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Workshop: Cross-university collaboration in Digital Humanities & Social Science and Digital Humanities & Cultural Heritage Education

This workshop is part of the DHNB Annual Conference. It was held online through 8-10 March, 2023.

The workshop – the sixth of its kind – focused on higher education in the digital humanities (DH), aiming at pedagogical development and infrastructure building. Workshop participants shared their DH teaching and administrative experiences, including discussions of strategies, tools, platforms, evaluations, outcomes, and problems.

Read more about the conference: Digital Humanities in the Nordic and Baltic Countries (DHNB) Conference 2023.


When: 7 March 2023, 8.30 – 12.30 (CET)
Where: Zoom

8:30-8:40 Welcome and introductions

8:40-9:30 Panel 1: Teaching Experiences I

  • An open educational resource for teaching digital humanities skills: The cultural analytics open science guide – Federico Pianzola (University of Groningen)
  • Global, social and cultural competencies of future EFL teachers: Germany-Ukraine universities cooperation – Maria Eisenmann (University of Wuerzburg), Anatoliy Prykhodko (Zaporizhzhia Polytechnic National University), Nataliia Lazebna (University of Wuerzburg), & Kateryna Lut (University of Wuerzburg)
  • Let's tweet again: Twitter as a tool for master students – Elena Duce Pastor (Autonoma University of Madrid)

9:30- 9:40 Coffee break

9:40-10:30 Panel 2: Teaching Experiences II

  • Programming and data visualization for academic audiences across institutions and disciplines: Lessons learned – Andres Karjus (Tallinn University; Datafigure Plc.)
  • rp4if.Teaching IIIF on Raspberry Pis – Wout Dillen (University of Borås) & Joshua Schäuble (University of Groningen)
  • Research-based teaching for better language and linguistics careers - Maja Miličević Petrović (University of Bologna), Tanja Samardžić (University of Zurich), Darja Fišer (CLARIN), Silvia Bernardini (University of Bologna), Iulianna van der Lek (CLARIN), Boban Arsenijević (University of Graz), & Marko Simonović (University of Graz)

10:30-10:40 Coffee break

10:40-11:30 Panel 3: Project-Based Learning

  • Experimentation in project-based education in DH – Ernesta Kazakėnaitė (Vilnius University) & Justina Mandravickaitė (Vilnius University)
  • Engaging students in digital humanities project of digitization, cataloguing and providing open access to the Ivo Maroević’s slide collection – Goran Zlodi (University of Zagreb)
  • Project-based approach to digital humanities in university education – Bence Vida Tivadar (ELTE University) & Palkó Gábor (ELTE University)

11:30-11:40 Coffee break

11:40-12:25 Nordic DH Education Updates

  • Training in the Swedish national infrastructure for humanities – Coppelie Cocq (Umeå University), Koraljka Golub (Linnaeus Unviersity), Marianne Gulberg (Lund University) & Cecilia Lindhé (Gothenburg University)
  • DASH: A PhD network for DH students in Sweden – Olle Sköld (Uppsala University) & Anna Foka (Uppsala University)
  • DH Reports from Finland – Mikko Tolonen (Helsinki University)
  • Revising programming instruction for DH students – Ahmad Kamal (Linnaeus University) ), Marcelo Milrad (Linnaeus University) & Ahmed Taiye Mohammed (Linnaeus University)

12:25-12:35 Coffee break

12:35-13:25 Working Group Initiatives                  

  • Reporting on the DH student exchange survey – Jonas Ingvarsson (University of Gothenburg) & Ahmad Kamal (Linnaeus University)
  • Further discussions: Project-based learning support, teaching workshops, and other potential initiatives

13:25-13:30 Concluding Remarks & Action Plans

Workshop themes

  • Collaborations/exchanges in digital humanities (DH) instruction
  • Project-based/problem-based DH education
  • Interdisciplinary/cross-disciplinary/cross-sectoral/international cooperation in DH education
  • Existing programs, modules or individual courses in DH (e.g., design, target student groups, content, job market, evaluation, experiences, lessons-learned)
  • Currently developed programs, modules or individual courses in DH (e.g., design choices, target student groups, resource management, related issues)
  • Capacity building for student employability

Call for papers

Candidates are invited to submit their proposals for a presentation. The presentations will be held in the workshop’s open period segment. The presentation should address a specific topic related to the workshop’s themes.

Proposals should be 300 words in length and are to be submitted to by 15 January 2023. Proposals will be reviewed by the workshop organizers. Presenters will be notified of acceptance the following week.


Ahmad Kamal (primary contact), Department of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities; iInstitute, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Jonas Ingvarsson (primary contact), Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, Faculty of Humanities; University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Koraljka Golub, Department of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities; iInstitute, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Isto Huvila, Olle Sköld and Anna Foka Department of ALM (Archival Science, Library & Information Science, and Museum & Heritage Studies), Uppsala University, Sweden
Marianne Ping Huang, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark
Mikko Tolonen, Helsinki Collegium of Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland 


The intended audience of this workshop are course instructors and programme managers for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences (DHSS) and Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (DHCH) programs; researchers working on DHSS/DHCH education; professionals interested in DHSS/DHCH program, courses, or modules.