The KU Leuven Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies is launching a call for applications for its ReIReS Course on “Digital Humanities and Historical Religious Studies”, which will be held at KU Leuven on March 30 – April 1, 2020, preceding, and in close partnership with the ReIReS Course organized at Turnhout.
The course organized by the KU Leuven Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies will concentrate on the digitization processes of medieval, modern, and contemporary historical sources and the diversified study of it; and on the possibilities and a number of best practices of DH tools. The course will benefit of the long-term multi- and interdisciplinary collaboration of historians, theologians, art historians, archivists; and welcomes applications of PhD students and postdocs in these fields.
The mornings of this course are focused on ongoing digitization projects of the Maurits Sabbe Library collections, including the projects of the Book Heritage Lab, the Centre for Capuchins in the Low Countries, and the Centre for the Study of the Second Vatican Council. In smaller groups the participants will be introduced to the collections and the opportunities and challenges of their digitization. In the afternoon short introductions and hands on sessions are provided on data-modeling, IIIF, text clustering through R and Python, and historical network research among others.
Applications and Fee
Applications are welcome by March 1, 2020. The school is open to scholars affiliated to the ReIReS consortium and to max. five persons from outside the consortium. Scholars from outside the consortium will pay a registration fee of € 395.00.
The school meets ReIReS Common Objectives and Standards
Specific Learning Goals
- will be able to define the possibilities and the limits of digital humanities (OCR, active and passive digitization; search tools);
- will develop a basic knowledge of how to develop digital search tools;
- shows familiarity with the diversity of documents (manuscripts, archival material, rare books;
- will adequately digitize simple documents such as books and prints of the 19th and 20th century;
- will detect problems in digitized texts;
- will be able to metadata archival material in view of adequate digitization.
Go here to see the program (subject to any changes).
ReIReS DH Course in Turnhout, April 1-3, 2020
The course offered by KU Leuven is in line with the course offered by Brepols April 1-3 , 2020. It may be interesting to follow both courses and to make use of the special bus transfer from Leuven to Turnhout. Here you can read more about the DH Course in Turnhout.
You can apply for the DH Course in at the KU Leuven before March 1, 2020 by filling out the form, indicating your name, affiliation, function and a short motivation. You will be informed within 14 days on receipt of your application.
Contact for more information Dries Bosschaert of KU Leuven.