How to find out what ancient and unheard words mean? How to discover the Livonian heritage? What is the Latgalian language corpus and how to use it? Which region has the most tales about witches and devils written down? How to travel through the places of legends, songs and fairy tales of your region on an actual map? How to introduce others to the writers of your region and how to count what is already written? How to apply your knowledge and collaborate with researchers?
Humanities institutions of Latvia create and develop Digital Resources that are useful not only for research. These resources are freely available and usable by everyone. They are repositories of language, literature, folklore, as well as various other cultural materials; they are search engines and information visualisation tools that allow you to learn about the richness and peculiarities of language and culture; and you can also learn how to further use this in strengthening regional identity, diversifying educational content, creating tourist routes and creative entrepreneurship.
During the "DIGITAL WEEK 2021" organised by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia (VARAM), on March 24, 2021 a public seminar will be held on the ZOOM platform from 15:00 to 16:30, where researchers will demonstrate the use of digital resources in the humanities for various purposes.
Representatives of the culture, tourism, education industry, interested parties and entrepreneurs of the region are invited to participate.More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The event is organised by:
Institute of Literature Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia: lulfmi.lv/en
Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia lumii.lv
UL Livonian Institute: livones.net/lili/en
Latvian Language Institute of the University of Latvia: lulavi.lv
National Library of Latvia: lnb.lv/en
Rēzekne Academy of Technologies: rta.lv/en/
Liepājas University: liepu.lv/en
The seminar is organised within the framework of the National Research Programme project “Digital Resources for Humanities: Integration and Development” No. VPP-IZM-DH-2020/1-0001.