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Digital Humanities and potential links to Astronomy: Prof. Menno van Zaanen

Apr 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Digitial Humanities and potential links to Astronomy

Prof Menno van Zaanen (Professor in Digital Humanities, South African Centre for Digital Language Resources, NWU)

Digital humanities (DH) is a relatively new research area (in
particular in South Africa), which sits on the boundary between the
fields of humanities and computing. On the one hand, incorporating
computational techniques to the field of humanities allows, for
example for the handling of large amounts of data, whereas, on the
other hand, the field of humanities provides interesting data sets
that can be used to develop and test computational techniques.

This presentation will discuss DH in general and provide a brief
overview of the situation of DH in South Africa. Next, the South
African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) will be
introduced including some of the activities SADiLaR organizes. Next,
show some more general computational techniques applied to humanities
data. These examples will hopefully lead to new ideas of combining
computational techniques (which may stem from the field of astronomy)
and humanities data.

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88926202282?pwd=QmlLVlZPM2NLdzVQNHpYdDNkZ2pHdz09


Apr 21
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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