Digital Resources for Humanities: Integration and Development

Chronicle of events

24.03.2021.
"Digital resources for region uniqueness discovery, education and culture". During the Digital Week 2021 (On March 24, 15:00–17:00), a demonstration seminar took place, which was virtually attended by more than 110 participants. In the public seminar, researchers demonstrated the use of digital resources in the humanities for a variety of purposes.

12.03.2021.
YouTube channel for Digitalhumanities.lv has been created. There videos related to digital humanities in Latvia and abroad will be posted. 

The first video on the channel is "Computer analysis and visualization of text", which is the first episode from the "Digital Humanities Series". In the video National Library of Latvia invites everyone to listen to the researcher Anda and programmer Valdis talk about computer text analysis.

10.03.2021.
During the Liepāja University 27th international conference "Current issues in research of literature and culture" the digital humanities panel "Digital Resources of the Humanities: Experience and Cooperation" took place on March 10 from 14:00 until 16:30. Duritng the online conference participants of the DRH-ID introduced the participators with their research.
From 17:00 until 19:00 a demonstration seminar and discussion on the wider use of digital resources in the humanities.
In the demonstration part, the creators of digital resources of the humanities demonstrated examples and possibilities of resource use.
During the discussion, professionals from various fields, policy makers and other experts were invited to exchange views and generate ideas on cooperation directions and opportunities for wider use of digital resources.


23.02.2021
Research Sanita Reinsone of UL ILFA gave a public lecture at Paul Stradins Museum of the History of Medicine. The title of the lecture was "Public Involvement in the Creation of Digital Collections: An Example of a Latvian Folklore Repository".

19.02.2021
At the meeting of regional partners organized by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, UL ILFA researcher Sanita Reinsone informed about the VPP DRH-ID seminar "Digital resources for region uniqueness discovery, education and culture", which will take place on March 24.

17.–19.02.2021
UL ILFA researcher participated in the seminar "Sentiment Analysis in Literary Studies" organized by the University of Graz and Austria CLARIN.

05.02.2021–21.05.2021
A guest lecture course "Introduction to Digital Humanities" is held at RTU in cooperation with Linnaeus University.

25.01.2021.
UL ILFA
organizes a seminar for the editors of the digital archive garamantas.lv, wher also representatives from LiepU and RTA participated.

14.01.2021. 
Researchers of the Latvian Language Institute of the University of Latvia Liene Markus-Narvila and Sanda Rapa participated in the seminar “Linguistic and cultural diversity: exploreAT!”, where they also advised Georg Weinberger, a student at the UGraz University of Technology, on the development of their master's thesis “Development of a User Interface for an Existing Spatial Linked Data Approach for Dialect Data” and at the same time identified the main principles of digitization of dialect texts and development of an electronic dictionary of place names. 

13.01.2021.
In cooperation with CLARIN Latvia, a practical seminar on registration of resources in the CLARIN repository was held. 

30.11.2020.
Researcher of UL Livonian institute Valts Ernštreits presented during the third virtual Zemgale Kreevins' conference "The Baltic-Sea Finns in Latvia" (Lithuania–Latvia).

16.11.2020.
Virtual visits to DH institutions – UL ILFA, RTU, IMCS UL, LNB, UL LI, RTA. (Deliverable No. D3.2.5.)

12.11.2020.
Researcher of UL Livonian institute Valts Ernštreits held the presentation "Digital resources developed by the University of Latvia Livonian Institute" during the autumn seminar "Soome-ugri keelekogud, korpused ja andmebaasid meie asutuses". (Deliverable No. D4.1-1-SU seminar).

10.11.2020.
Lecture by the leading researcher of UL ILFA Sanita Reinsone "How to Engageiesaisties.lv?". (Deliverable No. WP5-1).

28.10.2020.
LNB organised a seminar "Workshop on text mining in digital libraries" in cooperation with NordPlus project. Representatives from the Estonian and Lithuanian National Libraries, the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia and Umeå University also participated.

23.10.2020.
Researchers of UL Livonian institute Valts Ernštreits and Gunta Kļava participated in the international conference "Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries" (DHN2020) with a report "Taking the Livonians into the Digital Space".
(Deliverable No. D4.1-2-DHN2020 presentation.) 

20.–23.10.2020.
LNB, UL ILFA and UL IMCS organised the international conference  "Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries" (DHN2020).
(Deliverable Nr. D4.2-1-DHN2020 conference.)

20.10.2020.
UL Livonian institute seminar "Digital Approaches to Endangered Language Communities: A Nordic Perspective" during the DHN2020 conference.
(Deliverable Nr. D4.2-2-DHN2020 workshop.)

13.10.2020.
Lecture by the leading researcher of UL ILFA Sanita Reinsone "Crowdsourcing in Practice: Digital Archives of Latvian Folklore" during the seminar on the digital involvement of the public in deciphering manuscripts organized by the Swedish Institute for Language and Folklore.
(Deliverable Nr. D3.2.2.)

09.10.–11.12.2020.
A guest lecture course "Introduction to Digital Humanities" is held at RTU, led by Christopher M. Ohge and Martin Steer (University of London, School of Advanced Study). 

23.09.2020.
UL ILFA literatura.lv seminar. 
(Deliverable Nr. D3.2.1.)

23.09.2020.
Researchers of UL Livonian institute Valts Ernštreits and Gunta Kļava participated in the annual conference Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL24) with a paper sharing their experience with Livonian language teaching and acquisition.

Information about the project

The project “Digital Resources for Humanities: Integration and Development” is implemented within the framework of the National Research Programme "Digital Resources of the Humanities"

Contacts: dh@lulfmi.lv
Project leader: Sanita Bērziņa-Reinsone 

Summary

The DRH-ID project aims to provide a balanced and diverse programme in order to (1) provide support for the development of the existing digital resources and tools intended for humanities avoiding uneven development and enhancing their usage in research and education; (2) prevent fragmentation and unnecessary duplication by establishing of productive alliances between institutions that aggregate similar data; (3) ensure wider visibility and public access and provide a solution facilitating interdisciplinary crosswalks among the developed resources for humanities; (4) analyze use and users of digital resources in order to understand the effectiveness of digital resources and ways how to improve their usability for different target groups; (5) advance digital humanities (DH) research and education in Latvia and (6) provide guidance for developers of digital resources and tools for humanities, policymakers, researchers, and other target groups. In order to achieve these aims, the project brings together leading research, higher education, and cultural institutions that develop digital resources and tools for humanities research and carry out DH educational programmes and research in Latvia. During 24 months, five interinstitutional working groups will carry out a targeted and balanced agenda that will considerably promote the development and usage of humanities’ digital resources and tools and will provide a remarkable impact on the development of digital humanities in Latvia.




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