Upcoming events

March, 31st: Connect Seminar

Digin will organize a seminar focusing on the research done by doctoral students on Friday 31 March from 12:15 p.m. The seminar aims to increase knowledge about digital humanities research and to offer a chance to network with other researchers with similar interests.

The seminar is directed at everyone interested in Digital Humanities. We ask you to inform especially the doctoral students about this event.

The seminar will be held in Porthan lecture room (Maaherran makasiini, Henrikinkatu 10, entrance from courtyard). No registration required.




12:15 Maiju Hietaketo (English): Digital Conversation Starters: Creating a Typology of Thread Opening Posts on Discussion Forums

12:45 Liudmila Sivetc (Legal science): State Regulation of Free Expression through the Internet Infrastructure: the Case of Russia

13:15 Break

13:30 Vasiliki Koniakou (Legal science): Internet Governance and Tragedy of the Commonly Cited but Rarely Present Average User

14:00 Andrei Muravev (Contemporary History): Outline of Finnish labor movement during the 1920`s


Past events

November, 6th: Connect! Workshop: Perspectives on Digital Humanities

Digin will organize a workshop on Friday 6th of November 2015 starting from 12:15. The workshop will discuss research done by the members of the network. We will also have Dr. Marten Düring from Digital Humanities Labs, Luxemburg, as our guest speaker.

Connect! workshop is directed at everyone interested in Digital Humanities.

The workshop will be held in Janus Auditorium (1st floor, Sirkkala, Kaivokatu 12, Turku).


12:15 histoGraph – Crowdbased Indexation and Graph-based Exploration
Dr. Marten Düring, Digital Humanities Lab, Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE), Luxemburg

13:15 From “hairballs” to New Knowledge: Methodological Thoughts of How to Visualize Content-based Data from BigText
Doc. Kimmo Elo, University Lecturer, Department of Political Science and Contemporary History/University of Turku and German Language/Åbo Akademi

13:45 Reconstructions of the Past or Digital Lies? – Mixed Reality Technology and Historical Research
MA Lauri Viinikkala, PhD Student, Finnish History/University of Turku

14:15 Break

14:30 Designing Reality Guides
MSc Tomi Suovuo, PhD Student, Department of Information Technology/University of Turku

15.00 ParseBank-Project
MSc Juhani Luotolahti, Research Assistant, Department of Information Technology/University of Turku

15:30 Toy-based Play in the Age of the Ludic Turn
Dr. Katriina Heljakka, Postdoctoral Researcher, Digital Culture/University of Turku

16.00 Closing of the workshop


17.9.2015: Prof. Annette Markham: two guest lectures

Thursday, September 17
Place: Seminar Room E325 Media Studies, Minerva, Sirkkala Campus, Kaivokatu 12
Talk 1: Remix(ing) methods: Ethical innovations for digital research contexts
Time: 10.15-11.45
Talk 2: Getting people to be their own participant observers: Ethnographic techniques for reaching richness in social media contexts
Time: 14.15-15.45

2.–3.10.2015: Symposium on Ethics in Digital Humanities

In the beginning of October, Digin will organize and host a two-day international seminar on research ethics.
Plenary speakers:
Elizabeth Buchanan
PhD, Endowed Chair and Director, Center for Applied Ethics
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Kai K. Kimppa
PhD, Information Systems Science
Turku School of Economics
Cornelius Puschmann
PhD, Postdoctoral researcher, The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)
Acting professor of communication science, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
10:00–10:15     Welcome
10.15‒11.15     Plenary I: Cornelius Puschmann: Ethical Issues in Digital Humanities Research
11.15–12:45     Lunch
12.45–13.30     Sari Östman: Contextually Reflexive Research Ethics
13.30–14.00     Abayomi Bayere: Who is looking at MyCloud – Angels or Demons
14.00–14.30     Coffee
14.30–16.00     Concurrent seminar: student presentations
 14.30–15.00 Mila Oiva: Reklama! Studying the Conceptual History of Polish Advertising in 1950–1980 with DH methods
15.00–15.30 Vesa Koskela: Online Wars
15.30–16.00 Meri-Tuulia Kaarakainen ja Heikki Hutri: Data Collection with Web-based Methods: Privacy protection and confidentiality​
10.15-11.15      Plenary II: Elizabeth Buchanan: Living in a Time of (Un)Ethical Algorithms
11.15-12.00      Ville Leppänen: Overview of CyberTrust project: Goals, activities and state of the art of threats in digital cyber world
12.00-13.30      Lounas
13.30-14.15      Susanna Paasonen: ‘Pervy role-play and such’: girls' experiences of sexual messaging online
14.15-14.30      Tauko
14.30-15.30      Plenary III: Kai Kimppa: Ethics of Gamers as Users in the Net

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