Day 1 - 16 March 2021

All times CET

Introduction by Project Coordinator Antoine Doucet (University of La Rochelle, France)

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Keynote Speaker Presentations and Roundtable Discussion

2:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Moderated by Eva Pfanzelter (University of Innsbruck, Austria) and featuring Antoine Doucet (University of La Rochelle, France)

Ann Dooms, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

 ‘An image says more than a thousand words’

This talk will highlight how a mathematical approach can leverage the information hidden within images/scans of our cultural heritage.

Clemens Neudecker, Berlin State Library (Germany) 

Multimodal Perspectives for Digitised Newspapers

This talk will present recent advancements for digital curation of digitised documents on the basis of AI/ML through the Berlin State Library’s participation in the Qurator AI project. It will showcase most promising developments and opportunities for Document Analysis and Natural Language Processing, discuss some remaining challenges and future potentials.

Gerben Zaagsma, University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

‘Digital History and the Politics of Cultural Heritage Digitisation’

Ian Milligan, University of Waterloo (Canada)

‘Digitized Newspapers as Everyday Interdisciplinarity: The Transformation of Historical Scholarship’

Historical research has been fundamentally transformed by digitized newspapers over the past two decades. Yet historians have not considered the depth of this transformation; to do so requires a grappling with the ‘everyday interdisciplinarity’ of interfaces and platforms.


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Paper Presentations from NewsEye Contributors and Colleagues

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Moderated by Sally Chambers (KBR, the Royal Library of Belgium and Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities

  1. How Finnish was Finland’s First Newspaper? (Antti Kanner, Eetu Mäkelä, Jani Marjanen and Mikko Tolonen)
  2. Corpus Building Meets Text Mining: The creation of a topic-specific newspaper corpus on the topic of return migration using LDA and JSD (Sarah Oberbichler)
  3. Towards automated discourse change detection (Quan Duong and Lidia Pivovarova)

Closing discussion

5:45 PM

Led by Eva Pfanzelter (University of Innsbruck, Austria)