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31st January 2020

Digital Humanities in the Nordic and Baltic Countries 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.


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:


  • TwinTalks 2: Understanding and Facilitating Collaboration in DH
  • Parallel Corpora as Digital Resources and Their Applications
  • Intellectual History and the Digital Humanities: Prospects and Challenges
  • Hands-On Research Data Management for Digital Humanities
  • An introduction to computer vision for working with maps
  • Higher Education Programs in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences: Challenges and Perspectives.


For more information see: https://ej.uz/DHN20_prog


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.


Conference websites:






Anda Baklāne

National Library of Latvia


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