Helsinki Di­gital Hu­man­it­ies Hack­a­thon (DH­H19)


In 2019 to celebrate its fifth year, the Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon is going international! As a CLARIN and DARIAH summer school, we welcome applications from all over Europe, and are prepared to sponsor close to 20 participants from outside Finland with flights and accommodation (see Practicalities for details).

The Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon is a chance to experience an interdisciplinary research project from start to finish within the span of 1½ weeks. For researchers and students from computer science, the hackathon gives the opportunity to test their abstract knowledge against complex real-life problems. For people from the humanities and social sciences, it shows what is possible to achieve with such collaboration. 
For both, the hackathon gives the experience of intensely working with people from different backgrounds as part of an interdisciplinary team, as, during the hackathon, each group will develop a digital humanities research project from start to finish. Working together, they will formulate research questions with respect to particular data sets, develop and apply methods and tools to answer them, and present the work at the end of the hackathon. For information on what the hackathon was like in previous years, see #DHH18#DHH17#DHH16 and #DHH15.

Participation to #DHH19 is free to all accepted participants.

Application schedule for #DHH19

2 April:  Application deadline: -register your interest at
5 April:  Applicants informed of acceptance and sponsorship
5 -10 April: Registration to #DHH19 for accepted participants
15 - 24 May:  #DHH19 hackathon in Helsinki


This year, we will have four areas of interest with one or more groups per topic, each with up to eight participants + group leaders.

  • The Many Voices of European Parliamentary Debates
  • Genre and Style in Early Mod­ern Publications
  • Brexit in Transnational Social Media
  • Newspapers and Capitalism

See further information on the DHH19 themes.

Practicalities and Timetable

The Hackathon will take place between 15 - 24 May 2019. See the detailed timetable and further information on practicalities (including prerequisites and credits for students, accommodation for international participants).

The event will be streamed at


See the introduction of team leaders, general data team, and organisers.

Visit the official DHH19 event page for more information


University of Helsinki
Minerva Plaza, Siltavuorenpenger 5 A