There are few things that influence us as much as the stories we hear when we are kids. Despite the overwhelming amount of content in the media that is targeted at children, folk and fairy tales are still popular. Their motifs and narrative patterns remain beloved across generations. Fairy tales are retold, modernized, and adapted for contemporary recipients. Moreover, they carry cultural knowledge beyond borders, and across times.
In this colloquium, we will investigate the different ways of engaging with folk and fairy tales in Digital Humanities contexts. We will briefly spotlight single research objectives, data resources, and the use of folk and fairy tales in DH teaching. We will discuss some difficulties that can arise when working with historical versions of folkloristic material.
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Natural Language Generation for Agglutinating African Languages - A brief overview
4 May 2022
Amanda du Preez
Thinking Through Images: Approaching Aby Warburg and the Digital Arts and Humanities