Training: Open Science Discovery for PhD researchers 2022 (KU Leuven)

This event is only open to KU Leuven researchers and staff. When? 24 October 2022, 1 pm – 4 pm Where? Promotiezaal (Universiteitshal, Naamsestraat 22) and online via MS Teams (link will be shared prior to the event) For whom? Training targeted at PhD researchers, but other researchers and support staff are welcome No fees, but registration is mandatory This training is an opportunity to learn from other researchers at KU Leuven how they implement Open Science principles. The focus will be on…

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Job Vacancy: Social Network Analysis for the Transmission of Ideas in the Ancient World on the NIKAW Project

Within the context of the ID-N project NIKAW (Networks of Ideas and Knowledge in the Ancient World), funded by the Special Research Fund (BOF) of KU Leuven, applications are invited for a PhD position on the subject of social network analysis for the transmission of ideas in the ancient world. The NIKAW project aims to exploit textual information from the ancient world to reconstruct the transmission of knowledge across multilingual, geographically and chronologically extended communities. The PhD candidate will focus on the…

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Job Vacancy: Machine Learning for Information Extraction from Ancient Texts on the NIKAW Project

Within the context of the ID-N project NIKAW (Networks of Ideas and Knowledge in the Ancient World), funded by the Special Research Fund (BOF) of KU Leuven, applications are invited for a PhD position on the subject of machine learning for information extraction from ancient texts. The NIKAW project aims to exploit textual information from the ancient world to reconstruct the transmission of knowledge across multilingual, geographically and chronologically extended communities.  The PhD candidate will focus on the extraction of…

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DH@rts: New DH Website at KU Leuven Faculty of Arts

Are you wanting to stay up-to-date on all the DH-happenings at the KU Leuven Faculty of Arts? In addition to following the Scholarly Tales blog, you can also visit the Faculty’s new Digital Humanities website, DH@rts, which serves as a central portal for all the DH initiatives, support, resources, and trainings. If you are thinking of writing a project proposal incorporating DH aspects, are in the beginning stages of a new research project and exploring potential DH applications, or are…

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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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KU Leuven Libraries Artes supports Sidestone Press

KU Leuven Libraries Artes has signed up for Sidestone Press’s library program. Sidestone Press is an academic publishing house founded by scholars, for scholars. They have one clear ambition: to make scientific information available to all. Through their digital e-book library they provide free online reading worldwide (in HTML format). Researchers and students affiliated with KU Leuven can now also freely download the PDF format of all publications and buy a print copy with 25% discount. By joining the library…

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William Wyndaele schenkt zijn voornamelijk historische collectie aan KU Leuven Bibliotheken

William Wyndaele, historicus en donateur van het Bibliotheekfonds Letteren, schonk zijn privécollectie van ongeveer 2000 hoofdzakelijk moderne wetenschappelijke publicaties aan KU Leuven Bibliotheken. De schenking betekent een welgekomen verrijking voor onze collecties, in de eerste plaats de collectie Geschiedenis, maar ook de collecties Klassieke Studies, Humanistische & Neolatijnse literatuur, Kunstgeschiedenis, Oosterse Studies en Theologie & Religiewetenschappen.

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Workshop: Getting Started with Zotero for PhD Research

Sources here; sources there; sources everywhere! Do you need help finding a better system to organize your reference materials for your Phd project? You are in luck! The Artes Research team in collaboration with research support from the Faculty of Law will offer a workshop to help PhD researchers get started with the reference management software Zotero. What can you expect? The session will start with an introduction to the basic functionalities of Zotero including the various ways to add…

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Dutch-language webinar on transcription and OCR tool Transkribus on May 31

Are you a Dutch speaker who needs to transcribe old or new hand-written materials, or do optical character recognition (OCR) on print materials? Check out this upcoming webinar on Transkribus in Dutch, taking place on May 31, 2022, at 16h CEST: Dit webinar van Dr. Annemieke Romein geeft een overzicht van de basis van Transkribus in het Nederlands. U leert hoe u documenten upload naar Transkribus, de lay-out analyse uitvoert, handmatige transcripties doet om trainingsdata te genereren, hoe u de…

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