Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities
Essentials of Coding and Encoding

When: 23 July - 26 July 2019
Where: Riga, Latvia
Language: English
Duration: 4 days
Credits: 3 ECTS
Fee: 60 EUR

Welcome to the Second Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities (BSSDH 2019)!
This year’s programme offers must-have introductory courses for digital humanists and digital social scientists who wish to come to grips with programming and text encoding. The course is co-taught by an international team of researchers and practitioners of digital humanities and digital social sciences coming from Germany, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia. As always, this will be a great opportunity to meet colleagues and mentors from other countries and explore different perspectives!

The programme includes workshops and lectures in:

  • programming with Python
  • text encoding and digital scholarly editions
  • topic modeling
  • metadata analysis and visualisation with Palladio
  • digitized newspapers in Europe
  • neural machine translation
  • eye-tracking in researching reading behavior
  • digital sociolinguistics.


The Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities is aimed at students and researchers of humanities and social sciences, library and archives professionals. There are no prerequisites for participation, as the course does not require any background in DH computing. The working language of the summer school is English.

After successful completion of the summer course, students will be awarded 3 ECTS by the University of Latvia.


Registration fee for all participants is 60 EUR. It should be paid during the registration from May 1 to June 30. Registration fee includes access to all workshops, lectures, receptions, and refreshments according to the programme. Participants will need to cover their own travel, accommodation, and lunch expenses.


BSSDH 2019 is organized by joint effort of the  National Library of Latvia,  Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art  (University of Latvia), Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Humanities of the University of Latvia.


CLARIN ERIC (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure)


State Culture Capital Foundation


Coordinator Anda Baklāne
[email protected]
+371 29 143 299