Category: DH Summer School 2017

[workshop] Laws as a trace of History. Searching for societal shifts in XML data

This workshop aims to explore the digital collection of laws of the Official Compilation (Recueil Officiel des lois fédérales) from 1947 to 1998. Unlike most literary texts, legal texts are deeply nested and interlinked: they require a specific approach, but their systematic structure also facilitates the extraction of numeric and categorical data, such as dates […]

The datasprint

On its last day, the Summer School will host a so-called “datasprint”–a hackathon based on data. What is a hackathon, you ask? A hackathon is originally a gathering of developers organized by team around project bearers with the objective of producing a prototype application in a few hours. In our case, the datasprint will be […]