The Soeterbeeck eHumanities Workshop – Recap

photoThe Soeterbeeck eHumanities Workshop took place on June 13th and 14th, in the study center of Soeterbeeck, near Ravenstein, the Netherlands. It was organized by the Graduate School for the Humanities, CLS and HLCS, of Radboud University Nijmegen and the e-Humanities Research Group of the KNAW, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The program covered a wide spectrum of the eHumanities, including broad discussions of how far the eHumanities are, suggestions and guidance to properly submit eHumanities proposals when looking for funding, scientometrics, and formalization of events, among others. There was also a strong emphasis on management of textual sources, optical character recognition, and natural language processing. Two hands-on tutorials delivered great insights on current state-of-the-art tools for manuscript analysis and text modelling.

CEDAR participation consisted in two presentations, a poster and a demo, in the poster and demo track, where other 16 eHumanities projects were also exhibited. Both presentations were received with a great response from the audience, and the workshop participants expressed their interest in how semantic technologies and Linked Data principles can be applied to the eHumanities. The session was also very useful to know other projects and researchers doing excellent work in the field of the eHumanities.

The CEDAR poster paper is available for download here.