Date(s) - 14/06/2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
eLab Mediastudies, 0.16
Joris van Eijnatten (Utrecht University) and Carlos Martinez Ortiz (Netherlands eScience Centre), “ShiCo: visualizing shifting concepts over time”
Over time, people have used different words to describe similar concepts. For historians, it is important to be able to trace how the words denoting a particular concept have changed over time. Existing tools for exploring historical concepts are not suited for the task, as they typically offer little more than simple keyword search. ShiCo is a graphical interface which allows us monitor the continuity of concepts over time by monitoring shifts in word usage in a document corpus.
Tim Veldt (University of Amsterdam), “Digital research on ‘past future visions’”
Through the use of text mining tools, we are able to study large quantities of text. This is quite a new method to historical research. Apart from a couple of websites there are no clear guidelines to which tools can be used or which tools are even usable. On the basis of his research on visions of the future in nineteenth-century newspapers, Tim Veldt will talk about the pitfalls he encountered.
Steven Claeyssens (Koninklijke Bibliotheek), “Dutch historical newspapers for digital scholarship at the KB”
Large scale digitisation by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek and its partners has enabled researchers from a range of disciplines to mine a collection of more than 11 million pages of Dutch historical newspapers. In his presentation Steven will discuss this growing newspaper corpus and how it can be and is being used in Digital Humanities research today .