Online Event | 19-28 May 2021
The Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon #DHH21 will be organized as an online hackathon. As a CLARIN and DARIAH summer school, the event will be truly international welcoming applications from all over Europe. The NewsEye project will also have a strong presence at the hackathon.
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 #DHH21 is free to all accepted participants.
5 ECTS credits may be gained from participating in the hackathon for students in University of Helsinki and other universities.
Timetable and practicalities
The hackathon will take place between 19.–28.5.2021. The participants are expected to commit to the hackathon for the whole period; work takes place mainly between 10 AM and 5 PM (Finland / EEST / UTC+03:00) on weekdays (the weekend is free!). In addition, there will be three pre-sessions on Tuesdays 27.4., 4.5. and 11.5., between 2 – 4 PM for orientation, group formation and preparation for the intensive hackathon period. The participants are expected to attend also these pre-sessions. For more details, see the detailed timetable and further information on practicalities (including prerequisites and credits for students).
Public presentations of the projects will take place on the last day of the hackathon, 28.5.2021.
Application schedule for #DHH21
March 9–31: Application period is now OPEN – apply using this form.
April 4: Applicants informed of acceptance
April 9–14: Registration to #DHH21 for accepted participants
May 19–28: #DHH21 hackathon online
Find out more information and apply to DHH21 here.