Finnish Visitation, 4 October 2017
By Lucy J Stagg, on 30 October 2017
On 4th October 2017 UCLDH were delighted to meet with over 15 delegates from the Academy of Finland’s DIGIHUM programme, with the aim of sharing the latest British and Finnish research in digital humanities, and strengthening collaborations between the two. DIGIHUM is a multidisciplinary four-year programme, described on their website as:
designed to address novel methods and techniques in which digital technology and state-of-the-art computational science methods are used for collecting, managing and analysing data in humanities and social sciences research as well as for modelling humanities and social science phenomena.
UCLDH presented on three projects:
DIGIHUM delegates gave presentations on the following projects:
- Interfacing Structured and Unstructured Data in Sociolinguistic Research on Language Change (STRATAS) | presentation
- Digital Face | presentation
- Computational History and the Transformation of Public Discourse in Finland, 1640-1910 | presentation
- Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks in Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840–1914 | presentation
Various shared areas of investigation came out of the meeting, including manuscript studies, text and analysis tools, big data and high performance computing, OCR challenges and the social aspects of digital humanities.