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Date(s) - 02/11/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

eLab, Mediastudies (BG1)


In November’s CREATE Salon we will explore exciting new directions in the field of Digital Humanities in presentations by:

1. dr. Marieke van Erp (KNAW Humanities Cluster) who will showcase the research agenda of the KNAW Humanities Cluster, a recently established alliance between the Meertens Institute,  Huygens-ING and IISG that aims to bring digital methods to humanities research.

2. dr. Kaspar Beelen (University of Amsterdam) will demonstrate how advances in natural language processing related to lexical semantics, affects research in the Digital Humanities on various topics, from detecting emotion detection to measuring semantic change.

Marieke van Erp currently works as the leader of the new Digital Humanities team at the KNAW Humanities Cluster. After obtaining her PhD at Tilburg University, on the topic of data quality and advanced knowledge presentation, she participated in various projects such as NewsReader (which reconstructed news stories from daily news streams) and CLARIAH, where she worked as a researcher on developing tools for analysing text data (Work Package 3).

Kaspar Beelen works as Assistant Professor Digital Humanities at the University of Amsterdam. After completing his PhD at the University of Antwerp, he worked on the Digging into Linked Parliamentary Data Project at the University of Toronto and the University of Amsterdam. As a researcher for CREATE, he focusses on computational history, more specifically on the use of text-mining for political and cultural history.

Time & Location: The Salon will take place on the 2 November between 3-5pm.
The location is Turfdraagsterpad 9, BG1, Room 0.16 (eLab).