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You are welcome to apply for studies at the Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities: Essentials of News Data Mining, which will be held on 26-29 July 2022 at the National Library of Latvia.

The Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities is an international intensive continuing education programme providing the opportunity for researchers, teachers and students of humanities and social sciences, as well as archive, library and museum professionals to master various digital research skills – starting from skills required for working with digital data to research results visualisation skills.

In 2022, the school is organised for the fourth time and, as usual, there will be an opportunity to master basics of data analysis and visualisation, when working with Python and R programming languages, as well as web data harvesting skills. One of the special focuses of this year is the analysis of news data, in particular digitalised newspapers. On July 26 and 27, two important researchers in the field of digital research of historical data – Martins Dīrings (University of Luxembourg) and Jani Marjanens (University of Helsinki) – will read their lectures. The full programme can be viewed on the website Digital humanities in Latvia.

This year, the school is organised as a hybrid measure on site and remotely, it is possible to apply for individual workshops and lectures. Participation is free of charge. The working language is English.

On July 25, the Latvian audience will be able to join the satellite event Corpus Analysis on the NoSketch Platform. During this event, participants will study the corpus of oldest Latvian prose that is being created and the possibilities of analysis of fiction texts offered by corpus analysis tools.

Registration for the summer school and the satellite event:

The Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities is organised in cooperation with the National Library of Latvia (LNB), the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia (LU LFMI) and the University of Latvia (LU). Supporters of the programme – project of the national research programme “Digital Resources for Humanities: Integration and Development” (No. VPP-IZM-DH-2020/1-0001).


Additional information:
Anda Baklāne
National Library of Latvia
Head of Digital Research Services