From July 17 through July 20, TRANSPOP’s postdoctoral researcher Anne Heyer attended the Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities in Riga, Latvia. The event was held at the National Library of Latvia, a building that stands as a symbol of Baltic countries’ commitment to innovation in knowledge creation.
For four days, Anne participated in numerous training sessions and lectures delivered by practitioners in the field of Digital Humanities like Fredrik Norén and Jan Rybicki. The sessions introduced Anne to tools like SketchEngine, NER, and Nodegoat, which will further equip her to develop research that relies on analyzing large text corpora. Given the recent push across Europe to make large, searchable text collections available online, Anne trusts that her newly-acquired skills will help consolidate the transnational and comparative dimension of the project.