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.

Launch of EVILINHD: LINHD’s new Virtual Research Environment

It is a pleasure for us to announce the official release of our Virtual Research Environment EVI-LINHD

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EVI-LINHD is a cloud platform free and open-source to create Digital Humanities projects which contains a XML-TEI digital edition tool and processing model based on eXist, a space to create digital libraries using Omeka and the power of WordPress to design beautiful websites for the projects. Users are able to create a project from the beginning to the end and share it with their team members. The project has been funded by MINECO FFI2014-57961-R.

The launch event will take place on next Wednesday 19th October, at the School of Economics of UNED, Sala Saenz Torrecilla, at 16:00h,Paseo Senda del Rey, 11, Madrid. It will also be broadcasted online here:

The event is free but you are very welcome to register here:

We hope to welcome you in this event which will mark a hit in the history of the Spanish Digital Humanities!

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The event agenda can be downloaded here: