JTDH Workshop 8.-9.3. Mapping memory studies and transitional justice with digital methods: text, image & geospace

This 2-day workshop brings together scholars and students to discuss post-authoritarian and post-conflict accountability issues against the backdrop of innovative digital methods to study questions of individual and collective dealing with the past. The first part of the workshop centers on open tools and resources for NLP analysis of Croatian language developed by the ReLDI initiative, methods of digital analysis of history with open-source tools such as HISTOGRAPH. The goal is to discuss the role of digital and digitized content analysis for the FramNat project in particular, and transitional justice studies in general. Participants include Croatian computational linguist, Nikola Ljubešić, affiliated with the Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slobodan Beliga from University of Rijeka, and digital humanities scholar, Daniele Guido, from the University of Luxembourg. The second part of the workshop is dedicated to geospatial mapping of cultural memory, heritage as well as human rights abuses. Research on these issues are carried out on web platforms such as Rijeka GeoMap and OSCE’s “Bosnia War Crimes Map.” This part of the workshop discusses and reviews methods to link different events, locations and actors to create network maps that capture these trends.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Day 1: Language resources, Text and Transitional Justice in the Digital Age

  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am |    Introduction

Opening speech & presentation of projects by organizers

  • 9: 30 pm – 12:30 pm | HISTOGRAPH: A Case of Visualization and Text Analysis

Guest Speaker: Daniele Guido, University of Luxembourg

Part 1: Introduction to Histograph Project

Part 2: Digital Methods: Challenges & Prospects

  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm |  Lunch
  • 1:30 am – 4:30 pm |    FRAMNAT & ReLDI: Identity, Nationhood through the lens of Linguistic Methods & Tools

Guest speaker: Nikola Ljubešić, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana

Part 1: Basic NLP methods for Croatian, Serbian and Slovene

Part 2: Harvesting, processing and visualizing social media data

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Day 2: Memory Studies 2.0: Resources, Objects, Events and the Digital Space

  • 9:30 am – 11:00 am |  Linguistic methods and tool

Guest speaker: Nikola Ljubešić, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana (Part 1)

Guest speaker: Slobodan Beliga, University of Rijeka, IT Department (Part 2)

Part 1: Hands-on ReLDI library & Hands-on TweetGeo /TweetCAt
Part 2: Selectivity-Based Keyword Extraction (SBKE) method: extracting keywords from the source text represented as a network

  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm |  Lunch
  • 1: 30 pm – 4:30 pm |   Closing Roundtable: Case Study and Lessons Learned

Part 1:  Cultural Spaces in Rijeka: Geo-mapping & the City
(e.g. diachronic approach to mapping, mapping soundscapes)

Part 2: Discussion & moving forward: Slobodan Beliga, Nikola Ljubešić, Arnaud Kurze, Vjeran Pavlaković, Benedikt Perak

To register for workshop please fill the form on https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSem5k7XoSZSqISYcJuA0uM_aTMPhY7BXA92cm7kN1orwre65g/viewform

For further information please contact Benedikt Perak bperak@ffri.hr