Symposium ‘Digital Scholarship and the Role of the Library’

Monday September 22th 2014 at Leiden University Library

Venue University Library
Witte Singel 27 Leiden
Vossius Conference Room 2nd floor



13.30-13.40 Welcome by Kurt De Belder, MA, University Librarian, Director Leiden University Libraries & Leiden University Press

13.40-13.55 Introduction to the symposium: ŒDigital Scholarship and Leiden University Libraries as a partner in Knowledge¹ by Isabel Brouwer, MA, Leiden University Libraries


13.55-14.20 ŒDigital Humanities¹ (tentative title) by prof. dr. Adriaan van der Weel, Book & Digital Media Studies, Leiden University

14.20-14.45 ŒRecord Linkage in Medieval and Early Modern Documents¹ by dr. Arno Knobbe, Leiden Institute for Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), Leiden University

14.45-15.10 ŒComputational criticism: using quantitative methods for the interpretation of poetry¹ by Peter Verhaar, MA, Book & Digital Media Studies, Leiden University


Each speaker has been allocated 25 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion)

15.10-15.30 Tea & coffee break


Digital resources      

15.30-15.55 ŒDatasets for Researchers at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek¹ by Steven Claeyssens, MA, National library of the Netherlands  (The Hague)
15.55-16.20 ŒIt’s all about location: present-day and future digital cataloguing of maps¹ by Martijn Storms, PhD, Leiden University Libraries


Each speaker has been allocated 25 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion)

Demonstration of Digital Humanities tools

16.20-16.40 ŒText analysis and visualisation: an overview of tools¹ by Peter Verhaar MA, Leiden University Libraries, Leiden University


16.40-16.45 Switching rooms


16.45-17.30 Simultaneous workshops:

  • Workshop ŒWmatrix: a corpus linguistics analysis and comparison tool¹¹ by Morana Lukaç, MA, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Leiden University
  • Workshop ŒWorking with GIS in the Humanities¹ by Patrick Gouw, PhD, Leiden University Libraries


Closing session
17.30-17.50 Discussion on how the library can support digital scholarship.
All sessions will be chaired by prof.dr. Hilde De Weerdt, professor of Chinese History at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS)
17.50-18.30 Reception
You can find more information on speakers and their presentations here.
Registration is open.
You can register by sending an e-mail to mentioning dighum, your name and preferred workshop (GIS or Wmatrix).