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Course | Digital Skills Workshop

LUCDH Winter Workshop & Teach the Teachers Workshop in Digital Skills (closed)

Monday 24 January 2022 - Friday 28 January 2022
Monday - Thursday 09:30 - 13:00 (each day); Friday 10:00 - 12:00

From Monday 24 to Friday 28 January 2022, the Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities and the Centre for Digital Scholarship will co-organize a Winter/Teach the Teachers Workshop in Digital Skills and Thinking for the Humanities.

After this week you will have seen a wide range of examples of concepts and tools for digital data, analysis, (visual) storytelling, and didactics and will have gained working knowledge with some of them. The aim of this workshop is to (better) integrate digital skills, methods, and theory in our teaching, but the things you will learn here will also benefit your research.

The workshop will be taught online. The schedule and planned topics are as follows:

Monday (9:30 – 13:00) Introduction to Python

  • Introduction to Jupyter notebooks (Jelena)
  • Introduction to Python programming (Jelena, Peter)

Tuesday (9:30 – 13:00): Text Mining & Tool Criticism

  • Sentiment analysis (Peter)
  • Topic modelling (Jelena)
  • Tool criticism (Peter)

Wednesday (9:30 – 13:00): Text Representation & Web Technologies

  • Put meaning into text with HTML and Markdown (Ben)
  • Make your own webpage (Ben/Angus)

 Thursday (9:30 – 13:00): Data Visualization

  • Data visualization (Angus)

Friday (10:00 – 12:00) Round table: DH Didactics

Is this course for you?
The 5-morning workshop is of particular interest to those who provide education at the Faculty of the Humanities.

How do I register? (closed)
If you would like to participate in this 5-day, 3 hour/day workshop, or have further questions about participation, please send an e-mail to lucdh@hum.leidenuniv.nl. The teaching will be fully online via MS Teams due to precautionary Covid measures. 

Your e-mail should include the following information:

  • Your name and (institutional) affiliation.
  • A brief characterization of your current digital proficiencies and interests (NB you do not need these to qualify for participation, this workshop is aimed at people with non- or a basic understanding of digital technology in the humanities/teaching).
  • Optional: which of the courses you teach and would like to (better) integrate digital concepts and skills with. Please include a link to the e-study guide per course or provide another form of course description.
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