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Final Seminar of Digital Humanities Academy Programme

DIGIHUM programme addresses novel methods and techniques in which digital technology and computational science are used for collecting, managing and analysing data in humanities and social sciences research, as well as for modelling humanities and social science phenomena. This seminar, which celebrates the end of the programme, is open for all those who are interested in the latest results and developments in the field of digital humanities. The seminar takes place in Helsinki (Academy of Finland, Hakaniemenranta 6), but it will be possible to follow the seminar online.


11.00–12.00 Registration and lunch
12.00–12.10 Opening words by Prof. Petri Karonen, Chair of the DIGIHUM Steering Committee
12.10–12.55 Keynote by Prof. Jaakko Suominen (Univ. Turku): ”Towards Post-Digital Research?”
12.55–13.45 Project presentations (à 20+5 min.)

  • Prof. Tuomas Harviainen (Univ. Tampere), “Extremist Networks, Narcotics and Criminality in Online Darknet Environments”
  • Prof. Eero Hyvönen (Aalto Univ. / Univ. Helsinki), “Finnish Parliament on the Semantic Web: Using ParliamentSampo Data Service and Semantic Portal for Studying Political Culture and Language”

13.45–14.00 Coffee break
14.00–15.15 Project presentations (à 20+5 min.)

  • Dr. Outi Vesakoski & Prof. Päivi Onkamo (Univ. Turku), ”Digitalizing our Uralic Past: Language, Archeology and Geography”
  • Prof. Mika Kivimäki (Univ. Helsinki), “Utilizing Digital Data to Improve Working Conditions in Health Care”
  • Prof. Mikko Kurimo (Aalto Univ.), Dr. Jorma Laaksonen (Aalto Univ.) & Prof. Hannu Salmi (Univ. Turku), “Exploring Audiovisual Cultural Heritage with Digital Tools: The Finnish Fiction Film in 1907–2017”

15.15–16.00 Panel discussion: ”Digital humanities and the promise of methodological added value”
Moderator: Liisa Mayow (Kaskas).
Panel participants:

  • Prof. Katja Valaskivi (Univ. Helsinki)
  • Dr. Outi Vesakoski (Univ. Turku)
  • Prof. Mika Kivimäki (Univ. Helsinki)
  • Prof.  Eero Hyvönen (Aalto Univ. / Univ. Helsinki)
  • Prof. Hannu Salmi (Univ. Helsinki)

Networking (salad buffet)

Register by 3 November


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Hakaniemenranta 6
Helsinki, 00531 Suomi
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