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Teach the Teachers Workshop in Digital Skills

Teach the Teachers Workshop on: Digital Skills and Thinking for the Humanities (closed)

Date: 24 – 28 Jan 2022 (online) - Registration now closed

In the last week of January each year, the Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities and the Centre for Digital Scholarship has co-organized a Teach the Teachers workshop in Digital Skills and Thinking for the Humanities. In 2023, these workshops will be held again in a modular format. Further details of this winter workshop will be updated in Oct/Nov 2022.

After this week you will have seen a wide range of examples of concepts and tools for digital data, analysis, (visual) storytelling, and didactics and will have gained working knowledge with some of them. The aim of this workshop is to (better) integrate digital skills, methods, and theory in our teaching, but the things you will learn here will also benefit your research.

Future workshops will be held on campus or hybrid. The schedule and topics for Jan 2022 workshop were as follows:

Monday (9:30 – 13:00) Introduction to Python

  • Introduction to Jupyter notebooks (Jelena)
  • Introduction to Python programming (Jelena, Peter)

Tuesday (9:30 – 13:00): Text Mining & Tool Criticism

  • Sentiment analysis (Peter)
  • Topic modelling (Jelena)
  • Tool criticism (Peter)

Wednesday (9:30 – 13:00): Text Representation & Web Technologies

  • Put meaning into text with HTML and Markdown (Ben)
  • Make your own webpage (Ben/Angus)

 Thursday (9:30 – 13:00): Data Visualization

  • Data visualization (Angus)

Friday (10:00 – 12:00) Round table: DH Didactics

Is this course for you?
The 5-morning workshop was originally designed for those who provide education at the Faculty of the Humanities.

However, non-teaching or non-Humanities staff, who had an interest in participating, could send us an e-mail with their motivation and join from a waiting list. Next year, the workshop will be given in a modular format, allowing more flexibility for both teaching and non-teaching staff to attend.

How do I register?
For the next registration round, we will ask for an email to lucdh@hum.leidenuniv.nl with the following information:

  • Your name and (institutional) affiliation.
  • A brief characterization of your current digital proficiencies and interests (NB you do not need these to qualify for participation, this workshop is aimed at people with non- or a basic understanding of digital technology in the humanities/teaching).
  • Optional: which of the courses you teach and would like to (better) integrate digital concepts and skills with. Please include a link to the e-study guide per course or provide another form of course description.

Or just email us if you have any questions.



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