24 May – 2 June 2023 | Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon #DHH23 will be organised on 24.5.-2.6.2023 as CLARIN and DARIAH international summer school. The event will be organised as an in-person hackathon. Participation to #DHH23 is free to all accepted participants. In addition, the organisers will offer bursaries for travel and lodging.
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 develops a digital humanities research project from start to finish. Working together, they 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 #DHH22, #DHH21, #DHH19, #DHH18, #DHH17, #DHH16 and #DHH15.
5 ECTS credits may be gained from participating in the hackathon for students at the University of Helsinki and other universities.
This year, the hackathon groups are organised around the following four themes:
- Letter metadata and society understanding
- Interactional dynamics of online discussion
- Early modern scientific publications
- Political polarization in the parliament
Application schedule for #DHH23
14.3.–12.4.2023 Application period – apply using this form
18.4.2023 Applicants informed of acceptance
18.–25.4.2023 Registration to #DHH23 for accepted participants
10.5. & 17.5.2023 Two #DHH23 pre-hackathon online preparatory sessions
24.5.–2.6.2023 #DHH23 hackathon in Helsinki
Please note that we can only accept participants who are able to commit to the full week of intensive work (not just a couple of hours here and there), as well as the preparatory sessions. Thus, if you know that you have other commitments during the hackathon, please consider applying next time when you can make a full commitment.
Minerva Plaza, Siltavuorenpenger 5 A (see on map)
University of Helsinki
Practicalities and Timetable
The hackathon will take place between 24.5.–2.6.2023. The participants are expected to commit to the hackathon for the whole period; work takes place mainly between 10 AM and 5 PM on weekdays (the weekend is free!). In addition, there are two online pre-sessions on Wednesdays 10.5. and 17.5, between 2 – 4 PM UTC+03:00 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, sponsorship of travel and accommodation for international participants).
2.6.2023 12:30–15:30, Minerva Square, Siltavuorenpenger 5 A, room K226
Public presentations of the projects: see further information.
The event will be streamed at http://video.helsinki.fi/unitube/live-stream.html?room=l5
- 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, university researcher at HSSH, University of Helsinki; staff scientist at Aalto University
You can contact the organisers via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.