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DIVE+ and Digital Humanities

Throughout November and December DIVE+ will star in the minor Digital Humanities, specifically in the course Digital Hermeneutics and Visualisation. The minor is a collaboration of both UvA and VU, in which the focus is put on computational approaches in humanities research. The course focusses on the history and practice of Digital Hermeneutics; students will learn to analyse different techniques to present digital data and search results.

During the course the students will use DIVE+ as an example for creating a visualisation of a narrative. They will also evaluate DIVE+, the results of this will be used in a master’s thesis by Annemarie on the usability of DIVE in an educational setting.

Digital Humanities Crash Course

On October 21 Victor hosted a demonstration of DIVE during the Digital Humanities Crash Course at UvA.  Approximately 20 participants from different disciplines, mostly humanities, joined the demo. The participants got the opportunity to get a feel for DIVE by playing around with it, and searching for their own preferred research subject.

After exploring DIVE, the participants were asked to fill in a short questionnaire of which we will analyse the results shortly. This evaluation will give us some early feedback on the tool which can be used in further development of the project and in Annemarie’s thesis.