The Belgian War press: de Belgische pers gedigitaliseerd

The Belgian War press website biedt gratis tal van Belgische kranten aan die gedurende de twee Wereldoorlogen verschenen, al dan niet klandestien of gecensureerd door de bezetter. Op initiatief van CegeSoma (Studiecentrum Oorlog en Maatschappij) met financiële steun van Belspo (Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid) werden deze kranten – waarvan de consultatie in diverse archieven en bibliotheken vaak problematisch is – verzameld en gedigitaliseerd. De website, die geraadpleegd kan worden in het Nederlands, Frans en Engels, biedt ook achtergrondinformatie aan met betrekking tot…

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Over 100.000 e-books accessible for KU Leuven users through Evidence Based Acquisition

In 2021 KU Leuven Libraries Artes is participating in 5 Evidence Based Acquisition Projects. This results in over 100.000 e-books being accessible for a period of 12 months. At the end of this period, a smaller selection of titles will be acquired (perpetual access) by the library according to collection profiles and in consultation with the academic staff, and (this is why the acquisition method is called evidence based) reinforced by usage statistics. When the EBA Project ends, the library…

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Event: KBR Digital Humanities Online Series

The Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) is hosting an online series of three lectures given by Digital Humanities experts from across Belgium! This series is co-organized by KBR’s two labs: Camille (Center for Archives on the Media and Information) and the Digital Research Lab, in cooperation with Université Libre de Bruxelles and Ghent University. Dealing with a variety of topics, periods and methods, these talks will be held in English, with questions in French, Dutch or English. More information about…

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Event: Old Books and New Technologies: Medieval Books and the Digital Humanities in the Low Countries

On 6 and 7 May 2021, the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) – together with several institutions including KU Leuven – will hold an international webinar on Old Books and New Technologies: Medieval Books and the Digital Humanities in the Low Countries. It will bring together researchers from libraries, archives, and museums, and university faculties with an interest in how the medieval book is contextualized by new technologies, with particular emphasis placed on the intersection of the medieval book and Digital…

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Event: Linking People: Network Analysis and Intellectual History

This hybrid round-table and workshop is co-organized between LECTIO, KU Leuven, and the University of Utrecht. Event dates: 11-12 May. Registration deadline: 30 April 2021. Over two days, participants will have the chance to try a hands-on approach to network analysis, with a mix of practical workshops and presentations of ongoing projects (by LECTIO members). The keynote speakers will be prof. Dirk Van Miert (University of Utrecht), presenting the ERC project “Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary Networks – The Republic of…

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