Editorial

Welcome to the second issue of the eHumanities Group e-Magazine. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback and praise on the first issue with the new format.

We continue to have a full agenda, as digital humanities activities continue to proliferate in the Netherlands and elsewhere. Many members will be going to Lausanne in July for the Digital Humanities conference. Kim Jautze tells us a bit about the papers that members of the Riddle of Literary Quality project will be presenting. Kim also reflects on recent meeting the team had with their ‘think tank’, an opportunity for project members to reflect on what they had already achieved and what still needs to be done. If you missed it last time, have a look at Kim’s featured article in the first issue, about new stylometric tools and techniques. The CEDAR project about historical census data also organized a mid-project review meeting, including formal presentations as well as a hackathon. Merel Noorman brings us up-to-date with the stakeholder workshops held in Geneva and Amsterdam as part of the RECODE project about open access to research data. And, Jacky Hicks goes furthest afield – to Indonesia, to ‘ground truth’ the results of the computational approach to identifying elites.

We also appear to be a popular Amsterdam tourist destination. We have welcomed several visitors from around the world in recent months, including Esteban Romero Frías from Granada and Christine Borgman from UCLA. Esteban tells us a bit about his visit here. More details about Christine, a KNAW Visiting Professor, can be found on our website. Almila Akdag Salah will be joining us on a part-time basis soon, as part of the EINS project. She has already completed a ‘short-term scientific mission’ (STSM) to Lucca as part of KNOWeSCAPE. In the previous issue, Marcel Ausloos reported on his STSM here in Amsterdam. By the time you read this, our official Computational Humanities Visiting Fellow 2014, Ben Miller from Georgia State University will be here. He will make a presentation of his research on 15 May.

We continue to organize ‘new trends in ehumanities’ meetings every Thursday afternoon, and have an exciting programme lined up for the rest of this academic year. Our autumn programme is also beginning to fill up. If you would like to make a presentation, please contact me (sallyDOTwyattATehumanitiesDOTknawDOTnl)
Keep an eye on our website for more announcements of forthcoming visitors, activities and events.
Finally, some personal news. Members of the eHumanities Group not only manage to be intellectually active and productive, but also to do so on many other levels. Congratulations to Christophe Guéret and his partner Jennifer, who had a baby boy in February. Congratulations also to Corina Koolen on the birth of her daughter, Tessel, in March. All parents and babies are doing well.