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Workshop Twin Talks 3: Understanding and Facilitating Collaboration in DH (Virtual Event)

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Workshop proceedings

The combined proceedings of the Twin Talks 2 and 3 workshops are now available at

About the Twin Talks workshop

This workshop is the third in a series where the main objective is to get a better understanding of the dynamics on the Digital Humanities work floor where humanities scholars and digital experts meet and work in tandem to solve humanities research questions. The workshop gives both parties the opportunity to present their achievements and share their collaboration experiences with the audience. The insights gained should help those involved in the education of humanities scholars, professionals and technical experts alike to develop better training programmes. As the problem of cross-discipline collaboration is not new we also give the floor to those who have relevant experience or interesting ideas about how to address this in university or other curricula to share their ideas with the audience.

Format of the workshop

Due to the coronavirus the DH2020 conference went virtual, and so did the Twin Talks 3 workshop. This has consequences for the format.

The workshop took place on 23 July 2020, 15:00-17:00 CEST (Amsterdam time), corresponding to 13:00-15:00 UTC and 9:00-11:00 Ottawa time.

The duration of the virtual workshop was 2 hours, and it had an interactive, panel-like format, with short pitches (duration dependent on number of accepted talks). The Twin Talk pitches briefly described (i) the research problem addressed, (ii) its solution, including the technical aspects, (iii) a report on the collaboration experience itself, including obstacles encountered and (iv) recommendations how better training and education could help to make collaboration more efficient and effective.

The Teach Talks briefly described (i) the collaboration settings on which they are based, (ii) the approach adopted, and (iii) recommendations.

After the talks there was a discussion with all participants to formulate the lessons learned from the presentations, and to identify further steps that could be taken.

Workshop programme




Provisional schedule Thursday, 23 July 2020


15:00 - 15:10


Opening [videoslides]

Steven Krauwer and Darja Fišer


15:10 - 15:20


Talk 1 [videoslides]

Deep learning for paleographic analysis of medieval Hebrew manuscripts

Jihad El-Sana, Daria Vasyutinsky Shapira, Irina Rabaev, Berat Kurar Barakat and Ahmad Droby


15:20 - 15:30


Talk 2 [videoslides]

Bridging the gap between culture studies and computational linguistics

Inge van de Ven and Menno van Zaanen


15:30 - 15:40


Talk 3 [videoslides]

The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts Analyzing Aristotle Commentaries in Collaboration between Philology and Data Science

Michael Krewet, Danah Tonne, Germaine Götzelmann, Philipp Hegel and Sibylle Söring


15:40 - 15:50





15:50 - 16:00


Talk 4 [ video slides]

Towards improving OCR accuracy with Bulgarian Language Resources

Ivan Kratchanov, Laska Laskova and Kiril Simov


16:00 - 16:10


Talk 5 [videoslides]

Bringing Together the Digital with Research, Teaching, and Conservation

Robert Ehrenreich, Michael Haley Goldman and Jane Klinger


16:10 - 16:20


Talk 6 [videoslides]

No room for hate: What research about hate speech taught us about collaboration?

Ajda Šulc and Kristina Pahor de Maiti


16:20 - 16:30





16:30 - 16:50





16:50 - 17:00


Take-home messages and closing [video | slides]

Steven Krauwer and Darja Fišer



Programme committee and organisers

This workshop is a joint initiative of CLARIN ERIC ( and DARIAH ERIC (, and is supported by the SSHOC project (

Chairs and main organisers:

  • Steven Krauwer (CLARIN ERIC / Utrecht University; steven [at]
  • Darja Fišer (CLARIN ERIC / SSHOC / University of Ljubljana; darja.fiser [at]


  • Bente Maegaard (CLARIN ERIC / University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Eleni Gouli (Academy of Athens, Greece)
  • Franciska de Jong (CLARIN ERIC / SSHOC / Utrecht University, Netherlands)
  • Frank Fischer (DARIAH ERIC / SSHOC / Higher School of Economics, Moscow)
  • Frank Uiterwaal (EHRI / NIOD – KNAW, Netherlands)
  • Jennifer Edmond (DARIAH ERIC / SSHOC / Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Koenraad De Smedt (University of Bergen, Norway / CLARINO)
  • Krister Lindén (University of Helsinki, Finland / FIN-CLARIN)
  • Maciej Maryl (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
  • Maria Gavrilidou (SSHOC / ILSP – Athena RC, Athens, Greece)
  • Radim Hladik (Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
  • Ulrike Wuttke (University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany / RDMO

    More information

  • Workshop website:
  • Conference website: 
  • For more information, please send an email to: clarin [at]