The second Humanities at Scale Summer School “Bibliotheca Digitalis. Reconstitution of Early Modern Cultural Networks. From Primary Source to Data” took place from 4-8 July 2017 in Le Mans. The School has been supported by the Horizon 2020 funded project Humanities at Scale and the city of Le Mans, and has been coordinated by CESR (Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance) and the Médiathèque Louis-Aragon in the framework of the project Bibliothèques humanistes ligériennes (BHLi).
The Summer School hosted 20 trainees (PhD students, researchers, librarians, archivists), coming from more than 10 European countries, supervised by more than 20 speakers.
The Summer School provided introductory training in the application of digital methods to Early Modern Historical documents, notably:
– Digital transformation of raw textual data
– Extraction and indexing of onomastic and bibliographical data
– Alignment with prosopographic and bibliographic authority files
Also, it presented computation tools and methods for historical or literary analysis, focussing on:
– Data relevance
– Statistical and visual representations of data