1.11.2018 Hands-on session

13.30-16.30 Parallel hands-on workshops on: 

at Kalvskinnet Campus

S1: Ontology-based qualitative data analysis of scholarly practice, (Costis Dallas, Dariah Dimpo),  Suhmhuset 3 hours.

S2: FULLText data analytics, Python libraries and Jupiter notebook (Derek Jakson, Harvard University)  Room 128, Gunnerus library3 hours 

S3: 3D modelling (Dag-Øyvind Engtrø Solem, Niku) Room Theodor Pettersen, Gunnerus House, 2 hours. 

S4: VR in learning (Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, NTNU University.)  Gunnerus Library, 2nd floor (small groups)

S5: Web-Mapping, Web GIS and Visualization of Geospatial Data (Piraye Hacıgüzeller Ghent University, Belgium) Room B221, Gunnerus library , 4 hours 

  S6: Writing And Publishing On The Web Together Using Github ( Annika Rockenberger, Research Librarian for Digital Humanities,The National Library of Norway) Room 129 Gunnerus Library, 3 hours.


Gunnerus Library at Kalvskinnet Campus

Workshop description

S1:Ontology-based analysis of scholarly practice: This workshop introduces an innovative ontology-based approach to investigate the information and communication practices and needs of arts and humanities researchers in the digital environment. Participants will be introduced to scholarly domain modeling andthe NeDIMAH Methods Ontology (NeMO), the basics of episodic interviewing, and the principles and tools for qualitative data analysis (QDA). Based on theirown experience, they will then develop research questions and a thematic guide suitable for scholarly activity mapping, plan and conduct a brief episodicinterview, and perform ontology-based coding and analysis of interviewing data using the MaxQDA qualitative data analysis software. No prior technical experience is assumed, but familiarity with data modeling and qualitative research methods will be a plus.

With Costis Dallas(see Keynote speakers)

at :13.30-16.30

Requirements: Bring your own laptop

Venue:Suhmhuset, Kalvskinnet campus

S2: Text data analytics, Python libraries and Jupiter notebook workshop: The workshop will begin with a look at data/metadata, and how it can be structured or unstructured,specifically looking at XML as a tool for describing information that is intended to be read by humans and computers. We will then look at some Tools for processing this data, specifically python and a few python libraries that are useful, Natural Language Processing, and how these can be used with Jupyter Notebooks. We will also look at how research can be shared through visualizationand digital texts, while also thinking about how the production of these documents often exclude people and what can be done to make research accessible to wider range of people and users. Finally we will walk through the process with an example using all of the tools we have looked at. At the end we will reserve time so that you may also “play” with the tools, install notebooks,play with data, look for data, and explore what we have discussed.

With Derek Jakson, (see Keynote speakers)

at 13.30-16.30

Requirements: Bring your own laptop

Venue:  Gunnerus library, Room 128 Kalvskinnet campus

S3: 3D modelling workflow Workshop: The 3D modeling workflow workshop will demonstrate the process of making 3D models with the photogrammetry method. A selected object will be photographed on a turntable, and the workflow from a collection of pictures to a complete 3D model will be demonstrated. If time allows, a small animation with the 3D model can be created.

With Dag-Øyvind Engtrø Solem (NIKU) , who completed his master’s degree in 2005, and has mostly worked as field archaeologist since. In Norway, he has been  working for NIKU and for several of the district museums and county municipalities. In addition, he has  participated in excavations in Ireland and Greece and has worked for a shorter period of time with LIDAR and Askeladden for Nord-Trøndelag County Municipality. Now he works as a professional consultant regarding digital documentation for NIKU in Trondheim

at 13.30-15.30


Venue:Theodor Pettersen Gunnerushuset, Kalvskinnet campus

Requirements: Bring your own laptop


S4: Workshop: Immersive Technologies (VR/AR) for learning 

Immersive technologies, as an umbrella term for virtual, augmented reality and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR), have had an explosive development in recent years and open great opportunities in the context of education and training. This workshop provides an introduction to how these technologies afford immersive, adaptive and explorative learning spaces, well suited for developing high-impact pedagogies. The participants will be able to explore virtual museums and labs, walk the streets of ancient cities, dive to the bottom of the sea and visit Machu Picchu or International Space Station in VR.

The workshop is held by Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland is Professor at the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning at NTNU (see Keynote speakers) .

at 14.00-15.30 in small groups

Venue: Gunnerus library 2nd floor

Requirements: none



S5: Web-Mapping, Web GIS and Visualization of Geospatial Data

This workshop comprises two parts. In the first (2 hrs), participants will be introduced to the idea of online mapping and GIS, and will get the chance to create their own online maps using platforms such as ArcGIS online and CARTO Builder. Through hands on applications participants will also be introduced to  javascript mapping libraries  such as Mapbox.js and OpenLayers , geospatial data format GeoJSON  and the idea of version controlling geospatial datasets. In the second part (2 hrs), the basics of visualising geospatial datasets using Phyton and R languages will be introduced.

Basic knowledge of geographical information systems and related concepts such as vector and raster data structures is necessary for this workshop.

with Piraye Hacıgüzeller  a postdoctoral research assistant at the Archaeology Department of Ghent University and the Ghent Center for Digital Humanities. She has a BSc degree in civil engineering (METU, Turkey), an MA degree in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology (KU Leuven) and a PhD in archaeology (UcL). Since 2003, she worked as a geospatial data manager and analyst in several archaeological research projects in the eastern Mediterranean. She has carried out postdoctoral research on the archaeological applications of GIS and digital mapping at KU Leuven and the University of Oxford. She is currently coordinating all activities related to geospatial information at the Ghent Center for Digital Humanities, while continuing her research on critical mapping and critical GIS, spatial at analysis and new knowledge politics in the digital age within the Department of Archaeology.

at 13.30-17.30

Requirements: Bring you own laptop.

Venue: Kalvkinnet campus, Gunnerus library room 221


S6: Writing And Publishing On The Web Together Using Github : a workshop on GitHub as a source of software, scripts, and programs. The workshop will concentrate on the various aspects as such:

*   GitHub can also be used to work on text documents?

*   GitHub enables collaboration on documents and software entirely through the web interface?

*   you can create a simple webpage with a few clicks through GitHub?

*   you don’t need any knowledge of the command-line version control tool ‘git’ to do all this?

This course will teach you how to do all these things, and more. The seminar is aimed at graduate students, researchers and librarians, and tailored towards those with very little to no experience in the subjects taught. Experience with git or GitHub or similar services is not necessary. Time permitting, at the end of the workshop those interested can learn how to do the same operations using command line ‘git’. Read more here

with Annika Rockenberger has a background in literary studies, European history, and communication science. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy of philology from the University of Oslo where she has been working since 2012. In 2013 she initiated the Oslo-based Digital Humanities network that lay the foundation of the Nordic Association for Digital Humanities (DHN) which she co-founded in 2015. She has been active as a DH ambassador in Norway and the Nordic Countries as well as in Europe. Since 2018 she is working as research librarian for digital humanities at the National Library of Norway.

at 13.30-15.30

Venue:Room 129 Gunnerus librar, Kalvskinnet campus

Requirements: Bring your own laptop

From Henrik Mathiessen archive,