Recap: Zotero workshop and plugin recommendations

Recap Zotero workshop On the 16th of June the Artes Research team joined forces with the research support services from the Faculty of Law to help PhD researchers get started with Zotero, a free online reference manager. The session was a success with an attendance of around 30 researchers, who were all eager to dive into the world of reference management. We kicked off the workshop with an introduction to the basic functionalities of Zotero. Nele Noppe of the Artes…

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2025 rare books for Louvain 2025

In 2025, it will be 600 years since a university was founded in Leuven, the forerunner of today’s KU Leuven. In anticipation to these festivities, KU Leuven Libraries, in collaboration with UCLouvain, is putting its academic collection in the spotlight. Thanks to the efforts of the past months and years, images of 2025 rare books published by Leuven professors have now been uploaded to the Lovaniensia platform. However, this enormous growth – in May 2020, about 400 works were available…

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Humanities Commons: More than a Scholarly Network for Humanists

If you are a regular visitor to our blog, you might have noticed that The Scholarly Tales is a blog hosted by Humanities Commons (HC). We, at Artes research, actively promote the use of innovative, non-profit and community-led platforms such as HC and work to bring them to the attention of our readers and researchers. In this blogpost we will take you through the different aspects of the Humanities Commons platform and explain what it can offer you. Humanities Commons…

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CFP: Open Science day KU Leuven 2022

On Monday 9 May 2022 KU Leuven will organize the 2022 edition of the Open Science day as a hybrid event, online and at the Irish College in Leuven. The Open Science day is an event where researchers share experiences about Open Science. It offers researchers the opportunity to enter into conversation with university leadership including rector Luc Sels. Next to these debates, there will be two interactive panel sessions and a poster session. The panel sessions will be dedicated…

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Event: ENCODE Project Conference: Multilingual and Multicultural Digital Infrastructures for Ancient Written Artefacts

On 2 November 2021 the 3rd ENCODE Project Conference (Multilingual and Multicultural Digital Infrastructures for Ancient Written Artefacts) will take place. This online conference is organized by the Ancient History research unit of KU Leuven as part of the ENCODE cooperative. ENCODE brings together six partners within a three-year Erasmus+ Strategic partnership for higher education: Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Julius Maximilian Universität Würzburg, KU Leuven, Università degli studi di Parma, Universität Hamburg, Universitetet I Oslo. ENCODE aims at enhancing essential…

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The Programming Historian: OA tutorials in the digital humanities

The Programming Historian is an OA journal that publishes novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching. Every lesson is published in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. What does it offer you? The Programming Historian offers the ability to teach yourself new skills within the world of the digital humanities.  Every tutorial is rigorously peer reviewed to make sure it is accessible to newcomers and is judged…

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Opening The Future: A new funding model for OA monographs

Opening the Future is a collective subscription model for OA books. Libraries can sign up for its membership scheme, which implies that they grow their collections and support Open Access at the same time. The objective is to raise small contributions from a large number of academic libraries, so that no single institution bears a disproportionate burden. How does it work? A library subscribes to a backlist package of non-OA books offered by a publisher. The publisher makes this backlist…

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