Last May, the Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon #DHH19 gathered students and researchers of humanities, social sciences, and computer science for a week and a half of intensive multi-disciplinary work. During this Hackathon, which took place at the University of Helsinki from May 15 to May 24, the participants applied digital methods to a variety of datasets, with the goal of solving research questions in the following themes:
* The Many Voices of European Parliamentary Debates
* Genre and Style in Early Modern Publications
* Brexit in Transnational Social Media
* Newspapers and Capitalism
This year, the event was organized as an international summer school sponsored by DARIAH and CLARIN, attracting overall 54 participants from 14 different countries.
“DHH is a concept that we have been developing for more than 5 years. Last year we mixed international students with local University of Helsinki and Aalto students for the first time. We were quite curious how this will work out because not only are we attempting a project course that is truly multidisciplinary but also international. This year we proved that the idea of going international was fruitful. In 2019 we had 4 excellent groups with interesting results. We are also grateful to CLARIN and DARIAH for making this possible. See you next year!”Mikko Tolonen, of the organising team of the Digital Humanities Hackathon
Find out more about the four Hackathon groups in their blogs here.
More information about DHH19, including the groups’ final presentations – video recording, slides, and posters: http://heldig.fi/dhh19