Uppsala University Library

Digital Humanities Forum

The Digital Humanities Forum arranges various activities, such as seminars on related subjects and workshops on how to use a range of datasets and digital tools.

The area of digital humanities may be defined as a set of particular methods and practices used in searches and analyses of various types of digital material, in making the humanities digitally available, in new forms of teaching and in critical reflection on digitisation.

The Digital Humanities Forum brings together researchers and practitioners in the field. Its aims are to create scope for discussion and experience-sharing and, in the long term, to develop more permanent modes of organisation, devise forms of technical support in the University and shape joint multidisciplinary research and development tasks. In this area, since the major university libraries have long had a leading role in digitisation that especially affects the humanities, researchers and libraries have a mutual interest in collaboration.

Programme for autumn 2017

Boijes magasin: a workshop
This monthly art, news and fashion magazine from 1818-1844 has now been digitised and may be found in Alvin or via these links.
The workshop will be about compiling an index of the contents and a brief account of tools and methods for working on the material.
Date and time: 21 September, 13:00–16:30.
Place: English Park Campus, room 2-0043 (F1 Musicology)
Pre-registration is required on 20 September at the latest: per.cullhed@ub.uu.se

GIS mapping of sites and place names – a conceptual anachronism in visualisation of the medieval worldview?
Seminar with Agnieszka Backman and Alexandra Petrulevich of the Department of Scandinavian Languages, Uppsala University.
Date and time: 2 October 14:15–16:30.
Place: Carolina Library (Carolina Rediviva), Periodicals Reading Room (level 6) .

Boijes magasin workshop
This time, the workshop will focus on topics for student papers, but also on further work on indices and digital tools.
Date and time: 19 October 09:00–12:00.
Place: Carolina Rediviva, Maps and Pictures Readingroom
Pre-registration is required on 18 October at the latest: per.cullhed@ub.uu.se

Multisensoriska Vadstena Kloster and The virtual museum at the Royal palace - det virtuella museet på Stockholms slott
Seminar with Eva Lindqvist Sandgren and Johan Eriksson of the Department of Art History, Uppsala University.
Date and time: 20 November, 14:15–16:30.
Place: Carolina Library (Carolina Rediviva), Periodicals Reading Room (level 6).

DH methods for the literary scholar and visual culture computation
Lecture with Peter Leonard, Director of Yale University Library Digital Humanities Lab.
Date and time: 22 November, 14.15-16.30.
Place: Carolina Library (Carolina Rediviva), Periodicals Reading Room (level 6).

Building a DH Lab institutionally within a large library system
Seminar with Peter Leonard, Director of Yale University Library Digital Humanities Lab.

  • Relationship between Library IT and DH
  • Relationship between Subject Specialist Librarians and DH
  • Special Collections / Rare Books / Local Specializations and DH
  • Licensed Vendor Data and DH (copyright & licensing issues)

Date and time: 23 November, 14.15-16.30.
Place: Carolina Library (Carolina Rediviva), Periodicals Reading Room (level 6).

Contact

E-mail: ask.library@ub.uu.se
Phone: 018-471 39 00
twitter: @fragauub
Phone and chat available weekdays 9-18.