Trainings

Throughout the year, ELTE.DH offers free training opportunities for the faculty and the people in doctoral training programmes at ELTE.

The main topics are:
Handling born digital materials

This training places emphasis on digital forensics and explains its methods which enable the restoration of the content of a hard disk, i.e. a born digital manuscript (including corrupted or deleted files). There are softwares that can reconstruct the writing process (corrections, transcriptions, erasures, etc.) to provide the genetic display of a particular work.

Publishing scholarly editions online

The publication of scholarly editions online is one of the most well-defined areas of digital humanities. Not only the methodology, the procedures and the markup language coding have been standardized over the last decades, but its reflexive academic practice has also emerged, with journals, conference series, manuals, and various trainings. This training provides insight into digital philology in practice-oriented ways, in the context of specific texts and services.

Digital science metrics and source text research

Participants become familiar with recently developed methods of measuring scientific performance in addition to traditional bibliometric tools. They get acquainted with other possibilities of mapping scientific networks and research collaborations beyond citation indexes, and with the expanding apparatus of impact assessment, including social media coverage analysis. All illustrated by a series of both national and international examples.

Digital cultural heritage

A wider audience, and even researchers increasingly interact with the objects of culture in digital form. However, the digital cultural heritage, while remaining connected with its analogue “origins”, functions primarily in accordance with the conditions of its own medium. These conditions are discussed in the training: the process of handling, archiving, publishing and describing cultural objects, whether books, manuscripts, works of art, or any other cultural artefacts which can be digitised; what happens with these objects in the collections, how they are gathered in portals such as Europeana, and what kind of possibilities and dangers the process of aggregation implies. 

Stilometry: text analysis with computer methods

Stylometry is an umbrella concept for the quantification of textual properties and conclusions drawn from these. These properties can be almost anything that occur in the text and their cardinality can be applied as a reference point: grammatical classes, word forms, punctuation, names, or even letters. The study of stylometric analysis serves to identify various patterns in a particular text: e.g. whether the textus is verbal or nominal, what kind of lexical diversity it has, etc. Another approach to stylometry is drawing conclusions on the relationship between multiple texts, when, for instance, comparing texts in grammar or style. During the training, ELTE.DH provides practical insights into these two branches of stylometry. 

When enough participants sign up for a certain topic, we organize the training on a previously agreed date.

If you would like to sign-up for one or more of the topics above, please send an email to digihum@elte.hu.