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Registration open for DHN2020 conference

The 5th annual conference “Digital Humanities in the Nordic and Baltic Countries” (DHN2020) will be held from the 17th to the 20th of March, 2020, at the National Library of Latvia. The early bird registration rates are applicable until February 2th:

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 80 papers and 20 academic poster presentations are included in the main programme of the conference.

Apart from the main programme participants are invited to six pre-conference workshops on March 17th:

For more information see:

Registration for the workshops:

A public seminar and discussion “Digital Approaches to Communities of Endangered Languages: A Nordic perspective” will be held on March 17th at 10.00 – 17.00 at the UL Livonian Institute (Kronvalda bulvāris 4 – 220), focusing on the digital resources and research methods of endangered languages. The discussion connects with the upcoming United Nations International Decade of Indigenous Languages and emphasizes the key role of language in the survival of endangered ethnic groups as well as in ensuring access to and awareness of intangible cultural heritage. The curators of language resources of Livonian, Sami, Võro, and other endangered languages from Latvia, Estonia, Norway, and Finland will take part in the discussion.

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: National Library of Latvia; Institute of Literature, Folklore, and Art (University 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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Anda Baklāne

National Library of Latvia

+371 29 143 299

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