Summary of the second year of the conference Digital Data from a Humanities Researcher's Perspective

6 Dec 2021

For the second year, the participants of the online conference Digital Data from the Perspective of a Humanities Researcher had the opportunity to hear presentations from experts and researchers from the humanities. The conference, which took place on Tuesday 23 November 2021, once again offered a space for sharing knowledge and experience. Ways of working with digital data, new technologies such as 3D printing and the possibilities of making digital materials accessible were presented. In addition to academics and students from Masaryk University, we could virtually welcome visitors from other institutions and organizations. We present a summary of the individual presentations, including links to their recordings.

  • Recordings of the lectures are available in the digital library Medial.
  • Posters and annotations are available at virtual dashboard.​

Projectiles, dataset of research data of stone arrows of the older Bronze Age

Ludmila Kaňáková presented the Projectiles project, which is the outcome of five years of research on stone arrows in Central Europe. Both the context of the collection and the motivation to share the data were presented. The process of integration into the Digitalia MUNI ARTS infrastructure and the collaboration with the LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ project team on the creation of the new platform were also described.


Theatre 3D

Příspěvek autorů (Ivona Solčániová, Roman Brück, Karolína Stehlíková, Ivan Málek) názorně představil probíhající projekt Theatre 3D, který kombinuje znalosti z oboru divadelní historie a 3D tisku. Cílem projektu je vytvoření setu vytištěných 3D modelů divadelních budov a souvisejících artefaktů. Byl popsány jednotlivé procesní fáze projektu, od sběru podkladů, vytvoření 3D modelu a samotného tisku.


Making data available within the system of digital repositories of libraries and Webarchive in the Czech Republic

In his lecture, Zdenko Vozár presented a joint project of the National Library of the Czech Republic, the Moravian Library and the Library of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, which aims to make the data and metadata from the digital library available to all interested academics and the general public. This would be possible thanks to the export module under construction, which could be deployed to other digital libraries in the future. The interface for exporting texts from the Webarchive CR was also presented.


Curating data: digital platforms in Digitalia MUNI ARTS

In the last lecture, Michal Lorenz spoke about the Digitalia MUNI ARTS digital platform infrastructure, which was created within the national large research infrastructure LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ. Both curatorial and technical solutions, the importance of the infrastructure for academia and the general public, and development plans were presented.


A total of five posters were presented in the afternoon part of the conference. Participants could debate the posters with the speakers in separate virtual rooms.

General mirror of digital Asia

The General Mirror of Digital Asia database provides access to resources in the field of Asian Studies and a set of tools relevant to research in the field of Asia. Hashtags can also be used for better searching.

Quantitative Processing of Alchemical Texts: From Sign to Symbol

This poster presents the process of quantitative analysis of alchemical texts, from the establishment of a text corpus, which falls into the genre of so-called florilegia, to digital processing.

Tracing Intertextuality in the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project (BDMP) edition of Pas moi

The Beckett Digital Library Project allows for intertextual reference of Beckett's play Pas moi, thus painting a better picture of his creative process. Copyright laws do not allow access to the full poster as seen in the discussion. If you are more interested in this topic, please contact the author directly.

Analysing microblogging data from a linguist's perspective

The poster presented a dissertation project focused on the concept of 'influencer' identity on Instagram and the challenges associated with data collection and methodology development.

HUME Lab Research Infrastructure

HUME Lab is a research infrastructure at Masaryk University, supporting experimental research in the social sciences and humanities and providing researchers with space and tools for their projects.


We would like to thank all the speakers and participants and we look forward to further similar meetings.

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