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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From our Digital Bookshelf: “Embedding Creativity into Digital Resources,” by Christina Kamposiori, Claire Warwick, and Simon Mahony

Kamposiori, Christina, Claire Warwick, and Simon Mahony. “Embedding Creativity into Digital Resources: Improving Information Discovery for Art History.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 37, no. 2 (June 1, 2022): 469–82. https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqab088.  In the Digital Bookshelf series, the Artes Research team shares with our readers an academic work we have been enjoying recently. This time, I’ve chosen a recently published article co-authored by Christina Kamposiori, Claire Warwick, and Simon Mahony. The article, titled “Embedding Creativity into Digital Resources: Improving Information Discovery…

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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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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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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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