Digital History Workshop: Coding for the Humanities. A Slow Learning Course

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 21/06/2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location
eLab, Mediastudies (BG1)

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Coding is a critical skill in the Digital Humanities, but obtaining the basics takes time, patience and persistence. For this reason, CREATE will start a slow learning Python course (consisting of three lectures) that supports researchers without prior experience to develop and sustain their programming skills.

Coding is a critical skill in the Digital Humanities: knowledge of programming languages allows scholars to develop innovative research strategies, obtain a more profound understanding of what happens “behind the screen”, and, generally, grow as interdisciplinary researchers.

Becoming a proficient coder, however, implies a steep learning curve: it takes a while before the skills start trickling down and become part of your routine. To help scholars finding their way into the world of programming, CREATE will start a slow learning course that supports researchers to obtain basic skills for data-driven research.

This course aims to be a gentle introduction to coding with Python. In three separate sessions (spread over three months) we will introduce you to the IPython Notebook and demonstrate how to process text and handle tabular data. The course is aimed at beginners. The first session is planned on Thursday 21 June (3-5pm). The two remaining lectures will be scheduled in class.

Please register by sending an email to k.beelen@uva.nl. The maximum number of participants is currently limited to ten.