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Center for Digital History Aarhus

About Us

The purpose of CEDHAR is to bring researchers together in order to improve and to develop knowledge of all four key dimensions of digital history. This is crucial in order to uphold the quality in scholarly work at a time where digital processes are influencing everything from information retrieval and data collection, to methods, publication, and outreach in historical research. CEDHAR provides scholars at ARTS with a clearly defined and highly visible arena for exploring and supporting work in all four dimensions:

1. Digital methods focuses on the use of digital approaches and supporting IT skills for research purposes.

2. Digital archives focuses on how the increased production and use of digital archives influence the nature of archival institutions and every-day research practices.

3. Digital history communication focuses on what the democratization of historical knowledge and uses of the past online means to historical research and outreach strategies. It strongly ties in with the work by danmarkshistorien.dk and nordics.info hosted in the department of History and Classical Studies.

4. New digital sources focuses on the new types of born-digital sources that historians increasingly need to handle, for instance the archived Web.

Drop in to Hacky Hours, we're here every Friday afternoon!

Place: Building 1463-515

Time: 13.00-15.00

Hacky hours are for everyone who is working on anything related to digital history. If you're a student, professor, or something in between, come hang out with us! Perhaps you're transcribing in Transkribus, curating pictures in Tropy, or doing analysis in R. We have cake and coffee, and you have a laptop and something related to digital history you want to do!


tor 13 feb
09:00-16:00 | Royal Library, Aarhus
Data Carpentry, 2-Day Workshop
Do you need to get a handle on your data? In this two-day workshop you will learn the essentials of computer-assisted research and acquire the skills necessary for data collection, management, cleaning, visualisation, and analysis. Whether you are a member of research team or standalone researcher, join us in a friendly environment to feel empowered and ready for data driven discovery!
ons 19 feb
09:15-12:00 | Nobelparken 1461-516, Aarhus University
Interactive maps with Leaflet in R
Do you want to make a map for a website, or share spatial data with colleagues in an accessible way? Have you heard about R? Join us at this half-day workshop!
tir 25 feb
09:30-16:00 | Nobelparken 1461-516, Aarhus University
Text-analysis and map-making with web tools
Do you have a lot of texts that you would like to quickly get a handle on? Do your resources contain place names and other spatial data you would like to plot in a map? This one-day workshop is for you!