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November 2021

Lecture Series: Margherita Parigini

November 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
S.SJ.117, Sint-Jacobsmarkt 13
Antwerpen, 2000
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The thesis « The Rule and the Doubt » is dedicated to the Italian author Italo Calvino, more precisely to the study of a narrative mechanism that plays a central role in his work: doubt used as the propulsion engine for writing. The aim of the thesis is to analyze this phenomenon in all its forms and to identify its various consequences in the narrative articulation of the text. The research is also supposed to develop a reflection on Calvino’s critical texts, exploring the hypothesis that the dubitative text is born at the crossroads of fiction and essay. In order to realize the research, an attempt was made to use different methods of analysis in a complementary manner: a more traditional approach derived to literary criticism, combined with a perspective linked to the DH dimension (e.g. Data Visualization). 

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February 2021

Workshop on Voyant and Spyral

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Blackboard Collaborate (virtual), Blackboard Collaborate
Virtual,

The Erasmus+ project DigiPhiLit has organized a basic course on Digital Humanities for the Study of Hispanic Literature. As it must be done online, we have opened it to anyone interested. Most of the sessions are in Spanish, but on February 16, Geoffrey Rockwell and Kaylin Land from the University of Alberta (Canada), will deliver a session on Text-Mining with Voyant Tools and Spyral in English (Geoffrey Rockwell is one of the two creators of Voyant tools with the belated Allison Sinclair. Kaylin Land is a former PhD student of Sinclair who is now being supervised by Rockwell). 

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October 2020

Children’s Literature and Digital Humanities

October 22, 2020 - October 23, 2020
UAntwerp City Campus, Prinsstraat 13
Antwerp, 2000 Belgium
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In recent years, Digital Humanities has had a big impact on the field of literary studies as a whole, but its presence in children’s literature studies has been limited so far. This two-day conference seeks to unite scholars using digital tools for the analysis of children’s literature, culture and media to reflect on the state of the art, exchange methodological expertise, discuss avenues and issues for further research and build networks.

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June 2020

Antwerp DH Summer School 2020: Making a Digital Edition. Basic Skills and Technologies

June 29, 2020 - July 3, 2020
UAntwerp City Campus, Prinsstraat 13
Antwerp, 2000 Belgium
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€150 – €200

In the past few decades, digital editing and digitisation of archival documents have been rapidly gaining prominence. Aiming to cater for both of these branches of Digital Humanities, our summer school offers an in-depth, hands-on curriculum to familiarise students with basic and more advanced tools in the field. Apart from acquiring a set of technical skills (including Command Line, HTML, CSS, TEI-XML XPath, XSLT, and eXist-db), our programme includes the more general practical guidelines on how to make a digital edition.

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February 2020

Lecture Series: Julie Blake

February 10, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
S.R.213, Rodestraat 14 (via ingang Lange Winkelstraat)
Antwerpen, Antwerpen 2000 Belgium
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Popular taste and public understanding of literature are shaped by many different life experiences and influences, including what happens in schooling. Dr. Julie Blake's work is part of a body of research that seeks to understand the history of English literary education through its material artefacts and traces of classroom practice (eg Michael 1987, Rubin 2007 and Robson 2015). This history connects in interesting interdisciplinary ways with the history of literature, the reception history of different authors, the history of mass education, Britain’s colonial past and its postcolonial present. In her talk, Blake will share some of the practicalities and possibilities of building a digital “difference engine” for this research, and will discuss how this kind of approach might be developed and applied in other areas of literary history.

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October 2019

Spanish Literature and Linguistics Workshop on Correlations

October 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
S.R. 012, Rodestraat 14
Antwerpen, Belgium
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In this two-hour workshop, we will learn how to use linguistic and literary features to evaluate several hypotheses about Spanish literature. Organised with the specific purpose of reaching the students of Spanish Language and Literature who are interested in DH in mind, this workshop will be taught completely in Spanish.

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July 2019

Lecture Series: Magdalena Turska

July 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
S.E.207, Grote Kauwenberg 2
Antwerpen, 2000 Belgium

What does it take to publish an edition?

What this talk is not, is a lesson in textual scholarship. What it aims to be instead, is a rough guide to the complicated interweave of standards, technologies and logistical issues behind the publishing process, and some advice on how to navigate this maze. We’ll then try to follow a chain of serendipitous events which eventually led to a proposal for an editors-first, standards-always and community-foremost tool that was brought to life in the new version 5 of the TEI Publisher. I will talk about some projects that were our inspirations, guinea pigs, challenges and benefactors (usually all at once) and hope to discuss the future of editions with you!

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Lecture Series: Huw Jones

July 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
S.E.207, Grote Kauwenberg 2
Antwerpen, 2000 Belgium
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Free

Cambridge Digital Library has been supporting content-driven Digital Humanities projects since the online launch of the Isaac Newton papers in 2011, covering everything from 3,000 year-old Oracle Bones to aerial photography from the 1940s. This talk will explore some of the developments during this period – imaging as an investigative research activity, digital resources as datasets, the formalisation of digital humanities in Cambridge, and the growing emphasis on collaboration in the field as a whole. In this context, the speaker will focus on IIIF as an open and collaborative technology which is having a huge impact not just on the technical possibilities for the sharing and analysis of image data, but also on the culture of digital humanities.

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Antwerp DH Summer School 2019: Basic Skills for Digital Archives and Editions

July 1, 2019 - July 5, 2019
UAntwerp City Campus, Prinsstraat 13
Antwerp, 2000 Belgium
€200

In Digital Humanities, digital editing and digitisation of archival documents are rapidly gaining prominence. Our summer school offers an intensive and practice-oriented 5-day course on making digital editions and managing digital collections. In the context of Digital Archives, participants will acquire a set of basic computer skills (command line, operating systems, and networks) while setting up a IIIF-compliant image server for sharing and reusing facsimiles of literary manuscripts. In the context of Digital Editions, participants will learn to transcribe these images in TEI-compliant XML and prepare their transcriptions for the web.

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December 2018

Lecture Series: Franc Schuerewegen

December 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
S.R.218, Rodestraat 14 (via ingang Lange Winkelstraat)
Antwerpen, Antwerpen 2000 Belgium
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Franco Moretti vs Michel Charles ou les paradoxes de la distance

Je m’intéresserai au procédé baptisé ’opérationnalisation’ que Franco Moretti décrit dans sa contribution à La Littérature au laboratoire (trad. fr. Ithaque Editions, 2016). Les ordinateurs tournent à plein régime. Graphes, cartes et arbres sont soigneusement produits. On est en pleine distant reading. Rien à voir, dira-t-on, avec ce qui occupe un Michel Charles, champion de la microlecture ‘à la française’, close reader compulsif et fier de l’être. Et pourtant, et comme on va voir, il s’agit là peut-être d’un faux antagonisme. Intéressons-nous, pour parler comme Proust, au ‘côté Moretti’ de Michel Charles, démarche qui revient à apercevoir symétriquement un ‘côté Michel Charles’ chez Franco Moretti. Bref, nous allons, au pays des humanités numériques, mettre les choses sens dessus dessous, pour une meilleure hygiène intellectuelle.

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