The Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon is a chance to experience an interdisciplinary research project from start to finish within the span of 1½ weeks. For researchers and students from computer science and data science, the hackathon gives the opportunity to test their abstract knowledge against complex real-life problems. For people from the humanities and social sciences, it shows what is possible to achieve with such collaboration.
For both, the hackathon gives the experience of intensely working with people from different backgrounds as part of an interdisciplinary team, as, during the hackathon, each group will develop a digital humanities research project from start to finish. Working together, they will formulate research questions with respect to particular data sets, develop and apply methods and tools to answer them, and present the work at the end of the hackathon.
This year, we will have four areas of interest with one or more groups per topic, each with up to eight participants + group leaders.
- The Many Voices of European Parliamentary Debates
- Genre and Style in Early Modern Publications
- Brexit in Transnational Social Media
- Newspapers and Capitalism
Opportunity is About:
Candidates should be from:
Description of Ideal Candidate:
The hackathon is aimed mainly for MA students and beyond. As a course in Helsinki, it is part of the 30 credit digital humanities module, and data science master's programme. While there are no formal prerequisites to attend, priority may be given to people with skills most deemed necessary by the organisers and team leaders.
Deadline: April 02, 2019
Program Starts: April 15, 2019
Program Ends: April 24, 2019
Cost/funding for participants:
Participation to #DHH19 is free to all accepted participants.
Sponsorship of travel and accommodation
We are prepared to sponsor approximately 20 participants outside Helsinki, Finland with travel (inside Europe) and accommodation. The travel costs will be reimbursed based on the cheapest alternative. You can apply for the sponsorship by filling out the Hackathon registration form – please provide an estimate of the travel costs in the form. Please do not make any bookings before you have been informed whether your sponsorship application is approved (5.4.2019). Note also that we anticipate that there will be more applications than what we can grant sponsorships for.
The sponsored accommodation will be located in the prize-winning and much appreciated Eurohostel near city centre by the sea. Accommodation will be in 2 person standard rooms (shared toilet and bathroom).