Hacking the news is a 1.5 day workshop, prior to DHN 2018. Primarily intended for, but not limited to, early career researchers, the aim of this workshop is to provide an introduction to a range of topics to consider when undertaking digital analysis of newspaper corpora and analysing web-archives for research.
Libraries have been digitising historical newspapers since the early 2000’s. However, to what extent are these digitised newspaper archives being used in digital humanities research? Web-archiving began in 1996 with the Internet Archive initiative and its well-known digital archive ‘The Wayback Machine’. Since then a multitude of web-archiving initiatives have been established to continue these efforts. However, the true potential of digital newspaper corpora and web-archives is as yet under-exploited. Hacking the news: from digitised newspapers to the archived-web: an introductory workshop to text and data-mining is intended to help redress this balance.
Call for Participation
More information about the workshop can be read in the Call for Particpation that is now open. To participate in the workshop (ca. 25-30 participants), you are invited to complete this form with details of your research interests, preferred languages for the digital corpora, level of technical experience, motivation for participating in the workshop plus a short biographical note by Monday 15 January 2018.
Date and location
Hacking the News is hosted by the National Library of Finland’s Network Services Division on on Monday 5 March 2018 (12:30) - Tuesday 6 March 2018 (17:00).