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All the conference sessions will be held at the Maison du Savoir (MSA) Room 3.330.

Tuesday, May 31

Registration will be open from 8:30


Here you can find the abstracts of the workshops

9:30 – 12:30

Track 1 (MSA 3.390 – cap: 20) Machine Learning to Read Yesterday’s News. How semantic enrichments enhance the study of digitised historical newspapers
Marten During, Estelle Bunout and Lars Wieneke 

Track 2 (MSA 4.330 – cap: 20) Creating Data and Workflows for Humanities Research
Lorella Viola and Sean Takats

Track 3 (MSH DHLab – cap: 20) Automatically extract text, layout and metadata information from XML-files of OCR-ed historical texts (1)
Mirjam Cuper

12:30 -13:30 Lunch

13.30 – 16.30

Track 1 (MSA 2.220 – cap: 30) Greening Digital Humanities
James Baker, Jo Lindsay Walton, Lisa Otty, Christopher Ohge and Lea Beiermann

Track 2 (MSA 4.330 – cap: 20) Writing multi-layered articles – the example of the Journal of Digital History
Frédéric Clavert and Elisabeth Guérard

Track 3 (MSH DHLab – cap: 20) Automatically extract text, layout and metadata information from XML-files of OCR-ed historical texts (2)
Mirjam Cuper

Track 4 (MSA 3.390 – cap: 20) How are we working with digitised newspapers?
Estelle Bunout

Wednesday, June 1

Registration will be open from 8:30

9:00 – 9:30 Opening DH Benelux – 2022

9:30 – 10:30 Opening Keynote: Modeling and investigating variation in language use from a communicative perspective: methods, challenges, and types of evidence
Stefania Degaetano-Ortlieb (University of Saarbrücken)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break


11:00 – 11:25 A two-way street between AI research and media scholars [long]
Rasa Bocyte, Philo van Kemenade and Johan Oomen

11:25 – 11:50 Developing Data Stories as Enhanced Publications in Digital Humanities [long]
Willemien Sanders, Roeland Ordelman, Mari Wigham, Rana Klein, Jasmijn van Gorp and Julia Noordegraaf

11:50 – 12:05 Open Science and Linked Data to Create a FAIR Corpus of Intra- Belgian Literary Translations 1970-2020 [short]
Sven Lieber and Ann Van Camp

12:05 – 12:20 Extracting and providing online access to annotated and semantically enriched historical data. The AGODA project [short]
Marie Puren, Pierre Vernus, Aurélien Pellet and Nicolas Bourgeois

12:20 – 12:35 Moving beyond tool-oriented teaching within Digital Humanities: The challenge of appropriating the CLARIAH Media Suite into tool-supported [short]
Susan Aasman, Berber Hagedoorn, Sabrina Sauer, Iris Baas and Lisenka Bakker

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch


13:45 – 14:10 A network analysis of Wikipedia editors’ engagement with History: Interests, Identities, Power, and Hierarchy [long]
Petros Apostolopoulos

14:10 – 14:35 Key actors, events and discourses in the Gorman-Rijneveld translation controversy on Twitter [long]
Ewoud Goethals, Peter Mechant, Fien Messens and Julie M. Birkholz

14:35 – 14:50 “Dragen van mondkapjes niet nodig is” “mondkapjes zijn verplicht” How the Netherlands dealt with the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic [short]
Iris Baas, Tommaso Caselli and Marc Esteve Del Valle

14:50 – 15:05 Challenges on the promising road to Automatic Speech Recognition of privacy-sensitive Dutch doctor-patient consultation recordings [short]
Berrie van der Molen, Cristian Tejedor-García, Henk van den Heuvel, Roeland Ordelman, Toine Pieters, Sandra van Dulmen and Arjan van Hessen 

15:10 – 15:40 Coffee Break


15:40 – 15:55 Understanding historical bias through data-driven methods. Digitisation and data enrichment of 100.000+ pages of handwritten police reports (Antwerp, 1829-1945) [short]
Lith Lefranc, Ilja Van Damme and Mike Kestemont

15:55 – 16:10 Extraction and Classification of Historical Stamp Cards using Computer Vision [short]
Kenzo Milleville, Krishna Kumar Thirukokaranam Chandrasekar, Thibault Blyau, Aurora Iannello, Umberto Michelucci and Steven Verstockt

16:10 – 16:25 Unlocking web archives through metadata, seed lists and derived data [short]
Valérie Schafer and Frédéric Clavert

18:30 Reception at the National Library of Luxembourg (Luxembourg City)

Thursday, June 2

Registration will be open from 8:30 – 9:00 Registration


9:00 – 9:25 Defying Expectations: Stylistically Unconventional Anger in a Contemporary Dutch Literary Novel [long]
Julia L. Neugarten, Lisanne M. Van Rossum and Joris J. Van Zundert

9:25 – 9:50 Using CLIP to extract and analyze images of the family in 3,000 Dutch-language children’s books, 1800-1940 [long]
Thomas Smits, Paavo Van der Eecken and Vanessa Joosen

9:50 – 10:15 A Distant Reading of Gender Bias in Dutch Literary Prizes [long]
Noa Visser, Andreas van Cranenburgh and Dong Nguyen

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break


10:45 – 11:10 Claudine at the workshop: the impact of Willy and his secretaries on Colette’s writing [long]
Florian Cafiero and Marie Puren

11:10 – 11:35 The Shape of Doubt: Employing data visualization to investigate stylistic features in the narrative works of Italo Calvino [long]
Margherita Parigini and Tommaso Elli

11:35 – 12:00 Un-mixing the re-mix. Publishing the complete manuscripts of Anne Frank [long]
Peter de Bruijn, Ellie Bleeker, Marielle Scherer, Peter Boot, Karina van Dalen-Oskam, Ronald Haentjens Dekker, Gijsjan Brouwer and Bas Doppen

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

12:00 – 13:00 Steering Committee (closed)

13:00 – 13:45 Demo session onsite
MSA 3rd Floor 3.010

13:00 – 13:45 Poster virtual
MSA 3rd Floor 3.390

13:45 – 14:30 Poster session onsite
MSA 3rd Floor next to the conference room

13:45 – 14:30 Demo session: virtual
MSA 3rd Floor 3.390

14:30 – 15:15 Zortify Round Table: Hybrid Knowledge: New Insights in Augmented Intelligence for Human Decision-Making

15:15 – 15:30 Short Break


15:30 – 15:55 User demand for supporting advanced analysis of historical text collections [long]
Max Kemman and Steven Claeyssens

15:55 – 16:20 Exploring the History of Digital History: Setting an Agenda [long]
Gerben Zaagsma

16:20 – 16:45 Historic machines from ‘prams’ to ‘Parliament’: new avenues for collaborative linguistic research [long]
Mia Ridge, Giorgia Tolfo, Kalle Westerling, Nilo Pedrazzini and Barbara McGillivray

16:45 – 17:00 A clash of colorful worlds. Distant viewing the use of color in Western visual representations of the orient and occident, 1890- 1920 [short]
Thomas Smits, Melvin Wevers and Eleonora Paklons

17:00 – 17:15 Cutting history at its joints; a computational approach to periodizing the history of a concept [short]
Hugo Hogenbirk

19:00 Social Dinner

Friday, June 3

8:30 – 9:00 Registration


9:00 – 9:25 From manuscript to syntactic tree: the long journey of a mathematical text [long]
Margherita Fantoli, Miryam De Lhoneux and Beatrice Sisana

9:25 – 9:50 Bibliographic and textual studies and the personal library [long]
John Walsh, Alexandra Wingate, Caroline Nurkkala, Daniel Evans Alyssa, Mertka and Jennifer Christie

9:50 – 10:15 Medieval Sweden – a reference work transformed into XML [long]
Olof Karsvall and Leif-Jöran Olsson

10:20 – 10:50 Coffee Break


10:50 – 11:15 Whose ‘I’ is it anyway? Comparing a rule-based approach and a BERT token- classifier for quote detection in Dutch newspapers [long]
Kim Smeenk, Herbert Kruitbosch, Frank Harbers and Marcel Broersma

11:15 – 11:40 What’s a ‘Liberal’ newspaper anyway? [long]
Kaspar Beelen, Jon Lawrence and Mariona Coll Ardanuy

11:40 – 11:55 Comparing the performance and usability of state-of-the-art OCR workflows on French-Dutch bilingual historical sources [short]
Alec Van den Broeck, Tess Dejaeghere, Vincent Ducatteeuw, Lise Foket, Sally Chambers, Christophe Verbruggen, Julie M. Birkholz and Frederic Lamsens

11:55 -12:10 Detecting Perspectives on Population Sub-Groups in Pillarised Newspapers [short]
Ryan Brate

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch

Session 3.03 RESEARCH DATA

13:30 – 13:55 How are Contentious Words Represented in the Linked Open Data of a Museum Collection? [long]
Erin Louise Colyer, Vira Dvoriak, Virginia Marx and Livia Theunissen

13:55 – 14:20 Data Montage: Towards Coherence in Multimodal Data Representation [long]
Sara Akhlaq, Arran Ridley, Mark-Jan Bludau and Marian Dörk

14:20 – 14:45 Enriching Cultural Heritage Data for Research – the Quest for Interoperability in Audiovisual Archives [long]
Mari Wigham, Willem Melder and Roeland Ordelman

14:50 – 15:15 Short Break

15:15 – 16:15 Closing Keynote: Cultural Bias of (Digitized) Natural History Collections
Andreas Weber (University of Twente)

16:15 – 17:00 Conference closing