Helsinki Di­gital Hu­man­it­ies Hack­a­thon 2023

Helsinki Di­gital Hu­man­it­ies Hack­a­thon 2023 lead image

Helsinki Di­gital Hu­man­it­ies Hack­a­thon 2023, University of Helsinki, May 24–June 2, 2023

The Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon is a chance to experience an interdisciplinary research project from start to finish within the span of 10 days. For researchers and students from computer science and data science, the hackathon gives the opportunity to test their abstract knowledge against complex real-life problems. For people from the humanities and social sciences, it shows what is possible to achieve with such collaboration.
For both, the hackathon gives the experience of intensely working with people from different backgrounds as part of an interdisciplinary team, as, during the hackathon, each group develops a digital humanities research project from start to finish. Working together, they formulate research questions with respect to particular data sets, develop and apply methods and tools to answer them, and present the work at the end of the hackathon. 

This year, the hackathon groups are organised around the following four themes:

  • Letter metadata and society understanding
  • Interactional dynamics of online discussion 
  • Early modern scientific publications
  • Political polarization in the parliament

The hackathon will take place between 24.5.–2.6.2023. The participants are expected to commit to the hackathon for the whole period; work takes place mainly between 10 AM and 5 PM on weekdays (the weekend is free!). In addition, there are two online pre-sessions on Wednesdays 10.5. and 17.5, between 2 – 4 PM UTC+03:00 for orientation, group formation and preparation for the intensive hackathon period. The participants are expected to attend also these pre-sessions. 

Participation to #DHH23 is free to all accepted participants. In addition, bursaries for travel and lodging are available.