2018 | Processing and Analysing Images

From 3-7 September 2018, the University of Antwerp's Literature Department hosted an in-depth and hands-on curriculum to familiarise novice (digital) humanists with the state-of-the-art technologies that are nowadays available to researchers who take an active interest in 'pixel-based' artifacts in the Humanities. Topics for the summer school included technologies such as XML, IIIF and Handwritten Text Recognition.


The bulk of the summer school's training programme will be taught by Wout Dillen, Joshua Schäuble, and Dirk Van Hulle. Together, this team has expertise in teaching the theory and practice of Textual Criticism and Digital Scholarly Editing, as well as a series of associated technologies such as XML, XSLT, XPath, and Command Line Interfaces. The tutorial on IIIF that will be form the basis of the summer school's first week was developed by Joshua Schäuble and Wout Dillen.


Praise for the Summer School (2018)

"It was excellent. Was very instructive for many people, I think!"

"Pace was perfect as well as the manner of teaching. Very insightful session which wanted you to get started yourself."

"I like that the whole session worked towards a goal with the Raspberry Pis. It made it really interesting and helped to visualize the process a real environment. The sessions were easy to follow thanks to the overall layout and goals of the session."

"A very succesful class, good variety between hands on moments and theory."