DigiHUBB Days, 28-29.11.2019

Transylvania Digital Humanities Centre (DigiHUBB), Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

The second edition of DigiHUBB Days starts on 27th November 10:00-17:00, with a pre-conference workshop on Nodegoat, at the Center for Population Studies (str. Avram Iancu, no. 68, 5th floor). The conference will continue at the Faculty of History and Philosophy (str. Napoca, no. 11, Sala Ferdinand).

Full Program Here

Workshop introductiv în analiza rețelelor – nodegoat workshop, 27.11.2019

Nodegoat workshop, Transylvania Digital Humanities Centre (DigiHUBB), Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

În ziua de 27 noiembrie 2019, echipa de dezvoltatori a soft-ului de management de date, vizualizare și analiză a rețelelor și proiecție geografică Nodegoat (https://nodegoat.net/) organizează la Cluj un workshop de prezentare și utilizare a acestui program informatic.

Workshop-ul este organizat în colaborare cu DigiHUBB, Centrul de Studiere a Populației și Facultatea de Istorie și Filosofie și face parte din evenimentele asociate DigiHUBB Days 2019.

În cadrul workshop-ului se asigură instruirea gratuită a unui număr de 15 studenți, masteranzi, doctoranzi sau cercetători, ale căror interese științifice sunt legate de gestiunea datelor (istorice, statistice, sociologice etc.), vizualizarea și proiecția lor geografică. Evenimentul reprezintă o oportunitate, atât prin interacțiunea directă cu dezvoltatorii unui program informatic consacrat pe piață, cât și prin faptul că este realizat gratuit. În acest sens, încurajăm studenții, masteranzii, doctoranzii, cercetătorii și în general orice persoană interesată de aplicațiile în cercetare ale programelor de gestiune și vizualizare a datelor să se înscrie, sau să ne contacteze pentru detalii. Deoarece numărul de locuri este limitat, este posibil să existe și un proces de selecție.

Pentru înscrieri sau informații suplimentare, vă rugăm să ne contactați la adresele de e-mail: vladutpopovici@yahoo.com sau radavarga@gmail.com, sau pe Facebook, până cel târziu în data de 15 noiembrie 2019.

Digital History Workshop, Bucharest, 18-19.11.2016

The Faculty of History of the University of Bucharest and the Centre Régional Francophone de Recherches Avancées en Sciences Sociales, University of Bucharest, in cooperation with the National Archives or Romania and the Transylavania Centre for Digital Humanities DIGIHUBB organize a workshop of digital history, on 18th-19th of November 2016, at the Faculty of History (Bd. Regina Elisabeta, nr. 8-12, Bucharest). By bringing together several projects of digital history and from Europe (Romania, Hungary, France) and representatives of the Romanian National Archives, Open Society Archives and the National Archives of Hungary the Workshop aims to map out the latest developments and research directions in the field of digital history, and to present different practices, benefits and limitations of digital history (research & public engagement objectives, technical challenges and solutions designed to meet these objectives).

The first day is dedicated to the presentations of participants’ projects. The second day of the event will include a half-day round-table reserved for discussions and conclusions regarding the future of the domain, involving all participants as well as invited guests. The languages of the workshop will be English and French. A project supported by CNCS-UEFISCDI, grant nr. PN-II-PCE-2012-4-0594 (www.andco.ro).


Explorations in Textual Digital Analysis for the Humanities and Social Sciences, 14-15.05.2015

5th Workshop of the Research Programme “Clash of Civilizations or Peaceful Co-evolution? Intercultural Contact in the Age of Globalization”

The Institute for Global Studies, in collaboration with the DigiHUBB – Transilvania Centre for Digital Humanities, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, invites national and international scholars to convene for 2 days, to discuss, explore and develop their technological and humanistic imagination in relation to text analysis.


Given the continuous online content development, archiving, storing and presentation combined with the relatively recent efforts of public and private institutions to digitalize public domain texts and documents from different historical times, digital textual analysis is an increasingly productive research method in the social sciences. In this workshop, we address the principles, methods, and problems of exploring historical texts as data, with particular relevance to intercultural conflict and harmony in the historical regions of Banat and Transylvania.

Text analysis is a broadly defined research method to reveal semantic structures and relationships, textual patterns and statistics. In the late 1950s, H. P. Luhn published a paper detailing his “exploratory” research based on excerpts of technical papers and magazines with the ultimate goal of producing abstracts. His research consisted of text mining and analytics in which the “machine” would measure the significance of words and sentences based on analytical information of frequency and distribution. Some 60 years later, a multitude of computer software stands ready to help the scholar with text analysis.

Text analysis enables the investigation of vast amounts of text, text as data. Our workshop will explore the most productive methods of digital textual analysis currently available and applicable in cultural historical research, such as:

  • Text Mining / Data Retrieval
  • R and Digital Text Analysis
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Network Analysis and Information Visualization

Organizing committee

Prof. Mihai I. Spariosu, University of Babeș-Bolyai, University of Georgia, Athens

Prof. Gheorghe Stefan, Polytechnic University of Bucharest

Dr. Adela Fofiu, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

Dr. Corina Moldovan, DigiHUBB, Cluj-Napoca

The workshop will take please in room T2 at the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University (85 Minerilor street, Cluj-Napoca).

The programme of the event is available here