Update regarding the coronavirus: the Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon #DHH20 event is now postponed to autumn 2020. You can register your interest to keep informed of the event: http://bit.ly/32PdOna
As a CLARIN and DARIAH summer school, the event will be truly international welcoming applications from all over Europe. This year, DH2020 will be funding 20 participants from outside Finland with flights and accommodation. This year’s hackathon will also feature the SSH Open Cloud project and the NewsEye project.
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.
Participation to #DHH20 is free to all accepted participants with the possibility to apply for a bursary for travel and accommodation. 5 ECTS credits may be gained from participating in the hackathon for students in the University of Helsinki and other universities.
This year, the groups will focus on:
- Popular Culture
- Social Media
- Historical Newspapers
- Multilingual Newspapers (NewsEye)