Save the date: 19 – 28 May 2021
It’s comin’ back around again! The Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon #DHH21 dates have been confirmed: 19–28.5.2021. The event 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.
Application schedule for #DHH21
March 9–31: Application period
April 4: Applicants informed of acceptance
April 9–14: Registration to #DHH21 for accepted participants
May 19–28: #DHH21 hackathon online
Information about hackathon themes, data and team leaders will follow.
Practicalities and Timetable
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 10am and 5pm on weekdays (the weekend is free!). The detailed timetable and further information on practicalities will be announced later.
Public presentations of the projects will take place at the last day of the hackathon, 28.5.2021.
- Mikko Tolonen, associate professor in computational history at the University of Helsinki
- Eetu Mäkelä, associate professor in human sciences – computing interaction at the University of Helsinki
- Jukka Suomela, associate professor in distributed algorithms, logic and complexity at Aalto University
- Jouni Tuominen, research coordinator at HELDIG, University of Helsinki; staff scientist at Aalto University