Soeterbeeck eHumanities Workshop


June 13 and 14, 2013

The Soeterbeeck eHumanities Workshop will take place on June 13 and 14, 2013 in study center Soeterbeeck, near Ravenstein, the Netherlands.

The workshop aims to bring together junior and senior researchers in the humanities, those who are already working in eHumanities research, and those in historical research, archaeology, culture studies, religious studies, language studies, etc., who are interested in the area and wish to get updated, educated, ask questions, and exchange ideas.

For the humanities researchers we will have invited talks that show how digitalisation and computational methods can be used in humanities research. For the participants with an eHumanities background, the workshop will offer a broad overview of what is going on in the field and to meet with the top players in this field.

We would like to go beyond a series of talks. We combine invited talks with “hands on” tutorials that show practical applications. Furthermore, we aim to create a meeting point for people from the humanities with people with a eHumanities background so that they can raise questions, ideas, proposals and cooperation.

The program will start with a global introduction on “eHumanities: the added value so far” followed by invited talks from different perspectives that highlight the possibilities and the success stories in humanities, and two practical tutorials. As the last session we plan to have a panel talk on “how to write a proposal for eHumanities research?” As there are so many ways to write proposals, we will have different speakers tell about their experiences, and the dos and don’ts.

We have chosen the Soeterbeeck Study Centre as a location. The former convent is a beautiful building in a scenic landscape, also offering hotel rooms for its guests and with easy access by train (station Ravenstein).

The workshop is organized by the Graduate School for the Humanities, CLS and HLCS, ofRadboud University Nijmegen and the e-Humanities Research Group of the KNAW, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.