Call for Applications for Helsinki Di­gital Hu­man­it­ies Hack­a­thon #DH­H19


Deadline: 02 April 2019
Open to: All MA level students from all over Europe
Venue: 15 –  24 May 2019 ​​in Helsinki, Finland

Description

The Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon is a chance to experience an interdisciplinary research project from start to finish within the span of 1½ weeks. For researchers and students from computer science, the hackathon gives the opportunity to test their abstract knowledge against complex real-life problems. For people from the humanities and social sciences, it shows what is possible to achieve with such collaboration. 

For both, the hackathon gives the experience of intensely working with people from different backgrounds as part of an interdisciplinary team, as, during the hackathon, each group will develop a digital humanities research project from start to finish. Working together, they will formulate research questions with respect to particular data sets, develop and apply methods and tools to answer them, and present the work at the end of the hackathon. 

Eligibility

The hackathon is aimed mainly for MA students and beyond.

Scholarship

We are prepared to sponsor approximately 20 participants outside Helsinki, Finland with travel (inside Europe) and accommodation. The travel costs will be reimbursed based on the cheapest alternative. You can apply for the sponsorship by filling out the Hackathon registration form – please provide an estimate of the travel costs in the form. Please do not make any bookings before you have been informed whether your sponsorship application is approved (5.4.2019). Note also that we anticipate that there will be more applications than what we can grant sponsorships for.

The sponsored accommodation will be located in the prize-winning and much appreciated Eurohostel near city centre by the sea. Accommodation will be in 2 person standard rooms (shared toilet and bathroom). More information about Eurohostel: https://eurohostel.eu/location.

Application

The applications received during the application period will be evaluated by the general DHH organizers and team leaders. Priority may be given to people with skills most deemed necessary – we aim for a balanced mix of students in computer science, humanities, and social sciences.

In order to apply, register HERE.

The official web-page.