The National Library of Latvia welcomes novice digital humanists to enrol in the Second Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities that will be held in July 23–26, 2019, at the National Library of Latvia (Riga, Latvia). The registration will be open until June 30.
The Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities is an international, intensive continuing-education course that provides the opportunity to acquire a variety of digital scholarship skills, from data management and curation skills to visualisation techniques. This year's programme focuses on the basics of programming and text encoding. The course is open for all researchers, teachers and students in the humanities and social sciences, as well as archival, library and museum professionals.
The programme includes four practical workshops and five public lectures. Workshops will provide the basics of the Python programming language, text encoding and topic modelling skills, as well as the visualisation of networks on the Palladio platform developed by Stanford University.
The public lecture programme will help students learn how neural machine translation works, what the difference is between reading analogue and digital media, the opportunities offered by the world’s most modern digital newspaper libraries and other current digital-research news. Lectures and workshops will be run by ten lecturers from seven countries (Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina).
The goal of the Summer School is to help professionals working in the field of digital culture to understand the digital world better, to feel at home in it, and be able to implement their ideas.
The Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities is organised through partnership between the NLL, the University of Latvia Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art and the University of Latvia. The programme is supported by the CLARIN, the Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure and the State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia.
Working language: English
Participation fee: EUR 60.00
Head of Public Relations
National Library of Latvia
Phone: +371 26472501