The Digital Humanities are booming. However, philosophy is underrepresented in the Digital Humanities. This workshop has three aims: (i) to present computational methods that can be used by philosophers; (ii) to present research in which philosophical problems are studied by means of computational methods; (iii) to reflect on the relevance of research in the Digital Humanities for research in the humanities and philosophy.

Everyone interested in the digital humanities and philosophy is cordially invited!

Attendance is free, but please *register *by sending an e-mail to

Location: VU University (Main Building, Room HG-02A06 ) (directions )


10.30 - 10.45: Coffee + Tea

10.45 - 11.15: Introduction: Digital Humanities and Philosophy , by Arianna Betti & Hein van den Berg (VU Amsterdam)

11.15 - 12.15: Natural Language Processing for Digital _ _Humanities , by Caroline Sporleder (University of Trier)

12.15 - 13.30: Lunch (at own expenses, sorry!)

13.30 - 14.30: Uncovering Philosophical Influence by Digital _ _Humanities , by Rens Bod (University of Amsterdam)

14:30- 15.30: Armchair with a Monitor: Using Computer-Based _ _Linguistic Text _ _Corpora for Philosophical Purposes , by Roland Bluhm (TU Dortmund)

15.30 - 16.00: Coffee + Tea

16.00 - 17.00: Distributionalism: Meaning or Discourse , by Aurelie Herbelot (University of Potsdam)

17.00- 18.00: Digital Humanities Strategies for analyzing _ _Enlightenment thought and practices: two examples from book _ _history and emotion studies , by Inger Leemans (VU Amsterdam)

18.00 - 18.15: General Discussion

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