Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities 2021: "Digital Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences" | National Library of Estonia

Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities 2021: "Digital Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences"


23 - 26 August 2021
National Library of Estonia
Tallinn, Estonia and online


Due to the COVID-19 situation, physical participation in the event will require
a valid Covid-19 passport or certificate. 


Welcome to the Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities “Digital Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences“.

This year’s summer school is a joint venture of two summer schools: Digital Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences (University of Tartu) and Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities (National Library of Latvia). And the the lecturers and students will gather in the National Library of Estonia, Tallinn and/or on the web.

The summer school aims to provide an introduction to data analysis and methodological principles for working with (digital) data in humanities and social sciences. There are four keynote lectures by leading experts in their fields and nine practical workshops focusing on, for example, data analysis and visualisation, automatic text indexing and social media analysis.

PhD and MA students and supervisors from all fields of humanities and social sciences are welcome. Researchers and specialists working in relevant positions as well as guests from memory institutions are also invited to attend.

2 ECTS can be awarded for full participation, additional 1 ECTS for PhD students presenting in the Student Sessions workshop. This means attending the keynote lecture and one workshop every day. Attendance is verified by signing the participation list or by the participation logs of the conference platform.

Participation in the summer school is free of charge.

For participants who are members of the organising graduate schools, accommodation will be arranged. Other participants will need to organise their own accommodation.

The summer school is organised on the initiative of Centre for Digital Humanities and Information Society at University of Tartu (CDHIS) and the National Library of Estonia with the support from the Graduate School of Linguistics, Philosophy and Semiotics; Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts.

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Organising committee

  • Liina Lindström, Head of CDHIS, Professor of Estonian Language at University of Tartu,

  • Peeter Tinits, Specialist of Digital Humanities, National Library of Estonia / University of Tartu,

  • Jane Makke, Head of Library Services Development Centre at the National Library of Estonia,

  • Mariann Proos, Project manager at the Graduate School for Arts and Humanities, University of Tartu,

  • Andres Karjus, Senior Fellow at the ERA Chair for Cultural Data Analytics, Tallinn University,

  • Urmas Sinisalu, Specialist of Data Management at the National Library of Estonia,

  • Andres Kimber, Project manager at CDHIS,

  • Tanel Saimre, specialist of digital humanities specialist,


The event is taking place with the support of:

  • European Regional Development Fund (University of Tartu ASTRA Project PER ASPERA)

  • Nordplus program (National library of Estonia project “Going Beyond Search: Advancing Digital Competences in Libraries and Research Communities”)

  • Creative Europe Programme of the European Union (National Library of Estonia project “Open Digital Libraries for Creative Users”)