- Date: from 19 to 28 May 2021
- Time: from 10:00 to 17:00
- Venue: online
The Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon is a chance to experience an interdisciplinary research project from start to finish within the span of 10 days. For researchers and students from computer science and data 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 #DHH19, #DHH18, #DHH17, #DHH16 and #DHH15.
In 2021, the event will be organized as an online hackathon. As a CLARIN, DARIAH and SSHOC summer school, the event will be truly international welcoming applications from all over Europe and beyond! Participation to #DHH21 is free to all accepted participants.
- Exploration of society through the lens of labour market related documentation - comparing the coverage, style and subjects discussed in collective labour agreements from more than 50 countries.
- ParlaMint: comparable corpora of parliamentary debates - comparing parliamentary debates before and during Covid-19 across multiple European parliaments from linguistic, sociological, political and computational perspectives.
- Finnic oral poetry – exploring themes, characters and formulas in a highly varying corpus of oral folklore
- Citizen initiatives, Twitter and journalism – studying modern-day interaction between digital newsmedia journalism and Twitter.
- Space Wars: The location of reporting the Great War in France, Austria and Finland – investigating the places dominating news reporting during the Great War between 1914 and 1918
- Pierre Bayle and Early-Modern British Text Reuse Phenomena – exploring eighteenth-century intertextuality through text reuses surrounding Pierre Bayle’s Historical and Critical Dictionary
- Politics and place in the Finnish parliamentary debates – looking at the various ways locations get used in political discourse and rhetorics
- Mikko Tolonen, associate professor in computational history at the University of Helsinki
- Eetu Mäkelä, associate professor in human sciences – computing interaction at the University of Helsinki
- Jukka Suomela, associate professor in distributed algorithms, logic and complexity at Aalto University
- Jouni Tuominen, research coordinator at HELDIG, University of Helsinki; staff scientist at Aalto University
- Follow #DHH21 on Twitter to see what is going on during the Hackathon
- Visit the DHH21 event page for more detailed information on the event