Event: DH Virtual Discussion Group for Early Career Researchers in Belgium, Spring Semester 2021

Merisa Martinez, our DH expert and keeper of the DH Commons, and prof. dr. Julie Birkholz of the Ghent Center for Digital Humanities and the Royal Library of Belgium’s newly formed Digital Research Lab join forces again to host new sessions of the virtual DH discussion group for early career researchers in Belgium. For this Spring Semester the format will be “Under the Hood” sessions, which entails a volunteer from the DH community providing a fifteen minute overview of a digital project which implements a…

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Interview: Professor Martin Kohlrausch about the KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access

In order to boost Open Access publications, the KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access helps finance OA books published by Leuven University Press. Professor Martin Kohlrausch shares his experiences about publishing his book in OA. Your book is published open access thanks to the support of the KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access. How did the open access publication process go? What makes open access so attractive for you/your book? Have you thus far noticed that your book reaches a…

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Interview: Professor Fred Truyen about Digital Humanities

Merisa Martinez interviewed Professor Fred Truyen, head of the DH Master’s at KU Leuven and a long-time ICT enthusiast, about his experiences in the field of Digital Humanities. My first question is how long have you been working in the field of Digital Humanities? That’s a difficult question. I came to Digital Humanities from ICT. When I finalized my PhD thesis in 1991, I started as the head of ICT of the Faculty of Arts. They had difficulties to attract…

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Event: Introduction to Tropy: a Digital Tool for Organizing Archival Research Photos • European University Institute

Looking for a simple but powerful tool to organize images for your research? Tropy is a free and open source program that is very much worth considering. You can attend a free webinar on Tropy on February 24: This webinar will offer an introduction to Tropy, a free desktop software that allows you to organize and describe photos of archival research material. Directed toward historians, social science researchers, and students, the session will cover the basics of getting started in Tropy, recording…

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Event: Open Science Discovery for PhD Students at KU Leuven on 25 March

If you’re curious about the ins and outs of Open Science, from open data to open access publishing and citizen science, check out the free Open Science Discovery for PhD Students event on March 25. Please register before February 28! WHY WE NEED OPEN SCIENCE At the end of a research project, we simply publish a paper with results and conclusions. How can we know that the research is reliable based on the paper alone? Transparency is needed about the…

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