us to plan our  session so that we can interact with the audience as much as possible, we would like you to propose certain general subjects (e.g. “politeness”, “justice” …) or more focused topics (e.g. “political economy”, “modern honour”… ) or particular key-terms (e.g. “petticoat”, “periwig”…) by tweeting them with hashtags #bsecs17 #comhis before 20.12.2016.

So, if your suggestion for a topic to be explored in our session is “human nature”, your tweet would read: human nature #bsecs17 #comhis …

We welcome as many suggestions as you would like to make (no limits per tweeter). There are few technical parameters that need to be taken into consideration when deciding what topics and key-terms function best for demonstration purposes. Most importantly, the queries need to be large enough and distinguishable to function in “big data approach”. For example, “petticoat” is ok, but “condom” not so much. However, you need not to worry about these parameters of your suggestion. There are plenty of otherwise good key-terms and subjects that for technical or semantic reasons cannot be used in this type of analysis. We would like to demonstrate this as well. So, the more suggestions we have by 20th of December 2016 the better (of course, we have a long list of things that interest us as well, but then you’ll end up listening to stuff related to Bernard Mandeville and David Hume…). So, if you tweet your suggestions for subjects or key-terms to be explored before 20th of December 2016 we will have enough time to prepare for the session.

There will also be time for a hands-on part in our session, so if you bring a laptop with you (and the wireless connection at the college works), you can also do some of your own exploration of your favorite topics, although we will not have time to run many of the more time consuming calculations and the more complex analysis will be done with suggestions taken from twitter.


Here are some snippets of what our analysis of “human nature” might include (explanation of the workflows and different graphs will take place in Oxford on 6th of January 2017).

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-11-40-05Plenty of search options to choose from.

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-11-40-52OCR issues with ECCO need to be taken into consideration.

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-11-45-16Rstudio is a convenient analysis environment…

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-11-47-03… but we have also shiny app user interfaces to make things even simpler.

Summary of human natureThe trick is to focus on the ESTC metadata, clean it up and use that for statistical analysis.

human-nature-timeline-accountThis graph is a timeline of titles that include the hit (“human nature”) in the document. NB! we can also limit the queries in various ways, for example, so that the analysis only includes those documents where “human nature” is mentioned 5 or 10 times.

human-nature-place-of-publicationPlaces of publication of documents that include particular hits can also be analysed in different ways. This is a comparison between places of publication focusing on query hits and title count of “human nature”. We can for example sort documents based on their type (books vs. pamphlets), format (4to, 8vo..) and base our analysis on paper consumption, if you are into that sort of thing. For book historians: the cleaning of ESTC metadata is not quite finished yet, but the idea is that we can make efficient searches based on the extracted and cleaned up information of the imprints as well soon.

human-nature-top-titles-all-editions-includedTop-titles that include particular hits can be analysed in multiple ways. This graph includes all the printed editions of a particular title in which “human nature” features as a term and it is found in ECCO.

human-nature-top-hits-per-editionIn this graph we have a top-list of hits / edition of titles that include “human nature” in the text, meaning that it is a listing of the titles where the term “human nature” is mentioned most often in ECCO (compared to the previous graph, reprints and different editions are excluded here). This will not solve all our questions about human understanding and passions, but it is an interesting point of departure for further questions.

top-authors-all-editions-human-natureWe chose to include this graph of top-hit of authors that includes all the editions of titles with a hit on “human nature”, because  David Hume did not make the more focused top hits/edition list…

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-12-03-34Timeline count of top authors in this graph is modified so that it includes only those documents in which “human nature” is mentioned at least 10 times.

collocations-screenshotWe can also look at collocations (co-occurring terms) of “human nature” in ECCO data and put this information to use.

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-12-29-43We can, for example, take “human nature” as a baseline term and then compare other terms and their development in time. This can be done based on co-occurring terms in the whole document or in the same paragraph. Here we are looking at the analysis of whole document and witnessing the rise of sympathy and benevolence (although pride still trumps them both).

human-nature-vs-dignityOne of the more experimental part of the tool development for ECCO use is a vector space model that compares the contexts of two different terms and how closely they resemble each other. What this graph suggests is that the uses of “human nature” and “dignity” are consistently approaching each other during the eighteenth century. Further methods to confirm this and give more depth to the analysis  are being developed and we hope to tell you more about this and other aspects of our work not mentioned in this overview in January! So, show up on Friday, 6th January at 11:00-12.30 (in the “Session Two”, Number 88),  “Analysing eighteenth-century key-terms and phrases using ECCO and ESTC” by COMHIS Collective.


The key-players in our expanding group are currently: Mikko Tolonen, Leo Lahti, Eetu Mäkelä, Ville Vaara, Jani Marjanen, Antti Kanner and Hege Roivainen. We like to think of ourselves as a collective, so the group is by no means limited to these individuals. What unites us is the enthusiasm for new ways to analyse early modern books, pamphlets and newspapers.

Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon 2016 Presentation Day #DHH16

What is Digital Humanities? How can I get involved? Come and find out by listening to the presentations of Digital Humanities Hackathon groups on Friday, 20 May 2016 at Minerva Square at the University of Helsinki.


13.00-13.30: Introduction to the Hackathon & HELDIG, Helsinki Digital Humanities Centre

13.30-16.00: Presentations of Hackathon work by the groups

16.00-17.00: Wine and Poster Session

All Welcome!

Click for Registration

For more information about the hackathon, see

When Friday, May 20, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Where Minerva-tori – Siltavuorenpenger 5 A, Helsinki

Helsinki Digital Humanities Research Seminar, Jane Ohlmeyer, Wed 4 May

Helsinki Digital Humanities Research Seminar, Wed 4 May at 16.15-18.00

Wed 4 May 16.15-18 Prof Jane Ohlmeyer (Trinity College Dublin), The 1641 Depositions: Records of Massacre, Atrocity & Ethnic Cleansing in Seventeenth-Century Ireland

(NB! Venue: Metsätalo (U40), Lecture Room 4 (2nd floor)

All welcome!



On 22 October 1641 a rebellion broke out in Ireland that triggered the onset of a decade of civil war. The authorities thwarted an attempt to seize Dublin castle but could not prevent catholic insurgents from capturing strategic strongholds in Ulster. Over the winter of 1641 and spring of 1642 the rebellion spread to engulf the rest of the country.  The rising was accompanied by incidents of extreme violence as catholics attacked, robbed and murdered their protestant neighbours.  The protestants retaliated with equal force in what became one of the most brutal periods of sectarian violence in Irish history. The total number of men, women and children who lost their lives in the aftermath of the rebellion or susequent war will never be known.  Yet it is likely that more people died during the course of the 1640s than in the rebellion of 1798 or in the civil wars of the twentieth century (known as ‘The Troubles’).

The ‘1641 depositions’ record the events that surrounded the outbreak of the 1641 rebellion primarily from the perspective of the protestant community. In all about 8,000 depositions or witness statements, examinations and associated materials, by thousands of men and women of all social classes, amounting to 19,010 pages and bound in 31 volumes, are extant in the Manuscripts and Archives Research Library of Trinity College Dublin. They document losses of goods and chattels, military activity and the alleged crimes committed by the Irish insurgents, including assault, imprisonment, the stripping of clothes, and murder. They reveal as much about debt as they do about death. They recapture the biographies, hopes and fears of ordinary folk, as well the extraordinary.

The depositions are legal documents and certain information was standard to each one.  The name and address of the deponent was always recorded and in many instances the occupation and age of the deponent was also noted.  If capable of writing the deponent usually signed their statement or left a mark if they were unable to sign.  The depositions record the names of over 90,000 victims, assailants, bystanders and observers and include references to every county, parish and barony in Ireland.  The depositions are difficult to read and some are virtually illegible. The language of the seventeenth century is unfamiliar to the modern eye: the spelling is inconsistent and erratic, as is the use of grammar and lack of punctuation.

The 1641 Depositions Project, which involved transcribing and publishing online all of the depositions (, is also a flagship Digital Humanities initiative which has attracted a series of further high profile research grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Irish Research Council and the European Commission.  This multi-disciplinary project involved historians, geographers, computer scientists, linguists and literary scholars and a collaborative one involving Trinity and the universities of Aberdeen and Cambridge.

The 1641 Depositions constitute the chief evidence for the sharply contested allegation that the rebellion began with a general massacre of protestant settlers. As a result they have been central to the most protracted and bitter of Irish historical controversies. It has even been suggested that the depositions constitute the most controversial documents in Irish history.  Propagandists, politicians and historians have all exploited the depositions at different times, and the controversy surrounding them has never been satisfactorily resolved. In fact, the 1641 ‘massacres’, like the siege of Derry (1688), King William’s victory at the Boyne (1690), and the battle of the Somme (1916), have played a key role in creating and sustaining a collective protestant/British identity.  In some circles the seventeenth century is still alive in public memory in ways that it is in few other places in the modern world, but with the easing of sectarian tensions in the twenty-first century, seventeenth-century Ireland may finally be passing from memory into history.

The 1641 Depositions Project forms part of this process, enabling new modes of interpretation in which Irish historiography can break free of the legacy of imperialism and civil war and instead relocate Irish history within very different contexts.  We also hope that the 1641 depositions can be used to explore on a multi disciplinary basis issues surrounding atrocity, massacre and ethnic cleansing across history, from the classical world to the present day.  The importance for the contemporary world of understanding why atrocity, massacre and ethnic cleansing occur cannot be overstated.

Brief biography: JANE OHLMEYER

Jane Ohlmeyer, MRIA, is Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin and the Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity’s research institute for advanced study in the Arts and Humanities. Since September 2015 she has served as Chair of the Irish Research Council, an agency that funds frontier research across 70 disciplines. In 2014-15 she was the Parnell Fellow at Magdalene College Cambridge and a Visiting Professor at JNU in New Delhi. In 2016 she will hold the Yeats Visiting Professorship at Sāo Paulo University in Brazil. She has also taught at the UCSB, Yale and the University of Aberdeen. A passionate teacher and an internationally established scholar of early modern Irish history, Professor Ohlmeyer is the author/editor of 11 books, including Making Ireland English. The aristocracy in seventeenth century Ireland (Yale University Press, 2012). She is currently working on a study of Colonial Ireland, Colonial India, editing volume 2 of The Cambridge History of Ireland, 1550-1730 and preparing an edition of Clarendon’s Shorte View of Ireland for Oxford University Press.

Professor Ohlmeyer was the first Vice-President for Global Relations (2011-14) at Trinity and developed high-level relationships with researchers working in some of the most prestigious universities across the world and with company leaders, policy makers and the heads of cultural organizations, especially in Asia and North America. She was a driving force behind the development of the Trinity Long Room Hub, which promotes multi-disciplinary exchange within the Humanities and across all disciplines, and the 1641 Depositions Project, which has become a European flagship initiative. This was an inter-institutional and multi-disciplinary collaboration involving over 50 researchers (historians, linguists, literary scholars, geographers, computer scientists, mathematicians and physicists), together with IBM and a Bulgarian and Irish SME.

At the level of the European Commission Professor Ohlmeyer was one of the Irish representatives on the European Strategic Framework for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). She took the lead in promoting research infrastructures in the humanities including DARIAH (Digital Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities, and sits as a member of the DARIAH.EU Scientific Board, along with the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure Advisory Board.  She has held various positions of trust and served on a wide variety of review, editorial and advisory boards. She is currently a non-executive director of the Sunday Business Post, a member of the Irish Manuscripts Commission, of the National Archives Advisory Council, and of the Royal Irish Academy.


Digital Humanities in Cultural Heritage Research

Digital Humanities in Cultural Heritage Research – UPDATED PROGRAMME

Time: Wednesday 20 April at 10.00-12.00
Venue: Unioninkatu 40 (Metsätalo), lecture room 4

Digital Humanities entail increased collaboration, exchange and sharing of data across disciplinary and national boundaries.

But how to get started? Who to contact? Where to go for data and resources?

Come and meet DARIAH!

DARIAH is a pan-European infrastructure for arts and humanities scholars that supports digital research as well as the teaching of digital research methods. DARIAH is also a network of people who provide digital tools and share data as well as know-how.



10.00 Professor Mikko Tolonen: Welcome and introduction to Digital Humanities in Cultural Heritage Research

10.15 CEO Mike Mertens: DARIAH-EU – A New Charter for Cultural Heritage Institutions and Researchers?

11.15 Discussion with introductions to current UH services for digital resources in the humanities
Mike Mertens: DARIAH-EU – A New Charter for Cultural Heritage Institutions and Researchers?

The relationship between humanities researchers, primary digital resources and GLAMs (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) has long been fruitful and symbiotic. However, where can this relationship be given further support as digital humanities research techniques mature, we go beyond format shifting to more complex digital objects, and GLAMs seek to enhance their collections with researchers enhancements in order potentially to offer the public an improved experience?

As well as covering DARIAH as such briefly, current services for historians and activities related to DARIAH in terms of cultural heritage, the talk will present the case for a new DARIAH-sponsored CHI (Cultural Heritage Institution) Charter, that would be designed to increase and deepen the interaction between universities and GLAMs in the context of the changing relationship between higher education and the wider public, according to the ambition for research to underpin not only academic excellence but also “Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies”.



DARIAH in a nutshell

UH Library – Research Data Management

Digital Humanities Research Seminar, Spring 2016

DH Research Seminar continues in the spring at Metsätalo (U40), Lecture Room 5 (3rd floor) [exceptions noted below].


Friday 19.2.2016 at 16.15-18: Eetu Mäkelä, (all) the (different) Digital Humanities. For this meeting, please read the following article in advance: The Landscape of Digital Humanities

Live broadcasting: Google Hangouts On Air at

Friday 4.3.2016 at 16.15-18: Discussion about Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries conference (15.-17.3.2016) with a chance to introduce one’s own presentation and get feedback.

Wednesday 23.3.2016 at 16.15-18: Wrap up of Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries conference and sharing of Oslo experiences.

Friday 8.4.2016 at 16.15-18 Professor Caroline Bassett (Sussex Humanities Lab), “Bad representation: or why Digital Humanities hates Cultural Studies”

Wed 20.4. at 10am Mike Mertens, Dariah & Digital Humanities in Cultural Heritage Research.  Metsätalo, lh 4 (Unioninkatu 40) …

Wednesday 4.5.2016 at 16.15-18 Professor Jane Ohlmeyer (Trinity College Dublin), The 1641 Depositions: Records of Massacre, Atrocity & Ethnic Cleansing in Seventeenth-Century Ireland (NB! Venue: Metsätalo (U40), Lecture Room 4 (2nd floor)

Thursday 12.5.2016 at 15.15: Jaakko Suominen (Professor of Digital Culture, University of Turku): “Digitality and materiality in culture” (in English). Place: Topelia, D112

Friday 13.5.2016 at 16.15-18 Emily ÖhmanMulti-dimensional approaches to sentiment analysis

Friday 27.5.2016 at 16.15-18 Holger Kaasik, Digital analysis of medieval liturgical calendars – the case of 14th and 15th century Vatican manuscripts

If any questions, please ask. And, as always, all welcome!

Digital Humanities Teaching at University of Helsinki, Spring 2016

Digital Humanities teaching continues in the Spring 2016. Listed below you can find a number of different courses to choose from. Please note that the range of possible courses is not limited to these and more available courses will be updated here during the spring (also, suggestions of courses to be included are welcome).

For those who want to participate in DH3 – a hackathon-style multidisciplinary project (5 credits) that incorporates humanists, social scientists and computer scientists in the spring 2016 (intensive period 16.5.-20.5.16), please contact

Digital Humanities weboodi.

DH1 Theory and Practice

Translation studies: Digitaaliset aineistot (CKT279), time: 17.03.-28.04.16; Thursdays at 10.15-11.45, 3 credits

Finnish language: Käsiteanalyysi ja termityö (SSU311/SSU356), time: 19.01.-26.04.16; Tuesdays at 10.15-11.45, 4 credits

History: Digitala källor och medier (HHR233), time: 16.3.-4.5.16; Wednesdays at 12.15-13.45, 5 credits

History: From Civilization to the Witcher – Games as Culture and History (Mkk351/Hhr222/360/Hyl214A/Hss213B); time: 18.03.2016 -12.05.2016, 5 credits

Church History: Kirjahistorian perusteet (KH260A), time: 18.01.-26.02.16, online course, 5 credits

Church History: Kirjahistorian lähteet ja metodit (KH260B), time: 27.01.2016 -29.02.2016 (27.01.16, Wednesday at 12.00-16.00; 08.02.-29.02.16, Monday at 12.00-16.00), 5 credits

Asian Studies: Digital Media in India: Religion, Culture, Society seminar course (WAS211; WAS212; WSA321; WAS 324, WED 12-14, 20.1.2016-4.5.2016)

DH2 Methods

Art history: Paikkatiedon (GIS) sovellukset kulttuurintutkimukseen (TTA250), time: 17.03.-28.04.16, 5 credits

Finnish language: Johdatus korpuslingvistiikkaan ja kielitieteen laskennallisiin menetelmiin (Ssu221-226, Ssu351-NORSU1), time: 19.01.2016 -03.03.2016, 3 credits

Language technology: Korpuslingvistiikan johdantokurssi (CLT150), online course, time: 18.01.2016 -04.03.2016, 3 credits

Translation studies: Kääntämisen tietotekniikka (CKT114), time: 17.03.2016 -28.04.2016, Thursdays, 16.15-17.45, 3 credits

Language technology: Johdatusta luonnollisen kielen käsittelyyn (CLT120), online course, time: 14.03.-06.05.16, 3 credits

Translation studies: Konekäännös (CKT276), time: 20.01.-02.03.16, Wednesdays at 14.15-15.45, 3 credits

Language technology: Modeling Meaning and Knowledge, time: 18.1.-2.5.16, Mondays at 14.15-15.45

Social Science: Complex systems (Computational Social Science study block), Time: 22.1.-4.3.2016, 5 credits

In addition, many of the courses offered at Aalto and in Computer science (HY) fit the Methods part of the module. The inclusion of other courses should be negotiated separately. Examples of such courses are:

University of Aalto: Ohjelmointia Scalalla (MOOC)

Computer science: Ohjelmoinnin MOOC (Java)

Aalto: Machine Learning: Basic Principles

Aalto: Statistical Natural Language Processing

Aalto: Information Visualization

Computer science: Introduction to Machine Learning

Computer science: Data Mining (guided self study)

Computer science: Big Data Frameworks

DH3 Multidisciplinary project (5 credits), intensive period 16.5.-20.5.16, Monday to Friday, 9.15-17.00 (for the spring 2016 course, contact Mikko Tolonen,

Last DH Research Seminar of 2015 + seasonal party

Dear All,

Welcome this Friday to our last Digital Humanities Seminar of the year. We will be discussing Anna Kajander’s presentation “Digital book culture and the new reading habits”. Harri Heikkilä (Aalto) will comment.

At the same time, we will start forming the programme for the Spring 2016. The seminar reconvenes in February and will keep running until May. If you want to present, suggest someone to be invited to present, or if you have any other new ideas, feel free to come and discuss them on Friday (or send a note).

Friday’s seminar will end in a small seasonal party. We will have some wine to drink and little something to eat. Feel free to bring also your own wine, or something else to consume, if you want to.

NB! Venue. Please note that the seminar will convene this Friday at the MORPHOLOGICAL ARCHIVE (Muoto-opin arkisto) 4th floor of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki (Fabianinkatu 33) because of the seasonal party. The Morphological archive is at the north end of the 4th floor corridor, at the “new side” of the main building. So, we will NOT be at Metsätalo on Friday.

Kokoonnutaan siis Muoto-opin arkistossa, Helsingin yliopiston päärakennus, 4 kerros, käytävän pohjoispääty.

All welcome!


DigiHistFI, updated programme and other information for participants

Welcome to DigiHistFI symposium event on Wednesday,

There have been minor changes to the programme (presentations 1.3 and 4.2 have traded places), the latest version can be found below.

The lunch break is only 30 minutes, including the change of venue. Thus, in order for everyone to get something to eat, little something will be served to all the participants thanks to one of the organisers, Digitalia. About Digitalia, see This sandwich based lunch can be consumed also as a paperbag lunch during the first session of the afternoon.

The schedule of the event is very tight in other ways as well. Please come early, the programme will begin exactly at 9.00. Also it is very important that all speakers respect the 10 min time limit given to each presentation. If not, the chairs have been instructed simply to stop your talk after 10 minutes. This is because of the nature of the event: we want to get as many viewpoints to Digital History practiced in Finland and there are luckily many papers in each session. This will not work out if any of the speakers take more than the 10 minutes given. We hope that everyone has a good attitude about this particular nature of the event: the idea is to form collaboration and build networks.

Livestream (morning sessions only because of practical reasons): choose “Turhantiedonkurssi”, password: tutiku

Please also note that the symposium has two venues:

Morning venue (9.00-12.00), Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Seminar Room, Fabianinkatu 24A, 1st floor

Afternoon venue (12.30-17.30), Siltavuorenpenger 1, tila AUD K170 (sali 2)

Programme (abstracts in an earlier post):

Morning venue, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Seminar Room, Fabianinkatu 24A, 1st floor

9.00–9.15: Introduction (Mikko Tolonen, University of Helsinki and Hannu Salmi, University of Turku)

9.15–10.30: 1. Manuscripts, Metadata & Genres (Chair: Mats Fridlund, Aalto University)

  • 1. Outi Hupaniittu & National Archives of Finland: “READ – Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents
  • 2. Marko Tikka, Seija-Leena Nevala & Ilari Taskinen (University of Tampere): “Recognition and Retrieval of Handwritten Texts for Digital Humanities Research
  • 3. Risto Turunen (University of Tampere): “Combining Small and Big Data Approaches to the Language of Finnish Socialism, 1895–1918
  • 4. Ville Walta (SKS): “Codices Fennici – A project to study and digitize Finnish medieval and 16th century manuscripts
  • 5. Mikko Tolonen, Niko Ilomäki, Hege Roivainen and Leo Lahti (University of Helsinki): “Fennica and Kungliga Catalogues and Finnish Early Modern Publishing
  • 6. Patrik Aaltonen (University of Helsinki): “The Problem with Moretti: Studying Literary Genres in the Digital Age

10.30–10.45: Break

10.45–11.55: 2. GLAM (Chair: Anu Lahtinen, University of Helsinki)

  • 1. Johanna Ilmakunnas (University of Helsinki): “Digitized Museum Collections as Sources for Historical Research
  • 2. Jaakko Tahkokallio (National Library of Finland): “National Library Sources for Digital History”
  • 3. Charlotta Wolff (University of Helsinki), “For a Social History of the Enlightenment: Digital Perspectives on Diplomatic Sociability
  • 4. Lauri Viinikkala (University of Turku): “Mixed Reality Technology and Historical Research
  • 5. Susanna Ånas (Wikimedia/University of Aalto): “Bridging the Gap between Libraries, Archives, Museums, Albums and Attics
  • 6. Pekka Uotila (Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences): “The Family Archive as a Narrative Organization

11.55–12.30 Paper bag lunch at Siltavuorenpenger

Afternoon venue, Siltavuorenpenger 1 tila AUD K170 (sali 2)

12.30–13.40 3. Digital World & Born Digital (Chair: Jaakko Suominen, University of Turku)

  • 1. Martti Häikiö (University of Helsinki): “Tiedon digitalisoinnin historiaa
  • 2. Jaakko Suominen (University of Turku): “Doing Research on the History of Born Digital Phenomena
  • 3. Marjoriikka Ylisiurua (University of Helsinki): “Online Data – Historical Material Among Others, Yet Posing New Methodological Challenges to Solve
  • 4. Ylva Grufstedt (University of Helsinki): “Historical Culture and Consciousness in Digital Games
  • 5. Jessica Parland-von Essen (University of Helsinki) and Kenneth Nyberg (University of Gothenburg): “History in a Digital World – Open Production of a Web Based Textbook

13.40–14.00 Break

14.00–15.10 4. Newspapers, Journals and Magazines (Chair: Ilkka Mäkinen, University of Tampere)

  • 1. Tuula Pääkkönen (National Library of Finland): “244 Years of Newspaper History Digitized
  • 2. Timo Korkiakangas, Ville Walta, Maria Kallio ja Matti Lassila (University of Helsinki): “Charters, Scribes, and Formulas: Social Networks and Writing Practices in the Medieval Charters of Finland
  • 3. Antti Häkkinen (University of Helsinki): “Inheritance of a Good Life: How the Ideals of a Good Life Have Been Negotiated and Transmitted Between Generations
  • 4. Mats Fridlund (Aalto University) & Petri Paju (University of Turku): “History Mining of Engineering Journals. Exploring Transnationalism of Finnish Industrialization, 1880–1910
  • 5. Jukka Kortti: “The Press History Research and Digital Possibilities: The Case of Finnish Cultural Magazines in the early 20th Century

15.10–15.20 Break

15.20–16.30 5. Maps, Audio & 3D (Chair: Jessica Parland von Essen, University of Helsinki)

  • 1. Riitta Rainio (& Kai Lassfolk, Antti Lahelma, Tiina Äikäs), University of Helsinki: “Acoustic Measurements, 3D Modeling and Digital Image Processing at Three Sacred Sites in Northern Finland
  • 2. Panu Savolainen (University of Turku): “Digital Mapping of Urban Centrality and Periphery
  • 3. Mila Oiva (University of Turku): “Talking about Advertising. Changes in Polish Economic Discourse, 1950–1980
  • 4. Ilkka Jokipii & Virva Liski (University of Helsinki): “Mapping the Finnish State Criminal Court Convictions of 1918: New Insights with Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis
  • 5. Anssi Jääskeläinen (Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences): “Modernizing Digital History

16.30–17.30 Concluding panel: ‘Where Are We and Where Should We Be Going?

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