Parthenos Training Suite, African Languages and Digital Humanities
On 5 September 2019, SADiLaR, in collaboration with CLARIN (Parthenos initiative) and DHASA, presented a training workshop on the use of the Parthenos Suite in African Language studies of and Digital Humanities. The workshop provided the participants with an overview of Digital Scholarship/Digital Humanities in the domain of linguistics and literature studies, an introduction to tools and platforms used in Digital Humanities, such as the Parthenos Training Suite, and specific practical skills to use of Voyant-tools for analysing text data.
Two esteemed members of CLARIN, Bente Maegaard and Steven Krauwer, presented during this workshop. SADiLaR members, Menno van Zaanen, Rooweither Mabuya and Mmasibidi Setaka, also gave presentations and training sessions.
The workshop was very well received. Some feedback from participants:
“These types of workshops are really helpful and they play a significant role in assisting researchers in finding apps/tools to use in data analysis”.
“The workshop was pleasantly informative. The things I’ve learned are relevant to my field of study – so I am very grateful”.