Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities Essentials of News Data Mining

When: 26 July - 29 July 2022
Where: Riga, National Library of Latvia and Online
Language: English
Duration: 4 days
Credits: 3 ECTS
Fee: Free of charge

Ukrainian students particularly welcome to apply

Welcome to the annual Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities (BSSDH 2022)!
This year’s programme offers must-have introductory courses for digital humanists and digital social scientists who wish to come to grips with programming, collecting web data, and visualization. The course is co-taught by an international team of researchers and practitioners of digital humanities and digital social sciences coming from Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Luxembourg, and Canada. 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
  • programming with R
  • collecting structured web data
  • text mining
  • working with non-English texts
  • analyzing digital historical news sources
  • applications of artificial intelligence


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.


Free of charge.

Dear learners, due to the huge popularity of the course, we have reached the capacity limit of online participation! Students who want to join the workshops on-site, please contact [email protected].

The lectures of Marten Düring, Javier Cha, Jani Pekka Marjanen, and Raivis Vilūns will be broadcasted on YouTube and Facebook channels of the National Library of Latvia according to the schedule.


BSSDH 2022 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.


State Research programme (Nr. VPP-IZM-DH-2020/1-0001)


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