Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Nordeuropa-Institut

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Advancing Digital Humanities in Old Norse Research

Network Meeting and Early Career Workshop for MA and PhD Students

3 – 5 July 2019

Important Dates

Deadline for Proposals: 15 March

Registration Deadline for all participants: 1 April

Workshop: 3 – 5 July


Call for Proposals

In the spirit of German-Norwegian cooperation in academic research, the Henrik-Steffens Chair at the Department of Northern European Studies of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is happy to invite early career scholars (MA and PhD students) to come to Berlin. Here, a three-day workshop on digital methods in the humanities with a focus on, but not limited to, the creation and use of linguistic digital resources in Old Norse will take place.

We welcome proposals for topics and themes for the working sessions to be discussed. Proposals of no more than 200 words should be submitted by e-mail no later than 15 March 2019. Please submit your proposals to:
Date: Wednesday, 3 July 2019 – Friday, 5 July 2019
Venue: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

For many years now Old Norse philology has benefitted from and been a driving field in the development of digital methods. Through several large scale and long term projects, a large amount Old Norse source material has been made easily accessible to scholars and the general public alike. The field has established leading competence in many aspects of digital methods and historic sources, and ongoing research is ever expanding. Since many projects with similar methods and/or research interests are currently being worked on alongside each other, the aim of the workshop is to create a platform where common ideas on standards and practices can be drafted. Therefore, especially early career scholars are invited to participate. The format of the workshop is modelled after Scrum, a method used in software development. By combining a thorough planning session with intense work sessions, we aim to produce a paper ready for publication over the course of the workshop. Proposals for sessions will be grouped by broader themes beforehand.

The preliminary program will be available soon.


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