logo enThe Open Access and freely downloadable "Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2018” have been published online at Linköping University Electronic Press .

It contains four contributions from the Netherlands:

Title Authors
Discovering software resources in CLARIN Jan Odijk
Media Suite: Unlocking Archives for Mixed Media Scholarly Research Roeland Ordelman, Liliana Melgar, Carlos Martinez-Ortiz, Julia Noordegraaf and Jaap Blom
Operationalizing “public debates" across digitized heterogeneous mass media datasets in the development and use of the Media Suite Berrie van der Molen, Jasmijn van Gorp and Toine Pieters
LaMachine: A meta-distribution for NLP software Maarten van Gompel and Iris Hendrickx
The complete publication can be downloaded but the individual articles can be downloaded separately as well (see links in the table above).


The wonderful world of animals and plants still has so many undiscovered stories. The ATHENA data portal combines historical, archaeological and ecological data by species to facilitate interdisciplinary research into Dutch biodiversity in the near and distant past.

During the launch, the initiators talk about the realization of the project with the help of many partners, the inexhaustible resources and the limitless possibilities. This promises to be an interesting afternoon for nature lovers and professionals.

This project is financed by CLARIAH: a distributed research infrastructure for researchers in the humanities.

When: Monday 1 July 2019, 13:00 - 17:30 (including drinks)
Where: Aula Academiegebouw (reception and drinks in Room 1636) Domplein 29, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Language: Dutch
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13:00 – 13:30 Reception with coffee & tea
13:30 – 13:40 Opening
13:40 – 14:10 Database and biology: Thomas van Goethem, Radboud Universiteit & Universiteit Utrecht
14:10 – 14:40 History: Jan Luiten van Zanden, Universiteit Utrecht
14:40 – 15:10 Archeology: Inge van der Jagt & Otto Brinkkemper, Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed
15:10 – 15:30 Citizen science project: ‘'Adopt an animal or a plant’
15:30 – 16:00 Casestudy ‘De bolderik’: Joop Schaminée, Radboud Universiteit & Wageningen University & Research
16:00 – 16:30 Casestudy ‘De ringslang’: Rob Lenders, Radboud Universiteit
16:30 – 17:30 Closing & drinks


More information (PDF)


More information can be found here: https://www.clarin.eu/news/clarin-searching-external-relations-officer.

Please, feel free to share this information with your contacts or anyone who might be interested in the offered position.

Note regular presence at CLARIN Office in Utrecht is required, but the job could in principle be taken up from any country in Europe as basis.


Letters crop

Scholars in the humanities work with many different kinds of materials and sources. We risk being overwhelmed with the available amount of information, and our organizational computer skills rarely go beyond organizing files in a hierarchy of folders and sub-folders. Working within large amounts of data (in digital form) requires a more systematic management and way of approach: that of a database.

The workshop “Thinking like a database” offers insights into the opportunities and challenges of digitally gathering and storing of information, and on modelling and structuring our materials and at a conceptual level. Using an online multimedia database (LAB 1100’s nodegoat technology), we discuss and try out the complexities of organizing and managing your materials in structured datasets. This also allows you to create relational modes of analysis, mapping the geographic, social and temporal connections between your materials and data.

The workshop will be jointly organised by LAB 1100 and Prof. Joep Leerssen and Dr Christian from the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies.

Date: Thursday 4 July (morning and afternoon sessions) and Friday 5 July
Venue: University of Amsterdam, Bushuis, Kloverniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam

Free of charge for members of the Huizinga Institute

For further information and registration please contact:

Dr Christian Noack
Director of the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies
+31 20 525 4677

fubThe DH Training Workshop: Digital Methods for Linguistic Investigation will take place November 13-15, 2019 at Freie Universität Berlin.

The event is organized by Simona Olivieri, Humboldt Research Fellow at Seminar für Semitistik und Arabistik, Freie Universität Berlin, with the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

The workshop will bring together 20 trainees together with experts to share experiences, methods and techniques for the creation, management and use of linguistic data.
Our aim is to present a sketch of different methodologies for the digital treatment of languages and linguistic information, and to give an overall view of the benefits of applying digital methods to investigate humanities research questions.

Ideal trainees will be students, PhD students and postdocs from linguistic disciplines interested in digital treatment of languages, e-lexicography and creation of digital resources.

The training will focus on standards-compliant representations of texts in digital form, and sessions will be organized in hands-on slots on data modeling and managing.

Main instructors will be Laurent Romary (Directeur de Recherche, Inria, Team ALMAnaCH, France), Toma Tasovac, (Director of the Belgrade Center for Digital Humanities (BCDH)/Director of DARIAH-EU), and Giuliano Lancioni (Roma Tre University).
The workshop will also feature public lectures to present Digital Humanities projects on Arabic and Syriac. Keynote lectures will be given by Simona Olivieri (FU Berlin) and Giuliano Lancioni (Roma Tre University), Karlheinz Mörth (Director of the Austrian Center for Digital Humanities – Austrian Academy of Sciences), and George Kiraz (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton / Beth Mardutho).

Applicants should submit their bio and a short proposal presenting their background and interest in the field. The description of a concrete project involving linguistic data that they
would like to work on during the training sessions will also be considered in the selection.

All documents should be sent as a single PDF-file attachment labelled as “Last Name_DHWorkshopFU.pdf” to Dr. Simona Olivieri by July 15, 2019.
Attendees will be required to bring their laptops and sample data to the training sessions, so to be able to work on the application of the methodologies presented by the instructors.

Participation is free of charge.

Important dates:

May 15, 2019 First call for participation
June 24, 2019 Second call for participation
July 15, 2019 Deadline call for participation
July 28, 2019 Notification of acceptance
November 13-15, 2019 Workshop dates
Further inquiries can be sent to
Read more at FUB website: https://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/en/e/semiarab/semitistik/termine/Digital-Methods-for-Linguistic-Investigation.html