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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Online Conference: “Wanted: Social Media Data” organized by the KBR

If you are interested in using social media data for research or social media archiving practices, mark your calendars for 15 September 2022. The Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) will host a one-day online conference where the main results of the BESOCIAL research project will be presented and international and Belgian speakers will share their expertise expertise on topics such as using tweets as historical sources, lowering barriers to access the archived web, the opportunities and challenges of doing social…

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Online Summer School for Literary Studies and Digital Humanities: 20-23 June 2022

The second edition of the Online Summer School for Literary Studies and Digital Humanities organized by Universiteit Leiden, KU Leuven, UR «Transitions» ULiège, LUCAS Center for Arts in Society, and LUCDH will take place from 20-23 June 2022. Are passionate about literature and have your own research project, corpus, or dataset and you want to experiment with the newest possibilities offered within digital humanities research? If you don’t know where to begin, this summer school will help you visualize your…

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Funding Opportunity: CLS Infra TNA Fellowships

The Computational Literary Studies Infrastructure (CLS Infra) has opened the second call for applications for the TNA Fellowships. The CLS Infra Fellowship Program provides access to a wide range of data, tools, and knowledge. Scholars from literary studies with an interest in computational literary studies methods are invited to apply for a fellowship grant. Selected fellows will obtain free-of-charge physical access to the infrastructure and will become part of the larger CLS community. Fellows will have the opportunity to interact…

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Job Vacancy: Three-Year Postdoc in Machine Learning

The Early Modern History Research Group at KU Leuven is accepting applications for a postdoctoral position on the European Research Council funded project “Regionalizing Infrastructures in Chinese History.” This project examines how large-scale infrastructures such as roads, city walls, and bridges contributed to regional and empire-wide integration, but equally why and how processes of integration regularly broke down, and how large-scale infrastructure projects contributed to countervailing trends including local tensions, local autonomy, and cross-border regional formations. The postdoctoral fellow will…

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Libraries and Diamond Open Access

The following is the redacted text of a statement given by Demmy Verbeke at the “The Diamond Open Access Model: what impact on research?” webinar organized by Academia Europaea Cardiff, KU Leuven Libraries and the Young Academy of Europe on March 28, 2022.  Academic libraries have a responsibility in the context of Diamond Open Access on at least two levels. For more than a decade now, librarians worldwide have played a role in promoting OA, explaining the various options to…

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Event: Open Science day KU Leuven 2022

On Monday 9 May 2022 KU Leuven will organize the 2022 edition of the Open Science day, an event where researchers share their experiences about applying Open Science principles in their research. This hybrid event (online and in Leuven, Irish College) is open to all KU Leuven researchers but registration is required – closing dates for registration: April 25 (if you wish to attend in Leuven) and May 6 (if you prefer to participate online). The 2022 edition is conceived as a forum…

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