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Opening Symposium Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities

Thursday 20 April 2017
Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 2
2311 BZ Leiden

The Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities is officially opening its doors on the 20th of April. In celebration, the centre is organizing a mini-symposium that same day with speakers representing all institutes of the humanities faculty. We also have the pleasure of welcoming Karina van Dalen-Oskam, chair of the steering committee of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations,  to be our keynote speaker. Please let us know if you would like to attend. For registration and further questions you can contact Laura op de Beke at l.h.op.de.beke@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

The symposium will run from 13:00 until 18:00 in Matthias de Vrieshof 2, Room 0.02.

13:00-13:15 Opening words Hilde De Weerdt & Egbert Fortuin
13:15-14:00 Opening keynote Karina van Dalen-Oskam “Literary Genres and Computation”
14:00-14:30 Project Pitch Sjef Barbiers “Detecting Syntactic Differences Automatically”
14:30-15:00 Project Pitch Kathy Wellen and Renee Kessel
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break

LUCDH staff Paul Vierthaler and Javier Cha

Paul Vierthaler “Text Mining Literary Stylistics”

Javier Cha “Network Visualization and Entity Discovery”


First roundtable: Applied and Theoretical Digital Humanities

Erik Kwakkel (LUCAS) / Max van Dujin (LIACS) / Eliza Steinbock (LUCAS)


Coffee break


Second Roundtable: DataBase Design and Outreach

Ben Haring (LIAS) / Maartje Janse (History) / Maria Carme Parafito Couto (LUCL)

17:30-18:00 Closing Remarks by Joost Kok, Elizabeth Losh, Crit Cremers and Hilde De Weerdt


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