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Datasprint 2018: Copenhagen 1885 illuminated by digital methods

Posted by: DIGHUMLAB , August 17, 2018

Datasprint: Copenhagen 1885 – illuminated by digital methods through census, maps, photos and a comparison of data

26 – 27 Octobre 2018, The Royal Library. Organised by: Digital History Methods Lab and HUMlab with the collaboration of Copenhagen City Archives.

Supported by DIGHUMLAB and different departments from The Royal Danish Library, the University of Copenhagen, and Aarhus University.

The late 19th century is one of the most interesting moments of change in the city.

The walls were coming down, letting the city expand to the west, old and new practices started to co-exist in its streets and there is a wealth of data sources.

The datasprint is aimed at understanding the city of Copenhagen in 1885 as a phenomenon (its people, its streets, its stories) through digital methods and a variety of data sources.

It works through getting people from different backgrounds together for collaborating on this topic, developing research questions, sharing competencies and learning from each other.

The datasprint will provide a stepping-stone into digital humanities and contribute to new research networks.

It is aimed at students and staff from universities around Denmark. Prior knowledge of digital working methods is not a prerequisite for participation.

The educational purposes is to create a framework for learning about:

  • A historical topic and period
  • Cultural, social and urban history
  • Digital research methods
  • Software for research
  • Digitized sources and digital collection

Find further information and register here