LiNHD and POSTDATA at the Time Machine Pillar 1 Workshops Meeting in Amsterdam

After the initial meetings in early March of the present year, the Time Machine Project organized the Pillar 1 Workshops Meeting in Amsterdam last week. The main goal of the 2-day meeting was to start working on the different project roadmaps, which will be presented to the European Commission next year for its final approval.

Upon arrival to the meetings, hosted at the University of Amsterdam many buildings in the city center, I met Gustavo Riva who joined the project a couple of months ago and is helping in the overall organization. Frederic Kaplan, from the EPFL and part of the Time Machine Coordination & Support Action Executive Team, gave an inaugural presentation of the project and the main objectives to meet during this first year funded by the European Commission with one million euros. Afterwards, the attendees were split into groups to work in the different themes. LiNHD POSTDATA aims to be involved in Computing and AI, which is part of the Work Package 2, together with Data and Theory. In terms of Computing and AI, POSTDATA has a lot to offer in terms of expertise in Natural Language Processing for old-Spanish and other European languages. As per Data, the core of POSTDATA is to develop an ontology of the European Poetry, which enables to contribute in the modeling aspects necessary of the Time Machine.

Another important aspect that relates more to LiNHD is the notion of the Local Time Machines, for which the laboratory might be able to start a collaboration with some local actors in Madrid.

Overall, despite a mildly worrisome sense of vastness, the project seems well positioned and on track. Major collaborators are already taking a central role, which is of the utmost importance for the success of the project at the European level. Next year the European Commission will announce the grantees of the next 10-year projects. Hopefully, Time Machine will be there and LiNHD POSTDATA will be involved.

DayofDH 2017

Dear friends,

For the third consecutive year the LINHD, with the collaboration of HD CAICYT, organizes the DayofDH 2017. You can access from now on at

As you all know, DayofDH is a project that aims to reflect a day in the life and work of a digital humanist. This event  attracts people from different points of the planet every year to document, through text and images, their activities. The purpose of the project is to unite the contributions of the participants in a single resource that seeks to answer the question of “What exactly do digital humanists do?”.

It is our intention that the DayofDH platform will account for the participation of the largest number of stakeholders in the HD and that it is really a global meeting. Therefore, we want to encourage you to organize activities for the broadcasting of the web, to exchange information with your colleagues from all over the planet, to create groups, blogs and events. And, of course, to join the virtual activities we will organizate in order to enrich this great event.

On the one hand, we ask you for spread the DayofDH website from your associations, that you actively participate in it and propose activities, you believe groups, blogs, etc. All suggestions are welcome. We will put in the footer of the website each one of the logos of the associations that collaborate in this with us.

We look forward to your participation!

Elena González-Blanco (UNED, Madrid) and Gimena del Río (CONICET, Argentina)

We open the enrollment period for our Digital Humanities courses

We are pleased to announce that registration is open for our Digital Humanities long term courses.

The courses are guided and adapted to the students’ different profiles, and includ various materials (texts, images, videos), offered through a web platform, where students interact with teachers as well as communicate with their peers.

All courses can be completed online and from anywhere in the world, thanks to flexible schedules.

This year we are offering the following programs:


Professional Expert in Digital Humanities (3rd edition), 30 credits, from January to September 2017


Professional expert in Digital Academic Edition (2nd Edition), 30 credits, from January to September 2017


Text Analysis and Stilometry with R (new!), 6 credits, from January to May 2017


The new course Text Analysis and Stylometry with R stands out in our offer. This course is a result of the positive experiences we have had in recent years and our desire to innovate and constantly improve in order to provide to our students practical and valuable textual analysis tools. It is one of the courses required by students in our field because of its potential to boost a career and provide a competitive advantage in today’s labour market.

Registration is open until 1st December but admissions are limited so we encourage you to enrol as soon as possible and avoid disappointment. All courses will start in January 2017.

Starting this year, in order to increase our training capabilities and to stay ahead in technological innovation, we have created together with the School of Computer Science the Training Centre for Digital and Technology Innovation  where can be seen all the courses we are offering together.

All courses are designed for distance learning and will be taught completely online and in Spanish (although they are open to non-Spanish speakers as well). We are offering special discounts and study aids that can be consulted on the respective pages.

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Our mission is to offer a path to the future for professionals that want to join us in the challenging world of Digital Humanities!

“Open session 18th January: Labs as a focus of innovation in the academic life: Metalab@Harvard and LINHD@UNED “

LINHD organiza en la UNED, en el Salón de Actos de la Facultad de CC. Políticas y Sociología, una jornada de intercambio de experiencias en innovación. El 18 de enero se analizarán los procesos de innovación en Laboratorios de Humanidades Digitales en las universidades, con el director de Metalab de Harvard como invitado. Para clausurar un curso organizado por la empresa de humanidades Liceus, Indra e Innolabs.

La jornada, que viene a clausurar un completo curso de Innolabs de Innovación en la educación titulado “la educación al revés”, pretende ser un foro de encuentro entre laboratorios de Humanidades Digitales, para dar a conocer sus proyectos e intercambiar experiencias innovadoras en las universidades. Dirigido a todos aquellos que tengan interés en conocer estos espacios de innovación.

Contribuyendo a un debate abierto y fructífero sobre las técnicas empleadas, factores a favor y en contra, y mejores prácticas para iniciarse o mejorar las metodologías empleadas en el ámbito de las Humanidades Digitales. Con este encuentro se pretende hacer ver que aplicar determinados tipos de innovación en Humanidades Digitales es posible.


La jornada contará con la presencia como invitado especial de Jeffrey Schnapp, Profesor de Lenguas Romances y Literatura, Harvard, Director de Metalab Harvard. y Director del Centro Berkmann de Internet. Su trabajo es pionero en el ámbitos de las humanidades digitales y enfoques aumentados digitalmente a la programación cultural, incluye colaboraciones curatoriales con la Triennale di Milano, el Centro de Cantor de las Artes Visuales, el Wolfsonian-FIU, y el Centro Canadiense de Arquitectura. Su proyecto “Trento Túneles” se presentó en el pabellón italiano de la Bienal de Venecia de 2010 y en el “MAXXI de Roma en RE-CICLO”.


Participará en la jornada José L. Caramés Lage, director del Laboratorio de las Humanidades de la Universidad de Oviedo. Profesor Titular de Filología Inglesa, Director de Relaciones Internacionales, Vicedecano de Relaciones Internacionales, Director de Cursos de Extranjeros, Director del Instituto de Idiomas y, Secretario del Departamento de Filología Anglogermánica y Francesa y Director del Instituto Español de Prospectiva en la Educación Superior (IEPES).



También contaremos con la intervención de nuestra Directora del “Laboratorio en Innovación de Humanidades Digitales (LINHD) y Presidenta de la Asociación de Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas, Elena Gónzalez-Blanco, que además de su labor desarrollada en España es miembro del Comité Ejecutivo de la European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH),del Centernet International Executive Committee for DH centers, del Scientific Advisory Board de CLARIN , del comité directivo de Global Outlook: Digital Humanities, del ADHO Awards Commitee, y del Conference Coordinating Commitee de ADHO, y del TEI TAPAS Advisory Board.

El acto tendrá lugar en el Salón de Actos de la Facultad de CC. Políticas y Sociología  la UNED,
C/ del Obispo Trejo 2-Madrid.

Os invitamos a participar, la asistencia es libre y abierta, para los que no podáis asistir presencialmente se retrasmitirá en directo, en la página del LINHD y a través de Canal UNED.

¿Quieres un folleto informativo con el programa?.



A continuación os dejamos el programa:


10: 30 Recepción de asistentes.

11:00 Inauguración de la jornada por las autoridades académicas de la UNED

11:15 Innolabs EDU: Ecosistema de innovación para empresas y profesionales de la Educación. Pilar Moreno Directora de Liceus

11:30 La Educación al Revés. Henri Mennens INDRA

11:45 Presentación Proyectos Innovación empresas participantes Programa:

  • Ricardo Carramiñana, Gerente EADIC Escuela Abierta de Desarrollo en Ingeniería y Construcción: Programa personalizado de actualización para Ingenieros.
  • Francisco Mesa Tabares, Director General Eurocampus Formación y Consultoría: INNOLABS-HORECA Innovación en la formación para empresas de Hostelería, Restauración y Catering.
  • Cándido J. Toledano Socio Anexa Consultoría: Innovación para evolución en Centros de Formación.
  • Leire Ovejero y Alicia Casado, Centro San Luis: Suma en San Luis: 1 + 1 = 3
  • Pilar Moreno Collado Directora Liceus: Diseñando el Anti-Master nuevos modelos formativos para nuevos estudiantes.

13:00 Laboratorios de Humanidades. Innovación en las Universidades José L. Caramés Lage (Universidad de Oviedo)

13:15 Elena González-Blanco García Directora LINHD-UNED Laboratorio de Humanidades Digitales de la UNED.

13:30 Jeffrey T. Schnapp Director Metalab-HARVARD Laboratorios de Humanidades- Innovación Universitaria – Evolución y futuro.

14:15 Debate

14:30 Clausura de la Jornada

¡Felices Fiestas!

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España avanza su inclusión en DARIAH

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