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Conference "Digital Humanities in the Nordic and Baltic Countries"

The 5th annual conference "Digital Humanities in the Nordic and Baltic Countries" (DHN2020) will start tomorrow and will be held online.

Special guests of the conference this year will be Professor of Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence at Umeå University Virginia Dignum, Professor of Folkloristics at the University of Iceland Terry Gunnel, Researcher at the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab at the University of Cambridge Jon Roozenbeek, and Chair and Principal Investigator at the Laboratory for Perceptual and Cognitive Systems at the Faculty of Computing at the University of Latvia prof. Jurģis Šķilters. More than 60 papers, 20 academic poster presentations and 7 workshops are included in the main programme of the conference.

The conference will explore issues related to the research of digitized and digitally born cultural heritage, digital history and folkloristics, digital approaches to studying, teaching and the revitalisation of endangered and small languages and indigenous cultures, participatory research methods and crowdsourcing in digital humanities and heritage studies, application of natural language processing methods, corpus linguistics, digital news archives, preservation and management of research data, digital services in memory institutions.
In addition to digital humanities agenda special focus of the DHN2020 this year are interdisciplinary connections and methodological links between digital humanities and digital social sciences: digital scholarship in social sciences, data journalism, digital media studies, digital exploration of politics and society, fake news, digital activism, big data, and media monitoring.

DHN2020 organizers: Institute of Literature, Folklore, and Art (University of Latvia); National Library of Latvia; Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AiLab) at Insitute of Matematics and Computer Science (University of Latvia).

DHN2020 main supporters: The Nordic Council of Ministers; State Culture Capital Foundation
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The DHN2020 conference is also a starting point of the State Research Programme's project "Digital Resources for Humanities: Integration and Development" (No VPP-IZM-DH-2020/1-0001) funded by the Latvian Council of Science of the Ministry of Education and Science.

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