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LUCDH Lunchtime Speaker Series: Christopher Handy

Wednesday 3 November 2021
12:00 (noon) - 13:00
On Campus: Digital Lab P.J. Veth 1.07 / Online: Kaltura Live Rooms
Please register via lucdh@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Dr. Christopher Handy

Full Stack Language Apps from the Bottom Up: Custom Online Portals for Humanities Research Using Linux, Python, Django & other Open Source Tools

Join us for the LUCDH lunchtime talk presented by Dr. Christopher Handy  on Wednesday, 3 November at 12:00 – 13:00.

Location: on-campus in the Digital Lab P.J. Veth 1.07 or online via Kaltura Live Rooms

Christopher Handy will provide an overview of the major components he uses in his Digital Humanities course at Leiden University, ‘Constructing Digital Language Toolkits’. Now in its fourth iteration, the course helps bridge the gap between traditional humanities language research and web technologies.

Students with no prior background in software design learn to combine general purpose computing resources to create professional quality language toolkits for their specific research needs. Past projects created for the course include online multilingual dictionaries, language tagging engines, educational games, and various other useful applications.

This system places an emphasis on practical methods for bringing existing research projects to the digital realm quickly and easily. The modular design of this stack is especially useful for creating and maintaining dynamic solutions for low resource languages, for which specialized software is often limited or unavailable within the mainstream market.

To Register: Please email: lucdh@hum.leidenuniv.nl 

We very much hope that you can join this live event in the Digital Lab in P.J. Veth 1.07.  However, we will also be live-streaming on Kaltura, so please let us know if you will be attending in person or would like Kaltura Live Room login details.

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